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The Delaware Contemporary offers a wide range of opportunities in an engaging, inclusive work environment. As the region’s leading contemporary art space, we design and create a desire for contemporary culture. Our staff, teaching artists, and interns are devoted to contemporary art and ideas and celebrate creativity, openness, and tolerance. We are committed to sharing the most thought-provoking contemporary art and hope you will join us in exploring the art, ideas, and issues of our time. See below for current opportunities:



This position is a member of the senior administrative team reporting to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the planning, execution, and evaluation of fundraising and development initiatives for the museum in conjunction with the Executive Director, Chair of the Board Development Committee, and Board of Directors. The Development Manager establishes fundraising priorities and objectives; creates fundraising strategies to meet specific program goals; identifies and profiles current and prospective corporate, individual, and foundation prospects, and with the Executive Director, develops and cultivates positive relations with donors and prospects, and solicits and stewards major donors. The position is responsible for researching, writing, and reporting on all grant initiatives. An ability to exhibit a true commitment to and effectively communicate The Delaware Contemporary’s goals, mission, history and vision for the future are important aspects of this position. The new Development Manager will collaborate with the outgoing Development Manager to transition and prioritize duties based on the candidate’s abilities and strengths.

Application deadline: August 17, 2018



Join our roster of diverse and talented professional Teaching Artists and share your passion for the arts with students of all ages. The Delaware Contemporary offers a range of outreach programs with numerous partner organizations and in-house programming that inspire Pre-K students to life long learners. 

Submit your letter of interest and CV to Leslie ShafferInterim Director of Education: lshaffer@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7106


A Part-Time Security Guard is needed for weekend and evening hours at the Delaware Contemporary. The hours would include working Saturdays 10am - 5pm, and/or Sundays 12pm - 5pm, and evening coverage during special events (such as First Friday Art on the Town evenings). Part-time guards at the Delaware Contemporary are many times artists still in school or recently graduated, who want to remain involved in the art-related field. Additional security and CPR experience is a plus.

General Description: The Part-Time Security Guard is to ensure a positive, safe and secure environment for the entire facility. This includes the public viewing contemporary art in the galleries, the studio artists in the facilities, and the office area for the staff. The Security Guard is responsible for the overall well-being of the artwork, public safety, building safety, and employee safety at all times while on duty.

Anyone interested should contact Security and Facilities Manager  Chad Hughes: securitymanager@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7114.

Deadline: Ongoing



The Delaware Contemporary, a non-collecting art museum located on Wilmington’s Riverfront, is seeking a 20 hour per week Education Intern for an approximately 12 week internship. The Education Intern assists the Director of Education and Education Associate with administrative duties and research associated with varied and numerous education programs. The Education Intern is responsible for assistance with administrative duties, program documentation, and the marketing/communication of The Delaware Contemporary education programs to the public. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in contemporary art and to those wishing to pursue a career in educational work. 



Volunteers are needed for events, museum family programming, and office assistance. Submit a volunteer application and we'll find the opportunity that fits your interest. Contact Meagan Mika (mmika@decontemporary.org) for more information.



Guides are a vital part of the museum’s educational mission, as well as an important link between The Delaware Contemporary and the community. Selected applicants will develop theme-based interactive tours and lead children and adult groups through The Delaware Contemporary galleries. No previous teaching or art experience is required– just commitment and an enthusiasm for learning and sharing information. The application is available online, or you can apply in person at the Delaware Contemporary front desk.

Contact Leslie ShafferInterim Director of Education: lshaffer@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7106