The Dennos Museum Center


The museum has a strong tradition of support from volunteers. Approximately 120 volunteers are working in nearly every department of the Museum, providing services to visitors and assisting the professional staff behind the scenes. Volunteering is a great way to meet new and interesting people, learn more about art and support the Museum. See details below for more information.

Reception Desk
These volunteers answer visitor questions, give directions and provide information about the programs, events and activities of the Dennos Museum Center.
Contact Gale Cook at 

Docents are trained guides who provide tours and other welcoming and educational services to school children, families and adults. Volunteers in this area are asked to make a two-year commitment that includes an on-going training program which meets weekly during the months of September through early June.
Contact Jason Dake at

Museum Education Assistants
Education Department Volunteers work independently and in committees on special projects with the Curator of Education.  We welcome Education Department volunteers to help with Family Days (a great opportunity for families to volunteer together) and ushering assistance for educational concerts and workshops. A desire to benefit the museum and the ability to work independently are the only qualifications.
Contact Jason Dake at

Museum Store
Museum Store volunteers assist in all aspects of retail operation. Cusstomer service, store merchandising and cleaning, and receiving and pricing new merchandise are some of the duties for this corps of volunteers.
Contact Terry Tarnow at

Museum Library
These volunteers assist with cataloging, filing and circulation of library materials.
Contact Jason Dake at

Hospitality volunteers plan and host receptions for exhibition openings and various Dennos Museum Center social functions. Taking inventory of reception supplies, setting up and decorating reception areas, serving food and beveragesand participating in clean-up are all part of the Hospitality Committee's function.
Contact Gale Cook at 

Gallery Guards
For special exhibitions, volunteers are needed to watch over the Museum galleries.
Contact Gale Cook at 

It Begins Within

Mon-Sat 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun 1–5 p.m.
Thurs - Open until 8 p.m.
Closed on major holidays

Adults $6
Children $4
NMC Students FREE with ID
Museum members FREE

If you are planning to attend an event at the Dennos Museum Center and have a disability requiring any special assistance, please notify us at or (231) 995-1055 as soon as possible.