Join in the fun and serve as a volunteer at the Durango Arts Center!

There are a variety of activities and programs, hours of service and days of the week that are the perfect combination for you and DAC.  Help out at one of our fundraising events; greet visitors to the Barbara Conrad Gallery; lend your expertise to installing an exhibition; or provide much needed administrative support for day-to-day functions.

DAC welcomes individuals who value the mission of the DAC. Each year, more than 100 volunteers contribute an estimated 4,500 hours to DAC’s general operations and programming. Sometimes volunteers contribute on a one-time basis, while other “lifers” have contributed to DAC for the breadth of its 40 year existence.

There are many benefits to volunteering:

  • We are a community-service organization, and we provide an opportunity for you to use your skills, talents and experience;
  • You may receive complimentary tickets to events
  • You receive a 10% discount on purchases in our galleries
  • DAC proudly celebrates volunteers annually at an Appreciation event (typically occurring in December) 

We look forward to your participation in the continual development of DAC as a vital arts, educational and cultural institution.  Please take a moment to check the list below that outlines current volunteer opportunities or you may have an idea of your own.

Support art in your community … Volunteer at DAC!






Volunteer Info

To apply for volunteer opportunities at DAC, please fill out the Online Application Form. If you have any questions, you can reach Selena Trujillo at (970) 259-2606, Ext 13 or by email.


GALLERY ATTENDANT —The gallery attendant provides information about the current exhibit to visitors to the Barbara Conrad Gallery, assists with art sales and performs administrative duties.

HOSPITALITY—Provide assistance at art openings and other events sponsored by the Durango Arts Center. Duties include staffing a cash wine bar, making and serving a non-alcoholic punch, supervising the food table, disposing of trash and cleaning the kitchen and reception area.

CLERICAL—Data entry, filing, preparing bulk mailings and a variety of other clerical tasks.

CONCESSIONS/USHERING—The DAC is a venue for a variety of concerts and other performances for which this assistance is needed from time to time.

DAC KIDS’ EDUCATION—Assist instructor in DAC art classes; Assist teacher in our After-School Arts Program in the 9R district schools; help inventory and organize art supply office at the DAC.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE—Watering flower boxes, repairing walls after exhibits take-down, cleaning, painting and a variety of other tasks.

DURANGO AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL—A beloved, highly attended community celebration of fine arts & fine crafts, DAC relies on countless volunteers to help with set-up and take-down of the festival, information booth and a variety of other tasks.


EXHIBITS COMMITTEE—The exhibits committee assists in the selection of annual exhibits; contributes to the preparation and installation of exhibits; coordination and development of necessary educational materials and media information; correspondence and contracts; inter-committee communication; reception coordination and selection of jurors.

DOCENT COMMITTEE—Docents conduct tours of the exhibits in the Barbara Conrad Gallery and participate in community outreach through the Art in the Schools Program.

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE—Community members and board members work closely with the executive director and director of development to review, monitor and lead the various raising of funds to support DAC operations. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE—Chaired by DAC’s board treasurer, the finance committee provides oversight of DAC’s financial resources.