2017 DMA Teen Ambassador Application
Thanks for your interest in joining the 2017 Teen Ambassador Program this summer at the Dallas Museum of Art!

The DMA Teen Ambassador program is an opportunity to actively get involved with their community, practice valuable leadership and speaking skills, and meet new people. Teen Ambassadors are trained to give tours, host story-times for families, and lead art-making activities in our galleries. They are closely mentored by museum staff members, and have several opportunities during the summer to work on special projects that help us create new programs for teens and children. They also get perks with volunteering, like free parking in our garage, admission to special exhibits, and exclusive workshops and tours.

After completing a three day orientation, which will consist of informational sessions, hands-on gallery experiences, and role-playing exercises led by Museum staff, Teen Ambassadors will be prepared to lead gallery experiences and assist with DMA family programs.

Qualified students should meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade or equivalent
- Have a background and/or interest in visual arts, art making, and museums
- Comfortable with engaging visitors of all ages and backgrounds, especially young children
- Must be able to commit to at least 20 hours over the course of the summer, up to a maximum of 40 hours.
- Must have reliable transportation to and from the Dallas Museum of Art

Please keep in mind that most shifts will be available Monday through Friday between 10:00 and 3:00pm. There are limited opportunities to volunteer during the evening or on weekends. Before applying, think about how being a Teen Ambassador would fit into your other summer commitments (summer school, vacations, jobs, etc.).

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

Application DUE: Saturday, April 29 at 11:59pm

Applicants will be notified of acceptance to the interview stage on Wednesday, May 3rd by 5:00pm. Interviews will be held at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday, May 13th from 2:00-4:00pm.

The 2017 Teen Ambassador Program runs from June 12th - August 11th. The mandatory orientation will occur June 3rd-5th, 2017. Teen Ambassadors must complete orientation to participate in the program.

If you have any questions about the program or this application, contact Jessica Thompson, Manager of Teen Programs, at jthompson@dma.org. Good luck!

I. Contact Information
First Name
Your answer
Last Name
Your answer
E-mail address
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Phone Number
Your answer
Street Address
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City
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Zip code
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What school do you attend?
If you are homeschooled, please enter 'Homeschool'.
Your answer
What grade will you be entering in the fall?
Do you speak a language other than English? If so, what language(s)?
Please only answer if you feel confident enough to hold a conversation with a visitor in a second language.
Your answer
II. Emergency Contact Information
Please provide the contact information for a family member, guardian, or friend to contact in case of an emergency.
First Name
Your answer
Last Name
Your answer
Relationship
Your answer
Phone Number
Your answer
E-mail Address
Your answer
III. Interests and Activities
Please answer all of the questions below. Your answer should not exceed 150 words.
What extra-curricular activities are you involved in (hobbies, interests, work, volunteering, etc.)?
Your answer
Tell us about a time when your words or actions weren't perceived the way you intended them to be. How did you handle it?
Your answer
We are looking for teens that are passionate about working with others and are interested in their community. When have you used your passion to create change in your life or contribute to your community?
Your answer
IV. Short response
Please answer one (1) of the following questions below. Your answer should not exceed 300 words.
Let's say you post a video on Youtube that goes viral - over one million views in 24 hours. What would that video be about?
Your answer
Tell us about your favorite museum experience and why that experience was special to you. Don't feel limited to art museums!
Your answer
This is one of our favorite paintings at the DMA. What's going on here? Be creative and tell us this painting's story!
Your answer
V. Time Commitment
Teen Ambassadors are asked to commit to volunteering 20 hours over the course of the summer, up to a maximum of 40 hours. Most shifts will be available Monday-Friday from 10:00-3:00pm and there are limited volunteering opportunities on evenings and weekends. Hours must be completed between June 13th and August 11th. Teen Ambassadors must also commit to attending a mandatory three day orientation on June 3rd - June 5th. Teen Ambassadors must attend orientation to participate in the program.
I have read and understand the time commitment expected of me as a Teen Ambassador.
Please initial.
Your answer
If selected for an interview, I will be invited to interview at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday, May 13. I am available for this date, and understand this is the only interview opportunity for the program.
Please initial.
Your answer
If accepted into the program, I can attend the mandatory orientation, and volunteering during the summer fits with my other summer commitments.
Please initial.
Your answer
VI. Reference
Provide the name and contact information for one reference (ie. teacher, adviser, employer, etc.). This reference should NOT be a friend or family member.
First Name
Your answer
Last Name
Your answer
E-mail address
Your answer
Phone number
Your answer
Relationship to you
Your answer
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