Jobs & Internships

Application Deadline

Friday, August 1, 2014

Department

Exhibitions & Collections Services

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

Assist on an on-call basis with registration projects and processing involving the creation and maintenance of registration records, database records management and documentation for incoming and outgoing art. Assist in coordinating shipping, packing, cataloging, conditioning, and numbering of artwork. Scheduling requirements are flexible M-F and based on project budget availability.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Process incoming and outgoing acquisitions, loans, and deaccessions by cataloging artwork on the database, undertaking temporary digital photography, conducting condition reporting, and arranging archival storage housing, object numbering, and staging in storage.
  • Undertake data-entry of incoming and outgoing art as well as generate registration documentation (receipts, shipment notifications, loan agreements, packing lists, inventory lists, hard file generation) for incoming and outgoing art.
  • Assist with storage inventories and special projects relating to the file room, collections database, other research projects, and researching collection queries
  • Input digitized images and other media on the collections database
  • Assist with courier coordination
  • Assist with overall movement and staging of artwork

 

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skill & Abilities

  • Knowledge of professional museum registration, art handling and general collections management theory and practices.
  • Computer and database management skills essential
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Detail and multi-task oriented

Education or Formal Training

Bachelor’s degree in art history, anthropology, museum studies or related field.

Experience

One year experience in registration or collections management in a museum or gallery environment. Prior condition reporting experience preferred.

Additional Information

MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT USED DIRECTLY:

  • Computer
  • Digital camera
  • A-frame, furniture, dolly, pallet jack

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Museum, off-site storage
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Lifting, pushing, or pulling up to 40 lbs.
  • Standing, walking, sitting, and climbing on ladders
  • Eye/hand/foot coordination

This is a part-time position with no benefits.  Posting closes August 1, 2014.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to the Human Resources Department at hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line of your email.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

 

Application Deadline

Friday, August 1, 2014

Department

Education

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

This is an excellent opportunity for an entry level, tech savvy educator or museum-curious experience designer, to assist the Education Department’s Manager of Digital Engagement Programs in developing, testing, uploading, and organizing engaging interpretive content for delivery on various platforms. This is a part-time position, less than 30hrs. per week.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understand and respond to the needs, desires, and capabilities of our community and visitors.
  • Assist Manager in developing and sharing digital engagement skills across the department.
  • Assist Manager in developing systems to track project management and progress along with user activity.
  • Conduct research for a variety of projects and programs.
  • Conduct user experience testing, interviewing, and evaluation.
  • Enter data & content into various Content Management Systems.
  • Work with cross-departmental staff to install & test projects in the galleries and with visitors.

 Other Duties and Responsibilities

Provide other digital programs support duties as needed.

 

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skill & Ability

  • Proficiency with the interwebs, mobile app capabilities, social media platforms, Adobe programs, video and audio files, digital asset management tools and digital publishing platforms like Wordpress, etc.
  • Ability to understand and genuine curiosity in current digital trends (apps, mobile web, iBeacons, tablets, and games).  
  • Experience interacting with and understanding the needs of people. *Bonus if you’re familiar with human-centered design and design thinking. **Double bonus if you have experience with museum visitors specifically.
  • Proven organizational skills
  • High level of professionalism and great interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Data visualization skills a bonus.
  • Proven research skills.

Education or Formal Training

    • B.A. in art history, visual arts, education, design, anthropology, or human-centered technology. Will consider other training or education if related.

Experience

    • 1 year in museum education, curatorial, social science, or digital program development.

Additional Information

Material and Equipment Directly Used (office equipment, tools, lifts, vehicles, etc.)

  • Computer – data entry and Internet
  • Smartphones, iPads & tablets, various CMS
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

 Working Environment/Physical Activities (lifting, coordination, temperature, hazards, interruptions, etc.)

  • Sitting, working with hands, talking, hearing, vision
  • Written and oral comprehension
  • Potential for occasionally working from home / remotely

 

 

This is a part-time position with no benefits.  Posting closes August 1, 2014.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to the Human Resources Department at hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line of your email.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

 

Application Deadline

Friday, August 8, 2014

Department

Communications

Job or Internship

Internship

Position Purpose

Wanted:

The communications team at the Denver Art Museum is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic, upbeat and responsible intern who wants real-life experience at one of the leading arts institutions in the region.

 

Purpose:

The public relations team at the Denver Art Museum is looking for a dynamic, upbeat intern who wants to learn the ropes of the public relations field. The intern will work as part of a team but also will be asked to work independently to complete tasks. The intern joins a crew whose output includes advertising, marketing, public relations, public affairs/government relations, graphic design, community relations and social media.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The intern will have the opportunity to build PR skills and hone in on writing techniques while completing a variety of tasks, including:

  • research and develop news releases and other media materials
  • develop and pitch media stories
  • proof media and collateral, including calendar listings
  • copy and archive media clips
  • assist in the planning and implementation of special events including media previews
  • draft news articles
  • assist with social media

 There will be a lot of writing tasks. Much of the work will support major events and exhibitions including the museum’s fall blockbuster Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century and other projects. Interns commit to 15-20 hours a week for the semester, scheduling is flexible.

Education or Formal Training

The ideal candidate:

  • Is currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in Journalism, Communications or English academic studies.
  • Will have a strong interest in public relations and communications coursework, electronic and social media, as well as excellent written and verbal skills – you must love reading and      writing!
  • Will have a strong idea of what they would like to learn from their internship experience.

Additional Information

This is a part-time internship for academic credit, and includes great perks but no financial compensation. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples related to the public relations, journalism and/or social media field and a list of references to the Denver Art Museum communications and media relations manager Shadia Lemus at slemus@denverartmuseum.org. Applications without writing samples will not be considered.

 Application Deadline: August 8, 2014

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

 

 

 

 

 

Application Deadline

Friday, August 15, 2014

Department

Development

Job or Internship

Internship

Position Purpose

This is an opportunity for a college level student or recent graduate to be an active member of a non-profit development department, and gain experience in a variety of development areas including event planning, corporate sponsorship, foundation research, individual giving and basic use of Raiser’s Edge. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how a development department works in a museum environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with prospect research and donor stewardship for corporations, foundations and individuals
  • Support the development team in coordinating the logistics for a variety of fundraising and upper-level member events, including the Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century exhibition opening events (November 13-14) and the Collectors’ Choice fundraising gala (December 11)
  • Update donor information in Raisers Edge
  • Attend development events, development team meetings and provide limited administrative assistance

 

Job Qualifications

  • Positive attitude and ability to work within a team or on individual projects
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with donor and financial information
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research capabilities
  • Flexibility to volunteer at various evening events
  • Preferably enrolled in a university as a senior or a recent graduate and interested in non-profit fundraising and development, event planning and management and/or museum studies
  • Estimate 2 days (16 hours) per week, depending on candidate’s availability
  • Late September through mid-December
  • Volunteer

Education or Formal Training

College student or recent graduate

Additional Information

This is a part-time internship with no compensation. It requires a 16-24 hr/week commitment until mid-December. To apply for the Denver Art Museum Development Intern position, please email your cover letter and resume to Gravely Wilson at gwilson@denverartmuseum.org . Resumes will be accepted until August 15. Thank you for your interest!

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Education Internships

The Education Department at The Denver Art Museum provides numerous internships to students or recent graduates of museum related fields. Applications are accepted year-round on a revolving schedule for three distinct terms:

  • Spring: For internships with start dates in Jan. – April 2015 the application deadline is November 15, 2014
  • Summer: For internships with start dates in May – Aug. 2015 the application deadline is March 15, 2015
  • Fall: For internships with start dates in Sep. – Dec 2015 the application deadline is July 15, 2015

We are now accepting applications for internships beginning in Jan. – April 2015. All education internships are part-time with no compensation. To apply for any education internship, an applicant must meet the following qualifications.

Education or Formal Training

  • Applicant should be currently enrolled in or have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program in Art History, Education, Museum Studies, Studio Art or related field.

Additional specific qualifications for each internship position are listed under their respective entries below.

Access Programs Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

The DAM welcomes all visitors and strives to be accessible to everyone. In accordance with this mission, the intern will support the coordinator of access programs in researching, designing and implementing established and new programming to increase the accessibility of the museum for all patrons. This includes visitors with visual impairments, visitors with hearing impairments, visitors with physical differences, and visitors with dementia.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the Coordinator of Access Programs with planning and execution of access programming, including art and about tours and tactile tours
  • Support the Coordinator of Access Programs with implementation of universal design best practices
  • Support the Coordinator of Access Programs with research surrounding ADA in museums
  • Assist with visitor research, including conducting visitor observations and surveys
  • Gather and analyze research on specific audiences (senior/aging population) within the Metro Denver area

Additional Qualifications

In addition to the general qualifications required for all education internships, applicants for this position should also possess the following:

Experience or interest in Special Education, Museum Studies, Disability Studies, Geriatric Social Work, and supporting the needs of visitors.

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Adult & College Programs - Film & Media Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

The Adult and College Programs Film & Media intern will assist in documenting and producing video-based media related to programming events. This position requires a commitment to attend Untitled events, which take place on the final Friday of every month; additional event attendance will be determined as necessary. This position requires a commitment to attend Untitled events (final Friday of every month).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Document audiences engaging in program activities using photos, film, interviews and other techniques
  • Produce short films and other media for informational/marketing purposes
  • Attend and engage in Untitled on the final Friday of each month, other events as necessary

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Education-driven Collection Research Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

The primary task of this internship is to research works of art in the DAM’s collection for specific needs in school, teacher, family and adult programs. Candidates should also have an interest in the end users of this research (visitors on tours, school kids, family visitors, teachers, etc.) and in one of the following collection areas:

  • Japanese Art
  • American Indian Art
  • Western American Art

Duties & Responsibilities

  • collect research information from a wide variety of sources (print, phone interviews, online, etc.)
  • assist in collecting visitor experience research
  • scan and word process materials for education files
  • build illustrated papers that we call Talking with Visitor Papers

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Family Programs Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

Family Programs interns will assist in the development of programming and in-gallery interpretive components to provide rich, interactive experiences for families visiting the museum. Interns will support the Family Programs staff with in-gallery activity maintenance, family events, hands-on studio activities, and research projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with and research Family and Community projects/programs as needed
  • Support staff with monthly toddler program, Create Playdate and other events
  • Support staff with on-site maintenance of in-gallery interpretive components
  • Assist with visitor research, including conducting visitor observations and surveys

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Interpretation & Exhibition Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

Education Interpretation and Exhibition Interns will assist in development of installed interpretive materials for adults and families related to exhibitions and permanent collections galleries. Areas will include written didactics, use of technology driven tools, interactives for adults, and activities for families and children.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts Art History research on objects in the Permanent Collection.
  • Assist in collecting visitor experience research
  • Researches current practices relating to interpretive material in other museums.
  • Searches for and procures illustrative material for didactics and activities.
  • Conducts visitor research including surveys and observations to determine effectiveness of interpretive material.

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Latino Programs Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

DAM’s Latino Cultural Programs are designed to engage Latino audiences through programming and outreach initiatives. Intern will be responsible for providing support to Latino Cultural Programs Coordinator by assisting with monthly Latino-focused live program, supporting outreach efforts, gathering and organizing research on Latino audiences, object based research projects, and other projects as assigned. This position requires a commitment to attend CelebrARTE events (third Sunday of every month).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with bilingual family program, CelebrARTE - assistance with audience outreach, program prep and research, and needs day-of
  • Conduct and organize research about Latino audiences in Denver metro area and nationally
  • Assist with object-based research that connects with Latino audiences
  • Support general needs of Family & Community Program team

Additional Qualifications

In addition to the general qualifications required for all education internships, applicants for this position should also possess the following:

  • Experience or interest in supporting the needs of Latino audiences through the arts, cultural programming, and/or museum education.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred.

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

School & Teacher Programs Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

This internship is designed to help us accomplish our goal for this audience: to provide interactive experiences of DAM collections and exhibitions that emphasize three areas of learning that contribute to school education in visual arts, language arts and literacy, social studies and history: aesthetic experiences (heightened sense awareness and visual skills); cultural awareness (focus on social context and art history); creativity (critical thinking and divergent thinking skills). The DAM serves students ages pre-school through 12th grade and teachers of all subjects but especially the regular elementary classroom teacher, and specialists in arts, language arts and social studies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research DAM collections
  • Research school and teacher needs and help us enhance the DAM’s Creativity Resource for Teachers website
  • Research learning and teaching methods and help create new teaching tools for use in the galleries
  • Work directly with students and teachers to help invent new tours and touring methods
  • Attend training for museum guides (about the collections, touring methods)
  • Explore how to link DAM collections to language arts, social studies, visual arts and other curricula
  • Assist in the development of teacher workshops and webinars
  • Assist in the development of distance learning opportunities for students

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

School and Summer Group Tour Reception Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

School and summer group tour reception interns will assist school or summer groups before, during, and after their visit to the museum.  The Denver Art Museum strives to provide each touring group with a fun, safe and positive experience for children and adults alike.  The intern will assist the School & Tour Programs Coordinator in providing clear information prior to each groups visit, greeting each group in a friendly and professional manner upon arrival and communicating museum rules and manners before each group tours the museum.  The intern must be well organized and pay close attention to details to ensure a seamless visit for each group.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Stay informed of museum exhibitions, events and ongoing programs
  • Perform pre and post-visit communication
  • Organize tour reception area by moving and labeling bins for coats, backpacks and lunches and labeling stanchion-sign holders for each group
  • Place tour entrance sign outside by Acoma Plaza entrance and bring it back inside when reception is over
  • Greet buses and escort groups to tour reception area
  • Orient groups to museum and help them organize their belongings in provided bins
  • Check and record  accurate count of children and adults in each group
  • Pass out tickets or stickers to group chaperones and provide maps of the museum complex
  • Explain museum rules and manners to each group
  • Assist with administrative and organizational duties as they arise
  • Be willing to learn computer reservation system if needed

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Studio Program Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

Studio Programs Interns will assist in developing and implementing new programming for our interactive Studio space. The Studio is a space designed to encourage visitors to engage with our collections and exhibitions in a hands-on way. This position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week. Studio Programs interns will divide their time between working in the Studio space and assisting the Manager of Studio and Artist Programs in the development of future Studio concepts and programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Program Facilitator in the current Studio with art materials maintenance
  • Greet and assist visitors with hands-on activities in the Studio
  • Document and observe audience experiences in the Studio
  • Assist Manager of Studio and Artist Programs with research and development of program ideas for future Studios

Additional Qualifications

In addition to the general qualifications required for all education internships, applicants for this position should also possess the following:

  • Interest in and ability to interact with the public, comfort with public engagement
  • Studio Classes recommended
  • Experience with/Interest in Textiles and Fiber Art highly desirable

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Untitled Final Fridays Program Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

Untitled interns will be part of the Adult & College Programs team. They will assist in developing and implementing new programming for our monthly late-night Untitled events. The focus will be on designing activities that engage audiences with our collections, exhibitions, and the museum itself, in innovative and unconventional ways. This position requires a commitment to attend Untitled events, which take place on the final Friday of every month; additional event attendance will be determined as necessary. This position requires a commitment to attend Untitled events (final Friday of every month).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in brainstorming and designing Untitled programs
  • Research for programming ideas and audience values
  • Assist in gathering and creating supplies for Untitled activities
  • Attend and engage in Untitled on the final Friday of each month

Additional Qualifications

In addition to the general qualifications required for all education internships, applicants for this position should also possess the following:

  • Ability to interact with the public, comfort with public engagement
  • Familiarity with social networking
  • Literacy with the web and Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Visitor Evaluation Internship

Available Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Position Purpose

In order to make better decisions about improving the museum for visitor, the Education Department conducts various kinds of visitor evaluation including observations, interviews and questionnaires.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support staff supervisor with planning and implementation of evaluation
  • Analyze results in collaboration with education staff
  • Follow instructions provided by staff on how to do small sample visitor evaluation
  • Bring your evaluation background to bear on visitor issues the museum wishes to explore

Additional Qualifications

In addition to the general qualifications required for all education internships, applicants for this position should also possess the following:

Experience or interest in visitor understanding the visitor experience in art museums.

If you are interested in this position . Be sure to have a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) prepared before filling out the application as you will be required to attach it to your submission.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.