Jobs & Internships

Application Deadline

Friday, April 25, 2014

Department

Communications

Job or Internship

Internship

Position Purpose

The digital communications team at the Denver Art Museum is looking for a dynamic, upbeat, responsible, detail-oriented intern who wants to contribute to digital projects that include website, social media, and email marketing. The intern will work as part of a team but also will be asked to work independently to complete tasks. The intern joins a team whose output also includes advertising, marketing, public relations, public affairs/government relations, graphic design and community relations.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The intern will have the opportunity to interact with other members of the team; support day-to-day digital tasks, assist with a range of existing and new social media projects on the most popular platforms, and earn opportunities to lead projects based on performance. This work will support a variety of DAM programming including monthly events, key exhibitions such as Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, and promotion of the museum collection.

Job Qualifications

Interns for this position commit to 12-20 hours a week for the summer. Scheduling is flexible.

Candidates must have a strong interest in communications or journalism coursework, electronic and social media, as well as excellent written and verbal skills.

Candidates are encouraged to have and communicate in correspondence a strong idea of what they would like to learn from their internship experience.

 

Education or Formal Training

We prefer an intern that is currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in journalism, communications, marketing or English academic studies.

Additional Information

This is a part-time internship for academic credit, and includes great perks and a stellar recommendation for stellar performance but no financial compensation. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples—which can include an e-newsletter campaign, tweet or Facebook post for an organization—related to the marketing and/or journalism field and a list of references. They should be sent to the Denver Art Museum digital communications manager, Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez, at fbgutierrez@denverartmuseum.org, with “intern” in the subject line. Application Deadline: April 25, 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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Department

Curatorial

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

The Assistant/Associate Curator will collaborate with the Director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art in leading the museum’s distinguished department of Western American art.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the acquisition, study, care, display, interpretation, record keeping and publication of designated collection. 
  • Works collaboratively with Education, Design and Collections in the development, creation, interpretation and installation of permanent galleries and special exhibitions organized or booked by the museum.
  • In collaboration with museum administration and development department, cultivates donors to encourage art donation and funding for acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, research grants, and fellowships. Such donors include local and national collectors and patrons, foundations, corporations and professional organizations.
  • Organizes and directs activities of departmental acquisition group DAM Westerners (as appropriate).
  • Conducts original research on art objects and collections, making results known through publication in collection catalogues, exhibition catalogues and brochures, peer-reviewed scholarly journals, conferences, and interpretive programs for visitors.
  • Prepares and gives lectures, tours, and work-shops to the public, docents, educators and students, professional colleagues, and other groups. Maintains professional affiliations in scholarly organizations, professional societies, and relevant committees.
  • Works with Communications to provide information on collection or subject area to the media.  Responds to inquiries from the public.
  • Collaborates on department work plans and budgets, and contributes to the         budgetary plan for exhibitions
  • As an institutional member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), and the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the DAM is committed to following the AAMD Report on the Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art and the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. All curators are required to abide by the above guidelines and are expected to comply with and conduct appropriate provenance research on all objects in their collections.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • Broad expertise in American Art with an interest in the art and artists of the American West.
  • Knowledge of American and Western American collections and collectors
  • Ability to research, write and lecture to both scholarly and public audiences
  • Fundraising capabilities
  • Strong network of professional colleagues, collectors and dealers; must be willing to travel
  • Substantial record of exhibitions and publications, and public speaking abilities
  • Demonstrated record of successful collaboration with curatorial colleagues, conservators, educators, designers and other museum professionals
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about museum’s visitors

Education or Formal Training

Ph.D. preferred, or M.A. (minimum) in specialized area of art history.

Experience

  • Minimum of three to five years in museum and/or academic positions
  • Published writings, including catalogues and brochures
  • Record of exhibits curated

Additional Information

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Posting closes on April 30, 2014. If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org  In the subject line of your email, please list your name first followed by the position you are interested in obtaining.

 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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Department

Communications

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

The Denver Art Museum is seeking a self-directed professional communicator to serve as Communications Manager on its Communications team. The Communications Manager develops and implements the Museum’s media-relations program and in collaboration with staff, develops and implements social media strategy, with the goal of maximizing the museum’s visibility, increasing attendance, communicating key messages and generating positive goodwill that enhances the Museum’s reputation in Denver and beyond. This position reports to the Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement creative, measurable and effective local, regional and national media-relations strategies to generate measurable coverage and enhanced reputation for the Museum and its programs in broadcast, print and digital outlets.
  • Serve as a museum spokesperson.
  • Initiate and/or oversee the development of media materials for exhibitions, events and programs.
  • In collaboration with team, develop and implement social media strategy, including monitoring and managing social media channels and coordination of institutional contributors.
  • In collaboration with Associate Director of Communication, routinely test and keep updated the museum’s crisis communication plan.

 

  • Represent the Communications team in inter-department planning sessions and act as the lead in representing media relations activities and objectives.
  • Oversee and manage Communications/Media Relations Coordinator.
  • Supervise interns and staff aides when applicable.
  • Attend museum events or media opportunities outside general office hours, as needed.
  • Contribute to a positive and energetic working environment.
  • Collaborate with consultants and assist in managing agencies.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of current news media landscape and demonstrated ability to shift course with future change
  • Ability to demonstrate 5 years’ experience in media relations and communications, and measurable, high-level media placements for previous employers and clients.
  • Skilled in communication to diverse audiences, both internal and external
  • Self-directed problem solving skills
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and complete multiple tasks
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce fast, accurate, and lively copy
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills. Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle diverse responsibilities
  • Excellent computer and word-processing skills
  • Experience working as part of a team in a creative and collaborative environment

Education or Formal Training

4-year Bachelor’s Degree in communications, English, Journalism  or a related field

 

Experience

  • 5 years of experience working for a public-relations agency or organizational communications department.

Pluses: Candidates with non-profit experience, candidates who are bilingual and/or those with Denver-area media contacts

Additional Information

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Posting closes on April 30,  2014. If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org  In the subject line of your email, please list your name first followed by the position you are interested in obtaining.

 

It is the policy of theDenverArt Museumto 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:

  • Fall: For internships with start dates in Sep. – Dec 2013 the application deadline is July 15, 2014
  • Spring: For internships with start dates in Jan. – April 2014 the application deadline is November 15, 2014
  • Summer: For internships with start dates in May – Aug. 2014 the application deadline is March 15, 2015

We are now accepting applications for internships beginning in Sep. – Dec 2013. 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.

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.