Jobs & Internships

Application Deadline

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Department

Accounting

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

The primary responsibilities of this position include, counting and verifying cash from the previous day’s operations, preparing the bank deposit, replenishing cash bank bags, and processing change order requests for the vault.

 This position works every Saturday and Sunday morning with the potential for evening event hours and weekday cash office backup.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs daily cash vault reconciliations
  • Prepares and distributes daily bank bags for daily operations
  • Deposits previous days cash receipts for various points of sale
  • Issues petty cash according to the petty cash policy and provides weekly petty cash reconciliations
  • Updates and sends the daily attendance report to key museum staff
  • Enters all cash receipts and registers of payment (ROPs) into the accounting software
  • Assists museum staff with all cash office requests; i.e. petty cash, ROPs, batches, etc.
  • Provides on-call support for weekday cash office and special events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Experience in cash receipt processing
  • College level accounting classes or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work independently and use good judgment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently
  • Basic understanding of Excel, Outlook, and accounting software

Working environment and physical activities

  • Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, sitting, and other activities necessary to perform job duties
  • Occasional lifting

Additional Information

This is a part-time position with no benefits. If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume to hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org. In the subject line of the email, please include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying. Deadline for application in November 27, 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, November 28, 2014

Department

Communications

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing, the Marketing and Promotions Manager is responsible for the overall planning, implementation and results reporting of advertising and promotional programs in support of the Denver Art Museum’s attendance, revenue and awareness goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop advertising and paid media programs for the Museum’s many offerings, including ongoing programs and temporary exhibitions.
  • Oversee execution of advertising and promotional campaigns including message development, creative execution and evaluation.
  • Develop and manage detailed results reports for all marketing programs and campaigns with a focus on return on investment and other success metrics.
  • Solicit and execute promotional partnerships with local and regional businesses and organizations in order to increase visibility for the Museum.
  • Work closely with in-house graphic designers to create consistent, effective, and strategically-sound advertising and promotions campaigns that best fit the Museum brand.
  • Develop holistic marketing plans for the Museum, its programs and exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with education, membership, development, and guest services functions to develop and implement strategic marketing initiatives that best reach the intended      target audiences.
  • Integrate with existing brand and marketing strategies.
  • Allocate and manage budgets for advertising and promotional programs.
  • Oversee interns and junior staff when applicable.

Job Qualifications

  • Proven strategic thinker.
  • Proven managerial skills and ability to serve as a strong team leader.
  • Strong written communication and good listening skills.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple high priority projects at once.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience tracking, analyzing and reporting marketing and advertising campaign results.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and ability to work well with a large number of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability and interest in contributing to positive work environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of general office procedures.

Proficient computer skills: MS Office and other related software including Microsoft Powerpoint.

Education or Formal Training

Four year college degree required.

Experience

  • Five to seven years of experience in marketing, promotions and advertising.
  • Experience working in an advertising/marketing agency or the marketing department of      an organization.
  • Mastery of media planning and buying.
  • Familiarity with partnerships and sponsorships.

Familiarity with partnerships and sponsorships

Additional Information

This is a full-time position with benefits. If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume to hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org. In the subject line of the email, please include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying. Deadline for application in November 28, 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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Department

Education

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

  • Coordinate efforts to make DAM accessible to visitors with special needs.
  • Develop education programming on and off – site for older adults and visitors with special needs

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with Manger of Adult and College Programs to refine strategy and build overall education program plan for older adults and visitors with special needs.  This includes, but is not limited to: 
    • Offering ongoing programs where access audiences can see themselves/receive services without making special requests (e.g. Art & About, monthly tactile tours/tables, community exhibitions etc.)
    • Serving as the museum’s resource for access-related issues and working across departments to ensure the museum’s program accommodates audiences with special needs
    • Arranging for visitor accommodations as needed (e.g. sign language interpretation)
    • Developing and coordinating on-site programming that serves active older adults such as lectures, courses, and studio classes
  • Work with Exhibitions to develop consistent, alternate formats for interpretation in special exhibitions. Create and update guide for design and graphic design      considerations. Advise exhibition teams on accommodations as needed including strategies for making artists’ installation works more accessible.
  • Work with Master Teachers to integrate universal design considerations into permanent collection interpretation.      
  • Participate in and chair, DAM’s staff access committee.
  • Work closely with Guest Services, on access requests and training needs for front line staff.
  • Train docents to provide special request tours and serve visitors with disabilities on public tours and for school groups.  Work with access docents on tactile programs, Art & About tours for visitors with early Alzheimer’s, and other docent-facilitated experiences. Work with docent access liaison.
  • Coordinate communication with targeted community agencies on available adaptive program services. Work with Communications to keep messaging and language about access initiatives current and general messaging inclusive.
  • Coordinate with Manager of School and Teacher Programs on access-related scholarship requests.
  • Assist in access-related fundraising efforts (corporate requests, grants, etc and PR initiatives as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with Adult and College Coordinator in support of all Adult and College Programs.
  • Participate in overall education department planning and budgeting activities; serve as education representative on museum-wide committees as assigned.
  • Respond to questions and requests from public.
  • Collect statistics and coordinate reporting related to access efforts.
  • Maintain community contacts and e-mail list
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skill & Ability

  • A strong knowledge of ADA, related laws and best practices is required.  The right candidate will have experience applying these practices at a public institution.
  • A strong knowledge of museum access programming, best practices and adaptive is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of older adult audiences and adult learning.
  • Knowledge of local Denver/Front Range access/special needs organizations.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with individuals and organizations in the community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in group and individual situations as well as in written form; strong public speaking skills.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to work on multiple, detailed projects simultaneously.
  • Computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, social media).
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Education or Formal Training

  • BA in art history, anthropology, museum education or related field preferred.
  • Training in museum access programs such as Meet Me at MoMa highly desired.

 

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with audiences with disabilities.
  • Experience working with older adults.
  • Experience developing live programs in a museum context.
  • Experience working with and training volunteers.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position with benefits.   Posting closes on December 1, 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

Tuesday, December 16, 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.

 

Position Purpose

The communications team at the Denver Art Museum is looking for a dynamic, upbeat intern who wants to learn the ropes of the communications field, with special emphasis on public relations and social media. 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 department 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 and social media skills as they relate to a large non-profit organizations, as well as 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. 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 media 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 manager Shadia Lemus at slemus@denverartmuseum.org. Applications without writing samples will not be considered.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2014

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:

  • 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
  • Spring: For internships with start dates in Jan. – April 2015 the application deadline is November 15, 2015

We are now accepting applications for internships beginning in May – Aug. 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 engage in a hands-on, multi-layered experience within the DAM education department. Specifically, interns will support the Family Programs staff by assisting in the development of live programming and in-gallery interpretive components to provide rich, interactive experiences for family visitors at museum. Candidates must be able to commit around 24 hours per week. Weekend availability required. An 8-month internship opportunity is available. Please express interest in your application. 

Candidates interested in a summer Family Programs Internship must be able to commit 40 hours per week from June 1-August 19. Some weekend availability required. Summer Family Programs interns have the additional opportunity to assist with Summer Classes. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engage museum visitors through customer service, conversation surrounding works of art, and artmaking throughout the museum 
  • Support staff with on-going program maintenance
  • Assist with visitor research, including conducting visitor observations and surveys
  • Assist with program development through research, prototyping, and prepping materials

Additional Qualifications

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

  • A passion for creating dynamic and accessible museum programs for the whole family
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including the ability to write and plan for multi-generational visitors
  • Experience with hands-on art education 

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.

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.