Jobs & Internships

Application Deadline

Friday, September 19, 2014

Department

Education

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

  • Develop education programming on and off – site for older adults and visitors with special needs.
  • Coordinate efforts to make DAM accessible to 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:  1)  developing and coordinating on-site programming that serves active older adults such as lectures, courses, and classes; 2) offering ongoing programs where audiences can see themselves/receive services without making special requests (e.g. Art and About, monthly tactile tours/tables, community exhibitions  etc.);  3) developing  on-site programming for annual community events such as Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month; 4) working with education programming staff to ensure  ongoing offerings work well for audiences with special needs;  and 5) arranging for visitor accommodations as needed (e.g. sign language interpretation).
  • 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 and 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 p.r. 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

  • Strong knowledge of museum access best practices, adaptive services and programming.
  • Strong knowledge of ADA and related laws and best practices.
  • 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.

 

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 September 19, 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

Thursday, October 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 October 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.

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.