Jobs & Internships

Application Deadline

Monday, February 16, 2015

Department

Curatorial

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial individual with the experience and expertise to develop exhibitions, run a small department, and oversee and reinstall the DAM’s distinguished Asian collection -- considered one of the top 20 such collections in American museums.  This is an opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious, experienced curator to direct

the Asian Art Department at a major AAMD art museum in the West.  A specialty in Chinese art is preferred, but broad expertise is essential to curate a collection covering vast regions and historical eras.  The Curator should enjoy working with donors and collectors and welcome reaching broad audiences, including families with children.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The DAM offers an outstanding opportunity for a curator passionate about Asian art to lead the museum’s distinguished Asian art collection to an even higher level of prominence. 

 With the DAM team, the Curator of Asian Art can:

  • Reinstall the Asian collection of 5,000 objects in the 22,000 square feet of modern gallery space in the North building, creating an updated installation and interpretation, incorporating new technologies and objects acquired since the 1993 installation.
  • Organize ambitious, world-class “Banner” exhibitions every 3 to 4 years in one of the 3 special exhibition galleries of 10,000, 7,000, and 3,000 square feet.
    • The DAM is committed to implementing ambitious, large-scale exhibitions of Asian art and exploring new and dynamic ways of engaging audiences. 
  • Create changing focus exhibitions highlighting aspects of the collection.
  • Acquire works for the permanent collection through purchases and through gifts from DAM’s active patrons and collectors.  Acquisitions can range from ancient to contemporary.
    • Denver hosts a vital Asian-American community and cultural organizations, with which the department can continue to engage. 
  • Collaborate on public programs.
  • Bring exposure to Asian art to an audience of over a half-million visitors per year, including schoolchildren and underserved audiences who have few such opportunities within 500 miles. 
  • Manage a department of 3 to 4, with the possibility to advance in future years.
  • Enjoy Denver and the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountain West.

Job Qualifications

  • Five or more years’ experience as a museum curator, or equivalent professional experience
  • Substantive record of exhibitions and publications
  • Experience with a substantial collection, including collection installations and acquisitions.  (Desired: Experience as part of a team that has created/implemented a major permanent-collection installation)
  • Passionate interest in Asian art, culture, history, religions, and traditions. 
  • MA degree in related art field (Ph.D. preferred).  Demonstrated research skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Asian art with a focus on Chinese art preferred and eagerness to learn areas of the collection outside one’s specialty field  
  • Proficient in an Asian language, Chinese preferred.  (Desired: Basic knowledge of other Asian language(s) and/or research capability in French and German)
  • Team player, collaborative
  • Ambitious for the institution and to serve broad audiences, not just the cognoscenti 
  • Ability to work with donors and collectors who actively support the department
  • Fundraising and public-speaking abilities
  • International network of professional colleagues, collectors, dealers, and artists
  • Management potential to oversee a small department with 3-4 staff.  (Desired: Future potential to advance to a wider management position)
  • Willing to travel extensively
  • See detailed Job Qualifications and complete Job Duties/Responsibilities at: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.  Position reports to Chief Curator

     

    International candidates will be considered.  Fluency in English is essential.

     

    Nominations and inquiries welcome at SearchandRef@museum-search.com.

     

Education or Formal Training

  • MA degree in related art field (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Five or more years’ experience as a museum curator, or equivalent professional experience

Additional Information

Apply in confidence: Email cover letter, résumé or CV, salary requirement, and names of 3 references with contact information by February 19, 2015 to retained search firm: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  DAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate.  See details: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Application Deadline

Monday, February 16, 2015

Department

Accounting

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

The payroll accountant is responsible for managing the bi-weekly payroll, compliance with regulations and filings, managing the Museum’s retirement plan, and month end reporting and analysis. The position requires adherence to internal control procedures in order to safeguard Museum assets.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Timely and accurately process bi-weekly payroll for over 250 FTE’s
    • Review payroll prior to submission for accuracy based on approved timesheets and applicable pay rates
    • Partner with human resources to ensure new employees, changes and terminations are accurately entered in the payroll system
    • Monitor staff timesheets to ensure timely submission and approval
  • Comply with regulatory reporting and filing requirements including garnishment management
  • Prepare, maintain, and review payroll reports including management reports and statutory filings
  • Monitor sick, vacation, administrative, and FMLA leave
  • Ensure timely distribution of the Museum’s W-2s in compliance with regulations
  • Manage the Museum’s RTD pass program including; pass distribution, review for eligibility, and payroll deductions
  • Reconcile monthly benefit statements to ensure accurate billing by vendors and payroll deductions and collaborate with human resources to investigate and resolve discrepancies
  • Day to day management of the Museum’s 403(b) retirement plan
  • Support the completion of the annual personnel budget
  • Assist with the annual audit and 990 tax return

Provide support to other accounting team members as needed

Job Qualifications

 

  • Analytical, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to plan and execute work independently
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Manages time to complete projects and assignments within agreed upon timeframes
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, and accounting software
  • Knowledge of fund accounting and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Bilingual candidates preferred

 

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, sitting, and other activities necessary to perform job duties
  • Physical ability to  carry items weighing up to 10 lbs. for short periods of time

Education or Formal Training

BA/BS in Accounting or equivalent experience, CPP preferred

Experience

  • 3+ years of accounting or payroll processing experience
  • Experience with time/attendance and payroll systems, Paycom HRIS system preferred

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 is February 16, 2015.

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, February 16, 2015

Department

Curatorial

Job or Internship

Job

Position Purpose

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial individual with both curatorial and management experience.  This is an opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious, experienced curator to direct the Modern & Contemporary Art Department at a major AAMD art museum in the West; and to create exhibitions and installations in the dramatic 2006 Hamilton Building by architect Daniel Libeskind.  Expertise is required in international contemporary art since 1980 plus broad knowledge of 20th-century art, combined with a desire to reach, inspire, and educate broad audiences, including families with children.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

With the DAM team, the Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art can:

  • Organize ambitious, world-class “Banner” exhibitions every 2 to 3 years in one of 3 spacious special exhibition galleries, which are 10,000, 7,000, and 3,000 square feet. 
  • Biennially rotate the Modern & Contemporary collection in the over 18,000 square feet of dramatic gallery space in the Hamilton building, creating completely new and thematic installations (for an example, see: http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/material-world).   
  • Engage living artists to create temporary on-site artist installations.
  • Acquire works for the permanent collection by internationally renowned and rising artists through purchases and through gifts from DAM’s active patrons and collectors.
  • Collaborate on public programs.
  • Bring exposure to 20th- 21st-century art to an audience of over a half-million visitors per year, including schoolchildren and underserved audiences who have few such opportunities within 500 miles. 
  • Manage a department of six, with the possibility to advance in future years.
  • Enjoy Denver and the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountain West.

Job Qualifications

  • Five or more years’ experience as a museum curator, or equivalent professional experience
  • Substantial record of exhibitions and publications
  • MA degree in related art field (PhD preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art, with a focus on art since the 1980s (passion for emerging artists and interest in time-based and installation art is a plus)
  • Experience at a collecting museum, working with acquisitions and collection rotations
  • Team player, collaborative
  • Ambitious for the institution and to serve broad audiences, not just the cognoscenti 
  • Management ability to lead a small staff
  • Fundraising and public speaking abilities
  • International network of professional colleagues, artists, collectors, and dealers
  • Willing to travel extensively
  • Fluency preferred in at least one foreign language, particularly Spanish

 

See detailed Job Qualifications and full Job Responsibilities at: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.  Position reports to Chief Curator.

 International candidates will be considered.

 Nominations and inquiries welcome at SearchandRef@museum-search.com

Education or Formal Training

  • MA degree in related art field (PhD preferred)
  • Five or more years’ experience as a museum curator, or equivalent professional experience

Additional Information

Apply in confidence: Email cover letter, résumé or CV, salary requirement, and names of 3 references with contact information by February 19, 2015 to retained search firm: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  DAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate.  See details: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

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.

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 programs, 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 activities (first Saturday 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.