Opportunities at the Denver Art Museum

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Values and Culture

At the Denver Art Museum, we believe art has the power to forge connections, bridge differences, and transform lives. We are always looking for people who share our passion for creativity and community building to join our team.

Use on our online Career Center to search and apply for available full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. We will respond directly to applicants that best match the qualifications for the open positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Thank you for your interest in the Denver Art Museum. If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 720-913-0151.

Career Opportunities

It takes a multi-faceted, talented, and integrated team to run a world-class art museum. We hire team members in a variety of areas and expertise including:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Communications and Public Affairs
  • Conservation
  • Curatorial
  • Development
  • Exhibitions and Collections
  • Facilities
  • Human Resources
  • Learning & Engagement
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Visitor Services—Shop, Sales and Services, Events
  • Publications
  • Security

Employee Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for all benefited positions
  • Generous sick, vacation, and personal leave policy
  • Company-matched 403(b) retirement account
  • Free museum membership
  • Museum-supported leadership and career-development opportunities
  • Casual working environment
  • Wellness programs, including weekly onsite yoga
  • Museum-sponsored happy hours and social events
  • Staff preview hours for many major exhibitions
  • Staff discount in The Shop and Café
A Denver Art Museum intern working

Museum Internships

The Denver Art Museum offers hands-on learning experiences to introduce students to the museum's work environment and specific museum careers. These internships are offered throughout the year and offer opportunities for students to directly contribute to the professional work of the museum.

The museum is hosting interns for summer 2021 in our Museum Pathways program for college students traditionally underrepresented in the arts. In this year-two pilot of the program, a cohort of interns will come together with the opportunity for career exploration, personal development, and an opportunity to learn new skills.

These positions have been filled for summer 2021.

About the Museum Pathways Program

The Museum Pathways Internship Program seeks to diversify the talent pipeline for the museum by providing current undergraduate students who come from a traditionally underrepresented background in the museum field with a meaningful, practical, and paid work experience. Read this article to learn more about the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2015 survey that assessed the ethnic and gender diversity of the staffs of art museums across the United States.

Volunteer at the Museum

The Denver Art Museum is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. All volunteer applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Thank you for your interest in volunteerism at the Denver Art Museum. We expect to be recruiting for new volunteers in the summer of 2021. Please check back here for more updates.

The contributions of a variety of skills, time, enthusiasm, and kindness of our volunteers directly impact the quality of the experiences our visitors have at the museum.

The museum’s volunteers support the work of a variety of different departments at the museum including:

  • Communications
  • Curatorial
  • Development
  • Conservation
  • Facilities
  • Learning and Engagement
  • The Shop
  • Visitor Services
  • Volunteer Services
Two men, Charles and Aric, smiling for the camera

Requirements for Volunteering

  • Pass a required security background check.
  • Maintain an active museum membership.
  • Strong commitment to the museum’s values: dynamic, respectful, connected, creative, and curious.
  • Complete required general and job-specific trainings and refresher trainings.
  • Enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and experiences.

Staff and volunteers working collaboratively to unlock the power of art and inspire creativity.

– Created by the Volunteer Strategic Planning Committee, July 2019
A Denver Art Museum volunteer at the museum.

Volunteer Engagement Strategic Plan

For more than a century, volunteers have played a vital role in the Denver Art Museum’s mission to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.

Now, guided by its Vision 2021 and the impending opening of the Martin Building, museum leadership recognized that they could not achieve the DAM’s bold goals without further engaging the talents and skills of those who share a passion for art. This plan, developed with support from consultant VQ Volunteer Strategies, provides the path to leveraging community members as current and future volunteers in this work. Volunteers and staff began implementing this plan in January 2020.