Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Extended Saturday hours April 2-Nov. 19, 9am-5pm.

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  • $1 – adults
  • $1 – seniors
  • $1 – students
  • & educators

Free for members and children under the age of 12.


Volunteer Opportunity: MediaLive Crew

MediaLive: The Void
May 15 – 21, 2017

MediaLive 2017 welcomes the most compelling contemporary artists and thinkers working internationally in new media. The week-long festival of performances, workshops, and events explores the theme of the void. For more information, visit the MediaLive website at

The MediaLive Crew will be expected to keep the festival seamless for viewers and participate in the events of the week. Duties include equipment setup and teardown, artist hospitality, survey dispersal and evaluation, marketing assistance, and general assistance of museum staff and artists.

MediaLive Crew will also have the opportunity to assist in installation of the MediaLive exhibits beginning May 8. You do not need to have technical experience to be a part of the MediaLive Crew, but if you do, please let us know.

Volunteers will receive badges to signify their important role in the events, and those who commit and complete 20+ hours will also receive free access to all VIP MediaLive events, including VIP BBQ at a private location with artists. It is important that volunteers commit to their shifts and are dedicated to the MediaLive Crew!

Development Director

Title: Development Director
Department: Development
Exempt, full-time position
Reports to: Executive Director

With its 50th anniversary on the near horizon, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is at an exciting time in its history. Over the past decade, the museum has reached new heights thanks to record-breaking attendance numbers, dramatic programmatic growth, and the critical support of its community. BMoCA is now bursting at the seams, and in 2017, the museum will launch a capital campaign to support an expansion of its facilities. With an expanded facility, BMoCA will be able to realize its vision of becoming a leader in the global conversation about art and culture.

BMoCA is seeking a Development Director who will lead the organization through its next growth stage and provide leadership for the museum’s upcoming $26 million capital campaign for expansion. The Development Director will be responsible for managing campaign operations, developing a portfolio of prospects for principle and planned gifts, soliciting major gifts, and planning campaign events. He/she will work with the Executive Director, development staff, Board, and Campaign Steering Committee to guide their fundraising work. The Development Director will be responsible for building relationships through customized cultivation plans with the goal of generating transformational gifts that support the museum’s strategic goals, including facility and programmatic expansion.

I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Provide Strategic Leadership (50%)
• Provide strategic leadership in the areas of fundraising, development and stakeholder engagement
• Assist with creation of an annual development strategy and timeline for the organization that incorporates individual, corporate, foundation and government funders
• Fundraise for BMoCA’s annual operating budget, including identifying and cultivating prospects, conceiving and writing proposals, ensuring appropriate donor recognition, and reporting on programmatic achievements to funders
• Collaborate with key staff, the Board of Trustees, and the Campaign Steering Committee to develop and maintain case statements for varied audiences
• Work with the Marketing department to develop a portfolio of collateral that supports case statement(s)
• Oversee research of funding sources and trends
• Conduct fundraising trainings for staff, the Board of Trustees and volunteers as needed
• Define a set of metrics and benchmarks for measuring departmental success
and evaluate progress to ensure goals are achieved
• Present clear, analytical fundraising reports on a regular basis to key staff and the Board of Directors
• Review fundraising policies and recommend changes as needed
• Perform other assigned tasks not specifically listed herein but which may be required
• Represent BMoCA at meetings and conferences

B. Capital Campaign Management and Leadership (50%)
• Design and implement overall fundraising strategy to achieve BMoCA’s capital campaign goal of $26 million
• Serve as primary staff liaison to the Campaign Steering Committee by scheduling meetings, setting agendas, developing materials, facilitating meetings, and following up on action items
• Report campaign progress to the Board of Directors at quarterly meetings
• Identify prospects that have both capacity and demonstrated interest in advancing mission-related areas of the organization
• Create a cultivation plan and establish benchmarks for each prospect
• Work with Development staff, Board, and Capital Campaign Steering Committee to identify top individual and corporate foundation prospects and granting organizations that can advance funding priorities through multi-year gifts
• Plan and implement campaign donor cultivation events
• Plan and implement donor recognition strategy
• Expand donor base with effort at identifying next generation donors and leaders
• Continuously cultivate relationships with donors and the community by maintaining visibility and responsiveness
• Utilize Altru software for prospect tracking, donor management, and reporting
• Maintain thorough and accurate records on campaign gifts and pledges
• Coordinate campaign materials and appeals with Marketing and Development staffs

II. Education and/or Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred; CFRE desirable
• A minimum of 5-8 years of relevant work experience required.
• Experience managing a capital campaign

III. Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Professional Abilities:
• Ability to construct, articulate, and implement strategic development plan
• Ability to articulate a case for support to corporate partners, volunteers, and the general public
• Strong analytical and quantitative abilities with experience developing and presenting reports based on fundraising goals and metrics
• Experience with cultivating individual donors required. Proven successful proposal writing and securing of private funding required.
• Demonstrated knowledge of government application processes and award management, as well as familiarity with federal grant writing
• Experience in donor cultivation event planning
Personal Strengths:
• Self-starter and an independent thinker with creative abilities
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills for multiple audiences
• Strong organizational and computer skills and keen attention to detail
• Ability to excel in a collaborative team setting and flexibility to ensure completion of team goals
• Outstanding interpersonal skills
• Professional and resourceful with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple projects at a time
• Ability to work well under pressure

Hours & compensation
The Development Director works full time for 40 hours per week and will be required to attend occasional off-site and on-site events in the evenings. Occasional travel may be required. The salary range for this position is $75,000-$110,000, based on experience. This position includes health benefits.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.
Application deadline: April 24
Start date: as soon as possible

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Integrated Marketing Coordinator Internship

The selected candidate can expect to gain experience with social media best practices and developing content, designing weekly email marketing campaigns, web content management, press releases and media advisories, SLR and mobile photography, advertising layout and copy writing, developing integrated marketing plans, navigating multiple constituent projects, relationship marketing, brand management, paid digital advertising, and collaborating with other museum departments such as development, curatorial, education, events, and visitor services to engage the public in contemporary art. Candidates must have a professional demeanor, reliability, curiosity about the daily needs of cultural institutions, an interest in the arts, fluency with computers including word processing and spreadsheets, calendar, social media, and at least one content management system or database.

The Integrated Marketing Intern should be able to dedicate at least 15 hours per week to the position. Preference will be given to candidates with weekly evening availabilities and the intention to be with the institution for four months or longer.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.
Start date: as soon as possible

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Job Opportunity: Visitor Services Representative

Job Functions
- Works mainly evenings and weekend events which entails checking 
  and selling tickets, assisting with set-up and break-down, and sending 
  event attendance reports to staff
- Answers and directs all phone calls
- Enters information about visitors, members, and events into BMoCA’s 
  database and internal Google docs when applicable
- Has a good working knowledge of membership levels and actively 
  promotes museum membership
- Answers basic questions about programs, exhibitions, and the museum
- Assists with directing community service
- Maintains gallery, which includes turning on/off exhibitions, cleaning, and 
  artwork security
- Processes Museum Shop purchases using our POS
- Performs special projects and other related duties as directed by BMoCA staff

- Previous customer service and retail experience preferred
-Wednesday evening availability throughout the summer (April-October) highly preferred
- Interest in contemporary art
- Proficiency in google docs
- Open and available evenings (specifically Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays) and weekends
- Must be available during some holiday breaks and New Year’s Eve
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
-The ability to think on your feet and be self-motivated

Schedule & Benefits
- Part-time, primarily working evening and weekend shifts, with one on call day shift per week
- Flexible scheduling
- The Visitor Services Representative is not eligible for paid vacation or health benefits

To apply please email cover letter, resume, and details of your availability to No phone calls please.

Education Department Internships

Education Interns:
- Gain important practical museum experience
- Develop Education strategies and apply those methodologies
- Work and network with museum professionals
- Work in a respected contemporary art museum
- Gain access to future job opportunities through BMoCA

Internship Focuses:
- Youth Education
- Public Program Management
- Docent Tour Development
- Art Exhibition Research
- Museum Administration
- Database Management

Application Deadline: January 1, 2016
- Please send a resume and cover letter to by this date.
- Student is responsible for consulting with academic advisor to assure
appropriate college credit requirements are met.

Volunteer Opportunity: Photography + Videography

BMoCA is looking for Volunteer Photographers and Videographers to document the museum’s special events, programs, and exhibitions. This opportunity is ideal for students, recent graduates, or anyone looking to be a part of the Boulder arts community, build a portfolio, and gain work experience in a highly creative work environment.

Possible Responsibilities
- capturing moments at BMoCA events, documenting exhibitions, performances, tours, etc.
- creating short promotional videos, event recaps, etc. (if applicable)
- taking photos for use on BMoCA’s website, social media platforms, and printed materials.
- taking live footage at our exciting events (photography and/or video)

- experience in event photography & photo editing
- video experience & knowledge a plus

Volunteer Opportunity: Curatorial Assistance

BMoCA is looking for volunteers interested in working closely with the curatorial staff to deinstall and install exhibitions.

Possible tasks include:
- assisting artists with a site-specific installation
- painting & repairing the walls, floors, and ceilings
- prepping the gallery spaces
- hanging labels and installing vinyl

Volunteers needed throughout the year. If you’re available to assist the museum staff during evenings, please let us know. During install, we often work after 5pm.

Studio Project Internship

The Studio Project Internship trains 12 high school students each school year to create Studio Project events and programs.

BMoCA is currently accepting applications for the Studio Project Internship Program, a yearlong commitment open to high school aged students. Interns work closely on the development of programming and events for The Studio Project, BMoCA’s vibrant program of events for youth. Studio Project Interns meet and assist exhibiting artists, visit other museums and galleries and collaborate with teen organizations throughout Boulder and Denver.

This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in collaborative program development and arts outreach, as well as behind-the-scenes museum experience. The program requires students to discuss interests and issues that concern teens today. Interns will meet with the museum’s Studio Project educators and other Studio Project interns on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5:30pm during the school year. Accepted applicants must commit to the entire school year. Interns must have a sincere interest in art, helping the community, and learning about the museum world. They must also be energetic, creative, and work well in collaboration with other teens and adults.

Time commitment: 1 1/2 hours a week. Some weeks will only consist of one meeting, while others will consist of both a meeting and an Art Lounge. Interns must commit to the entirety of the program. This internship is unpaid and qualifies for high school community service hours.

Opportunities: Volunteers

Engage & Connect is an experiential community of art enthusiasts that embraces the museum through volunteer support. Participants connect inside and outside BMoCA and focus on providing much needed support to the museum while building lasting relationships in the creative community.

To become a volunteer please fill out a volunteer application and join our mailing list. Applications can be downloaded (see link at the left) or filled out at the front desk. To become a part of our mailing list, please select “volunteering” when signing up for our e-news. You will begin to receive monthly emails with upcoming volunteer opportunities.

For other volunteering questions please contact Lisa Schmidt at Here’s a taste of some of our ongoing opportunities:

  • Check-in
  • Membership Table
  • Bartender for our openings or other special events
  • Setup and Teardown of special events
  • Docents and other educational volunteer position
  • Photographing and/or videoing events and programs
  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions
Opportunities: Internship

Internship opportunities are currently available in Youth Education, Public Programs, Curatorial, and Marketing.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art offers professional, college, and youth internships all year round. Interns have the opportunity to work in a multitude of roles as they get first-hand experience in the museum world. BMoCA’s internships are unpaid and qualify for college credit or high school community service hours.

To apply for an internship, send a resume and cover letter stating your interest and experience as it applies to the position to For more information about interning at BMoCA, please call 303.443.2122.

See the link at the left to download application for the Museum Youth Art Advisory Internship.