Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tues – Sun

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

Free for members and children under the age of 12.


Job Opportunity: Development Associate


The Development Associate is responsible for BMoCA’s grant applications, reporting, and research. The Development Associate works full time to advance BMoCA’s fundraising goals by seeking government, foundation, and corporate grants in support of exhibitions, programs, outreach initiatives, and general operating expenses. In addition to managing the grants schedule, the Development Associate
completes acknowledgments for grants and donations and conducts ongoing research regarding funding opportunities for the museum. BMoCA’s Director of Advancement supervises the Development Associate. The candidate should have an interest in contemporary art, creative thinking skills, and the ability to work well in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Job Functions
- Complete grant applications and reports for funding from foundations, corporate, and government organizations
- Work with curatorial, education, and other departments as appropriate on grant applications
- Manage the calendar of grant applications and reports for BMoCA
- Maintain accurate information in BMoCA’s database regarding grants and donations
- Prepare stewardship reports for foundations, corporations, and public funders, as required
- Conduct prospect research regarding grants and funding opportunities
- Ensure that access to all government grant portals are kept up-to-date
- Manage BMoCA’s individual and corporate membership program, including communicating with new and expiring members, managing strategy for expanding membership, maintaining membership records, and coordinating membership drives and promotions
- Manage BMoCA’s Friends With Benefits membership affiliate group for young professionals
- Plan and execute BMoCA’s annual appeal campaign
- Manage several development and donor cultivation events throughout the year
- Assist with the annual auction fundraiser
- Assist the Executive Director and Director of Advancement with individual and corporate sponsorship proposals as assigned

- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- Minimum three years of fundraising experience in the areas of foundation, government, and corporate support preferred
- Knowledge of Altru software by Blackbaud preferred
- Event planning experience preferred
- Excellent planning and organizational skills
- Ability to meet frequent deadlines
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to read, interpret, and apply laws, rules and regulations
- Ability to work with diplomacy and tact at all times
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
- Flexible, positive attitude, and willing to follow vision of leadership
- Comfortable balancing diverse responsibilities
Hours & Compensation
The Development Associate works full time for 40 hours per week and will be required to attend occasional off-site and on-site events in the evenings. The salary range for this position is based on experience. This position includes health benefits.

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 Description
The Visitor Services Representative works part-time at the entrance desk and gives visitors their first impression of the museum. The Visitor Services Representative is responsible for collecting admissions; answering and directing phone calls; greeting museum guests; selling memberships; telling visitors basic information about exhibitions; operating store sales; and maintaining the cleanliness of the front desk, museum store, and entry way.

Job Functions
- Welcomes all guests to BMoCA
- Answers and directs all phone calls
- Enters information about visitors, members, and events into BMoCA’s database
- Answers basic questions about programs, exhibitions, and the museum
- Assists with directing community service
- Works at events by collecting admissions, assisting with set-up and break-down, and reporting results to staff
- Informs visitors about BMoCA memberships
- Sells tickets for events and items from the Museum Store using the Point of Sales system
- Performs special projects and other related duties as directed by BMoCA staff

- Previous customer service experience preferred
- Interest in the arts
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Schedule & Benefits
- Part-time
- Must work some evening events and weekend shifts
- The Visitor Services Representative is not eligible for paid vacation or health benefits.

Volunteer Opportunity: Curatorial Assistance

BMoCA is looking for volunteers interested in working closely with the curatorial staff to deinstall our spring exhibition and install our summer exhibition .

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 Monday-Friday from May 4-21, 10am-5pm. If you’re available to assist the museum staff during the evening please let us know. During install, we often work after 5pm.

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

Internship: Education Department

Work closely with the education team to research, plan, and implement current and upcoming educational programs and special events. Send a cover letter and resume to

Young Artists at Work Internship: Assistant Instructors

is BMoCA’s signature summer art camp and offers youth ages 5-12 the unique opportunity to make art in a museum setting in independent, half-day, week-long workshops. The hands-on, interdisciplinary and age-appropriate workshops include working with Visiting Artists and interacting with museum exhibitions. Students are encouraged to explore new and exciting methods and materials. Camps take place Monday-Friday, 9am-noon and 1-4pm, with an additional lunchtime camp from noon-1pm.

Assistant Instructors will work with the Education Coordinator, Visiting Artists, as well as other museum staff to assist with planning and instructing hands-on projects that encourage creativity. Interns must be creative, energetic, work well with children and adults, and have an interest in art education. Interns must also commit to the entirety of the program, June-August. Interns will be assigned either morning or afternoon schedules to allow for flexibility to also have a summer job outside of BMoCA. This internship is competitive. Only five interns are chosen each summer.

The internship schedule includes one orientation meeting, multiple training sessions, and 6 weeks of workshops, either morning or afternoon schedules.

This internship is unpaid, but qualifies for college credit. Speak with your advisor prior to starting the internship to register for credit.

To Apply
Please send a letter of interest, describing any past experience with youth, visual art, and/or arts education, a resume, and a list of at least two references with contact info to or mail your application packet to:

Education Department
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 1, 2015. Candidates will be reviewed and accepted in an ongoing basis from April – May. Early application is recommended.

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.