Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

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

Free for members and children under the age of 12.


Job Opportunity: Young Artists at Work Camp Educator

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is searching for a qualified candidate(s) for the position of Young Artists at Work (YAW) Camp Educator.

YAW Educators are responsible for maintaining the excellence of BMoCA’s educational programming, while working closely with the Education Coordinator to create new initiatives that accomplish BMoCA’s mission.

BMoCA believes that the right candidate for this position will have an innate belief in the power of education to facilitate greater understanding of BMoCA’s exhibitions, art, the community around us, and our own humanity. We are searching for a well-qualified candidate with experience in youth art education, including lesson plan creation, creative use of materials, flexibility in fast-moving situations, and willingness to learn about BMoCA’s exhibiting artists.

YAW Educators will implement lesson plans for full-day camps that incorporate the museum setting, personal art expertise, and showcase fine art mediums and techniques. YAW Educators will work with YAW interns to properly prepare materials, set-up, and deliver lesson plans. Educators will also work closely with the Education Coordinator concerning the lesson plans for YAW. Additional responsibilities may also require the YAW Educator’s attention as they arise.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Program Coordination:
Material requirement lists one month prior to camps
Attendance at planning meetings and intern coordination meetings
Working closely with the Education Coordinator
Acting as ambassador for BMoCA to students, parents and outside audiences

Creative, independent, organized, enthusiastic, proactive
Enjoys working with the public, including children and families
Succeeds in finding and coordinating resources

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
Art museum or nonprofit experience preferred
5 years experience in youth educational programming/teaching
Teaching certification preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently

This position will begin immediately, with camps occurring September 17, 2018; November 19, 2018; January 7, 2019; February 15, 2019; and April 15, 2019. The YAW Educator will teach full-day camps during these dates from 8:30am-5:30pm. The Educator will report directly to the Education Coordinator.

Compensation: $20 per hour (actual teaching time)

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.

About BMoCA
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm; closed Monday. Museum admission is $1. Free admission to the museum is offered to members and children under the age of 12.

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: Exhibitions Assistance

BMoCA is looking for volunteers interested in working closely with the exhibition 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.

Opportunities: Volunteers

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 Erwin Erkfitz at

Some of our ongoing opportunities:

  • Check-in
  • Volunteer Coordination, Membership
  • 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
  • Assisting instructors with educational planning and execution
  • Rental assistance
Development & Marketing Associate

Job Description: The Development and Marketing Associate is responsible for key initiatives within both the Development and Marketing departments at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), a 46-­‐year old non-­‐profit organization that is committed to being a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.

*Development responsibilities will be focused on leading BMoCA’s grant application and reporting process, including completing all grant writing and research. This position’s work will advance BMoCA’s fundraising goals by seeking government, foundation, and corporate grants in support of exhibitions, programs, education outreach initiatives, and general operating expenses. Additional development responsibilities will include all donor acknowledgement, as well as assisting with donor cultivation activities, and overseeing the BMoCA membership program.

*Marketing responsibilities include leading marketing tactic execution in support of all museum activities in order to drive increases in attendance and brand awareness. This position will manage website content and e-­‐mail marketing, as well as lead and coordinate the development of all printed materials, didactics and ad campaigns with the support of a contract graphic designer.

*The candidate should have an interest in contemporary art, creative thinking and writing skills, and the ability to work well in a dynamic and fast-­‐paced environment. The position will require attendance at periodic evening and weekend events, and meetings with a diverse donor and prospect base in the Boulder/Denver area.

Development role responsibilities -­‐ 45%
● Manage grant submission calendar and complete grant applications and reports for funding from government, foundation, and corporate organizations working collaboratively with curatorial, education, and other departments to optimize applications.
● Acknowledge and correspond (letters, special letters, tax receipts, impact letters and thank you cards) with all all donors and fulfill all giving benefits for donors in a timely way.
● Champion data integrity of all donation and grant information captured in BMoCA’s database software, Altru.
● 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.
● 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 Deputy Director with individual and corporate sponsorship proposals and donor stewardship activities as assigned.

Marketing role responsibilities-­‐ 40%
● Work collaboratively with Deputy Director to create and implement creative concepts and champion brand standards across all communications.
● Coordinate the design and printing of collateral and digital assets for BMoCA programs and exhibitions, special events, outreach programs, advertising campaigns and fundraising initiatives.
● Act as website editor, updating content accurately and on time.
● Create weekly and custom e-­‐mail communications.
● Write and issue press releases, and proactively manage media contacts and press opportunities to maximize press coverage of BMoCA’s activities, including coordinating press previews.
● Manage contract graphic designer and develop a volunteer base of photographers that document BMoCA events.
● Manage database of photos and assure appropriate documentation of museum activities.
● Curate accurate and usable patron data lists, acting as organizational expert on Altru and MailChimp software capabilities for lists and queries.

Membership role responsibilities – 15%
● Manage and administer 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
● Work collaboratively with Visitor Services Lead and Visitor Services staff to drive on-­‐site membership sales, including assisting with training and setting goals.
● Act as staff leader on the planning committee for BMoCA’s Friends With Benefits membership affiliate group.

Desired Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
● Minimum of three years of fundraising experience, preferably in the areas of foundation, government, and corporate support. Minimum of 2 years of marketing experience in the areas of design and printing coordination, website editing and e-­‐mail communications.
● Outstanding writing skills, ideally with past experience in successful grant writing.
● Strong research skills, ideally with past experience in researching funding opportunities for non-­‐profit organizations.
● Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to balance diverse responsibilities and meet frequent deadlines.
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, and work with diplomacy and tact at all times.
● Proven ability to work collaboratively in a fast-­‐paced environment, exhibiting flexibility, a positive attitude, and a willingness to support the organizational vision of BMoCA staff and board leadership.
● Event planning experience preferred.
● Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Altru software preferred.
● Prior experience in an SCFD organization a plus.

Hours & Compensation The position of Development & Marketing Associate is a full­‐time, 40­‐hour per week, exempt position. The salary range for this position is $40,000‐$50,000 based on experience. In addition to salary the compensation package for this position includes health benefits, paid vacation, an RTD EcoPass, and membership in a local fitness club.

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.