BMoCA

BMoCA

Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
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Museum & Store Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm

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Admission
  • $2 – adults
  • $2 – seniors
  • $2 – students
  • & educators

Always free for all on Saturdays!

Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Exhibitions Planning & Installation Manager

The Exhibitions Planning & Installation Manager works collaboratively with all museum departments, first and foremost with the Executive Director + Chief Curator, Curator and guest curators to lead exhibition planning and execution. This includes the management of installation and de-installation of the museum’s exhibitions at its main facility at 1750 13th St. in Boulder, and at its off-site exhibition spaces, including Macky Auditorium on the campus of the University of Colorado – Boulder, Frasier Retirement Community, and various other library and outdoor spaces throughout the Denver metro region.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

~Responsible for the overall planning and execution of museum exhibitions with the Curator(s)
~Organize checklists and create and manage all lender information and documentation.
~Maintain calendar of museum’s exhibitions installations and deinstallations
~Provide exhibition overviews and related assets in a timely manner to other museum departments for use in programming development, marketing, fundraising, etc.
~Coordinate with Curator(s) and interpretive staff to develop didactics, vinyl and gallery guides, and ensure these interpretive materials are completed on time.
~Develop and manage installation, fabrication and framing budgets for each exhibition.
~Ensure insurance coverage is appropriate given artwork value of each exhibition.
~Schedule and supervise installation and de-installation, including art handling and condition reporting, scheduling and hiring necessary contract art installers and fabricators, renting/purchasing necessary equipment and display materials, and executing lighting plan.
~Develop and ensure adherence to safe workplace practices and procedures in exhibition installation and deinstallation, including appropriate artwork handling protocols and procedures.
~Coordinate and arrange inbound and outbound shipping of artwork, including picking up and/or delivering local artwork as necessary.
~Coordinate artwork framing as necessary.
~Maintain exhibition/gallery spaces.
~Maintain installation furnishings such as pedestals, vitrines, and shelving, and electronic equipment such as television/video monitors, headphones, projectors, etc.
~Coordinate all gallery preparations with Visitor Services staff and create exhibition related daily instructions for opening and closing galleries.
~Coordinate installation photography and supervise contract photographer;
~Manage current exhibitions records and maintain exhibition archives.
~Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience:

~Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in work experience
~Three to five years of experience in the area of exhibition planning and installation in a gallery, museum, or art institution.
~Hands-on art installation experience.
~Previous management experience of contract art handler teams preferred.
~Experience with contemporary art is strongly preferred.

Qualifications:

~Excellent organizational skills, including ability to plan and organize multiple projects, prioritize duties, meet deadlines, manage budgets, and work effectively both as part of a team and independently.
~Familiarity with various mediums of artwork and their proper handling.
~Considerable knowledge of labeling and mounting techniques.
~Working knowledge of lighting techniques and technologies.
~Ability to complete some fabrication preferred.
~Previous experience with any graphic tool that can assist in exhibition and installation planning preferred (i.e. SketchUp).
~Proficiency with Google Suite a plus
~General understanding of budget development and tracking, and financial reporting.
~Ability to take initiative and be self-directed.
~Ability to routinely lift up to 50 pounds.
~Ability to routinely walk up and down stairs.
~Hold a valid driver’s license.
~Specific vision abilities included, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Hours & compensation
Typical working hours are 40 hours/week, 9am-5pm Monday through Friday on-site at the museum and/or at off-site exhibition locations. The position will require periodic work on weekends and evenings as required by the Museum’s exhibitions calendar.

The salary range for this position is $50,000-$55,000 based on experience and includes health and dental benefits, paid vacation, access to a 401K plan, a RTD EcoPass, and a complimentary gym membership to One Boulder Fitness.

Job Opportunity: Art Educator/Education Coordinator

BMoCA Art Educators deliver high quality art education experiences to K–12th graders and adults. BMoCA’s seven outreach education programs take place in various schools, libraries & assisted living facilities, as well as onsite at the museum.

BMoCA is searching for a well-qualified, enthusiastic candidate with experience in art and/or museum education, with specific interest and experience working with students in K–12th grades. Non-profit administrative work experience is a plus.

This position reports to the Outreach Education Manager.

Job Roles Include:
Teaching Contemporary Classroom Programs:
Contemporary Classroom is BMoCA’s K-12 school outreach program in schools around the Denver/Boulder area, and held onsite at the museum. The Educator position will plan, develop, and teach high-quality art programs in assigned schools located in Boulder, Adams, and northern parts of Arapahoe & Jefferson counties. Schedules & school locations will be determined throughout the academic year.

Managing ArtStop on the Go Program:
ArtStop on the Go is BMoCA’s program in collaboration with Broomfield Library. We supply Take & Make art kits, and lead monthly on site craft activities at several mobile home communities in Broomfield & Boulder counties. The Educator position will create Take & Make art kits and deliver to various locations in Broomfield County, as well as lead informal art activities at several locations in Broomfield County.

Coordinating Art Activities for Festivals & Special Events:
Create, organize and manage on site craft activities throughout the year at festivals or events, including: Día de los Muertos, Día del Niño, Boulder Farmers Market and other events to be determined.

Providing Administrative Support for all Education Programs:
Assist with ongoing administrative support for BMoCA’s seven Outreach Education Programs including scheduling, grant reporting and tracking, program research, and cultivating and sustaining relationships with schools and outreach partners. This role will also manage and organize necessary art supplies for all programs.

Qualifications:
~1-2 years of experience in art education; formal or informal experience working with ~K–12 students required (teaching certification not required)
~Classroom management experience
~Experience developing arts-related curriculum
~Strong written and verbal communication skills
~Strong organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
~Past administrative & scheduling experience preferred
~Consistent access to a laptop computer
~Familiarity with Google Suite, especially Google Docs, Sheets and Slides
~Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to multiple locations
~High level of professionalism
~Some proficiency in Spanish language a plus
~Ability to lift/safely carry up to 50lbs of weight; ability to routinely walk up & down stairs and perform routine physical tasks.

Hours & Schedule:
~Variable, approximately 20/hours week
~This job has a dynamic work schedule that requires flexibility
~Contemporary Classroom programs are delivered in schools throughout the Denver/Boulder metro area. The educator will be provided with specific dates and locations as they are scheduled;
~Other programs will be scheduled throughout the year.

Compensation & Benefits:
This is a part-time, hourly employee position.
$18-$22/hour depending on experience, approximately 20 hours a week
A mileage reimbursement of up to $1,000 per calendar year will be supplied for scheduled remote teaching (to be prorated in 2022)
Free museum admission & free attendance to BMoCA programs and events
Health insurance and paid vacation are not included with this position.

Start Date: September, 2022.

To Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest outlining your interest & experience and current resume to education@bmoca.org. No phone calls please. Qualified applicants will be contacted immediately for interviews and the position filled ASAP.

Job Opportunity: Visitor Services Representative

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is a non-collecting non-profit institution that annually presents 12+ exhibitions and 500+ programs to its community. BMoCA inspires creativity and fosters community through contemporary art. Its strategic plan reaffirms the museum’s commitment to engaging the community through art and reaching people “where they are” to ensure that a diverse range of community members can access programs and experience the joy and power of contemporary art. By following its strategic goals, BMoCA will ensure that the museum continues to be a leading voice in global and local conversations about contemporary art, culture, and education.

Visitor Services Representative:
As a Visitor Services Representative, you are responsible for part-time work at the front desk, within galleries, during exhibition installation, and in the administrative offices during weekdays, weekends, and after hours programs/events as scheduled. We welcome ages 16-100 to apply to this position.

Your key responsibilities include but are not limited to, welcoming visitors to the museum; distributing surveys; collecting admissions; answering and directing phone calls; telling visitors basic information about exhibitions, completing Museum Store sales; selling memberships; gallery monitoring; working with the Operations & Events Manager for after hours programming/events; assisting with exhibition installation/de-installation; and acting as basic security for the museum. Visitor Services Representatives report to the Operations & Events Manager.

Specific Job Functions:

Front Desk:
● Welcome all guests of BMoCA at the front desk.
● Sell tickets for events and admissions and sell items from the museum store by using the Point of Sale system.
● Answer and direct all phone calls to administrative staff.
● Inform visitors about and sell BMoCA memberships.
● Distribute and collect museum visitor surveys.
● Ensure daily sales income is deposited with administration staff.
● Record and report museum visitor zip codes.
● Check, reply, and forward emails to appropriate staff.
● Stay aware of current and upcoming exhibitions and events occurring at the museum.
● Enter information about visitors, members, and events into BMoCA’s Attendance Master.
● Answer basic questions about programs, exhibitions, and the museum.
● Assist with maintaining Museum Store inventory and management.
● Assist with directing volunteers at the museum.
● Assist with directing individuals completing court-ordered community service at the museum.
● Perform special projects and other related duties as directed by BMoCA staff.

Gallery Docent/Attendant:
● Monitor gallery spaces, inform visitors of basic exhibit curatorial content, and provide basic exhibition interpretation.
● Maintain and clean galleries, event spaces, and public spaces ensuring general museum cleanliness; Clean, sweep and mop of gallery spaces before and after events.
● Maintain facility, and monitor cleaning supplies and report to Operations & Events Manager on supplies that need to be restocked.
● Monitor and report gallery and artwork status to Exhibitions Staff.

Events:
● Work during on-site and off-site events, assisting with set up and clean up and serving as a front desk attendant, gallery attendant, bartender, and or server.

Installations/De-installations:
● Assist Exhibitions Staff with installation and maintaining of galleries as needed, no experience necessary.
● Patch/sand/paint walls and pedestals between exhibitions as necessary.
● Assist with installing vinyl/lights in the galleries as directed.
● Assist with placing and hanging artwork as directed.

Desired Qualifications/Experience:
● Previous work or volunteer experience that proves strong customer service and interpersonal skills (ex. retail, servers, receptionists, etc.).
● Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
● Ability to communicate in Spanish both verbally and in writing is a huge plus.
● Ability to work weekends is required and flexibility to work some evenings preferred.
● Interested or involvement with the arts or museums preferred.
● Motivation and interest in helping with exhibition installation.
● Ability to safely carry 50lbs of weight.
● Ability to routinely walk up and down stairs.
● Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
● Ability to manage details and work on multiple projects at a time.
● Living within easy commuting distance of Boulder.
● General iPad/computer knowledge and how to use apps is a plus (Google Docs, Gmail, Google Drive).
● A valid driver’s license is a plus.
● Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Hours and Compensation:
The Visitor Services Representative position is part-time for 10-24 hours per week depending on events, rentals, and exhibitions. Weekend availability is required. You will be required to attend occasional off-site and on-site events in the evenings. The hourly rate for this position is $13.50-$14.25/hour based on experience. This position does not include health benefits and paid vacations.

*_Boulder Museum of Contempoary 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._
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Opportunities: Volunteers

To become a volunteer please fill out an application via the link below.

BMoCA Volunteer Application

Once your application is received, our Volunteer Manager will reach out to let you know about any upcoming volunteer opportunities, and to sign you up for our monthly Volunteer Newsletter. For other volunteering questions please contact Sean Leftwich at sean@bmoca.org.

Some of our ongoing opportunities:


  • 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