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

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday
11am – 5pm

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

Free for members and children under the age of 12.

Opportunities

Internship Opportunity: Teacher’s Assistants for Young Artists at Work Summer Camps

Young Artists at Work is BMoCA’s signature summer art camp and offers youth ages 5-12 the unique opportunity to make art in a museum setting in half-day, week-long workshops. Camps take place Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, and 1-4pm.

The interns will work with the Education Coordinator, YAW Camp Educator, 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. Summer camp dates are as follows:

• July 8 – 12. 8:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm
• July 22 – 26. 8:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm
• July 29 – August 2. 8:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm

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 two interns are chosen each summer.

The internship schedule includes one orientation meeting and training session, and 3 weeks of workshops, either morning or afternoon shifts.

This internship is unpaid, but qualifies for college credit.

Candidates will be reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis. Early application is recommended.

Job Opportunity: Exhibitions and Operations Manager

The Exhibitions and Operations Manager works collaboratively with all museum departments, as well as the Chief Curator and guest curators to lead exhibition execution. This includes providing project management for the installation and de-installation of the museum’s exhibitions at its main facility at 1750 13th St. in Boulder, and at its offsite exhibition space at Macky Auditorium on the campus of the University of Colorado- Boulder. This role also works with all museum departments, the City of Boulder Facilities and Asset department, and outside contractors to manage the museum facility which is open 362 days annually.

I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Exhibitions
o Serve as project manager for the exhibition calendar of BMoCA which includes 7-9 exhibitions annually.
o Manage exhibition schedule, planning, installation, de-installation and execution of exhibition calendar.
o Prepare the museum galleries.
o Facilitate and tracks loan agreements.
o Work collaboratively with artists, collectors, and curators on developing an exhibition schedule and travel arrangements for artists and curators.
o Coordinate with vendors on the production of works of art.
o Gather cost estimates and create and keep track of budgets and timelines.
o Coordinate special projects and exhibitions outside of the museum.
o Create exhibition related instructions for opening and closing galleries, including necessary information for Visitor Services staff.
o Coordinate framing of artwork.
o Coordinate and arrange inbound and outbound shipping of artwork.
o Coordinate documentation of exhibitions.
o Serve as registrar for exhibitions.
o Assure values of artwork on loan do not exceed insurance coverage.
o Coordinate with curator(s), and marketing and interpretation staff to ensure didactics, vinyl and gallery guides are completed on time.

• Operations
o Ensure the facility is run in a manner which optimizes museum visitor experience and museum staff effectiveness and efficiency.
o Coordinate with the City of Boulder Facilities and Asset Management personnel as needed to resolve any issues with the facility’s mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems in a timely way, and develop and maintain a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all facility equipment and structures, including, but not limited to: HVAC, plumbing, etc.
o Conduct scheduled facility inspections to ensure quality control and compliance with regulatory and safety standards.
o Ensure building access and access records are properly maintained.
• Organize and tracks keys and key codes, following BMoCA policies.
• Ensure the security system and codes are maintained.
• Upgrade and maintain video monitoring system.
• Communicate any changes in access to all necessary parties.
o Identify and prioritize maintenance and repair needs, identify preferred vendors and costs, and execute approved projects.
o Prepare annual facility operating and capital maintenance budgets.
o Lead staff training on key facility processes and equipment, including ADA equipment, fire and medical equipment, security system, etc.
o Ensure proper janitorial maintenance of facilities.
o Lead staff in energy conservation efforts.

II. Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in work experience.
• Three to five years of experience in the area of exhibition management.
• Prior experience managing a facility is desired.
• Museum experience is preferred.

III. Qualifications:
• Considerable knowledge of exhibit design and construction, graphic design, color theory, mount-making, and design/fabrication materials.
• Knowledge and experience in proper handling of artwork.
• Considerable knowledge of labeling and mounting techniques.
• Working knowledge in museum principles and practices, and general administrative principles, practices, and methods.
• Working knowledge of lighting techniques and technologies.
• Knowledge of production and audiovisual equipment as it applies to new media and video, sound needs, LED lighting, etc.
• Experience in basic carpentry and electrical work.
• Considerable knowledge of and the ability to handle small power tools, various electronic equipment, and painting and finishing equipment.
• Strong communication skills to initiate and maintain communication across multiple stakeholders.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Previous experience with any graphic tool that can assist in exhibition and installation planning (i.e. Adobe).
• General understanding of budget development and tracking, and financial reporting.
• Ability to take initiative and be self-directed.
• Strong detail orientation and ability to manage complex projects.
• 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. 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.

Art Stop Educator: Paid Internship

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is searching for a qualified candidate(s) to serve as the Art Stop Educator. This position is a paid internship. Art Stop provides free, hands-on, art-making activities for families during the Boulder County Farmers’ Market every Saturday from April 6, 2019, till November 23, 2019. Held outdoors on the front porch of the museum, creative inter-generational projects are designed to complement exhibitions within the museum, as well as the colors, shapes, and textures of the market.

The Art Stop Educator is 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 the right candidate for this position will have an innate belief in the power of education to facilitate a 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.

The Art Stop Educator will implement lesson plans for weekly art-making that incorporate the museum setting, personal art expertise, and showcase fine art mediums and techniques. The Art Stop Educator will work with the Education Coordinator to properly prepare materials, set-up, and implement lesson plans. Additional responsibilities may also require the Art Stop Educator’s attention as they arise.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Program Coordination:
Weekly half-day lesson plans
Material lists
Attendance and documentation of Art Stop
Working closely with the Education Coordinator
Acting as an ambassador for BMoCA to students, parents and outside audiences

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

Qualifications:
Art museum or nonprofit experience preferred
2 years experience in youth educational programming/teaching
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently

Hours:
This position will begin April 6th, with Art Stop occurring every Saturday, 9:30am-1: 30 pm until Saturday, November 23rd.

Compensation and benefits:
$8 per hour.

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.

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)

Qualifications
- 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 erwin@bmoca.org.

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