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
Open at 9am Saturday & until 8pm Wednesday during Farmers Market

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

Free for members and children under the age of 12.

Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Studio Project Coordinator

BMoCA is searching for a qualified candidate for the position of Studio Project Coordinator for its Studio Project teen internship program. The coordinator will be responsible for managing this program over the course of the 2019-2020 school year (August-May), maintain the excellence of BMoCA’s educational programming as well as working closely with the Education Coordinator.

The Studio Project is BMoCA’s answer to purposeful engagement for middle and high school-aged youth. This program is targeted to serve youth with events focused on dialogues about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people. The Studio Project is a program that includes Art Lounges (evening art-related events), student exhibitions, and is a school-year-long internship program comprised of students from local middle and high schools.

Studio Project interns meet every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. when school is in session at BMoCA, in addition to two Art Lounges and two student exhibitions held on Friday nights from 5-10pm.

BMoCA believes 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 art education with teens.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Planning, organizing, and teaching Studio Project
- Interviewing potential interns
- Monthly lesson planning
- Weekly meetings held every Wednesday night September through May (minus holidays and breaks)
- Creating meeting reports
- Planning two Art Lounges and two art exhibitions with the interns
- Research and recruit two artists-in-residence from the Boulder/Denver area
- Photo document meetings and each event
- Plan and facilitate two field trips with the interns
- Plan and oversee additional artist visits/field trips
- Collect and submit permission forms, surveys, and evaluations throughout the
year.
- Regular communication with all interns regarding their progress in event
planning, marketing, scheduling, etc
- Communicate with Education Coordinator

Qualifications:
- 2 years of experience in art education
- Leading teen groups in events and/or group activities is preferred
- Experience developing multi-month educational lesson plans
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, teaching certification, and/or
museum experience preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage
multiple priorities

Hours & Schedule:
The Studio Project meets every Wednesday night at BMoCA from 5-6:30 p.m. during the school year (minus holidays and breaks). The Studio Project Coordinator is expected to attend the two Art Lounges and two student exhibitions that are held on Friday nights, typically from 6-10pm. The Coordinator is also expected to manage the program outside of these hours.

Compensation & benefits:
This position is part-time and will be paid a flat rate of $6,000. The Coordinator will also enjoy the benefit of free admission to BMoCA and its programming while teaching Studio Project. Health insurance and vacation are not included with this position.

Start Date: Applicant will start in August to work with the Education Coordinator in planning and the intern process prior to the start of the school year on August 15, 2019.

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.

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