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: Curator

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is at an exciting time in its history. Over the past decade, the museum has reached new heights thanks to record-breaking attendance numbers, dramatic programmatic growth, and the critical support of its community. BMoCA is now bursting at the seams, and in 2022, the museum will launch a capital campaign to support an expansion of its facilities. With an expanded facility, BMoCA will be able to realize its vision of becoming a leader in the global conversation about art and culture.

BMoCA is seeking a Curator who will provide leadership and vision for the museum’s exhibitions with conception, research, planning, design, coordination, and execution of a range of exhibitions and projects of different scales. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in curation and in exhibition design, coordination, and project management, preferably in a contemporary art museum environment and an interest in engaging diverse audiences through the curatorial programing. The candidate should also have excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to multi-task, solve problems, think creatively, and prioritize in a fast- paced environment. The Curator supervises the Curatorial Department and works collaboratively and collegially with all museum departments including education, development, exhibitions and interpretation, marketing, finance, and outreach to further the mission and vision of the institution. In partnership with museum leadership, the curator develops and monitors curatorial department budgets. The Curator reports to the Executive Director and Chief Curator.

I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceive, propose, plan, and deliver ambitious, rigorous, thought-provoking and diverse contemporary art exhibitions that further the mission of the museum; develop and propose budget estimates; correspond with lenders and secure loan agreements.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with the Manager of Exhibitions and Interpretation to coordinate exhibition production, installation and de-installation, and interpretation, including labels, interpretative materials, research and writing, catalog, marketing, budget, gallery guides production, and shipment of artworks.
  • Conduct select tours, training/education sessions and participate as needed in public programs, such as artist talks and exhibition opening events.
  • Provide exhibition details and images to Marketing Department for the development of marketing materials promoting exhibitions to media and general audiences.
    Review marketing materials as needed.
  • Maintain paper and electronic files for each exhibition, including condition reporting for incoming and outgoing artworks, invitation letters, and loan agreements, among other documentation.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and industry expertise by building local, regional, national, and international relationships with artists, cultural organizations, and institutions for the benefit of the museum; maintain current knowledge of relevant legal, copyright, and property issues; advise Executive Director of necessary action/initiatives.
  • Organize and supervise the work of junior staff, interns, and volunteers as directed.
  • Nurture and develop strong donor relations on behalf of the museum; participate in fundraising efforts specific to museum programs and general initiatives, including special events.
  • Attend organizational and community functions and meetings, representing and advocating for the museum and promoting BMoCA’s strategic goals; present to the board as requested; communicate sensitively and effectively to diverse audiences fostering goodwill among the museum’s members and guests as well as board members, donors, media contacts, and the city’s civic leaders and organizations.
  • Exercise leadership skills and curatorial experience by working on site-specific commissions and commissions of new works in an ever-evolving environment and art practice.
  • Collaborate with Education Department team members to develop and present interpretive materials and programs for all ages about current and relevant topics as it relates to curated exhibitions.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following museum procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
  • Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using museum resources wisely and supporting the museum’s sustainability initiatives and innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

II. Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree or the equivalent in art history or curatorial studies with expertise in 20th-century art or contemporary art.
  • Six years of progressive responsibilities and curatorial experience in the museum field developing and executing imaginative and innovative exhibitions on complex subjects designed to appeal to broad audiences.
  • Demonstrated excellence in exhibitions and museum publications.

III. Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the different approaches to and methods used in the curation of
    contemporary art.
  • Outstanding writing skills and public presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with general audience about contemporary art and inspire viewers through public lectures, gallery presentations, video presentations, and print media.
  • Excellent project management and 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.
  • Abilities in delegating work, problem solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to achieve and sustain best curatorial practices and ethical standards of the field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, and Google Drive.
  • Comfortable and up-to-date concerning the use of technology.
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions.
  • Proven ability to forge mutually respectful, trusting, and effective relationships with a diverse group of staff, artists, guest curators, Board members, community leaders, and decision makers.
  • Strong negotiation and collaboration skills.
  • Pragmatic, grounded, decisive, and disciplined; mentally flexible and creative as circumstances demand.
  • Ability to maintain balance and perspective, and a proactive “can do” attitude that can motivate others.
  • Committed to staying abreast of trends in the field and enhances the reputation of BMoCA as a leader in the field of contemporary art; deep knowledge and
    understanding of national and international contemporary art.

Hours & compensation
The Curator works full time for 40 hours per week and will be required to attend
occasional off-site and on-site events in the evenings. Occasional travel may be
required. The salary range for this position is based on experience and includes a
comprehensive benefits package. This position includes health and dental benefits, paid vacation, access to a 401K plan, an RTD EcoPass, and a complimentary gym
membership to One Boulder Fitness.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@bmoca.org. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: July 25, 2022

Start date: as soon as possible

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

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