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: Contemporary Classroom Educator

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is searching for a qualified candidate for the part-time, contracted position of Contemporary Classroom Educator.

Contemporary Classroom is one of BMoCA’s outreach education program that brings contemporary art and the museum’s exhibitions directly to students in their classrooms. Through Contemporary Classroom, Museum Educators deliver enriching art education experiences to K–12th graders around the 7-county Denver/Boulder metro area. With the support of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) funding, Contemporary Classroom is offered for free in public schools and libraries in Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties. The program is also offered in Boulder County and other schools throughout the region for a discounted fee.

Contemporary Classroom programs consist of two parts (usually scheduled on separate days):

1) The Contemporary Classroom Educator engages the class in an interactive discussion using a provided slideshow (and filmed interviews if available) about BMoCA’s exhibitions and the featured artists. The Educator will lead students through guiding questions about the work on view and show enthusiasm about the content.

2) The Contemporary Classroom Educator presents an age-appropriate art-making activity that relates to the artwork on view at the museum. The educator prepares and brings art materials specific to the project. If time allows, the Educator will lead students through an informal gallery walk or critique.

The Contemporary Classroom Educator will be responsible for: creating art projects; collecting and preparing art materials; arriving at all assigned locations on time and prepared; delivering a high-quality program; collecting and reporting accurate attendance numbers; taking informal photos; and staying in regular communication with BMoCA staff. This position reports to the Outreach Education Manager.

BMoCA is searching for a well-qualified candidate with experience in art education and specific interest and experience working with students in K–12th-grades.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, developing, and teaching high-quality Contemporary Classroom programs in schools as assigned by the Outreach Education Manager
  • Creating supply lists for art activities and staying on budget
  • Maintaining accurate attendance data for each program
  • Informally documenting program sessions (for grant-reporting purposes)
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Outreach Education Manager
  • Acting as an ambassador for BMoCA
  • Performing tasks and errands related to the program as needed

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in art education (direct experience working with K–12 students required)
  • Classroom management experience
  • Experience developing arts-related curriculum
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to arrive on time to assigned locations
  • High level of professionalism

Hours & Schedule:
This position will primarily be focusing on schools and libraries throughout Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties. The schedule will be created throughout the year, and the Educator will be given specific dates and locations as they are scheduled.

Compensation & benefits:
This position will be on a contract basis and paid $60-75 per workshop depending on experience. The Contemporary Classroom Educator will also enjoy the benefit of free admission to BMoCA and its programming. Health insurance and paid vacation are not included with this position.

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.

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 Sara Pike at sarapike@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