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Summer Camp Internship_ 2017 Job Description

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The Broomfield Depot Museum – Summer Internship

Broomfield Depot Museum Summer Internship

The Broomfield Depot Museum, a division of the City and County of Broomfield Library and Cultural Affairs Department, is seeking a collections intern for this summer. The museum, at 2201 West 10th Avenue, is located in Zang Spur Park.

Broomfield recently completed an exterior restoration of the 1909 living-in train depot, which functions as a historic house museum, and is currently completing an inventory in anticipation of opening up a new museum collections facility. The intern will assist with the inventory and possible move of the museum’s textile collection, gain experience working in a small history museum, and learn about historic house museum operations.

Under the direction of museum staff, the intern will describe objects following a written protocol, photograph artifacts, enter data in the collections catalogue, physically number artifacts, and assist in reconciling accessions.
The intern may have to regularly bend down and restand and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this internship include color vision and close vision. The intern will not be an employee of the City and County.

Preferred Candidate: Will be graduate or undergraduate candidate in museum studies, history, or related field. Experience working in museums and proficiency using PastPerfect preferred.

Time Commitment: The intern will be expected to work 150 hours with a weekly commitment of 8 to 16 hours per week. The internship will be from June 1 to August 31, 2017, unless hours are completed sooner.

Benefits: The Broomfield Depot Museum Friends will provide a stipend of $750.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a one-page letter of interest, current resume or CV, and list of three references to

Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Manager
3 Community Park Rd
Broomfield, CO 80020

Applications may also be submitted via email to Please indicate Summer Internship in the subject line and include letter, resume, and list of references as attachments.

Molly Brown House Museum – Seasonal Visitors Service Associate (PT)

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203

 Position Description:

The Visitors Services Associate at the Molly Brown House Museum assists guests with tickets, information, and merchandise in the Museum Store. This position works 20-25 hours/week with a schedule to include both week days and weekends. This position may be asked to work outside the normal schedule to cover special Museum events as needed and the schedule will be adjusted to accommodate those events. The rate of pay is $10.00/hr. For immediate start, training will be provided. This position will terminate on September 3rd, 2017.



Retail customer service experience is required for this position. The Museum is looking for someone with a professional manner who is able to provide the highest level of customer service to our guests.

Previous museum, volunteer, or public speaking experience is preferred as well as an interest in history and storytelling to better educate guests about Margaret “Molly” Brown. Candidates should also be familiar with the cultural attractions available for visitors to Denver and how to direct visitors around the metro area.


Physical/Mental Requirements:

This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree. Physical demands associated with the essential functions include reaching, handling, talking and/or hearing (ordinary conversation) and seeing (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision). Required are the abilities to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; to utilize spatial, visual and tactile discrimination; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers, supervisory staff, other organizations and agencies, and the general public.


Applications accepted by e-mail only to:



Equal Opportunity Employer:

Historic Denver, Inc., the parent company of the Molly Brown House Museum, is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or local law. Prospective employees are subject to a background check.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum – Museum Technician

SALARY: $11.00 -$13.00 Hourly
DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
OPENING DATE: 03/31/17
CLOSING DATE: 04/20/17 11:59 PM
FLSA: Non­exempt position DESCRIPTION / POSITION OVERVIEW: This is a year round hourly (at­will) position with benefits limited to those required by applicable state and federal laws, which include Worker’s Compensation, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and PERA (Public Employees’ Retirement Association). Normal work days will be Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hours worked will not exceed 24 per week. Total hours worked will not exceed 1,500 annually. Museum Technician (71100) The CSPM (Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum), which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is seeking an experienced museum professional to perform collection management and exhibit preparation. In this position, you will work in a fast­paced, collaborative environment with dedicated staff and volunteers to ensure the public has meaningful access to museum collections through exhibits, programs, and research opportunities. Essential Functions ­ the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform: Assist the Museum Registrar and Archivist in collections inventory, data entry, and accessioning Assist with preservation activities of the CSPM object and outdoor sculpture collection Under the direction of the Registrar, lead volunteers in the CSPM outdoor sculpture maintenance program biannually Assist with cleaning and preventative care duties, including monitoring environmental conditions of the museum collection areas and exhibits; implement pest management practices Assist in preparation and movement of objects for exhibit Assist in mount making and exhibit installation Support various museum programs and projects We are looking for candidates who demonstrate: Knowledge of: Relational databases Principles and procedures of a museum collections best practices Basic carpentry skills Modern office equipment, including computers and supporting software
Ability to: Work independently and as part of a team Multi­task and work effectively under pressure and deadlines Safely use basic carpentry tools Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships

RELEVANT BACKGROUND AND FORMAL EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in art, history, anthropology, museum studies, or a related field. Experience working in a museum, archive, library, or an anthropology lab. Experience using power tools.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs and ladders, and lift up to 75 pounds occasionally. Environmental Conditions: Work is performed primarily in a museum setting with some work outdoors and possible exposure to dust, mold, and fumes. This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position. Please visit and click on ‘Apply for a City Career’ > ‘City Career Postings – Apply Now’ button to complete an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new login and online application (unless you already have a NEOGOV/ user ID and password). Completing your application in full, including the entire work experience section, will assist Human Resources (HR) in the applicant screening process. Your application may not be considered if all of the information requested for each employer you list is not provided. Our NEOGOV application system does not allow you to edit your application after it has been submitted for a position. If you want to make changes, you may submit another application prior to the position’s closing date and time listed in the job posting. HR will review the last application you submit for a position. To view the status of your application, go to To be notified of future career opportunities, go to If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States. **************************************************** Equal Opportunity Employer APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
30 South Nevada Ave, Suite 702 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719­385­5171 719­385­5171

City of Golden – Curatorial Assistant

The City of Golden offers a unique small town atmosphere and a great work environment. Put your talents and skills to work in an organization whose basic tenet is: “Make the City of Golden a Great Place to Live and A Great Place to Work”

We are currently recruiting for Curatorial Assistant. This position assists Exhibit and Collections Curator with documentation, care, and display of the City of Golden museum collections including inventory and cataloging of collections in excess of 15,000 items.

BA/BS in Museum Studies, Library Science, History, or related field. M.A. preferred.

Minimum two years museum experience with prior collections management preferred. Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel for research, curriculum and reporting writing. Knowledge of PastPerfect collection management software preferred.

Excellent oral communication and customer service skills. Ability to work independently and multi-task. Working knowledge of collection management and dealing with artifacts a plus. Knowledge of museum registration and handling of museum objects.

Must possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record.


MCA DENVER – Gallery Attendant

MCA DENVER Visitor Services Staff – Gallery Attendant Job Description

Job Title: Gallery Attendant – Seasonal
Reports To: Visitor Services Manager

Position Summary:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is looking for Gallery Attendants to provide exceptional customer service as they engage with MCA visitors throughout the galleries. Under the supervision of the Visitor Services Manager, Gallery Attendants will help MCA guests navigate through the museum, communicating museum policies and offering interpretive assistance. Gallery Attendants will provide the support that many first time and infrequent visitors seek in order to have an enjoyable museum experience.

Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with a knowledge or interest in contemporary art and culture. Gallery attendants receive training with museum staff, and gain experience toward potential museum and gallery careers. This position consists of 8 to 12 hours per week, including weekends/evenings. This position will start immediately and run until August, with potential for permanent employment.

• Excellent hospitality, interpersonal and communication skills
• Previous customer service experience alongside the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities is mandatory
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to keep focused to follow instructions
• Ability to handle both slow and high volume periods
• Experience working in a customer service environment a plus
• Multilingualism a plus
• Must have flexible availability and weekday availability
Gallery Attendant Responsibilities
• Provide a visible Visitor Service presence in the museum galleries
• Create a friendly and welcoming environment
• Stand and remain alert while visitors are in gallery area
• Constantly monitor visitor service needs in assigned areas
• Be proactive in answering visitors’ questions, such as the location of amenities (restrooms, etc.), the location of art objects, or information about the Museum’s hours
• Resolve visitors’ complaints on the spot in a way that is consistent with the MCA’s approach to customer service
Interpretive Duties
• Become knowledgeable about the artists and exhibition on view
• Offer informative dialogue regarding the artwork in current exhibitions
• Expected to attend ongoing training/enrichment classes pertaining to customer service, museum operations, and art interpretation

Classification: Part-Time 8-12 hours a week, including special event work.

Compensation: Starting rate of $10/hr.

Please send resume, cover letter and availability to

CU Art Museum – Visitor Experience Liaison

Visitor Experience Liaison – 08913
University Staff


The CU Art Museum is now accepting applications for a Visitor Experience Liaison. This position is responsible for shaping and implementing policies and procedures to facilitate visitor services and security as directed by the Director of Visitor Experience. The position is involved in hiring, training, and overseeing our student workers in their roles as museum attendants, implementing visitor evaluation procedures, maintaining timely and accurate attendance records, implementing security procedures and scheduling group tours and course visits to the museum’s exhibitions. In concert with another Visitor Services/Security Guard, the position opens and closes the museum and its exhibitions. This position assists with special events and monitoring the facilities.

Who we are:
Since the foundation of our collections in 1939, we have been a hub for exploration of art. Today, we strive to serve as a generator and incubator of artistic inquiry and programs engaging students, the broader campus community and the public.

Housed within CU Boulder’s College of Arts & Sciences, it’s our vision to create the university art museum of the 21st Century with the campus and broader communities. It’s our mission to become a vital player in creating a university culture in which art, creativity, intercultural understanding and research advance all disciplines in contribution to society.

What your key responsibilities will be:
Museum Attendant Supervisor
Work with the Director of Visitor Experience to hire, supervise, train and schedule student museum attendants.
Understand exhibition and program content. Duties will include: training students on topics including security, exhibition interpretation and evaluation implementation.
Schedule students to ensure adequate coverage for security and interpretive needs.
Ensure students accurately complete tasks and time-sheets.
Serve as the point-person for solving problems faced by attendants and the public, contacting other CU Art Museum Staff, campus police, etc., as appropriate and implementing emergency plans as needed.
Visitor Evaluation
Implement evaluation procedures and processes using formal and informal instruments including surveys, timing and tracking trials.
Count and maintain log of visitor attendance records, regularly update shared documents and work with Director of Visitor Experience on reporting.
Visitor Services
Facilitate visitor access, reception and orientation.
Provide information to visitors, telephone reception and staff appointment reception.
Assist with special events as needed.
Scheduling and Reporting
Work with senior staff to schedule tours and course visits.
Participate in senior level discussions providing feedback on how visitors are responding to our exhibitions and programs.
Actively inform new policies and procedures.
What you should know:
This position will require work evening and weekend hours as needed.

What we can offer:
We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be flexible. Be positive. Be supportive. Be Boulder.


What we require:
Bachelor’s degree.
Availability to regularly work evenings and weekends as needed.

What you will need:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a variety of demographic groups in a courteous and professional manner.
Proficient with word-processing and database software.
Museum operations knowledge.
Team-oriented and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment.

What we’d like you to have:
Master’s degree in museum studies or related field.
3-5 years of experience in visitor services, volunteer management or museum evaluation.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply by April 7, 2017.
If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-08913.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Professional Support Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 — Boulder Campus – 10621 – CU Art Museum

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 23, 2017

Closing Date: Apr 7, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732328

Washakie Museum and Cultural Center – Curatorial/Collections Internship

Curatorial/Collections Internship
Washakie Museum and Cultural Center

The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center is looking for a highly-qualified individual to serve as our Curatorial/Collections Intern for the summer of 2017. The museum is located in the heart of the Big Horn Basin in Worland, Wyoming. It is just an hour away from the Bighorn Mountains and a 4-hour drive to both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons National Park. The museum is made up of two permanent exhibits. The Ancient Basin explores the unique geology, paleontology and archaeology of the Big Horn Basin, and the Last West takes you through the history of Worland and Washakie County’s early ranching and sheep days.

The Curatorial Intern will be directly supervised by the curator. The position is for a 10-week period for the summer of 2017 with a negotiable start date. Preferably start on May 22nd. The intern will be expected to work 31 hours a week Tuesday through Friday (9:00am-4:00pm) and Saturday (9:00-5:00). The intern will receive a stipend of $3000. They have the option of finding their own housing or the museum can offer housing for no cost with a local resident.

Major Duties will include:
– Cataloging artifacts into PastPerfect
– Inventory of museum collection
– Numbering/labeling artifacts
– Rehousing of objects
– Possible exhibit instillation and design.

The ideal candidate will have the following:
– At least two years of a bachelor’s degree completed in Museum Studies or a related field.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Experience with PastPerfect
– Experience with other programs such as Word, Excel, and Publisher.
– Knowledge of collections management and current best practices in collections and curation.

To apply:
Please e-mail a cover letter, your resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three academic and/or professional references to: All materials must be received by April 21, 2017 to be considered. For further information, please email Rebecca Brower at

Littleton Museum – Registrar

The City of Littleton’s Littleton Museum has a rare opening for a Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for all aspects of registration, cataloging and documentation of the Museum’s collections as well as loans to and from the museum. Provides historical and legal record keeping for artifacts purchased by or donated to the city for use at the Littleton Museum. Reviews accession worksheets (cataloged artifacts) for accuracy and consistency. Enters data into computer using museum software; maintains, updates, corrects and revises data within the database. Types legal documents, archival records, and card files for artifacts owned by the city. Re-catalogs and re-numbers artifacts as needed.

The City of Littleton offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid government holidays, floating holidays, vacation and sick time, retirement matching, and a dedicated employee health clinic…to name a few!

Duties & Responsibilities:

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Works with Collections Division staff to maintain consistency of all museum records and best professional practices
Trains and supervises volunteers in the area of registration
Checks information on accession worksheets prior to entering into the computer using nomenclature, texts and code sheets; also pulling files, cards, and artifacts for measurements or other pertinent information.
Answer incoming calls/greet visitors or volunteers. This includes initial answering of collections division calls, answering questions, and providing information.
Enters data, checks computer for previous entries that include donor name, collection status, and artifact status; edits or composes definitions as needed; and enters artifact data (donor information, collection information, measurements, references, conditions, etc.) into computer database.
Re-catalogues artifacts; this includes verifying information, re-cataloging, pulling artifacts, re-numbering artifacts, writing descriptions, computer entry of revised data, correcting existing log (register), printing out new accession sheets and cards, and returning artifacts to their original location.
Prints cards and accession sheets for entered collections. This includes printing, proofing, filing, and logging information into register.
Contract preparations and other correspondence. This includes checking register, pulling files, drafting responses if needed, or typing letters, contracts, general correspondence, mailing, sorting and filing when complete.
Researching records. This includes checking old accession sheets and catalog cards to transfer information to the computer, new cards, and accession work sheets after they have been entered into the computer to reflect entries in the record for past exhibits or restoration work.
Checks register entries. This includes completing contracts and files that need permanent documents generated after computer entry or when corrections have been made.
Maintains incoming and outgoing loan agreement terms, condition reports, location changes, computer database, certificates of insurance, and other pertinent materials.
Plans and arranges workload and establishes priorities to complete scheduled assigned work within parameters and deadlines assigned by supervisor.
Delivers services to customers and staff.
Thorough questioning determines customers’ needs. Provides the information or assistance required to satisfy the customers’ needs. Accurately answers customers’ questions and assists customers in using the resources of the museum. Questions are answered face to face by use of a telephone and/or email.
May serve as an Emergency Worker

May be assigned to serve as a receptionist during lunch periods to answer telephone calls, greet visitors, answer questions, and provide information and assistance to customers.
Performs other assignments and projects as required.

This Position Reports to: Curator of Collections
This Position has Supervisory Responsibility for: None
Provides information, advice, assistance, and directions to volunteers working for the Collections Division.

Education, Formal Training & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, art, history, cultural studies, or related field; plus one year related experience; or
An equivalent combination of education, formal training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
Ability to accurately type at a speed of at least 40 wpm with no more than 7 errors as demonstrated in pre-employment testing; and ability to type at least 40 wpm on the job with ability to correct errors prior to preparation of final work products.
Solid computer data entry operation skills using word processing software. Familiarity with PastPerfect software helpful.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Requires solid knowledge of the principles of museum records management including museum collection documentation, loan forms, donor contracts, cataloging information and records, filing articles alphabetically and numerically, and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential duties of the position.
Requires basic knowledge of artifact handling principles and procedures and the ability to apply those principles and procedures to perform the essential duties of the position.
Requires solid knowledge of computer operation, solid skills in computer operation, computer records management, and the ability to access and retrieve needed information using the computer.
Requires ability to effectively and courteously communicate and interact with customers and staff members who request information and services. Customers may occasionally be angry, argumentative, or disagreeable.
Requires solid organization skills and basic knowledge of research techniques using museum catalogs and books and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position.
Requires ability to establish and conduct verbal communications through speaking, talking, and hearing.
The following mental abilities are needed to perform the essential duties of this position: alertness, precision, problem-solving, analytic ability, resourcefulness, flexibility, tact, ingenuity, spatial perception, tactile discrimination, auditory discrimination, speaking, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, olfactory discrimination, writing, reasoning, imagination, initiative, patience, visual discrimination, and persuasiveness.
Requires the ability to read and understand written information. Ability to compose information and instruction in written form.
Requires the ability to translate verbal communication into effective written material, e.g., reports and other documents.
Requires the ability to utilize analytical skills and apply results.
Requires the ability to use and apply technology.

Personal computer with assigned software; telephone, fax, photocopier; any modern office technology; donated and purchased historical artifacts; 6-foot step ladder, hand trucks and wheeled carts; small hand tools including screwdrivers, hammers, and pliers; metric and Standard tape measures; sewing needles and threads.
Personal vehicle or assigned city vehicle that includes mini-van, three-quarter ton truck, hand and power tools, and freight elevator.
Digital camera, printers, and scanners.

The following physical skills and abilities are needed to perform the essential duties of this position: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling artifacts and other objects (with the use of hand trucks and carts when appropriate) weighing 1-50 occasionally assisting other staff members in moving desks, tables, exhibit props, and artifacts weighing up to 200 pounds; occasionally moving, placing, and operating ladders to access artifacts or other objects stored on shelves at heights up to 12 feet; occasionally climbing ladders and stairs; occasionally stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling and frequently reaching and handling to work with objects and artifacts; constantly fingering and feeling to operate equipment and handle artifacts; frequently talking to establish and maintain verbal communications in-person, by telephone and intercom system; occasional hearing ordinary conversations and alarm/equipment sounds including smoke and fire alarms and doorbells; occasional smelling to detect smoke and caustic chemicals; constant seeing with near acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision, and field of vision to see and operate work objects; occasional seeing with far acuity to see objects at the worksite and see people and structures.
This work is performed while in a sitting position to operate equipment and handle artifacts; walking; and standing.
This work is performed indoors in a museum collections building that includes a laboratory, office, and warehouse-type storage areas; and outdoors on the museum grounds during special museum events.
Outdoor work activities may include exposure to: extreme cold; extreme heat; occasional exposure to wet and/or humid weather including snow, ice, rain, hail; high winds, and sun. Indoor work may include occasional exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and gases from artifacts; occasional exposure to caustic chemicals from cleaning solvents, artifacts containing old poisons and medications (eye goggles and dust masks are provided and must be worn while working with these exposures present); occasional exposure to farm animals, dusts, and hay in farm areas; occasional exposure to mechanical hazards from mechanical artifacts; and occasional work from step ladders.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum – Museum Registrar

Full Time, Benefits, Museum Registrar. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is looking for an individual with strong organization skills to manage and maintain the Museum’s collections. Primary duties include artifact information/collections management, and exhibition support. Applicant will be responsible for collections inventory and database management, collection preservation and storage, oversight of artifact donation and loan transactions, and research and reproduction services. Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Museum studies and/or equivalent experience in Collections management.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to both Executive Director, Amiee Reese, and Museum Associate Director/Curator, Michael Kassel, No phone calls please.