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Denver Art Museum – On-Call Registrar

Position Purpose:

Assists on on-call basis with budgeted registration projects involving creation and maintainence of records, collections database, and documentation for incoming art, loan, or traveling exhibitions. Unpacks and conditions artwork, and assists with research and cataloging collection projects. Assists in management of hard file records, file archival rehousing, and file cleanup.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

-Assists with unpacking, packing, cataloging, conditioning, and moving artwork

-Prepares registration documentation (receipts, condition reports, loan agreements, etc.)

-Undertakes data-entry and reporting on collections database

-Assists with maintaining files, records, and working on collection research and cataloging projects.

-Assists with doing condition documentation photography in digitized format

– Assists with collection inventories and storage moves

– Assists with file and records room projects including archival file organization, rehousing, cleanup, and basic filing

Non-Essential (Other) Duties/Responsibilities

-other duties as assigned

supervisory duties



Education or Formal Training

Bachelors degree in art history, anthropology, museum studies or related field.


One year experience in a museum registration, curatorial, or collections managment environment preferred.

Material and Equipment Directly Used

Computer and software (ARGUS open edition, Qscan, Photoshop)


A-frame, furniture dolly, pallet jack

Museum van for art transports

Working Environment/Physical Activities

museum, off-site storage

Subject to many interruptions

lifting, pushing, or pulling up to 50 lbs.

standing, walking, sitting, and climbing

eye/hand/foot coordination

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


Clyfford Still Museum – Visitor Services Representative

VS Rep Position Posting AUG 2017

1250 Bannock Street
Denver, Colorado 80204

 Position:  Visitor Services Representative (part time, non-exempt)

Benefits:  Eligible for Prorated, Part-Time Employee Benefits

Application Deadline:  September 1, 2017

Start Date:  Immediately

Compensation:  $12.00/hour

Reports to:  Director of Visitor Services and Events


The Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum is dedicated to the life and artwork of Clyfford Still. The museum is seeking a Visitor Services Representative who will be responsible to ensure that all museum visitors experience optimum customer service and encounter a welcoming and helpful atmosphere. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; closed Mondays.  Must be able to work 2 to 4 days per week.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Staff the reception desk, greet and provide assistance to museum visitors with a focus on customer service, organization and efficiency. Ensure visitors are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Handle ticket sales and sales from the museum shop; manage cash drawer.
  • Promote and sell museum memberships.
  • Supply front desk with sufficient visitor information literature, maps, and other necessary materials and keep it a welcoming space.
  • Interface with museum security to implement museum policies and procedures for the safety and security of visitors and of the museum.
  • Maintain a friendly and helpful environment for museum visitors. Serve as a resource for, and communicate well with, a variety of visitors, understand and address the special needs of different visitors, address visitor concerns and complaints in a pleasant and efficient manner.
  • Understand and help carry out the museum’s mission, activities, services and programs.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with peers at other area museums.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the museum, and perform other duties as needed.


Behavioral Traits and Attributes


  • Ability to engage and inspire front desk staff and volunteers
  • Relishes in responsibility and is self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic and a rule follower
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes direction well and completes projects in a timely fashion
  • Ability to listen well and be a good problem solver


Minimum Education, Job Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in business or arts administration preferred; one to two years of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Prior experience in a museum setting a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office products; experience with ticketing and point of sales systems is highly desirable (the museum uses Altru, a Blackbaud product).
  • Prior sales experience and cash/register handling strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, to work in fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines, while maintaining flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public and to exercise tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Sensitivity to diverse characteristics of visitors and understanding of the requirements of visitors with disabilities or special needs.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.


Please send cover letter, resume and references to


Non-Discrimination Statement – The Museum prohibits making any employment decisions or basing any terms and conditions of employment on the basis of a person’s race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, height, weight, national origin, ancestry, or ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgendered status or gender expression or identity, marital status, disability, political affiliation, military or veteran status or any other basis now or in the future protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.


The Museum follows this policy in all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, testing, training, certification, promotions, demotions, terminations, performance evaluations, leaves, and use of Museum facilities.


The Museum expressly prohibits any employment-based retaliation against anyone who brings a complaint of discrimination or who assists the Museum in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination.


Buffalo Bill Museum – Director


We are seeking a Buffalo Bill Museum Director who will develop, lead and execute the strategic vision for the Buffalo Bill Museum. The Buffalo Bill Museum Director have an opportunity to develop and implement fundraising strategies; and engage with the Museum’s patrons and the community at large through outreach. The Buffalo Bill Museum Director will be working to ensure that Buffalo Bill Museum continues to be a charming walk in to American History, your communications skills, and your enthusiasm for working with diverse groups of all sorts must be exceptional.

With more than 70,000 visitors annually, the Buffalo Bill Museum visitors delight in exhibits about Buffalo Bill’s life and the Wild West shows, Indian artifacts and firearms. The Buffalo Bill Museum has a number of permanent exhibits, features a special temporary exhibit every year, and hosts 4 special events annually.

Some of the responsibilities include:

Oversight of exhibits, collections, public programs and a small museum team
Public representative for Buffalo Bill Museum within the museum community– as a speaker, author, panelist, etc.
Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the Buffalo Bill Museum
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
Presence at museum at meetings (museum professional gatherings, tourism related associations like Lariat Loop and Visit Denver, civic organizations, etc.)
Operation knowledge; well acquainted with standard museum operations, procedures and policies
Maintain research files and reference library
Build, sustain, and deepen our relationships with audiences and communities most excited to engage with the Buffalo Bill Museum
Oversight of the 64 acre site including lookout mountain park and its upkeep
Oversight and care and maintenance of the site, including the museum and Pahaska Tepee buildings.
Budget setting and monitoring.
Administration of financial and personnel policies and procedures
Oversight of financial expenditures and reporting
Other related work as required.
About You
Our Ideal candidate will have:

A genuine passion and enthusiasm for Buffalo Bill’s life and times
Proven track record of fundraising success, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging and outreaching with a community of motivated supporters
Ability to develop and implement creative fundraising strategies, including marketing techniques
You are a self-starter, creative, energetic person with an eye for what will inspire people to continue supporting the museum.
Experienced manager and thoughtful leader.
Embedded and respected in the Western American History community, and have deep ties and longstanding relationships with people in all corners of the community
An appropriate college degree preferably in Museum Studies, History or related field.
Experience as a public speaker, and writer that can make content meaningful to diverse audiences

Washakie Museum & Cultural Center – Museum Educator

POSITION: Museum Educator
DEPARTMENT: Curatorial
FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full Time (40hr/wk)

The Washakie Museum & Cultural Center is looking to hire a full-time museum educator to implement and create programs surrounding our exhibits both permanent and temporary, our collection, art shows, and performing arts. The museum educator will also assist in exhibit research and collections management.


• Maintains a strong commitment to welcoming, encouraging, and engaging with youth of all ages and families of all types
• Facilitates educational programs utilizing Washakie Museum’s collection, exhibitions, art shows, and performing arts: activities include planning, development, and facilitation of school programs (school tours and 4th grade history days), educational programing to complement both permanent and temporary exhibits, children’s art classes, performing arts camp, and other public outreach programming.
• Assist curatorial department with exhibit research and collections management.
• Writing small grants
• Coordinated funding endeavors to expand museum programming
• Fill in as needed at the front desk or other museum staffing needs including working special events.


• Preferably a bachelor degree in museum studies, education, child development, or related field.
• Experience working with children from ages 4-18
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in writing/developing curriculum/programming
• Experience in research and grant preferred
• Ability and desire to interact with youth, families, and schools
• Proficient in Microsoft word, publisher, and excel (experiences with PastPerfect is ideal)

TO APPY: 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 September 29th to be considered. For further information, please email Rebecca Brower at

Fort Collins Museum of Art – Education Coordinator

Position Title:
Education Coordinator
Reports To:
Executive Director
Job Brief:
The Education Coordinator plans, manages, coordinates and evaluates all educational activities for the museum with a focus on ages 17 and under.
Essential Job Functions:
• This position will carry out the Museum’s educational responsibilities, which will
entail creating, developing and implementing educational programming, outreach, and
continuing education with a view to making learning enjoyable, accessible, and
interesting for a wide range of visitors. A fresh, energetic, and fun approach is to be
taken to educate on a variety of exhibition topics to allow visitors to connect with art and with the subject matter.
• Creation of changing hands-on creative stations and activities for kids in the museum’s Art.Edu.Osity Creative Space.
• Creation of teacher packets & visit materials for the website which tie into State and
Federal curriculum standards and 21st century skills.
• Creation of fun, interactive projects for in-gallery use.
• Creation of kids labels for the gallery exhibitions.
• Make personal contacts and actively develop teacher relationships and promote the
museum and web resources to schools.
• Identify, recruit and cultivate community organizations and schools for field trips to the museum.
• Build the audience for the Creative Space to be able to offer a scheduled set of guided activities, classes and workshops in a variety of mediums for a variety of ages.
• Play a central role in building a strong presence for the Museum in the community
• Play a key role in establishing learning outcomes for Museum programming and work to
ensure they are achieved.
• Work closely with the Museum Director to research other sources of funding for educational initiatives.
• Assist with evaluation and work to incorporate feedback into educational resources.
• Other tasks as assigned.
Experience and Qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree in education (preferably art education)
• A minimum of three years of professional experience
• Understanding of curriculum standards and an ability to develop educational
programs which tie to Federal and State standards and to 21st century skills
• An outcome‐oriented individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to take initiative and work creatively without constant supervision
• Ability to devise, research, prepare and deliver exciting and engaging learning projects
• Excellent organizational and planning skills
• Communicates clearly, verbally and in writing
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience and a wide range of contacts at different levels
• Ability to handle a number of projects and prioritize work
• Commitment to social inclusion and making museums accessible to all ages
• This is a contract position and will offer $12,000 yearly ($1,000 a month)
• This position is relatively cyclical as exhibitions change every 2-3 months
• Some after-hours attendance for events will be required

Please email a resume, cover letter and list of three references by end of day August 25 to

History Colorado – Fall Internships (School Programs, Event Sales, CRM, Communications, Adult Programs, Byers-Evans House, Fort Vasquez)

History Colorado is committed to providing hands-on learning and career experience through our internship program.  Interns have the opportunity to work closely with museum professionals on a variety of projects to gain practical training in museum work.

Benefits for History Colorado Interns:

  • All interns are recognized at an annual party for hours contributed during the previous year
  • Interns receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store while wearing their badge
  • Interns who volunteer 25 hours are eligible for a History Colorado Membership with a 20% discount
  • Interns receive reduced parking rates at the Cultural Center Parking Garage while volunteering

For more information:


Sales and Event Coordination Internship_ Fall 2017

Fort Vasquez Museum Internship_Fall 2017

Cultural Resource Management Internship-Fall 2017

Communications Internship-Fall 2017

Byers-Evans House Museum Internship_Fall 2017

Adult Programs Internship_ Fall 2017

Rock Springs Historical Museum – Museum Coordinator

Museum Coordinator – Full-time, benefited position at the Rock Springs Historical Museum with an entry level wage of $27.52/hour. Seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to foster partnerships, and lead the museum as a cultural hub for Downtown Rock Springs. This position is responsible to plan, supervise, coordinate, and direct the activities of the historical museum including responsibility for coordination and promotion of historical museum events and programs. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service, at least 4 years of administration experience preferably related to museums and a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in museum studies, public history, history, business or equivalent. For full details, see the job description posted at Applications are due by 4pm on August 18, 2017.

McAllister House Museum – Director

Seeking Applicants: Director McAllister House Museum

Museum Description: McAllister House Museum is a National Historic Landmark, owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado (NSCDA in CO) since 1961. It is located in Colorado Springs, CO. McAllister House was built in 1873 by Major Henry McAllister, an associate of General William Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. The house was saved from destruction and sold to the NSCDA in CO by Shepard’s Citations. The museum is located on the edge of the downtown business district and adjacent to Colorado College, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and other cultural institutions. More information about our museum can be found by visiting the website at
Job Title: Director, McAllister House Museum
Salary: Up to $42,000 per year
Broad Scope of Position: The NSCDA of CO recently completed a strategic planning process in collaboration with the El Pomar Foundation. The new Director will play a pivotal role in implementing this strategic vision for the institution. The Director is the Museum’s chief administrator responsible for the overall management and maintenance of its buildings, grounds, collections, and supervision of other paid staff and volunteers. The Director will be responsible for grant writing and fundraising, as well as marketing the museum both locally and nationally. The Director is expected to have a visible role in the community as a representative of the institution. The strategic plan calls for the museum to participate in the Museum Assessment Program sponsored by the American Alliance of Museum’s, and the Director will also be responsible for leading that effort.
Qualifications: This position calls for a museum professional used to working in a fast-paced environment, and comfortable with both day-to-day operations and long-term strategic thinking. The ideal candidate will demonstrate at least two years’ experience in museum management, nonprofit administration, fundraising, program development, and/or grant writing. This position requires a minimum of a BA from an accredited school with a preference in a relevant academic area such as museum studies, history, nonprofit management, or business administration. Also needed are interpersonal and organizational skills, and entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work for and with a volunteer organization.
Conditions of Employment: The Director will report to the Chairman of the McAllister House Committee and the President of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado (NSCDA-CO). The Director will serve at the pleasure of the McAllister House Museum Committee who will be responsible for the annual evaluation of the Director’s performance.
For consideration please send a resume and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the position to: Terry Thatcher, Chair McAllister House Museum Committee at or mail to Terry Thatcher, McAllister House Museum, 423 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Deadline for application: September 15, 2017.

Grand County Historical Association – Executive Director

The Grand County Historical Association (GCHA), located in the spectacular setting of Grand County Colorado, seeks applications for the position of Executive Director. We are seeking a person with a passion for Colorado history who is able to develop and lead a team of employees and volunteers in fulfilling our mission of preserving and fostering an appreciation for the rich history of Grand County. They ideal candidate will have a background in museum management, business management, and organizational leadership as well as strong interpersonal skills.

With a ten-member board of directors, we operate with a staff of two full-time and several part-time employees along with a large cadre of volunteers. We have strong community support and involvement with our programs. We currently have approximately 350 members.

Job Description: The Executive Director is the key management leader of GCHA. They are responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, strategic plan of the organization and ensuring appropriate museum and historic preservation policies and principles are followed. Other key duties include teambuilding, staff supervision, budget development and management, financial oversight, fundraising, marketing, publicity, and community out reach. Duties also include managing financial accounts, regularly entering accounting data into QuickBooks, preparing monthly and quarterly reports, ordering books and items for the gift shops, issuing and processing membership renewal notices and other routine office administrative tasks.

This is a 12 month, full-time, salaried position. Work schedule and locations are flexible with the minimum requirement of 32 hours per week. Salary, beginning at $42,000, is negotiable depending on previous experience.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in museum or history studies or business management degree with minor in history/museum studies. Two years experience with nonprofit organization.

Desired skills and experience: nonprofit leadership, teambuilding, museum management, the historic preservation, educational program development, fundraising, supervision, strategic planning, budget development, QuickBooks, Excel, Past Perfect and other database management, marketing, and social media.

How to apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 to 5 professional references. Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 31, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please visit for further background information about our organization and the Executive Director position offered.

Submit applications to:
Grand County Historical Assn.
Attn: Personnel Committee PO Box 165
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451