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History Colorado Internships for Spring Semester (School Programs, Philanthropy, Historic Preservation, Ft Vasquez, Communications, and State Archaeologists Collections)

State Archaeologists Collections Assistance Internship
School Programs Internship
Philanthropy Internship 
Historic Preservation Internship
Fort Vasquez Museum Internship
Communications and Media Internship

Denver Firefighters Museum – Weekend Visitor Services Coordinator (PT)

Denver Firefighters Museum
Title: Weekend Visitor Services Coordinator
Status: Part – time: Saturdays 9:30 – 4:30, Occasional Weekdays and evenings as needed
Salary Range: $10.00 per hour

Summary: Responsible for the weekend operations of the Museum’s front desk and gift shop including greeting the public, answering phones, operating admissions and store registers and maintaining attractiveness of front desk and store area; stocking merchandise, dusting, and straightening. Provide support to tour and birthday parties.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Greet every customer with an excellent standard of customer care.
2. Procure and disseminate information about our programs in person and over the phone.
3. Operate admissions/store cash register, collect admission, membership, program and birthday party fees, process store transactions, process opening and closing paperwork.
4. Balance cash register daily with closing weekly and monthly.
5. Copy and maintain literature at front desk.
6. Maintain organized and attractive front desk.
7. Provide basic security support through monitoring cameras.
8. Dust, vacuum and re-supply restrooms when necessary.

Former work with children a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Previous cash handling, retail, customer service, and museum experience required.
Type 35 wpm and familiarity with computers, Word, Publisher and Access.
Team player enthusiastic about history of firefighting, fire safety and prevention.
High School diploma.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – Museum Educator

JOB POSTING: Museum Educator for Art Stop on the Go in Douglas County

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is searching for a qualified candidate for the position of Museum Educator for its program Art Stop on the Go in Douglas County. The educator will be responsible for maintaining the excellence of BMoCA’s educational programming as well as working closely with the Education Coordinator and Library Staff.

BMoCA’s Education Department is comprised of programs for all ages and focuses on reaching a diverse audience. BMoCA has built a strong platform for fostering creativity through unique educational opportunities in our community.

Art Stop on the Go is an after-school art workshop for 5-12 year olds, held monthly at each of the five participating libraries.

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.

Duties include but are not limited to:
o Planning, organizing, and teaching Art Stop on the Go
o Working with the Director of Education and staff
o Coordinating between the libraries and BMoCA Staff
o Evaluating projects, participants and the impact of the program
o Acting as ambassador for BMoCA to the library’s audience and the public
o Performing tasks and errands related to the program as needed

o Organized, enthusiastic, proactive, and enjoys building and promoting programs
o Enjoys working with the public, including children and families
o Thrives in creative, team environments and working collaboratively with staff
o Succeeds in finding and coordinating resources
o Enjoys outreach and building collaborations between multiple constituencies

o 1 year of experience in art education
o Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, teaching certification, and museum experience preferred
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
o Must have a reliable mode of transportation to travel to libraries located throughout Douglas County.

Compensation and benefits:
This position will be on a contract basis and compensation will be commensurate upon experience. The Museum Educator will also enjoy the benefit of free admission to BMoCA and its programming while teaching Art Stop on the Go. Health insurance and vacation are not included with this position.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and experience, a resume, and a list of at least two professional references with contact information to No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Start Date: Immediately

About BMoCA:
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm; closed Monday. Museum admission is $1. Free admission to the museum is offered to members and children under the age of 12.

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.

Aurora History Museum – Curatorial Assistant

Aurora History Museum Curatorial Assistant

The only public, FREE museum in Aurora, Colorado, the Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs.

The Aurora History Museum is an exciting place to work! Therefore, we are seeking a responsible Curatorial Assistant to assist the museum’s curatorial staff with duties related primarily to collections management and exhibit research and installation. This position requires the candidate to be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends, as needed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Collections Curator

Catalog and photograph incoming artifacts
Enter data into the museum’s PastPerfect database
Prepare collections for exhibits
Organize collections storage and oversee proper tracking of education collection
Assist with condition reports and associated paperwork for loans
Maintain general collections policies including integrated pest management and temperature/RH readings
Identify future projects to improve the preservation of artifacts within limited storage space
Assist in the management of collections and archives volunteers
Assist with internal and external research requests
Assist Exhibits Curator
Conduct exhibit and artifact research
Write text panels and object labels for upcoming exhibits
Mount labels and build object mounts for exhibit installation
Develop themes, select objects, design text labels and install outreach exhibits
Work with the exhibits team on exhibit installation and design
Social Media Manager
Manage and write content for three museum social media sites, including interacting with individuals and other pages
Create and manage weekly collections and events posts to increase the museum’s social media presence
Regularly interact with the city’s Communications Department and other outside entities
Museum Programs/Events
Research and contribute to new developments for the museum’s Hands-on Room and exhibit-based education programs as needed
Assist with weekend and evening museum events, including set-up and clean-up, facilitating activities, coordinating volunteers and greeting visitors
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, history, education, public history, anthropology or related field

1 year of experience working in a museum setting

Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.

Colorado’s Driver’s License with a good driving record
Knowledge: Familiarity with Aurora and Colorado history preferred; awareness of museum principles and practices; working knowledge of standard museum practices especially when related to collections management and exhibition.

Abilities: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens and other museum professionals; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; to make formal and informal presentations; to oversee and coordinate work of volunteers.

Skills: Strong organizational and time management, problem solving, communications and teamwork skills; strong interpersonal skills; program conceptualization and delivery skills; skills in the use of audio visual and computer equipment.
Working Conditions
Physical Demands:

Primarily sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:
Works in a clean, comfortable environment

Equipment Used:
Standard business and professional tools and equipment
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Molly Brown House Museum – Collections Assistant (PT)

Hours: 15-20 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $11/hour

Position Summary and Responsibilities:
The Collection Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be focused on care and maintenance of the collections and the historic house using proper handling and collection care techniques. The Assistant will clean exhibition spaces on a weekly basis, monitor the house for any changes, monitor the museum environment on a monthly basis through the use of Hobo Dataloggers and light meters, and implement the museum’s pest management plan on a monthly basis. The Assistant will assist the Curator of Collections on seasonal exhibit setup and takedown, collections moves and deep cleans, as well as collection and archival inventories, rehousing, data entry, filing and other projects as-needed.

Additional Information:
Monday is a required day for this position.

Necessary Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, or a related field
• Experience handling artifacts, especially museum collections
• Skilled at managing spreadsheets and data entry
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to self-manage and stay on task, but work well with others

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in museum studies, history, or related field
• Experience cleaning historic house museums and/or collections
• Experience assessing and rehousing collections
• Efficiency in PastPerfect collections database

Physical/Mental Requirements:
Physical demands associated with this position include reaching, handling, and lifting. The position requires the ability to see detail close up and at a distance (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 use 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.

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.

To apply, email your letter of intent, a current resume, and references to:

Stephanie McGuire
Curator of Collections

Denver Museum of Nature & Science – Collections Assistant

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) seeks a motivated individual with a background and passion for archaeology collections to work on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded project to move and rehouse our world-class Archaeology collection of over 100,000 objects. This position will work with the Integrative Collections and Anthropology departments as we relocate all of our collections to the state-of-the-art Avenir Collections Center.

This position will fabricate custom archival storage mounts for all archaeology collections. They will review and update catalog records, and capture and catalog digital reference images. They will oversee interns and volunteers assisting with the rehousing and documentation of archaeology collections. They will also work with curators to review and update catalog information, including cultural affiliation, in order to reorganize the collection by culture group in the new preservation facility.

This is a full-time, benefitted, term position, projected to last between 28-32 months.

For more information about this position and on-line application, please visit:

Berthoud Historical Society – Museum Director

Vacancy Announcement
Berthoud Historical Society
P. O. Box 225
Berthoud, CO 80513

TITLE: Museum Director

LOCATION: The Berthoud Historical Society is located in northern Colorado in the Town of Berthoud and serves a population of approximately 11,000 in town and the surrounding area. The area is comprised of a highly educated, science and technology-oriented population as well as long-time farmers and many retirees. Nearby are 3 universities and 2 community colleges. Lifestyle amenities include mountain and plains recreational opportunities, observatories, historical resources, cultural activities and much more.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The museum director serves under the Board of Directors and oversees the operation of the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum and McCarty-Fickel Home house museum. Key duties and responsibilities of the Director include:

• Manages day-to-day museum operations.
• Recruits and supervises volunteers.
• Develops educational programs.
• Designs and implements exhibits.
• Prepares budgets.
• Effectively represents the Historical Society to the community.


The desired candidate will have a Master’s degree MA History, Public History or Museum Studies or Anthropology. Or, the candidate will have at least 5 years of working in a mid-level position within a museum, managing staff and projects. The candidate must be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments while completing daily tasks.

The candidate must have a knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures and ethics governing all types of collections, as well as an understanding of preservation issues.


The museum director is a part-time position, up to 20 hours per week to be determined by the Berthoud Historical Society. There are no health benefits offered with this position. The salary range is between $15.00 and $20.00 per hour based on qualifications.


1. Application deadline is November 30, 2017. Application materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been found.
2. Submit a letter of application and professional resume. Professional references, transcripts and other supporting information will be solicited upon selection of finalists.
3. Send application materials to:
Berthoud Historical Society
Attention Linda Mathias, Board Treasurer

Please direct questions to: Linda Mathias at

WOW! Children’s Museum – Exhibit Designer

Exhibit Designer Job Posting

WOW! Children’s Museum is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers employees a creative and collaborative working environment. We engage all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity and discovery and serve approximately 90,000 visitors annually. We are seeking a skilled Exhibit Designer with a proven record of success to join our team in a leadership role as we refresh our 8,000 SF facility in Lafayette, CO. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in design and experience in developing high quality, interactive exhibits for young children rooted in early childhood education best practice.

Hiring Process: To apply, send a resume, cover letter and a design sample (PDF format only) to No phone calls, please. For the design sample, provide concept drawings and finished photographs of projects that you’ve personally been involved with designing and/or fabricating. The application deadline is November 17, 2017 and we would like the selected candidate to start by early January 2018.

Title: Exhibit Designer

Employee Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Work Schedule: 40 hours/week

Compensation: $47,000 annually

Reports To: Executive Director

Job Purpose: Guided by our strategic plan and educational philosophy, the Exhibits Designer will work collaboratively with Museum staff and content experts to build innovative and engaging exhibits that engage young learners in our community. This position will manage all stages of project development including: conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all exhibits in the Museum.

For a complete job description please visit:

Informal Learning Experiences – Associate (PT)

Informal Learning Experiences (ILE) is seeking a part time (60%) Associate.

ILE is a small consulting firm that works with museums, zoos, aquariums, public agencies, funding agencies and national education and professional associations and societies. We consult on the planning, development, and expansion of institutions; on the development of educational and recreational activities; and on strategies and funding for the implementation of programs and exhibitions. We produce three resources for the field—a searchable online database of traveling exhibitions, the Traveling Exhibitions Forum (an event) at the annual AAM and ASTC conferences, and a bimonthly 24-page journal, The Informal Learning Review. We have a substantial national and growing international clientele.

The Associate works closely with the primary consultant on virtually every aspect of our various services to the informal learning community. Thus, while there is an employer-employee relationship, the firm functions on a collegial basis and requires considerable autonomy and independent initiative from the Associate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Resource Management
The Informal Learning Review (ILR)
• Process subscription requests and renewals daily (QuickBooks Pro)
• Prepare and mail bulk mailings of ILR
• Prepare and mail bimonthly renewal invoices (QuickBooks Pro)
• Communicate and coordinate with authors regarding their article submissions
• Copyedit and prepare images for ILR
• Communicate and coordinate with graphic designer
• Opportunity to publish appropriate articles in ILR

Traveling Exhibitions Database (TED)
• Process subscription requests, invoices, and renewals daily (QuickBooks Pro)
• Monitor and update exhibition listings and subscribers on the web site
• Notify listers of expired exhibits that they need to be updated and renewed

Traveling Exhibitions Forum
• Plan the Traveling Exhibitions Forum twice a year. This involves getting approval from AAM and ASTC conference organizers, arranging for food and beverage service, soliciting sponsors, sending out a call for speakers using ILE’s Forum email list, and compiling the list of speakers.
• Attend the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conferences to ensure the event goes as planned and to network with exhibition producers and venues

Office Management
• Maintain subscriber contact and subscription information (QuickBooks Pro, MS Exel)
• Conduct online marketing for ILR and TED
• Ensure immediate and complete client satisfaction
• Answer office phone and respond to email messages
• Maintain/reorder office supplies
• Monitor and edit new Web site
• Maintain internal LAN, track software and hardware needs and opportunities
• Maintain professional manner when communicating with clients
• Minor tech support and computer as necessary (Windows XP, 3 desktops, 1 laptop, printers, etc.)
• Work with IT consultants for larger computer issues

Consulting Assistance
• Conduct project-related research
• Meet with clients at their sites (if local) or communicate by phone/email
• Arrange client meetings and prepare related presentation materials
• Assist with proposal and report preparation, including editing, formatting and production

Qualifications and Requirements
• Strong organizational skills
• Dependability
• Ability to work independently & without direct supervision
• Excellent writing and speaking skills
• Well-developed computer and IT skills, including troubleshooting for web site, communication, and database management programs
• Dedication to the museum profession, informal learning organizations and agencies, and not-for-profit organizations
• Excellent telephone personality
• Sense of humor

Working Conditions
ILE is based in a home office in the residential neighborhood of Park Hill, Denver. It includes a separate entrance, full kitchen access, and free unrestricted on-street parking. The Associate must have his/her own transportation and be able to run occasional work-related errands during the day.

The working pattern is a 24-hour week, between 9 and 5, M through F, with major holidays closed. The Associate works in the ILE office 100% of the time, except during business-related travel. Travel expenses are reimbursed. ILE offers a competitive hourly salary without benefits.

Application Process
An introductory letter; resume; summary of relevant experience; and names, affiliations, and contact information for three personal and/or professional references should be sent to Dr. Robert M. West, President, Informal Learning Experiences at

The position is available immediately and is open until filled.

History Colorado – Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director 10-17

HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Description of Job
Colorado is a diverse state, becoming more so all the time. As the state’s premier history organization, History Colorado works to “inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado.” As we look toward the future, we recognize that past institutional practices and collecting activities have not kept pace with Colorado’s changing demographics and contemporary audience needs.

This position exists to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse communities in Colorado and to lead initiatives to build meaningful programs and collections that reflect the diversity of the state.


  • Responsible for extending the museum’s reach beyond its doors –into the local communities and to the widest audience possible.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with diverse and underrepresented community groups and advisory committees including building long-term partnerships that are sustained beyond project specific initiatives.
  • Collaborate with curatorial colleagues on targeted community collecting initiatives and identifying opportunities to add community voices.
  • Collaborate with the Library and Research Center staff to expand public access to and engagement with collection resources through whatever form or activity best connects with community interest and needs.
  • Create and maintain a community stakeholder group who represent the diversity of Colorado and can act as a connection point and a sounding board for programs, exhibits and collection-related activities.
  • Develop and implement a variety of community-based programs and projects with an interdisciplinary lens reaching underserved and high needs communities.
  • Actively participate in community events and other activities in Denver and community museum cities as a representative of History Colorado.
  • Strengthen History Colorado’s organizational capacity for working with diverse communities.
  • Using a variety of approaches including public presentations, education programs, scholarship, and technology, in collaboration with other departments and divisions and communities to realize the full potential of the collection and other History Colorado resources as interpretive and educational tools for learning about Colorado’s history.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • A minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience working with diverse community groups and cultural collections in a collecting institution with a public audience.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse community groups, tribal representatives, colleagues, scholars and researchers, and partner organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and lectures and public programs for a variety of audiences.
  • Proven ability to think creatively and plan strategically.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.


The successful candidate will be forward thinking and a dynamic individual who is committed to building an inclusive institution, programs and collection; and to engaging diverse audiences across the state. They will possess a passion for preserving and sharing the past and a belief in the power of objects and stories to engage people in making personal connections to history through exhibition experiences and educational programs. A creative imagination, sensitivity to diverse cultures and indigenous practices, and a willingness to step outside traditional museum practices are highly desirable, as are:

  • Knowledge of Colorado history and history of the American West.
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Successful grant-writing and administration experience.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Experience supervising staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Advanced degree in ethnic and gender studies, museum studies, public history, anthropology, education, or related areas of focus.

Supplemental Information
Additional Requirements for this position:

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and to travel by car or air, typically for periods of less than one week in duration.
  • Successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check prior to hire