Creative and Public Engagement Assistant, Flex-Time
Denver Art Museum
This position reports to the Manager of Creative and Public Engagement. As a part of the Creative and Public Engagement team, the Creative and Public Engagement Assistant will assist with multiple programs that encourage all ages to explore and witness the creative process. This individual will contribute to the advancement of the Museum’s efforts to be a vital, vibrant, and relevant part of the creative ecosystem of Denver. A successful candidate will be committed to supporting DAM’s mission of being a place where creativity and creative practice thrive.
To best serve our current and future audiences, we strive to maximize the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of our organization. Candidates committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competences are encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit your application, including your resume or CV with a cover letter.
- Assist with accounting and honoraria payments across the division for all programs and spaces including, but not limited to: Untitled: Creative Fusions, Creative Classes, Creative-in-Residence, Hamilton Studio, Demonstrating Artist program, Creative Hub, and Community Spotlight.
- Assist with all administrative tasks related to all programs including supply management, event logistics, facility work orders, artist contracts, etc.
- Interface with Events, Security and Facilities, Visitor Services, Communications, and Exhibition departments to support all programs.
- Support formal and informal evaluation studies of all current and future programs to gather feedback from artists, visitors, and community.
Assist with programming, operations, and logistics for the quarterly after-hours Untitled: Creative Fusions program:
- Support the Manager of Creative and Public Engagement in collaborating with artists in the development of a range of activities inspired by the DAM’s collection.
- Support logistics including scheduling meetings, creating event diagrams, AV set up notes, facility set up notes, and processing payments and invoices from artists.
- Work with Untitled program team to select artists that align with theme and exhibitions.
- Communicate with creative partners for promotional content, site visits, and night of logistics.
Assist with operations, logistics, and materials management for the Creative Classes program:
- Assist with teacher selection, communication, and onboarding.
- Responsible for materials ordering and invoicing.
- Support logistics for special set up diagrams, facilities notes, and AV needs.
Assist with Hamilton Studio + Demonstrating Artist program:
- Assist with administrative tasks related to supply management, paperwork for display and demo artists, and artist communications, etc.
- Support the development of the Hamilton Studio.
Assist with Community Spotlight program
- Support Community Spotlight logistics through scheduling meetings, facilities notes, AV needs, catering needs, and gathering promotional content from partners.
Assist with Creative Convenings
- Support logistics including creating event diagrams, AV set up notes, facility set up notes, catering needs, and scheduling meetings with partners/creatives.
- Consistent usage of the Racial Equity Lens in day-to-day operations
- Yearly goal setting to support Racial Equity Roadmap initiatives
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills, etc.):
- 1 year working in a cultural institution, arts organization, or museum
- Experience connecting and working with artists and the larger Denver creative community
- Experience in event planning and coordinating logistics
- Experience in creating artistic experiences for adults
- Strong commitment to creating effective, enjoyable art experiences at a museum for diverse audiences
- Ability to be a strong team player and to work in collaboration with others internally and externally
- Ability to work with a variety of people on simultaneous projects
- Some evenings and weekends required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY
- Highly organized, independent, self-reliant, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to problem solve quickly and creatively
- Ability to work collaboratively
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Knowledge of multiple artistic processes
- Public speaking skills and facilitation skills for small and large groups
- Knowledge and/or experience with informal learning settings
- Strong customer service skills
- Computer literate (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- A. Degree (or equivalent experience)
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
- Some evenings and weekend days required
- Variety of work environments including administrative office, interactions with visitors and artists, interdepartmental meetings, and possibly in-community spaces
Pay: The hiring hourly range for the position is $18.99-$23.17 based on experience.
Benefits: A comprehensive medical/dental/vision plan, that can be extended to domestic partner, spouse, and children. DAM 100% paid Life Insurance, and Short/Long Term Disability. Generous sick and vacation paid time off and one personal day. Ten paid holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and those who meet the requirements will qualify for the 3% non-elective contribution and 2% match program. A free RTD Eco Pass. A free DAM Family Membership. Free Telehealth and Employee Assistance Program. Access to Headspace. Two weeks Paid Parental Leave.
NOTE: The DAM prioritizes adaptability and a human-centered work environment. We are happy to consider accommodations to the position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We know there is no such thing as a “perfect” candidate – Nor do we look for the right “fit” with us, we look for the add! We believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.
We know that searching for a job can be stressful so we would like to give you an overview of the process to manage expectations. This role may require a phone screen, interviews with hiring manager and or panel that will be held in-person at the DAM or video.
DENVER ART MUSEUM:
As an institution, we believe the Denver Art Museum is both a platform for and an amplifier of the voices of people of all races. We acknowledge that Black lives matter and communities of color – Latinx, Indigenous, Black, and others – have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We are committed to elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity inside and out.
We prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, or disability, as well as any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
We strive to provide a professional and positive work environment for our employees. The Museum expressly prohibits any form of employee harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, disability or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. Actions based on these or any legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.
We encourage the freedom of gender expression and/or gender presentation. As an institution, we do not create barriers that may prevent any employee from expressing behaviors, mannerisms, interests, and appearances that represent their authentic personality or culture. Qualified candidates are expected to exemplify the DAM’s internal values, which include being dynamic, respectful, inclusive, creative, and curious. The ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with visitors, employees, volunteers, representatives of public and private entities, policy making bodies, and contractors is critical to the success of this position.
The Museum believes vaccination is an important measure to protect the health and safety of everyone from significant illness due to COVID-19 infection. As a condition of employment, employees must present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on their first day of employment or receive an exemption or other reasonable accommodation due to circumstances protected under federal or state law that prevent the employee from being vaccinated. Employees are also mandated to receive a booster within 6 months of being fully vaccinated.