Job Opening – Manager (03/2011)

2011 March 2

Education & Programs
Clyfford Still Museum
Denver, Colorado


Principal Responsibilities

Strategic Planning: Develop, implement and periodically evaluate an integrated education and programming strategy with a vision to establish this new institution.

Public Programs: Responsible for planning, conducting and evaluating all public programs for the museum, including public tours, gallery talks, lectures, classes and other educational, cultural and community programs. Also responsible for design of related materials and working with museum staff to develop and market these programs.

Interpretive Materials: Assist the curatorial staff in researching, writing and designing materials to accompany exhibits as well as appropriate text for exhibit panels and labels. S/he will also write and design resource kits, gallery guides and website materials.

Educational Resources and School Relationships: Develop educational resources for high schools, colleges and other visitors through a range of media that are on a par with current educational methodologies and cultural standards. S/he will also cultivate relationships with other educators to promote the museum and its collections, archives, research opportunities and other museum activities.

Partnerships and Outreach: Develop innovative programs to create partnerships with museums, other cultural institutions and individuals within and outside of Denver, Colorado as a means of making the museum accessible to the broadest possible audience. S/he will represent and promote the museum on external educational bodies in order to establish a network of useful and productive affiliations.

Administrative Duties: Perform a variety of administrative duties including effectively managing budgets, assisting with grant research and applications, and cultivating sponsorships. S/he will recruit, supervise train and manage the museum’s docents, interns, and volunteers.

Minimum Education, Job Qualifications and Experience

• An undergraduate degree in art education, museum education, art history or a related field. A master’s degree is highly desirable.
• Three to five years experience as a museum or art institution educator or programmer with an emphasis on adult art education.
• Excellent program management skills and organizational skills.
• Experience in planning highly creative public events including panel discussions, symposia, gallery talks and classes.
• Demonstrated innovation in interpretative programming.
• Experience with effective marketing for programs and development of promotional materials.
• Experience in successful grant writing. Budget management experience is also required.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Background in both modern and contemporary art is desirable.
• Ability to take on multiple tasks and roles as may be required for a small-staffed institution.

Please send cover letter and resume to

Clyfford Still Museum
201 West Colfax Avenue, Dept. 1007
Denver, Colorado 80202
tel 720.865.4317 fax

For more information, please contact Clyfford Still Museum.

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