Current Opportunities

Kress Foundation Fellowship in Time-Based and Variable Media (9-month role)

• Documentation and treatment of time-based and variable (TBM/V) media museum artifacts in accordance with established procedures.
• Undertake research to advance understanding of TBM/V Media objects and support professional development.
• Advocate within the museum for the preventative care of the collections by implementing museum-wide awareness/compliance of policies and procedures that affect and uphold the care and conservation of the collections.

This position reports to the Director of Conservation & will be supervised by Senior Conservator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

• Perform conservation treatment and evaluations of TBM/V media artifacts in accordance with established procedures.  
• Adhere to safety guidelines in all workspaces.
• Create, maintain, and file accurate records of treatments.
• Attend assigned meetings on behalf of Conservation and Technical Studies Department.
• Conduct relevant surveys of museum collections.
• Adhere to the AIC Code of Ethics.
• Maintain current knowledge about the conservation field through reading and conference attendance. 
• Develop and conduct research projects in consultation with supervisors.
• Preparation and execution of lectures, tours, and educational programs in accordance with departmental priorities.
• Order laboratory supplies and equipment as required.
• Maintain laboratory and library cleanliness and order.
• Uphold museum values and maintain a collegial, respectful, and inclusive work environment.
• Consistent usage of the Racial Equity Lens in day-to-day operations.
• Yearly goal setting to support Racial Equity Roadmap initiatives.

• Minimum requirement of Masters-level study in conservation or equivalent training and experience. 
• In addition, specialized training and specific conservation skills may be required for employment.   
• Proven knowledge of various TBM/V media formats and technologies.
• Ability to conduct interviews with artists and or studios.
• Experience with calibration, playback, and display equipment.
• Solid work habits, personal initiative, and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaborate with conservation staff and other departments, including members of the Variable Media Working Group.
• Proficient computer skills for ARGUS database, Microsoft Word, Excel.

• Working environment includes laboratory and studios, on and off-site storage, galleries, public areas, private residences.
• May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
• Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.
• May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.
• Equipment used includes mechanical lifting equipment and ladders, PPE equipment and, art handling equipment including pallet jacks, A-frames and carts.
• Subject to many interruptions.
• Standing, walking, sitting, typing, and climbing.
• Pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.
• Temperature changes.
• Lifting, pushing, or pulling up to 50 pounds.

Position type: This position is not covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME-CWU. All nonsupervisory roles are either represented or non-represented. Represented means the role is unionized and covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME-CWU. Non-represented means the role is not unionized.

Pay: The hiring hourly pay for the position is $24.04/hour and a travel and research budget of $2000 per year.

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. Free Telehealth and Employee Assistance Program. Access to Headspace. Two weeks Paid Parental Leave. A free DAM Family Membership. This position is based at the Denver Art Museum, which only has pay to park options, all employees are eligible to receive a free RTD Eco Pass.

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 either in-person at the DAM or video. This position will close May 28, 2024, and we plan to contact qualified applicants shortly thereafter. The anticipated start date is late summer, 2024.

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.


Please apply via the Denver Art Museum website:

Salary Range: 
is $24.04/hour and a travel and research budget of $2000 per year.

About This Job

  • The Denver Art Museum
  • Denver, CO
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: is $24.04/hour and a travel and research budget of $2000 per year.
  • Posted: May 8, 2024