Jobs / Opportunities

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View from the Boettcher Foundation Education Gallery. Photo by Kristin Hatgi

Thank you for your interest in the Clyfford Still Museum. Please review the available employment, contracting, and volunteer opportunities below.

Visitor Services Representative

Part time, non-exempt

Application Deadline:
December 5, 2017
Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: $12/hour
Reports to: Director of Visitor Services and Events

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 3 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

Clyfford Still Museum Research Center Fellowship Program

The Clyfford Still Museum Research Center (CSMRC) develops multidisciplinary programs and furthers humanities research spanning the twentieth century, the period encompassing Clyfford Still’s life.

Clyfford Still’s graduate studies at Washington State College in Pullman, WA stimulated his deep interest in and knowledge of the humanities—ranging from philosophy and music to poetry and literature. This fellowship program employs the Clyfford Still Museum’s (CSM) resources to facilitate research across disciplines.

CSMRC Fellows will have an opportunity to access materials from the CSM archives and art collection, as well as other collections, including materials from two adjacent institutions, the Denver Public Library (DPL) and the Denver Art Museum (DAM). DAM’s modern and contemporary art collection includes thirty works by Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell. DAM also holds internationally recognized collections of Pre-Columbian Art, American Indian Art, and Western American Art (and houses the related Petrie Institute of Western American Art), all of which can help provide resources and context for Clyfford Still and other research fields. The DPL has extensive holdings, including a photography collection of approximately 30,000 images depicting the American west, as well as other humanities-based resources. The presence of several Denver-based colleges and universities add to this unique opportunity for intellectual exchange.

The CSMRC is integral to CSM’s mission of creating and supporting the scholarly understanding and interpretation of Still’s work within the broader context of Modern Studies to provide a lively and intellectually engaging environment that produces new ideas while furthering its commitment to involving a variety of audiences through dialogue.

Fellows are selected in two categories: Senior Fellows (scholars who hold a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree and have been active in their field for at least five years) and Junior Fellows (MA candidates, advanced PhD candidates and/or post-doctoral scholars who have recently entered the field).

Fields of Research:
CSMRC Fellows may explore the broad range of 20th-century humanities disciplines. Qualified scholars working in the areas of 20th-century modernism, abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, modern Canadian art, and color theory are especially encouraged to apply. Other fields including Classics, Anthropology, Literature, Music and similar disciplines, considered through the lens of the 20th-century, are also desirable.

Location and Duration:
All Fellows are expected to be in-residence in Denver, Colorado. Fellowship terms may range between eight to twenty-four weeks, based on the project needs of the fellow. Applications from throughout North America and the world are encouraged. Applications should specify a desired term.

Senior Fellows will receive U.S. $1,250 per week, or $5,000 per month
Junior Fellows will receive U.S. $875 per week, or $3,500 per month
Stipends are intended to cover accommodations in Denver, round-trip air travel between Fellows’ home cities and Denver, and living expenses, among other things.

Each Fellow agrees to present one public lecture relating to the Fellow’s research in process on a mutually agreeable date. It is also the expectation that the research will be disseminated in other ways and lead to a tangible contribution to the field.

CSM interns and staff members may be available to assist Fellows. The Fellows offices are located within the Denver Art Museum’s administrative office building, just steps from the Clyfford Still Museum. Each office is equipped with a computer and other hardware.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants should submit a letter stating their interest, research intent, desired fellowship duration, and other relevant information, not to exceed 500 words. Qualified applicants may apply by email to No formal application is necessary.


Our Volunteer Corps is full!

Please check back for possible openings.

Our volunteers assist the Museum staff in making our programs and events a success.  They also help spread the word about the works of Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionist movement.  Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art and a desire to share their knowledge, a flexible attitude for working effectively with the public, basic computer skills (including familiarity with the Internet), and a commitment to reliability.

Please fill out the application and send to the email address below.

For questions, contact

Volunteer Application

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