Jobs / Opportunities – Clyfford Still Museum

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.

Position: Gallery Teacher
Application Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2019
Start date: August 19, 2019
Compensation: $19.00 per hour
Status: Part-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

The Clyfford Still Museum’s Education & Programs department is seeking passionate and enthusiastic gallery teachers to deliver the Museum’s programs for students, families, and teachers. The primary thrust of this work is the Museum’s on-site school visit program, called inStill Gallery Experiences for Schools and inStill To Go, which occurs off-site at schools. Gallery teachers, through their love of learning and skilled teaching, sustain this innovative program and contribute significantly to the Museum’s relationships with the teaching community.

Primary Duties:

Program Facilitation:

  • Follow lesson plans to facilitate and conduct inStill lessons with visiting school groups at the Museum and inStill To Go lessons at schools.
  • Facilitate family tours, family days, and family workshops.
  • Staff the Museum’s hands-on Making Space.
  • Facilitate events and professional development programs with teachers.

 Training Participation:

  • Participate in initial training (which includes a combination of lesson observations, workshops, and at-home readings or videos) to become skilled in the Museum’s lessons, teaching strategies, and content.
  • Participate in ongoing monthly training with the entire gallery teaching team to build teaching skills and comfort in a variety of relevant topics.


  • Work with a team of 10-12 gallery teachers to provide optimal experiences for all students, teachers, and families.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Education & Programs, School and Youth about scheduling, training, and feedback.
  • Reflect upon teaching practices and lessons with other gallery teachers and education department staff regularly.
  • Work with other Museum staff to implement best practices in teaching and facilitation.

Work hours and duration:

  • Position is part-time, and on-call. Hours may vary from 0-24 each week depending on program requests, with an average of 5-12 hours per week.
  • Daytime availability during school hours is required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required.
  • A flexible schedule is needed to accommodate various groups’ schedules and different types of offerings.
  • inStill session time will include time to prepare, conduct, and wrap-up the visits.
  • Most school visits occur during the school year; however, summer availability is required for other group visits.


Skills & Experience:

  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desirable.
  • Applicants should have teaching experience in either classroom or non-formal settings.
  • A love of teaching and comfort with groups of children of all ages required.
  • Applicants should be reliable, creative, flexible, reflective, and organized.
  • Applicants should be able to work independently as well as collaborate with a team of teachers.
  • Applicants must pass a background check.

Education and Programs Department Values:

  • Love for learning sustains our work.
  • Learning is an ever-changing process and a life-long pursuit.
  • Collaboration makes ideas better.
  • It is necessary to experiment and fail in order to innovate.
  • We are artist-centered and audience-centric.
  • Advocacy on behalf of our visitors is one of our core roles.
  • Interpretation and programming that are accessible, represent diverse perspectives, and are inclusive create a richer environment for learning.
  • We are committed to activity, research, and dialogue in the field of art museum education.
  • It is critical to allow time for collaborative evaluation and reflection.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and answers to availability questions below to:

 Availability questions:

  1. Are there days or times during the weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that you are not available?
  2. Are you available for occasional nights and weekends?
  3. How many hours per week are you interested in working?
  4. How much advance notice of scheduling requests would you need to ensure your availability for teaching sessions?
  5. Due to the complex nature of the work and in-depth training, the Museum expects that gallery teachers be able to commit to the position for a minimum of 2 years. For how long would you expect to remain a gallery teacher?
  6. What are your short-term (3-5 years) and long-term (5-10 years) career goals?


Visitor Services Representative (part time, non-exempt)

Benefits: Eligible for Prorated, Part-Time Employee Benefits
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling-basis and positions are filled on an as-needed basis.
Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: $13.50 per hour
Reports to: Associate Director of Visitor Services and Volunteers

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 4 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 admission 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



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

Volunteer Information Center

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Museum prohibits making any employment decisions or basing any terms and conditions of employment on the basis of a person’s race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, height, weight, national origin, ancestry, or ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgendered status or gender expression or identity, marital status, disability, political affiliation, military or veteran status or any other basis now or in the future protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

The Museum follows this policy in all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, testing, training, certification, promotions, demotions, terminations, performance evaluations, leaves, and use of Museum facilities.

The Museum expressly prohibits any employment-based retaliation against anyone who brings a complaint of discrimination or who assists the Museum in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination.

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