Colorado Nonprofit Association

Program Manager

The Program Manager is a full-time member of Black Cube, a nonprofit, nomadic art museum that realizes artists’ most ambitious ideas and inspires people to discover and appreciate contemporary art beyond traditional white museum and gallery walls. The position will primarily be responsible for supporting research, planning, fund development, implementation, and evaluation of all phases of public exhibition programs and related events.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities:
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, supporting artists in the production of new site-specific artworks, exhibition support, permitting, and clerical work. Work will be performed under the general direction of the Executive Director + Chief Curator. The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our exhibition programs, managing projects from conception to execution, and ensuring the successful delivery of our artistic initiatives, while serving the institution’s mission.

—Supports the production of site-specific artworks in Colorado and beyond.  Plans, schedules, coordinates, implements, the exhibition program for the organization, which focuses on the production and presentation of newly commissioned site-specific contemporary artworks. 
—Coordinates the headquarters building opening hours and oversees volunteer staff. 
—Acts as a liaison between the nomadic museum and artists, subcontractors, stakeholders, and the public. 
—Plans, develops, secures volunteer/docent participation, writes volunteer training presentations.
—Supports program evaluation and visitor feedback initiatives. 
—Supports the organization’s opening events and programming.
—Supports the marketing and communication staff member with relevant information related to the production of artwork and other event-based logistics.
—Supports fund development efforts for Black Cube’s programs.
—Works closely with communities and local stakeholders to site artworks in a way that the community is engaged and feels connected to the artwork.    

Knowledge, Skills, + Abilities:
—Strong project management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize competing demands.
—Strong communication and organizational skills.
—Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills, such as budget management.
—Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work well with artists, other employees, fabricators, artists, city agents, and the public.
—Record of strong and analytic skills, and a proficiency in budget planning.
—An excitement for working in a small team, with self-starter energy.
—Familiarity and experience with relevant, current computer programs and technology, including Word, Excel, Google Docs, Asana, Dropbox, and other platforms.

Education + Training:
—Bachelor’s degree

—2+ years of art-related experience.
—Knowledge of contemporary art practices and trends.
—Proven record in developing and implementing high quality, innovative exhibitions for broad and diverse audiences.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements:
—Sit for long periods of time.
—Driving and navigating through traffic.
—Seeing; must be able to drive, use computer keyboard and view projects.
—Hearing; must be able to hear well enough to communicate with external and internal contacts by phone or in person.
—Standing/Walking/Mobility; must be able to stand to open files and operate office equipment, mobility from one site to another.
—Fingering/Grasping; must be able to write, type and use telephone.
—Lifting: up to 75 lbs.

Travel Requirements:
As we are a nomadic museum, travel will occasionally be required. Approximately 18-30% travel (both within the Denver-metro area and beyond).

Work Environment:
Hybrid (remote and onsite). Must be available to come onsite to headquarters and site-specific artworks on a project-by-project basis. Occasionally attends evening or weekend events.

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Black Cube is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ability, age, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, or military status.

Our work at Black Cube is often very challenging, as we produce ambitious site-specific art at unique sites. It is also exciting, experimental, and rewarding. We value individuals who embody these values, backgrounds, and lived experiences.