The Art Garage is hiring: 

Temporary Executive Director 

Associate Director


Temporary Executive Director Application Information

The Art Garage is seeking a talented, energetic, and visually oriented individual who is interested in an 8-10 week temporary position while the Executive Director is on Maternity Leave. Qualified applicants will assist in a variety of ways including; administration programs, substitute teaching, facility management, team leadership, and community outreach. One can generally expect to work Monday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11am-7pm and one to two weekends per month (in replacement for weekdays off). It is important to understand that these hours are not set and vary based on scheduled programing. On occasion, you will need to be available to work outside of these hours and possibly beyond the standard 40 hour work week. The pay for this position varies between $15-$17/hour based on experience. This position is expected to start September 15th and end November 22nd. This position has the potential to lead to a full time Associate Director position.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • experience working with children of all ages, teens, and adults.

  • a passion for and knowledge of the art's and community work

  • professional visual arts training

  • graphic design experience

  • excellent organization skills

  • proven history of work completion

  • professional accuracy and integrity for completed work

  • strong writing skills

  • strong, direct communication skills

  • positive energy

  • flexibility

  • experience in customer service

  • problem solving skills

  • the ability to work easily and comfortably with all types of people including; students, instructors, the Executive Director, community members, and more

Must be able to:

  • work and collaborate with others

  • contribute to the positive reputation of The Art Garage

  • work as a member of a team

  • substitute teach classes when necessary

  • follow organizational methods established by the Executive Director as well as create new and effective organizational systems not yet in place.

  • be a self starter and be comfortable working independently at the Art Garage.

  • be able to think creatively in order to problem solve or troubleshoot effectively, quickly and professionally

  • be accountable and responsible

  • accept the direction and leadership of the Executive Director and other team members by assisting where needed.

Interested applicants please send: Professional Resume and Cover Letter, E-mail address and phone number for 3 professional references to employment@artgaragedenver.com. Please submit this information by September 11th. Cover letter should be addressed to Katie Moran.


Associate Director Job Overview and Application Information

The Art Garage is seeking a talented, energetic and visually oriented individual who is interested in full time employment as an Assistant to the Executive Director within a vibrant, community art center that is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Qualified applicants will assist the Executive Director in a variety of ways including; administration of all programs, substitute teaching, facility management, team leadership, and community outreach. An MFA or BFA in studio arts is preferred, however, a degree in nonprofit management or education is also acceptable.  Salary will be dependent on the experience of the selected candidate but will be in the range of $32,000.00 to $37,000.00 a year, plus benefits. While the schedule for this position varies throughout the year, one can generally expect to work from September - May, Monday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11am-7pm and one to two weekends per month (in replacement for weekdays off).  During the summer months, June - mid-August, Monday - Friday from 8:15 - 5:00pm.  It is important to understand that these hours are not set and vary based on programming that is scheduled through the year.  On occasion, you will need to be available to work outside of these hours and possibly beyond the standard 40 hour work week.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Training

    • Studio assistant training

    • Teacher support- assisting teacher in finding materials, make sure they have lesson plans, support in developing plans if necessary

    • Assist in directing the Administrative Assistant/Party Coordinator

  • Schedule studio assistants


Program Operational Management

  • Programming –Summer Classes, Birthday Parties, School Day Out (SDO), Afterschool, Adult, Enrichment, Off-site, School Field Trips, On-site Visits

  • Plan, Coordinate and Implement Programs

    • Schedule teachers, create SDO/After School/Class flyers, class descriptions, collaborate with teachers, loading onto website, confirm with teachers on dates and times. Off-site programming- expanding, communicating with schools, going to first class to support teacher, ensure smooth protocol, checking in with schools about how things are going, all aspects of program implementation- create folders, rosters, med forms, communicate with parents- introduction letter for all classes the week before.


  • ARK (Art Reaching Kids) Program-Plan, coordinate, implement all aspects of ARK Programming (see artgaragedenver.com/ark for description of ARK program)

    • Reach out to schools, coordinate meetings, in school visits, schedule teachers, greet day of, support first day

    • Keep ARK Instructor Expectations up to date.

    • Ensure programming evaluation gets completed.

    • Maintain up to date contact list of organizations (potential and current collaborations)

    • Tracking attendance of participants, details of programming

    • Organize art show in collaboration with instructor, communicate with potential gallery partnerships


General Responsibilities

  • Processing payments

  • Cleaning, make sure teachers clean up after themselves and studio assistants follow through on their responsibilities

  • Answer phones, check and return voicemail, check emails

  • Assist in fundraising- graphic design, promoting events

  • Customer service

    • Provide Website assistance/instruction to customers

    • Manage sign in/out for classes/summer camps

    • Listen/return voicemails

    • Positively represent The Art Garage

  • Assist Executive Director in proofreading/editing documents when needed

  • Send gift certificates for auctions/fundraising events- create new gift certificates

  • Create constant contact ads for program announcements, etc, update email list

  • Other marketing- hand out flyers, call schools, email flyers, etc.

  • Birthday Parties- payments, scheduling, updating calendar, email confirmation to parents, follow up for feedback

  • All program documents, training materials and other resources used or created must be created (or uploaded and able to be edited) on the google drive. (Most up to date version of doc if uploading. Preferably documents are created in drive.) Documents should be placed into shared folders.

  • Update Website, Update/edit pages, Upload classes

  • Professionally respond to all incoming e-mails in a timely manner.

  • Observe classes

  • Keep Executive Director up to date when needed.

  • Assist where needed in and out of the office.

Interested applicants please send: Professional Resume, Cover Letter, 5 images of your work or your students’ artwork.  Identify each work by title, material, date, a brief description of the work and, if created by students, their age.  Also include 1 written lesson plan for a visual art class and the email address and phone number for 3 professional references to employment@artgaragedenver.com.  All applicants will need to pass a background check. Please submit this information by September 18th. Cover letter should be addressed to Katie Moran.