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Denver Botanic Gardens-Assistant Manager, School of Botanical Art & Illustration; Teaching Artist-Staff Illustrator-Wed, 10/09/2019 - 3:31pm

Assistant Manager, School of Botanical Art & Illustration; Teaching Artist-Staff Illustrator


Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York Street
Denver , CO 80206

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Job Description 

Job Summary: This role creates, oversees, and implements high quality botanical illustration and art programs on-site and through distance learning opportunities for adult and other audiences to attract the highest caliber instructors and students to the School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI), while meeting mission, outreach, and revenue aims. The position is both an administrative and a creative teaching role, leading workshops, classes, and programs within the SBAI. Some illustration work for interpretation and exhibition projects is possible.

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Essential Job Duties:

Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate quality program offerings within the School of Botanical Art & Illustration, including: creating course concepts, writing course descriptions, identifying teaching faculty, scheduling facilities, registering students.
Develop and maintain core syllabi for classes and the certificate/diploma program curricula.
Teach select workshops and classes as needed.
Facilitate growth of the certificate, diploma, and distance learning programs.
Manage and track program expense budget, grant funds, and earned revenue goals.
Illustrate plants and flowers for interpretation, presentation, exhibition or other purposes
Conceive and create illustrations and graphics to accurately and effectively communicate scientific concepts and results for publications, posters, and slide presentations.

Other Job Duties:

Assist with travel arrangements, accommodations, and payment for visiting artists and speakers.
Order supplies for the School and its students; manage inventory accordingly.
Support production of semi-annual course catalogue.
Work with Exhibitions staff to coordinate on-site and off-site student exhibitions.
Support student records database maintenance.
Work with Development staff to steward donors to the SBAI.
Create student transcripts
Create and provide class rosters
Distribute course/instructor evaluations to students

Education and Experience 

Qualifications/ Experience: Knowledge of botany and botanical subjects. Experience developing and delivering educational programs in a museum, university or K-12 environment.Understanding of and demonstrated ability in visual art and art history. Bachelor’s degree or higher from college or university with concentration in scientific illustration, natural sciences, art, botany, education, art history, museum studies or related field; equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be proficient in various art media with demonstrated mastery of craftsmanship, composition, and technique. Expertise in one of the following media: pen/ink, watercolor, colored pencil, or graphite. Heightened attention to detail. Professional collaborative, flexible, passionate about excellence. Graphic design skills and experience with ATMS+ software a plus.

Application Instructions 

An application will not be considered complete without the submission of a portfolio.

Digital Portfolio Submission: Applicants must digitally share six to ten high resolution images (300 dpi at 5”), with at least three of the images indicating mastery of one or more of the following: pen and ink; colored pencil; watercolor; and/or graphite. Title, dimensions, and medium should be included in the filename. The balance of images should demonstrate a range of skills, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. A link to access the prepared online portfolio should be imbedded within a resume, allowing access by A web site reference is not a replacement for the prepared online portfolio.

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Full Name 
Sue Caravas