We appreciate your interest in Breckenridge Creative Arts as a potential employer. Our organization is committed to building an inclusive work environment that is as stimulating, inspiring and diverse as the many artists and programs we present.
Current Employment Opportunities:
Instructor + Studio Tech | Part Time, contractor
Install Assistant | Part Time, seasonal
Studio Assistant | Part Time, seasonal
BCA Employment Benefits:
BCA Full Time Employee Benefits include: paid personal time off and holidays, 80% paid health insurance for employee and dependents, 60% dental/vision insurance, matching 401K, company paid Short-term and long-term disability, parking pass, and access to free arts district workshops. Detailed benefits listing available during interview.
BCA Part Time Employee Benefits include: after 6 months of employment paid personal time off is earned for each hour worked, paid holidays. Detailed benefits listing available during interview.
Breckenridge Creative Arts is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of any characteristic protected by law, such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, height, weight, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or disability as defined by law.
Volunteers play an important role at Breckenridge Creative Arts by providing support and leadership for our programs, projects and activities. Comprised of people of all ages and backgrounds, our corps of volunteers work to strengthen community awareness and public appreciation for BCA, contribute to its financial strength and provide vital support services to its staff.
BCA volunteers are used in the following positions:
- Venue Ushers + Ticket Takers
- Special Event Greeters + Ambassadors
- Street Team Marketers
- Docents + Education Dept. Interns
- Campus Studio Technicians
- Production + Installation Assistants
Becoming a volunteer makes you a part of the BCA family. Some of the other benefits include complimentary tickets to select performances and invitations to special events.
How to Apply
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Breckenridge Creative Arts, please contact Dennis Lucero at 970 453 3187 ext 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are growing a healthy arts community and recognize the importance of our local artists. The Arts District campus features three studios to rent to local artists at an affordable rate. Studios are located in the Fuqua Livery Stable, Randall Barn and lower level of the Ceramic Studio. Artists are selected based on the excellence of their work and public participation abilities. Our co-op artist program provides affordable space for local artists to work and thrive. In return, we ask that artists host open studio hours and workshops that engage the community.
The synergy of local, regional and national artists, who are instructing workshops in a variety of mediums, provides a catalyst for creative minds to connect and share their craft.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining how you will contribute to the activation on the Arts District Campus as a Co-op Artist to email@example.com.
BCA’s artist-in-residence program offers regional, national, and international artists of all disciplines an opportunity to focus on process rather than product while engaging with the local community in a meaningful way.
Artist in Residence Program Suspended
Due to the current COVID-19 virus, the current Artist in Residence program will be suspended. It is our hope to resume the Artist in Residence program in the Spring of 2021. If you are applying or have already applied for the program, your applications will be reviewed when the program resumes.
Thank you for your understanding and be healthy.
Visiting artists live and work for one to two months in the Breckenridge Arts District, an intimate campus of historic structures nestled under majestic snow-capped peaks in cozy downtown Breckenridge. During their live/work residency, artists explore a place-based thematic narrative—whether that means interpreting our spectacular mountain setting, rich local history, or risk-taking spirit; or focusing on an environmental or social topic important to the community. Artists are offered a weekly stipend of $200 to cover food, materials, and other expenses. Paid teaching opportunities are available with BCA approval. Artist expectations include: facilitating two weekly open studios (on campus), participating in monthly Second Saturdays, and planning and hosting a final presentation or event produced in collaboration with a local partner. Artists with teaching experience will be favored. BCA offers classes in the following mediums: ceramics, metalsmithing, glassblowing, welding, printmaking, sewing/textiles, painting, woodworking, mountain crafts + skills, kids workshops, mixed media. Artists living in Summit County are not eligible for this residency. Only artists with a website or social media platform will be considered.
Local artists are invited to apply for a studio residency for 4-8 weeks, where they will contribute to and benefit from a communal atmosphere that fosters creative practice, new relationships, and knowledge-sharing. In exchange for a private work station/storage area, a free BCA artist membership and unlimited use of all campus studios for independent work, artists must commit to hosting one weekly open studio and are required to participate in monthly Second Saturdays. When working in the studio, artists in residence are asked to keep studios open to the public. Up to four artists will be selected for each season.
Exhibiting artists are curated artists who participate in BCA’s annual exhibition or festival programs, which include both indoor gallery spaces and outdoor installation sites. These artists may be eligible to receive housing on campus along with a negotiated artist fee. Exhibiting artists staying in the Tin Shop or Robert Whyte House are asked to host one artist talk, workshop during their stay, in addition to any exhibition-related obligations that have been contracted separately. Click here for more information and how to apply.
Co-op artists are local creative entrepreneurs who rent affordable space on the Arts District campus and host regular visiting hours in their studios for the public to observe their process. This is a year-long commitment and artists are able to choose from various rental options. Email Greg Bushey at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability.
The residency program is currently booked through 2020. To apply for the 2021 season, please click here to apply.
The artist-in-residence program is a partnership between Breckenridge Creative Arts and the Saddle Rock Society.
There are a wide variety of opportunities for you to drop into our studios and meet our makers on campus. Some open studios are designed for observation and conversation, while others allow for hands-on experience.
Visiting Artist Studios: Tin Shop + Robert Whyte House
Artists at the Tin Shop and Robert Whyte House host working studio hours Thursdays and Fridays, 1–5pm, where the public can stop in and see the artists at work. This is an opportunity for guests to meet national and international artists working in a variety of mediums — from ceramics and painting to fiber, glass, mixed media, photography and filmmaking.
Interested in becoming a visiting artist? Please look for our Call to Artists posted each spring.
The Ceramic Studio is open several days during the week where you can come in and work on ceramic projects of your own. The studio is well-equipped with throwing wheels, hand-building tables, slab roller, extruder and community tools. Clay is available for sale that includes your bisque firing, use of glazes and glaze firings. We also have a kiln yard and host several alternative firings throughout the year, including Raku, wood and pit firings. Drop in and get your hands muddy.
Please click here for a complete schedule of open studios on the Breckenridge Arts District campus.
The Hot Shop is where all of the hot arts take place, including silversmithing, precious metal clay, lampworking, stained glass and encaustic painting. The studio is well-equipped with all of the tools required for these mediums. Open studios vary from observation of demonstrations to hands-on experience. Drop in and see this studio on fire.
Please click here for a complete schedule of open studios on the Arts District campus.
Studio Techs are responsible for leading Open Studios in the Ceramic Studio or Hot Shop. Studio Techs are not instructors, but are available to answer general questions and orient new participants. Studio Techs must commit to hosting one Open Studio per week. If you are interested in becoming a Studio Tech, please fill out our Instructor and Studio Tech Application and we will be in touch
Instructors + Studio Techs
As class enrollment grows, BCA looks forward to expanding our catalog of art, craft and design opportunities. We welcome applications from experienced artists, and prefer applicants with teaching experience and/or a graduate degree in Fine Arts or Arts Education. Artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Our application is rolling, and we will contact you if your application is successful. We will not be able to respond to individual inquiries. Please click on the Instructor Application link below to submit an application.
Please note that we schedule classes 6-12 months in advance. Thank you for your interest.
In an effort to increase accessibility and to invite a diverse group of participants to engage in BCA programs, we offer limited student scholarships for select classes and workshops on our Arts District campus. Please note that these scholarships are non-cash awards and only provide a waiver of the class registration fee. Any travel, supplies, or associated costs are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.
Please click here to download a scholarship application.
Calls to Artists
Breckenridge Creative Arts seeks to present innovative work that is new to Breckenridge and Colorado. BCA encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice. With excellence, diversity and relevance as core values of BCA, our goal is to continue to introduce the Breckenridge community and its guests to the works of regional, national and international artists of the highest caliber.
A multi-layered programming team guides BCA’s artistic vision and curatorial framework. Our experienced team of arts professionals shapes the artistic quality of programming selected to ensure the highest international standard while truly reflecting the unique character of Breckenridge.
We will post calls to artists throughout the year to engage artists in our residency programs, educational curriculum, exhibition and performance opportunities, and other curated experiences. We are currently seeking project proposals for the programs noted below. Additional calls for artists will be forthcoming over the coming months, so check back frequently.
We are currently seeking proposals for the following:
- General Call to Artists | Ongoing