The Art Base, a non-profit art center in Basalt, CO, fosters creative expression in the visual arts for all ages and abilities, through education, exhibitions, and commercial opportunities for artists and artisans. The Art Base serves the Roaring Fork Valley, specifically the mid-valley and Basalt community, which includes several adjacent unincorporated areas in both Eagle and Pitkin counties, Garfield County, and the Roaring Fork School District. We take pride in providing educational opportunities and artmaking experiences, as well as providing an exhibition venue for artists.

The Gallery and Shop Manager position will implement all aspects of the Art Base’s gallery and retail shop in keeping with the organization’s strategic objectives and mission. This position supports the Art Base’s ability to support artists and host dynamic exhibitions. This individual will work with exhibiting artists to implement their vision in our gallery space. Additionally, the Gallery and Shop Director pursues opportunities to extend the reach and reputation of the Art Base as a locally and regionally noted exhibition space, as well as oversee a robust retail program for the Art Base’s Shop. Successful candidates will be both results-driven and creative, as this role requires both programmatic and promotional support.


Gallery Manager:
– Serves as co-managing member of the Exhibitions Committee and Art Base staff to coordinate the organization’s full exhibition program in both the Alpenglow Gallery and the North Gallery space.
– Manages Call for Entries application process (The CAFE application platform).
– Serves as organization’s main point of contact for all exhibiting artists, galleries, and prospective buyers of artwork.
–Schedules frequent communication with exhibiting artists and studio visits.
– Works with artists and Art Base art educators to integrate interactive spaces in the gallery for community engagement.
– Works directly with the Gallery Preparator to order all materials for shows, including wall hangings, vinyl text, hardware, etc.

– Works with bookkeeper to ensure timely payout of any exhibition bills, shipping invoices, or other gallery-related billing items.
– Writes and/or edits all artist materials including price sheets, show statements, and creates wall vinyl (in conjunction with the Gallery Preparator).
– Co-organizes the Claudette Carter Art Mentors (CCAM) program with the Education Programs Manager, including liaising with mentors, mentees, and parents/guardians.
– Co-organizes the Laura Thorne Sculpture Mentors (LTSM) program with the Education Programs Manager, including liaising with mentors, mentees, and parents/guardians.
– Provides logistical support during all-hands-on-deck events such as workshops, Art Base Council and the annual gala.
–Oversees Gallery openings and artist talks.
Works with Education Programs Manager and exhibiting artists to offer artist-led classes and workshops.
– Works with Education Programs Manager to train Shop Associates on visitor engagement in the gallery/interactive space.
– Tracks gallery program spending and budgets.

Shop Administration:
– Oversees all facets of shop administration and ensure compliance with the Art Base’s financial policies.
– Maintains visual merchandising standards in concert with the gallery spaces, including assisting with shop cleaning, organizing, and upkeep.
– Works with artists to produce limited edition items for the shop.
– Implements commission payouts for participating artists in the shop and galleries.
– Hires, manages, and schedules shop staff.
– Researches and proposes innovative products for the shop.
– Manages all retail inventory and catalog in shop POS system, as well as on the organization’s website for online purchases.
– Orders and tracks shipment of inventory.
– Reports on buying trends, customer needs, profits, and/or other timely and relevant topics.
– Tracks Shop spending and budgets.

Communications and Marketing Support:
– Works with photographer/s or Communications Coordinator to capture high-quality photographs of exhibitions, artwork, and shop items for promotion and marketing efforts.
– Copywrites for gallery brochures and/or exhibition materials.
– Updates website regularly with timely program information.
– Writes content and coordinates with the Communications Coordinator to promote products and exhibitions via e-mail blast newsletters, social media, and direct mail/posters.

– A background in contemporary art gallery management with familiarity with modern and contemporary art.
–A background in retail management, specifically in the arts or a creative field.
– Excellent customer service and communication skills.
– Experience with Shopify or similar POS platform.
– Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign.
– WordPress experience, social media as assigned.


This is a full-time position with some weekends and evenings required.
The annual salary range is $53,500 – $55,000 commensurate with experience, plus a $500 monthly wellness stipend and paid time off (PTO).


To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: This position will remain open until filled.

The Art Base embraces diversity and equal opportunity as a key organizational value. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The Art Base provides equal employment opportunities to all and prohibits discrimination and/or harassment of any type, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.