Jessica Brunecky is our director of visitor experience and finance. Jessica has presented nationally and internationally on her research interests including: creating ethical labor standards for museums, institutional collaborations, and millennial audience trends.
In 2020 she co-presented "Pay Your Damn Interns: Whys and Hows for Academic Museums" at the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries annual conference. In 2019 she authored the chapter "Professional Associations and Labor Policies" for the book For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries, and co-authored a response paper to CU Boulder Academic Futures Interdisciplinary Teaching, Research, and Creative Work Report: Is it an Academy? A Proposal to Expand Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Teaching at the CU Art Museum. In 2018 she co-authored two white papers for CU's Academic Futures Initiative: Is It An Art? A Case Study of Teaching at the CU Art Museum and Informal learning at CU Boulder's museums and the impact on student experience: now and for the future.
Jessica currently serves as a peer reviewer for the IMLS Inspire! Grants for Small Museums program, sits on RedLine Denver’s exhibition committee and is president of the Colorado–Wyoming Association of Museum’s board of directors. She also served as a founding committee member of Denver’s Emerging Museum Professionals Group. She received her master’s degree in museum studies from CU Boulder in 2010.