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SCFD periodically has opportunities for students interested in Academic Internships. Please contact the SCFD office at scfd@scfd.org with your information and to check on availability. Check out the SCFD Academic Internship description for more information.

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Only SCFD funded organizations and select partner agencies are eligible for submitting their job postings to this Board. If you would like to submit your posting, please email the position information, including application deadline, to scfd@scfd.org.

SCFD Office Manager

Job Classification: Non-exempt
Job Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week; benefits include paid health insurance, parking, PERA, optional employee 401(k) and 457, dental, vision and insurance plans
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $40,000-$45,000

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is seeking an Office Manager. The successful candidate will be an individual who possesses integrity, reliability, demonstrates initiative, enjoys closure, and is conscientious, organized and takes responsibility for a job well done. This position requires an ability to manage stress in a fast-paced organization coupled with an ability to see what needs to get done and take the initiative to do it. It also requires the ability to work effectively in a small team setting and the capacity to solve problems productively. This individual will pay close attention to detail to ensure operational efficiency, accuracy, credibility and strong customer service. An interest in the arts and/or sciences, sense of humor and positive attitude are also helpful. Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Required Core Competencies:

  • Understand, implement and follow policies and rules and effectively communicate these to others
  • Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships with a variety of external individuals and organizations
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential and sensitive information and documents
  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail, both in written and verbal communication
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, and website maintenance
  • Proficient in writing, editing and proofreading; including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Strong oral communication skills in a variety of settings and group sizes
  • High level of professionalism with a strong work ethic; accountable and responsible
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with and support multiple team members
  • A creative mind with ability to suggest improvements

Essential Duties:

Board Management (30%)

  • Establish annual board meetings schedule, and manage all aspects of monthly and special public board meetings to include venue logistics, lunch orders, and required equipment
  • Copy, assemble and distribute monthly board meeting packets
  • Take and transcribe minutes of board meetings, obtain signatures on minutes and other documents
  • Gather Board RSVPs to various events

Executive Assistance (20%)

  • Assist in scheduling meetings for the Executive Director and ensure his/her calendar is accurate and up-to-date
  • Assist in logistics of travel arrangements for out-of-town conferences/meetings
  • Provide support as needed

General Administration (30%)

  • Maintain and facilitate daily operations during office hours, 8:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Provide administrative support to SCFD board and staff in a small team, high output environment
  • Monitor and order supplies, keep all office equipment in working order to support office efficiency and productivity; distribute in-coming and prepare out-going mail, record and replenish postage
  • Maintain and update website and other information systems, including hardware and software
  • Maintain public records, public requests for information and other documents; post meeting notice
  • Coordinate creation and execution of free day cards with Tier I organizations
  • Manage office calendar and rentals of SCFD marketing materials and mascot costumes
  • Troubleshoot office equipment problems and coordinate with IT contractors to rectify issues
  • Reconcile company credit card and receipts on monthly basis
  • Design and update filing systems and office procedures

Grant Management & Communications (20%)

  • Support grant fund distribution process including maintaining and updating website calendars, posting guidelines, directions, and other application materials
  • Field questions from grant applicants and cultural council members and direct them to appropriate staff
  • Provide support for annual grant workshops and trainings
  • Compile and distribute a variety of communications, e.g. monthly newsletter, press releases
  • Manage electronic communications and provide information to the public, constituent organizations, and county cultural councils

Educational and Work Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years administrative work experience in a fast-paced, professional office setting
  • Experience and/or exposure to grant making processes is preferred
  • Knowledge of the SCFD a plus
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license with good driving record
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred

NOTE: Duties, responsibilities and accountabilities may be modified at any time. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands: Sedentary to moderate physical work depending upon assignment; may require ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 pounds; may require lifting and carrying objects, regular standing, and walking; may require bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and climbing; eye/hand coordination for computer operation; may require eye/hand/foot coordination for operation of motor vehicle; vision to read reports and other written material; frequent speech and hearing to maintain communication with employees and constituents.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, quiet, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: Standard business and professional equipment and tools including computers.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to scfd@scfd.org with the subject “Office Manager Position.”  No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District is an equal opportunity employer. The SCFD serves a diverse cultural community and public, and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Patron Services Manager

Reports To: Director of Business Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes

About Opera Colorado:

A cornerstone of Denver, Colorado’s cultural community, Opera Colorado presents operas annually at its downtown Denver home, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company presents new works alongside standard repertoire, and reaches more than 38,000 students and community members throughout the Rocky Mountain region through a variety of education and outreach programming. Opera Colorado Young Artists, residency program for singers at the beginning stages of their careers, provides training for the next generation of American opera performers. Founded in 1983, the Company celebrates its 32nd year with the 2014-15 season.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Patron Services Manager is a full-time position responsible for the management of all earned revenue income through the ticket office.  The manager is creative, energetic and as member of the marketing team, manages all aspects of box office, season ticket and web ticketing for all productions and special events.

The manager will manage the season ticket campaign, recruit, train, schedule, and supervise ticket office sales agents as needed. The manager reports and reconciles revenue, coordinates ticket printing, and manages other operational activities while monitoring and adhering to the departmental budget. The manager works closely with the Managing Director, Director of Business Operations, and the Director of Marketing & Audience Development to implement strategies to achieve revenue goals, and manage inventory. The manager exemplifies Opera Colorado's commitment to superior service for its patrons The Patron Services Manager is a key member of the staff and interacts with the Opera Colorado’s Patrons, Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors. This position requires non-traditional work hours, including regular weekend and evening shifts.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Oversees all activities of the Patron Services department reporting to the Director of Business Operations to ensure smooth day-to-day operations.
  • Supervises, hires, and trains Patron Service Associate(s) and other box office and FOH personnel.
  • Ensure Patron Services provides excellent customer service for prospects, ticket holders, and donors by professionally directing and managing ticket ordering (phone, mail, online, walk-up, etc.), including processing and fulfillment.
  • Satisfies patron ticket issues and requests promptly and courteously while adhering to polices that never compromise the Opera.
  • Directs and manages the subscription ticketing process including order confirmations, seating, mailing ticket packages, and producing renewal invoices.
  • Manages fulfillment of all subscriber ticket exchanges, upgrades and donations; works closely with the Director of Development to fulfill special ticket needs of high-level contributors, donor prospects, sponsors, and board members.
  • Supervises all aspects of the group sales campaign, helping to devise strategies, tactics, timelines and measurement for group sales ticket revenue.
  • Oversees and facilitates the daily operations of the renewal and new acquisition subscription telemarketing campaigns; serves as day-to-day point of contact with telemarketing firm and manages in-house mini-campaigns, as necessary.
  • Manage relationship with other ticketing vendors; and advises if changes are needed to agreements or to vendor relationships.
  • Monitor and report on all ticketing activities to the senior leadership team and their relationship to programming, marketing, and fundraising activities.
  • Work cooperatively with the front-of-house staff at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and other venues for all performances, including ticketing functions and customer service issues and other concerns which may arise during a performance.
  • Establish and maintain ticket office policies and procedures manual.
  • Manage event building, ticket inventory, and final reconciliation of shows and events.
  • Maintain data integrity and cleanliness, merging duplicate accounts and updating records on a regular basis.
  • Set up and tear down remote box office operations and LAN at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and other various locations.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Full-time position with salary and benefits
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • A mission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to Opera Colorado’s mission and values;
  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan;
  • Intrepid yet tactful; determined yet respectful of others’ concerns; someone with the flexibility and creativity needed to find alternative ways to reach objectives when barriers arise; a skilled negotiator who does not drive him/herself or others into a corner;
  • A team builder – confident and competent, with strong skills in management and leadership; one who understands the subtleties of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities with different work styles;
  • A hard worker with a high energy level; a “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of development and advancement activities;
  • Emotionally mature with a very good sense of humor and the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and related experience required.
  • Significant experience in Ticket Office Management, preferably in the performing arts. 
  • A working knowledge of ticket office software, preferably Tessitura.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Prior management experience in a team setting preferred.
  • Candidate must demonstrate outstanding administrative and organizational skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A working knowledge of SQL is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office) are required.
  • Must be able to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an open, respectful and collaborative environment.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to work both independently and as part of a high-performing cross functional team.

Compensation: Full-time position, competitive salary plus benefits including but not limited to health and dental insurance. Cover letter and resume to humanresources@operacolorado.org. Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Guest Services Host

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seekign at Guest Services Host. If you like to be on the move, can start a conversation with a stranger, look at the glass as half full and want to work with a fun team, consider joining the Guest Services team.

The Guest Services Host position is highly interactive with our guests in a dynamic and fun working environment. You’ll work with our team in our IMAX theater, Planetarium theater, in the Museum Lobby, or at our virtual reality ride in Space Odyssey assisting guests and setting the tone for a great Museum experience. You’ll be on the move throughout the day and will work in a variety of locations each day while interacting with our guests and members. You’ll even get to see a movie or Planetarium show in the process. How can you beat that?

Successful candidates will be:

  • Curious
  • Engaging
  • Team-oriented
  • Guest-focused

Essential duties:

  • Ushers guests into the IMAX Theater. Check tickets, distributes and collects glasses, provides customer service as needed in the theater.
  • Ushers guests into the Planetarium Theater. Checks tickets, runs show controls and provides service in the theater.
  • Checks tickets and membership cards at the Welcome Gate for daily operations and special events as assigned
  • Provides assistance to guests and members at self-service kiosks and assists at operation of virtual reality ride
  • Provides a welcoming, safe and fun environment for our guests through outstanding service and guest assistance.

Requirements:​

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 years’ experience in a fast paced service environment required.
  • Ability to works weekends and evening required.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.
  • Available to work 3-4 days a week

Physical Requirements:​

  • Ability to be in both stationary and circulating positions throughout shift
  • Continual operation of a desktop computer, mobile computer, scanner or other technical equipment
  • IMAX, Planetarium and VR Ride: ability to ascend/descend stairs, provide equipment to guests, move and store strollers, move rolling racks and other equipment
  • Moderate physical activity required. Moves racks of 3D glasses, laptops, scanner, ticket stock, ticket printers, and VR ride components

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish/English)

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by December 1, 2017.  

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org. Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Security Officer (Part-time)

Are you the kind of person that likes to know what’s behind door number 1, 2, AND 3? The museum is the perfect place to explore and create adventures, help protect our little explorers and find your own adventure along the way!

Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is looking for a Security Officer to join their team! This position is responsible for patrolling, observing and monitoring the travelling and temporary exhibit spaces for any irregularities or damages. The Security Officer is expected to complete reports that include recording observations, information and surveillance activities in and around the facility. The Security Officer ensures that our guests feel safe and comfortable at all times while providing exceptional customer service. In this position, you will work closely with other Security Officers, the Denver Police Department, and other staff and guess of the museum. 

This is a part-time position.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 2 years’ experience in security, military service, or equivalent related service required.
  • Candidates must be able to work day shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • First Aid, CPR and AED certified preferred. If the candidate is not certified must have the ability to obtain.
  • Certified Protection Officer (CPO) desirable. 
  • Cultural Institution Security experience preferred. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by November 21, 2017.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org.

Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Dead Sea Scrolls Performer/Facilitator

Job Description:

The Dead Sea Scrolls are coming to Denver! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking Performer/Facilitators to engage audiences and set the stage for their experience in this temporary exhibition. This team will present scripted performances regularly and frequently, using engaging and dynamic stage techniques. Between performances, team members will facilitate proactively in the exhibition, anticipating visitors’ interests, needs, and desires for engagement. Facilitating will entail learning content of exhibition and delivering it in a way that is sensitive to guests’ interests and consistent with the historical and archaeological nature of the exhibition. Schedule will include 3-4 regular shifts each week, plus media events, special events, team meetings, etc. 

This is a temporary position that ends September 30, 2018.

Essential duties:

  • Perform 6-minute scripted show 10-20 times or more per 6-8 hour shifts
  • Between performances, facilitate (through informal conversation) in the exhibition for families, adults, school groups, and diverse audiences.
  • Memorize show script and learn exhibition content during pre-opening training period (paid).
  • Attend regular team meetings and contribute to problem-solving, team building, and performance skills training
  • Maintain a schedule of 3-4 shifts a week (weekdays and weekends) plus some evenings, special events, media engagements.

Essential qualities include:

  • Endurance to perform regularly, frequently, dynamically, and consistently
  • Strong audience focus, with heavy reliance on people and communication skills
  • Timeliness, flexibility, reliability, team-mindedness, self-starter, and strong work ethic required. 

Audition will be group interview format on December 19th (daytime). Candidates will be asked to each:

1.      Present for 3 minutes on the following:

  • Why they are interested in this position
  • What they think will be some of the key interest of visitors to the exhibition
  •  What would make a successful interaction and facilitation with a wide variety of guests.
  • After 3 minutes presenting, answer generally related questions, delivered in conversational form by interview team

2.      Perform portion of the exhibition script (provided a few days in advance)
3.      Additional group activities and one-on-one interview will also be part of the interview.

Requirements: ​

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 years’ experience with dynamic teaching, acting, theater, or performance. 
  • Experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills for working with staff, volunteers and guests.
  • Some evening and weekend shifts required.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by December 5, 2017.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org.

Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Museum Educator for Art Stop of the Go in Douglas County

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is searching for a qualified candidate for the position of Museum Educator for its program Art Stop on the Go in Douglas County. The educator will be responsible for maintaining the excellence of BMoCA’s educational programming as well as working closely with the Education Coordinator and Library Staff.

BMoCA’s Education Department is comprised of programs for all ages and focuses on reaching a diverse audience. BMoCA has built a strong platform for fostering creativity through unique educational opportunities in our community.

Art Stop on the Go is an after-school art workshop for 5-12 year olds, held monthly at each of the five participating libraries.

BMoCA believes the right candidate for this position will have an innate belief in the power of education to facilitate greater understanding of BMoCA’s exhibitions, art, the community around us, and our own humanity. We are searching for a well-qualified candidate with experience in art education.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing, and teaching Art Stop on the Go
  • Working with the Director of Education and staff
  • Coordinating between the libraries and BMoCA Staff
  • Evaluating projects, participants and the impact of the program
  • Acting as ambassador for BMoCA to the library’s audience and the public
  • Performing tasks and errands related to the program as needed

Character/Qualities:

  • Organized, enthusiastic, proactive, and enjoys building and promoting programs
  • Enjoys working with the public, including children and families
  • Thrives in creative, team environments and working collaboratively with staff
  • Succeeds in finding and coordinating resources
  • Enjoys outreach and building collaborations between multiple constituencies

Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in art education
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, teaching certification, and museum experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • Must have a reliable mode of transportation to travel to libraries located throughout Douglas County.

Compensation and benefits:
This position will be on a contract basis and compensation will be commensurate upon experience. The Museum Educator will also enjoy the benefit of free admission to BMoCA and its programming while teaching Art Stop on the Go. Health insurance and vacation are not included with this position.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and experience, a resume, and a list of at least two professional references with contact information to nicoleroush@bmoca.org. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Start Date: Immediately

About BMoCA:

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm; closed Monday. Museum admission is $1. Free admission to the museum is offered to members and children under the age of 12.
www.bmoca.org
303.443.2122

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Visitor Services Representative

Part-time, non-exempt

Benefits:  Eligible for Prorated, Part-Time Employee Benefits
Application Deadline:  December 5, 2017
Start Date:  Immediately
Compensation:  $12.00/hour
Reports to:  Director of Visitor Services and Events

The Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum is dedicated to the life and artwork of Clyfford Still. The museum is seeking a Visitor Services Representative who will be responsible to ensure that all museum visitors experience optimum customer service and encounter a welcoming and helpful atmosphere. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; closed Mondays. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Staff the reception desk, greet and provide assistance to museum visitors with a focus on customer service, organization and efficiency. Ensure visitors are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Handle ticket sales and sales from the museum shop; manage cash drawer.
  • Supply front desk with sufficient visitor information literature, maps, and other necessary materials and keep it a welcoming space.
  • Promote and sell museum memberships.
  • Interface with museum security to implement museum policies and procedures for the safety and security of visitors and of the museum.
  • Maintain a friendly and helpful environment for museum visitors. Serve as a resource for, and communicate well with, a variety of visitors, understand and address the special needs of different visitors, address visitor concerns and complaints in a pleasant and efficient manner.
  • Understand and help carry out the museum's mission, activities, services and programs.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with peers at other area museums.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the museum, and perform other duties as needed.

Behavioral Traits and Attributes

  • Ability to engage and inspire front desk staff and volunteers
  • Relishes in responsibility and is self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic and a rule follower
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes direction well and completes projects in a timely fashion
  • Ability to listen well and be a good problem solver

Minimum Education, Job Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree with coursework in business or arts administration preferred; one to two years of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Prior experience in a museum setting a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office products; experience with ticketing and point of sales systems is highly desirable (the museum uses Altru, a Blackbaud product).
  • Prior sales experience and cash/register handling strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, to work in fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines, while maintaining flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public and to exercise tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Sensitivity to diverse characteristics of visitors and understanding of the requirements of visitors with disabilities or special needs.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to work 2 to 3 days per week

Please send cover letter, resume and references to hr@clyffordstillmuseum.org.

Non-Discrimination Statement - The Museum prohibits making any employment decisions or basing any terms and conditions of employment on the basis of a person’s race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, height, weight, national origin, ancestry, or ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgendered status or gender expression or identity, marital status, disability, political affiliation, military or veteran status or any other basis now or in the future protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

The Museum follows this policy in all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, testing, training, certification, promotions, demotions, terminations, performance evaluations, leaves, and use of Museum facilities.

The Museum expressly prohibits any employment-based retaliation against anyone who brings a complaint of discrimination or who assists the Museum in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination.

Guest Services Associate

At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.

The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Guest Services Associate to greet guests, process admission sales transactions and provide a positive experience for all members and guests of the Museum.

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Schedule:  Part-time                        
Tuesdays, 8 am - 4:30 pm and Saturdays, 9 am - 5:30 pm
Occasional weekend, evening, holiday and additional hours will be required to meet business needs
Rate: $11/hour
Open:  November 14, 2017
Close:  Open until filled

 Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Greet guests and members
  • Maintain knowledge of all Museum programs and events
  • Operate accurate admissions sales and member check-in for high volume front desk, Café and Gift Shop operations
  • Process membership sales, applications and data entry accurately into Altru point of sale and constituent database
  • Complete daily opening and closing procedures
  • Address customer service issues effectively
  • Maintain clean and safe environment
  • Answer and direct incoming phone calls
  • Maintain knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and the Museum’s point of sale programs: Altru & RMS

 Job Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of customer service and retail cash handling/cash register experience
  • Candidates must be 18 years of age or older
  • Fluent English proficiency, verbal and written; bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours)
  • Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty
  • Ability to pass Museum background check
  • Strong cash handling skills
  • Ability to manage tasks effectively in a fast paced environment while maintaining excellent customer service
  • Ability to communicate clearly with guests and co-workers
  • Demonstrates a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic attitude

Please send professional work history, qualifications and letter of interest to:

Taylor Herbst
Manager of Guest Services
Fax: 303-433-9520
TaylorH@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Guest Services Associate.” No phone calls, please.

Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position, however please check your inbox and junk mail for any correspondence. If you are a returning applicant, please note that cover letters must correspond with the position for which you are currently applying.

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Technician. This position performs the preventive and corrective actions needed to maintain the building structure and systems, vehicles and equipment, grounds, parking garage and lots in order to provide a safe, attractive, environmentally controlled facility for guests, staff and collections. 

Essential duties:

  • Works on major-building systems: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and the building structure
  • Performs functional and safety checks on the above-referenced systems
  • Provides off hours on-call service as scheduled and emergency and snow removal services
  • Repairs and maintains Museum vehicles and motorized equipment as needed
  • Computer and clerical work as needed

Requirements: ​

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2 years’ experience in building trades or building maintenance required.
  • 2 years’ experience in the proper and safe use of a wide variety of hand and power tools required.
  • Ability to write and understand instructions in English required.
  • Current driver’s license and vehicle insurance required.
  • Evening/night/weekend and on-call work required. 
  • Background check is required. 

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced skillsets in one or more of the following: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing
  • Experience with Boiler Operations
  • Experience with HVAC water treatment systems
  • Experience with Building Automation Systems 

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to moderate noise (business office with computers and printers, light traffic) to loud noise (fans, boilers and chillers).
  • Stand or sit: must be able to remain in a stationary position (50% of time)
  • Must be able to lift, pull and transport equipment and material of up to 100 pounds occasionally and up to 50 pounds frequently.
  • Seasonal exposure to heat and cold is encountered when working outdoors.
  • Potentially hazardous conditions may be encountered working around machinery, electrical systems and chemicals.
  • Ability to transport and climb ladders, work from elevation, and cover distances of 5 miles per day in complex.
  • Investigation of spaces that are not conditioned and may be confining. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by December 1, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=825

Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org. Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Denver Museum of Nature& Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our guests. We support applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Temporary Volunteer Inclusions Specialist

Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, education, and guest experience. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We provide extraordinary experiences every day for our animals and visitors and our core values of Protect, Honor, Innovate, Serve, Engage, and Empower are evident in everything we do.  We value the different strengths our staff bring to Denver Zoo. We expect our staff to embrace and to commit to our core behaviors for engagement: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence.

Denver Zoo’s Guest Engagement Department has an opportunity for Temporary Volunteer Inclusion Specialist. This temporary full time position will support the logistics, coordination, implementation, evaluation and on-going operation of the Volunteer Inclusion Program to solidify and strengthen successful participation of adult volunteers with disabilities in zoo-wide programming.  This position is funded through December 2018. Work week is 8:30 AM – 5 PM Thursday – Monday. Occasional evenings are required.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Provide individualized support for volunteers with disabilities that:
    • Match interests/needs of volunteers with disabilities with appropriate volunteer assignments
    • Establish, monitor and modify as needed job schedules for volunteers with disabilities.
    • Support, encourage and direct as needed and/or appropriate volunteers with disabilities to maximize their success
    • Foster the goals of inclusion and independence
  • Maintain and support a cadre of internal and external mentorship partners (job coaches, family or guardians) serving as direct support and for volunteers with disabilities:
    • Create and/or modify volunteer job-specific training procedures, handbooks, or other accommodations to foster and promote the participation, inclusion and independence for volunteers with disabilities.
    • Support, train, encourage and direct as needed and/or appropriate job coaches to maximize their success
    • Recruit job coaches as needed to foster and ensure Inclusion Program success and growth
  • Provide direct support for staff and/or volunteers who support volunteers with disabilities in their programming:
    • Organize and deliver trainings, continuing education and/or other opportunities to establish successful Inclusion Program implementation
    • Model and support appropriate and reasonable accommodations to promote growth and success
    • Maintain excellent communications with all Guest Experience personnel, volunteers and other Zoo staff to foster understanding, support and successful implementation of the Volunteer Inclusion Program.
  • Serve as direct support and contact for volunteers with disabilities.
  • Serve as direct support and contact for mentorship partners (job coaches, family or guardians) and other staff and volunteers working with or alongside volunteers with disabilities.
  • Establish and maintain strong, on-going communication and relationships with all Volunteer Inclusion Program participants.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work with Adult Volunteer Program staff to incorporate necessary Volgistics and other logistical Volunteer Inclusion Program components.
  • Create Volunteer Inclusion Program progress reports as needed or requested to document program activity, growth and progress.
  • Implement on-going Volunteer Inclusion Program evaluation to monitor, document and evaluate the success and effectiveness of Volunteer Inclusion Program partnerships and the Volunteer Inclusion Program.
  • Support as needed and/or directed the assessment of zoo campus access and how it currently meets and support the diversity of guests.
  • Represent for the Inclusion Program to the community in a professional and positive manner to build relationships and support.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with adult volunteers.
  • Compassion and sensitivity in support of adults with disabilities.
  • Willingness to learn and understand disabilities, their characteristics and needs.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills.
  • Ability to build relationships and work successfully in a team setting.
  • Excellent organizational and word processing skills.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position are low. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop and kneel.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

This position requires a substantial amount of contact with staff, volunteers, and other departments.

The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to medium.

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a temporary full-time position with medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits only.

Completed applications must be submitted by November 21, 2017

Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to the above date.

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Animal Care Staff for Primates

Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, education, and guest experience. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We provide extraordinary experiences every day for our animals and visitors and our core values of Protect, Honor, Innovate, Serve, Engage, and Empower are evident in everything we do.  We value the different strengths our staff bring to Denver Zoo. We expect our staff to embrace and to commit to our core behaviors for engagement: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence.

Denver Zoo’s Primates Department has an opportunity for a full time Animal Care Staff for Primates to provide the safe exhibition, handling, feeding, and husbandry of the new world monkeys, particularly capuchins, tamarins, marmosets and titi monkeys. The position requires excellence in husbandry skills, active participation in training and enrichment and involvement in public demonstrations. Applicants should specify their particular experience with these taxa and animal training and presentations.  Applicants should have 3 years minimum full time experience with new world primate species.  Schedule will be working Tuesday – Saturday.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Provide innovative animal husbandry that is in compliance with AZA and USDA standards.
    • Provide  reliable, competent animal care through:
    • Capture, handle, and move animals using accepted Denver Zoo practices to facilitate internal movement, external shipping, medical procedures, or normal routines.
    • Enhance breeding possibilities through the recommendation and implementation of approved animal management techniques such as breeding efforts, behavioral enrichment, and operant conditioning/training, etc.
    • Interact with Denver Zoo guests in both formal and informal settings, providing insight about the animals and their care.
    • Provide area tours, keeper talks and work special events in area of responsibility as needed.
    • Train fellow keepers, interns, and volunteers in standard section routines.
    • Respond to zoo-wide animal related emergencies.
    • Coordinate the efforts of contractors and maintenance staff when they are working in animal areas.
    • Record data and prepare assigned reports/records, (i.e. daily reports, enclosure logs, facility logs, water quality logs, etc.) and other pertinent data on the collection and facilities as required.
    • Use appropriate equipment to perform essential duties.
    • Cooperate and coordinate with other departments, (e.g., education, maintenance, horticulture) and outside contractors.
    • Maintain professional working relationships with zoo team members and maintain a professional appearance.
    • Actively participate in conservation, research projects, and educational programs as requested. 
    • Participate in and support zoo-wide initiatives, committees and work groups.
    • Follow Denver Zoo safety protocols.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
    • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
    • Preparation and feeding of approved diets.
    • Monitoring of physical and behavioral aspects of the animals under assigned care.
    • Implementation of the behavioral program of the animals under assigned care.
    • Designing and maintaining proper animal enclosures/props/exhibits.
    • Handling and restraining animals appropriately.
    • Assisting with veterinary care and medical follow-up as needed.
    • Utilizing preventative husbandry techniques and providing proactive health care as required.
    • Provide proper care for eggs, neonates and young (may require care outside of normal working hours).

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an animal-related or animal behavior-related field plus two years of full-time zookeeping experience in the care, feeding, and handling of a variety of exotic animals (birds, fish, herpetology, or mammals, depending on the specific vacancy) in an AZA-accredited institution. Comparable facilities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Associate Degree or equivalent number of college credit hours in an animal-related or animal behavior-related field plus four years of full-time zookeeping experience in the care, feeding, and handling of a variety of exotic animals (birds, fish, herpetology, or mammals, depending on the specific vacancy) in an AZA-accredited institution. Comparable facilities may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Intern experience within Denver Zoo’s animal department will qualify for the AZA-related years of full-time zookeeping provided at least an Associate degree in biological sciences is held. Intern experience at other institutions will not be considered.

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  • Individuals without a degree may be considered only with ten or more years of full-time experience at the minimum level of zookeeper involved in the exhibition and husbandry of a variety of exotic animals at an AZA-accredited institution. Comparable facilities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • 3 years minimum full time experience with new world primate species. 
  • Ability, with proper training, to work in all aspects of animal care, husbandry and training within the department in which individual is assigned.
  • Work on weekends and holidays are required.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Operate a variety of light and medium equipment.
  • Clear driving record.

Licensure and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid Colorado Class “R” Driver’s License within three months of hiring.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus.   Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

This position requires a substantial amount of contact with staff, volunteers, and other departments. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals.  This employee will be required to have contact with animals and may be exposed to zoonosis. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time position with excellent benefits, including complete medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and a generous vacation package.

Completed applications must be submitted by November 21, 2017

Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to the above date.

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Safety Manager

Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, education, and guest experience. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We provide extraordinary experiences every day for our animals and visitors and our core values of Protect, Honor, Innovate, Serve, Engage, and Empower are evident in everything we do.  We value the different strengths our staff bring to Denver Zoo. We expect our staff to embrace and to commit to our core behaviors for engagement: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence.

Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Department has an opportunity for a full time Safety Manager to provide leadership in developing workplace health and safety measures and practices that help design better systems around our staff, and helping them make better choices in those systems and produce safer workplace outcomes at Denver Zoo.   Reporting to the Director of Safety and Sustainability, the Safety Manager is responsible for developing, evaluating and managing the zoo’s workplace health and safety programs under the zoo’s existing Sustainable Management System (SMS) certified to both the ISO 14001 standard and OHSAS 18001 standard.  The Safety Manager will also serve as Denver Zoo’s Just Culture Champion and support the roll-out of a Just Culture framework at the zoo and integration of that framework into the SMS. Critical to the success of this position is demonstrating a commitment to zoo’s workplace health and safety programs through ownership, leadership behaviors, continuous improvement, and building a connection of understanding, knowledge and trust with zoo’s leadership, staff, volunteers and external stakeholders.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Recommends and supply proper personnel protective equipment to Denver Zoo staff.
  • Plan, organize, develop and conduct various health and safety training (on-line & classroom based).  Submit and necessary paperwork to certification personnel in a timely manner.
  • Prepare regulatory required reports, questionnaires, or other correspondence to outside enforcement agencies, and represent Denver Zoo as a liaison with regulatory agencies and other groups in discussions with outside agencies
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
  • Establishes, implements and oversees effective workplace health and safety programs that assist Denver Zoo in being compliant with OSHA, NFPA, AZA and other health and safety related regulations or standards. 
  • Recommends, develops, facilitates and oversees the implementation of workplace safety and Just Culture policies, programs and corrective actions within the zoo’s ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified SMS.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to zoo’s workplace health and safety programs through ownership, leadership behaviors, continuous improvement, and building a connection of understanding, knowledge and trust with zoo’s leadership, staff, volunteers and external stakeholders.
  • Manage annual safety budget and annually identify and plan for budgetary and contracting needs for health and safety related items.
  • Establish, conduct and/or oversee periodic health and safety inspections to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.  Proactively address non-compliant situations by collaboratively working with department managers and staff to develop a timely solution.
  • Perform accident investigations using Just Culture framework to help identify root cause and generate recommendations to reduce or eliminate system failures and perform follow-up inspections to verify effectiveness.
  • Chair Denver Zoo Safety Committee, providing direction on key tasks for committee to support development of health and safety programs in zoo’s SMS program.
  • Communicate information on health and safety program zoo upper management, including compliance reports, health and safety related statistical data, and associated cost information, on a regular frequency.
  • Review, interpret and comment (when appropriate) on new and proposed health and safety regulations (federal, state, and local) for impacts on Denver Zoo operations and advise management of the regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with the zoo’s Guest Experience Department and Animal Care Department to review, coordinate, and participate in emergency and safety procedures and drills.
  • Performs related assignments related to zoo’s sustainability programs as management may direct.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain MSDS and Hazard Communication program.
  • Participates as the safety subject matter expert on the zoo’s Employee Training Team.
  • Participates in activities of related professional organizations.
  • Maintain and coordinate with Denver Zoo Security on relationship with outside organizations such as fire departments and rescue teams in order to ensure information exchange and mutual assistance.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor degree in related field with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • Experience performing job safety hazard analysis and implementing behavior-based health and safety best practices.
  • Understanding and experience working with an Environmental Management Systems (EMS), ISO 14001, or Safety Management System such as OHSAS 18001
  • Able to proactively and effectively communicate with all levels of staff, and recognize the need to flex and interpersonal skills and styles to support improved understanding and trust.
  • Ability to motivate , delegate, provide leadership, counseling, conflict resolution, training and listening, among others in order to successfully implement the health and safety policies and procedures, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Training or knowledge of creating comprehensive workplace health and safety programs, including but not limited to, heavy equipment operation, hazardous material handling program, fall protection, confined space, lock out tag out, construction safety, first aid, blood borne pathogens, and PPE. 
  • OSHA 40-hour training course required within 90 days of employment.
  • High level of computer skills in MS Office Suite
  • Experience in project management and budget planning
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (written and oral).
  • Must have good organization skills and be able to plan, prioritize and coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Must possess the ability to handle making tough decisions and handling difficult situations in order to provide value to overall health and safety program at Denver Zoo.
  • Must be able to identify problems using investigative processes to analyze and evaluate complex information and ability to utilize creativity, innovation, best judgment, and logical reasoning to resolve these problems
  • Ability to organize and conduct effective training and education programs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, both operations and personnel related.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean record.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position are low. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop and kneel.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

This position requires a substantial amount of contact with staff, volunteers, and other departments.

The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to medium.

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time position with excellent benefits, including complete medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and a generous vacation package.

Completed applications must be submitted by November 28, 2017

Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to the above date.

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Director of Finance and Administration

Status: Full Time Permanent

POSITION SUMMARY
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration, who is responsible for finance, accounting, general operations, facility, and human resources at the museum. This position also provides reports and administrative support for the fundraising, earned income and programmatic functions of the museum. The DFA reports directly to the Director and works closely other members of the management team and Board of Trustees.

Regarding virtually every function of the museum, the Director of Finance and Administration is expected to able to create a dashboard to tell us how we are doing, a navigation system to tell us how to get to where we want to go, and a warning light indicator to let us know if there is a problem. The individual in this position needs to be a traffic cop, coordinating the regular flow of information between departments. And, when necessary, they are responsible for installing child restraints, preventing us hurting ourselves when we are acting like knuckleheads.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all activities related to the financial administration of the organization, including reporting, loan management, audit coordination, forecasting, budgeting, compliance, accounts payable, reconciliation, investments, payroll and financial control. Supervise support staff regarding these tasks. Drive the financial planning of the organization by analyzing performance and risk and forecasting position.
  • Oversee activities related to administration, including office management, project management, contract negotiation, and insurance.
  • Supervise Facility Manager and oversee all activities related to the museum’s building, including maintenance and capital improvements.
  • Manage Human Resources, including coordinating employee benefits, managing HR issues, and liaising with benefits provider.
  • Serve as primary liaison with Finance, Governance and Investment committees of the Board of Trustees. Manage Board administration.
  • Performs other duties within expertise as assigned.

SPECIFIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The successful candidate must have great facility with finance and accounting and be able to communicate those matters to people who have little to no facility for them. The individual must be willing to support creative types and refrain from creativity themselves in accounting and financial matters, except in the visual display of data. The ability to promote teamwork and open communication is essential. The candidate possesses excellent planning and organizational skills, clear motivational abilities, and strong written and oral communication skills. The candidate must have an expert knowledge of Quickbooks, proficiency with POS systems and comfort with computer data base systems. It is not necessary for candidates to have experience with art or in a non-profit organization. Previous experience in a museum/arts organization is desirable, but not required. The individual be open-minded about the wide range of issues explored in contemporary art, including difficult subjects, such as sexuality, violence and religion.

POSITION STRUCTURE
This is a regular, full-time professional position with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be appropriate to a senior level museum position.

MCA DENVER MISSION AND HISTORY
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.

MCA Denver was founded in 1996 by philanthropist Sue Cannon and a group of committed volunteers and artists who responded to the community’s desire for a contemporary art museum in Denver. For seven years, MCA Denver occupied a renovated fish market in Sakura Square in lower downtown Denver. In 2003, Mark Falcone and Ellen Bruss, members of MCA Denver’s Board of Trustees, donated a gift of land in Denver’s Central Platte Valley in order to realize the organization’s goal of building a permanent home for contemporary art in Denver. In October 2007, MCA Denver opened its new, 27,000-square foot, environmentally sustainable facility in lower downtown Denver designed by acclaimed architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates (UK). The building has five galleries on two floors as well as dedicated education spaces, a shop, library and rooftop cafe. In March 2009, Adam Lerner was appointed as the new director of MCA Denver. Upon Lerner’s move from his former position at The Lab at Belmar to MCA Denver, the Boards of Trustees agreed to merge the two institutions.

MCA Denver is an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about the art of our time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Minimum four years financial, accounting and managerial work experience.
  2. Experience developing and managing budgets, forecasting, project management, coordinating audits, and loan management.
  3. Non-profit experience preferred.
  4. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  5. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

SALARY
Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive cover letter and resume to jobs@mcadenver.org with Director of Finance and Administration in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

General Manager - Venue Operations

We are the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. We are best known for our touring Broadway shows and Tony-winning theatre, but as a not-for-profit organization that serves the entire Rocky Mountain region with the best arts programming and education possible, we’re so much more than that.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is accepting applications for the position of General Manager - Venue Operations. The General Manager - Venue Operations reports to DCPA’s Vice President of Facilities and Event Services and manages the operations of all event services, event technology operations, and associated staff daily. In addition, the General Manager - Venue Operations oversees the staff responsible for all sales and marketing efforts of the various DCPA venues (primarily, the Seawell Ballroom and the Directors Room) and liaises with the DCPA’s exclusive catering partner for all operationally driven food and beverage matters. 

Core area of responsibility is the event operations team, including the Director of Event Sales and Marketing, Event Managers, Technical Director – Event Services Technical Manager, Event Technical staff as well as contracted set up, strike, and custodial staff and facilities maintenance coordination with the DCPA’s Director of Facilities Management for the various DCPA venues (primarily, the Seawell Ballroom and the Directors Room).

Primary skills include:

  • Actively develops staff in managerial, sales, and technical roles.
  • Performs quarterly analysis of events team staffing levels to ensure adequate coverage for business while consistent with forecasting.
  • Serves as Crisis Team Leader for the Event Services Department during emergency or crisis situations – being the first one called (after DCPA Security and appropriate emergency responders) in the event of an emergency.
  • Actively participates in quarterly-to-date financial reviews with CFO, VP, and Directors of Financial Planning and Accounting.  Follows through on variances and implements corrective action plan(s) if necessary.
  • Researches and develops capital improvement with Directors of Creative and Technical Services and Facilities Management.
  • Works with the Department’s Business Manager on all AR/AP activities totaling $1.8M for Event Services Department.
  • Manages facilities contract language with the Director of Event Sales and Marketing and revises as needed to stay current with industry standards.
  • Supervises the operational management of DCPA venue spaces (Bonfils Lobby, Seawell Ballroom, and Galleria Theatre bar) in conjunction with the DCPA’s Director of Facilities Management and the department’s business manager.
  • Conducts weekly on-property walkthroughs of all venue spaces to evaluate overall cleanliness and R&M issues (internal and external) - specifically daily cleaning schedules, janitorial issues, lighting, conveyance, condition of furniture, and overall venue appearance.  Informs the DCPA Facilities Staff as necessary.
    • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
    • Works with the management team to develop and implement the business plan and long-term strategies for event operations.
    • Other duties as assigned by manager. 

Requirements Include:

  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in venue operations or related fields are required.  An ability to work a flexible schedule is needed, including some nights and weekends. 
  • Technical and audiovisual knowledge for both small and large-scale events.  General knowledge of production and audiovisual terminology as it applies to staging, sound needs, video, rigging, screen ratios and ADD requirements. 
  • Ability to guide, influence and motivate Event Services Department with positive reinforcement, quarterly informal reviews and ongoing continued education topics that are relevant to the industry
  • Excellent communication skills are a must. These skills are used in all communications – face to face, phone, email style, tone and hand-written correspondence. The development of respectful, stable and trusting relationships with clients, planners and inner-departmental teams is essential.
  • Strong computer skills, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience on EMS and/or Vectorworks helpful.

This position is a full-time position with benefits. If you’re interested in applying, please e-mail a cover letter, references, salary requirements and resume to hrdirector@dcpa.org. No phone calls please.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. This position will remain open until a diverse pool of candidates is identified. 

Education and Cultural Enrichment Manager

General Description of Work: The incumbent will occupy a leadership and strategic planning role within the Library and Cultural Affairs Department with the City and County of Broomfield. The incumbent will: provide the vision and strategy for all public programming for both the Library and Cultural Affairs; ensure programming targets community interests and aspirations; perform professional and supervisory duties related to directing, planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing all programs and activities associated with Library and Cultural Affairs operations.

This position has the responsibility to develop, monitor and evaluate service quality, community responsiveness and ongoing advancements for the Library and Cultural Affairs.  The incumbent will: work in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, external organizations and the public in delivering effective and innovative services; provide holistic services to internal and external customers by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions or external organizations.

The incumbent will serve as a leader and advocate for visual and performing arts, including an emphasis on diverse cultural program offerings. The incumbent will: serve as liaison for the Broomfield Cultural Council, Public Art Committee, Broomfield/Ueda Sister City Committee, and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD); provide board management as needed; oversee and manage the operation of the Broomfield Auditorium and supervise staff; manage, administer, and assist with the appropriate distribution of SCFD funds, as well as Arts, Culture and Science grant funds. 

The incumbent will also serve as a leader and advocate for education and lifelong learning with special emphasis on literacy and STEAM (problem-based learning) programming for all ages and including an emphasis on diverse program offerings for a growing community. The incumbent will manage and supervise library program staff and create opportunities for collaborative conversations regarding all library, arts and science programming for the Library and Cultural Affairs department.   

The incumbent will exemplify the characteristics of a collaborative, innovative and resilient work culture and as part of the core leadership team, model the appropriate behavior to create and maintain a resilient work culture within the department.

For the full job description and to apply, visit: https://www.broomfield.org/2401/Employment

Support Technician Intern

Technology Department

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.

Job Description:

Are you eager to join the ranks of high-paid technology professionals but cannot get started because you don’t have experience?  This is an exciting opportunity for students and junior professionals that are interested in learning the ropes without being treated like a number. The Support Technician Intern is a paid position that will handle the maintenance and upkeep of gallery technology at the Denver Art Museum, while simultaneously supporting the technology of the organization and staff.  This role consists of 8-hour days on Saturday and Sunday and up to 12 hours a week spread throughout the weekdays.  We understand that you are a student and will be accommodating to your weekday schedule.

Who is right for this role?
We are looking for a hungry professional that is ready to learn and embrace our amazing culture.  If you are a student that enjoys messing with computers and home theater equipment, this is a position that will add many valuable assets to your resume. This role does not involve software development or have heavy interaction directly with artists.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide phone, email and on-site support to staff
  • Install and configure computer hardware, software and peripherals
  • Assist with gallery installations and daily walk-throughs of our galleries
  • Troubleshoot software, desktop computers, laptops, printers, smartphones and network equipment
  • Document inventory, build the knowledge base, and assist with helpdesk tickets

Traits:

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Personable with good customer service skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a broad range of technology-related areas

Skills Required:

  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Office suite and similar office productivity tools.

Experience that helps:

  • Previous experience in roles requiring deductive reasoning/troubleshooting, customer service, problem solving and/or technical support
  • Knowledge of A/V equipment

Working Conditions:

  • This role will require 16 hours on the weekends (2 full shifts) and a weekday schedule of up to 12 hours.  We understand you may have classes and/or other responsibilities and will be highly versatile on weekday requirements.  As this internship will be the primary coverage of our department over the weekend, we are looking for a candidate that is consistently on time and reliable.
  • Must be able to routinely navigate the 1/3 mile between museum buildings
  • Ability to lift and maneuver equipment up to 50lbs
  • Use of ladders and lifts (don’t worry – we’ll train you)

This is part-time paid internship without benefits. If you are interested in this position, please use the online application process at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/jobs&clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788&jpt=

Deadline for application is November 30, 2017.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Retail Associate

At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.

The Children’s Museum has two openings for Retail Associates to ensure seamless operations of the Museum Café and Gift Shop and a positive experience for all members and guests.

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Schedule:  Two positions available
Position A
Part-time, 20 hours/week: Sunday – Tuesday, OFF; Wednesday, 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm; Thursday, 9 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, OFF; Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm
Position B
Part-time, 22 hours/week: Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm; Monday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Tuesday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, OFF; Friday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, OFF
Rate:   $11/hr - Non-negotiable                                    
Open:  November 1, 2017                        
Close:  Position open until filled                        

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Ensure retail areas are clean, organized and safe for guests
  • Follow opening and closing procedures for effective and accurate front desk operations
  • Prepare merchandise for the retail sales floor and maintain specified visual standards
  • Acknowledge and greet all guests, and handle inquiries as needed
  • Operate Gift Shop and Café cash registers and assist customers by processing all payments and purchases according to Museum standards
  • Prevent potential loss by communicating issues with management
    • Ensure lobby area, Gift Shop, Café and front desk are clean and orderly
    • Follow Museum policies and procedures and maintain a safe work environment
      • Maintain knowledge of RMS and Altru merchandise point of sale systems
      • Participate in inventory counts and data updates in RMS and Altru systems, as communicated by the Associate Director of Guest Services
      • Accurately answer guest questions regarding all aspects of the Museum
      • Communicate with guests to ensure customer service issues are effectively addressed
      • Report accidents and assist children or parents who are lost
      • Answer and direct incoming calls
      • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Ability to stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours) in a retail environment.  This position also performs duties related to cleaning and organization, and will often be required to lift and move supplies and materials (up to 50 lbs.). Other physical requirements of the position may include, but are not limited to, walking, bending, stooping, crouching or reaching
  • Ability to communicate with customers and coworkers in a direct, respectful  and confident manner
  • Ability to complete job duties in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Basic mathematical skills, including addition and subtraction, necessary to verify cash register functions and to make proper change from cash payment
  • Cash handling and cash register experience; retail experience preferred
  • Clean, neat and professional appearance
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 18 years of age

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

Kimberly Zies
Associate Director of Guest Services
KimberlyZ@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Retail Associate.” No phone calls, please.

Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position, however please check your inbox and junk mail for any correspondence.

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Teaching Artist – Dance

Organization: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Location: Denver, CO
Immediate Supervisor: Manager of Education

About Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) is an international, cross-cultural dance-arts and educational institution rooted in African-American traditions and the Diaspora. We are dedicated to excellence in instruction, performance and community programming. We view dance as a universal language of movement which transcends boundaries of culture, class and age while honoring diversity and inclusiveness throughout the global community.

Purpose of Position

CPRD seeks experienced and highly-skilled Teaching Artists in Hip-Hop, Modern, Ballet, West African, Step and Social Dance to join the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) Education Team.  Teaching Artists have the privilege of bringing the world of dance to public school children (grades K-12) throughout the Denver metropolitan area. CPRD serves more than 14,000 students across the Denver Metro area in 40+ schools. CPRD’s Education Programs infuse arts into the curriculum, igniting the learning process, inspiring creative expression and developing a passion for the arts.

CPRD Teaching Residencies vary in length and occur both during and after school hours from September 2017-June 2018. Teaching Artists must be able to travel in the Denver Metro area. Work is currently part-time with the potential of expansion and/or pool status.

Individuals with the following values, skills and qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Upholds CPRD’s mission, vision and artistic standards
  • Experience working in inner city schools with inner city youth is a must
  • Demonstrates effective classroom management for large and small class sizes
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to reach dancers and non-dancers in the same class
  • Highly motivational and patient especially with non-dancers
  • Exhibits a strong sense of dedication and passion for dancing
  • Trained in multiple techniques
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and time management skills
  • Accurate record keeping and organized
  • Bilingual is not required, but is an asset

How To Apply

  1. Send cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and photo to Shelby Jarosz - shelby@cleoparkerdance.org.
  2. Please indicate dance genres/techniques/levels you are proficient in teaching.
  3. No phone calls please

Cafe Prep Lead

At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.

The Children’s Museum has an opening for a full-time Café Prep Lead to help ensure a positive experience for all members and guests of the Museum.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week

  • Sunday & Monday, OFF
  • Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Available to work weekends, evenings, holidays and additional hours as needed.

Rate: $12/hour – Non-negotiable
Open:  October 17, 2017
Close: Open until filled                                               

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Help prepare and package quality food for the Café while maintaining all food health and safety requirements
  • Follow opening and closing procedures while maintaining safe food handling protocols
  • Accurately operate Café cash registers and assist customers by processing payments and purchases according to Museum standards
  • Oversee quality assurance to ensure guest service standards are being met or exceeded within all Café operations
  • Actively assist in loss prevention measures to minimize waste
  • Follow Museum policies and procedures to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Maintain knowledge of inventory and POS systems
  • Participate in intake and data updates in inventory tracking system as communicated by Café Manager
  • Maintain knowledge of all Museum programming, special events and exhibit schedules
  • Actively address guest complaints and work to improve overall guest experience
  • Coordinate with and support volunteers throughout the Museum
  • Offer input and assist in implementing new menu items
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Physical requirements: Ability to stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours) in a retail environment. This position also performs duties related to cleaning and organization, and will often be required to lift and move supplies and materials (up to 50 lbs.). Other physical requirements of this position may include, but are not limited to, walking, bending, stooping, crouching or reaching.
  • Requires a ONE year minimum of food preparation experience
  • Retail cash handling/cash register experience preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, culinary degree preferred
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must abide by all Museum policies and procedures
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and speaking skills; bilingual preferred
  • Ability to complete job duties in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills, and able to work well with a motivated team

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

Ray Wilson
Café Manager
Fax: 303-433-9520
RayW@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Café Prep Lead.” No phone calls, please.

Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position, however please check your inbox and junk mail for any correspondence. If you are a returning applicant, please note that cover letters must correspond with the position for which you are currently applying.

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

VP of Marketing & Sales

We are the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. We are best known for our touring Broadway shows and Tony-winning theatre, but as a not-for-profit organization that serves the entire Rocky Mountain region with the best arts programming and education possible, we’re so much more than that.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is accepting applications for the position of VP of Marketing and Sales.  The Vice President of Marketing and Sales will plan, direct and lead the overarching marketing and sales strategy.  Provide oversite for the strategy and execution of marketing and sales programs for our six signature lines of programming (Broadway, Cabaret, Theatre Company, Off-Center, Event Services and Education).  Enhance fundraising efforts utilizing both traditional methods and new digital and social media tools. Demonstrate a creative vision that supports our mission to create a culture of empowerment and be a leader that is comfortable being a spokesperson in the community for the organization.  This position reports to the CEO of DCPA.  

Budget responsibility for Marketing is ~$10M with a sales revenue responsibility of $40M.

This role leads Communications and Cultural Affairs, Broadway/Cabaret Media and Marketing, Theatre Company/Off-Center Marketing, Customer Experience, Strategic Projects & Group Sales, Ticketing Services, Creative Services, Analytics and an Executive Assistant.   The department consists of a staff with 9 direct reports, more than 60 staff members, 300+ volunteers and a unionized Ticketing Services Department.

Primary skills include:

  • Serve as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, helping to define the overall vision and direction of the organization with a creative marketing lens.
  • Provide regular updates to the Board of Trustees.
  • Partner with the Executive Team to identify and deploy impactful marketing and sales strategies that enable the organization to succeed.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager. 
  • Provide oversight of all customer experience, audience development, public affairs and community engagement efforts.
  • Responsible for the pricing strategy, revenue budgeting and subscription models for all sales initiatives for the Theatre Company and Off-Center productions.
  • Provide oversite for Ticketing Services, Subscriber Services and Group Sales efforts as well as participate in the pricing strategy process for Broadway.
  • Oversee expansion of the brand and content strategy and its execution by the in-house Creative Services Department.
  • Support external communications efforts to elevate public awareness of the DCPA, internal communication initiatives to engage and inspire employees, and crisis communications that ensure the safety of guests and staff as well as protect the organizational reputation.
  • Work with in-house, cross-functional teams and third party vendors to develop strategic plan to advance the use of technology both as a sales tool as well as a way to engage new and existing audiences.
  • Apply data analytics to drive marketing and sales strategies that minimize cost and maximize sales.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to coach, mentor and empower staff members.
  • Support the strategic plan of the organization and cultivate business, community, cultural and producing partnerships that further the mission of the DCPA.
  • Lead with a strong ethical and social conscience.

Requirements Include:

  • A Marketing leader with 15+ years of marketing and sales experience with at least 5 of those years in a leadership position - ideally in the theatre or entertainment arena. (Non-Profit experience a plus) 
  • Demonstrated strength unifying teams and building strong rapport and effective professional relationships as a collaborative leader.
  • Expertise in understanding business drivers including pricing, segmentation, Omni-channel tactics and buying behaviors to find new ways to impact topline sales.
  • A track record in marketing technology and technology innovation, in partnership with the internal IT department that will drive loyalty and frequency.
  • Proven ability to build community marketing programs that have been effective in reaching multiple genders, ethnic groups, and age groups.
  • Ability to contribute to the strategic planning process with a vision for the long-term needs of the organization including anticipating consumer changes, and also a strong understanding of research and analytics. 
  • Experience developing leading-edge marketing and sales strategies with a WOW factor for an organization or brand.
  • Must be a strong communicator with an appreciation for creativity and the aptitude to understand today’s world of evolving social media. 
  • Must have strong business acumen and experience crafting and leading effective sales and marketing efforts.

This position is a full-time position with benefits. If you’re interested in applying, please e-mail a cover letter, references, salary requirements and resume to hrdirector@dcpa.org. No phone calls please.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. This position will remain open until a diverse pool of candidates is identified.

Youth Dance Instructor

Responsibilities

To engage youth through age-appropriate dance and healthy movement classes; To help develop curriculum and lesson plans for school programming; To represent CMDance to the community.

Duties

  • Teach age-appropriate dance and healthy-movement classes to Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, throughout the greater Denver-Metro area and outlying counties.
  • Contribute to evaluation and quality control of programming by submitting informative reports on the development, implementation and results of programming, and participating in meetings and discussions concerning programming.
  • Continue own professional development in dance by regularly participating in dance classes or company training, expanding repertoire to include more disciplines of dance, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional productions.
  • Continue own professional development in education by participating in seminars, workshops and other educational opportunities as well as reading professional publications and other resources.
  • Represent the company in public and by attending organization’s events and functions, as well as industry events and functions.
  • Promote the proliferation of dance education programs by informing the community about the organization’s history, mission and programming and by encouraging members of the community to support the organization through donations and referrals.
  • Design age-appropriate dance and healthy movement curricula and lesson plans, pulling from personal dance experience, peer input and executive direction.
  • Train new instructors in curriculum structure and content; classroom procedures, reporting procedures and office procedures. 

Skills

Optimism, Enthusiasm, Creativity, Organization, Microsoft Office Skills, Problem solving, Performing Arts, Classroom management, Customer service, Attention to detail, Time management, Non-profit experience.

Qualifications

Experience with children aged 4-18; High School Diploma or equivalent or higher, College degree preferred, any area; Valid driver’s license or government issued ID; Reliable source of transportation; Must pass federal, fingerprinted background check

Other Information

  • Independent contractors only.
  • Must have flexible schedule and be able to work occasional weekends.
  • Résumé should reflect both dance and non-dance experience.
  • References should include 1 professional and 1 personal in each dance and non-dance category.
  • Opportunity to apply for administrative positions within the organization.

Please contact Caryn Carrasco at Caryn@cmdance.org

CMDance is an equal opportunity employer

TO APPLY:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Caryn@CMDance.org and put your last name, first name, and position title in subject line. This position will remain open until filled.

School Year Nature Educators

Wild Bear Nature Center is seeking artists, nature lovers, child educators (specializing in ages 5-12 years old) to lead our After School Program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  

Hours: Tuesday/Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-5:30

The position entails reviewing programs offered and planning enriching hands-on nature camps utilizing existing materials as well as your own creative resources.  Programs are based out of the nature center and outdoors at our property at Mud Lake.

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years or 1,000 hours of leading groups of school-age children in a nature-based camp. (PREFERRED)
  • Three positive references
  • Degree in education, environmental studies, natural science or related field (or comparable experience applies)  Preferred.
  • Clear background check from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Creative arts background a plus
  • A strong background in local ecology is a plus.
  • We encourage folks who have musical and creative strengths, a sense of humor, are kind and gentle, enjoy children and love the outdoors!

Compensation:  $12.50/hour

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: education@wildbear.org

Questions? Email: education@wildbear.org  Phone: (303)258-0495 Website: www.wildbear.org

Need transportation from Boulder to Nederland? Nederland is accessible by RTD bus, Route N! Wild Bear provides free transportation on the RTD bus when staff are riding with children.

Education Department Head

Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization.  Our mission is to present superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training, and education and community engagement programs that enhance the cultural life of our community. The head of the Education department oversees all education programs, manages the education staff, develops programming and community relationships, and directs overall department strategy.

Job Summary

The Education Department head is responsible for all education programming (both content and delivery) for Colorado Ballet, as well as community engagement programs; overall business management of the department; and managing one full time staff person and 25-30 part time instructors. The position reports to the Managing Director.

Below are the various job functions in more detail:

Administration: creating and managing to an annual department budget; maintaining detailed records of department activities and schools served for use in funding proposals and reports; developing department branding, collateral and social media presence; and maintaining an event summary for each year tracking over 35,000 contacts in the community;

Hiring/Supervision: hiring, training, and evaluating the Education Programs Manager; hiring, training, and evaluating part-time Outreach Instructors; conducting an annual training session for staff including current education trends and curriculum changes;

Pedagogy and Curriculum Development: developing, scheduling and leading classes, workshops, discussions and demonstrations on a wide range of topics for a variety of audiences (ECE-adults); developing dance and dance integrated classes and workshops in a wide range of styles to a variety of age groups/abilities; staying abreast of trends in dance education and dance therapy for populations with special needs; teaching in-school or after-school classes as desired;

Student Matinees/Live Streaming: marketing, scheduling, and facilitating three annual performances for student groups at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, organizing bus parking, security, and staffing; marketing, coordinating, and facilitating up to three annual live streams of student matinee performances with upwards of 10,000 viewers; creating study materials for K-12 classrooms that support Colorado Ballet’s season productions

Accessibility: writing, translating, and determining performance caption cues for the Figaro seatback titling system; operating the Figaro system and hiring and training its operators; audio-describing performances for blind and visually impaired patrons; supporting and facilitating longstanding partnerships with various institutions to provide access to dance for special populations (Be Beautiful Be Yourself dance program, Warren Village creative movement classes, Rhythm & Grace dance program, Five by Five classes)

Community Liaison:  representing Colorado Ballet and dance/dance education in the cultural, education, and human service communities at appropriate venues, meetings and events; working with other organizations to develop collaborative projects and partnerships to enhance arts education; serving as the Colorado Ballet representative for Colorado Department of Education events/curriculum development

Qualifications:  This position works closely with children, teachers, school administrators, and other partners in education and the arts. It requires a strong background in dance education and arts administration; a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and strategic thinker; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work with diverse audiences; ability to work some evenings and weekends.

The Education Department Head must have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance, Dance Education, Education and/or Education Administration
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in public schools

Application

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary expectations to hr@coloradoballet.org. Submissions without these required items will not be considered.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Zookeeper Intern - Lepidopterist

The Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist in animal care, animal handling and visitor education as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. The primary goal of the Butterfly Pavilion Curatorial Internship is for students to gain knowledge and hands-on training in invertebrate animal husbandry.

Company Description: Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach visitors about invertebrates and conservation. Invertebrates- animals without backbones, make up 97% of all animal species on the planet! Our zoo is designed to showcase the diversity of these small wonders, their habitats, and the big role they play in ensuring the health of our environment. Five immersive exhibits, including a tropical rainforest filled with 1600 free-flying butterflies, provide visitors of all ages with an unforgettable experience. We are the zoo of small wonders and BIG experiences!

Mission: Butterfly Pavilion’s mission is to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.

Responsibilities:                                                

  • Provides public customer service, education, and animal contact/interaction in the exhibit areas of the Butterfly Pavilion
  • Responsible for the day-to-day care for all animals on exhibit and behind the scenes, maintaining daily record keeping
  • Clean and maintain all exhibit and behind the scene areas
  • Provide support to Curatorial zookeepers
  • Develop and execute an independent project to emphasize particular interest and expand the knowledge base of the Curatorial Department.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or hold a degree in biology, environmental sciences, education or related fields
  • Interest in invertebrate animal husbandry and care, visitor and environmental education
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Willingness to handle animals (all training provided onsite)
  • Criminal background check
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Individuals of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Reports to:  Curatorial Team

Duration of Internship: Interns must complete 300 hours, typically aligned with school trimesters

Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week

Application Deadlines Each Year: 

  •  Summer Term – Applications Due by April 1st
  •  Fall Term – Applications Due by July 1st   

Stipend: Unpaid; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases

Apply at: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/574294.html or email a resume and a cover letter to: Sarah Triplett, Lead Zookeeper, striplett@butterflies.org.

Museum Associate

At the Children’s Museum of Denver Marsico Campus it is our mission to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood.  Our team strives to create guest experiences that are inspiring, curious, welcoming, playful, inventive, and expert in nature.

Museum Associates deliver an exceptional guest experience by welcoming and interacting with guests in the public spaces of the Museum, maintaining clean and beautiful exhibits, facilitating museum programs, and supporting Education Department operations and programming initiatives. Associates represent the Children’s Museum to guests on the floor, answer questions, perform light cleaning and re-organizing duties, and assist with birthday parties, story times, and other programs and events as needed.

We have openings for part-time positions ranging between 16-20 hours per week, with variable schedules. The Museum is open seven days/week. Museum Associates are required to work at least one weekend shift per week. Typical shifts are 5 - 7.5 hours.

Pay Range:  starts $11.00 per hour

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Energetic and flexible; demonstrated ability to take initiative in completing tasks
  • Friendly and approachable; must enjoy interacting with the public (adults and children of all ages)
  • Ability to take on all responsibilities of the position, including light cleaning duties, with enthusiasm and spirit of teamwork
  • Ability to handle emergency situations with professionalism and competence

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Spanish speaking/bilingual preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience in customer service and/or hospitality

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass a Background Criminal Investigation check
  • Abide by all Museum policies and procedures
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and speaking skills
  • Ability to load and unload up to 50 lbs., and stand for up to 6 hours
  • Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty.
  • Physical requirements including bending, squatting, reaching, walking, kneeling, stooping, crouching and standing, as well as sitting on child-size equipment, lifting and carrying supplies,  chairs, and other. Specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Specific dexterity requirements include ability to use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The Children’s Museum of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to larar@cmdenver.org

Position remains open until filled.

**PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS**

Lara Rushing
Education Staffing and Training Manager
The Children's Museum of Denver
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211