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MUSEUM REGISTRAR

Under the general supervision of the Curator of Research at the Longmont Museum, performs the ongoing care, documentation, movement, and storage of the Museum’s collection, borrowed art and objects, and traveling exhibitions. Performs backup, maintenance, and ongoing collection data entry.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Works with Curator of Research and volunteers to catalog and document Museum collections, including managing the data entry of accessions and deaccessions in the Museum’s collections management database, PastPerfect; handles all incoming and outgoing loans from the Museum’s collection, ensuring proper documentation is completed and filed; assists with object care and handling during exhibit installation and de-installation; coordinates inbound and outbound packing, shipping and insurance of traveling exhibitions; performs backups and maintenance of PastPerfect database. coordinates with Curator of Research to send out donation paperwork; supervises volunteers in collections areas; manages off-site collection storage facility, monitoring environmental controls, integrated pest management, and security; and ensures terms of traveling exhibition contracts are met. 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Also requires working constantly and cooperatively with Museum staff, problem solving, performing detailed work, and handling multiple concurrent tasks. Work schedule requires flexibility during exhibition installation/de-installation. Frequent walking, sitting, standing, light lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds with occasional moderate lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Occasional tasks that require pulling, pushing, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting and driving. Must be able to work with minimal supervision or alone.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of experience and education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university plus two to three years’ experience in Museum collection management. Special qualifications: Valid Colorado Driver License required.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening. 

HIRING RANGE: $4,123-$4,581/MO. REGULAR BENEFITED PART-TIME 30 HRS/WK M-F WITH OCCASIONAL NON-TRADITIONAL WORK HOURS AS NEEDED

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Department, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Time, on April 23, 2015. An online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

Building Operations Technician

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is searching for a Building Operations Technician. This position is responsible for performing 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 Museum guests, staff and collections.

The successful candidate will be a responsible, reliable, self-starter with a minimum of one year experience in building maintenance.  Having HVAC knowledge is helpful.

Preferred candidates will also have experience with Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems. 

Must be able to lift, pull and transport equipment and material of up to 100 pounds occasionally and up to 50 pounds frequently.

Candidates must be available to work on-call hours as well as some evenings, weekends and holidays. 

This position is full time.

All tools are supplied and there are benefits including Medical, Dental and 403(b). Candidates must be able to pass drug screen and background check.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than 5:00 PM on April 24th at www.dmns.org

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. No phone calls please.
 

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

Part Time Host

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is searching for Hosts. This position is primarily responsible for providing outstanding guest service by accurately monitoring Museum access, ushering in the IMAX and Gates Planetarium theaters, and can include cashiering, data entry and school entrance greeting. The position will also provide guests with up-to-date information about the Museum, IMAX Theater, Gates Planetarium and Temporary Exhibits in a friendly and professional manner. Successful candidates will be Welcoming, Available, Helpful, Knowledgeable and Efficient.

Applicants must also be able to go up and down stairs in the IMAX and Planetarium theaters and move quickly entering and exiting theaters multiply times per day. Candidates must have at least 6 months of experience working with customers face to face and at least 6 months working in a fast paced environment.

Candidates must also be able to work four days a week, including weekends and holidays.

Spanish Bi-Lingual a plus.

Please complete an application no later than April 24, 2015 at www.dmns.org/jobs

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 be deleted, edited and then reattached to correspond with the position. No phone calls please.

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.

Stock Associate

DMNS is currently looking for an outstanding Stock Associate. The Stock Associate will facilitate both the sale floor, and the gift shop receiving. The position is broken in to two parts. First the Stock Associate will be tasked with daily restocking of the various museum gift shops and maintenance of back stock areas.  Second: assisting gift shop receiving in all aspects regarding inventory including tagging, transfer of product from receiving to various storage areas and to the sales floor, cycle counts, and yearly inventory.

This is a Part Time Position. 

The ideal candidate is motivated, has a high attention to detail, and works efficiently with little or no supervision. If you want to be a key member of a team, and enjoy organizing, we want you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform daily restocking of the various gift stores and back stock areas.
  • Maintaining the tidy appearance of the sales floor and back stock areas.
  • Daily transport of product from receiving area to storage areas or sales floor.
  • Assist Receiving in opening boxes and tagging product.
  • Organizing product for the various storage areas.
  • Complete monthly Cycle Counts as directed by receiving manager.
  • Assist with Yearly Inventory.
  • Work as a team player to help complete a larger objective.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods, lift up to 50 pounds frequently, and push heavy carts.

Successful candidates with have a minimum of 1 year experience working in a retail environment, with knowledge or experience in a warehouse/ receiving setting. High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Resumes and cover letter required. Please no phone calls. Candidates must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required, pass a drug screen, and background check.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, no later than April 24, 20145 at www.dmns.org/jobs

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 be deleted, edited and then reattached to correspond with the position. No phone calls please.

Facility Rental Coordinator

The Children’s Museum is excited to have a new rental venue as part of our expansion project.  Now we are looking for the right person to make our program a success!  The perfect candidate will have many qualifications; but organization, responsibility, dependability and assertiveness are the key attributes.

The Facility Rental Coordinator is responsible for marketing, developing, selling, planning, implementing and staffing the Museum’s facility rental program. This position also supports the Museum’s Group Sales & Reservation function and Guest Services Department as needed. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Guest Services.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate, sell, staff and facilitate all efforts related to the Museum’s Facility Rental program
  • Create and maintain meaningful community relationships and cultivate new rental clients through ongoing networking and participation with industry related organizations
  • Meet or exceed established budget goals as they relate to facility rentals
  • Ensure clients and caterers are informed of rental rules and guidelines to ensure facility safety
  • Assist in the sales and support of the Museum’s group sales and reservation process including: camps, birthday parties and school group bookings
  • Database management and data entry related to facility rentals and supported areas
  • Prepare statistical and budgetary reports as necessary
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Qualifications and preferred areas of experience:

  • Assertive, team oriented, creative, high energy, outgoing, calm and flexible personality a must
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Experience in special events, rentals, marketing etc. preferred.
  • Strong and relevant sales, negotiation and promotion experience
  • Project management or related coordination experience
  • Ability to multitask in an ever-changing environment
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Database management experience and MS office and basic computer operation
  • Detail oriented. Strong organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds i.e. set up for events with tables chairs and other equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of museums and/or non profits preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • A second language is always a plus!

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Volunteer supervision
  • Event staffing supervision and scheduling

The Museum is a stimulating, team-oriented Non Profit environment. The Museum is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Please send resumes, cover letter and salary requirements by May 1, 2015 to Bonnie Bosworth, Office Manager: (fax) 303-433-9520 or (email) bonnieb@cmdenver.org.  No phone calls please. 

Summer Camp Educator

Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit organization and one-of-a-kind educational venue, is seeking a Seasonal Summer Camp Educator. The Summer Camp Educator with an interest in education, superior customer service skills and a love of teaching youth about the natural world through summer camp programming. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in public environmental education. Position is approximately 25 hours a week, mid-May through mid-August.

FLSA: Seasonal Part-time, Non-exempt Application Deadline: April 30, 2015 Anticipated Start Date: May 11, 2015 About Butterfly Pavilion: Butterfly Pavilion believes that an appreciation of the environment begins with an appreciation of all living things. Every day we teach the young and old alike about the need for conservation, because with knowledge and empowerment we will protect the world's natural habitats for generations to come. Our 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. We achieve that mission by providing engaging educational opportunities to 60,000 school children and nearly 300,000 visitors annually. Butterfly Pavilion is a Tier II member of the SCFD (Science and Cultural Facilities District) and is the eighth largest cultural facility in the Denver Metro area, attracting more than 4.5 million visitors in 18 years of operation. Butterfly Pavilion was the first stand-alone invertebrate zoo in the United States and has become a prototype for many others. Our facility includes four indoor exhibit areas; eleven acres of public gardens; two educational classrooms; and event space, including a 2,200 square foot ballroom and patio overlooking Jefferson County Open Space. Looking forward, we are committed to providing the most enriching experience for our audience, being recognized as a scientific authority, and being a leading educational resource on invertebrates.

Essential Functions

Teach interactive nature-based summer camps to youth, ages 4 - 14 Assist in development of summer camp curriculum and activities Using live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to camp participants

Additional Duties:

Attending required branch and facility meetings Following all policies & procedures to meet the State license requirements Effectively managing classroom of 10-20 children Working with summer camp volunteers Collaborating with Programs and Interpretation Branch to develop and implement new curricula or programs Provide administrative support to Programs and Interpretation Branch Cross-training to provide program support in other areas such as exhibits

Qualifications:

Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, or related field Basic knowledge and interest in the environment and wildlife.

Comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages Enthusiastic, fun, and patient

Certified in First Aid, CPR, and Universal Precautions by June 2, 2015 Must be able to attend camp training on June 1-3, 2015

Experience:

Previous experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school or child care setting

Additional Requirements:

Valid Driver's License

Subject to yearly background check of driving record through Talent Wise CPR and First Aid certified within a year of hire or before the beginning of camp season, whichever occurs first

This position will be typically scheduled 20 - 25 hours per week, depending on business needs. The Summer Camp Educator is required to attend branch/departmental meetings, monthly All Staff meetings, and other meetings and trainings as needed.

All applicants should email a cover letter and resume along with contact information for references by clicking the link below. Please submit required documents no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015.Anticipated start date is May 11, 2015.

http://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/69444-20970.html

No phone calls or drop-ins please

Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/69538.html

 

Platte Valley Trolley Staff (3 Full-Time seasonal positions)           

The Denver Tramway Heritage Society is a 501(c)(3) membership organization that operates the Platte Valley Trolley along Denver’s South Platte River between Confluence Park and Old West Colfax. The Trolley is operated and maintained primarily by volunteers. The regular operating season is Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, in addition to special operations.  This is a full-time equivalent, seasonal position (during the PVT’s regular riverfront operating season).

DUTIES

  1. Public outreach (marketing) and ticket sales at PVT stops along the line, including cash sales and credit card sales using a “Square” credit card reader (for use with smartphones).
  2. “Start-up tasks” prior to first Trolley trip of the day to include:
    1. Setting up signage and items related to ticket sales (e.g. tent, table, umbrella, etc.) at stops along the line before each day’s operations
    2. Readying the Trolley for operation, including checking fuel level, starting engine, performing safety checks, and checking that equipment is in place and operating properly
    3. Tidying the Trolley car and boarding platform(s)
    4. “End of day tasks” after the final Trolley trip of the day to include:
      1. Retrieving and storing signage and other items related to ticket sales
      2. Shutting down and securing the Trolley
      3. Reconciling and recording ticket sales and cash received.
      4. Completing the Daily Trip Report, including reporting to PVT Operations Committee any items in need of repair or maintenance
      5. Fill in as Motorman or Conductor to operate the Trolley car when volunteers are not available.
        1. Motorman is responsible for safely starting and stopping the Trolley
        2. Conductor is in overall charge of the operation of the Trolley and delivers the historical narrative to the passengers during the trip
        3. All operations will be conducted in accordance with the 2015 Platte Valley Trolley Operations Manual
        4. Other duties as assigned.  Examples could include, but are not limited to:
          1. Cleaning the Trolley before each day’s operation
          2. Sweeping platform areas
          3. Picking up trash and trimming grass/weeds along the right-of-way or tidying the area around the caboose
          4. Monitoring fuel usage in the car and alerting designated operating authorities when additional fuel is required
          5. Operating charter trips with the Trolley in the hours immediately before/after normal public operations. Charters will generally be scheduled between 9 and 11 am.
          6. Other marketing/public relations efforts.

SCHEDULE

  1. Full-time position (40 hrs. per week) preferred.  We will consider applicants willing to commit to half-time (20 hrs. per week) as an alternative.
  2. Working days are Thursday through Monday (5 days per week).
  3. Work shift is 8 hours per day, approximately 9 am to 5:30 pm with a half-hour lunch break.
  4. Some flexibility in start/finish times may be required on occasion to accommodate special operations.
  5. Operating season begins Memorial Day weekend (Thursday, May 21) and ends on Labor Day (Monday, September 7).  Applicants should be available for the entire operating season unless alternate arrangements are made prior to accepting employment.
  6. Paid, on-site training will be provided prior to May 21; training schedule to be determined in consultation with applicants.  Successful applicants will be required to pass a certification exam upon completion of training in order to assume their duties.

WORK SITE

  1. Base of operations is Platte Valley Trolley terminal (approximately 1400 Platte Street, Denver, CO).
  2. Staff may be assigned to work at various locations along the Trolley line, such as Denver Children’s Museum, Downtown Aquarium, or Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
  3. These job positions entail primarily outdoor work.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Applicants must be in good health and in sound physical condition.  Applicants must be able to climb up and down when boarding/alighting from the Trolley and must be able to assist passengers into and out of the car.
  3. Dress code:  applicants must present a neat and clean public appearance and will be required to wear the standard PVT Operator’s uniform specified in the PVT Operations Manual (black or navy pants, white shirt, black or navy socks, black shoes plus Motorman/Conductor’s cap).  Note that the PVT will provide the cap and two uniform shirts; other items are the applicant’s responsibility.
  4. Other equipment:  applicants must have a working cell phone in their possession while on duty.
  5. Drug/alcohol testing:  applicants must agree to undergo drug and/or alcohol testing upon request.

WAGES AND SUPERVISION

  1. Basic wage will be $12.50 per hour. 
  2. Overtime is expected to be minimal, but will be paid at the rate of 1.5 times basic wage for hours in excess of 40 per week.
  3. Applicants will have a supervisor designated by the PVT Operations Committee, but this person may not be on-site at all times during the operation.  Applicants are expected to perform their duties responsibly and with a minimum of supervision.

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@denvertrolley.org no later than 5:00 p.m. (MDT) on Monday, April 27, 2015.

Education/Exhibits Manager

Colorado Railroad Museum seeks a Education/Exhibits Manager.

In alignment with the strategic plan and the Museum’s mission, vision and values, this position will lead design and implementation of exhibits, interpretation, and educational programs. This position is responsible for articulating the mission of the organization through interpretative exhibits and education programs and activities.
Educational/Interpretation Programs
• Develop dynamic, interactive interpretive programs for school-age children, groups, and adults that interpret the museum’s indoor and outdoor exhibits.
• Develop outreach and onsite school programs aligned with Colorado State standards.
• Research, produce and promote educational programs including age/grade appropriate materials based on curriculum standards, general audience and professional level classes, seminars and workshops.
• Work with other Museum departments collaboratively in the creation of programs and exhibits.
• Manage the creation of a new permanent children’s exhibit.
• Develop partnerships and collaborations with complementary organizations to extend the museums programs, resource materials, and audiences. Develop promotional material for the public programs and related activities.
• Contribute educational content and activities for Museum events
• Manage the Colorado Rails and Cocktails lecture series.
• Identify and propose alternative educational program funding sources, including the preparation of grant proposals and securing sponsors for programs.
• Train and oversee Education and Exhibits volunteers
• Plan and coordinate summer camps for children.
• Prepare and monitor departmental budget
• Compile, maintain and report statistical information on program participation
Requirements
• A passion for formal/ informal education particularly connecting people to their community.
• Three to five years’ experience doing a range of programming in a museum or other informal learning setting.
• Knowledge of current trends in Museum Education, Informal Learning and Visitor Studies.
• Knowledge of Denver Metro Curriculum standards
• Ability to develop experience-based educational programs that are engaging and meaningful.
• A college degree is required; Education, Museums, Public History or similar is preferable. A Master’s degree is preferred.
• We are looking for a team player with a sense of humor, who is creative, flexible, energetic and comfortable working in a small, busy organization.
• Highly organized, ability to juggle multiple programs, multiple volunteers and multiple deadlines.
• Strong computer skills.
• Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
• Able to work some weekends and evenings.

Assistant Director of Operations

The Tesoro Cultural Center seeks and Assistant Director of Operation.

Schedule: Full time, 35-40 hours per week. primarily M-F, 8:30am-5 pm, except during 8 Sunday lectures, and two festival events held May 16,17 2015, and Sept. 19,20th, and on Dec. 24 from 3pm-6pm. 

Benefits:  Comprehensive benefit plan including health insurance, vacation and sick time. The Tesoro Cultual Center is an equal opportunity employer, that values individuals from diverse backgrounds.  

Education: Bachelors degree in related field and/or a minimum of three years work-related experience in event planning, sales or marketing experience is required.

Physical demands: While performing these duties, the employee may be to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with arms and hands  and talk/hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Behavioral Traits and Attitudes:

Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to listen well.

Strong decision making skills

Works effectively with team members

High energy team player with a positive , can-do attitude

Comfortable with a fast moving dynamic environment

Desire and ability to learn quickly.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter relating your experience and salary requirement to our organization and resume to Holly Arnold Kinney at kinneyholly1@gmail.com by May 1, 2015.  Please do not call.  Thank you.  

Visitor Services Representative

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.
  • 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.

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.

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2015

Start Date:  Immediately

Compensation:  $11/hour

Reports to:  Associate Director of Visitor Services and Events

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Clyfford Still Museum

Attention: Human Resources

1250 Bannock St.

Denver, CO 80204

720-354-4880

NO CALLS PLEASE

 

On-Call Collections Assistant

Denver Art Museum: Assist the Collections Management division every Monday with the gallery maintenance program.  This position requires assisting with preventive conservation practices in the exhibition and collection storage spaces to help maintain a high level of cleanliness and care for the museum collections.  The on-call collections assistant will play a supporting role in the Collections Management division by implementing projects that maintain the museum’s goals of best practices. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with gallery and collections storage maintenance in collaboration with the conservation department and appropriate curatorial departments on a weekly basis
  • Assist with regular gallery and collections storage deep cleans
  • Assist in monitoring environmental conditions with PEM dataloggers for artwork in collections storage and gallery spaces
  • Assist with gallery maintenance of temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Assist with monitoring of bug traps in exhibition and collection storage spaces
  • Assist with documentation of gallery maintenance (i.e. art tampering, significant pest issues, galleries cleaned).
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of museum collections management best practices
  • Knowledge of integrated pest management procedures
  • Knowledge of and experience in art handling
  • Knowledge of preventive conservation methods, archival materials, storage techniques, and archival mount-making
  • Working knowledge of museum collections databases and all Microsoft computer applications
  • Working knowledge of digital cameras
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required
  • Ability to work independently or with a team

Education and Experience 

  • BA with major coursework in art history, anthropology or museum studies, Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in collections management

Material and Equipment Directly Used

  • Computer and ARGUS database
  • Archival materials
  • Hand and power tools
  • Lift equipment (forklift, rugger, stacker)
  • Camera (35M, Polaroid, digital)

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Temperature changes
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Lifting, pushing or pulling 50 pounds
  • Standing, walking, sitting, kneeling and climbing
  • Eye/hand/foot coordination

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. 

This is a part-time position with no benefits. If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume to hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org. In the subject line of the email, please include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying. Deadline for application is April 24, 2015.


Educator/Coordinator

 

 

Job Code:

519

# of openings:

2

   

Description

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking applicants for 2 similar positions as an Educator/Coordinator for Museum Programs.

These positions will:

§  Develop and coordinate programs for a wide range of audiences.

§  Matrix supervise Educator/Performers to increase audience impact and further the Museum’s mission.

§  Collaborate with internal and external partners to plan and execute programs.

§  Maintain and support a financially viable program through efficient fiscal management.

§  Participate on projects as a resource on science and educational methods as it relates to DMNS’ overall goals.

§  Be a fun, creative, and active member of the Museum community and will positively contribute to its culture.

 One position will work closely with our Permanent (currently Expedition Health) and Temporary Exhibits within the Museum. The second position will work with offsite programs within schools and communities. These positions have similar skill sets needed to perform the daily functions of either position. The Educator/Coordinator of Museum Programs is responsible for coordinating Museum Programs by developing, delivering, and promoting high quality, engaging and educational programs.  Support for Museum Educators/Performers is essential by providing professional development opportunities and increasing teaching, performance and engagement strategies for the most effective delivery of Museum Programs. Development of dynamic programming with the audience needs and best practices as the guide.  Support and build existing and new Museum Partnerships. Maintain and support a financially viable program through efficient fiscal management.

 A successful candidate will exceed in the following skills:

1.    Interpersonal Communication Skills: You will need to be able to express your needs clearly to others internally and externally. On any day, you could be talking to senior leadership, Museum educators/performers, school administrators, teachers, and students. Solid verbal and written communication skills will be necessary for this position.

2.    Creative Thinking Skills: This position will work with a team to develop, deliver, and promote high quality, engaging and educational programs.

3.    Attention to Detail: A qualified coordinator will need to be able to analyze overall big picture processes and procedures, and be able to identify mistakes and inefficiencies.

4.    Critical Thinking Skills: You must be able to think quickly, often solving problems as they arise. Being able to think critically about these situations is paramount.

5.    Organizational Skills: You will need to do many things at once, schedule educator/performers, maintain a budget, and keep tabs on multiple projects and daily activities.

 A minimum of a Bachelor degree; preferably in science or education field, with 2 years experience in informal education.  Spanish language proficiency is strongly desired.

Evening and weekend work will be required.

Qualified Candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by the close of business on April 20, 2015

No phone calls please.  Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website HERE.  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.

 

President & CEO

The board of Cherry Arts now seeks a dynamic, visionary, highly skilled President & CEO to direct the next chapter of the development of this cultural icon.  At the core of this role is delivering our annual arts festival professionally, creatively, and thoughtfully while adhering to the budget.  The President & CEO also directs efforts to expand our reach into other events and to broaden our education offerings. The annual budget of Cherry Arts is $2.5 million, and we employ a fulltime staff of five dedicated professionals.  Supporting our annual summer festival, we use the services of 500 talented volunteers, and our education programs reach students in a number of different ways.

POSITION OVERVIEW

In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the President & CEO develops and executes the strategic vision for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (“Cherry Arts”) in accordance with its mission and for the long term success of the organization.  The President & CEO then implements that vision through detailed plans and effective and efficient operations.  The President & CEO is responsible for enhancing and maintaining a strong collaborative, results-oriented culture that drives the organization and its staff to achieve excellence.

The President & CEO works closely with the Board of Directors and consultants to plan and execute sponsorship strategies and ensures the achievement of short and long term financial goals.  The President & CEO develops and maintains strong relationships with various other constituents including the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District, the Cherry Creek Mall, the Cherry Creek Neighborhood Association, and other civic and cultural institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Commitment to Mission
  • Thorough commitment to the mission, objectives, and programs of Cherry Arts including commitment to providing access to a broad array of arts experiences and to support arts education in Colorado.
  • A sincere appreciation for the arts with demonstrated engagement in the cultural landscape.  Additionally candidates should have an understanding of how art adds value to people’s lives.
  • Understands how to develop high quality, creative cultural programming.
  • Minimum of 7 years in a leadership role in a nonprofit or private sector organization with strong business acumen and experience in driving business results.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a strategic vision for an organization.
  • Experience in engaging relevant stakeholders in an organization’s vision, including sponsors, community partners, volunteers, and other constituents.
  • Proven experience in leading the growth of organizations and their resources and/or developing new lines of business or programs effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience in revenue generation and developing long term sources of financial support especially from corporate representatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others while working in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, plan and coordinate operations including budget planning and reporting as well as active budget management across all departments.
  • Experience in recruiting, retaining, developing, and maintaining highly functioning staff members and holding them accountable for results.
  • Experience in working with a governing board and building their collective capabilities.
  • Technologically savvy and curious; open to using new forms of technology to support operations and to enhance programming.
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail and the ability to operate in a flexible environment.  Ability to embrace change and to lead others in supporting change efforts.
  • Experience in high profile event production and in developing successful new events with sustainable financial and community support.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks, priorities, and agendas.
  • Strong demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, sponsors, staff, community groups, artists, volunteers, and civic agencies.
  • Experience in working with and motivating volunteers.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours including nights and weekends.
  1. Leadership and Management Skills
  1. Program & Event Delivery Skills
  1. Personal Qualities

n  A high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations and varying personality types while possessing poise, tact, and diplomacy.

n  Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, delegation.

n  Commitment to outstanding customer service.

n  Proven ability to represent the Cherry Arts mission actively, enthusiastically, and consistently with a diverse group of stakeholders; clear ability to demonstrate the unique value Cherry Arts brings to the metro Denver area.

n  Authentic, resourceful, entrepreneurial, flexible, proactive.

n  Calm under pressure, with a high standard of integrity and professionalism

n  Has a sense of humor.

  1. Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred.
  • Willingness to live in the Denver metro area and be an active member of the community.

Above all, we seek a proven leader who is passionate about increasing the public’s understanding and appreciation of artistic expression, who knows how to help organizations grow and develop, who values building long term relationships with a wide variety of constituents, and who can manage the complexities of a multi-day, large cultural event. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and salary history to our search consultant, Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at Carolyn.McCormick@peakhrconsulting.com.  All applications are to be submitted via email.  To learn more about Cherry Arts and this position, please visit us at www.cherryarts.org.

 

Floor Staff Associate

WOW! Children’s Museum seeks a floor staff associate. WOW! is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers all employees a fun and friendly working environment. We are looking for professional, positive, customer service-oriented individuals from all backgrounds to join the Museum team. Help enrich the lives of children and families in the Metro Denver communities by joining our staff. College students and retirees are welcome. Training will be provided.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to anna@wowchildrensmuseum.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Employee Classification: Non-exempt, part-time, hourly

Work Schedule: Saturdays 9:45am-6:15pm, Sundays 11:45am-4:15pm (13 hours/week, with potential for more.)

Rate: $10/hour

Reports To: Guest Services Director

Job Purpose: Ensure that all children and families visiting the Museum have a great experience by providing excellent customer service and maintaining a clean and safe environment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. 40% Maintains Quality Customer Service by:

● Providing hospitality to children and their caregivers by greeting each visitor, offering information, answering questions, and providing general assistance

● Checking in customers, selling memberships, gift certificates, punch cards, or other Museum products

● Communicating Museum policies to visitors

● Providing Assistance with exhibits as needed

 

2. 30% Maintains Overall Clean Museum Environment by:

● Walking through Museum making sure all thru ways are clear of debris or obstacles; standard being every 30 minutes.

● Upkeep of bathrooms, snack area, reusable exhibit products, spills, and general cleanliness

● Cleaning props and exhibits throughout the day

● Participating in prep and cleaning for field trips, parties, and classes

● Providing assistance to Exhibits and Programming staff.

 

3. 20% Maintains a Safe Museum Environment by:

● Following and enforcing Museum standards and policies

● Communicating any potential or active problems to the appropriate Museum staff

● Assisting in lost child/caregiver response

● Provide basic first aid as needed

 

4. 10% Participates in Interdepartmental Collaboration and Training:

Attending all staff meetings as required

● Keeping up to date on Museum policies, standards, and specific language

● Participating in training sessions to review known material and learn new material

● Assisting in additional tasks as assigned by supervisor or other Museum Directors.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High school diploma or GED required, A.A. or B.A. preferred

Experience: Customer Service experience, as well as, experience working with children and

families a plus; familiarity with a fast-paced work environment preferred.

Skills & Abilities: Basic computer skills, ability to operate cash register or basic point of sale

system; good communication necessary; flexible, responsible, self-motivated; able to prioritize and work independently; friendly people person.

 

Artistic Director

The Boulder Chorale, of Boulder Colorado, seeks an Artistic Director to begin July 1, 2015.

The Chorale is Boulder’s oldest and largest community choral organization. Chorale members are drawn together by a shared love of singing and a mission to enrich and inspire a broad community through music. Core values – musical excellence, education, community, collaboration, solidarity and vitality – guide all the Chorale’s programming and activities. The Artistic Director will integrate these core values into his or her leadership of the Chorale.

The Artistic Director provides the creative vision of the Boulder Chorale and is responsible for the leadership and direction of every aspect of the performances by the Chorale. The Artistic Director reports to the Board of Directors while working in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director of the Boulder Children’s Chorale. The Artistic Director is the principal conductor of two ensembles for adults: the Boulder Adult Chorale, a mixed-voice ensemble of 100-120 singers open to all with an audition, and the Boulder Chorale Chamber Singers, an adult mixed-voice ensemble of 25-30 singers, comprised of members of the Boulder Adult Chorale who have been chosen by audition. The Artistic Director takes an active role with the Board and Executive Director in the areas of program development, strategic planning, audience development, educational outreach and fundraising. The position requires community involvement and presence for these activities.

The Boulder Chorale and Boulder Chorale Chamber Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. The rehearsal and performance season typically runs from mid-August to late May, however the Artistic Director position is a year-round one that requires engagement throughout the calendar year.

The Artistic Director position is a part-time position with a salary of $20,000 per year.

Qualifications:

 A commitment to the value of providing a quality musical experience for all who wish to sing.

 A Combination of outstanding musicianship and interpersonal skills.

 Broad knowledge of choral repertoire.

 Excellent teaching skills.

 An advanced degree in music, choral conducting preferred.

 Experience working with and conducting instrumentalists.

 

Refer to our website for a full position description.

www.boulderchorale.org

To apply, submit letter of introduction, resume, and three references by 4/22/2015 to

Electronically (preferred)

Elaineschnabel90@gmail.com

Or via mail to

Boulder Chorale

Attn: Elaine Schnabel

685 Inca Parkway

Boulder, CO, 80303

In addition, candidates must make themselves available for a mock rehearsal audition on 5/19/2015 between 6:00 and 9:00 pm.

 

Animal Care Staff for Primates

Animal Care & Conservation Department

Summary:

Denver Zoo seeks Animal Care Staff to provide the safe exhibition, handling, feeding, and husbandry of animal species at the Zoo. The primate division includes 24 species and 86 specimens of great apes, old world monkeys, new world monkeys, and prosimians.  It also includes 4 species and 16 specimens of hoof stock and small mammals, yellow backed duiker, red river hog, klipspringer and giant elephant shrews.  The position requires excellence in husbandry skills, active participation in training and enrichment and involvement in public demonstrations. Each applicant should specify on their application their particular experience with these taxa and their experience in animal training and presentations. 

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
    • 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).

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.

********OR*******

  • 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.

********OR*******

  • 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.
  • 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.

Licensure and Certification:

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

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. 

Please apply through our website at www.denverzoo.org

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date: 4/30/2015

 

Director of Media & Public Relations

Colorado Symphony seeks a Director of Media & Public Relations. Position is Full Time, Salaried, Exempt. To see complete description of position, click link: https://www.coloradosymphony.org/Portals/0/Images/PDFs/Director_of_Media_Public_Relations.pdf


Application/résumé must be received by May 1, 2015
NO PHONE CALLS
If you would like to be considered for this position, send or fax cover letter and resume to:

Colorado Symphony
ATTN: Parker Owens, Director of Marketing
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th Street #15
Denver, CO 80202
Fax: 303-293-2649​

Or email: powens@coloradosymphony.org with the subject line: 
{FULL NAME} Director Of Media and Public Relations Resume. Phone calls will not be accepted.

 

Hands on History Instructor

City of Golden is looking for qualified candidates to fill our Hands on History Instructor position. Under the direction of the Visitor Experience & Operations Coordinator, instructor performs, assists and leads a series of “Hands on History” camps. The program runs from May to August.

Hiring Range: $10.00-$11.50 per hour
Salary Range: $8.50-$12.50 per hour

Duties and responsibilities:

Performs a variety of program duties including interpretation and instruction of lesson plans. Leads daily programming for groups of participants between the ages of 6-8 and 9-11.

Attends training to learn weekly lesson plans and follows daily schedule for all five camp sessions.

Adapts programming for each session depending on group dynamic, while maintaining the integrity of lesson plans provided.

Communicates with parents and staff to provide information about program activities, and camper successes and concerns. Organizes and checks completion of parent paperwork to provide easy access to emergency information.

Supervises a group of 4-18 children and multiple volunteers during each weeklong session.

Follows and enforces all department and camp policies, rules and procedures while maintaining a friendly and professional attitude. Provides a safe, creative and fun environment for participants.

Keeps daily roster of camp participants, and ensures safety of participants on-site, and during off-site field trips.

Collaborates with other Hands on History Instructors to schedule assignments and fulfill all duties and responsibilities of the program.

Regularly communicates with Visitor Experience and Operations Coordinator in order to provide quality programming.

Performs daily clean-up and maintains cleanliness of education spaces. Organizes materials, inventories supplies and recommends purchasing of supplies and equipment when needed to ensure preparedness for each session.

Assists in moving equipment and supplies for use at all three GHM sites as assigned.

Responsible for security of historic buildings at the Clear Creek History Park and the Astor House Museum, includes opening procedures and securing buildings when not in use or when group is off-site.

Immediately reports all incidents, injuries, and/or unsafe conditions to the Student and Public Programs Coordinator.

Exercises appropriate decision if Visitor Experience and Operations Coordinator is not available for advice.

May be assigned lead duties which can begin as early as May and include:

-          Development of daily programming, scheduling and training sessions for Hands-on History Spring and Summer Camps

-          Assists Visitor Experience and Operations Coordinator with staff training in June

Organizes and checks completion of parent paperwork. Ensures confidential but easy access to participant emergency information.

-          May run errands and purchase materials for programs.

Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides oversight for assigned program volunteers.

 

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or general education diploma (GED) with prior experience teaching in a group or planned curriculum to children (day camp, sports camp, school, etc). Museum or history teaching environment preferred. College degree/enrollment in education, history, museum studies or a related field preferred. Must possess excellent organizational, conflict management, and communication skills. Prior experience dealing with children of diverse populations, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have a valid drivers license and good driving record.
Adult and Child CPR certification and First Aid required prior to date of hire.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent customer service, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal communication skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to make independent decisions with minimal supervision.

MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Historic costumes, reproductions of various historic tools, wood burning stove, garden tools, etc. Use of general office equipment, walkie talkie, flip camera/video.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of the position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with their hands, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Duties require moderate movement and physical effort.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, chickens, vacant bee hives, and vegetable garden. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

City of Golden is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Technical Staff

Colorado Chautauqua Association seeks a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position assisting stage productions at Chautauqua for both CCA produced and co-produced events. Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities. For emergency and inclement weather reporting this position is considered nonessential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Technical Manager with or handle solely all aspects of technical needs for designated CCA events including lights, sound equipment, sound engineering and load-in and out, and stage cleanliness as directed.
  • Properly trained and follow CCA Technical policies and procedures and safety guidelines, including the operations of CCA equipment
  • Trained and knowledgeable as to CCA’s safety guidelines and emergency response plans and execute those in the event of an emergency
  • Other duties as required

Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • 1-2 years of directly related experience
  • Ability to function efficiently and amiably in a fast paced, complex and demanding customer service environment
  • Able to coordinate and execute multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility with work schedule is required. Must be able to work nights and weekends

Behavioral Traits and Attitudes:

  • Demonstrates results-orientation
  • High energy team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Flexible and able to accommodate changes in production effectively
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to stay calm and be an effective problem solver in stressful situations
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service attitude and orientation
  • Responsible for maintaining a consistent high level of quality and professionalism

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Technical Manager

Education Requirements: High school diploma preferred

Physical Requirements:

Duties require lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders as well as navigate the site which has a 200 foot elevation change. Must be able to climb steps, ladders, and scaffolding as high as 75 feet. Must be able to crouch, crawl and move with agility in tight spaces. Must be willing to work outside in all types of weather.

Additional Qualifications:

Every employee at the Colorado Chautauqua Association is expected to be a creative problem solver as well as possess a strong and positive attitude regarding hospitality and customer service, striving to provide a high quality guest experience through every action taken.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualification associated with the job.

To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
buddy.baker@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

 

Technical Staff II

Colorado Chautauqua Association seeks a year round, part-time, non-exempt position assisting stage and audio/visual aspects of event productions at Chautauqua for both CCA produced and co-produced events. Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities. For emergency and inclement weather reporting this position is considered non-essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Technical Manager in day to day technical equipment maintenance and operations
  • Assist Technical Manager with or handle solely all aspects of technical needs for designated CCA events specific to event and artist needs including but not limited to:
    • Focus and operation of in house lighting systems
    • Set-up, break down, wire and operate in house audio equipment including mixing console and microphones, stage patching and act as sound engineering for event.
    • Set-up and operation of video playback, switching and projection
    • Equipment load-in and out
    • Maintain clean appearance of stage, equipment and storage areas
    • Properly trained and follow CCA Technical policies and procedures and safety guidelines, including the operations of CCA equipment
    • Trained and knowledgeable as to CCA’s safety guidelines and emergency response plans and execute those in the event of an emergency
    • Potential role of Manager on Duty on event days when Technical Manager is not present and oversight of technical staff if necessary
    • Other duties as required

Knowledge/Skills/Experience

  • 2-3 years of directly related experience
  • Requires advanced technical skills with lighting, sound reinforcement, rigging, and general audio/visual equipment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic electricity and commercial grade electrical service connections.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to listen well.
  • Ability to function efficiently and amiably in a fast paced, complex and demanding customer service environment
  • Able to coordinate and execute multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility with work schedule is required. Must be able to work nights and weekends

Behavioral Traits and Attitudes

  • Demonstrates results-orientation
  • High energy team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Flexible and able to accommodate changes in production effectively
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to stay calm and be an effective problem solver in stressful situations
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service attitude and orientation
  • Responsible for maintaining a consistent high level of quality and professionalism

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Technical Manager

Education Requirements: High school diploma preferred

Physical Requirements

Duties require lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders as well as navigate the site which has a 200 foot elevation change. Must be able to climb steps, ladders, and scaffolding as high as 75 feet. Must be able to crouch, crawl and move with agility in tight spaces. Must be willing to work outside in all types of weather.

Additional Qualifications

Every employee at the Colorado Chautauqua Association is expected to be a creative problem solver as well as possess a strong and positive attitude regarding hospitality and customer service, striving to provide a high quality guest experience through every action taken.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualification associated with the job.

To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
buddy.baker@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

 

Event Staff

Colorado Chautauqua seeks a part-time, seasonal, non-exempt position having responsibility for creating a positive and safe guest service experience as well as ensuring the general up-keep, cleanliness, and security of the Auditorium, Community House and surrounding areas. Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities. For emergency and inclement weather reporting purposes this position is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Event Operations

  • Assist in general up keep and cleanliness of the Auditorium, Community House and surrounding areas
  • Trained and knowledgeable as to CCA’s emergency response plans and execute those in the event of an emergency
  • Work alongside event contractors to assist with venue security including but not limited to ensuring guest safety, maintaining crowd control inside venue and outside of venue when appropriate, making sure all exit doors are clear during event and securing all entrances and sliders at conclusion of event
  • Be knowledgeable of and ensure compliance with all city and state regulations pertaining to venue occupancy, ADA, and alcohol compliance both inside and outside of the Auditorium and Community House
  • Assist with cash box, merchandise sales and settlements
  • Follow CCA safety guidelines, including the operations of CCA equipment
  • Assist in the setup and breakdown of event as needed
  • Assist with shuttle, parking and traffic flow operations as needed

Customer Service

  • Provide excellent customer service to all Chautauqua patrons and guests
  • Effectively problem solve when issues or challenges arise in a positive and professional manner
  • Assist disabled patrons with lift, transportation and seating

Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to listen well
  • Ability to implement administrative procedures and policies
  • Ability to function efficiently and amiably in a fast paced, complex and demanding customer service environment
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Strong speaking and presentation skills
  • Able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in an open space work environment

Behavioral Traits and Attitudes:

  • Demonstrates results-orientation
  • High energy team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Flexible and able to accommodate changes in production effectively
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Maintain excellent rapport with staff, Board members, guests, artists, promoters and community
  • Ability to stay calm and be an effective problem solver in stressful situations
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service attitude and orientation

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to: Production Manager

Educational Requirements:

High School diploma preferred

Physical Requirements:

Duties require lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders as well as navigate the site which has a 200 foot elevation change

Additional Qualifications:

Every employee at the Colorado Chautauqua Association is expected to be a creative problem solver as well as possess a strong and positive attitude regarding hospitality and customer service, striving to

provide a high quality guest experience through every action taken.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
chris.petillo@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

 

Emcee

CCA is seeking announcers for its 2015 summer Auditorium season. These individuals are responsible for setting the tone of the evening, providing pre-performance announcements and in some cases, introducing the artists

Evening and weekend work is required in meeting positions requirements. Summer season runs June 2 – September 24. Minimum commitment of eight – ten (8 – 10) shows desired.

Stipend includes per show flat fee and two tickets to each performance worked.

Behavioral Traits and Attitudes:

  • Strong speaking and presentation skills
  • High energy team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Flexible and able to accommodate changes in production effectively
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Maintain excellent rapport with staff, Board members, guests, artists, promoters and community

Additional Qualifications:

  • Every employee at the Colorado Chautauqua Association is expected to be a creative problem solver as well as possess a strong and positive attitude regarding hospitality and customer service, striving to provide high quality guest experience through every action taken.

To apply:

Please send resume, including public speaking experience, plus a link to speaking audition video clip to ann.obenchain@chautauqua.com. No phone calls please. 


Intern-Community Relations Marketing

The City of Lakewood Community Relations Department seeks an energetic and skilled individual with a wide range of marketing, technical and administrative skills to assist the Marketing team with marketing-related projects including digital marketing, research, and various administrative duties. The marketing team supports the following City of Lakewood divisions: Recreation, Heritage, Culture & The Arts, Urban Parks, Regional Parks & Golf, and Family Services.  This position is estimated to be about 10-20 hours per week and will be a part-time internship position for the summer of 2015.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Digital/social media marketing (newsletters, calendar listings, Facebook   posts)
  • Photography at specific City of Lakewood and private rental events
  • Market research
  • Organize shared photo library

Other Responsibilities (as time and skill permits):

  • Assist CR staff in various administrative duties as needed
  • Answer phones, e-mail, and return messages as appropriate
  • Perform general clerical work including letter writing, filing, faxing, copying, etc.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Applicants  must be a current college or recent graduate within one year to apply. Click Here for a full job description.

 

STAFF ACCOUNTANT/OFFICE MANAGER

Opera Colorado seeks a Staff Accountant/Office Manager. The Staff Accountant/Office Manager is responsible for the input of all transactions into the accounting system including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank deposits, payroll, journal entries and reporting. The Staff Accountant/ Office Manager is also responsible for maintaining office machinery, ordering office supplies, and providing light administrative assistance to the Director of Education and Community Engagement Programs.

ACCOUNTING RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Review and input vendor invoices, disburse payments in a timely manner
  • Review artist contracts, set up payments for performance fees, per diem, travel, housing, AGMA dues & taxes
  • Review contract labor and set rental contracts for payment amounts and payment schedules
  • Wire transfer of payments to artists etc when requested
  • Monitor and reconcile credit card accounts
  • Input production checks written on technical account during season
  • Fill out credit applications and maintain credit application data form
  • Input budget dollars and monitor expense accounts
  • Set up and track set or prop rentals to insure payment
  • Misc invoicing as needed
  • Set up pledge’s and temporarily restricted funds as needed
  • Assist Director of Finance with monthly bank reconciliations (5 accounts)
  • Input bank deposits to correct income accounts
  • Disburse office petty cash as needed and reconcile monthly
  • Set up and reconcile 6 to 12 petty cash accounts for gift shop and production personnel during season
  • Transfer funds between bank accounts as needed
  • Deposit checks through remote deposit system
  • Balance development income monthly with Database Manager
  • Prepare financial statements and account detail
  • Pull contracts, paid bills, check copies, deposits etc requested by auditors
  • Print account detail reports requested by auditors
  • Participate in Worker’s Compensation annual audit
  • Bi-weekly payroll for permanent staff
  • Weekly payroll for union stagehands and production personnel during season – approx 165
  • Deductions for union dues, health insurance, garnishments etc
  • Prepare and disburse payroll taxes as needed
  • Reconcile, prepare and disburse union benefits monthly to IATSE during season
  • Reconcile and prepare 941 and Colorado Unemployment quarterly reports
  • Reconcile, prepare and distribute year-end 1099’s and W-2’s
  • Provide year-end information to the Director of Finance for foreign persons 1042’s
  • Notify counties requesting garnishment payments when seasonal employees are no longer employed
  • Prepare forms for individuals seeking unemployment benefits

GENERAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supply new employees with keys, parking permit, postage code and mailbox
  • Secure proper documents and maintain files for permanent office employees
  • Secure proper documents and maintain files for stagehands and production staff during season
  • Notify Colorado State Directory of New Hires of all new employees, supply address & SS#
  • Maintain new hire roster for Production Manager
  • Maintain monthly vacation reports for the Director of Finance
  • Order office supplies as needed
  • Oversee maintenance of office equipment and phone system
  • Provide computer assistance back up to Director of Finance when he/she is absent
  • Maintain parking pass accounts for office staff & production personnel and reconcile monthly
  • Set up lease of photo copier for production personnel at start of season
  • Devise accounting forms as needed for each department, special events, etc.
  • Provide monthly financial reports to Directors and production reports to key production personnel during season
  • Maintain and provide Office Rental Company with all new vehicle information
  • Reconcile & prepare monthly and quarterly state and city sales tax returns
  • Reconciliation and adjustment of season ticket sales

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A mission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to Opera Colorado’s mission, artistic vision 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.
  • A flexible and creative individual who can find alternative ways to reach objectives when barriers arise; a skilled negotiator.
  • 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.
  • Emotionally mature with a good sense of humor and the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficient in Quickbooks Pro, Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Multi-task oriented with strict attention to detail required
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities, work independently and exercise professional judgment
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting
  • Customer service oriented with excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a open, collaborative environment
  • Strategic thinker with ability to work both independently and as part of a high-performing cross functional team.

Send Resume and a list of three (3) references to:

Darrel Curtice, Dir. of Finance and Admin.

humanresources@operacolorado.org

  • or

Opera Colorado

695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 20

Denver, CO 80246

Salary Range: low to mid $50,000’s

 

Facility Rental Coordinator

The Children’s Museum is excited to have a new rental venue as part of our expansion project.  Now we are looking for the right person to make our program a success!  The perfect candidate will have many qualifications; but organization, responsibility, dependability and assertiveness are the key attributes.

The Facility Rental Coordinator is responsible for marketing, developing, selling, planning, implementing and staffing the Museum’s facility rental program. This position also supports the Museum’s Group Sales & Reservation function and Guest Services Department as needed. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Guest Services.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate, sell, staff and facilitate all efforts related to the Museum’s Facility Rental program
  • Create and maintain meaningful community relationships and cultivate new rental clients through ongoing networking and participation with industry related organizations
  • Meet or exceed established budget goals as they relate to facility rentals
  • Ensure clients and caterers are informed of rental rules and guidelines to ensure facility safety
  • Assist in the sales and support of the Museum’s group sales and reservation process including: camps, birthday parties and school group bookings
  • Database management and data entry related to facility rentals and supported areas
  • Prepare statistical and budgetary reports as necessary
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Qualifications and preferred areas of experience:

  • Assertive, team oriented, creative, high energy, outgoing, calm and flexible personality a must
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Experience in special events, rentals, marketing etc. preferred.
  • Strong and relevant sales, negotiation and promotion experience
  • Project management or related coordination experience
  • Ability to multitask in an ever-changing environment
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Database management experience and MS office and basic computer operation
  • Detail oriented. Strong organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds i.e. set up for events with tables chairs and other equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of museums and/or non profits preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • A second language is always a plus!

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Volunteer supervision
  • Event staffing supervision and scheduling

The Museum is a stimulating and team-oriented environment. The Museum is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Please send resumes and cover letter to Bonnie Bosworth, Office Manager: (fax) 303-433-9520 or (email) bonnieb@cmdenver.orgNo phone calls please.

 

Box Office Staff

Colorado Chautauqua Association seeks Box Office Staff.

This is a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position requiring handling box-office activities such as ticket sales, phone inquiries, and night-of-show customer service in an often fast paced environment.

Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities. For emergency and inclement weather reporting purposes this position is non-essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately handle cash, credit card, and check transactions to sell tickets in conjunction with computer-based, online system
  • Provide excellent customer service to Chautauqua and Colorado Music Festival patrons
  • Effectively problem solve when issues or challenges arise in a positive manner
  • Handle customer inquiries and ticket orders by phone and in person at ticket kiosk while dealing with heavy volumes of phone calls and long lines at times
  • Reconcile all daily cash transactions and credit card receipts and securely deposit into safe at the end of each shift
  • Be knowledgeable and field questions about the Colorado Chautauqua Association and Colorado Music Festival including: history, programming, shuttle services, other Chautauqua departments and the Dining Hall

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-2 year previous experience in box office ticketing, events, or customer service. Box office experience preferred
  • Cash handling experience Ability to function efficiently and amiably in a fast paced, complex and demanding customer service environment
  • Possess legible handwriting, excellent phone skills, and flawless attention to detail
  • Available to work flexible schedule throughout the entire concert season from May through mid September
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, and split shifts throughout the summer
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to work in open workspace environment

Behavioral Traits and Attitudes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen well
  • High energy team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Comfortable with a fast-moving, dynamic environment; flexible and able to accommodate changes in organization’s needs
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Box Office Manager

Educational Requirements

High school diploma

Physical Requirements

Duties require lifting, pushing / pulling, and /or carrying of objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders as well as navigate the site which has a 200 foot elevation change

Helpful skills, but not required

  • Appreciation for popular and classical music, film, and historic preservation
  • Strong word processing skills preferred
  • Experience with ticketing softwares, Audience View software preferred

Additional Qualifications

Every employee at the Colorado Chautauqua Association is expected to be a creative problem solver as well as possess a strong and positive attitude regarding hospitality and customer service, striving to provide a high quality guest experience through every action taken.

Send cover letter and resume to:
anthoney.sandoval@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

 

Seasonal Assistant Box Office Manager

Colorado Chautauqua Association seeks a Seasonal Assistant Box Office Manager.

This is a seasonal, part-time, non-benefited, non-exempt position responsible for various day shift and night of show box office responsibilities for the Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) and

Colorado Music Festival (CMF). The Box Office Assistant Manager will act as Manager on Duty when Box Office Manager (BOM) is not present. Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities. For emergency and inclement weather reporting purposes this position is nonessential.

Box Office Operations

  • Assist BOM in producing extensive daily, weekly and monthly reports that reconcile to CCA’s ticketing and accounting systems
  • Assist BOM in the maintenance of all event builds within ticketing software
  • Responsible for the accuracy of all Box Office cash, check and credit card transactions including but not limited to ticket sales, refunds, exchanges and releases
  • Ensure all equipment, hardware and software is functioning properly and report any needed repairs or issues to supervisor
  • Ensure all marketing materials, chalkboards, voice messaging during and after hours, and all programming schedules are updated daily including changes or cancelations to the event
  • calendar
  • Communicate all event and departmental details with staff

Customer Service

  • Provide excellent customer service to Chautauqua and Colorado Music Festival patrons over email, phone or in person communication
  • Effectively problem solve when issues or challenges arise in a positive manner
  • Be knowledgeable and field questions about the Colorado Chautauqua Association and Colorado Music Festival including but not limited to history, programming, shuttle services,
  • other Colorado Chautauqua Association departments, Chautauqua Dining Hall information and Open Space Mountain Park information
  • Communicate with concert promoters, artist managers, record labels, and other organizations or event personnel to fulfill box office needs
  • Uphold all Box Office policy and procedure even in difficult situations

Staff Management

  • Supervise Box Office staff when Manager on Duty
  • Create a professional team atmosphere within Box Office staff
  • Lead and act as positive role model for Box Office staff

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Box Office Manager

Supervises: Box Office Staff when Manager on Duty

Education Requirements

High school diploma

Some college preferred

Knowledge / Skills / Experience

  • Minimum 2+years previous experience in box office, ticketing, events, or customer service supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to function efficiently and amiably in a fast paced, complex and demanding customer service environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possession of strong service, support and detail orientation
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Available to work flexible schedule throughout the entire concert season from May through mid- September with minimal time off
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, and split shifts throughout the summer
  • Ability to work in an open workspace environment

Behavioral Traits and Attitudes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen well
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Works effectively with team members
  • High energy team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Comfortable with a fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly

Physical Requirements

Duties require lifting, pushing / pulling, and /or carrying of objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders as well as navigate the site which has a 200 foot elevation change.

Helpful Skills but not required

  • Experience with ticketing software, Audience View ticketing software preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Appreciation for popular and classical music, film, and historic preservation

Additional Qualifications

Every employee at the Colorado Chautauqua Association is expected to be a creative problem solver as well as possess a strong and positive attitude regarding hospitality and customer service, striving to provide a high quality guest experience through every action taken.

Send cover letter and resume to:
anthoney.sandoval@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

 

Executive Director

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge (FODR) seeks a mature, innovative professional that supports and believes in our mission with a college degree, extensive experience in the operations of a nonprofit and at least 5 years managerial experience in the nonprofit sector.  Experience should include program and project development, fundraising, board and community relations, staff supervision and financial management, ability to Balance work and personal life, logistics and property management, capital improvement management. Oral and written communications skills and marketing experience.

Position Summary: In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will develop the strategic vision for FODR in accordance with its mission and for the long term success and growth of the organization. As directed by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will then implement that vision through detailed plans, efficient operations, innovation and effective management of the staff and facilities. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors and staff to plan and execute resource development strategies and ensure the achievement of short and long-term goals.

The Executive Director is responsible for enhancing and maintaining a strong collaborative and caring culture that drives the organization, volunteers and staff to achieve excellence. The Executive Director continually works with the staff to establish an inclusive, innovative, and supportive work environment and maximize the professional growth and development of employees in compliance with prevailing labor laws. In addition, the Executive Director develops and maintains strong relationships with the community, various stakeholders, potential funders and partnering organizations to further the mission of FODR and to leverage resources for the FODR.

In conjunction with the Board of Directors the Executive Director prepares and manages the annual operating budget to maintain fiscally sound operations.  He/she manages all resources in a fiscally responsible manner and in compliance with all internal policies to ensure high performance, achievement of established metrics, and fulfillment of obligations.

In order to provide adequate funding for FODR, the Executive Director is responsible for FODR fundraising needs to include securing annual funding to support FODR’s ongoing and future programs as well as special fundraising campaigns, such as the projected capital project to cover the track site. In addition, the Executive director is responsible for researching potential grants, writing letters of inquiry to foundations and ensuring that grant requests and reports get submitted on a timely basis

This is a full-time, exempt position with experience commensurate salary, and a comprehensive benefit plan including health, vacation, and sick time. FODR is an equal opportunity employer and strives to be a learning organization that values the needs and strengths of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

To apply: If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please contact Sam Bartlett, (303) 988-2426. To apply for this position please submit an application, consisting of a cover letter relating your experience to our organization and resume to Sam Bartlett:   SamuelBartlett@aol.com by April 10th. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Museum Interpreter

Golden History Museums seeks a Museum Interpreter.

Provide visitors of all age groups and backgrounds with information and interpretation of Colorado and Golden history at any or all of Golden History Museums’ three sites. All activities and programs are based on engaging visitors with Colorado history and the history of Golden. Variable hours until Memorial Day. Seasonal hours up to 40 hours per week Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Will include some weekends and holidays.

Hiring Range: $8.25 - $10.50
Salary Range: $8.25 - $12.50

All applicants are required to upload a cover letter, resume and  three references, not relatives, who have definite knowledge of your business & professional qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Do not repeat names of supervisors listed under employment history. Click here to download a Reference Form, complete the form, save the form and upload to your application as an attachment. If you already have a completed list of at least three references you may upload that document in lieu of the Reference Form.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitates an educational and interactive experience for visitors and groups of all ages at GHM facilities including the Astor House Museum, Golden History Center, and Clear Creek History Park.
  • Provides interpretative activities specific to current exhibits as assigned. Facilitates visitor involvement with activities, games and crafts.
  • Works closely with volunteers to greet visitors; provides exemplary customer service, processes admissions; and provides information on museums including site interpretation and orientation to facilities.
  • Follows and enforces all policies and rules while maintaining a safe and fun guest experience.
  • Serves as ambassador for the museum system providing the highest possible level of customer care to visitors and phone customers.
  • Provides essential information to market GHM facilities such as memberships, classes, and special events.
  • Opens and closes assigned GHM facilities ensuring compliance with security protocols and alarm systems.
  • Responsible for cash handling according to City of Golden protocols.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) required; college coursework in history, museum studies, education or similar field preferred. Must have a love of history and ability to share GHM program information in a professional and engaging manner. Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Prior cash handling experience preferred.

To Apply Visit: www.cityofgolden.net/work

 

Executive Director

The Colorado Children’s Chorale is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit performing arts organization.  Since 1974 the Chorale has brought its artistry and charm to audiences throughout the world. With a diverse repertoire ranging from fully staged opera and musical theater to standard choral compositions in classical, folk and popular traditions, the Chorale performs with an innovative stage presentation and a unique theatrical spirit. The Chorale annually trains 500 members between the ages of 7 and 14 from all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds representing more than 180 schools in the Denver metro area and beyond.  In addition to its own season subscription concert series at Boettcher Concert Hall, the Chorale performs regularly with the Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado and the Aspen Music Festival, as well as yearly regional, national and international touring.  The Chorale is governed by a 26-member Board of Trustees, with daily operations conducted by a staff of nine full-time and three part-time employees.  A proud Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Tier II organization, the Chorale has an annual operating budget  of approximately 1.8 million dollars, as well as an endowment in excess of two million dollars.      

Primary Function:

The Executive Director (ED) is the chief operating officer of Colorado Children’s Chorale (Chorale) with the primary mandate of assuring a stable environment in which the day-to-day business affairs are appropriately managed, as well as supporting an environment where the choral art and artists can flourish.  The ED reports to and is expected to work in partnership with the Artistic Director (AD) – each with their own distinct and shared responsibilities – to provide the organizational support structure necessary to the fulfillment of the organization’s mission.  In addition to carrying out specific responsibilities with respect to the business affairs of the Chorale, the ED shares with the AD the responsibility for staff leadership, the achievement of the institutional goals adopted by the Board of Trustees, and professionally representing the Chorale in the business and arts communities.  The ED is a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees and its Executive, Finance, Nominating and Scholarship Committees.

Reports to:  Artistic Director

Status:  Full time

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Benefits:  Full health benefits plan; employee contributed 403(b) plan

Performance Review:  Initially at six months and then annually

Start date:  September 1, 2015

Closing Date for Applications:  Please submit a cover letter and résumé prior to April 30, 2015

For confidential consideration, contact:  Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director, execsearch@childrenschorale.org

Web site:  www.childrenschorale.org

Office address:  2420 W. 26th Ave., #350-D Denver, CO  80211

Executive Director Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

The Executive Director will:

q  Function as the chief operating officer with the responsibility to conduct the day-to-day business affairs of the Chorale.

q  Assure the proper stewardship of the Chorale’s resources by conducting business in a responsible and ethical manner, and managing the following functions:

  • Annual and strategic planning,
  • Budgeting, financial systems, and financial decisions;
  • Human resource management, systems and policies;
  • Public relations and marketing activities; and
  • Fundraising and development activities.

q  Create an innovative and supportive work environment in which the administrative staff can produce work of the highest professional standards.

q  Assign and direct the work of the administrative personnel.

q  Make key solicitations for financial support and actively build support from existing and prospective donors as well as current, past and prospective trustees.

q  Serve as the primary point of contact for trustees, organizing the Board’s affairs to provide an environment that engages and stimulates, assuring the broadest and most effective use of each trustee’s time and talents.

q  Communicate appropriately matters of importance to Board and staff.

q  Work with the Board and the AD to develop annual plans and budgets that support the strategic plan for the Chorale.

q  Use creative, innovative decision-making and problem-solving strategies for adapting to uncertainties and complexities of the organization and the external environment.

q  Work with other community leaders, especially SCFD Tier II colleagues and Chorus America peers; represent the Chorale in myriad community activities.

q  Coordinate special projects as directed by the Board and/or the AD.

Shared Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will:

q  Build a vital and lasting partnership with the AD.

q  Develop and implement strategies to ensure the Chorale’s institutional, artistic and public service goals are achieved, and inform the Board of actions taken in furtherance of those goals.

q  Be a leader of people, engaging and motivating staff, Board and volunteers in the pursuit of excellence.

q  Interview and select appropriate administrative personnel.

Reporting Relationships:

q  Reports to the Artistic Director

q  Positions reporting directly to the Executive Director:

  • Development Directors (2)
  • Marketing Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Accounts Receivable and Database Manager
  • Office Manager

Competencies:

q  Strong knowledge of and well respected in the philanthropic community

q  Ability to represent the Chorale to the community

q  Excellent financial management skills

q  Excellent written and oral communication skills

q  Exhibits sound and accurate judgment

q  Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

q  Adheres to ethical principles that reflect the highest standards of organizational and individual behavior

q  Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and excels in trust building; a team player

q  Uses time efficiently, prioritizes and plans work activities; completes work in a timely manner

q  Demonstrates natural leadership ability and displays the strengths of an exceptional leader

q  Is strongly positioned to ensure continued success for the Chorale

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree or equivalent preferred; Executive Director experience in the areas outlined above, preferably in the non-profit world; passion for children in the performing arts; and knowledge of best practices in the arts and non-profit management.


Special Events Coordinator

The Art Underground of Louisville, CO seeks a Special Events Coordinator who will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing fundraising events for The Art Underground.  This position works closely with the Executive Director to promote fundraising for the organization and supports the organizational budget and strategic plan for The Art Underground.

SCHEDULE:

Part-time, 20 hours/week, $15/hour. Evenings and weekends required supporting special events and community relations activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead organization’s fundraising events to include research, planning, and managing execution of events
  • Oversee and maintains special event budget, ensuring it is in line with organizational budget and fundraising goals as determined by the Executive Director;
  • Develop event sponsorship materials, including sponsor fulfillment opportunities and maintaining financial reports for events
  • Solicit and secure monetary and in-kind sponsorships as well as individual donors and other funding sources for all special events to meet organizational revenue goals
  • Lead meetings for event committee (consisting of volunteers, staff and Board) to complete necessary functions of major fundraising events, to include: identifying/securing location, ticket sales, food, entertainment, decorations, marketing, securing auction items in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Identify, secure and maintain event database system such as ReadySetAuction, Black Tie to manage event records and contact information for future lead generation
  • Develop and track timelines/benchmarks to ensure events are on schedule and deadlines are met
  • Assist with the execution of the media plan for each event; maintain event promotions through website and Facebook
  • Work with development director to ensure timely processing of contributions and maintenance of donor records, including all gift entry and donor acknowledgement
  • Communicate effectively with the management team, Executive Director and Board of Directors

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

No supervisory responsibilities, however the Special Event Coordinator will schedule and lead Special Event Committee meetings as detailed above.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or a minimum three years work-related experience in event-planning, fundraising, sales or marketing experience is required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Proven success in raising funds through a variety of creative fundraising activities and experience organizing a large event or working with a development team of board members and volunteers to solicit donors, track prospects and send out solicitation materials.

  • Proven management and leadership capabilities;
  • Strong verbal communication skills and ability to participate in public speaking events;
  • Excellent written communication, research and organization skills;
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to multi-task;
  • Organizational and time management skills to handle on-going, revolving deadlines;
  • Self-directed, results-driven personality;
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills;
  • Ability to work as a team member and to provide excellent customer service;
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel, MS Office;
  • Ability to update websites, social media, and familiarity with major event database systems such as ReadySetAuction or Black Tie preferred;
  • Commitment to The Art Underground goals and mission

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms and talk/hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to:

Lisa Atallah, Lisa.atallah@gmail.com

No calls please.  This job posting will available through April 25, 2015; the position deadline is May 1st.