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

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

Zookeeper Internship - Entomology

Company Description: Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach visitors about invertebrates and conservation. Invertebrates – animals without backbones, make up 97% of all animal species on the planet! Our zoo is designed to showcase the diversity of these small wonders, their habitats, and the big role they play in ensuring the health of our environment. Five immersive exhibits, including a tropical rainforest filled with 1,600 free-flying butterflies, provide visitors of all ages with an unforgettable experience. We are the zoo of small wonders and BIG experiences! 

Mission: Butterfly Pavilion's missionis 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.

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

Qualifications

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

Physical Requirements

  • Free of tuberculosis in a communicable form.
  • Tetanus shot required.
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, lift and carry.

Physical Conditions

While performing the responsibilities of the curatorial zookeeper intern, the following characteristics are representative of potential outdoor and conservatory environment the intern will encounter: high humidity, intense sunlight, heat, cold, wind, precipitation, uneven surfaces. While performing the duties of this job, the intern is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles.  The intern should expect some exposure to mild chemicals such as rubbing alcohol and cleaning supplies.  The intern will also be occasionally exposed to a variety of living invertebrates.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, with occasional bursts of loud noise.

POSITION SUMMARY

Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking a talented, enthusiastic individual to assist in our public curatorial department as part of a team of experienced and hard-working staff and volunteers. This unpaid, academic internship will provide a well-rounded, hands-on educational experience in the field of zoological aquaria in a public setting.

Reports To:  Curatorial Management

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provides public customer service, education, and animal contact/interaction in the exhibit areas of the Butterfly Pavilion
  • Responsible for the day-to-day care for all animals on exhibit and behind the scenes, maintaining daily record keeping
  • Clean and maintain all exhibit and behind the scene areas
  • Provide support to Curatorial zookeepers
  • Develop and execute an independent project to emphasize particular interest and expand the knowledge base of the Curatorial Department.
  • Maintenance of exhibit quality standards through regular cleaning of exhibits and quarantine systems,
  • Providing for the needs of all animals through food preparation and feeding, extensive record keeping, maintenance of water quality parameters, assistance in medical treatments and also special projects.
  • Animal health and visitor experience are the two driving priorities in accomplishing the goals of this position.

Application Requirement: Candidates must supply both a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.

Duration of Internship: One Semester / Spring 2017
Start Date: Jan 10-May 30, 2017
Hours per week: 16-24 depending on credit hours required

Compensation: credit given per requirement of bachelor's or master's program- unpaid position

To apply, please forward resume and cover letter Julia McCleary, Volunteer Manager at jmccleary@butterflies.org

https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/128235-20970.html

Guest Services Associate

Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit organization and one-of-a-kind educational venue, is seeking a part-time associate for our Guest Service Department.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic people-minded individual with a strong work ethic, skill at paying close attention to detail, and the ability to provide excellent customer service to all of our visitors.

FLSA: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Anticipated Start Date: February 13, 2017

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 55,000 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 19 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.

Butterfly Pavilion strives to create a culture of accountability to our work and each other, so a work life balance is a priority. We emphasis health and life outside of work from wellness programs to 401K to fun Team Building challenges and group health benefits. Working at Butterfly Pavilion give you the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate people in a positive, friendly environment of learning and fun where the motto, "One Pavilion. One Team" means everything.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Description of Duties

  • The Guest Services Associate is the first and last point-of-contact for visitors upon entering or leaving the Butterfly Pavilion.
  • Provides excellent customer service during all interactions with customers, volunteers and co-workers.
  • Supports the Butterfly Pavilion's mission and core operating statement in the course of serving guests.
  • Uses the Centaman Database system to process all transactions, including sales, reservation check-in, membership visits, and membership sales.
  • Processes transactions in an accurate and efficient manner, ensuring accurate cash handling and recordkeeping. 
  • Over sees cashier transactions, end of day deposits and ensuring accurate change orders.

When working at the Front Desk, the Associate:

  • Processes admission sales, provides orientation to the exhibits and notifies visitors of programs offered for the day. 
  • Checks in members and groups for their visits.
  • Promotes and sells memberships.
  • Responds to phone and e-mail inquiries from Guests.
  • Performs other tasks for the Visitor Services department as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • 2 plus years of Cash handling and Point of Sale experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Skill at paying attention to detail.
  • Skill and experience in operating a cash register, making change, counting cash in various denominations, and following step-by-step procedures.
  • Experience with Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office Applications.
  • High School Diploma.

 Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree.
  • Experience with a museum, zoo, or other cultural attraction.
  • Spanish-speaking.

Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Detailed oriented
  • Communication Skills
  • Department Knowledge
  • Builds Relationships
  • Decision Making

This position will be regularly scheduled for 15- 25 hours per week depending on the business needs.  The starting hourly wage will be $9.50-$10.50 depending on qualifications. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. A background check will be required.

All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via Butterfly Pavilion's on-line application process by copying and pasting the link provided below in a separate browsing window. Please submit applications immediately for consideration. 

No phone calls or drop-ins please.

https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/515362-20970.html

Guest Services Host

Would you like to step into the Viking world? Do you want to inspire guests to dig in to the truths and myths of the fascinating Viking culture? Then this may be the position for you!

Job Description:

Denver Museum of Nature and Science is looking for a passionate individual to provide excellent customer service by accurately monitoring Museum access, ushering in the IMAX and Gates Planetarium theaters, and providing guests with up-to-date information about the Museum and Temporary Exhibits in a professional manner. Other functions of the position may include cashiering, data entry, and school entrance greetings.

 Requirements:​

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 years’ experience in a fast paced service environment required.
  • Able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Available to work four days a week.
  • Able to go up and down stairs in the IMAX and Planetarium theaters and move quickly entering and exiting theaters multiple times per day.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish/English)
  • Experience working with customers face to face
  • Experience working in a rapidly changing environment.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by February 3, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=733. Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

SQL Report Writer

Denver Museum of Nature & Science is looking for a talented SSRS SQL Report Writer to join our dynamic, creative environment as a member of the Technology team. 

As administrator of our SSRS reporting infrastructure, you will:

  • initiate improvements and develop new reports to satisfy emerging data needs
  • work closely with partners in other groups and actively communicate with end users
  • find new ways to make the most of existing data and develop data sources to meet those needs
  • employ diverse strategies to meet a wide spectrum of data needs
  • You will work with users possessing skill sets ranging from very basic to highly technical; you will need to work well across the whole range, providing the necessary information and context in a way that end users can understand and act upon.

At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, you will be one of a group of dedicated, passionate tech professionals, bringing our vision of a community empowered by science to life.  Whether it is through online ticketing, state of the art exhibitions, elegant events or community free days, our group has a hand in it all.  You might be the person we're looking for if:

  • You flourish on problem-solving
  • You enjoy handling multiple priorities and projects at once
  • You maintain progress toward your goals despite interruptions or set-backs
  • You adapt quickly to new systems and changing priorities

Essential duties:

  • Updates to and generation of SSRS reports.
  • Production of ad hoc reports when requested
  • Requirement gathering and project management of assigned projects
  • Performance tuning to improve end user experience.
  • Assistance in MS SQL server support
  • Assistance with application upgrades

Requirements:​

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years’ experience working in a team environment required.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience writing reports in an SQL development background preferred.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (CIS), or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years’ experience with Business Application support and programming, BS degree with relevant internships, or equivalent.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Report Services, SSRS Server 2008 and above
  • Proficient in T-SQL, SPROC and relational database design

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by February 10, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=732Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

Teaching Kitchen Specialist

Department: Education
Reports To: Teaching Kitchen Coordinator
Job Type: Part-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

BASIC FUNTION AND SUMMARY

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus mission is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. As an employee of the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Teaching Kitchen Specialist is an ambassador of the Museum’s mission and brand, and will strive to provide guest experiences that are inspiring, curious, welcoming, playful, inventive, and expert in nature.

The Teaching Kitchen serves a robust daily menu of walk up, facilitated, and registration-based culinary programs that encourage adult-child interaction and result in visible connections between healthy eating and fun. The Teaching Kitchen Specialist serves as a content specialist in culinary arts. The Specialist will deliver educational and engaging programming to the Museum’s diverse audiences, including very young children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children) and their adult influencers. The Specialist, under the direction of the Teaching Kitchen Coordinator, delivers experiences that blend food preparation and playful family learning to result in healthy food choices.

Hours: 32 hours per week including nights and weekends to reflect the unique needs of the Museum’s audience and programs.  Typical schedule will be Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Rate: $12/hour

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate educational cooking programs, modeling best practices in culinary education and exemplary teaching techniques for young children and their adult caregivers
  • Follow and enforce all sanitation and safety guidelines in the Teaching Kitchen
  • Maintain inventory of food and equipment supply
  • Assist with maintaining the gardens, including container gardens, composting and aquaponics. Facilitate garden programming, as necessary
  • Provide guidance and support to Museum staff and interns assisting in the Teaching Kitchen
  • Prepare food samples for the mobile Tasting Cart
  • Facilitate programming and engage families during paid experiences, such as Birthday parties, family workshops and other programs

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide high quality customer service and guest experience to all guests
  • Respond professionally and promptly to guest concerns and emergencies; communicate as needed to appropriate staff or supervisors
  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Periodic support and programmatic duties in other Museum areas
  • Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in basic cooking, baking and food preparation techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Health, Safety and Sanitation regulations and best practices
  • Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills with teens, young children, families and educators from diverse backgrounds
  • Energetic and flexible: demonstrated ability to take initiative, respond to change, follow through on tasks and make decisions
  • Professionalism: ability to take on all responsibilities of the position with enthusiasm and spirit of teamwork
  • Ability to quickly adapt existing activities and programs to serve changing audience needs and variety of learning styles and ages
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers in a direct, respectful, and confident manner
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and public speaking skills
  • Spanish language proficiency desired

CREDENTIALS/EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years postsecondary education in culinary arts, nutrition, food science, early childhood or related field; Bachelors degree preferred
  • One year + experience working with children and families in an informal educational setting, delivering similar content

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to lift, load, unload and set up materials and equipment (up to 50 lbs). Able to stand for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours). Position duties also require kneeling, squatting, reaching and other physical activities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to noisy.

TRAVEL

None expected

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To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Kevin Mealy, Teaching Kitchen Coordinator at kevinm@cmdenver.org  by January 27, 2016.

The Museum is a stimulating and team-oriented Non Profit environment. The Museum is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Please reference the name of the position you are seeking in your cover letter and email subject. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins, please.

Director of Facilities Management

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

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is accepting applications for the position of Director of Facilities Management. The Director of Facilities Management oversees the management, maintenance, and security of all buildings and infrastructure for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). DCPA’s facilities total over 330,000 square feet and include: office buildings; a multi-use live theater complex comprised of four major theater spaces and premier event spaces; one warehouse; one cabaret style theatre; and 42 residential condominium units in multiple locations with multiple uses. 

The Director of Facilities Management leads teams in the areas of preventative maintenance, facility repair, calibration and environmental services, safety, security services, and custodial services. This position is also responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering strategies for reducing the environmental impact of all facilities as well as implementation of energy savings measures and all reduction in facilities operating costs.   

Primary skills include:

  • Facilities Management. Responsible for the efficient management of day-to-day operation and maintenance of all the DCPA properties - directing the maintenance, operation, repair, and replacement of all HVAC systems and associated equipment, electrical distribution equipment, plumbing systems, building interior/​exterior repair, and related grounds for all the DCPA’s facilities.
  • Operational Budgeting. Manages a departmental budget of over $3M annually including creation of the department’s annual budget in partnership with Facilities Department’s Business Manager, DCPA’s Accounting Department, and the VP of Facilities Management and Event Services.  Provides insight into quarterly budget forecasts and works to maintain operating efficiencies that contribute toward meeting or exceeding operational budgets year over year.
  • Security and Safety Services. Provide leadership and management of the DCPA’s Security and Safety efforts by planning, implementing, and supervising the DCPA’s Security and Safety Department. Partners with the supervisor of Security & Loss Prevention to develop and implement security systems, processes, policies and procedures.  Responsible for ensuring DCPA’s compliance with all federal, state and local agencies.
  • Custodial Services. Provides the direction and supervision of DCPA’s in-house custodial team engaged in the care, cleaning and general maintenance of DCPA’s Bonfils Theatre Complex. Directs the best possible standard of cleanliness, maintenance, and sanitation in all public areas, office areas and common areas of the complex. Contracts and directs outsourced custodial services as required.
  • Capital planning & reserve analysis. Evaluates recommends and justifies major capital equipment and purchases and works with the Director of Capital Project Management to identify, plan, and coordinate major capital projects throughout the DCPA.
  • Board Representation. Represent the DCPA and the Bonfils Foundation in active participation on the Board of Directors for the Brooks Tower Homeowner’s Association.
  • Enforces established quality assurance standards, including initial quality standards and directs the follow up of any warranty work. 
  • Active participation in strategic leadership activities throughout the DCPA at the Director level.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager. 

Requirements Include:                                                 

  • Advanced knowledge of all building operating systems including but not limited to: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire/life safety, emergency egress, fire suppression, building automation systems, pneumatic and digital HVAC controls.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulatory safety standards (HMIS, OSHA, Hot Work, Wood Dust safety, etc.)
  • High-level knowledge of electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Previous experience implementing a capital reserve analysis.
  • A minimum of 15 years Facilities Management experience with experience managing a diverse workforce.
  • Proficiency with various computer applications, including Microsoft Office and building automation systems.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive organization. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE M/F/D/V 

Cashier

Do you love cookies and dinosaurs?

Every single day thousands of curious guests take a break from an action packed day at the museum and enjoy various treats from our café! If you have a passion for serving your community, then this may be the place for you!

Job Description: 

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) is looking for a cashier to provide excellent customer service while performing cashier duties in both the T-Rex Café and Deli, including cash transactions, verifying cash drawer, and providing change. The cashier may also perform general tasks in the food services department such as, restocking, general housekeeping and assisting in setting up for lunch services.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 6 months’ experience in cash handling required.
  • 6 months’ P.O.S./cash registers experience required.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.

We hope you will consider joining the Food Services team which is comprised of 65 people. There are cashiers, cooks, chefs, food servers, dishwashers, and event planners. This department is at the heart of everything we do for our employees and our guests. We are the 4th largest catering facility in the Denver metro area and we host an average of 40-50 weddings and special events every year. This is a great opportunity for you to join a team that will inspire your career growth.

If you take the time to talk to us, we’ll give you one of our delicious cookies. We promise, you’ll come back for more!

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by February 1, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=731

Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

Outreach Instructor: After School Programs

Job: Swallow Hill Music is seeking guitar and ukulele instructors for our after school outreach programs in Denver-Metro area schools.
Term: Part time
Pay: $50/hour
Start Date: February 2017
Application Deadline: 1/24/2017  

How To Apply:  Send resume, 3 references with phone numbers, and a cover letter providing information on your education and professional teaching experience to:                                       

Chris McGarry: Director of Outreach and Instruction
Subject: Outreach Instructor: After School Programs
chris@swallowhillmusic.org
No phone calls, please.

Schedule: Schedule will be set upon hiring and based on demand. After school lessons take place between Monday and Thursday during the after school hours. These classes run weekly for eight to twelve weeks. Applicants will need to have at least one weekday afternoon available to travel to a school. Longer and multi-day commitments may be available.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Education or equivalent experience
  • At least one year of teaching children in a classroom setting
  • Teaching experience in public schools, non-profits, after school programs or summer camp programs a plus
  • Knowledge of how to play, teach, and write curriculum for guitar and/or ukulele
  • Ability to engage class by incorporating recognizable and popular songs
  • Ability to sing for a class and lead a class in song
  • Ability to engage children by incorporating popular songs into weekly lessons
  • Experience designing course curriculum and private lesson curriculum

Responsibilities:

  • Provide well-rounded quality musical instruction to students
  • Work with Swallow Hill curriculum to develop a plan for the duration of the session.
  • Evaluate and keep records of student progress throughout the session.
  • Work closely with our partner schools to meet the needs of students.
  • Manage a classroom of school-aged children.

About Swallow Hill Music

Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a nonprofit community in Denver for musicians and music lovers. The organization brings people together through its school, outreach programming and concerts, and is a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music. Each year Swallow Hill Music connects more than 138,000 people to diverse music traditions on stage and in the classroom.

Kids Piano Instructor

Term: Part time
Pay: Variable pay based upon class enrollment
Start Date: March 2017
Application Deadline: 1/31/2017  

How To Apply:  Send resume, 3 references with phone numbers, and a cover letter providing information on your education and professional teaching experience to:                                 

Chris McGarry: Director of Outreach and Instruction
Subject: Outreach Instructor: After School Programs
chris@swallowhillmusic.org
No phone calls, please.

Schedule: Sunday afternoons, with the possibility of expanding the schedule based upon student demand.

Job Description

Swallow Hill Music is hiring a kids piano instructor at our Yale location. The instructor will be teaching the kids core piano classes, and private lessons as well. Swallow Hill is seeking a teacher who can keep a consistent year round schedule.

Responsibilities Regarding Administration, Registration, and Retention

  • Maintain a consistent schedule and commit to your group class and private lesson engagements.
  • Effectively manage your studio and schedule working closely with the registration staff and with adherence to Swallow Hill’s written policies.
  • Respond to requests from school administration in a timely manner.
  • Attend paid school and department meetings as scheduled.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Education or equivalent experience
  • At least one year of teaching children in a classroom setting
  • Teaching experience in public schools, non-profits, after school programs or summer camp programs a plus
  • Knowledge of how to play, teach, and write curriculum for piano
  • Ability to engage a class by incorporating recognizable and popular songs
  • Ability to sing for a class and lead a class in song
  • Ability to engage children by incorporating popular songs into weekly lessons
  • Experience designing course curriculum and private lesson curriculum

About Swallow Hill Music

Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a nonprofit community in Denver for musicians and music lovers. The organization brings people together through its school, outreach programming and concerts, and is a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music. Each year Swallow Hill Music connects more than 138,000 people to diverse music traditions on stage and in the classroom.

Museum Associate

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

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

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

Pay Range:  starts $11.00 per hour

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

General Employment Requirements:

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

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

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

Please include your schedule availability (all days of the week and times you are available to work).

Position remains open until filled.

**PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS**

Erin Boyce
Staffing and Training Manager
The Children's Museum of Denver
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211

Education Associate

The Molly Brown House Museum is seeking a Virginia W. Hill Foundation Education Associate that will work with the Director of Education on various programming for all ages including school aged, scouts, and adult groups. This position will spend a majority of their time performing outreach programs as well as conducting tours for school groups coming to the museum.  They will also work with the Director of Education to create new and innovative programming for school groups and other various groups.  They will also work with the Director of Education on evaluation efforts both onsite and offsite. 

Qualifications:

A degree or working towards a degree in history, education and/or social studies is required. A love of working with the public in various settings and people of all ages is also required.

This is a temporary grant funded paid position, working 24 hours a week for 20 weeks at a $10.00 an hour rate of pay. This position must be able to work flexible hours. This position will start early February and end mid-June.

Background check will be required. Transportation is also required as this position travels to various schools and locations in the Denver Metro area.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree. Physical demands associated with the essential functions include reaching, handling, talking and/or hearing (ordinary conversation) and seeing (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision). Required are the abilities to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; to utilize spatial, visual and tactile discrimination; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers, supervisory staff, other organizations and agencies, and the general public.

To apply, send resume, cover letter and three references to:

Jamie Melissa Wilms
Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80203
jwilms@mollybrown.org

(No phone calls please)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25th, 2017

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Historic Denver, Inc., the parent company of the Molly Brown House Museum, is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or local law. Prospective employees are subject to a background check.

Executive Director 

Bluff Lake Nature Center (BLNC) is a growing nonprofit agency that owns and manages an urban natural area and outdoor environmental science classroom in northeast Denver. The refuge is home to an abundance of animals and native plants, which thrive in a variety of habitats. Serving nearly 4,000 elementary school students each year, most of them from highpoverty schools, BLNC brings the outdoor environment into the lives of underserved students. BLNC works to preserve and restore our 123-acre site, enhancing native habitat along a critical urban riparian corridor. We also host a variety of other educational community programs and events.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has announced funding for projects across the state designed to get kids and families outdoors. A total of $13.5 million is being allocated across the state in Phase 1 of this effort, including $2.7 million to the GoWild Northeast Metro Coalition. Of that, approximately $240,000 will be allocated to five projects at Bluff Lake
over the next three years.

BLNC’s Executive Director, along with the board of directors, is responsible for the organization’s fundraising and outreach efforts, as well as the overall vision of the organization. The Executive Director thinks and plans strategically and inspires community members to become more engaged in the work of BLNC. The Executive Director implements and develops policies and plans, and organizes, coordinates, and manages the programs and activities of BLNC. The Executive Director manages a current annual budget of $500,000 and supervises a small staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Commitment to public land conservation and science education.
  • An appreciation of BLNC’s history, mission, and role in Colorado’s habitat preservation and nature education efforts.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in organization leadership.
  • Proven track record with fundraising particularly in working with foundations and individual donors; some experience with developing robust earned income revenue streams.
  • Familiarity with public agency processes and working with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Comfortable being involved in a variety of tasks, from office administration and personnel questions, to public speaking, direct asks of donors, and program development.
  • Experience in working with a governing board and other volunteers to achieve goals.
  • Knowledgeable about grant writing with proven success in obtaining significant grants; ability to oversee effective grant development and to identify important new grant opportunities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A visionary leader with strong motivational and communication skills.
  • Some experience with experiential education and/or habitat preservation or renewal.
  • Strong connections in the Colorado philanthropic community and experience with capital or other significant fundraising campaigns.
  • Master's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Natural Resources, Nonprofit Management, or a related field.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this leadership position by sending a current resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at Carolyn.McCormick@peakhrconsulting.com. All applications are to be submitted electronically. To learn more about the inspiring work of Bluff Lake Nature Center and the details of this position, please visit us at blufflake.org.

BLNC shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital, parental or military status, or membership, participation, or association with any employee organization. We provide equal employment and volunteer opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and abilities.

Summer Camp Educator

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is seeking Summer Camp Educators to join our amazing institution.  This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in the continued success of the Museum, with 450+ full-time and part-time employees and more than 1,800 volunteers.  We are building on our already solid foundation with a strong vision and solid strategy to recreate and redefine how we engage our community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. 

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. Located in the heart of Denver City Park, and neighbor to the Denver Zoo, the Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities that help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. More than 300,000 students and teachers are served by Museum each year. The Museum houses nearly 1.5 million artifacts and specimens in its collections from around the world.

Job Description:

Summer camp educators host and provide high quality, engaging and fun Museum summer camp programs for children ranging in age from 4 to 13. 

Essential duties: 

Education

Inspire camp participants.  Present dynamic and fun content from DMNS activity plans in the unique informal setting of the DMNS venues and using Museum resources.  Be flexible and respond to interests of the group.

  • Use DMNS developed activity plans and schedule, adhere to training and education guidelines.
  • Demonstrate dynamic and engaging presentation of content through use of active game play, conducting science experiments, performing dissections and sharing general scientific knowledge.

Professionalism

Represent the Museum to the highest standard demonstrating Museum values of respect, integrity, excellence, learning, and great science. Act as an ambassador of the Museum at all times to peers, parents, attendees, and museum staff and volunteers.  Work collaboratively with co-educator and camp coordinators to ensure smooth operations and exceptional customer service.

  • Act as a role model of professional behavior and classroom management for the teen volunteer assistants 100% of the time.
  • Treat children and their parents with respect, empathy and kindness at all times.
  • Maintain a safe environment adhering to DMNS safety guidelines and childcare licensure requirements and procedures100% of the time.
  • Be on time for all programs.
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings.

Organization

  • Use provided activity plans to prepare collaboratively with co-educator, prepare duties for teen volunteers, communicate with camp coordinators to ensure program needs are met, gather and prepare supplies for crafts, art projects and/or experiments, ensure that crafts and/or experiments are set and cleaned up after each class.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year education experience either as an educator or pre-service educator in formal or informal environment
  • 2 years of college with emphasis in a science, culture or environmental education related field

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by February 10, 2017 to: www.dmns.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships/jobs/Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

No phone calls please.  Calls and emails received to follow up on the status of applications will not be responded to.  Please check your email after applying for any positions, to see if you received an automated response to your application.  If you receive that email, then your information has been received.  Please check your spam/junk folder as well.

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

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.

Banquet Server

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is seeking a Banquet Server to join our amazing institution.  This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in the continued success of the Museum, with 450+ full-time and part-time employees and more than 1,800 volunteers.  We are building on our already solid foundation with a strong vision and solid strategy to recreate and redefine how we engage our community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. 

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. Located in the heart of Denver City Park, and neighbor to the Denver Zoo, the Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities that help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. More than 300,000 students and teachers are served by Museum each year. The Museum houses nearly 1.5 million artifacts and specimens in its collections from around the world.

Job Description:

The Banquet Server will play a major role in ensuring a pleasant experience for Denver Museum of Nature and Science guests who attend catered events and other group affairs involving food and beverage service.

The Banquet Server will actively participate in the preparation, set-up, service, break-down and cleanup of catered functions. Their highest priorities will be to provide exceptional customer service while maintaining DMNS’s standards for safety, cleanliness, and sanitation.

Requirements:

  • Must be Tips Certified
  • Must have a high level of detail
  • Must be self motivated
  • Must be able to provide excellent customer service, including the ability to be friendly and personable
  • Must have the ability to lift/carry 30 lbs
  • Must have the ability to be on your feet for long periods of time

Specifically, you will be responsible for performing all, but not limited to, the following tasks to the highest of standards:

  • Participate in room set up and tear down in accordance with event standards and needs
  • Maintain tables by clearing plates, replenishing drinks, and ensuring guest satisfaction
  • Replenish buffets, food & beverage stations, and snack breaks in a timely manner.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of event rooms, bus stations, side stations, and kitchen
  • Serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in accordance with Federal, State, Local and DMNS regulations
  • Communicate with management, team members, and kitchen staff to ensure prompt and efficient service
  • Stock glasses, silverware, linen and related supplies, and complete other duties as assigned

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by January 25, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=727. Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

No phone calls or emails please. 

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

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.

Business Support I

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is seeking a Business Support to join our amazing institution.  This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in the continued success of the Museum, with 450+ full-time and part-time employees and more than 1,800 volunteers.  We are building on our already solid foundation with a strong vision and solid strategy to recreate and redefine how we engage our community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. 

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. Located in the heart of Denver City Park, and neighbor to the Denver Zoo, the Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities that help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. More than 300,000 students and teachers are served by Museum each year. The Museum houses nearly 1.5 million artifacts and specimens in its collections from around the world.

Job Description:

Provides administrative and office support for department to ensure smooth, accurate and timely operations in order to meet project, department, division, and Museum goals.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

 Essential duties:

  • Acts as reception and public interface for the departments and provides routine information, refers problems to appropriate person for resolution.
  • Assists with filing.
  • Provides administrative support to department as needed.
  • Maintains volunteer lounge, kitchen and general office area.
  • Schedules and attends meetings as requested, and prepares minutes and agendas.
  • Coordinates department events and programs as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 1 years’ experience providing administrative support to a large department required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required. 

Ideal candidate will have (not required):

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Desire to work as part of a team and take direction

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by January 31, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=728Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

No phone calls or emails 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.

Vice President of Programs and Interpretation

Department: Programs and Interpretation
Reports to: President and CEO
Direct Reports to: Program Director and Managers 
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:  The Vice President of Programs and Interpretation is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of all education on-site, off-site and community based programs as well as exhibit development strategy, acquisition and exhibit improvement efforts and volunteer engagement at Butterfly Pavilion.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide organizational leadership as a member of the Pavilion's executive team providing strategy and vision specifically related to Pavilion's programs, exhibits, and volunteer engagement.
  • Work with executive team members on special projects, staff development and the implementation of organizational culture.
  • Supervises Education Department staff including education coordination, on-site and outreach instructors, interns and organization's volunteers. Provide performance evaluations of education personnel.
  • Oversee the research, production and promotion of educational programs including age/grade appropriate curriculums, general audience and professional level classes, seminars and workshops as it pertains to organization's mission.
  • Support the development of new programs and educational services.
  • Research and compilation of information in instructional areas.
  • Develop strategic models for department including proposal, sponsorships, and implementation of departmental budget.
  • Identify and propose alternative educational program funding sources, including the preparation of grant proposals and the development of specific donor support.
  • Remain current with latest information concerning standards in the professional field; maintaining peer affiliations.
  • Compile, maintain and report current statistical information on program participation as it pertains to youth and adult education; identifying current trends in regional marketplaces in order to remain viable, competitive and innovative.
  • Direct the design, development and installation of Pavilion exhibitory including the production of educational interpretation in coordination with the Executive Team and organizational strategic planning.
  • Supervision of the Exhibit build and Exhibit interpretation teams.
  • Support strategic development of future exhibit planning and organizational needs assessment.
  • Support strategic growth of volunteer engagement throughout Butterfly Pavilion, ensuring that the organization embraces volunteer culture through the incorporation of trends and best practices in volunteer management.
  • Supervision of Volunteer engagement team.
  • Represent Pavilion in local partnerships, collaborations and affiliations as community leader and liaison.

Additional Duties:

  • Support institutional evaluation and inclusivity and diversity directions.
  • Other duties as described by the President and CEO.
  • Regular attendance and partication in department, branch, and facility wide meetings.

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in appropriate education field or equivalent

Experience:

  • A minimum of 8 years' experience, 5 years of which must be in a leadership capacity in a of non-formal education setting.

Competency Expectations:

  1. Fund development
  2. Judgement/risk taking
  3. Decision making
  4. Resource management
  5. Strategic thinking
  6. Financial/fiscal management
  7. Resource generation
  8. Business Acumen

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Vice President of Programs and Interpretation, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Vice President of Programs and Interpretation will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Vice President of Programs and Interpretation.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Physical Demands

  • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions within this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Vice President of Programs and Interpretation.
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Vice President of Programs and Interpretation, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work schedule:  

A range of hours in typical work week for this salary exempt position is 40 hour a week generally Monday - Friday.

All applicants should send a cover letter and resume along with contact information for three professional references clicking here or by copying and pasting the link provided below in a separate browsing window.  This position will remain open until filled. Please submit applications for full consideration no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, FEBRUARY 1, 2017.

https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/512726-20970.html

Retail Manager

Department/Branch: Gift Shop/Operations
Reports to:  Retail Director
Direct Reports to:  Sales Leads, Receiving Clerk, Retail Associates
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time
Application URL: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/510413.html

Position Summary:   The Retail Manager is responsible for providing the direction and leadership necessary to ensure the success of the Butterfly Pavilion Retail Operations, which includes gift shop and concessions.  This will be achieved by working together with the Retail Director to develop and implement strategies and structures needed to successfully manage and operate a top level retail establishment. The Retail Manager is not only responsible for its own successes achievements and goals but also supports the organization's mission of conservation and education related to invertebrates and their role in the environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Set the standard of excellence and act as an exemplary role model for employees.
  • Schedule, train, and supervise Gift Shop Associates, ensuring adherence to procedures, outgoing information is current and accurate, and daily register is balanced, setting measurable performance goals
  • Train store staff by reviewing and revising orientation to products and sales training materials, delivering training sessions, reviewing staff job results and learning needs with the Retail Director, including developing and implementing new product training.
  • Completes store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Attracts customers by originating display ideas, following display suggestions or schedules as deemed appropriate by Retail Director, constructing or assembling prefabricated display properties, producing merchandise displays in windows and showcases, and on sales floor.
  • Promote sales by demonstrating merchandise and products to customers.
  • Help customers by providing information, answering questions, obtaining merchandise requested, completing payment transactions and preparing merchandise for delivery.
  • Prepare sales and customer relations reports by analyzing and categorizing sales information, identifying and investigating customer complaints and service suggestions.
  • Maintains store staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees, in conjunction with Retail Director.
  • Achieve financial objectives by providing ongoing training and feedback to sales associates to ensure their professional development and success at their jobs
  • Direct and lead retail operations' annual operating plans in conjunctions with the Retail Director to successfully meet financial objectives, strategies and goals.
  • Help to develop and enforce the departmental organizational structure that best supports retail operations' operational objectives
  • Control costs through management of inventory, operational expenses, payroll and the use of proper accounting and cash management procedures
  • Achieve financial objectives by team development, sales trainings and implementation.
  • Work with the Retail Director on pricing policies and revenue generation by reviewing merchandising activities, determining additional needed sales promotion, authorizing clearance sales, and studying trends
  • Oversight of Inventory Control Specialist, who is responsible for ensuring timely ordering, receiving, stocking of all products and inventory controls.
  • Being aware and working with the Retail Director on creating strategic vision for conversion and sales by square footage.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing networks, and participating in professional opportunities
  • Maintain operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures
  • Managing and help to streamline and expand the online store, including revenue goals and inventory specific to on-line sales
  • Work closely with IT and CENTAMAN (the point-of-sale and inventory system) to ensure accurate tracking of all products
  • Drive sales culture in gift shop and concessions, as part of guest experience
  • In conjunction with Retail Director, development of 3-5 year strategies for both retail and concessions' businesses
  • In conjunction with the Retail Director and Inventory Control Specialist, purchase inventory, research emerging products, anticipating buyer interest, and the development of a yearly buying scheduling.
  • Represent Butterfly Pavilion in a professional manner to clients and potential clients in order to demonstrate our cultural commitment to Visitor Experience
  • Develop a working knowledge of all aspects of Butterfly Pavilion business, including education, research and conservation efforts
  • Participate in all required staff meetings

Competencies

  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Department Knowledge
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Results and goal oriented
  • Building teams

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Retail Manager is responsible for the direct supervision of all retail employees within Butterfly Pavilion. Additionally, Retail Manager is responsible for employee lifecycle (hire, inspire, coach, develop, and reward). CSB performance management, coaching, development, and hiring of the employees.

Additional Duties:

  • Regular attendance to organization, branch and department staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

  • Proven critical and conceptual thinking
  • Proactive mindset, and a solid understanding of implementing and directing results-oriented operations
  • Proven skills in store merchandising
  • Ability to define goals, meet urgent deadlines, organize and prioritize projects
  • Proficient technology skills, including Microsoft Office, as well as ability to learn our POS/database system, CENTAMAN
  • At the time of hire, proof of auto insurance must be provided.

Experience:

  • Three to five years or more related experience in the Retail or Services Industries
  • Experience in management of Personnel, Budgets and Financials
  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
  • Bi Lingual preferred

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Retail Director, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Retail Director will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Retail Director.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to moderate loud.

Physical Demands

  • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions within this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the.
  • While performing the responsibilities of Retail Director the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Additional daily physical requirements can include the following:
    • Must be able to sit for long periods of time doing computer work. 
    • Must be able to operate a variety of office equipment. 
    • Ability to use telephone and computer to communicate and follow written and verbal instructions.
    • Must be willing and able to work varied and long shifts that may include holidays and weekends.
    • Must be able to work and staff specials events.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to move and transport inventory using appropriate safety and lifting techniques

Work schedule:  

A range of hours in typical work week / salary exempt of 45 hours a week. This is a full-time exempt position, and general hours of work and days are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, this position regularly requires long hours and weekend work.

Director of Advancement

Reports to: President & CEO
Classification: Full time – Exempt

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is seeking an accomplished professional to become an integral member of our team. This person will be responsible for achieving annual fundraising goals for the 2017 campaign in excess of $1.0 million through retention of current donors and acquisition of new donors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set long term direction and strategy for advancement for Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
  • Create and manage the annual fundraising budget for the organization.
  • Work with the CEO and Executive Director of Exploration of Flight to identify, establish, maintain, grow, and/or nurture relationships with current and prospective corporate donors and sponsors.
  • Supervise two highly talented experts in marketing.
  • Build a giving campaign with parents of the Wings Aerospace Academy students.
  • Solicit support for various museum scholarships.
  • Assist with fundraising special event planning and execution. (There is a full-time team who manages both in-house and rental special events.)
  • Manage donor stewardship including acknowledgement, giving levels, and execution of related donor benefits.
  • Report fundraising progress to the Executive Committee and full board.

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus work experience in related field
  • Strong interest in cultural attractions – experience in museums or aviation a plus
  • 8+ years fundraising experience, including demonstrated experience with face-to-face solicitation, special events, cultivation practices, and donor stewardship. Sales experience is also welcome.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite and Excel. Familiarity with fundraising databases preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. Travel is not required.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience and a track record of progress and potential. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and salary history via email only to:

Christa Drake
Assistant Controller
cdrake@wingsmuseum.org

Chief Operating Officer

Reports to: President & CEO
Classification: Full time – Exempt

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is expanding to two sites and looking for a dynamic professional to help lead a growing organization into an exciting future in America’s second leading aerospace state.

The Chief Operating Officer will provide day-to-day management of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The ideal candidate will manage policies, programs and initiatives, advancing a mission to educate and inspire through flight in order to achieve continuing growth, thereby allowing Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum to enter the highest ranks of America’s aerospace museums.

Overview Responsibilities:

  • Participate in development and implementation of strategic plan, operating goals, policies, and priorities for the Lowry museum site to fulfill its potential as an aerospace heritage and education center.
  • Develop annual program plan and lead staff team to achieve or exceed budget goals through a culture that recognizes a margin of excellence from contributed support.
  • Supervise staff team to achieve high performance standards individually and collectively through planning, coordination and resource development.
  • Sustain and expand a growing educational mission, to include a future aerospace charter school.
  • Maintain impeccable ethics and professional business standards.
  • Develop a museum experience that will generate increased visitation, merchandise and membership revenues.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have Four Skill Sets:
Management

  • Create, monitor and support plans for each subordinate to align his/her work with museum goals and optimize his/her contributions to the organization.
  • Coordinate department activities to complement one another and increase efficiency.
  • Communicate effectively to reaffirm organizational goals and optimize collaboration.
  • Supervise performance reviews and staff accountabilities.
  • In collaboration with Controller, improve budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Oversee and optimize volunteer contributions and goodwill.

Advancement

  • Oversee all museum marketing and fundraising interactions to add value with constituencies and instill a culture of giving to achieve mission growth and excellence.
  • Responsible for all contributions supporting museum operations, including sponsorships, memberships and annual giving programs; lead development of comprehensive grants program.
  • Oversee fundraising events such as the Spreading Wings Gala, B-17 Hangar Dance, Tribute to a Fighter Pilot, and any other events that may be developed.
  • Represent the museum at corporate events and appropriate aviation organizations.
  • Coordinate with CEO to support his efforts with the Wingspan Campaign.
  • Increase museum awareness in community and maintain growth in visitation revenues.
  • Develop special event series to attract media, sponsorships and admissions.
  • Secure partnership synergies with other organizations’ programs and activities as appropriate.
  • Oversee communications plan with museum constituencies.

Education

  • Enhance expanding education mission within spectrum of programs that complement one another.
  • Optimize Teacher Flight Program potential through appropriate communications networks and integrated program opportunities.
  • Lead planning and development of aerospace charter school.
  • Lead design of character and leadership activities within education mission.

Museum Management

  • Oversee collections management policies.
  • Develop exhibit development plan and oversee new exhibits and exhibit upgrades.
  • Develop a compelling, inter-active visitor experience with policies, procedures and training as appropriate.
  • Enhance museum store revenues and efficiencies.
  • Coordinate corporate events with museum activities to optimize both.
  • Oversee planned entrance and infrastructure improvements.
  • Monitor facility maintenance and infrastructure issues.

Required Competencies:

  • Minimum ten years’ experience in advancing levels of managerial capacities in professional environment.
  • Experience in nonprofit organizations, preferably museums, is highly desired.
  • Strong understanding of organizational finance and management.
  • Ability to manage professional, volunteer and administrative staff members in an environment that promotes teamwork, dedication and results.
  • Experience and/or longstanding interest in aviation, space and education.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • High energy level.
  • Personal integrity.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience and a track record of progress and potential. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and salary history via email only to:

Christa Drake
Assistant Controller
cdrake@wingsmuseum.org

Seed Conservation Research Assistant

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO. 80206 and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Position Type: Full-time

Job Summary: The Seed Conservation Research Assistant provides support to the department and reports to the Associate Director of Applied Conservation. The overall goal of this position is to assist in performing data collection and contributing to project completion related to seed conservation. Job duties include field and office work related to (but not limited to) regional seed collection, seed preservation, and germination experiments supporting both restoration efforts and ex situ conservation of rare species. Main tasks will include field work throughout Colorado, data entry in the office, and tasks related to seed conservation in the lab and greenhouse. This work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, steep, uneven or rocky surfaces in exposed terrain while carrying moderately heavy equipment (maximum 40 pounds) for extended periods of time and bending, crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data. Work may be performed in inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, and direct sunlight) at moderate to high elevations in the presence of wild animals including insects (such as bees, wasps, and mosquitoes). Fieldwork will include multiple-day outings and may include irregular hours such as weekends and evenings.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in botany, biology, environmental sciences or related field, from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training. Undergraduate class work in botany and/or experience with ecological field methods (vegetation monitoring, floristic surveys, sampling), basic knowledge of plant biology, plant identification, and ecological field methods required. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. Office experience including statistical analysis preferred, database design and management, global position systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access) are desirable.

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA); a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your cover letter and curriculum vitae to hr@botanicgardens.org. We are a nonprofit, EOE.

Applications are only accepted for open positions.

Horticulture Internships - 5 available

These are hands-on internships providing students the opportunity to work alongside our professional horticulture staff and volunteers in the daily operation of maintaining botanic gardens. Work assignments may include such tasks as planting, pruning, weeding, mulching and watering garden areas.

During the summer each intern is expected to complete a project that will expand their horticultural knowledge while benefitting the Denver Botanic Gardens. During the summer of 2017 projects will focus on:

Plant Records Curation and Mapping

  • Work with the Plant Records team to assist in the curation of the diverse living collections at Denver Botanic Gardens through databasing, mapping, labeling and digital photography. The 2017 intern will focus on mapping and documenting the dynamic collections of the new Steppe Garden. (Please note: A familiarity with Auto-CAD software is required for this internship.)

Urban Agriculture and Community Engagement

  • Become familiar with the day-to-day and long-term operations of an urban farm by working at Denver Botanic Gardens’ on and off-site community and vegetable gardens. Assist in distributing fresh produce in Denver’s food deserts and help develop metrics to measure the impact of the Gardens’ food donation practices. (Please note: Individual transportation required as part of internship, multiple locations are frequented.)

Japanese Garden Character Pine Maintenance and Documentation

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the architecture and maintenance of Denver Botanic Gardens’ invaluable ancient collection of ponderosa pines. Work closely with the Japanese Garden Curator and the Plant Records Team to develop and populate a working database, tracking the past and future maintenance of each individual tree. 

Propagation, Production and Seed Herbarium Maintenance

  • Learn the holistic operations of Denver Botanic Gardens and Chatfield Farms greenhouses by taking part in all aspects of propagation, production and record keeping. Through collection, evaluation and maintenance this intern will also contribute significantly to the Gardens’ seed herbarium.

Therapeutic Horticulture

  • Gain professional experience working with Denver Botanic Gardens Therapeutic Horticulture Team, leading and supporting program activities and assisting in the daily maintenance of the Sensory Garden. The Therapeutic Horticulture Intern will create and facilitate participant activities that both fulfill the needs of the Gardens’ Therapeutic Horticulture Program and their personal interests. (Please note: Additional experience within the Therapeutic Horticulture field is required, please submit documentation of classes or list relevant experience on application.)

The internships are rounded out with educational field trips, lectures and team projects with other interns. Upon completion of the internship, each intern is expected to give a presentation about their project and experiences.

Career Type: Internship
Location: York Street
Duration: May 30 - August 3, 2017
Compensation: $12.00 per hour
Working Conditions: Internships are hands-on horticulture jobs. Much of the work is outdoors. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Qualifications: Applicants must currently be enrolled in college programs (including graduate programs) and have completed their sophomore year of college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To be considered for the internship in Horticulture, applicants must have successfully completed a basic botany or introduction to horticulture class and at least one plant ID class. Additionally, successful completion of a minimum of two courses among the following topics is required: soil science, greenhouse management, floriculture, irrigation principles, IPM, plant pathology, plant physiology and/or plant propagation. The internship program is open to both traditional and non-traditional students, including those who are making a career change into the field of horticulture. There are additional qualifications for specific projects, please check the description for details. 

Additional Information: 

All application materials must be received at Denver Botanic Gardens by Friday, February 10, 2017 and must include the following:

  • Completed Denver Botanic Gardens internship application form – available online as a writable PDF or in hard copy through our Human Resources Department
  • Current resume detailing work history and horticulture-related activities
  • All college transcripts showing class work and including cumulative GPA
  • Two letters of reference that reflect academic and/or work experience

Please note: the selection committee will not be able to consider your application if all materials have not been received by due date.

The completed application packet as outlined above can be emailed to: hr@botanicgardens.org. All application emails must include your name and the word “internship” in the subject line. Application materials can also be sent via regular mail to:
Denver Botanic Gardens
Attn: Human Resources – Internship
909 York St.
Denver, CO 80206

Completed applications are due February 10, 2017.  

For the application please go to our website www.botanicgardens.org under career opportunities then internships, you will see frequently asked questions and the application.

Denver Botanic Gardens is a nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity employer.

Cafe Manager

Close: Open until filled                                 
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time (40 hours a week) 
Schedule: Sunday – Thursday (Flexible/Variable dependent on business needs) Must be available to work weekends, evenings & holidays
Benefits: Fully paid health insurance & other benefits            

At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. Every day, our expertly designed exhibits and programs open doors for Colorado’s curious young minds to express what they know and to discover, create and explore more—on their own terms.

The Café Manager oversees daily operations of the Museum Café. From planning menus and working with vendors to training employees and managing budgets, this individual is responsible for all aspects of café & food vending operations. The Café Manager commits to creating an exemplary and seamless experience for all Museum Guests.

Job responsibilities include:

Management of Personnel

  • Responsible for hiring, training and scheduling team members for all aspects of café operations.
  • Ensure appropriate team member coverage and fill in for staff when needed.
  • Facilitate on-going training and evaluate café staff performance against department goals and objectives.

Café Finances

  • Accountable for profitability of the café by growing sales and controlling costs of goods, inventory levels, supplies, expenses and waste. 
  • Ensure expenses are within the pre-established budget, and sales meet daily and monthly goals.
  • Achieve operational objectives by implementing production, productivity, quality and standards.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Guest Services to resolve problems, identify trends, determine improvement and implement change.

Inventory Management

  • Maintain an appropriate stock of merchandise and supplies for café & vending operations.
  • Ensure orders are placed on time and adjust for slow and busy periods in the café, as well as special events.
  • Monitor shipments of food and supplies, verify that orders received are complete and stored properly.
  • Manage inventory counts and produce reports to finance as needed.

Monitors Compliance

  • Ensure licensing is up-to-date and operations are compliant with health regulations as it relates to food preparation and serving.
  • Schedule meetings with inspectors and handle any corrections that need to be made.
  • Maintain and promote a safe, secure and healthy environment by establishing, following, and enforcing sanitation standards and procedures.

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Manage café staff (café kitchen staff, retail associates, etc) to ensure the best possible guest experience.
  • Provide backup support to all levels of café staff.
  • Act as a visible supervisory presence for the Guest Services team

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers in a direct, respectful , and confident manner
  • Cash handling and cash register experience
  • Clean, neat, and professional appearance
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • All interested applicants must have a minimum of one year experience in foodservice management or supervisory role
  • Food Safety Certification recipients are preferred, but not required.

Applicant must have exceptional customer service and communication skills, friendly, helpful, outgoing, enthusiastic and able to work well with a motivated team.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Ability to stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours) in a foodservice environment.  This position also performs duties related to cleaning and organization, and will often be required to lift and move supplies and materials (up to 50 lbs.). Other physical requirements of the position may include, but are not limited to, walking, bending, stooping, crouching or reaching.
  • Work Environment: The work environment is busy and fast-paced, and requires excellent organizational and time management skills. Job duties will often need to be completed within tight deadlines. Timely, clear and effective communication with both internal and external partners is essential.
  • Abide by all Museum policies and procedures
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and speaking skills
  • Position requires intermediate proficiencies in math (report analysis, billing, budgets)

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

Please send resume, references, salary requirements and cover letter to Bonnie Bosworth, Office Manager: (fax) 303-433-9520 or (email) bonnieb@cmdenver.org. Please title subject line “Café Manager” No phone calls please.

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

Youth Program Intern

The Butterfly Pavilion is seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist in implementing youth education programs as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in youth program development, volunteer management, nonprofit leadership, environmental education, informal science education, biology, and interpretation. 

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

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

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Volunteer Program Manager and Education staff in development and implementation of Teen Volunteer Program
  • Participate in interviewing, selecting, training and supporting teens in summer program and year-round volunteering
  • Track hours in volunteer database, Volgistics
  • Interact and build relationships with Butterfly Pavilion Volunteers
  • Research and implement new ways of reaching out to potential volunteers
  • Become trained as an Exhibit Ambassador and Camp Leader; perform relevant duties as needed
  • Help develop and implement awards ceremony for end of summer season
  • Attend Butterfly Pavilion events as needed
  • Perform assessment of program during and after summer session is over

Qualifications:

  • Holding or pursuing a degree in Youth Development or related field
  • Passion for youth development and volunteerism
  • Interest in conservation and the mission of Butterfly Pavilion
  • Creativity, technology skills (e.g. familiarity with Microsoft programs, social media and internet posting)
  • Flexibility, drive, leadership skills and the ability to work well both in a team and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to handle animals'all training provided onsite
  • Criminal background check
  • Spanish-speaking a plus
  • Individuals of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Reports to:  Volunteer Program Manager
Deadline:  Open until filled
Duration of Internship:  4-8 months, depending on availability; ideal candidate will start in early spring (Jan/Feb) and work through the summer (August) to contribute to development of program and see those plans through.
Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week, depending on school requirements
Anticipated Start Date:  Negotiable - January/Feb for Spring Term,  May for Summer Term

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to: Julia McCleary, Volunteer Program Manager, at jmccleary@butterflies.org.

Apply URL: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/499375.html

Accounting Associate

Position Summary: Colorado Ballet is seeking a motivated individual for a position as an accounting associate for our office in the Arts District on Santa Fe. This is an ideal entry-level position in the accounting field. Hours are (approximately) 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours. This position is full-time with benefits and will be paid a salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the accounts payable process, from receipt of invoices to fund disbursement
  • Preparing and entering journal entries
  • Putting together various periodic Excel spreadsheet reports
  • Entering, tracking, and making cash and check deposits
  • Accounting for credit card deposits
  • Other tasks as assigned

Skills and Technical Knowledge:

  • Professional appearance and friendly demeanor
  • Outgoing personality
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
  • Strong computer skills including solid experience with MS Office products
  • Prior experience with a general ledger is ideal
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills

Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@coloradoballet.org. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Colorado Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Marketing & Audience Development

Employment Type: Full Time
Applications Deadline: Accepted Until Filled
Start Date: Immediate
Apply Here: http://www.denverbrass.org/marketing-audiencedevelopmentposition

The Internationally renowned Denver Brass (501c3) is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic specialist in the field of Marketing, Public Relations and Audience Development to expand the presence and visibility of The Denver Brass throughout the region and beyond. The top priority for the person in this position is to increase audience attendees and ticket sales through both creative and traditional marketing methods. Knowledge and experience in Website Management, Social media engagement, ad/brochure/program design are required. A degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or professional equivalent, is required. Telephone and personal communication skills that will develop relationships with media, donors, volunteers and audience members are essential.

The Ideal candidate will have a background in music and be passionate about reaching new audiences and increasing ticket sales. This is a full-time benefitted position, pay commensurate with experience and skill set.  Work days are generally Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours aligning with Denver Brass performances. Additional responsibilities may include stage management and assistance with concert development.  Experience with photography and/or video are pluses.  For more details, visit www.DenverBrass.org/Marketing-AudienceDevelopmentPosition.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Marketing
    • Design and implement a comprehensive and creative marketing plan.
    • Design and implement all advertising campaigns.
    • Design and disseminate all press releases and calendar postings.
    • Design and implement all postal service & electronic mailings.
    • Establish personal relationship with all key advertising media.
    • Design & implement social media activities & campaigns.
    • Develop and implement group sales campaigns.
    • Assemble and create concert programs; oversee printing and delivery.
    • Oversee planning and production of season brochure.
    • Maintain website news and concert sections, accurate, up-to-date, engaging, and consistent with organizational image and vision.
    • Oversee volunteer marketing patron program.
  • Public Relations
    • Guide visionary approaches to branding and communications.
    • Oversee presentation of organizational brand and vision.
    • Raise organizational visibility in both the arts & general community.
    • Secure visibility via TV & radio interviews, special stories, media critics, and more.
    • Oversee in-house and external graphic design.
  • Technology
    • Possess experience in website editing and maintenance.
    • Grow online supporter base and traffic.
    • Manage database programs.
  • Other Duties, including, but not limited to:
    • Stage Manager for season and major concerts.
    • Work with production team on performance presentation.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a self-starter, problem-solver and creative-thinker.
  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Communications or similar degree or professional equivalent.
  • Knowledge of computer and web technology.
  • Understanding of current social trends and the resulting impact on arts presentation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, including Publisher, Excel, Access.
  • Background in music is preferred .
  • Strong analytical and administrative skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Exemplary verbal communication skills both in person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Group management skills.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience in non-profit arts preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. 
  • Valid driver’s license and car for travel to concerts.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter to info@denverbrass.org. Submissions without these required items will not be considered. Submissions will be acknowledged. The Denver Brass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Plant Select® Executive Director

Organizational and Position Description:

Plant Select® is a program designed to seek out and distribute the very best plants for gardens from the High Plains to the Intermountain Region and beyond. Plant Select® is a 501-C3 Colorado Corporation cooperatively administered by a Board of Directors comprised of equal representation from Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and Horticultural professionals. Plant Select® is currently composed of the following entities: Board, Marketing Committee, Propagation Committee, ad hoc committees, members, cooperators, licensees, evaluators, demonstration gardens, students, staff, and volunteers.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for developing and executing an action plan with measurable outcomes from the Board Strategic Vision. An additional primary responsibility is the management of the operational relationships with the Plant Select® board, standing committees and ad hoc committees. In this role, the ED will require extensive board and committee service as well as careful attention to detail, implementation of educational outreach and research programs, volunteer coordination, plant exploration, monitoring and enforcing germplasm security, plant evaluation, contract administration, marketing and public relations.

The Executive Director administers an operating budget from funds collected from plant sale royalties, membership dues and grant funding. Responsibilities include participating actively in enforcing payment of membership and royalty fees to bolster income, serving as primary spokesperson for Plant Select® by coordinating media contact (e.g. articles for popular and scientific publications, speaking to the media and diverse audiences to enhance organizational support), monitoring and enforcing usage of Plant Select® and plant trade names, and patents, planning and development of all marketing and public relations materials, oversight role in coordinating evaluation programs of prospective germplasm, and identifying sources of and coordinating acquisition of prospective plant germplasm.

Characteristics of the Position:

Under general parameters defined by the Plant Select® Board, and with reasonable autonomy, perform a wide variety of duties to effectively manage the Plant Select® program including, but not limited to the following general items:  committees; enforcement of Plant Select logo and trade names; germplasm acquisition; revenue generation; budget; educational outreach; communication; public relations; marketing; plant evaluation; demonstration gardens; archives; web site; development and execution of strategic action plan, and license agreements. Responsible for interpreting and enforcing existing policies and methods relating to the management of Plant Select® and its assigned staff, by maintaining records, making regular contacts with committee members, members, cooperators, licensees, evaluators, horticultural professionals and the public.

Position location is flexible to either Northern Colorado (CSU) or Denver Metro Area (DBG).

Career Type: Full-time

Compensation: Salary will commensurate with experience. Executive Director has a unique opportunity to interface with both Colorado State University and Denver Botanic Gardens.

Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Possession of a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in horticulture, botany, biology, plant taxonomy, plant sciences or business administration; and
  2. Requires at least five years of progressively responsible professional management and supervisory experience in non-profit managed organizations.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Requires proficient knowledge of: management practices with an emphasis on team and committee dynamics, multi-disciplinary group dynamics.
  • Requires ability to: communicate clearly and succinctly to diverse audiences; effectively manage multiple and diverse programs; identify, pursue and secure supplemental funding; design comprehensive protocols for efficient management and monitoring of diverse documentation and evaluation programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with botanical garden, university and green industry professionals and others.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Post graduate coursework or degree in horticulture or related field;
  • Proven track record in working effectively and cooperatively with disparate partnership organizations;
  • Demonstrated management and communication skills necessary to set goals, manage, lead and enroll employees and volunteers in the enthusiastic support of Plant Select® along with the visionary ability to propose and implement programs that will allow Plant Select® to realize its maximum potential in the 21st Century;
  • Ability to develop action and operation plans for diverse programmatic organizations (strategic plans, action plans, operation plans, budgets etc.);
  • Extensive knowledge of best management practices in plant exploration, plant importation and plant evaluation;
  • Extensive working knowledge of temperate horticulture and botany;
  • Extensive working knowledge of plant taxonomy, plant nomenclature, trademarking and plant patenting;
  • Ability to identify, pursue and secure supplemental funding; and
  • Highly developed ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206, or email your resume to hr@botanicgardens.org. We are a nonprofit, EOE. 

Horticulture Internship

The Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking a talented, enthusiastic individual to assist in our public horticulture programs as part of a team of experienced and hard-working staff and volunteers. This unpaid, academic internship will provide a well-rounded, hands-on educational experience in the field of zoological horticulture in a public setting. The vision of Butterfly Pavilion's Horticulture Department is to provide an enriching environment for Butterfly Pavilion's invertebrates while teaching the community about horticulture's role in conservation, especially through habitat gardening.

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

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

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or holding a degree in biology, botany, horticulture, environmental sciences, Natural Resources, Ecology or related fields
  • Interest in public horticulture, especially zoological horticulture
  • At least 1 year prior gardening experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Criminal background check and acceptable driving record required

Physical Requirements:

  • Free of tuberculosis in a communicable form.
  • Tetanus shot required.
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.
  • Able to travel independently to various sites.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, lift and carry.

Physical Conditions: While performing the responsibilities of the horticulture intern, the following characteristics are representative of the outdoor and conservatory environment the intern will encounter: high humidity, intense sunlight, heat, cold, wind, precipitation, uneven surfaces. While performing the duties of this job, the intern is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The intern should expect some exposure to mild chemicals such as rubbing alcohol, herbicides and vinegar.  The intern will also be occasionally exposed to a variety of living invertebrates.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, with occasional bursts of loud noise.

Regular Duties:

  • Collaborates with staff and volunteers in order to learn about the design, maintenance and interpretation of tropical and outdoor plant collections at the Butterfly Pavilion. Work may include plant and landscape care, habitat restoration, educational programming, data collection and record-keeping
  • Researches, executes and presents an independent study project in any of the above fields

Reports ToHorticulture Director
Deadlines for each term:  Rolling Open until Filled (Spring, Summer and Fall terms)
Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week, depending on school requirements          
Hours per week: 10-32 hours per week, depending on school requirements
Stipend: Unpaid; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to: Julia McCleary, Volunteer Program Manager, at jmccleary@butterflies.org.

Urban Prairies Project Internship

Employment Type: Internship - Unpaid
Location: Westminster, CO, US
Classification of Position:  Part-time (between 15-20 hours a week)
Reports to: Butterfly Pavilion Horticulture Director
Anticipate Start Date: Negotiable
Stipend: When available

Job Description:
Urban Prairies Project Internship Description The Urban Prairies Project (UPP) is a collaboration between Butterfly Pavilion, local governments and other environmental organizations to restore urban and suburban open spaces for wildlife and human use. The UPP intern will gain experience in restoration and environmental monitoring while supporting the development of a strong restoration volunteer program.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or holding a degree in environmental education, environmental sciences, biology or other related fields At least one field season’s experience with field research and restoration methods – volunteer experience ok Strong organizational skills Regular Duties:
  • Works with Horticulture Director and Volunteer Manager to develop and lead volunteer training curricula for community restoration volunteers of all ages
  • With Butterfly Pavilion and open space staff, supports  restoration volunteers during work days: guiding activities, answering questions, providing on-the-job training, etc.
  • Works with Horticulture Director and open space staff to evaluate short-term success of restoration plans for two centerpiece open spaces in Broomfield and Westminster

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to:
Amy Yarger, Horticulture Director
ayarger@butterflies.org
6252 West 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80120
720.974.1874

Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/487519.html
Deadline: Rolling

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Schedule: Part Time 30 hours Sunday-Thursday
Rate: $11 per hour       
Open: July 11, 2016
Close: When position is filled

Basic Function & Summary:
The mission of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. The Museum is seeking a full time Facilities Maintenance Technician to assist in maintaining our expanded facility including the Museum building, Joy Park and associated campus. This position provides support for all departments and Museum activities including special events. This position reports to and supports the Associate Director of Facilities through repairs and maintenance coordination and/or performance of tasks related to the facility, including: irrigation, mechanical equipment, vehicles, HVAC, plumbing, electrical systems and ordering of necessary supplies.This position conducts scheduled and reactive Museum maintenance duties, occasionally on an “on-call” basis.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Organizing inventory of supplies, tools and equipment
  • Mechanical, safety and security inspections
  • Drywall repair, painting interiors & exteriors
  • Lighting inspection & replacement
  • HVAC system monitoring, control adjustments and filter replacement
  • Custodial coordination and support as necessary
  • General landscaping, weeding, watering and tree trimming
  • General repairs & maintenance
  • Support of set-up and teardown for events and facility rentals as required
  • Support the opening and closing procedures of the Museum and Joy Park
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs.
  • At least 2 years experience in building and/or grounds maintenance, or general handyman work
  • Basic working knowledge of electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems
  • Drywall repair and painting experience
  • Furniture assembly and installation
  • Basic carpentry
  • Experience with power tools and safety procedures
  • Minor Irrigation repair and maintenance
  • Concrete and light masonry work
  • Valid Driver license and current auto insurance
  • All candidates must pass a background check
  • Spanish speaker is a plus

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer oversight, scheduling & support

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

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Francisco Ocampo
Associate Director of Facilities
ciscoo@cmdenver.org

Please reference the name of the position you are seeking in your cover letter and email subject.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins, please.