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Development Writer & Content Manager

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

Denver Zoo’s Development Department has an opportunity for a full time Development Writer & Content Manager to create a variety of informative and inspiring messages that encourage philanthropic support for Denver Zoo. The Development Writer & Content Manager will serve as project manager, editor, and/or principal writer for a wide variety of print and electronic projects, including funding proposals for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other capital campaign-related promotional materials, annual stewardship reports for donors, and project summaries for a diverse array of fundraising initiatives. Types of projects include, the development of copy for brochures, flyers, stewardship reports, newsletters, speeches, and event scripts. Along with the editing of formal proposals/grants, letters of inquiry, direct mail pieces, invitations, e-solicitations, and website content.

Essential Functions:

  • Produces fundraising and business correspondence, marketing materials, reports, and other development materials.
  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, and health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Writes, edits, and proofreads content in a variety of writing styles to fit the audience and voice of the piece.
  • Manages multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines.
  • Gathers information through multiple pathways including interviews, research, etc.
  • Creates content for presentations in publications, websites, and other media.
  • Develops, packages, and produces editorial content for websites.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Two years of professional experience in development and/or proposal writing, communications, media relations, or a related field.
  • High-level knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures related to the position, including but not limited to:
    • Expertise in use of English grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
    • Proficient in appropriate business software applications.
    • Experience with best practices in proposal development.
    • Ability to conduct research.
    • Understanding of branding and positioning strategies for the institution and for specific projects.
    • Ability to "ghostwrite" for various staff and volunteers.
    • Ability to effectively adapt within various channels of communication and subject-specific terminology in creating development materials.
  • Upbeat, creative, and marketing-oriented with a willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Ability to easily change writing styles to fit the audience and voice of the piece.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under a deadline. Comfortable managing multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple, concurrent tasks, exhibit flexibility, and meet deadlines.
  • Possesses a passion for Denver Zoo’s mission and exhibits that passion in engaging prospects.

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by February 19, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Director of Annual Giving Programs

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

Denver Zoo’s Development Department has an opportunity for a full time Director of Annual Giving Programs to provide both the strategic leadership and tactical management necessary to effectively execute all aspects of a high-performing annual fund for individual giving. The Director will manage a portfolio of leadership gift donors and prospects, in addition to managing a team of gift officers charged with growing individual donor relationships – from identification to solicitation to stewardship. The Director will be responsible for the Annual Fund’s performance and the results of the team of gift officers.  The Director will also serve as a strategic thought partner to both the CDO and the President/CEO.

Essential Functions:

Leadership

  • Creates a robust Annual Giving program through the development and implementation of annual goals and long-range giving strategies that align with Denver Zoo’s mission and vision –to help meet strategic priorities as well as current/future funding objectives.
  • Leads by example, oversees, coaches, and inspires the individual giving team to meet and exceed annual fundraising goals through the effective use and monitoring of key performance metrics.
  • Assists the Chief Development Officer in staffing Development-related committees of the Board of Trustees as needed.

Major Gifts

  • Manages a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, with an emphasis on both annual fundraising goals and long-range strategies that lead to major, capital campaign, and/or planned gifts.
  • Works closely with CDO and CEO in the identification, qualification, and strategic cultivation of high net-worth individuals with both philanthropic capacity and propensity.
  • Prepares customized major gift proposals, presentations, and gift agreements for annual, capital, and/or endowment solicitations.

Annual Campaigns

  • Provides hands-on management – including strategy, execution, and evaluation/analysis – of all annual campaigns/appeals for individual donor constituencies, including but not limited to:
    • Oversight of segmentation, targeted asks, and appropriate solicitation methods/channels;
    • Writing and/or editing solicitations; oversee design/production of collateral materials;
    • Oversight of special appeals, such as employee and volunteer giving, parents, honorary/memorial giving programs, crowd funding, and vehicle donations.
  • Oversees Zoo Pride, Denver Zoo’s annual giving donor recognition society, Wild About Denver Zoo, and other individual giving programs.

Prospect Management/Research Services

  • Directs the prospect management/research to provide accurate and informative prospect research profiles and analysis of high-value prospects, and support/implement best practices in portfolio/moves management.
  • Leads regular portfolio/prospect management meetings with the Development team and provides additional, individualized coaching as needed.

Donor Relations and Special Events

  • Oversees donor recognition programs, honor rolls, and appropriate and timely gift acknowledgements.
  • Works closely with the CDO, Development staff, External Relations, and Events teams in the planning and execution of special events with clear donor cultivation and/or stewardship objectives and post-event follow up.
  • Assists with the planning and successful execution of major fundraising events such as, Do at the Zoo .

Operations

  • Works closely with CDO to develop an annual budget for all aspects of the Annual Giving program and monitors revenues and expenses to ensure budget targets are met.
  • Liaises with other Zoo departments, as assigned, to plan and coordinate fundraising efforts for key programs and priorities.
  • Facilitates formal and informal training and professional development for the Individual Giving team, including individual development plans, performance reviews, and coaching.
  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Values and consistently applies Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree preferred. CFRE designation beneficial.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience in a similar role at an organization of comparable size and complexity; including at least 5 years in a management role with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success in individual giving, including significant experience with soliciting/closing major gifts and portfolio management required.
  • Significant experience in managing annual giving campaigns highly desirable. Experience with planned giving and large capital campaigns preferred.
  • Experience working with executive leadership and volunteer boards/committees.
  • Ability to think strategically and contextually to anticipate the needs and expectations of executive leaders.
  • Superb verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and inspire performance of others.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple, concurrent tasks, exhibit flexibility, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and present data effectively, make decisions, allocate resources, and align efforts with opportunities.
  • Acts with tact and discretion, respecting confidentiality and proprietary information.
  • Proficient with CRM systems (Raiser’s Edge preferred), MSOffice, wealth screening tools required, and predictive modeling knowledge preferred.
  • Possesses a passion for Denver Zoo and its mission and engages prospects with the same passion.
  • Ability to travel locally and sometimes out-of-state, occasionally work after-hours and on weekends.
  • Clear driving record.

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by February 19, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Director of Creative and Communications

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

Denver Zoo’s External Relations Department has an opportunity for a full time Director of Creative and Communications to lead the marketing team by owning creative/concept direction and developing talent overseeing all creative functions including brand design development and application, communications content planning and production, advertising development and production, oversight of website, collateral and other visual brand elements.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee brand evolution development and expression that establishes a proprietary and compelling 360 degree approach to image, voice and content to drive audience engagement.
  • Partner with internal clients to develop compelling advertising and collateral assets that support the brand aesthetic and voice.
  • Own brand expression and campaign development, establishing concept direction for brand refresh and all campaigns throughout the year that will help the Zoo achieve its goals. Assets include broadcast, wayfinding signage, print, out-of-home, video, organic and paid social media, and digital.
  • Manage a Creative team (3), actively providing feedback and direction across all functional areas of art direction, design, and editorial to ensure consistent execution of campaigns, collateral and branding initiatives.
  • Manage a Communications team (3), guiding earned media, promotional video and social media efforts to align with and build brand strength and focus.
  • Own a weekly creative review where creative and communication teams share work that delivers on the project briefs, budget and timeframe.
  • Work with Project Manager on adhering to production schedules and budgets.
  • Oversee pre-production and execution of key campaign elements inclusive by not limited to commercials, radio, photo shoots and video shoots to produce the highest level of creative output and budget accountability.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the creative and communication team with the goal of growing their skillsets.
  • Function as the creative team advocate and active participant within the External Relations leadership team in building the annual marketing strategy, department goals, budget planning, marketing process creation, consistency and successful implementation of all marketing programs.
  • Adhere to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, and health regulations, procedures, and goals.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support Events Team with large scale events.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule including holidays, weekends and evenings to assure coverage as needed or assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of success in driving change and providing executive creative leadership in an established organization, preferably in B2C industries such as the entertainment, sciences or healthcare fields.
  • Agency experience preferred on 360 rebranding initiatives, brand expression development and activation including wayfinding signage, collateral, advertising, family-focused campaigns and communications.
  • 10+ years of progressive B2C brand experience.
  • Extensive experience in delivering creative solutions that drive results.
  • Experience leading video, photo and digital production.
  • Strong hands-on collaborative leadership style, with a passion for managing, inspiring and mentoring employees at all levels.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Collaborative approach with ability to articulate and sell ideas while obtaining feedback and addressing constructively.
  • Team-builder.
  • Driver of innovation and results.
  • High Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
  • Self-motivated.
  • Passion for animals, nature, zoos and families.
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, or related field.
  • Creative thinker willing to take risks, learn and evolve.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Respect for confidentiality.
  • Energetic person willing to work in teams and individually.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and the Internet.

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Seasonal Exhibit Interpreter

Department:  Programs, Interpretation & Exhibits
Reports to: Director of School Programs and Interpretation
Direct Reports to:  Interpretation Coordinator
FLSA Status: Seasonal; part-time position at 24 hours/week
Salary: $12/hour

Position Summary:   Butterfly Pavilion is seeking an individual with an interest in education, superior customer service skills and a love of teaching guests about the natural world during our peak spring and summer seasons.  This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in public environmental education. This is a seasonal, part-time position scheduled for approximately five months – beginning with an orientation on Monday, March 26, 2018, and working through August 11, 2018 – to staff exhibits, and which may include evening and weekend events. This position is also required to work a minimum of one half-day exhibits shift for a weekend or afterhours private or public event per quarter, and as scheduled by the Coordinator.

Essential Functions:

  • Interacting with Butterfly Pavilion guests as they visit all of our exhibits.
  • Facilitating play-based learning and providing educational information to guests of all ages.
  • Using live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to guests.
  • Creating meaningful interaction between the exhibit and guests for a deeper and more thoughtful experience and to make connections between exhibit topic and daily life.
  • Work alongside interpreters, interns and volunteers to provide high quality interpretation and enhance exhibit experiences.

Additional Duties:

  • Attending required branch and facility meetings.
  • Cross-training to provide interpretive support in other exhibits, as necessary.
  • Collaborating with volunteers and interns to ensure optimal guest experience.

Qualifications:

  • Comfortable interacting with guests of all ages
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, strong sense of fun, and patient
  • Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, biology or related fields is preferred

Experience:

  • Prior experience  in a customer service based role
  • Prior experience working with individuals of different ages and abilities
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a non-formal education/museum/education setting is preferred

Work Environment

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Exhibit Interpreter, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Exhibit Interpreter will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Exhibit Interpreter.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

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.
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Exhibit Interpreter, 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. Employee should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Work schedule:  

24 hours/week scheduled Monday-Sunday, based on availability; evening and weekends may be required

No Phone Calls or Drop In’s.  Position is open until filled.  Please apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/709427-20970.html

Educator

Department:  Programs, Interpretation & Exhibits
Reports to: Director of School Programs & Interpretation
Direct Reports to: Education Coordinator
FLSA Status: Part-time
Salary: $11.50-$12.50/hour

Position Summary:   The Butterfly Pavilion seeks a creative, energetic, tech savvy, culturally competent individual with a passion for learning about and developing curriculum and programs for visitors – school and youth groups, families, adults – on science, nature, and invertebrates to join our Programs & Interpretation team as a part-time Educator. Butterfly Pavilion strives to provide programs that promote appreciation, understanding, and conservation of invertebrates and habitats worldwide to a diverse community, and bilingual individuals fluent in English and Spanish and/or those who have worked with children with special needs or disabilities is a plus. This position is also required to work a minimum of one educational program or one half-day exhibits shift for a weekend or afterhours private or public event per quarter, and as scheduled by the Coordinator.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, develop and implement new curricula or programs or redesign existing curricula to meet needs of diverse audiences, including our Distance Learning interactive virtual classes
  • Teaching engaging, interactive science education programs at the Butterfly Pavilion, in local schools, youth organizations, senior centers, libraries, other community locations, and via real-time interactive video conference (distance learning) for diverse audiences
  • Using live animals to demonstrate science concepts
  • Increasing the reach of the Butterfly Pavilion in the community
  • Training and facilitating public programming and exhibit interpretation for visitors to Butterfly Pavilion

Additional Duties:

  • Assist in coordinating the scheduling of education staff and volunteers, and troubleshoot operational issues as needed
  • Assist in training, evaluating and coaching education staff and volunteers to facilitate exemplary programs
  • Assist in school group orientation process as the reception/logistics support to ensure successful field trip experiences, as scheduled
  • Attending required branch and facility meetings
  • Provide administrative support to Programs & Interpretation Department

Qualifications:

  • Computer/technology proficiency—word processing, presentation software, video conferencing, projectors, interactive white boards, spreadsheets, databases
  • Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, biology or related field
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, comfortable interacting with guests of all ages and backgrounds
  • Enthusiastic, creative, sense of fun, patient
  • Organized and flexible
  • Fluency in Spanish and English preferred

Experience:

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in non-formal education setting -e.g. museum, zoo, aquarium, nature center
  • Prior experience developing curriculum-aligned classroom or informal education programs
  • Prior experience with programs involving one and two-way video conferencing
  • Prior experience working with individuals of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability and means of transportation to off-site destinations for program delivery
  • Subject to yearly background check of driving record
  • Proof of current automobile insurance with the following coverage:  $100,000 bodily injury for each person, $300,000 for each accident, and $50,000 property damage liability.
  • CPR and First Aid certified within a year of hire

Work Environment:

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Educator, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Educator will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Educator.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

Physical Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Educator, 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. Employee should be able to lift, carry and load education materials of up to 50 lbs. into vehicle.

Work schedule:  

  • 3-4 days a week, 24-28 hours per week on average. Seasonally, scheduled hours vary from 10-40 hours/week.
    Must be available to be scheduled Monday through Friday with occasional weekend and evening hours required. 

No Phone Calls or Drop In’s.  Position is open until filled.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/709438-20970.html

Arborist Technician

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

Denver Zoo’s Horticulture Department has an opportunity for a full time Arborist Technician to care for Denver Zoo’s tree collection; duties include general maintenance, inspecting, spraying and removing trees.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with all tree pruning, spraying, injecting, felling, and stump grinding of trees on Zoo campus.
  • Assists with the execution of the department’s Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Participates in snow removal operations and is available to work certain weekends and holidays as an on-call status for snow removal.
  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, and health regulations, procedures, and goals.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Arborist and Safety Manager with Lift and Fall Protection training.
  • Participates in the zoo’s browse program.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape design, forestry, environmental science, or related fields.
  • 1 year professional experience in related field.
  • A Minimum of 2 years work experience in horticulture will be considered in lieu of not possessing a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Maintain a Colorado Department of Agriculture Certified Operator License.  If not yet certified, obtain within 6 months of start date. 
  • Experience and high level of comfort with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral communication skills; ability to produce and maintain digital records, plans and simple landscape drawings.  Ability to read, interpret, and apply organizational policy and procedures and other written guidelines to work functions, and to work independently.
  • Safe Heavy Equipment Operation basics needed.
  • Clear driving record.

Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 60 lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus.   Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Irrigation Technician

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

Denver Zoo’s Horticulture Department has an opportunity for a full time Irrigation Technician to provide routine maintenance, care, and modifications to Denver Zoo’s irrigation systems that vary in age and specifications.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates with Irrigation Coordinator the annual irrigation program for turf, ornamentals, and animal exhibit areas.
  • Installs, repairs, and replaces irrigation components and systems utilizing hand tools, trenchers, and machinery as necessary.
  • Trains permanent and seasonal employees to assist in all irrigation related operations, including but not limited to maintenance, repair, installation, and trouble shooting.
  • Utilizes irrigation master control system.
  • Assists in testing all backflow preventer assemblies.
  • Participates in snow removal operations and is available to work certain weekends and holidays as an on-call status for snow removal.
  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, and health regulations, procedures, and goals.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year operation and maintaining irrigation systems.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD drafting software a plus.
  • Working knowledge of two-wire decoder irrigation systems.
  • Skilled in the safe operation of equipment such as air compressors, trenchers, bobcats, loaders, and backhoe.
  • Ability to identify problems and provide adequate information, including alternative solutions regarding problematic situations.
  • Clear driving record.

Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 60 lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus.   Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Guest Engagement Programs Manager

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

Denver Zoo’s Guest Engagement Department has an opportunity for a full time Guest Engagement Programs Manager to cultivate moments of awe and deepen the connection our guests have with Denver Zoo by managing and implementing a broad range of Guest Engagement programming that serves general public zoo visitors, including onsite volunteer or staff-led interpretation activities, stations, kits, and trainings.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversight of Guest Engagement Programs
    • Develops, implements and evaluates educational guest programming, relevant materials, and trainings that are implemented by part time and seasonal staff as well as Guest Experience volunteers. Programs include Explore the Shore, Be a Zookeeper Zone, Up-Close Animal Encounters, Giraffe Encounters, Awareness Day celebrations, animal demonstration script development, and seasonal volunteer customer service and interpretation programs.  Also develops and manages staff and volunteer delivered programs for special, temporary exhibits and zoo initiatives.
    • Ensures programs are aligned with zoo and departmental missions, values and processes, strategic plan and/or strategic priorities.
    • Ensures corporate sponsored program areas are meeting all agreement objectives.
    • Uses backwards design curriculum strategies to ensure programs are aligned with zoo and departmental mission, values and vision.
    • Evaluates, in collaboration with Audience Research and Evaluation team, programs to assess outcome achievement, program impact and regularly refers to evaluations for relevant and timely program adjustments
    • Collaborates and supports Events Team staff to help select and staff/schedule volunteers for guest engagement activities that support the goals of each event and Free Days.
  • Budget Management, Reporting and Departmental Communications
    • Works with VP, Guest Engagement Director and Program Managers to propose annual budget, including both expenses and revenue. Oversees budget, revenue, and expenditures for a wide array of revenue-generating programs; efficiently utilizes resources and looks for opportunities to improve processes
    • Works with Marketing Department to develop creative promotion of programs;
    • Manages regular report processes, including compilation of and reporting of information to various audiences. Effectively utilizes monetary resources to execute guest programming.
    • Writes grant proposals and reports
  • Staff and Volunteer Oversight & Growth
    • Manages, develops and leads a small team of full and regular part time staff.
    • Hires and manages, in collaboration with the Guest Engagement Staff Programs Coordinator, regular and variable part time staff.
    • Oversees the onboarding and ongoing professional needs of this core group of staff in collaboration with the Guest Engagement Staff Programs Coordinator.
    • Recruits, trains and coaches Guest Experience volunteers in collaboration with the Guest Engagement Volunteer Programs Coordinator.
  • Departmental Leadership
    • Collaborates as a member of the Learning Experiences & Guest Engagement Department leadership team to contribute to the development of strategic plans and represent the department throughout the zoo.
    • Serves as a role model to coordinators, specialists, educators, and volunteers.
    • Supports departmental and zoo-wide professional development opportunities. Contributes to ROADMAP trainings and mentoring.
    • Collaborates with corporate partner organizations as appropriate.
  • Communication
    • Works proactively to problem-solve with the Directors, the Vice President for Learning Experiences, cross-departmental zoo staff and committees, staff and teams, and volunteers through emails, meetings, and phone calls.
    • Adhere to and promote Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
    • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, and health regulations, procedures, and goals.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participates in and provides support for Departmental activities including: special events, Free Days, professional development opportunities, volunteer hiring and training, and departmental strategic planning.
  • Serves on committees and projects as requested such as the Work Place Conservation Committee and Safety Committee.
  • Represents Denver Zoo to the community in a professional and positive manner.
  • Complies with all zoo policies.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for Denver Zoo’s Mission.
  • BA/BS in Education, Biology, Environmental/Natural Sciences, or related discipline.  An advanced degree is preferable.
  • 3 years to five years’ experience teaching and interpreting in an informal science setting, especially for adult audiences.  Dynamic, enthusiastic presentation skills.
  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience and proven leadership in a guest engagement/public programming environment.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills in environmental and/or biological interpretation.  Previous experience and training in Denver Zoo’s ROADMAP program preferred.
  • Training program/curriculum development and implementation experience. Experience with backwards design program development methods strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed individual with the ability to provide leadership in a fast-paced environment while working on multiple projects both independently and on a team.
  • Program coordination and supervisory experience.  Strong planning skills necessary.
  • Experience working with, training and coaching volunteers and/or staff.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Competency in computer skills:  word processor, spreadsheets, databases, internet use and networks.  Video production skills a plus.
  • Available to work weekends and weeknights as necessary.  Flexibility a must.

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Application Software Analyst

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

Denver Zoo’s Information Technology Department has an opportunity for a full time Application Support Analyst to deliver, support and provide end-user training for Denver Zoo’s enterprise applications to ensure these applications are used efficiently and effectively to fulfill business objectives. This includes troubleshooting applications, researching, testing and installing upgrades and working with software vendors to define functional requirements for future enhancements or customizations.  The Application Support Analyst is also responsible for defining standard operating procedures and creating supporting documentation to safeguard the integrity and reliability of the application. 

Essential Functions:

  • Strategy & Planning:
    • Create and deploy support channels for end users on the use and functionality of enterprise applications.
    • Analyze results, make recommendations to support process improvement, and implement changes.
    • Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent repeated future problems.
  • Acquisition & Deployment:
  • Conduct research into software application products and services in support of development and purchasing efforts.
  • Provide support for the testing of new and existing software applications that are due for upgrades, under development or consideration for purchase.
  • Adhere to and promote Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, and health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Operational Management:
    • Field incoming problem tickets from end users to resolve application and software issues within servers, databases, and other mission-critical systems.
    • Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue.
    • Prioritize, schedule, and administer all instances where enhancements and defect resolution are required.
    • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.
    • Record, track, and document the problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution.
    • Communicate application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, development teams, end users, and unit leaders.
    • Test fixes and perform post-resolution follow-ups to ensure problems have been adequately resolved.
    • Manage and maintain all upgrades and enhancements of new and existing enterprise applications across the organization.
    • Identify and learn appropriate software applications used and supported by the organization.
    • Coordinate with department heads to assess departmental application training needs and objectives.
    • Participate in the design, development, and delivery of software applications training programs and individual classes.
    • Post software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on company intranet to assist in problem resolution.
    • Perform preventative maintenance, including the installation of service packs, patches, hot fixes, anti-virus software, and so on.
    • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
    • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in the field of computer science, information systems or related field.
  • 2 years equivalent work experience.
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of and experience with enterprise and desktop applications, including Point of Sale Applications, Office 365, SharePoint Online.
  • Strong understand of Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Ability to extract information from various SQL databases for additional analysis. 
  • Proven experience with troubleshooting principles, methodologies, and issue resolution techniques.
  • Able to develop and interpret technical documentation for training and end user procedures.
  • Knowledge of trends in technology relating to software applications.
  • Experience with building and maintaining databases for query and problem tracking.
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to conduct research into software development and delivery concepts, as well as technical application issues.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentational skills.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Rides & Attractions Lead Technician

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

Denver Zoo’s Attractions Department has an opportunity for a full time Rides & Attractions Lead Technician to conduct routine and preventative maintenance on the zoo’s attractions, including but not limited to the carousel and train, while ensuring a safe and fun environment for guests and staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains ongoing operation of zoo attractions, including but not limited to carousel and train. Responsibilities to the train and carousel (including track, signals and train depot) include:
    • Strictly adhering to a checklist of daily, weekly, monthly and annual scheduled maintenance, maintaining detailed records of maintenance and repairs.
    • Conducting regular track and structural inspection for a variety of rides.
    • Keeping the attractions areas free of debris.
    • Identifying problems and necessary repairs for mechanical, electrical and pneumatic equipment, including but not limited to crossing arms at Denver Zoo Railroad.
    • Provides updates and regular reports of safety concerns, maintenance issues, completed repairs, as well as, resources needed to Attractions Manager.
    • Coordinates with Guest Operations-Attractions team for access, inventory, planned maintenance & shutdowns for attractions.
    • Coordinates jobs, timelines, supplies, etc. for various tasks for the Rides and Attractions team member.
    • Supports guest experience items and locations throughout the zoo (including but not limited to barriers, benches, minor trip hazards, and signage).
    • Consistently provides exceptional customer service, which includes maintaining a positive and helpful attitude.  This applies to all interpersonal encounters, including but not limited to Maintenance staff, other Zoo departments, guests, volunteers, contractors/vendors & outside relations.
    • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
    • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
      • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety and Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, and health regulations, procedures, and goals.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Snow removal from various guest locations on campus (including but not limited to roofs at main entrance, Carousel, Train, Giraffe Encounter).
  • Performs various duties as assigned.
  • Coordinates and manages outside vendors and construction contractors on campus.
  • Conducts regular water testing and maintenance for the Zoo’s Explore the Shore interactive water feature.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 3+ year’s rides and attractions maintenance or diesel/gas engine repairs experience.
  • Mechanical and problem solving skills related to bearing replacement and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Ability to operate large and small equipment such as backhoes, Bobcats, and forklifts (with training).
  • Ability to read and work from manuals, written and verbal instructions.
  • Must possess good interpersonal communications skills.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work in a team, get along with staff and guests.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Clear driving record.

 Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 60 lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus.   Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

Completed applications must be submitted by January 23, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Executive Director & Chief Curator

Posted:  January 10, 2018 – February 28, 2018.  (Open until filled.)

Position Description:
The Denver Firefighters Museum seeks an Executive Director and Chief Curator.  The person selected for this position is charged with conducting the daily affairs of the Museum, interpreting and applying the policies adopted by the Board of Directors and controlling the operation and activities of the staff and volunteers. 

The Executive Director manages the Museum including: finances, grant writing, strategic planning, budgeting, overseeing and implementing the long range plan, events/fundraising/programming, collections care and exhibitions. 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience as an Executive Director directly responsible for developing special events, fundraisers and programming, as well as a successful grant writing history and a historic preservation background. 

This position additionally serves as the Curator for the Museum collection.  These duties require an extensive knowledge in collections care, storage and display techniques, and Past Perfect database experience.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Preferred) in Museum Studies, History, or equivalent field and five years of full-time experience in a management position in a museum or historic site setting.

Compensation:
This is a salaried position. Starting yearly salary range is $45,000 - $48,000, commensurate with experience. This position receives paid sick time and vacation leave.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to info@denverfirefightersmuseum.org by February 28, 2018.  No phone calls please.

About the Denver Firefighters Museum:
The DFM is housed in historic Old Station No. 1, which was an active fire station from 1909 to 1975. It interprets the history of both the 151-year-old Denver fire Department and firefighting profession. In addition, the DFM works to educate the members of the community about fire and life safety.  This is accomplished through educational programming, interpretive exhibits, and scholarly research.

Environmental Educator (Educator I)

FLSA Status: Full Time Employee / Exempt / Salaried
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Direct Reports: None
Location: Brighton, CO
Salary: $26,000-$28,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Eligible – paid time off, Simple IRA w/match, medical, dental & vision insurance

Purpose: The Environmental Educator will be responsible for delivering high quality, experiential environmental education programs and lessons to audiences of all ages and assist with organizational details and logistics involved in delivering these programs.

About the Organization:

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (BCR) is a 501-c(3) non-profit headquartered at the Environmental Learning Center at Barr Lake State Park with a satellite office in Fort Collins and fieldwork outposts in the Great Plains Region. BCR conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of Science, Education and Stewardship. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. We are innovative leaders in bird monitoring, research and stewardship. We support a dedicated team of scientists, educators and biologists. We have an annual budget of nearly $5 million, which is primarily from federal/state grants and agreements. The organization will be celebrating 30 years of conservation and education efforts in 2018.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation and delivery of community and school environmental education programs that align with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Assist with curriculum design, program promotion, pre-program communication, development of props and materials, and program evaluation.
  • Assist with other program areas as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of environmental education standards and philosophy.
  • Specific knowledge and experience regarding bird identification, bird banding, ornithology, and natural history of the Front Range desired.
  • Attention to detail, excellent time-management and organizational skills, sound judgment under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and conciseness to individuals and groups; convey respect, assistance, and resourcefulness, in a friendly manner.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, life sciences, environmental interpretation, or education, with one year of working experience in a related field required.
  • Experience leading informal environmental education/interpretation programs to diverse audiences, including children.
  • Experience working with volunteers.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume with references to applicants@birdconservancy.org  with the subject line Environmental Educator by January 21, 2018.

Programs Coordinator

FLSA Status: Full Time Employee / Exempt / Salaried
Reports to: Education Director
Direct Reports: Educator, Interns, Volunteers, Seasonals
Location: Brighton, CO
Salary: $31,000-$33,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Eligible – paid time off, Simple IRA w/match, medical, dental & vision insurance

Purpose: The Programs Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating and ensuring effective delivery of all school and community programs.

About the Organization:

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (BCR) is a 501-c(3) non-profit headquartered at the Environmental Learning Center at Barr Lake State Park with a satellite office in Fort Collins and fieldwork outposts in the Great Plains Region. BCR conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of Science, Education and Stewardship. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. We are innovative leaders in bird monitoring, research and stewardship. We support a dedicated team of scientists, educators and biologists. We have an annual budget of nearly $5 million, which is primarily from federal/state grants and agreements. The organization will be celebrating 30 years of conservation and education efforts in 2018.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead development, scheduling, coordination and evaluation of all community and school environmental education programs, including Urban and Neighborhood Nestwatch.
  • Coordinate instructors and volunteers teaching these programs to ensure effective delivery.
  • Assist in managing the Education Volunteer Program by interviewing, selecting, training and supervising education volunteers.
  • Serve as the primary liaison for the Barr Lake Banding Station with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of environmental education standards and philosophy.
  • General knowledge of biology and ecology, specifically to ecosystems found in Colorado.
  • Specific knowledge and experience regarding bird identification, bird banding, ornithology, and natural history of the Front Range desired.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical and time-management skills with proven ability to handle multiple tasks and roles efficiently, with the ability to work independently as well as to function effectively in a team environment; must be detail oriented.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, life sciences, environmental interpretation, or education, with two years of working experience in a related field required.
  • Experience developing, marketing, administering, leading, and evaluating environmental education/interpretation programs.
  • Experience coordinating and supervising a diverse educator pool.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume with references to applicants@birdconservancy.org with the subject line Programs Coordinator by January 21, 2018.

Membership Manager

Job Summary: Manage, coordinate and implement all stages of membership program including but not limited to, acquisition, solicitation, benefit fulfillment, benefit events and associated activities. Maintains membership database and produces membership reports and projects. Manage data entry and list management production activities.

Career Type: Full-time

Location: Denver Botanic GardensYork Street

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Plus a minimum two years’ experience management of a membership program, high capacity attendance event planning, Raisers Edge, and Microsoft Office Suite; plus a minimum one year general management and supervisory experience.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops and implements membership acquisition and renewal strategies including but not limited to solicitation schedules and renewal processes.
  • Prepares, manages and maintains project specific revenue and expense budgets and necessary reports.
  • Manages and designs membership materials including acquisition packages, renewal solicitation packages, benefit materials and appropriate signage.
  • Develops and implements membership upgrade strategies
  • Creates and manages membership communication and messaging for benefit vehicles including but not limited to, Botanic Buzz, newsletter, and renewals.
  • Plans and coordinates Membership benefit activities.
  • Manages and oversees the Membership Coordinators and the Membership seasonal staff and associated activities.
  • Creates and maintains Membership procedures.
  • Updates all current membership information the web page, newsletters, general letters, membership cards, membership brochures, benefit vehicles and signage.

Other Job Duties:

  • Collaborates with Special Events to ensure membership benefit delivery at all appropriate events.
  • Coordinates with Development to update/maintain/clean up the Raiser's Edge database.
  • Answers membership hotline/email proxy during business hours and respond within established time frames of inquiry during regular business hours as well as update voicemail
  • Maintains the standards of professionalism, including maintaining a positive, solution oriented team demeanor-set by Gardens’ Director and Board of Trustees.
  • Supports all Membership department activities during high volume periods.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

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 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.

Consulting Analyst

Organization: TRG Arts
Job Location: Colorado Springs,  CO or Remote
Posting Date: January 10, 2018
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

Description:

The Consulting Analyst is an active member of the Client Service team that delivers TRG’s data-driven, best practice counsel aimed at achieving revenue and patronage results for each client. Specifically, the Consulting Analyst:

  • Serves as lead analyst on designated consulting projects and deliverables including critical client start-up and loyalty analyses.
  • Provides lead counsel on behalf of TRG to a designated portfolio of client projects including direct response campaign planning and scaling/pricing project assignments.
  • Delivers essential project management and collaborative initiative with TRG’s Senior Consultants on behalf of clients and projects. 

To view the full job description visit: http://www.trgarts.com/Whoweare/Careers.aspx#consultinganalyst

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter via email specifying how you meet the required qualifications to:

TRG Arts Recruiting:

careers@trgarts.com

90 South Cascade Ave.
Suite 510
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Project Coordinator, Client Service

Organization: TRG Arts
Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posting Date: January 10, 2018
Application Deadline: February16, 2018

Description:

TRG’s team of Project Coordinators are highly accountable, proactive and essential members of the TRG Client Service (existing business) and Client Development (new business) teams whose number one priority is to optimize efficiency and accuracy for the company’s client-facing business. Reporting to TRG’s Director of Client Services, the Project Coordinator for Client Service manages key and critical timelines, internal and external communication related to those projects, and analysis for the TRG Client Service team. Trafficking multiple projects effectively and without fail is the imperative of this position. The Project Coordinator for Client Service also coordinates work and projects that require collaboration between TRG’s consulting team and their colleagues in production and analytic roles.

To view the full job description visit: http://www.trgarts.com/Whoweare/Careers.aspx#projectcoord

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter via email specifying how you meet the required qualifications to:

TRG Arts Recruiting:

careers@trgarts.com

90 South Cascade Ave.
Suite 510
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Business Manager

Evergreen Children’s Chorale (ECC) is seeking a professional and enthusiastic individual to manage its operations as its Business Manager. For 26 years, ECC has provided high quality chorale and musical theatre instruction and performance opportunities to students in 2nd through 8th grades. The Business Manager will work closely with our dedicated and talented artistic staff and a cadre of volunteers.

  1. The Business Manager (Manager) reports to the Board of Directors and will have overall responsibility for the delivery of ECC’s mission.  Primary responsibilities include financial sustainability, fundraising, marketing, recruitment and retention of membership, delivery of high-quality programming, oversight of ECC’s staff and contractors, and delivering on ECC’s mission. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Work with Board and Artistic staff to discuss and develop annual and long-term strategic goals and programs. Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems. Refine and recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.  
  2. Design and implement a communications plan that covers all aspects of organizational communications – including web presence, internal communications, external relations – with the goal of creating a stronger brand.  
    1. Manage and respond to incoming and outgoing voicemail, email, and correspondence sent to ECC’s post office box.
    2. Plan and execute bi-annual parent meetings, including preparing and distributing forms, handbooks, membership rosters, and committee lists.  Regularly communicate news, happenings, and policies with member families to ensure transparency and open communication.
    3. Update general rehearsal and performance calendar in collaboration with the artistic staff and distribute as necessary.
  3. Design and implement a comprehensive organizational marketing plan, including special events, auditions, and productions. Attend community events and take advantage of other opportunities to build connections within the arts community.
  4. Design and implement a recruitment/retention program to maximize membership retention and ensure new member recruitment.
  5. Work closely with the Board Treasurer to create an annual budget and long-term financial plan that ensures the overall fiscal health and sustainability of the organization. Pay bills, compensate staff, complete deposits, collect membership dues, maintain financial records in Quickbooks, and complete annual tax returns and other tax filings.  Present annual budget to Board of Directors for approval.  Approve expenditures within the parameters of the Board-approved budget and present any significant variances to the Board of Directors.Maintain all financial and organizational files.  Annually compile bookkeeping receipts, reports, and bank statements for proper storage.
    1. Implement data tracking systems to collect valuable information for use in writing grants, informing the public, and communicating successes.
    2. Organize and implement on-line ticketing service. Manage overall Box Office operations including tickets, money collection, and checks-and-balance processes.
    3. Ensure and execute appropriate contracts including insurance, venue rental, storage facility, and licensing and royalty agreements.
  6. Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors and serve as ex-officio of each committee. Collaborate with and advise the Board of Directors, as well as implement Board decisions, including to establish and update policies and procedures as necessary to further strengthen the integrity of the organization.
  7. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, plan and implement innovative ways to increase fundraising efforts.  Meet with potential donors as necessary and develop positive relationships with local businesses and other non-profits.  Manage the donor database, organize annual appeal campaign, and send thank you correspondence.  File necessary reports and organizational updates such as those required by the Charitable Solicitations Act and Community First Foundation.
  8. Research potential grant funding; prepare and submit foundation and corporate grant requests, including any necessary follow-up hearings, correspondences and final reports.
  9. Hire, train and manage contractors, as appropriate, and in collaboration with the Artistic Director. Generate contracts and provide supporting materials including schedules, employment agreements, background checks, organizational policies, and job descriptions.
  10. Manage and maintain organized storage facility and contents. Schedule annual cleaning of storage unit and proper costume/music return.
  11. Seek outside performance opportunities and domestic and international travel opportunities for the organization.  Work with the artistic staff to coordinate all aspects of the group’s attendance and participation.
  12. Actively engage and energize ECC’s parent volunteers, board members, and special event committees to effectively delegate and ensure that all the logistical aspects of the organization’s performances are completed.
  13. Plan and organize regular meetings with all staff.
  14. Plan and execute special recognitions and acknowledgements as appropriate.
  15. Implement and uphold a code of respect and discipline and create a positive working atmosphere with all members, parents, and other staff/contractors.

Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of relevant experience. Experience in managing a non-profit is preferred.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is part-time with flexible hours to be negotiated. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to info@evergreenchildrenschorale.com

ECC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, or marital, parental, or military status.

Concierge

Would you like to be the first to hear about amazing discoveries? Would you like to be surrounded by rare gemstones, ancient artifacts, and dinosaurs? Do you have a passion for helping people? Then this position may be the one for you!!

This position is in the Guest Services department that serves as the front face of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, This department consists of 40 teammates that helps the Museum be one of the leading cultural icons of Denver. 

Job Description:

The Concierge position sets the tone for excellent Museum experiences through ticket sales, reservations and personalized service, both in-person and on the phone. Concierge may be assigned to either a front-of-house or back-of-house roles where expertise and staffing needs are required. Duties include customer service and hospitality at ticketing or on phones, process reservation requests, and data entry.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 years’ experience in a fast paced service environment required.
  • Ability to work weekends and evening shifts as scheduled required.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.​

Ideal candidate will have: 

To be successful, you’ll need to be resilient, flexible, have a knack for proactive problem-solving, be creative, and have empathy without “catching” a guest’s potential negativity. Strong work habits of attention to detail and having awareness of the larger picture and intent while following processes are essential.

Core values:

  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by January 24, 2018. 

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

Dishwasher

Do you enjoy the sounds of a busy kitchen?  Do you enjoy being part of a cool team? Then consider joining forces with our Food Service department!

Every single day thousands of curious guests take a break from an action packed day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and enjoy various treats from our café! If you want to help make our guests experience memorable, then this position may be for you!

Job Description:

We are looking for an accountable dishwasher to join our team! This position is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the Museum’s kitchen wares, floors, and dining surfaces. The dishwasher will also assist the Stewarding Department with the set-up and breakdown of catered events. This position provides an amazing guest experience through excellent customer service. The dishwasher ensures proper operation of the dishwashing machine, thoroughly removes trash and debris from dining areas, and organizes and stocks various condiment stations.

Both ¾ and Part-time positions are available.

Requirements:​

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Basic proficiency with 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.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by January 23, 2018

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.

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job Description:

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

Essential duties:

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

Requirements: ​

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

Ideal candidate will have:

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

Working Conditions:

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

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by January 23, 2018.

Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

Museum Educator for Art Stop of the Go 

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

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

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

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

Duties include but are not limited to:

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

Character/Qualities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

About BMoCA:

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

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

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

Guest Services Associate

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

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

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours; weekends and evenings as necessary
Rate: $11/hour
Open: January 3, 2018
Close: Open until filled

 Responsibilities and Essential Functions

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

 Job Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education and Cultural Enrichment Manager

This position has been re-posted to accept additional applications.  All applications must be received online by Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Now recruiting for the exciting opportunity of Education and Cultural Enrichment Manager.  This position is full time (exempt) and works a variety of hours.  Evening and weekend hours are required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marketing and Promotions Supervisor

Salary: $31.04 - $35.58 Hourly
$5,380.25 - $6,166.67 Monthly
$64,563.00 - $74,000.00 Annually

Opening Date: 01/02/18

Closing Date: 01/16/18 11:59pm

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

About Community Resources
Community Resources is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood.  We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability.

Job Summary
Develops and implements marketing and public relations strategies that drive attendance, participation and awareness of the numerous programs, services and facilities offered by Lakewood's Community Resources Department. Focuses heavily on arts and cultural programs and facilities, and also works in the areas of parks, recreation, wellness, early childhood education, naturalist education and environmental initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Builds strategies to promote programs, services and facilities.
  • Produces exceptional and scalable content for web, social media and print.
  • Writes and distributes press releases and develops relationships with members of the media.
  • Develops and oversees an internship program geared toward content generation and brand ambassadorship
  • Provides general direction to the City's creative services team with regards to marketing initiatives.
  • Manages advertising budgets. Requests funding, tracks spends and evaluates results.
  • Project manages new initiatives.  Establishes long and short-term goals for projects (i.e. leash compliance in parks, recycling, summer camp promotion etc).
  • Guides the development of culturally relevant and sensitive materials, encouraging the participation of a diverse audience.
  • Supports the creative services team by ensuring the creative services governance process is utilized to manage workflow and ensure success.
  • Consults with internal clients on their promotions needs. Seeks to understand goals and recommends a course of action.
  • Pays attention to trends and market research. As the expert in this area, explains trends and research to internal clients. Oversees the development of Community Resources web content, including user experience, page architecture, copy, site design and features.
  • Oversees SEO and analytics for Community Resources web content including microsites, ShoWare, TRG and WebTrac.
  • Develops and actively participates in the Community Resources Department's social media plan. Works with staff to maintain relevant and dynamic social media programs. Applies emerging strategies to grow social media following. Consults with other City departments regarding social media. Produces, implements and monitors social media paid advertising.
  • Oversees the Community Resources Department's email campaign, to include best practices research, welcoming new subscribers, A/B testing, retargeting and list growth.  Finds creative ways, such as onboarding interns and variable staff as approved, to generate content for publications, email outreach and social media.
  • Creates, writes, edits and proofs copy for City publications.
  • Prepares and/or coordinates the development of press releases within established formats and as assigned. Maintains relationships with members of the media.
  • Coordinates with City Manager's Office with regard to communication and resource development efforts.
  • Establishes and follows approval processes.
  • Maintains an active role in the marketing and special events network.
  • Represent the Community Resources department at public meetings and other special events, as needed.
  • Maintains workflow and scheduling systems and spreadsheets.
  • Responsible for the direct oversight of ad design, review and placement.
  • Plans and facilitates marketing meetings as necessary.
  • Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner and act diplomatically.
  • Requires regular and prompt attendance.
For a full job description and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakewoodco?

Professional Services Sale Rep - Independent Sales Contractor Position

Reports to:     Chief Operating Officer

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

Background:   Butterfly Pavilion has the opportunity to provide additional support to our surrounding communities by sharing our expertise through professional services.  The Science and Conservation branch of Butterfly Pavilion has expertise in the areas of Lepidoptera, Entomology, Beekeeping, Aquatics, Horticulture, Garden Design and Habitat Restoration.  Butterfly Pavilion is introducing Professional Services to the Denver Metro Area. 

The Professional Services Sales role will sell & delivery the following offerings:     

  • Beekeeping Consultation and Beehive Installations,
  • Beehive Share Sales,
  • Speaker’s Bureau,
  • Garden Consultation and Design, and
  • Pollinator District Consultation and Design Services. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Sales:

  • Identify objectives, strategies, and action plans to drive short-and long-term revenue
  • Develop a list of prospective local clients through sales calls, referrals, and/or inquiries
  • Sustain relationships for repeat business while prospecting for new clients
  • Assist with promotion and marketing of Butterfly Pavilion's Professional Services
  • Create a lead-generation program and sales process for Professional Services
  • Create and implement sales strategies in order to meet or exceed monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals, targets and initiatives
  • Maintain a complete database of potential  sales clients
  • Identify and qualify potential prospects through a variety of avenues
  • Maximize outcome of all sales initiatives by following up on leads, following up with clients and identifying additional business opportunities
  • Work closely with all departments but especially with the Science & Conservation branch
  • Ensure interlock with the VP of Science & Conservation regarding content of each offering

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • The Sales Manager will be responsible for client satisfaction and implementation of contracts to ensure repeat business.
  • Complete interlock with the Science & Conservation team regarding commitment of time, supplies, schedules, etc. for each contract.
  • Follow-through on each contract to completion while handling new sales & prospects.
  • This position will also be a managerial liaison for other staff members and visitors when necessary

Qualifications / Expectations:

  • 4-5 years’ experience as a Sales Manager
  • Strong background in sales to meet and/or exceed revenue goals
  • Experience in environmental services is preferred
  • Knowledge of social and business etiquette
  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • High-energy, outgoing personality with understanding of customer service
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Project Management Experience including managing other team members
    • Develop SMART Plans & Development Goals yearly
    • Must have experience in "cold call" solicitation and building sales strategies
    • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, as well as ability to learn our POS/database system

Competencies:

  • Project/Time management
  • Detail oriented
  • Builds relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Ethical conduct
  •  Negotiation Skills
  • Results/Goal Oriented

No phone calls or drop ins.  Please submit a resume AND cover letter.  Applications that do not have a cover letter will not be considered. 

Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/698537-20970.html

Application Systems and Business Analyst

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer

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

Summary:

The Application and Business Analyst’s role is to create the overall technology strategy, lead the execution & implementation, as well as support / provide end-user training for Butterfly Pavilion’s enterprise applications to ensure these applications are used efficiently and effectively to fulfill business objectives. This includes troubleshooting applications, researching, testing and installing upgrades and working with software vendors to define functional requirements for future enhancements or customizations.  The Application and Business Analyst is also responsible for defining standard operating procedures and creating supporting documentation to safeguard the integrity and reliability of the application. 

Essential Functions:

Strategy & Planning

  • Develop and implement a plan to move us from public/private drives to a SharePoint intranet.
  • Finalize plans around each of our systems including point of sale, finance, time keeping, etc.
  • Create and deploy support channels for end users on the use and functionality of enterprise applications.
  • Analyze results, make recommendations to support process improvement, and implement changes.
  • Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent repeated future problems.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Conduct research into software application products and services in support of development and purchasing efforts.
  • Provide support for the testing of new and existing software applications that are due for upgrades, under development or consideration for purchase.

Operational Management

  • Field incoming problem calls/emails from end users to resolve application and software issues within servers, databases, and other mission-critical systems.
  • Document and trend all issues in order to see patterns to prevent future problems.
  • Prioritize, schedule, and administer all instances where enhancements and defect resolution are required.
  • Perform hands-on fixes to configuring systems and applications.
  • Record, track, and document the problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution.
  • Communicate application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, development teams, end users, and unit leaders.
  • Test fixes and perform post-resolution follow-ups to ensure problems have been adequately resolved.
  • Manage and maintain all upgrades and enhancements of new and existing enterprise applications across the organization.
  • Identify and learn appropriate software applications used and supported by the organization.
  • Coordinate with department heads to assess departmental application training needs and objectives.
  • Participate in the design, development, and delivery of software applications training programs and individual classes.
  • Post software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on company intranet to assist in problem resolution.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all applications and databases.
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.

Qualifications:

Formal Education & Certification

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information systems, and 2 years equivalent work experience in an environment where there is integration between the applications, database, intranet, mobile, a hosted website and on-line store.

Knowledge & Experience

  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of and experience with enterprise and desktop applications, including Point of Sale Applications, Office 365, SharePoint Online.
  • Strong understand of Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Ability to extract information from various SQL databases for additional analysis. 
  • Substantial experience using APIs (Application Programmer Interfaces)
  • Proven experience with troubleshooting principles, methodologies, and issue resolution techniques.
  • Able to develop and interpret technical documentation for training and end user procedures.
  • Knowledge of trends in technology relating to software applications.
  • Experience with building and maintaining databases for query and problem tracking.
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Passionate about translating business process objectives in to integrated technical solutions.
  • Understanding of Non-Profit approaches and guest experience journey maps.

Competencies:

  1. Analytical thinking
  2. Detail oriented
  3. Innovation/Creative thinking
  4. Technologically savvy
  5. Strategic thinking
  6. Project/Time management
  7. Ethical conduct
  8. Decision making

Personal Attributes

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to conduct research into software development and delivery concepts, as well as technical application issues.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentational skills.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

No phone calls or drop ins.  Please submit a resume AND cover letter.  Applications that do not have a cover letter will not be considered. 

Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/698513-20970.html

Botany Seasonal - 3 positions

Job Summary: This position assists with field work including making plant collections for floristic inventories, ecological sampling and monitoring of plant communities, field specimen processing, herbarium specimen processing, and data entry.

Career Type: Full-time

Location: Denver Botanic GardensYork Street

Duration: 12-20 weeks, April- August, dates flexible

Compensation: $13.50 per hour

Qualifications: Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school (BA preferred); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in botany, biology, environmental sciences or related areas. Undergraduate class work in botany and/or experience with ecological field methods (floristic surveys, ecological sampling, vegetation monitoring) and a basic knowledge of plant biology preferred. A basic knowledge of plant identification is required. Professional experience in field techniques and taxonomic identification preferred. Must be able to hike off-trail while carrying moderately heavy equipment for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, and direct sunlight) at moderate to high altitudes in the presence of wild animals including insects (such as bees, wasps, and mosquitoes). Must be able to maintain attention to detail and a positive attitude under sometimes uncomfortable field conditions. Irregular hours including weekends and evenings may sometimes be a part of this position.

Send cover letter and 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.

Visitor Services Representative - 3 positions

Job Summary: Provides positive visitor experience through prompt, pleasant and courteous service. Processes transactions for items at Denver Botanic Gardens including, but not limited to, general admission, memberships, classes, events and tours. This position requires several forms of communication with the public, including but not limited to talking by phone, computer and in person interactions. The incumbent must have the ability to accurately enter data, count money and balance a cash drawer in a fast paced environment. Bilingual candidates, fluent in English and Spanish, are encouraged to apply.

Career Type: Part-time

Location: Denver Botanic GardensYork Street

Compensation: $15 per hour

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED required. Minimum one year’s experience working in admissions in a museum/cultural environment or similar type organization preferred. Must be detail oriented and flexible and possess excellent inbound and outbound customer service phone skills as well as written and spoken communication skills and strong analytical skills. Strong computer skills in Windows-based applications, retail POS software management and Raiser’s Edge and ATMS software preferred.

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 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.

Contract Grant Writer

The City of Lafayette seeks one or more part-time, contract Grant Writers to work in collaboration with Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department, Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee and under the supervision of the department Director.  The chosen candidate will research public and private arts and cultural grant opportunities, complete and submit grant applications, track and mange grant requirements, check progress and complete reports. As an independent contractor, the grant writer must work independently and supply his/her own personal computer, software programs, internet connection, and workspace. The contract position will pay $20 - $35 per hour depending on experience and proven track record.  To review the job description and information on how to apply please refer www.cityoflafayette.com/culturalresources/grantwriter

Visual Merchandiser

Title: Visual Merchandiser/ Sales Manager

Department: Gift Store

Reports to: Store Manager

FLSA Status: Part-time, Non-exempt

Position Summary: Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit invertebrate zoo, is seeking a Visual Merchandiser who will be responsible for providing the direction and leadership necessary to ensure the growth of the gift store by developing and implementing merchandising strategies that successfully support the organization's missions of conservation and education related to invertebrates and their role in the environment.

The Visual Merchandiser is responsible for overall look and feel of the store, including storefront windows, sales floor, and displays. He/She will help to create the Merchandise Standards and be a training resource to achieve consistent merchandising message throughout the store.

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

Position Description

The Part Time Visual Merchandiser will help us to showcase our merchandise in the most appealing way, allowing our guests to see, touch, and experience our products. Working with the Retail Director and Store Manager to oversee the placement of all products, layouts and displays. The Visual Merchandiser will also train teammates on the art of merchandising and provide input into the stores overall layout as well as train and coach team members on the current merchandise and sales tactics that will move the needle. The right candidate must have a keen interest in design and layout, must be a self-starter and enjoy working on the sales floor. Every day, you will work with the Inventory Control Specialist to ensure that new freight shipments are unpacked and either merchandised appropriately or planned. The Visual Merchandiser is responsible for organizing and displaying an ever-changing mix of merchandise. It’s up to the Visual Merchandiser to conceptualize, plan, design, and implement merchandising ideas in a timely manner. Monitor store and conduct store weekly walks with the Retail Director and Store Manager to communicate and ensure that priorities are aligned from all perspectives. Ensure all product placement and presentation priorities and tasks do not interfere with selling effort. Responsible for all promotional, product and ad signage for all selling departments. Establish and implement seasonal floor sets and execute timely switchover with Sales and Operations teams.  Partner with Retail Director and Store Manager on fixture procurement, in store props, graphics and other special projects to impact the business and visual presentation. Proper utilization of sign making program to ensure consistent messaging, increase sales, cut labor and materials costs, and reduce waste. Due to the nature of this position, you may be asked to work early in the morning or late in the evening, when the store is closed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Represent Butterfly Pavilion in a professional manner to clients and potential clients in order to demonstrate our cultural commitment to Guest Experience
  • Create strategic merchandising plans clearly identifying cost and keeping the Retail Director and Store Manager involved and informed
  • Maintains visual and display standards and ensures the sales floor is designed and stocked to Butterfly Pavilion standards; utilize necessary lighting and fixtures to achieve branding goals and maximize sales; evaluate shop layout and submit plans for major changes in relation to fixtures and lighting; ensure creative display changes utilize props and accessories.
  • In Conjunction with the Store Manager train store staff by reviewing and revising orientation to products and sales training materials, delivering training sessions, including developing and implementing new merchandising and product training.
  • Collaborates with management to provide associates training on product labels and designs, trend changes and potential sales opportunities
  • Leadership in providing exceptional customer service in the gift store.
  • 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.
  • Assists in the completion of daily Gift Shop operations and projects while keeping the focus on the customer experience
  • Initiates conversations and interacts with customers in an authentic and personalized way, being an asset to membership development
  • Shares advice, product knowledge and personal experiences to engage and connect with the customers
  • Suggests alternate products, complementary pieces, outfitting tips, or styling ideas based on the customer’s personal style and interests
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies:

  • Department Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Result and Goal Orientated
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Project/ Time Management

Additional Duties:

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

Qualifications / Experience

  • 3 years or more related experience in visual merchandising and sales work ; preferably within a boutique or nonprofit venue 
  • 3 years or more or sales experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have experience in building and developing team members and sales
  • Ability to lead in a professional work environment.
  • Desire to be in direct contact with people specifically children.
  • Well-developed problem resolution skills
  • Design or display experience
  • Current merchandising trends experience
  • Strong Project Management Skills

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

-While performing the responsibilities of the Visual Merchandiser, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Visual Merchandiser will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Assistant Retail Manager.

-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 Visual Merchandiser 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 push/pull/lift/carry up to 50lbs.
  • 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.

Work schedule:  

Must be able to work varied hours/days as business dictates. A range of hours in a typical work week / non-exempt of 15/25 hr. a week. This is a part-time position, and general hours of work and days will include weekends.

No phone calls/Drop Ins.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/692692-20970.html

Gift Shop Sales Associate

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

Essential Functions:
Customer Service: Sales Associates are responsible for delivering excellent customer service while meeting, greeting and serving customers that guarantees repeat visitors. Maintaining and achieving financial goals, incentives and expectations of the Butterfly Pavilion

  • Acknowledge and interact with customer within 30 seconds upon arrival.
  • Maintain a complete understanding and practice of all gift shop, and concession policies and procedures.
  • Be aware of customers and cash counters at all times, never leaving the sales floor unattended or under staffed.
  • Ensure customers wait no longer than 3 minutes when checking out. By asking for support when needed.
  • Be patient and courteous with all staff and guests. Deliver extraordinary customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Answer the phone with in three rings.

Sales: Provide customers sales services that meet their needs and ensures the financial success of the gift shop, and concessions departments.

  • Responsible for phone sales, service, and the shipping of products within shift.
  • Maintain understanding of all shop products and how they relate to the Butterfly Pavilion and special exhibits.
  • Meet and exceed monthly selling quotas and incentives as determined by shop manager and director. Be proactive in all sales by alerting visitors to sales, promotions and events.
  • Selling and maintaining knowledge of memberships and all associated promotions and events.

Merchandising: Perform daily tasks that enable the gift shop and concessions to appear aesthetically pleasing and to keep all fixtures organized and fully stocked with product. Fixtures and merchandise must be free of dust, blemishes, and fingerprints.

  • All merchandise must be maintained in good condition and of good quality.
  • Fill in the blank spots on shelves and walls with appropriate merchandise, while facing, pulling product forward and centered on the display. Product must be on the proper fixture and kept off the floor. Maintain visually appealing fixtures at all times and throughout the day.
  • Follow all merchandising policies and procedures.
  • Keep merchandise organized by category so it makes it easy to find by customers and staff. This applies to all storage areas as well.
  • Check in orders and tag product as directed following proper procedures.
  • Make sure that all products from storage areas are represented on the selling floor.
  • Follow weekly calendar and daily schedule of tasks.
  • Keep cash counters fully stocked with register tape, boxes, and bags.
  • Assist other department employees with internal transfers.
  • Transporting product to and from storage areas while maintaining organization of product in all storage areas.

Accounting: Work with the supervisor to maintain an accurate accounting process that enforces the gift shop and concessions financial procedures, policies and goals.

  • Maintain accurate cash, check and credit card transactions throughout the shift.
  • Maintain accurate marking out of product and transfers.
  • Follow all cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records and computer functions.

Qualifications / Experience: 

  • Experience in retail and/or food customer service requiring the use of a register and merchandising is preferred.  
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and be on your feet for long periods of time. 
  • Must be able to meet customer's needs with excellent customer care, merchandising, stocking, straightening, cleaning, inventory management, and cash handling.

Gift Shop Sales Associate

  1. Build relationships
  2. Teamwork and cooperation
  3. Detail-oriented
  4. Communication skills
  5. Department knowledge
  6. Interpersonal skills
  7. Initiative
  8. Technologically Savvy

This position will be regularly scheduled 10-25 hours per week, depending on business needs. Weekends and some evenings are required for this position. A background check will be required.

No phone calls or drop ins

Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/692716-20970.html

Nutritionist

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

Denver Zoo is seeking an animal Nutritionist to begin building a comprehensive nutrition program for our over 4,000 animal residents. This position will advance the mission of Denver Zoo by developing and managing the animal nutrition program to help ensure the highest level of animal care. Core responsibilities include the formulation and management of diets, nutritional records, diet changes, and diet review processes. As current immediate needs are met the selected person will then further the development of a comprehensive nutrition program that will eventually include research and development. The position will report to the Vice President for Veterinary Medicine and will provide oversight to the Nutrition Center.  The nutritionist will be a partner with the Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine teams in maintaining the health and well-being of Denver Zoo’s animal collection with a specific role in understanding the effect and impact of diet on these animals. These teams will work together to develop nutrition program priorities, expectations, and work plans.  Strong teamwork along with excellent communication and presentation skills, verbally and written, are essential.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in nutrition or a related field is required, with PhD preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working with nutritional issues with wildlife in managed care.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate among and integrate into multiple departments and working groups and work within a highly collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities.
  • Research experience with evidence of peer-reviewed publication.
  • Competency in computer skills, including word processor, spreadsheets, Internet and networks, as well as nutritional analysis software.
  • Clear driving record.

Compensation and Benefits: 

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

 Completed applications must be submitted by January 20, 2018

***APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER WITH RESUME

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Outreach Education Program Facilitator

Job Type:  Part-time
Salary:  $11.75-$15.00 hourly

Job Description

The City of Golden offers a unique small town atmosphere and a great work environment. Put your talents and skills to work in an organization whose basic tenet is "Make the City of Golden a Great Place to Live and A Great Place to Work"

We are looking for qualified applicants for our Outreach Education Program Facilitator position for the Golden History Museums.

This position, under the direction of the Interpretation Coordinator, performs, assists and leads a series of 90 minute programs for 3rd and 4th grade elementary students. Must be able to drive to assigned destination. 

The person hired for this position will be teaching classes on an as-needed basis Monday - Friday during school hours of 7:30am - 3:30pm. At least two days of availability is preferred.

All applicants are required to submit a completed online application with an attached professional cover letter and resume. In addition, all applicants are required to upload three professional references who have definite knowledge of your business & professional qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Click here to download a Reference Form, complete the form, save the form and upload to your application as an attachment. If you already have a completed list of at least three references you may upload that document in lieu of the Reference Form.

Essential Duties and Responsiblities

Instructs and leads the 90 minute "Building Colorado" program in elementary school classrooms.
 
Performs a variety of program duties including interpretation and instruction of lesson plans to elementary students with a class size of no more than 35 students per program. May instruct one or more programs during the day. 
 
Utilizes Prezi presentation and program materials to guide 10 groups of students through five rounds of activities related to important events in Colorado.
 
Facilitates groups to actively participate and make decisions surrounding instructional events. Openly discuss every changing outcomes based on decisions made.
 
Attends training to learn program content and facilitation requirements.  Adapts programming for each session depending on group dynamic while maintaining the integrity of program plan provided.
 
Communicates with teachers and staff to provide information about program activities.
 
Provides a safe, creative and fun environment for participants.
 
Regularly communicates with supervisor in order to provide quality programming.
 
Organizes materials, inventories supplies and recommends purchasing of supplies and equipment when needed to ensure preparedness for each session.
 
Use of personal vehicle to drive to and from each assigned program destination. Ability to pick up materials and return program materials to the GHM when they're done.
 
Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) required; college coursework or experience in classroom education, history, museum studies, or similar field preferred. Experience leading and managing elementary school age students in a classroom or large groups preferred. Must have a love of history and ability to share GHM program information in a professional and engaging manner. Basic knowledge of Colorado History preferred. Ability to adapt needs and decisions to diverse student groups. Familiarity with I-pad, Smart board and Prezi for teaching aids a plus. Must possess excellent organizational, instructional, and communication skills. 
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license with good driving record and proof of insurance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent customer service, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal communication skills. 
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
 
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to make independent decisions with minimal supervision. 
 
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to utilize I-pad and Smart board to facilitate programming. 
 
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
I-pad and Smart board; portable projector, laptop and projection screen. Personal vehicle for transportation to and from assigned program destinations. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
 
While performing the duties of the position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with their hands, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs. 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
 
Work is primarily performed in a classroom environment.

City of Golden is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Clay Technician

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

The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Clay Technician who provides exceptional customer service and creates an inviting space to play with clay while also managing and firing the Museum’s kilns.

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Schedule:  Part-time, 20 hours; this position requires weekend availability
Open:  December 9, 2017
Close:  Open until filled

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with Art Program Coordinator on delivering a rich and engaging Clay Studio experience for all visitors
  • Assist with daily set-up, cleaning and operation of the Clay Studio
  • Manage flow of clay through the Clay Studio
  • Work alongside the Art Program Coordinator to envision, develop and implement clay-related programs for workshops, birthday parties and special events
  • Maintain a clear and accurate inventory of materials for the Clay Studio
  • Manage tracking and payment records for guests
  • Model appropriate Clay Studio expectations to Museum floor staff and volunteers
  • Clearly communicate and model Museum’s mission, policies and programs to the public, including technical information of working with clay and the operations of the Clay Studio
  • Oversee all kiln firing, including scheduling, loading and unloading, for Clay Studio and other clay-related programs, and provide updates to staff as needed
  • Maintain kiln room and equipment (electric kilns, pug mill, etc)

Job Requirements

  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers in a direct, respectful and confident  manner
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, solve problems, respond to change, follow through on tasks and make decisions
  • At least one year experience working with children and/or families
  • Fluent English proficiency; writing and public speaking skills, bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time in a studio environment
  • Ability to lift and move supplies, up to 50 pounds
  • At least one year experience working in a fast-paced, high traffic clay studio operation preferred
  • Extensive training and expertise of clay and ceramic processes; knowledge of safety procedures related to the firing of kilns preferred
  • Experience developing art education programs preferred

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

Salim Khoury
Art Programs Coordinator
salimk@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Clay Technician.”  No phone calls, please.

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

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

Guest Services Associate

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

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

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Schedule:  Part-time, 32 hours, Sunday – Thursday; weekends and evenings as necessary
Rate: $11/hour
Open:  December 7, 2017
Close:  Open until filled

 Responsibilities and Essential Functions

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

 Job Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horticulture Internships - 6 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 2018 projects will focus on:

  • 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. Individual transportation required as part of the internship, as multiple locations are frequented throughout the work week.
  • Urban Agriculture, Community Engagement and Urban Soil Improvement
    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. Individual transportation required as part of the internship, as multiple locations are frequented throughout the work week.
  • Japanese Garden Character Pine and Bonsai 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 populate a working database, tracking the past and future maintenance of each individual tree. The 2018 intern will also work closely with the Bonsai Specialist to photograph the individual specimens in the Bonsai Collection.
  • Horticultural Therapy
    Gain professional experience working with Denver Botanic Gardens Horticultural Therapy Team, leading and supporting program activities and assisting in the daily maintenance of the Sensory Garden. The Horticultural Therapy intern will create and facilitate participant activities that both fulfill the needs of the Gardens’ Horticultural Therapy Program and their personal interests. The intern will also be working off-site in assisting with Craig Hospital’s Horticultural Therapy Program. This internship fulfills the internship requirements for AHTA Registration. This is a twelve-week internship. Individual transportation is required as part of the internship. Also, additional experience within the Horticultural Therapy field is required, please submit documentation of classes or list relevant experience on application.
  • Plant Records Curation and Mapping
    The Plant Records intern will 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 2018 intern will focus on mapping and documenting a new garden dedicated to locally hybridized specimens from the genus OpuntiaA familiarity with Auto-CAD software is required for this internship.
  • Medicinal Plant Research and Interpretation
    Assist in the interpretation of medicinal and ethnobotanical plants in the Denver Botanic Gardens’ medicinal plant collections by creating an in-depth virtual tour highlighting medicinal plants. The intern will assist in curating the tour through extensive writing, research and mapping, working with both the Horticulture and Plant Records departments. Additionally, the selected intern will work in the Gardens, learning proper horticultural practices and techniques.

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 29 - August 2, 2018

Compensation: $13.00 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 9, 2018 and must include the following:

  • Completed Denver Botanic Gardens 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 the 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 by February 9, 2018. To get  an application see frequently ask questions or obtain more information go to our website www.botanicgardens.org.

Housing:
Housing is not provided by the Gardens, but housing opportunities with a host family are available for Gardens interns. After acceptance into the internship program interns are provided with a list of contacts whom they can contact directly.

Grounds Specialist/Maintenance Technician

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

The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Grounds Specialist/Maintenance Technician to ensure the campus is in great condition and is welcoming to guests in the morning.

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Schedule:  Part-time, 20 hours/week; Flexible schedule, TBD; additional hours may be required for events and special projects
Rate:  $11 per hour
Open:  December 2, 2017
Close:  When position is filled

Responsibilities and Essential Function

  • Operate leaf blower to clear all walkways, driveway and plaza
  • Power wash patio tables, walkways and equipment
  • Campus and park trash pick-up
  • Snow removal
  • Weed pulling and spraying
  • Landscape material  maintenance and replacement
  • Irrigation oversight  and general watering
  • Lawn mowing and trimming
  • Support routine light and filter changes
  • Special projects as needed including general repairs and daily maintenance needs  throughout the Museum
  • Shipping & Receiving oversight and coordination
  • General painting and touch-ups

Job Requirements

  • Familiarity with small machines, i.e. mowers, blowers, chainsaw, string trimmer etc.
  • Must be able to work with basic tools i.e. hand tools, landscaping tools, drills, ladders etc.
  • Basic understanding of landscaping and irrigation systems
  • Confident and motivated  self starter with an eye for quality and detail
  • Ability to communicate with staff, volunteers  and guests in a direct and respectful manner
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Must be able to lift, load and unload equipment and supplies, up to 60lbs
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to work predominately outside and in potentially hot, cold or wet weather conditions

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Francisco Ocampo
Associate Director of Facilities
CiscoO@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Ground Specialist/Maintenance Tech.” No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins, please.

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

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

Museum Associate

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 Children’s Museum has an opening for a Museum Associate to deliver an exceptional guest experience by welcoming and interacting with guests in the public spaces of the Museum, maintaining clean and beautiful exhibits.

Position: Museum Associate                        
FLSA Status: Part Time
Schedule: 16 – 20 hours/week which is variable with the ability to work at least one weekend shift per week
Rate:  $11.00/hour            

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • 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
  • Supporting Education Department operations and programming initiatives
  • Represent the Children’s Museum to guests on the floor by answering questions, perform light cleaning and re-organizing duties
  • Assist with birthday parties, story times, and other programs and events as needed.

Job Requirements

  • 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

Qualifications

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

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

Rachel Hautzinger
Education Staffing and Training Manager
rachelh@cmdenver.org

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

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

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

Marketing & Graphic Design Associate

Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization. Our mission is to present superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training and education, as well as community engagement programs that enhance the cultural life of our community.

Job Summary
The Marketing & Graphic Design Associate is responsible for designing Colorado Ballet’s digital and print promotional materials and advertisements, and assists with marketing activities including creating e-mail marketing campaigns, updating the website, and helping to support general marketing department efforts. The Marketing and Graphic Design Associate reports to the Public Relations and Marketing Manager and works collaboratively with Colorado Ballet’s advertising and media buying agencies. He/she will also work collaboratively with the ticketing department staff to promote performances, as well as supporting design needs of Colorado Ballet’s other departments including Development, Colorado Ballet Academy, and Education & Community Engagement.

Requirements

  • 2-3 years of professional graphic design and marketing experience required
  • Very proficient with Adobe design programs including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Experience using Adobe CC preferred
  • Experience writing HTML and updating websites utilizing a content management system
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative manner, and in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to consistently deliver high quality work
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, graphic design, public relations or other related field
  • Must have a passion for non-profit arts, performing arts and/or cultural organizations

Duties and Job Functions
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design print collateral and digital media assets for Colorado Ballet performances, Colorado Ballet Academy, special events, outreach programs, and fundraising activities (Design projects will entail using existing design elements and brand standards, as well as creating new design concepts to support the company’s marketing efforts.)
  • Assist PR & Marketing Manager with various marketing projects throughout the season
  • Work collaboratively with advertising agency and PR & Marketing Manager to create and implement season creative concepts and brand standards
  • Incorporate the creative look and feel of each seasonal campaign into Colorado Ballet’s marketing materials
  • Design and deliver print and digital advertisements
  • Create digital graphics for use on Colorado Ballet’s website and e-blasts
  • Edit photos for use in promotional materials
  • Assist with the creation of e-newsletters (some HTML knowledge is needed)
  • Assist with managing the website and updating copy and content as needed
  • Some early, late and weekend hours will be necessary.

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

Weekend Visitor Services Coordinator

Status: Part – time: Saturdays 9:30 – 4:30, Occasional Weekdays and evenings as needed
Salary Range: $10.00 per hour

Summary: Responsible for the weekend operations of the Denver Firefighters Museum’s front desk and gift shop including greeting the public, answering phones, operating admissions and store registers and maintaining attractiveness of front desk and store area; stocking merchandise, dusting, and straightening. Provide support to tour and birthday parties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Greet every customer with an excellent standard of customer care.
  2. Procure and disseminate information about our programs in person and over the phone.
  3. Operate admissions/store cash register, collect admission, membership, program and birthday party fees, process store transactions, process opening and closing paperwork.
  4. Balance cash register daily with closing weekly and monthly.
  5. Copy and maintain literature at front desk.
  6. Maintain organized and attractive front desk.
  7. Provide basic security support through monitoring cameras.
  8. Dust, vacuum and re-supply restrooms when necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Former work with children a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Previous cash handling, retail, customer service, and museum experience required.
  • Type 35 wpm and familiarity with computers, Word, Publisher and Access.
  • Team player enthusiastic about history of firefighting, fire safety and prevention.
  • High School diploma.

Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Sara Vari
Visitor Services Coordinator
sarav@denverfirefightersmuseum.org

General Manager - Venue Operations

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

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

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

Primary skills include:

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

Requirements Include:

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

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

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

Retail Associate

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

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

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

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

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

Job Requirements

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

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

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

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

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

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

Teaching Artist – Dance

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

About Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

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

Purpose of Position

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

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

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

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

How To Apply

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

Cafe Prep Lead

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

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

Job Requirements

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

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

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

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

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

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

Youth Dance Instructor

Responsibilities

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

Duties

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

Skills

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

Qualifications

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

Other Information

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

Please contact Caryn Carrasco at Caryn@cmdance.org

CMDance is an equal opportunity employer

TO APPLY:

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

Zookeeper Intern - Lepidopterist

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

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

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

Responsibilities:                                                

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

Qualifications:

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

Reports to:  Curatorial Team

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

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

Application Deadlines Each Year: 

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

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

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