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

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

SCFD Program Manager

post date: 8/30/18

Job Classification: Nonexempt

Job Status: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Benefits: Benefits include health insurance, vacation & sick time, 401(k) plan, 457 plan and parking

Reports to: Executive Director 

The successful candidate will be an individual who possesses integrity, is reliable, demonstrates initiative, enjoys closure, is conscientious, organized and takes responsibility for a job well done. This position requires an ability to manage stress in a busy organization, coupled with an ability to see what needs to get done and take the initiative to do it. It also requires the ability to work productively in a small collaborative staff setting, to engage actively with many external constituencies, and the capacity to solve problems productively. This individual will pay close attention to detail to ensure operational accuracy, efficiency, credibility and strong customer service. The ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines is required, as is an individual who is skilled with numbers and mathematically competent. An interest in the arts, sciences, and public policy, a sense of humor, and constructive outlook are also helpful. 

Must be available to work days (8:30am – 5:00pm), some evenings and occasional weekends as required. Must possess a Colorado driver’s license, have a dependable vehicle and a good driving record for travel throughout the seven counties. 

Required Core Competencies

  • Understand, implement and follow policies and rules and effectively communicate these to others
  • Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships with a variety of external individuals and organizations in a professional manner
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential and sensitive information and documents
  • Accuracy with numbers; ability to read and analyze nonprofit/government financial documents
  • Strongly skilled in the Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, and Constant Contact
  • Proficient in writing, editing and proofreading; including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Strong oral communication skills in a variety of settings and group sizes
  • Collect, summarize, and disseminate large amounts of data/information in an efficient and effective manner
  • Knowledge of nonprofit practices and grant administration functions
  • High level of professionalism with a strong work ethic
  • Accountability and responsibility 

Duties

  • Manage work and relationships in a manner that supports the Board of Directors, Executive Director and colleagues in accomplishing the District’s goals and duties with adherence to the SCFD statute
  • Act as SCFD liaison and resource on SCFD statute, open meetings statute and board policies to external groups, e.g., County Cultural Councils, Scientific & Cultural Collaborative, and related parties as assigned
  • Process eligibility applications in accordance with the SCFD statute and District policy
  • Convene and lead meetings, prepare instructions and annually conduct trainings in the grant process
  • Manage all aspects of assigned grant application and certification processes, including assisting organizations
  • Review, understand and accurately summarize financial and legal documents
  • Evaluate and draft summaries of grant applicants’ financial documents and programmatic activities for use by

SCFD board or county cultural council members

  • Analyze and extrapolate data, create spreadsheets, and supporting documents
  • Internally track fund movement for assigned counties
  • Assist Executive Director and Deputy Director in the development of operational and public policy when requested
  • Assist in drafting marketing materials
  • Participate in production of annual events including SCFD Day at the Capitol and Community Celebration & Awards Ceremony
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to increase knowledge and customer service skills 

Educational and Work Experience Requirements

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of work experience involving nonprofit organizations; four years of work experience including exposure to grant making processes is preferred. An advanced degree may be substituted for one year of work experience.
  • Knowledge of the SCFD and statutory operations are a plus. 

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

Working Conditions

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

To Apply

Please email cover letter that includes desired salary range, and resume to scfd@scfd.org with the subject “Program Manager Position.”  No phone calls please. 

Position will remain open until filled. 

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

Director of Education and Programs

Clyfford Still Museum

Post date: 9/19/18

Application Deadline:  October 19, 2018

Preferred Start date:  December 1, 2018

Compensation:  Competitive and commensurate with experience

Status:  Full-time, exempt

Reports to:  Museum Director

The Clyfford Still Museum seeks a creative and experienced museum programs/education professional to lead the Museum’s Education and Programs initiatives. 

Opened to international acclaim in 2011, the Clyfford Still Museum is a single-artist museum located in Denver, Colorado dedicated to the art and life of Clyfford Still, the legendary pioneer of abstract expressionism.  The Museum holds a staggering 95% of Still’s oeuvre, some 825 paintings, 2400 works on paper, and the complete Clyfford Still Archives, all housed in an architecturally significant facility designed by Allied Works Architecture. 

The Director of Education and Programs is part of the senior management team and, with the Museum Director, sets the vision and direction for the Museum’s education philosophy, and creates a variety of platforms for multiple audiences and learning types.

The successful candidate will recognize the many opportunities that exist within the framework of a single-artist museum and continue to raise the profile of the Museum and its high-quality programs.  This individual will be attuned to the changing nature of museum visitation and the needs and wants of both traditional and non-traditional audiences.  The Museum is particularly committed to reaching new audience segments and the successful candidate will work in concert with colleagues to reach this goal. 

While overseeing a full range of customary education and program activities, the successful candidate will be grounded in and committed to “best practices,” including ongoing evaluation, but also eager to explore new approaches for interpretation, program planning and delivery, and digital and other new media to excite and engage visitors with its world-class collections. 

The Museum’s current adult programs include lectures, panel discussions, concerts, performances, films, gallery talks, and various programs for special needs groups.  School and youth programs include the Museum’s popular inStill Gallery Experiences (activity-based, workshop-model lessons) and its outreach cousin, inStill To Go.  The Museum recently launched The Making Space, a hands-on studio for visitors of all ages located adjacent to the galleries (additional information at clyffordstillmuseum.org).

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop cross-institutional partnerships with peer organizations to create new program opportunities and expand the Museum’s audience
  • Work with the Museum Director and curatorial team to develop interpretive materials, text labels, and programs relating to exhibitions
  • Work with Director of Digital Media to develop content for technology-based assets and programs 
  • Work with Director of Audience Development and Community Engagement to provide education opportunities in otherwise social or other traditionally non-educational programs
  • Supervise the Manager of Education, School & Youth (who in turn supervises a corps of twelve part-time, trained Gallery Teachers) and oversee ongoing program development and implementation of inStill programs; participate in curriculum development, training, marketing, and evaluation of these programs as needed
  • Develop and implement ongoing programs in the Making Space
  • Hire, train, and supervise Adult Guides and manage the Museum tour programs
  • Develop and manage departmental budget; participate in regular meetings with other department heads; perform departmental administrative work including website and database duties
  • Assist with grant writing and fundraising in support of education projects and programs
  • Work with the Museum Director on strategic planning and institutional policies for the department
  • Document and evaluate all departmental offerings
  • Other duties as required 

Minimum Education, Job Qualifications, and Experience

  • Masters degree in art history, art education, museum education or related field
  • Five or more years’ professional experience, at least three in a leadership role, and preferably in a museum setting
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Professional experience as an art educator or experience working with students, teachers, schools, school districts, curricula development, and regional education consortia is desirable
  • Ability and temperament to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Active participation in the field, developing and maintaining relationships with peers at other museums; attendance and participation in conferences regionally and nationally
  • Grant-writing experience and success is desirable
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend work as needed
  • Background check required
  • Must be currently eligible to work in the United States 

Please email your cover letter and resume to: hr@clyffordstillmuseum.org

Please put the title of the job you are applying for with your name in the subject heading. 

Or mail your cover letter and resume to: Clyfford Still Museum, Human Resources, 1250 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204. 

NO CALLS PLEASE. 

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

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

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

Banquet Server (Part-time)

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Post date: 9/18/19

Job Description:

We are looking for a server to help us with the wonderful events that we host at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the Museum and its inner workings after-hours. Have fun, make some extra money, and join a team that is dedicated to giving our guests an experience of alife time! 

The Banquet Server will play a vital role in providing excellent service while participating in the preparation, set-up, service, and break-down of catered functions. This position is responsible for replenishing buffets, food & beverage stations, and snack breaks as well as clearing the tables, and ensuring guest satisfaction. Other responsibilities include stocking glassware and cutlery, linen supplies and various tasks that guarantee efficient service. The Banquet Server will also serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in accordance with Federal, State, Local, and DMNS regulations. 

Essential duties: 

  • Provides a professional and friendly atmosphere for guests
  • Performs proper serving etiquette
  • Provides service that meets or exceeds museum standards and is attentive to guests’ needs and requests
  • Assists withsetup and break down of tables, chairs,table wares, etc. for Museum events 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required. 

Ideal candidate will:

  • Be Tips Certified
  • Have ahigh levelattention to detail
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be able to provide excellent customer service, including the ability to be friendly and personable
  • Have the ability to lift/carry 30 lbs
  • Have the ability to be on your feet for a long period of time
  • Be willing and able to work both independently and in a team environment 

Perks of working at DMNS Include:  

  • Free Museum admission vouchers
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • American Alliance of Museums Membership (AAM)
  • And many more! 

Application Instructions:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

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.

Cashier (Part-time)

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Post date: 9/18/19

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

Job Description:

We are looking for a cashier to provide excellent customer service while performing cashier duties in both the T-Rex Café and Deli, including cash transactions, verifying cash drawer, and providing change. The cashier may also perform general tasks in the food services department such as, restocking, general housekeeping and assisting insettingupforlunchservices. 

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.  

Perks of working at DMNS Include:  

  • Free Museum admission vouchers
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • And many more! 

Requirements:

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

Application Instructions:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

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

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

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

Security Officer I

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Post date: 9/18/19

Job Description:

We are looking for a Security Officer to join our team! This position is responsible for patrolling, observing and monitoring the Museum while reporting any irregularities or damages. The Security Officer is expected to complete reports that include recording observations,informationandsurveillanceactivitiesinand around the facility. The Security Officer ensures that our guests feel safe and comfortable at all times while providing exceptional customer service. In this position, you will work closely with other Security Officers, the Denver Police Department, museum staff, and guests of the museum. 

The Security Officer position requires excellent customer service skills, as you will be working with a diverse community in our exciting traveling exhibits. This position will use observational skills while responding to incidents and assisting museum guests.Thereisadditionaltrainingandfuture opportunities to expand your knowledge and duties within the Security Department.    

Essential Duties:

  • Observes, patrols,monitorsandcontrolsaccessforMuseum facility complex
  • Reports safety and Security Discrepancies
  • Immediately responds to and assists in the coordination of emergency incidents
  • Remain calm during stressful situations
  • Participates in crowd control 
  • Provides customer service 

Requirements: 

  • High School or equivalent required
  • Security experience required
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required 

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Museum security experience
  • Solid interpersonal skills to work with a diverse community.
  • Experience in a Cultural Institution 
  • Certified Protection Professional ( CPO ) preferred 

Perks of working at DMNS Include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association ofScience TechnologyCenters (ASTC) across the country
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • American Alliance of Museums Membership (AAM)
  • And many more! 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 19, 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 visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Accounting Generalist 

Denver Botanic Gardens

Post date: 9/19/18

Job Summary: Under guided supervision assists the Finance & Accounting Department by performing a variety of general accounting tasks in a fast-paced environment. This position provides a unique opportunity to learn a plethora of aspects of the financial and accounting sides of a dynamic nonprofit organization. Duties include a variety of essential functions including but not limited to accounts payable, cash receipts, accounts receivable, general ledger maintenance and reconciliations.

Career Type: Full-time

Education/Experience: Associate's degree (A. A.) in a business related field or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required skills include extensive knowledge of personal computer applications and a demonstrated ability to understand and work with integrated enterprise software applications. Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with Financial Edge,ATMS and/or Concur desired. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple and changing priorities. Mustbeabletomaintainconfidentiality of information.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist the Revenue Accountant with the daily monitoring,recordingandreconciliationofcashandcreditcardactivity.
  • Prepare accounts receivable invoices as requested.
  • Oversee the Gardens’ vendor listing.
  • Electronically submit and distribute invoices received to the appropriate departments.
  • Ensure that updates to the general ledger are made consistently in the Gardens’ various software systems.
  • Administer petty cash accounting and auditing.
  • Reconcile vendor statements, investigate billing or payment errors, follow up with vendors to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Investigate outstanding checks older than 6 months and ensure compliance with the treatment of unclaimed property.
  • Research and resolve credit card chargebacks.
  • Remit and reconcile sales taxes.
  • Complete special projects as requested directly by members of the Finance Team.

Other Duties:

  • Assist the Accounting & Finance team with filing and organization, as needed.
  • Represent the accounting department at special events.
  • Act as back up for the Accounts Payable and Revenue Accountant roles.
  • Work withalldepartmentstoassurehighestqualityexperienceforallDenver Botanic Gardens visitors.
  • Maintain satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workersandothers.
  • Maintain a positive helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.

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. 

To apply click the link: 

https://denverbotanicgardens.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/4767fd53-ae8c-8c3b-5f4f-3efbefb3b177/apply?source=859313-CS-28138

Concessions Lead

Butterfly Pavillion

Employment Type: Part Time

Location: Westminster, CO, US

Apply URL: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/879705.html

Job Description:

 

Title: Concession Lead

Position ReportsTo:RetailManager

Direct Reports: Concession Associate's

About Butterfly Pavilion: Here at Butterfly Pavilion, we transform the way people think about invertebrates. These small but mighty animals that surround us are so much more than people think.Theyareeverywhere,becauseeverythingdependsonthem. They are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom. As the leader in invertebrate knowledge,inspirationandconnection, Butterfly Pavilion works to foster an appreciation of these critical animals by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future.

FLSA: Part Time/NonExemptupto 28 hours per week Salary/Hourly Rate: Starting at $13.50 DOE Position Summary:   The Concessions Lead is responsible for the entire food service experience intheBeestro, Butterfly Pavilion's new concession addition.  The Lead will maintain the highest food safety and sanitation standards while taking, preparing, and serving customer orders with the highest level of guest satisfaction and customer service. Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

 

Observe, practice and enforce all established health and sanitation procedures.

Ensure all food products are prepared, held, and served at correct temperatures per health requirements.

Guarantee the proper rotation,labelinganddatingofallproducts, use the proper utensils and portions at all times.

Maintain a clean, sanitized, and organized work environment.

Manage the food quantities, quality in prep, on the line and in holding cabinets.

Ensure all orders are cooked timely and with accuracy.

Assist with re-stocking of all wares and food items as needed as well as assisting other positions.

Perform all opening, closing and cash handling procedures necessary.

Provide professional and courteous service at all times for a best in class experience.

Present a calm demeanor that deters others from engaging in disruptive conduct, while encouraging a positive interaction with guests.

Complete transactions by greeting each guest, identifying the guest's request, operating point-of-sale terminals, making change accurately, completing loyalty transactions, and thanking guests!

 

Competencies:

 

Build relationships

 

 

Teamwork and cooperation

 

 

Detail-oriented

Communication skills

Department Knowledge

Interpersonal Skills

Results and goal oriented

Building teams

 

 

Qualifications/Experience:

 

Cash handling experience

Superior food preparation and handling skills Excellent communication and customer service skills

2 years ofexperienceinfoodpreparationinafastpacedenvironment.

Must be able to interact verbally and listen attentively to co-workers and management.

Ability to follow written and oral direction.

Ability to work under pressure and independently Possess high energy, be outgoing, and be a quality driven team player.

High attention to detail is a must

 

 

Additional Requirements: 

Must be able to stand and exert fast-pacedmobilityforentireshift. Must be able to frequently lift and carry food and other items. Must be able to go from warm to cold climates (workstation to coolers). Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays

 

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

While performing the responsibilities of this position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Concessions Lead will encounter.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

At Butterfly Pavilion, the employee is occasionally exposed to a moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the employee is required to talk, see, and hear. The employee is required to sit and stand, use their hands and fingers, to handle/feel/grasp. The employee is occasionally required to reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Employeeshouldbeabletolift, carry and items up to 50 lbs.

 

How to Apply:

Butterfly Pavilion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for open positions and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or veteran status.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/879705-20970.html. Positionisopenuntil filled.  Nophonecallsordropin'splease. 

 

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT 

Denver Brass

Post date: 9/19/18

Employment Type:             Full Time

Applications Deadline:        Accepted Until Filled

Start Date:                         Immediate

Learn More:                       http://www.denverbrass.org/marketing-audiencedevelopmentposition 

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

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

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Marketing

 i.   Design and implement a comprehensive and creative marketing plan.

 ii.   Design and implement all advertising campaigns.

iii.   Design and disseminate all press releases and calendar postings.

iv.   Design and implement all postal service & electronic mailings.

v.    Establishpersonalrelationship with all key advertising media.

vi.   Design & implement social media activities & campaigns.

vii.   Assemble and create concert programs; oversee printing and delivery.

viii.  Market & secure advertisements for concert programs.

 ix. Overseeplanningandproduction of season brochure.

x.    Maintain website news and concert sections, accurate, up-to-date, engaging, and consistent with organizational image and vision.

xi.    Oversee volunteer marketing patron program.

xii.    Oversee in-house and external graphic design.

Audience Development & PublicRelations

 i.    Guide visionary approaches to branding and communications.

ii.    Oversee presentation of organizational brand and vision.

iii.    Raise organizational visibility in both the arts & general community.

iv.    Develop a media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media.

v.    Secure visibility via TV & radio interviews, special stories, media critics, and more.

vi.    Use a wide range of media to build & sustain organizational branding & identity.

vii.    Cultivate & develop relationships with new & existing key media contacts.

viii.    Evaluate opportunities for partnerships,sponsorshipsandadvertisingonanon-going basis.

Technology

i.    Possess experience in website editing and maintenance.

ii.    Experience with photo editing software like Photoshop or similar.

iii.    Familiarity with CRM database platforms and management.

iv.    Grow online supporter base and traffic.

v.    Manage database programs.

Other Duties, including, but not limited to:

i.    Stage Managerforseasonandmajor concerts or Front of House Assistant.

 ii.    Photography & Videography at concerts for archival & promotional purposes.

iii.    Take ticket orders over the phone.

iv.    Assist with Season Subscription and Individual Ticket sales and sales strategy.

v.    Workwithproductionteamon performance presentation.

Qualifications:

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

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

Lepidopterist

Butterfly Pavillion

Post date 9/19/18

Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/879705.html 

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Westminster, CO, US

Apply URL: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/872327.html

Job Description:

Position ReportsTo:VicePresidentofScienceandConservationDirectReports: Chatfield Staff/Gardens on Spring Creek Staff About Butterfly Pavilion: Here at Butterfly Pavilion, we transform the way people think about invertebrates. These small but mighty animals that surround us are so much more than people think.Theyareeverywhere,becauseeverythingdependsonthem. They are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom. As the leader in invertebrate knowledge,inspirationandconnection, Butterfly Pavilion works to foster an appreciation of these critical animals by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future.

FLSA: Full Time/Exempt

Salary: $35,000-$40,000

Position Summary:  Support and assist the Vice President of Science and Conservation (VP of S&C) in overseeing the Curatorial Department flight houses (Wings of the Tropics, Butterflies at Chatfield and Gardens on Spring Creek), butterfly acquisitions and preserved collection. Is responsible for all aspects of quality and maintenance of transient animal collections including but not limited to staff oversight, animal acquisition (purchasing/collecting), animal maintenance and husbandry, animal exhibitry, and record-keeping.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 

Serves as liaison between VP of S&C and Zookeeper(s), implementing policies and procedures developed by the VP of S&C, Curatorial leadershipandButterfly Pavilion leadership. Communicates feedback from the staff toVPof S&C when appropriate. 

Lepidopterist implements procedures and protocol for all areas of the lepidopteran collection operations including but not limited to; animal husbandry, maintenance, life support systems, monitoring of animal health, welfare, diet and behavior, quarantine protocols and record keeping. Manages supplies and animal food budgets. 

Schedules Lepidoptera staff. Hires and evaluates Lepidoptera staff and performance.

Manages Lepidoptera staff and zookeepers members and volunteers.

Collaborates with Horticulture, Programs, Interpretation, Exhibits and Operations departments on transient invertebrate exhibitry and other animal areas maintenance and repair. Does minor maintenance and repairs.

Assists with USDA, USF&W and other governing authorities. Workstoinsurecompliancewith all federal, state, and local regulations.  In particular, compiles annual USDA report of animals received and oversees compliance on a day-to-day basis.

Isresponsibleforday-to-dayanimalwelfareofLepidopterans in Wings of the Tropics/Chatfield/Gardens on Spring Creek. 

These duties include daily monitoring and maintenance of all exhibits: husbandry/breeding, animal health, animal needs, exhibit cleanliness, quarantine and record keeping. This position also supports the overall management of all Curatorial based exhibits.

Oversees Lepidopteran management/husbandry protocols ensuring established husbandry standards are met.

Leads the development and implementation of the transient invertebrate collection plan.

Provides input andimplementslepidopterananimalhusbandryandenrichmentinarea.

Manages and reports on issues concerning animal behavior, animal health, and other relevant activities.

With guidance from the VP of Science and Conservation, oversees animal transfers and procedures,includingresearchanddevelopmentofproposal, obtaining appropriate licenses and permits, transportation logistics, breeding loan and donation agreements and invoice management. 

Provides input to VP of S&C on departmental vision, directionandCuratorial budgetary development 

Participates in future plans for the Zoo including exhibit renovation,contentdesignandfeasibility 

Engages Butterfly Pavilion guests, constituents and scientific community; answering questions as a source for accurate invertebrate identification and information for the community.

Participates in speaking engagements on invertebrate topics and supports media needs when assigned. 

Provides staffing support in Crawl-A-See-Em, Changing Exhibit Hall, Rearing Room, as well as Water's Edge and Quarantine.

Assists Programs, InterpretationandExhibitsbranchbyvettingeducationalcurriculumandprovidingcontent.

Participates in or leads the creation and execution of volunteer/internorstafftrainingsasnecessary.

Work with Volunteer Manager/Interpretationindevelopingnewtrainings, as needed, on Wings of the Tropics and, specifically, lepidopterans. Leadsaidtrainingsordirect Programs and Interpretationonthesetrainings.

Serves on Exhibits committee, as needed, providing invertebrate information for interpretive signage and design and development of current and future exhibits.

Leads and assists in implementing research and monitoring programs. 

Leads Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network (CBMN), a citizen science program inventorying native butterflies across the state of Colorado. 

Supports and/or leads grant writing for projects.

Supports and/or oversees department in developing lepidopteran information for the website.

Upholds AZA standards and follows, as well as updates, Butterfly Pavilion animal policies.

Project manages external flight house projects, leading all aspects of operations.

Evaluatessuccessof Lepidopteran related Programs Other duties as assigned 

Competencies: 

Project/Time management

Department knowledge

Detail oriented

Building teams

Conflict resolution

Initiative

Results and Goal Oriented

Decision making. 

Qualifications/Experience:

Possesses a degree in biological field or study, Master's degree preferred. 3+ years experience working with invertebrates/butterflies or animals in a zoo, museum, or similar facility.

Additional Requirements:  

Required attendance at monthly all staff, branch and department meetings andadditionaltrainingsandButterflyPavilionfunctionsasdesignatedessentialbydepartmentand/or organizational need.

Employeemustadhereto Rosie's Rules, check email and phone messages regularly, report injuries within 24 hours, and alerts immediate supervisor and necessary team staff when calling in from work.

Attendleadershipmeetingsandtrainings, as required. 

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of this position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the position will encounter.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

At Butterfly Pavilion, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and stand, use their hands and fingers, to handle/feel/grasp. The employee is required to reach with arms and hands, walk, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Employeeshouldbeabletolift, carry and items up to 50 lbs.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to high humidity, intense sunlight, heat, cold, wind, precipitation, and uneven surfaces. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. This position may have to occasionally run small machinery.  The employee will be exposed to salt water, aquarium maintenance chemicals, shellfish (living and dead), and chemicals (bleach, vinegar, ammonia, etc.).  This employee will also be exposed to venomous and non-venomous invertebrates. This employee must handle a variety of invertebrate animals, some being mildly venomous.EmployeemusthaveanuptodateTetanus vaccination.

How to Apply:

Butterfly Pavilion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for open positions and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or veteran status.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link: (https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/872327-20970.html). Positionisopenuntil filled.  Nophonecallsordropin'splease.  

Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/872327.html 

Manager of Facility Services

Denver Botanic Gardens

Post date 9/19/18

Summary: Manages assigned aspects of the day-to-day logistics of the Operations department business activities. Manages functions, including but not limited to, vendors and operation suppliers, work orders, and custodial team ensuring compliance with Garden policies and procedures. Thispositionactsascustomer-oriented liaison between the Operations department and other Denver Botanic Gardens departments. Works with all departments in ensuring high standards are met and exceeded for event logistics including event set ups and tear downs, custodial services, and overall appearance of the Gardens. Provides direct supervision of the custodial team.Actsonowninitiativeanddirection, ensures a positive and pleasant visitor experience and the safety, cleanliness and visual appeal of the facilities.

Career Type: Full-time

Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED and six months facilities management experience. Must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken, excellent human relations skills; strong organizational and computer skills and abilities. Must possess valid Colorado Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record. Strong knowledge of Windows compatible computer equipment, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software. Financial Edge, Site Mapping, and Vantix ATMS + software knowledge is a plus. This position needs to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to coordinate and attend evening and weekend events. Excellent organizational and extreme attention to detail, time management, and customer service. Bachelor Degree or Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Serves as the primary point contact between vendors, contractors, and other associated services engaged in providing a product or service to and with Denver Botanic Gardens.
  • Communicates closely with assigned departments, including but not limited to, the Events department and oversees event set-up and tear down including tracking inventory, verifying set-up/teardowninformation, and ensuring accurate completion of set-ups/tear downs.
  • Direct supervision of Facility Techs, including work assignments, scheduling, PTO approval,performancemonitoringandcoaching.
  • Coordinates and manages the facility weekly set-up schedule and equipment inventory.
  • Provides direct supervision, instruction and hands-on participation foralllargescalePublicand Private Events.
  • Ensures staff is trained and well-versed in green cleaning practices, safety protocols,snowremovalandfloorcleaningequipment.
  • Orders supplies,workswithprovidersforbestpricing, continuously looks for improvements.
  • Responsible for prioritizing, scheduling, assigning and tracking work orders and communicating with requestors and operations staff.
  • Participates in and assigned tasks including but not limited to operating snow removal equipment and plows, and making parts runs.

Other Job Duties:

  • Performs regular property inspections for cleanliness,repairissuesandoverallpropertymaintenance.
  • Serves as the liaison between internal and external customers and management to ensure smooth operations delivery.
  • Assists with the identificationofproblemsintheoperationsprocessesandprovidesrecommendationstoresolvetheminaquick and timely manner.
  • Builds a strong relationship between other departments through regular meetings and communications.
  • Maintains a satisfactory working relationship with managers, co-workersandothers.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when requesting to or serving members and visitors.
  • Provides oversight of departmental administrative duties,participatesinbudgetdevelopmentandrunningreports, and coordination with finance.
  • Oversees the recycling and dumpster pick up schedules for the institution.
  • Processes payment requests from vendors and contractors.
  • Distributes incoming/outgoing departmental correspondence.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

Benefits: Majorbenefitsincludechoice 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.

To apply click the link:

https://denverbotanicgardens.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/d3c117b7-be1c-1db7-3198-4a1be912157c/apply?source=850586-CS-28662

Public Relations & Marketing Associate

Colorado Ballet

post date: 8/7/18

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

Job Summary 

The Public Relations & Marketing Associate is responsible for Colorado Ballet’s social media, e-mail marketing campaigns and assisting with all marketing activities such as creative content creation, press releases,schedulinginterviewsandothercommunicationsneeds. The Public Relations & Marketing Associate reports to the Public Relations and Marketing Manager and workscollaborativelywithColoradoBallet’s marketing team and other departments. He/she will also work collaboratively with the ticketing department staff to promote performances. 

Requirements

  • 2-3 years of professional public relations and marketing experience required
  • Experience in managing business social media channels and generating content
  • Social media marketing and advertising experience
  • Experience working in media relations, publicity and creative content creation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a focus on concise writing, creative content creation and excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in email campaign management systems (WordFly experience preferable)
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs
  • 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
  • Provenabilitytoconsistentlydeliverhighqualitywork
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications,publicrelationsorotherrelatedfield
  • Must have a passion for non-profit arts, performing arts and/or cultural organizations
  • Experience in photography and videography (video editinginPremierProa plus)
  • Some design experience a plus 

Duties and Job Functions 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all social media channels and generate creative content
  • Manage all e-mail marketing, including targeted and performance-related campaigns, e-newsletters and invitations (some HTML knowledge is needed)
  • Createcopy,contentandcampaignsforsocialmedia
  • Assist PR & Marketing Manager with various projects throughout the season, including public relations activities and writing/editing copy for marketing and program activities
  • Assist with public relations activities including but not limited to: writing/distributing press releases, scheduling interviews, overseeing digital press kits, scheduling photographers and interviews, preparing media pitches and stories, maintaining press contacts and distribution lists and monitoring earned media
  • Assist with coordination of photographers and reviewers at performances, as well as coordinating digital press kits (bios, headshots, production photography, b-roll, etc.).
  • Assist with the creation and editing of copy for articles, promotional pieces, season programs,websiteandblog
  • Assist in coordinating content for printed programs,publicationsandcollateral
  • Assist with social media advertising and communications
  • Manage online event calendars and other marketing projects as needed 

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.

Program Specialist I

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

post date: 8/7/18

Job Description:

This position supports Museum Programs by developing, delivering,coordinatingandpromotinghighqualityeducationalprograms. Manages logistics for various types of programs. This position focuses on Onsite Programs, particularly the Expedition Health exhibition.  

Essential Duties:

  • Takes an active roleinimplementationofMuseum Programs’ hands-on, audience-driven learning philosophy. 
  • Ensures age appropriate, audience-responsive, and dynamic techniques are used during programs in a range of formats that may include or combine: facilitation, demonstration, dissection, co-creation, improvisation, direct instruction, or theatrical performance.  Leads or assists in staff and/or volunteer training.
  • Seeks out opportunities to maximize the audience experience through performing, facilitation and interacting with guests.
  • Coordinates maintenance, technical issues, schedule and statistics as assigned. 
  • Ensures educational programs are active in studios and other program spaces, as well as offsite. 
  • Prepares for program deliverybyensuringlogisticsareconfirmed,andensuresset-up/break-down duties are completed, and props and education materials are in good repair.
  • Performs needed activity maintenance and supply orders, and reports maintenance issues to other staff as necessary.  Ensuresshortturnaround time.
  • Mentors (day-to-day training) staff and volunteer facilitators. Helps to coordinate breaks, program schedule,facilitations, etc. in a team leader capacity.
  • Collaborates with, and gathers input from appropriate departments.
  • Collaborates with external contacts. 

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in Science, Education or related field preferred.
  • 1 years’ experience in informal education program delivery, with experience in program coordination required.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings for programs and events required.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required. 

Ideal candidate will have: 

  • Bilingual preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to organize tasks well 

Perks of working at DMNS Include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association ofScience TechnologyCenters (ASTC) across the country
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • And many more! 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by August 12,2018.  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 visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds. 

Member & Visitor Services Representative at Chatfield Farms

Denver Botanic Gardens

post date: 8/7/13 

Job Summary: Provides positive visitor experience through prompt, pleasant and courteous service. Processes transactions for items at DBG at Chatfield Farms including, but not limited to, general admission, memberships, classes,eventsand tours. Ability to accurately enter data, count money and balance a cashdrawerinafast paced environment. Relied upon to provide way-finding for staff,volunteersand visitors. Assist with events as necessary.

Career Type: Seasonal, Part-time

Education/Experience: 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. Must possess excellent customer service skills and written, spoken communication skills and strong analytical skills. Strong computer skills in Windows-based applications, Raiser’s Edge and ATMS software preferred.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to all staff, visitors, and Chatfield Farms DBG customers, including but not limited to phone, in-person, written, verbal, and electronic communication.
  • Reconcile cash shifts and opening/closing of admission cash drawers.
  • Handle all aspects of onsite membership sales, including, but not limited to: takingpaymentthroughATMS, recording member data in Raiser’s Edge and printing member cards.
  • Sell general admission, class, tour, butterfly house and event ticketsthroughATMS.
  • Creating bookings/reservationstoallowforthepurchaserto receive class, event or tour information via email.
  • Redeeming member guest passes including complimentary tickets to York St. and Chatfield events.
  • Run daily attendance and member reports.

Other Job Duties:

  • Maintain regular admissions hours, as well as operate during special events, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Act as a positive role model.
  • Work with all departmentstoassurehighestqualityexperiencefor all Chatfield Farms DBG visitors.
  • Proactively seeks to be knowledgeable about all DBG horticulture, exhibits, programs and events to reflect the experience and brand at the Gardens.
  • Troubleshoot member log-in issues.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as requested by management.

To apply click the link: 

https://denverbotanicgardens.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/fbb6c3cf-47a7-5a15-d866-53d312d38245/apply?source=832870-CS-28662

Dishwasher

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

post date: 7/31/18

We need your help! Hungry dinosaurs have dined and dashed and have left our facility a mess! If you want to help keep our Museum clean and orderly, come and work with us! 

Every single day thousands of curious guests take a breakfromanactionpackeddayatthemuseum and enjoy various treats from our café, and we need you to help make our guests experience memorable! 

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 anddebrisfromdiningareas,andorganizesandstocks various condiment stations. 

Both ¾ time (30 hours and benefit eligible) and part-time (20 hours) are available. 

Perks of working at DMNS Include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association ofScience TechnologyCenters (ASTC) across the country
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • Free lunch for food services employees
  • And many more! 

Essential duties: 

  • Ensures the constant maintenance of the dining room. Cleans tables,chairsandfloors.  Ensures that trash can levels are serviced and maintained.
  • Provides high standards of service,qualityandcleanliness.
  • Ensures that trash and debris are removed and stored properly.
  • Ensures theproperoperationofdishmachinetoprovideclean and sanitized small wares.
  • Provides timelyandaccuratesetupandbreakdown of Banquet and Catering events based onCAD’s. 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required. 

Application Instructions:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

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.

Cook (part-time)

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

post date: 7/31/18

Do you have a passion for science and cooking? 

With a pinch of creativity, a dash of fun, and a sprinkle of science, you can cook up a recipe for an amazing experience working for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  

Job Description:

We are looking for a responsible Cook to help prepare quality foods while providing excellent customer service and support to Museum staff and guests. This position will execute the preparation, cooking and presentation of foods for the Museum. A great candidate should be able to problem solve, meet deadlines, and help manage the day to day stresses of a busy kitchen. We are passionate about controlling as much waste as possible and this position plays a vital role! 

Requirements:

• High School diploma or equivalent required, Culinary degree preferred

• 1 year experience as a line cook in a high volume restaurant/cafeteria setting required

• Ability to pass a required Serve Safe Certification 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:

Open until filled.   

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.

Job Description:  Development Officer – Major Gifts/Special Events 

Colorado Children's Chorale

post date: 7/31/18

Primary Function:  The Development Officer is responsible for raising approximately $500,000 annually in contributed income for the Chorale’s $1.8 million operating budget and gifts to the Chorale’s Endowment Fund.   While the primary emphasis of this position is major gifts, the development officer is also responsible for planning and executing special events, some of which contribute net income towards the Chorale’s budget. 

Reports to:  Executive Director

Status:  Full time – 40 hours per week, salaried with benefits  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

MAJOR GIFTS

  • Works with the Artistic Director, Executive Director and Board of Trustees to identify, cultivate and solicit donations from individuals and corporations
  • Manages major gifts program (with focus on gifts of $1,500 and above) which includes:
  • Sustaining Partners
  • Maestro Society
  • Maintaining an active calendar of face-to-face meetings with major donors and prospects
    • Directly soliciting major gifts from individuals
    • Directly soliciting sponsorships from corporations
    • Making community connections with new donors to introduce them to the Chorale
    • Developing and maintaining ongoing, positive relationships with current major donors
    • Establishing and maintaining a stewardship program to ensure new major donors are developed and current donors are encouraged to increase their level of support
    • Managing appropriate acknowledgement process for major gifts
    • Writing proposals, letters and other solicitations
  • Manages Endowment fundraising activities 

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Manages all special events which include, but are not limited to:
    • The Beach Ball
    • Scholarship Breakfast
    • Maestro Society Season Kick Off
    • Anniversary Gala
    • Strikes for Song
    • Golf Tournament
    • Sustaining Partner dinners
  • Event management duties vary but include:
    • Producing high quality events on time, within budget, that meet expectations;
    • Working with vendors and venues to confirm event logistics;
    • Negotiating contracts with vendors and venues;
    • Maintaining and managing attendee databases;
    • Assuring that events come in at, or under, budget. 

Expectations:

  • Works with the Development Committee in identifying donor prospects and building/maintaining effective relationships with current donors;
  • Attends Board of Trustees’ meetings and other committee meetings as appropriate; 
  • Oversees the development of the major gifts budget by creating and achieving revenue goals and ensuring adherence to expenses;
  • Works closely with administrative staff and/or volunteers to produce high quality special events. 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Superior skills in building relationships and comfort in asking individuals to commit their money, time, and energy to a cause.
  • Strong knowledge of, and be well respected in, the Denver philanthropic community.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills:  must be friendly, outgoing, professional and respectful, and able to manage opinions and expectations of various personalities .
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines. Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving goals.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with office technology and information systems.
  • High ethical standards, strict adherence to donor confidentiality, and genuine interest in developing authentic relationships.
  • Personal initiative and a sense of humor in order to maintain balance and perspective.
  • Team player who inspires collaboration and functions decisively; flexible and well-organized.
  • Ability to work occasionally beyond the traditional workday and workweek.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience with a proven track record in fundraising and donor relations. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

The Colorado Children’s Chorale is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We believe that having a board and staff with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates an environment where all members of our community can thrive.  The Chorale does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. 

TO APPLY:

Email a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to the Colorado Children’s Chorale (include “Development Officer Application” in subject line) no later than Thursday, August 30, 2018 to:  mail@childrenschorale.org.  No phone calls, please.   

If needed:           Colorado Children’s Chorale

                                2420 W. 26th Ave., Suite 350-D

                                Denver, CO  80211

Registration Coordinator

Job Title: Registration Coordinator

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Westminster, CO, US

Apply URL: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/732373.html

Job Description:

Title:   Registration Coordinator

Department:  Programs, Interpretation and Exhibits Reports to:   Director of School Programs & Interpretation FLSA Status: Exempt, salaried

Salary: $30,000/year

Position Summary:   The Registration Coordinator is responsible for managing the Butterfly Pavilion's registration system, with an emphasis on ensuring a positive and efficient guest orientation to the Butterfly Pavilion. The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator both over the phone and in writing with clear, legible and organized presentation. We are looking for someone who is customer-service-oriented, with a warm and welcoming tone and presence, who is committed to making the Butterfly Pavilion and its programs accessible and welcoming to all, and has a proven ability to work effectively with people from a wide array of cultures and communities.

Vital roles of this position include, but are not limited to: clear and concise communication about programing at the Butterfly Pavilion to potential customers, expediting incoming registrations and requests and ensuring that the information is accurate and reported to appropriate departments.

The Registration Coordinator is responsible for setting up and maintaining our current booking management database system, CENTAMAN, making reservations in the system for school groups, community outreach programs, special events, classes, and camps.  Butterfly Pavilion will be moving to a new registration system in 2018, and the Registration Coordinator will have an integral role in ensuring a smooth transition, including learning and helping train team members on the new system while maintaining existing reservations in the former system.

The Registration Coordinator will work closely with Education, Guest Services, and Membership to ensure that guest registration and confirmation processes are customer-service oriented, timely, and accurate. This position is essential to ensure that learners of all ages can experience a Butterfly Pavilion program.

Essential Functions

Processes

Use the current booking management database and POS system, CENTAMAN, to navigate all processes for program registration, and potential do the same with a new registration system.

Work with other departments to set up registration for events, classes, field trips, etc.

Work with other departments to develop and refine work-flow and Standard Operating Procedures, so that registration for and communication about all programs is accurate, available when needed, and customer-service oriented.

Set up website registration for each program.

Create a process that allows other team members to take reservation information. The Registration Coordinator will then input this information into the database booking system.

Work with departments and front desk staff to ensure that the reservation arrival and check-in process provide excellent visitor experience.

Registration

Use the booking management system to set up reservation types, process payments, generate and send confirmation e-mails, ensure appropriate resources are reserved, revenue and admissions are reported correctly, pricing is accurate, and on-line registration is available as appropriate.

Set the tone of the guest experience by creating a welcoming environment over the phone, via e-mail, and in person.

Be extremely knowledgeable about all events, programs, and visit types to promote sales and to provide excellent service to all potential customers.

Generate appropriate reports daily events, attendance reports, class rosters, etc. to ensure that staff have information about all visits and events. Assist with guest experience needs of groups.

Selling

Collaborate with appropriate team members to determine necessary strategic sales approaches for programs.

Upsell and cross-sell experiences and products to guest as a part of the registration process.

Develop group sales opportunities by researching and identifying potential groups.

Make outbound follow-up calls to existing guest and groups via telephone and email to cross-sell and up-sell.

Handle inbound lead follow-ups and convert into sales.

Administrative

Actively participate as a Butterfly Pavilion team member.

 

 

Attend all staff, branch and department meetings and additional trainings as designated essential by department and/or organizational need.

Other duties as needed and assigned.

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

Fluent English proficiency, writing and public speaking skills. Spanish proficiency preferred.

Outgoing, self-motivated person who enjoys working with the public.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people.

Ability to take the initiative, good follow-through, and excellent organizational skills.

Ability to work effectively in an innovative, fast-paced, and multi-tasked environment.

Ability to work flexible hours with a varied schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Ability to pay close attention to detail.

Work well individually and as part of a team.

Required Experience:

2+ years' experience in registration database management, reporting, and data entry.

Fluency with computer software, scheduling and database programs including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office.

Prior experience working in customer service, education, ticketing venues or tourism.

Knowledge of selling procedures.

Experience with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks/projects to meet deadlines.

Skilled in time management including ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.

Preferred Experience:

Knowledge of Point of Sale Systems. Knowledge of the CENTAMAN or ATMS system is a plus.

Experience in database set-up a plus.

Previous experience working with teachers, schools and/or large childcare centers.

Competencies:

Build relationships

Teamwork

Detail-oriented

Communication skills

Technologically Savvy

Decision making

Department Knowledge

Interpersonal skills

Additional Requirements:

Valid Driver's License

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 or before the primary teaching season, whichever occurs first.

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: Work Environment While performing the responsibilities of this position, Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Registration Coordinator.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderately-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 Registration Coordinator.

While performing the responsibilities of the Registration Coordinator, the employee is required to see, talk, and hear. The employee is required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is often 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.

Ability to lift, carry and pull materials, not to exceed 50 lbs.

Work schedule:

Full-time, exempt.  Monday to Friday.  Occasional evenings and weekends required.

No Phone Calls or Drop In's.  Position is open until filled.  Please submit a Resume AND Cover Letter.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/732373-20970.html

Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/732373.html 

Camps and Family Programs Coordinator Position

Title:                           Camps and Family Programs Coordinator

FLSA Status:               Full-Time Employee / Exempt / Salaried

Reports to:                 Education Director

Direct Reports:           Educator, Seasonals, Interns, Volunteers,

Location:                    Brighton, CO

Salary:                        $31,000-$36,000 annually, commensurate with experience

Benefits:                     Eligible – paid time off, Simple IRA w/match, medical, dental & vision insurance

Purpose:                     The Camps and Family Programs Coordinator builds community around the Bird Conservancy’s work and mission through developing and implementing summer camps, family, and homeschool 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:

  • Foster the growth of Summer Nature Camps by:
    • Planning, marketing, leading, and evaluating day and overnight camps for 4-18 year olds, including living onsite in shared space with overnight campers.
    • Leading the development and implementation of the Leaders-in-Training program, a summer camp volunteer/leadership program for 13-18 year-olds. 
    • Oversee licensing of overnight camps and exemption for day camps.
  • Develop, schedule, advertise, coordinate, lead, and evaluate monthly homeschool programs.
  • Plan, advertise, lead, and evaluate family programs and partnership events with Barr Lake State Park.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required (unless otherwise noted):

  • Solid understanding of camp industry standards, regulations, and risk management.
  • Solid understanding of environmental education standards and philosophy.
  • Strong facilitation and teambuilding skills.
  • General knowledge of biology and ecology, specific to ecosystems found in Colorado.
  • Specific knowledge and experience regarding bird identification, ornithology, and the natural history of birds.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical and time-management skills.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and roles efficiently with little direct guidance and rapidly adapt to changing environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Responsible, creative, relational, enthusiastic, flexible, and resourceful team player; self-motivated, results-oriented, and dedicated to providing clients with quality and enriching experiences.
  • Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred.    

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, life sciences, environmental interpretation, or education. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Experience developing, marketing, administering, leading, and evaluating environmental education/interpretation programs in formal and non-formal outdoor classroom settings.
  • Experience and confidence delivering scientific messages to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with safely transporting children in 15-passenger and other rental vehicles. 
  • Experience coordinating and supervising a diverse educator pool.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification (WFA or WFR preferred).

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume with three professional references to applicants@birdconservancy.org with the subject line Camps and Family Programs Coordinator by February 28, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Administrative Assistant Position

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Administrative Assistant Job Description

The role of the Administrative Assistant is to assist the Managing Director and Executive Director in all programming and events, and lend administrative assistance to Tesoro’s Accountant. The applicant must have a minimum of three years of administrative experience and/or a Bachelor's degree in a related field. Fundraising and/or nonprofit experience a plus. Must be a team player, have excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, be flexible, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Status: Part-Time ($15-$17 per hour depending upon experience), 20 hours per week average.

Reports to: Executive Director and Managing Director

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm, plus extended program and event dates (see below):

  • Saturday and/or Sunday Lectures (Approximately one or two a month from Oct-Apr, or as needed)
  • Two Annual Market Weekends (one in June, one in September)
  • Cultural Holiday Events (Sunday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve from 2:30pm-6:30pm)
  • Holiday Auction (early December)
  • Quarterly Board of Director Meetings

Work Environment: Very small office in the same building as The Fort Restaurant in Morrison, Colorado.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing weekly accounts payable and sales reports to Tesoro’s accountant utilizing QuickBooks.
  • Assist Executive Director in creating budgets and already formatted Profit and Loss statements for each of Tesoro’s events, including the Indian Market and Powwow; Spanish Colonial Art Market and 1830’s Mountain Man Rendezvous; the Annual Holiday Auction Fundraiser, Cultural Holiday Events, and the Historic Lecture Series.
  • Assist Managing Director and Executive Director in preparing the SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, and other major grant applications. This includes, but is not limited to, budgets and other important financial data critical for grant acceptance.

 Database Management:

  • Establishes proper data entry procedures and performs data entry.
  • Create necessary tables, queries, forms, excel spreadsheets, and reports.
  • Create and produce regularly needed reports, including PowerPoint presentations for Board of Director meetings.
  • Verify mailings with bulk mail restrictions and regulations and takes bulk mail to the Bulk Mail Entry Unit.

Event Coordination:

  • Assist with event coordination as needed (please go to www.tesoroculturalcenter.org to review Tesoro’s event descriptions and dates)
    • For each event, the duties of the Administrative Assistant may include, but are not limited to:
      • Serve as on-site event coordinator, assisting Managing Director and Executive Director for each event
      • Assist the Volunteer Coordinator, who manages 30-50 volunteers on a regular basis         
      • Prepare special event permit applications                            
      • Prepare and distribute invitation materials for artists, interpreters, entertainment, etc.
      • Assign booth spaces and follows-up with attending artists                            
      • Secure discounted lodging for market participants                            
      • Arrange security, parking assistants, sanitation rental, concessions vendors, etc.
      • Coordinate party tent rentals and configure event maps for booth spaces, etc.
      • Prepare all logistical special needs for each event
      • Coordinate with maintenance crew and Fort managers on logistics for events.    

Educational Programs:

  • Assist Managing Director with education program booking, Reserve software entries, program set-up/take-down, etc. when needed.
  • Serve as a representative of Tesoro Cultural Center at both on and off-site programs and events as needed.  

Collateral Materials and Web Management:

  • Works with Executive Director and Designo Advertising agency to create and distribute postcard mailings for Tesoro programs and events.  
  • Monitor and make sure information on the Tesoro website is current and up-to-date by working with Managing Director, Executive Director and Designo. 

Marketing and Public Relations:

  • Assist Executive Director and Managing Director in providing all pertinent data to BPR firm on press releases, blogs, mailings, email blasts, and Social Media posts.
  • Assist Managing Director to give Designo a production schedule to be sure the printing of promotional postcards, annual membership brochure, signage, etc. is done correctly, on time, and on budget.
  • Prepare all lists for large mailings with BPR through both The Fort’s Data base/Fishbowl, shared SCC lists, and Tesoro’s database.
  • Oversee that BPR is given all media queries, arrange media interviews, and assist the Executive Director, who serves as Tesoro's media spokesperson.

Membership/Development:

  • Assist Managing Director with the following, as needed:
    • Manage and process new memberships, renewals, and inquiries.
    • Manage and process incoming donations.

Assistance with Board Administration:

  • Assist Managing Director and Executive Director as a liaison to the Board of Directors and all committees.
  • Assist in the scheduling of Board of Director meetings, conference calls, email communications, reports, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Attend all quarterly Board meetings, and jointly presents to the Board reports assisting the Managing Director and Executive Director on demographics and P&L’s for event programming.

AV/Equipment/IT Responsibilities:

  • Work with Tesoro’s IT company, Optimum, and merchant services Shopify and Intuit (for iPad mobile sales reports flowing into QuickBooks.
  • Responsible for equipment and technology set up and break down for all events, and work with Fort Managers on room and AV set up.

Office Administration:

  • Answer phones, taking messages, and screening calls for the Managing Director and Executive Director.
  • Manage inventory and par levels of all supply needs, i.e., stationery and postage.
  • Keep kitchen and office clean and organized.
  • Set visitation hours for volunteers/staff/interpreters/sales people.

Required Computer Skills:

  • All Microsoft Office programs, QuickBooks Pro, and Adobe Suite.
  • Shopify and Intuit online inventory management software.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two references by March 31, 2018, to Tesoro Cultural Center at info@tesoroculturalcenter.org. Please include in the subject line: Admin Assistant Position.

Gardener – Seasonal – 7 positions

Job Summary: Performs a full range of horticultural support to the Horticulture department by applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant collections, landscapes, and seasonal displays, to ensure the highest horticulture standards and visitor experience. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures.

Career Type: Full-time

Qualifications/Experience: Minimum of one year’s experience in a horticultural/garden maintenance setting. Basic understanding of correct horticultural practices, experience in all aspects of routine garden maintenance, including but not limited to planting, watering, weed identification and control. Solid plant identification skills and experience with cultural requirements of herbaceous and woody plants essential. Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience with all horticultural hand tools and basic machinery. Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses appropriate horticultural techniques with an understanding of plant cultural requirements.
  • Uses appropriate safety procedures.
  • Completes assigned daily/weekly/monthly tasks including but not limited to weeding, mulching, watering, planting, pruning, dead heading and seed collection on a regular basis including weekends as scheduled or required.
  • Practices Integrated Pest Management when dealing with plant disease, nutrition, and insect problems.
  • Maintains paths, beds and common areas free of weeds, debris, and litter.
  • Supplies supervisor with plant related documentation as necessary.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with all departments, managers, co-workers, volunteers, and others to assure highest quality experience for all DBG visitors.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors, providing courteous, accurate responses to all inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management, including but not limited to snow removal in the winter.
  • Participates in special events as needed, including but not limited to Spring Plant Sale, Fete des Fleur, Fall Plant & Bulb Sale. Duties may include but not limited to assisting with set-up, teardown, and cleanup.

Click here to apply:

https://denverbotanicgardens.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/d72bc9a5-74b2-22e4-5f2c-b93c84730e72/apply?source=713004-CS-28662

Summer Nature Camp Instructor

Wild Bear Nature Center is seeking instructors for the summer season to plan and implement hands- on, creative ecology workshops for youth. Join us for a summer of teaching children and enjoying the mountains surrounding Nederland, Colorado!

The position entails connecting with Wild Bear Staff and reviewing programs offered and planning enriching hands-on nature camps utilizing existing materials as well as your own creative resources.

Programs take place outdoors at our property at Mud Lake or on trails surrounding the Nederland area as well as within Wild Bear Center.

Instructors hours: 8am-4pm (programs 9am-3:30pm) Monday-Friday as needed.

Instructors are needed for the following age groups and indicate your first choice in your cover letter:

NederRangers (ages 5-6) Mountain Rangers (age 6-7) Wild Naturalists (ages 8-9) Mountain Youth 10+

Location: Based out of Wild Bear Nature Center in downtown Nederland

Duration: Staff training May 39-June 1; programs run June 4-August 10

Qualifications:

  • ·  Degree in education, environmental studies, natural science or related field.
  • ·  2-3 years or 1,000 hours of leading groups of school-age children ages 5-12 in a nature-based

camp.

  • ·  Clear background check from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • ·  Three positive references
  • ·  Creative arts background a plus
  • ·  A strong background in local ecology is a plus.
  • ·  We encourage folks who have musical and creative strengths, a sense of humor, are kind and gentle, enjoy children and love the outdoors!

Compensation: $105/day for full day workshops which includes planning time.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: jill@wildbear.org Questions? Email: education@wildbear.org Phone: (303)258-0495 Website: www.wildbear.org

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

Summer Nature Camp Intern:

Wild Bear Nature Center is seeking up to five interns for the summer season to assist in the planning and implementation of our youth programs. NCAR Fridays (ages 5-8) at NCAR in Boulder or at our Mountain Program based out of the Mountain Ecology Center on the bus line in Nederland, takes place Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm in Nederland offering workshops for ages 5-15. Interns must be responsible, creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated to providing a safe and age-appropriate learning environment.

Qualifications:

  • ·  Working towards a degree in Education, Environmental Education, Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Education, Park Ranger or related field.
  • ·  Three positive references.
  • ·  Clear background check from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado

Department of Public Safety.

  • ·  Experience working with youth desirable.

Duties:

  • ·  Support lead instructor in all aspects of youth programs.
  • ·  Supervise children while abiding by all of Wildlife Policies.
  • ·  Ensuring safety of all participants.
  • ·  Contribute to the planning and preparation of program activities.
  • ·  Support other aspects of running a non-profit organization when needed such as helping with mailings,

prepping and attending community events, engaging with Nature Center visitors, improving educational exhibits, and assisting in the gift shop.

Location: 20 Lakeview Drive Unit 106, Nederland (Mountain Program); NCAR, Table Mesa Rd, Boulder (NCAR Fridays, Boulder)
Duration: Staff Training May 29-June 1; programs run June 4-August 10
Work Hours: $500 Stipend per month for 40hrs/wk or prorated to align with hours worked; will assist in location of housing; possible school credit; positive reference/letter of recommendation on successful completion of internship

Compensation: $500/month or prorated to align with hours worked if part-time To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Reba Mitchell, Education Coordinator Wild Bear Nature Center
P.O. Box 3017
Nederland, CO 80466

Or send via email: education@wildbear.org Questions? (303) 258-0495

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Apply now for an early interview.

Summer Safari Camp Captains

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 Learning Experiences department has an opportunity for Summer Safari Camp Captains to lead the camps by setting expectations for staff and volunteers for their team, overseeing the implementation of their curricula, and acting as lead/point for their classroom. Applicants MUST be available on (Saturdays) May 5, 12 AND 19 AND for training on Monday through Friday, May 21 – June 1. Captains must be able to commit to teaching June 4 – August 10. Positions are 40 hours/week, with hours varying between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM.

Essential Functions:

Participating in the Summer Safari team as a classroom instructor, including:

  • Implementing pre-written lesson plans and leading Zoo explorations         
  • Facilitating camper instruction, activities, and volunteer participation
  • Delivering creative, interactive, age-appropriate learning experiences
  • Providing responsible care and leadership for camp participants
  • Setting up and taking down tables, chairs, and other classroom supplies/equipment
  • Distributing and cleaning up snacks and lunches
  • Attending mandatory weekly staff meetings
  • Following check-in/check-out protocol, including checking identification

Acting in a leadership role within your classroom, including:

  • Assisting with the mentoring and training of Summer Safari Instructors
  • Setting the daily activity schedule for your assigned curriculum
  • Coordinating adult and teen volunteers
  • Presenting animal experiences for Summer Safari campers
  • Requesting/preparing needed materials
  • Directing daily check-in and out, including interacting with parents and caregivers in a positive, helpful manner
  • Referring all special requests and issues to Summer Safari Administration
  • Providing timely feedback about camp team and curriculum to administrators
  • Representing Denver Zoo and its commitment to an excellent guest experience

Additional Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Summer Safari or similar day camp setting.
  • Experience working with children.  We are seeking applicants with a background and interest in children ages 4 to 13 (Pre-K through 8th grade). 
  • Background in education, child development, environmental education, biology, or related fields.  Studies in ECE or Elementary Education are preferred.
  • Previous experience supervising staff.
  • Working towards or have earned a college degree (preferably in one of the above fields).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with a partner.
  • Ability to perform duties that involve long periods of standing, walking, and performing activities in hot weather.
  • Interest in teaching children and environmental education.
  • Ability to participate as an energetic, positive team member.
  • Ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within given deadlines.
  • First Aid/CPR training a definite plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to implement them by working in a team.

Compensation and Benefits: 

These are temporary positions and as such are not eligible for benefits at this time.

Completed applications must be submitted by March 12, 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

Summer Safari Camp Instructor

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 Learning Experiences department has an opportunity for Summer Safari Camp Instructors to facilitate camp programming and provide responsible care and a safe environment for camp participants.  Applicants MUST be available for training Monday through Friday, May 21 – June 1. Day Camp Instructors must commit either to teaching the first five weeks (Monday through Friday, June 4 – July 6) or the last five weeks (July 9 – August 10). Applicants may request to work all 10 weeks. Positions are 40 hours/week, with hours varying between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM.

Essential Functions:

Participating in the Summer Safari team as a classroom instructor, including:

  • Implementing pre-written lesson plans and leading Zoo explorations       
  • Facilitating camper instruction, activities, and volunteer participation
  • Delivering creative, interactive, age-appropriate learning experiences
  • Providing responsible care and leadership for camp participants

Preparing for and cleaning up after camp activities, including:

  • Setting up and taking down tables, chairs, and other classroom supplies/equipment
  • Making copies and preparing materials for craft activities, as needed
  • Distributing and cleaning up snacks and lunches
  • Attending mandatory weekly staff meetings

Acting in a leadership role within your classroom, including:

  • Maintaining weekly rosters and name badges
  • Following check-in/check-out protocol, including checking identification
  • Interacting with parents and caregivers in a positive, helpful manner and representing Denver Zoo and its commitment to an excellent guest experience
  • Referring all special requests and issues to Summer Safari Administration

Additional Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children.  We are seeking applicants with a background and interest in children ages 4 to 13 (Pre-K through 8th grade). 
  • Background in education, child development, environmental education, biology, or related fields.  Studies in ECE or Elementary Education preferred.
  • Working towards or have earned a college degree (preferably in one of the above fields).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with a partner.
  • Ability to perform duties that involve long periods of standing, walking, and performing activities in hot weather.
  • Interest in teaching children and environmental education.
  • Ability to participate as an energetic, positive team member.
  • Ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within given deadlines.
  • First Aid/CPR training a definite plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to implement them by working in a team.

Compensation and Benefits: 

These are temporary positions and as such are not eligible for benefits at this time.

Completed applications must be submitted by March 12, 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 Guest Engagement Facilitator

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 Learning Experiences & Guest Engagement Department has an opportunity for a Seasonal Guest Engagement Facilitator to assist with a variety of programs included but not limited to, the ‘Giraffe Encounter’ feeding experience, the ‘Explore the Shore’ nature play area, and the science exploration space, ‘Be a Zookeeper’ Zone. This position is designed for responsible, energetic, and outgoing persons interested in guest engagement and education in an informal science institution. This position is a seasonal position from May 7, 2018 to September 3, 2018; Start date negotiable for prior work or school commitments. Work week is 30-35 hours/week.

Essential Functions:

  • Program Delivery – Giraffe Encounter: Assists guests in safely feeding and interacting with the giraffes. Answers questions and interprets giraffe natural history to connect Denver Zoo visitors with the giraffes.  Collaborates with volunteers and Denver Zoo staff in several departments to successfully manage the Giraffe Encounter and ensure guest and animal safety.
  • Free Play Facilitation- Explore the Shore: Leads and facilitates dynamic, outdoor, play-based learning in the Explore the Shore play area.  Engages children and families in sand and water play, nature exploration, and animal discovery. Maintains a safe and fun environment for all guests.
  • Activity facilitation- Be A Zookeeper Zone: Leads and facilitates the Creative Care Corner of Be a Zookeeper Zone, where children can work as zookeepers to build animal habitats and observe live animals interacting with the space. Facilitator is responsible for handling live animals, including box turtles and guinea pigs, and ensuring their safety. Other activities include animal behavior investigations, live animal demonstrations, and providing exhibit interpretation for rotational exhibits in the space.
  • Special Events support- Supports special events on zoo grounds including temporary exhibits, sponsorship events, and awareness days. Enhances the guests’ experience through guided activities, demonstrations, activation of program areas, informal learning opportunities, and other duties as assigned. These events often occur after regular zoo operating hours.
  • Program Support- Organizes, inventories, and restocks all program and exhibit materials and supplies. Responsible for set up and break down of programs and activities. Maintains cleanliness of the areas. Assists in recording attendance and supporting program evaluation though observations and feedback.
  • Communication-Provides excellent customer service to Denver Zoo guests. Communicates effectively and professionally with peers, supervisors, and other Denver Zoo staff members. Proactively communicates with the Guest Engagement Coordinator and Manager relating to exhibit and program needs.
    • 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.
    • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the water quality and chemistry of the water play feature in the Explore the Shore play area
  • Follows all animal handling procedures and protocols in place, including completion of additional animal handling training
  • Supports other Guest Engagement programs as needed
  • Represents Denver Zoo in a professional and positive manner
  • Complies with all zoo policies and procedures
  • Performs various tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working with the public; proven customer service skills required.
  • Experience working with children and youth, preferably with a focus on ECE audiences.
  • Knowledgeable in interpretive techniques; Certified Interpretive Guide a plus
  • Passion and excitement for connecting guests with animals, nature, and science at the zoo
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred
  • General knowledge of biological and environmental sciences and/or educational practices 
  • Enthusiasm and lots of energy
  • Flexible, friendly and approachable
  • Ability to communicate effectively in noisy, crowded situations
  • Self-motivated and capable of working individually and on a team
  • Ability to work dexterously with hands and arms and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work outside for 7 hours at a time
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish desired but not required
  • Willing and available to work diverse schedules, including weekdays, weekend days, and occasional evenings

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a seasonal position and as such are not eligible for benefits at this time.

Completed applications must be submitted by March 12, 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

Attractions 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 Attractions Department has an opportunity for a full time Attractions Manager to oversee all staffing, guest safety, budget management and operations of the zoo’s attractions.  Attraction locations include, but not limited to, Lorikeet Adventure, Giraffe Encounter, Conservation Carousel, Denver Zoo Railroad and 4D Theater.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages the Attractions on-site revenue programs by providing leadership, training, and oversight of all staffing needs (6 – 12), day to day operations, and future planning.
  • Manages all staff for Attractions team including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling and coaching for all seasonal and full time staff. 
  • Creates innovative experiences at attractions that engage guests and consistently improve attractions to provide excellent guest experience. 
  • Works with various teams throughout the zoo to run Attraction locations including but not limited to Lorikeet Adventure, Giraffe Encounter, Conservation Carousel, Denver Zoo Railroad and 4D Theater.
  • Create and maintain all safety protocols and daily check lists at all Attractions.
  • Develop and update policies and processes to be included within standard operating procedures and operating guides hat ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. 
  • Manages Rides & Attractions maintenance staff to ensure safety and ride check lists are completed to Colorado state standards to ensure compliance. 
  • Communicates regularly with maintenance staff and ride companies on part needs and service issues.
  • Manages schedules of work, task assignment and timing of projects throughout campus for Rides & Attractions maintenance staff.
  • Collaboratively works with staff from around the zoo to assist the Director of Guest Operations in developing new on-site revenue programs.  Development will include operations planning, assisting with site plans, hiring, developing staff training, onboarding staff, and ensuring the operation runs smooth from opening.
  • Responsible for constantly evaluating all onsite programs to ensure ROI goals are being met and are operating within budget.
  • Manages the Attractions team budget including meeting or decreasing expenses and creatively exceeding revenue goals. 
  • Works collaboratively with the Marketing Department to ensure on-site sales are on target to meet or exceed budgets.  Suggest packages and sale incentives to maximize on-site per caps.
  • Inspects the zoo through the eyes of the visitor and ensures that any irregularities are reported for correction; identifies visitor expectations and implements changes that meet or exceed those expectations.
  • Looks for safety hazards and reports them with corrective action.
  • Assists the Director of Guest Operations in projects and research as needed.
  • Represents the Guest Operations department on various teams as needed and/or requested. 
  • Consistently brings the guest needs and visitor experience to the fore front during planning, implementation, and day to day operations.
  • 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:

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college. 
  • Four years of management experience in a customer service or guest services environment.  Additional years of experience may be substituted for academic training.
  • Previous rides/attractions operations a bonus.
  • Strong written and oral communications.
  • General office skills including Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency.
  • Computer based POS systems required, preferably ATMS
  • Ability to function in a multi-task environment.
  • Ability to work weekend, holiday, and evening hours, as needed.
  • A respect for confidentiality.

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 28, 2018

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Maintenance 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 Facilities Operations Department has an opportunity for a full time Maintenance Technician to perform general maintenance work.  The Maintenance Technician also assists the tradesmen in a variety of facility and maintenance areas as needed. The Facilities Group is a diverse team of individuals and departments with a broad range of talents. The team works collaboratively to provide exceptional care, growth, and vision for all of the Zoo’s physical facilities and landscapes, while exceeding the expectations of our internal customers and our zoo guests.

Essential Functions:

  • Works and assists in all Maintenance Department shops.
  • Inspects facilities and equipment to determine construction, mechanical installation, maintenance, or repairs needed.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems needing maintenance or repairs.
  • Performs submitted maintenance requests.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment.
  • Ability to operate various pieces of equipment such as backhoes, Bobcats, and forklifts.
  • Run errands for materials, etc., as needed and clean maintenance facilities.
  • Moves furniture and appliances with various pieces of equipment and other maintenance personnel.
  • Consistently provides exceptional customer service.
  • 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:

  • Relieves front reception desk in Operations as needed.
  • Keeps maintenance facilities clean and safe.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Two years of general non-licensed maintenance experience highly desirable.
  • Ability to read and work from manuals, blueprints, written and verbal instructions.
  • Must possess good interpersonal communications skills.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Ability to interact with fellow employees and guests at the zoo.
  • 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:

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.

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 28, 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

POSITION:  BILINGUAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / RECEPTIONIST 

GENERAL PURPOSE

The person in this position is the pulse of the Alliance Française office, and imperative for this nonprofit’s success.  He or she is often the first contact for potential and existing students, members and customers, and is responsible for class and event registration, membership, maintaining office supplies, taking payments and other miscellaneous duties supporting the administrative team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the front desk and physically welcome people, show them the premises and present the services offered, answer phone and emails inquiries (sometimes in French)
  • Manage group classes: Create the classes, proceed the payment, confirm classes and cancellations, assign classrooms, certificates of completion, credit letters, evaluations, organize and proceed Mid Term Survey
  • Manage Private classes: Enrollment, payment, contracts, coupons, assignments, follow-up and renewal
  • Enroll members in events: Registration, payment, cancellation, attend some events, support in planning and management as needed
  • Enter payments in accounting software. Payment plans and payments due.
  • Manage membership cards: Enrollment,  payment, process the cards
  • Office supply orders, order books (in coordination with the Office Manager)
  • Maintain classrooms and equipment
  • Manage the Library: Enrollment (included Culturetheque), circulation, reshelf materials, late fees
  • French exams: Enrollment, payment and filing, communication with candidates regarding certificate pick-up
  • Manage the translations: Communication between customer and translator, payment, filling
  • Support the supervision of  interns
  • Help sending press release/information to the media about the school, the events…
  • Help managing the AFD website with content updates and page creation including an online shopping cart with over 200 products

JOB QUALIFICATION

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Detail-oriented (IMPERATIVE)
  • Ability to multitask and remain organized
  • Ability to work four evenings per week (Mon-Thurs until 6:30pm) and Saturday mornings (9-1.00pm). Total: 34hr. per week
  • Solid knowledge of generally accepted standards of customer service and conflict resolution
    • General proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Very strong communications skills - ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with the public, employees and students on a daily basis
    • Self-motivated and proactive
    • Intermediate French proficiency (speaking) a plus
    • Nonprofit experience a plus

Organization Description:

The Alliance Française de Denver (www.afdenver.org) is the local independent branch of the Nonprofit Alliance Française world-wide network. Its mission is to increase awareness of and interest in French cultures and language within the local community. It has policies and practices of non-discrimination. It offers a variety of cultural and social events, and quality courses with emphasis on conversational French.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to our Office Manager Sonja Balstad at officemanager@afdenver.org by 5pm on Monday, February 26, 2018.

This position description is not designed to spell out all the duties and tasks associated with this employment; all the Alliance Française de Denver staff is expected to fulfill both essential and secondary job duties and requirements.

Alliance Française de Denver is one of Denver's oldest nonprofit organizations and we are looking for our new Bilingual Administrative Assistant/Receptionist.

The person in this position is the pulse of the Alliance Française de Denver office, a 120+ year old nonprofit French language school, cultural center and resource center.

He or she is often the first contact for potential and existing students, members and customers, and is responsible for class and event registration, membership, maintaining office supplies, taking payments and other miscellaneous duties supporting the administrative team.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to our Office Manager Sonja Balstad at officemanager@afdenver.org  by 5pm on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Please put “Bilingual Administrative Assistant/Receptionist" in the subject line of your email.

Gardener – Seasonal –

This position is at our Chatfield Farms location in Littleton, Co.

Job ummary: Under general direction of the Horticulturist, maintains the ornamental gardens, turf and natural areas at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Job includes but is not limited to: mulching, weeding, watering, dead-heading, transplanting, and planting along with all other general maintenance tasks associated with gardens and natural areas.

Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or minimum three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to read and understand instructions, simple diagrams and schematics. Must be able to read and understand toxin labels. Must possess valid Colorado Drivers License. Must have some working knowledge of machinery (mowers, trimmers roto-tillers, and small engines). Three months experience in similar garden maintenance environment. Must be familiar with use of hand held tools.

Career Type: Full-time

Essential Job Duties:

  • Inspects, maintains, and conducts routine maintenance of gardens and natural areas at Chatfield Farms to reflect a high degree of horticultural care.
  • Ensures pathways and patios are accessible for visitors.
  • Performs horticultural care and maintenance work such as watering, weeding, trimming, pruning, dead-heading and minor repair of garden irrigation systems.
  • Maintains all decorative water features on a weekly basis

Other Job Duties:

  • Assists with preparation and presentation of Pumpkin Festival, Corn Maze, concerts, movies and other special events.
  • Works with all departments to assure highest quality experience for all visitors at Chatfield Farms.
  • Provides courteous, accurate responses to inquiries from management, co-workers, volunteers, members and visitors.
  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers and others.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

We are hiring 4 Gardeners from March - September.  2 will be scheduled Sunday - Thursday and 2 will be scheduled Tuesday - Saturday.

To apply click the link:

https://denverbotanicgardens.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/2f0fc0f0-38e2-ffa1-2a64-87a447badbd3/apply?source=696597-CS-28662

Plant Mapping Specialist

Job Summary: Working independently or alongside horticulture staff and volunteers, inventories plants in the conservatory, greenhouses and outdoor gardens at York Street, Chatfield and Mt. Goliath, and catalogs map data digitally in BG-Map, BG-BASE and Auto-CAD. Maintains and keeps Gardens’ Auto-CAD basemap up-to-date through appropriate surveying techniques for both internal and public uses. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, photographing and databasing images of plants, assisting with labeling plants in the gardens, and providing an enriching experience to garden visitors by disseminating information. This position requires working indoors in office conditions as well as in garden conditions outdoors, in greenhouses and in the conservatory.

Career Type: Part-time - 32 hours a week

Qualifications/Experience: Bachelors degree in horticulture, botany, landscape architecture or related field from a four-year college or university with 2 to 3 years experience; or 4 to 6 years of horticulture experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience required in using taxonomic keys, nursery catalogs, digital resources and/or inventory lists for plant identification of woody and herbaceous plants. Basic understanding of plant nomenclature required. Candidate should have experience in surveying methods and in reading and interpreting maps. Proficiency with IBM compatible computers and software including Microsoft Office and Outlook required. Experience with BG-Map, BG-BASE, and Auto-CAD or GIS software preferred. Must be able to work independently, possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational abilities and be detail-oriented. Valid Colorado Driver’s License required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes appropriate mapping and surveying techniques of the highest standard to inventory and map gardens including plants and hardscape areas.
  • Uses computer database (BG-BASE) to create inventories, search for plants and communicate with horticulture staff.
  • Utilizes BG-Map and Auto-CAD to maintain up-to-date maps of gardens, including but not limited, Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, Chatfield Farms and Mt. Goliath locations.
  • Contributes articles to internal and external publications.
  • Serves as a horticultural resource to management, co-workers, volunteers, members and visitors.
  • Labels and photographs plant collections and maintains Gardens Navigator website.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates and defines tasks and processes for volunteers and interns.
  • Coordinates garden expenditure and purchasing with supervisor.
  • Participates in special events as needed including but not limited to Plant Sale, Fete, Concert Series, and Blossoms of Light. Duties may include assisting in set-up, teardown, planning, cleanup, etc.
  • Helps with garden planning as requested.
  • Actively participates in professional societies and other organizations to disseminate and share ideas and keep current on horticultural happenings.
  • Works with all departments to assure highest quality experience for all the Gardens visitors.
  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers and others.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
  • Uses appropriate safety procedures.
  • Participates in education programs and conducts tours when required including but not limited to evenings and weekends.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management, including snow removal in the winter.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.

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.

To apply click the link:

https://denverbotanicgardens.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/6117f779-288b-b88c-2ba7-9198c5fe6346/apply?source=705784-CS-28662

Greenhouse Production – Seasonal

Job Summary: Performs a full range of plant production support to the Horticulture department by applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant collections. Specifically, assists Senior Horticulturist (Greenhouse & Propagation) with day to day maintenance and propagation of plant collections in greenhouses and nursery, both at York Street and Chatfield locations as required. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures.

Career Type: Full-time

Qualifications/Experience: Minimum of one year’s experience in a greenhouse/nursery production setting. Basic understanding of correct horticultural practices, experience with greenhouse growing, propagation, and nursery maintenance are required, including but not limited to: seeds and cuttings, planting, watering, weed identification. Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have knowledge of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and have experience with all horticultural hand tools and basic machinery. Solid plant identification skills as well as some experience with cultural requirements of herbaceous and woody plants essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses appropriate horticultural techniques and has an understanding of plant cultural requirements.
  • Uses appropriate safety procedures.
  • Completes assigned daily/weekly/monthly tasks including but not limited to weeding, watering, planting, pruning, dead heading and seed collection on a regular basis including weekends as scheduled or required.
  • Practices Integrated Pest Management when dealing with plant disease, nutrition and insect problems.
  • Performs assigned tasks with the Grown at the Gardens program, keeping track of inventories and signage database, printing labels and coordinating volunteers.
  • Participates in seed collection, cleaning, organizing, databasing, distribution to Plant Select® and Index Seminum.
  • Performs assigned tasks with all aspects of greenhouse production, including ordering and accessioning.
  • Maintain greenhouses and common areas free of weeds, debris, and litter.
  • Supplies supervisor with plant related documentation as necessary.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with all departments, managers, co-workers, volunteers and others to assure highest quality experience for all DBG visitors.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors, providing courteous, accurate responses to all inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management, including snow removal in the winter.
  • Participates in special events as needed including but not limited to Plant Sale, Fete des Fleur, Fall Plant & Bulb Sale. Duties may include, but not limited to assisting with set-up, teardown and cleanup.

To apply click the link:

https://denverbotanicgardens.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/cc009dbe-2f6c-419a-a570-cc9874b49aa9/apply?source=703695-CS-2866