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Program & Development Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

Think 360 Arts’ mission is to cultivate and sustain the arts as essential to all learning through creative experiences for students and teachers. It is Think 360 Arts’ objective to improve learning opportunities in and through the arts for children and youth, particularly in under-served communities.

Think 360 Arts focuses on in-depth programming enabling children and their teachers learn to express themselves creatively toward the goal of using the arts as a tool for academic achievement, workforce preparedness and personal growth. Programs include: Artist in Residence Programs and After School Workshops; Educational Performances; Public Awareness Campaigns; and Professional Development for Classroom Teachers and Professional Teaching Artists. Think 360 Arts is an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

School and Community Programs 40%

  • Assist in responding to requests for artist in residence, educational performances, and workshop requests by schools and community-based organizations.
  • Assist in developing and booking school programs, including contracts, scheduling, communications, and billing.
  • Facilitate planning meetings between school partners and teaching artists as well as all follow-up needed to ensure successful high quality programming.
  • Assist with the implementation of the CAP Grant program.
  • Implement and manage the allocation of funding assistance to Colorado schools.
  • Assist with the compilation of programs statistics and financial data on related programs.
  • Assist with the implementation of arts education professional development in-services, workshops, and institutes for Colorado teachers.
  • Assist with the implementation of the artist selection process for the Think 360 Arts Artist Roster.
  • Work with Education Director and teaching artists to design and deliver programs that effectively connect the arts with the curriculum.

Development 60%

  • Research program data and necessary documentation to assist in the writing of grant proposals and reports to funders.
  • Research alternative funding sources and initiating grant proposals to foundations to support ongoing programs. Chart grant functions and maintain a grants calendar.
  • Assist with grant research, writing, fundraising and development as assigned.
  • Maintain and support ongoing work with donors.
  • Contribute to website, newsletter and outreach media as needed.
  • Attend Board meetings, conferences, and other meetings as requested.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS OR SKILLS DESIRED:

Candidates should have excellent communication skills. An undergraduate degree is required. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills as well as an interest in the value of arts in education are essential to success in this position.

SALARY AND OFFICE HOURS

This is a 30 hour/week salaried position, our normal business hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday; on occasion hours outside of normal business hours may be assigned at the discretion of the Executive Director. The salary for this position will be based on $16 an hour, experience and passion of the applicant will be considered. This position can change rapidly in size and scope depending on programs developed and overall financial health of the organization. 

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to info@think360arts.org. Your application will be reviewed and we have set an interview date of July 30, 2016. Interviews will be held on August 8th and 9th.

IN YOUR COVER LETTER ADDRESS:

  • Experience with software applications such as: Microsoft Suite, Salesforce, and any related donor base systems.
  • Qualifications and experience working within an educational environment and arts environment.
  • Qualifications and experience working with the Colorado Common Grant, Foundations, and Donor related initiatives.
  • Qualifications and abilities to work within a small collaborative work environment.

Think 360 Arts’ policy is to afford equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Visitor Services Representative (part time, non-exempt)

Benefits:  Eligible for Prorated, Part-Time Employee Benefits
Application Deadline:  August 6, 2016
Start Date:  Immediately
Compensation:  $12/hour
Reports to:  Director of Visitor Services and Events

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

Essential Duties/Responsibilities
  • Staff the reception desk, greet and provide assistance to museum visitors with a focus on customer service, organization and efficiency. Ensure visitors are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Handle ticket sales and sales from the museum shop; manage cash drawer.
  • Supply front desk with sufficient visitor information literature, maps, and other necessary materials.
  • Promote and sell museum memberships.
  • Interface with museum security to implement museum policies and procedures for the safety and security of visitors and of the museum.
  • Maintain a friendly and helpful environment for museum visitors. Serve as a resource for, and communicate well with, a variety of visitors, understand and address the special needs of different visitors, address visitor concerns and complaints in a pleasant and efficient manner.
  • Understand and help carry out the museum's mission, activities, services and programs.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with peers at other area museums.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the museum, and perform other duties as needed.
Minimum Education, Job Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree with coursework in business or arts administration preferred; one to two years of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Prior experience in a museum setting a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office products; experience with ticketing and point of sales systems is highly desirable (the museum uses Altru, a Blackbaud product).
  • Prior sales experience and cash/register handling strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, to work in fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines, while maintaining flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public and to exercise tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Sensitivity to diverse characteristics of visitors and understanding of the requirements of visitors with disabilities or special needs.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to work 2 to 4 days per week, depending on museum needs, and flexible availability

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Clyfford Still Museum
Attention: Human Resources
1250 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80204
720-354-4880
NO CALLS PLEASE

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.

Show/Counter Lead

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is accepting applicants for the position of Show /Counter Lead in the Box Office Department, general responsibilities include:

  • Night of Show Procedures, including overseeing ticket window operations, house management communication, box office reports and deposits.
  • Leadership of ticket agents during counter/show shifts, including VIP seating requests, preparation of house orders, and assistant to Box Office Managers.
  • Subscriber Services including all customer service needs to subscribers and troubleshoot all subscription problems.

Requirements Include:   Previous experience in booking of theater(s) of 700 seats or more required.  Experience with Audience View ticketing system preferred.  Previous experience in supervision or leadership of others preferred.  Previous experience and background in high paced, customer service and problem solving business venue.  Expert experience with computers.  Flexible scheduling including available to work on weekends, holidays and evenings.

This position is a full time union position.

Submit resume via email to:
HRdirector@dcpa.org

No phone calls please

Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate, Building Services

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

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

Job Description: The Building Services Department performs a variety of tasks that support day-to-day Museum operations.  This part time position supports receiving dock functions by assisting with sorting and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail and packages. This position is also instrumental to the success of the Museum’s recycling program by collecting and weighing recyclables.  Frequent walking, standing and lifting is required to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Come join our fun, fast paced dynamic team and contribute to the success of our world class organization.

Required Qualifications: 
  • High school diploma
  • Driver's license and insurance
  • Ability to operate a pallet jack
  • Basic proficiency with MS Office
Application Instructions: 
Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on August 1, 2016 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=651 Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

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

Line Cook

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is seeking a Line Cook to join our amazing institution.  This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in the continued success of the Museum, with 450+ full-time and part-time employees and more than 1,800 volunteers.  We are building on our already solid foundation with a strong vision and solid strategy to recreate and redefine how we engage our community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. Located in the heart of Denver City Park, and neighbor to the Denver Zoo, the Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities that help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. More than 300,000 students and teachers are served by Museum each year. The Museum houses nearly 1.5 million artifacts and specimens in its collections from around the world. 

Job Description: The DMNS Cook is responsible for preparing quality foods, providing the highest customer service and supporting the DMNS cleanliness and sanitation guidelines. Execute the preparation, cooking and presentation of foods to ensure food meets DMNS quality standards and controlling waste whenever possible. Able to remain calm and professional through stressful or ambiguous circumstances; able to objectively and calmly interpret information, solve problems, and meet tight deadlines in difficult circumstances; able to help others manage stress. 

Required Qualifications: 
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Culinary degree preferred
  • 2 years’ experience as a line cook in a high volume restaurant/cafeteria setting required
  • Current Serve Safe Certification
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required

Application Instructions: 

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on August 8, 2016 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=645Resumes will not be accepted after this time. 

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

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

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

Denver County Cultural Council - Volunteer Opportunity

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting applications to fill three vacancies on the Denver County Cultural Council.
The cultural council is a board authorized by the State of Colorado and appointed by Denver City Council to distribute Scientific & Cultural Facilities District Tier III revenues to science and cultural organizations in Denver.
 
City Council is seeking applicants with active community involvement at the neighborhood level and professional, volunteer or advocatory experience in an art, cultural, scientific or historical organization. Applicants should have a citywide perspective and be willing to commit at least 15 to 20 hours per month to the cultural council during the annual grant application review period, from March through June.Applicants must:
  • Be a resident of the City and County of Denver
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Not be a current board member or paid staff of any organization applying for Tier III funding
  • Be willing to disclose any conflict of interest
Applications are due by Wednesday, Aug. 3.

The Denver County Cultural Council is comprised of 11 voting members. Three are ex-officio, representing citywide organizations, and eight are community representatives selected from interested applicants. The vacancy is for a 2-, 3-, or 4-year term, renewable for an additional term, up to a maximum of six years.

The application form and details are available at ArtsandVenues.com. For additional information, contact Denver Arts & Venues Director of Cultural Affairs Tariana Navas-Nieves at tariana.navas@denvergov.org or 720-865-4312.

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

Location: York Street

Compensation: $15 per hour

Qualifications:  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.

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

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

Grounds Specialist / Maintenance Technician

Hours: Full Time: 40 hours per week
Schedule: Sunday - Thursday (6:00 am-3:00 pm) adjustments to be expected for events and special projects
Rate: $11.00 per hour
Open: July 11, 2016
Close: When position is filled

Basic Function & Summary:

The mission of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. As an employee of the Children’s Museum, the Grounds Specialist/Maintenance Technician will play a key role in making an excellent first impression among our members and guests by providing and maintaining a welcoming, clean, safe and secure environment on our entire campus.

The Museum’s 8+ acre campus includes our parking lot, playground, walkways and outdoor experience “Joy Park” and serves approximately 1000+ adults and kiddos on a daily basis. The Grounds Specialist will start each day by making sure the campus is in great condition to receive guests. An eye for detail is a must in this position as your work will be the first thing everyone will experience as they arrive for a day of fun activities at the Museum.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Grounds Keeping & Landscape Maintenance
  • Operate leaf blower to clear all walkways, driveway and plaza
  • Power wash patio tables, walkways and equipment
  • Campus and park trash pickup
  • Snow Removal
  • Weed pulling and spraying
  • Landscape material  maintenance and replacement
  • Irrigation oversight  and general watering
  • Lawn mowing and trimming
Assist Maintenance Technicians with:
  • Support routine light and filter changes
  • Special projects as needed to include general repairs and daily maintenance needs  throughout the Museum
  • Shipping & Receiving oversight and coordination
  • General painting and touch ups
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with small machines, i.e. mowers, blowers, chainsaw, string trimmer
  • Basic understanding of landscaping and irrigation systems
  • Confident and motivated  self starter with an eye for quality and detail
  • Ability to communicate with staff, volunteers  and guests in a direct and respectful manner
  • Spanish speaker is a plus
  • All candidates must pass a background check
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to lift, load and unload equipment and supplies up to 60lbs
  • Must be able to be standing/or walking for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work with basic tools i.e. hand tools, landscaping tools, drills, ladders
Work Environment:
  • You will be working predominantly outside and in potentially hot, cold or wet weather conditions
  • Projects inside the Museum to support basic maintenance and operational  needs
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:
Francisco Ocampo
Associate Director of Facilities
 
Please reference the name of the position you are seeking in your cover letter and email subject.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins, please.

Facilities Maintenance Technician

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

Basic Function & Summary:

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

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer oversight, scheduling & support

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

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Francisco Ocampo
Associate Director of Facilities
ciscoo@cmdenver.org

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

Director of Marketing           

Reports To: General/Artistic Director

Direct Reports:  Associate Director of Marketing, Box Office Manager

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Denver office with occasional travel to Central City; some evening and weekend work required

Compensation: DOE with benefits

Central City Opera (CCO) is the nation’s fifth-oldest opera company with annual summer performances presented at the Central City Opera House, 40 miles west of Denver in one of Colorado’s official National Landmark Historic Districts. Founded in 1932, the company continues to present artistically excellent professional opera in an annual summer festival; to offer a nationally recognized career-entry training program for young singers; to produce year-round education and community engagement programs and performances; and to preserve and maintain the Opera House and 30 other Victorian-era properties. 

Position Summary

The Director of Marketing is responsible for strategic leadership, planning, implementation and evaluation of marketing and communications in traditional and digital media, as well as branding efforts for CCO. The Director of Marketing will work closely with the other department directors to provide appropriate marketing and communications support for all program areas and to help ensure the overall success of the organization. This position is responsible for preparing and managing the annual marketing budget and for providing oversight and supervision of the Associate Director of Marketing, the Box Office Manager and box office operations, and various outside contractors.

Primary Responsibilities

Department Management

  • Develops and manages annual marketing budget including ticket revenue goals
  • Establishes and implements a strategic direction for the marketing department that aligns with and supports the strategic direction of the organization
  • Oversees department resources including marketing databases, website, taping, recording, and photography needs
  • Supervises the Associate Director of Marketing and the Box Office Manager including performance management, coaching and development, and oversees the same for other employees within the department
  • Contracts and oversees service providers such as printers, outdoor media installation, web services, and various contractors
  • Regularly attends and reports at CCO Board of Directors meetings, department director meetings, and staff meetings.
  • Represents CCO at various professional and community meetings such as SCFD, Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Opera America

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive, written plan for marketing/communications with measurable goals and benchmarks for short- and long-term goals
  • Strategically allocates all advertising dollars, negotiates advertising contracts, oversees ad design and delivery
  • Develops and coordinates sales tactics with Box Office Manager for subscription, acquisition and single ticket sales to ensure that sales goals are met and all available seats are strategically filled
  • Secures media sponsorships and coordinates with the Development Department to generate ideas for future sponsorship opportunities
  • Oversees all media communications including interviews and the development of press materials and press releases
  • Develops and oversees all printed marketing collateral materials including brochures, newsletters, direct mail pieces, and Festival program
  • Oversees all organizational communications through news media, advertising, direct mail, email, social media and website to ensure consistency of the CCO brand across all communication channels
  • Oversees website maintenance and internet marketing efforts
  • Provides marketing and public relations support for key events of the CCO Guild and CCO Board Special Events Committee
  • Works closely with other departments to explore and develop opportunities for cross promotion and collaborations for audience development
  • Works closely with key members of Central City and Denver area communities to promote and create awareness of CCO; serves as key spokesperson for the company as needed

Compentencies/Qualifications

  • Analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking
  • Proven success in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing/PR campaigns and branding and awareness strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to define goals, set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Experience with website content management, especially with sites on a WordPress platform
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong fiscal management
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with a broad range of individuals
  • Discretion, maturity and composure, especially under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, with a minimum of five years relevant experience, preferably in the performing arts
  • Interest/knowledge in opera, music or the performing arts strongly preferred

To Apply

Please send one PR/Marketing related writing sample along with a cover letter and resume detailing relevant experience to hr@centralcityopera.org. Type Director of Marketing in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS or DROP-INS, PLEASE. Deadline to apply is Friday, July 22, 2016.

Development Director                        

ELK (Environmental Learning for Kids) is an inclusive non-profit organization that develops inspired and responsible leaders through science education and outdoor experiences for underserved, urban youth ages 5-25.  ELK Inspires youth to have high expectations of themselves by exposing them to the outdoors and engaging them in service learning projects. For many of the youth ELK serves, it’s their first experience with the outdoors.  ELK Educates youth through science and environmental education embedded in all programs and activities to further students’ understanding and attitudes toward science, the outdoors, their communities, college, and careers.  ELK transforms youth by endowing them with increased academic skills, civic and community leadership, environmental stewardship, and employment opportunities.

Job Summary

The Development Director maximizes the effectiveness and smooth functioning of the organization through supervision of development support staff and managing the strategic fundraising plan, including all grant writing and reporting for corporate, foundation, and government grants; annual giving solicitation and cultivation; major individual and corporate gifts; fundraising and cultivation events; and management of donor development systems including grants calendar and donor database for Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK). This position works closely with ELK’s leadership, staff, and Board of Directors to increase to increase organizational and program capacity and sustainability through fundraising actions.  Areas of functional expertise include: fundraising, communications, problem solving, strategic planning and goal setting, grant writing and management, marketing and public relations, research, corporate and government relations, and project management.

Some evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising – 70% of employee’s time (75% Programs, 20% Fundraising, 5% General Admin)

  • Sets annual fundraising goals and plans operations to ensure financial sustainability and diversity in revenue for the organization.
  • Manages ELK’s contract grant writer with the entire grant process including grant research, writing, tracking and reporting.
  • Runs the individual and major donor program including research, asks, tracking, reporting and stewardship.
  • Oversees corporate and government giving and relations including research, asks, tracking, reporting and stewardship.
  • Manages fundraising special events including planning, implementation, evaluation and stewardship.
  • Completes capital and special project fundraising including planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting.
  • Plans, develops and executes all fundraising marketing and mailings for strategic implementation and to ensure a clear and consistent message.

Strategy, Planning, and Organizational Development – 20% of employee’s time (75% Programs, 20% Fundraising, 5% General Admin)

  • Develops and evaluates annual strategic development plan and calendar.
  • Supervises the employees in the development department.
  • Maintains and implements funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.
  • Supports board, staff, and volunteer trainings to develop their fundraising skills.
  • Supports the development, tracking, reporting and evaluation of the organizational strategic plan and the Board of Director’s individual and collective goals.

Other Duties – 10% of employee’s time (75% Programs, 20% Fundraising, 5% General Admin)

  • Supports annual budget creation process and audit process.
  • Provides direct support to program staff as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience; graduate degree a plus.

Experience:  Minimum 3-5 years of broad experience in nonprofit development, including strategic planning experience; proven track record of success in raising funds and mobilizing board and staff effectively. Experience successfully completing projects with minimal oversight. Must have high level of attention to detail, flexible work style, and be very self motivated.

CBI/FBI Background check required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent skills in initiating and building relationships.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to be able to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people and partners including knowledge and skills in business English, grammatical construction, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic and vocabulary.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience with spreadsheet design, formatting, and use of functions/formulas.
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.  Must be able to anticipate and plan for needed steps to meet deadlines.
  • Resourceful and able to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.
  • High level of professionalism, discretion and commitment to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to develop good team relationships with coworkers, Board and key stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to learn quickly and function effectively in fast-paced and time-sensitive environment.
  • Interest in ELK’s mission and learning more about science and natural resources of Colorado through ELK’s educational programs; enjoy spending some time with children/youth.
  • Marketing and graphic design skills are a plus.

Salary

This is a full-time position with an annual salary of $48,000-$55,000 per year.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Ben Gregory at bgregory@elkkids.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a planned start date of 8/15/16.

Exhibit Installation II

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

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

Job Description:

This position leads in gallery preparation, installation, maintenance, and de-installation processes for temporary exhibitions, as well as certain permanent exhibits. Fabricates, finishes, and/or produces exhibit components and/or helps coordinate external fabrication, finishing, or production of the same. Cleans, maintains, and repairs exhibits and exhibit components as needed. 

  • Cleans, maintains and repairs exhibits and exhibit components as needed.
  • Provides fabrication, assembly and finish carpentry support for exhibits, displays, scenic facades and graphic signs using both common and unusual materials as required to satisfy the demands of the project.
  • Operates standard shop tools such as table saw, router, chop saw, sanders, band saw and various hand power tools required in the fabrication and assembly of final products. Installs exhibit structures and devices into final exhibition spaces at both inside our shop and in Museum.  
  • Must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships and team environment with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external clients, vendor and subcontractors.
  • Serves as foreman to coordinate, lead and manage contract labor teams and to oversee co-workers during exhibition installations and de-installations. Includes, but not limited to: coordination of teams loading/unloading trucks, rigging, crate moving, crate unpacking and packing; handling, assembly, installation, and dismantling of exhibit structures and components.
  • Researches and maintains relationships with contractors, making contractor recommendations to project managers; Selects and hires external contract labor for temporary exhibit and other exhibit installations, de-installations and projects.
  • Provides accurate (10% +/-) estimates for materials and labor effort upon request; assists with front-end value engineering; research materials, suppliers and contractors as directed.
  • Possess aptitudes for quick learning, problem solving and above all, teamwork
  • Orders building materials and supplies on a per project basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative to work alone without direct supervision, and be responsible for timely completion of assigned tasks.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 8 years’ experience as an exhibit preparator/installer or equivalent work experience in fabrication/construction/installation required.
  • 5 years of Museum exhibit experience - strongly preferred.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on July 22, 2016 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=667

Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

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

Zookeeper Intern - Aquarist

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

Major: Biology, Environmental Sciences, Education or related fields

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Physical Conditions

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

Reports To:Curatorial Management

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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

Duration of Internship: One Semester / Winter / Spring 2016 Start Date: January 4, 2016 - May 28, 2016 Hours per week: 16-24 depending on credit hours required

Compensation: credit given per requirement of bachelor's or master's program- unpaid position To apply, please forward resume and cover letter https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/169193-20970.html

Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/169193.html

Part-time Social Media and Marketing Assistant

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

Job Summary

The Social Media and Marketing Assistant is responsible for shooting and editing photos and videos for social media, website and other channels to promote Colorado Ballet and its performances, Academy, outreach activities and special events.  This position will also create additional content for Colorado Ballet’s social media channels.  The Social Media and Marketing Assistant will assist with other marketing activities as needed including creating e-newsletters, updating the website, etc.  The position will report to the Public Relations and Marketing Manager and will work closely with the Marketing Associate and Graphic Designer.  He/she will also work collaboratively with ticketing department staff to promote performances as well as all other departments at Colorado Ballet including Development, Academy, and Education & Community Engagement.  This is a part-time position, 20 to 30 hours per week.

Requirements

  • 1-2 years of professional social media experience including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Blog and Pinterest is preferred.
  • Proficiency shooting and editing video is required, preferably with experience or training in news or documentary style. Experience editing in Adobe Premiere Pro is preferred.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos using Adobe Photoshop is required.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative manner.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Social Media, Journalism, Broadcast, Marketing, Public Relations or other related field.
  • Must have a passion for non-profit, arts, or cultural organizations.
  • Preferred: Experience writing HTML and updating websites utilizing a content management system.
  • Must be available during peak Company rehearsal times at least a few days a week (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday)

Duties and Job Functions

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Shoot video of Colorado Ballet rehearsals, classes, and outreach events; conduct interviews with dancers, staff, students, teachers and choreographers; and edit videos to post on social media, e-mail blasts and other promotional channels.
  • Shoot and edit photos of rehearsals and classes for social media, e-mail blasts and other promotional channels.
  • Create additional engaging and dynamic content for Colorado Ballet’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Blog and Pinterest.
  • Assist marketing staff with additional projects including website updates and e-blast creation (some HTML knowledge is needed), as well as other marketing promotions.

Application

Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary expectations to info@coloradoballet.org. Submissions without these required items will not be considered.  We also encourage applicants to submit samples of social media posts, photos and videos with their application.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Horticulturist

Denver Botanic Gardens is seeking a quallified Research Horticulturist.  Under direct supervision provides support to the Horticulture Research Program through applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant materials. Applies appropriate research techniques and keeps accurate records of data collected. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures.

Career Type: Full-time

Location: York Street

Compensation: $15 per hour

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in horticulture, botany or related field with two to three years of experience in plant research methods. Experience in plant breeding, plant tissue culture, genetics and selection will be a plus. Knowledge of correct horticultural practices and experience in all aspects of routine garden maintenance, including but not limited to: planting, weed identification and control, cultural requirements of herbaceous and woody plants as well as solid plant identification knowledge are essential. Must be detail oriented and able to follow directions. Experience with all horticultural tools and machinery is essential. Valid Colorado Drivers License required and ability to obtain Colorado Pesticide Applicators License.

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

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

Academy Administrator

Overview
Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization. Their mission is to present exceptional quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training, and education programs that are integral to the cultural life of our community.

Colorado Ballet Academy is a department within Colorado Ballet. Its mission is to provide the highest quality training for dancers wishing to pursue a career in ballet as well as offering community classes that are geared toward children, youth, and adults who want to explore an interest in dance in its many and various forms.

Position Summary
The Colorado Ballet Academy Administrator is responsible for the day to day business operations of the academy. Job duties include registering students for classes, collecting/processing payments, interacting with students and parents in a professional way, scheduling of dance studios, and organizing various academy events. This position reports directly to the Academy Principal and also works closely with the Academy Director.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years general office experience
  • Bookkeeping and/or basic accounting skills
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Proven experience working with a customer data base
  • Strong organizational skills
  • History of customer service in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Dance background, HTML experience, and photography are all a plus

Position Duties and Functions

  • Responsible for registering and tracking students, including data entry of customer information, logging attendance, and processing payments
  • Coordinating instructor teaching schedules including helping to find substitutes
  • Collecting instructor timesheets and submitting for payroll
  • Communicating with parents, students, instructors, and other staff in a variety of ways including face to face, phone calls, email, etc.
  • Creation and dissemination of periodic communications with parents and students about upcoming events including holidays, snow days, parent observation, performances, an academy newsletter and maintaining social media channels
  • Simple maintenance of the academy website
  • Maintaining the master schedule for all dance studios
  • Tracking and following up on student evaluations
  • Generating various management reports from the academy database
  • Coordinating internal academy events such as student performances
  • Organizing external performances by the academy students including ordering costumes, securing an event space, arranging logistics for the day of performance
  • Performing minimal receptionist duties
  • Other tasks as assigned

Compensation:

  • Salary – commensurate with experience
  • Benefits – medical, dental, 401(k), vacation

Work Hours (approximate): Tuesday thru Friday from 12:30-9PM, Saturday from approximately 8:30-3:30
Application:
Application deadline is June 29th, 2016. Please send your resume and cover letter to: HR@coloradoballet.org
Submissions without these items will not be considered. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Colorado Ballet

Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization presenting superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training and education programs that enhance the cultural life of the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet has transformed over the last 56 years from a small ballet school to the nationally recognized professional company it is today. With 30 professional dancers, 20 Studio Company dancers, a dance academy with more than 700 students, and an education and community engagement department making more than 30,000 contacts each year, Colorado Ballet remains one of the leading performing arts organizations in the state. Please visit www.coloradoballet.org for more information.

Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission

The Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) is a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place that provides educational, cultural and recreational programs to serve and strengthen the community, guided by timeless Jewish values.

Our Past and Present

JCC Denver was founded nearly 100 years ago
as a gathering place for Jewish individuals and families, to get together under one roof for the opportunity to discuss the meaning of being Jewish, to celebrate momentous occasions and most importantly, be by each other’s side in time of need.

Today, JCC Denver has taken these core principles and evolved into something more. We have grown beyond our walls and become a community. A community which regularly impacts people’s lives. We are a community which opens its literal and figurative doors to anyone who wants to be part of something that feels like home, a place that is both warm and welcoming.

We have become the hub of the Jewish community in Denver by providing exceptional programs and services that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in six key program areas:

  1. Fitness and Aquatics Center 

  2. Early Childhood Center 

  3. Arts & Theater Programs 

  4. JCC Camps 

  5. Family Programs
  6. Jewish Life

Our Future

The board and staff of JCC Denver recently launched a significant capital campaign to fund a series of projects that will transform the JCC. Our goals are to: 


  • Develop a state-of-the-art campus to better serve our members 

  • Provide opportunities for more community members to participate in our many offerings
  • Strengthen programs across all our service lines 


Standing still has never been part of our character, and we are excited to develop the best in class, amenity rich, high efficiency facilities to support the JCC Denver’s award-winning, nationally recognized programming. 
The core of the transformation project will include: 


  • Constructing a new 63,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art fitness center including an aquatics center with four indoor and outdoor pools 

  • Improving and expanding parking 

  • Developing a multi-generational family center 

  • Renovating the early childhood education center 

  • Refreshing the MACC (Mizel Arts & Culture Center) 

  • Enhancing the outdoor play areas and adding a recreation field 

  • Developing new office facilities for JCC operations 

  • Constructing a climate controlled indoor tennis facility 


Recently we have completed the first phase of upgrades which provide a whole new look and feel to the JCC’s existing fitness center, common areas and lobby. These upgrades will improve the members’ experience during the approximately 12-18 months it will take the JCC to construct our new fitness and aquatics center on another portion of our existing site.

Many community members have pledged their financial support for these goals, and we look forward to engaging many others in supporting our bold, exciting vision by being part of the capital campaign.

Qualifications

To achieve our goals, a new Chief Executive Officer must be visionary. Entrepreneurial. Committed. Engaging. Collaborative. Innovative. Eager to make a Difference. Results-oriented.

Additionally, qualified candidates will have experience in these areas:

  1. Organization Leadership
  • Experience in developing and implementing 
a clear strategic vision and the tactical plans 
needed to achieve that vision 

  • Proven experience in managing complex business operations with a focus on growth and customer service and retention 

  • Strong financial acumen and experience in developing and monitoring annual budgets 

  • Proven experience in leading high functioning staff, building their capabilities, and providing 
them opportunities to grow and lead while clearly being accountable for results 

  • Experience in working with a governing board 

  • Ability to direct a growing organization in a positive, impactful fashion 

  1. Revenue Generation
  • Proven ability to increase sales and develop additional revenue streams 

  • Understanding of philanthropic fundraising and how to develop long term relationships 
with a wide variety of entities (foundations, corporations, individuals); is enthusiastic about telling the story of the JCC’s e orts to cultivate and steward supporters
  1. Communications & Partnerships
  • Experience in building strategic partnerships with community leaders at multiple levels 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and experience in representing 
an organization with a wide variety of stakeholders; some experience in working with 
media representatives preferred 

  • Understanding of effective marketing and public relations techniques to advance 
the goals of an organization 

  • Experience in building coalitions and relationships with partners to advance an agenda 
We seek a leader who has an understanding of Judaism and Jewish culture, who is committed to Jewish community continuity, who understands the role of Israel in the community and who is committed to its continuity as a Jewish state. 


Leading JCC Denver requires someone who understands how to navigate the Denver community and who values some of the unique elements of living in the Rocky Mountain West such as the western independent spirit, the progressive character of our city, and the various means by which people connect to the outdoors.

The Chief Executive Officer of JCC Denver will have these core competencies:

  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Displays willingness to make decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision-making. Makes timely decisions. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Maintains confidentiality. 

  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Plans for additional resources. Sets goals and objectives. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. Develops realistic action plans. 

  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments. Builds collaborative, customer-service oriented culture. 

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Involves and informs appropriate decision-makers at all levels. 


How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at Carolyn.McCormick@ peakhrconsulting.com. All applications are to be submitted electronically. To learn more about the work of the JCC and this leadership position, please visit our website at www.jccdenver.org .

In alignment with our mission, vision and values, JCC Denver is committed to the fundamental principles of personal freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity. We strive to create a community that welcomes diversity. We invite and engage all those who wish to participate including but not limited to people of any: race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, family structure, ability, marital status, culture and spirituality. We will continually challenge ourselves and others in an environment of mutual concern and respect for the free expression of all individuals.