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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 Office Manager

Job Classification: Non-exempt

Job Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week; benefits include paid health insurance, parking, PERA, optional employee 401(k) and 457, dental, vision and insurance plans

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: $40,000-$45,000

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is seeking an Office Manager. The successful candidate will be an individual who possesses integrity, reliability, demonstrates initiative, enjoys closure, and is conscientious, organized and takes responsibility for a job well done. This position requires an ability to manage stress in a fast-paced 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 effectively in a small team setting and the capacity to solve problems productively. This individual will pay close attention to detail to ensure operational efficiency, accuracy, credibility and strong customer service. An interest in the arts and/or sciences, sense of humor and positive attitude are also helpful. Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

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
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential and sensitive information and documents
  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail, both in written and verbal communication
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, and website maintenance
  • Proficient in writing, editing and proofreading; including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Strong oral communication skills in a variety of settings and group sizes
  • High level of professionalism with a strong work ethic; accountable and responsible
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with and support multiple team members
  • A creative mind with ability to suggest improvements

Essential Duties:

Board Management (30%)

  • Establish annual board meetings schedule, and manage all aspects of monthly and special public board meetings to include venue logistics, lunch orders, and required equipment
  • Copy, assemble and distribute monthly board meeting packets
  • Take and transcribe minutes of board meetings, obtain signatures on minutes and other documents
  • Gather Board RSVPs to various events

Executive Assistance (20%)

  • Assist in scheduling meetings for the Executive Director and ensure his/her calendar is accurate and up-to-date
  • Assist in logistics of travel arrangements for out-of-town conferences/meetings
  • Provide support as needed

General Administration (30%)

  • Maintain and facilitate daily operations during office hours, 8:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Provide administrative support to SCFD board and staff in a small team, high output environment
  • Monitor and order supplies, keep all office equipment in working order to support office efficiency and productivity; distribute in-coming and prepare out-going mail, record and replenish postage
  • Maintain and update website and other information systems, including hardware and software
  • Maintain public records, public requests for information and other documents; post meeting notices
  • Coordinate creation and execution of free day cards with Tier I organizations
  • Manage office calendar and rentals of SCFD marketing materials and mascot costumes
  • Troubleshoot office equipment problems and coordinate with IT contractors to rectify issues
  • Reconcile company credit card and receipts on monthly basis
  • Design and update filing systems and office procedures

Grant Management & Communications (20%)

  • Support grant fund distribution process including maintaining and updating website calendars, posting guidelines, directions, and other application materials
  • Field questions from grant applicants and cultural council members and direct them to appropriate staff
  • Provide support for annual grant workshops and trainings
  • Compile and distribute a variety of communications, e.g. monthly newsletter, press releases
  • Manage electronic communications and provide information to the public, constituent organizations, and county cultural councils

Educational and Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years administrative work experience in a fast-paced, professional office setting
  • Experience and/or exposure to grant making processes is preferred
  • Knowledge of the SCFD and statutory operations are a plus
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license with good driving record 

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, quiet, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: Standard business and professional equipment and tools including computers.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to scfd@scfd.org with the subject “Office Manager Position.”  No phone calls please. Materials must be received by 5pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to be considered for this position.

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.

Lead Fall and Winter Camp Educator

Department:  Education

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Direct Reports to: Community Programs Manager

FLSA Status: Full-time, Temporary

Position Summary:  Butterfly Pavilion is seeking an individual with an interest in environmental education, nature play, curriculum development and a love of teaching youth about the natural world through informal nature camp programming.  Position is up to 40 hours a week during Thanksgiving, Winter, and could lead into Spring and Summer Break opportunities.  Planning time is incorporated in the weeks leading up to programs. 

Camp Dates:

  • Nov 20-22
  • Dec 16 and 23 (Saturdays)
  • Dec 21-22
  • Dec 27-29
  • Jan 2-5

Essential Functions:

  • Lead all functions of daily camp programming – administrative, implementation and logistics
  • Teach interactive nature-based camps to youth, ages 5-10
  • Lead development and write camp curriculum and activities
  • Use live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to camp participants

Additional Duties:

  • Attending required branch and facility meetings
  • Following all policies & procedures to meet the State license requirements
  • Effectively managing classroom of 10-30 children
  • Mentoring assistant counselors
  • Collaborating with Programs and Interpretation Branch to develop and implement new curricula or programs
  • Providing administrative support to Programs and Interpretation Branch
  • Cross-training to provide program support in other areas such as exhibits

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Basic knowledge and interest in the environment and wildlife
  • Comfortable interacting with guests of all ages
  • Enthusiastic, fun, and patient
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR
  • Bi-lingual preferred

Experience:

  • Previous experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school or child care setting
  • Prior experience working with individuals of different ages and abilities

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Subject to background check, CBI/FBI reports, and all Child Care License Requirements

Competencies

  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Department knowledge
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

  • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions within this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Lead Camp Counselor.
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Lead Camp Counselor, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employee should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to lift, carry and load education materials into vehicle, not to exceed 50 lbs.

Work schedule:  

  • 5 days a week. Approximately 40 hours. Occasional weekend work may be required.

No phone Calls or Drop In’s.  Please submit a Resume AND Cover Letter.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/643849-20970.html

Camp Educator

Department:  Education

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Direct Reports to: Community Programs Manager

FLSA Status: Part-time, Temporary

Position Summary: Butterfly Pavilion is seeking an individual with an interest in environmental education, nature play, curriculum development and a love of teaching youth about the natural world through informal nature camp programming.  Position is up to 30 hours a week during Thanksgiving, Winter, and could lead into Spring and Summer Break.  Planning time is incorporated in the weeks leading up to programs. 

Camp Dates:

  • Nov 20-22
  • Dec 16 and 23 (Saturdays)
  • Dec 21-22
  • Dec 27-29
  • Jan 2-5

Essential Functions:

  • Teach interactive nature-based summer camps to youth, ages 5 - 10
  • Assist in development of camp curriculum and activities as needed
  • Use live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to camp participants

Additional Duties:

  • Attending required branch and facility meetings
  • Following all policies & procedures to meet the State license requirements
  • Effectively managing classroom of 10-30 children
  • Mentoring volunteers
  • Collaborating with Programs and Interpretation Branch to develop and implement new curricula or programs
  • Providing administrative support to Programs and Interpretation Branch
  • Cross-training to provide program support in other areas such as exhibits

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Basic knowledge and interest in the environment and wildlife
  • Comfortable interacting with guests of all ages
  • Enthusiastic, fun, and patient
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR
  • Bi-lingual preferred

Experience:

  • Previous experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school or child care setting
  • Prior experience working with individuals of different ages and abilities

Core Competencies

  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Department knowledge
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Subject to background check, CBI/FBI reports, and all Child Care License Requirements

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

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

Physical 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 Camp Educator.
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Camp Educator, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employee should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to lift, carry and load education materials into vehicle, not to exceed 50 lbs.

Work schedule:  

  • Up to 5 days a week. Approximately 20-30 hours. Occasional weekend work may be required.

No Phone Calls or Drop In’s.  Please submit Resume AND Cover Letter. Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/643843-20970.html

Apprentice Electrician

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.

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.

Denver Zoo’s Maintenance department has an opportunity for a full time Apprentice Electrician to perform maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical systems and equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
    • Consistently provides exceptional customer service, which includes maintaining a positive and helpful attitude.  This applies to all interpersonal encounters, including but not limited to Maintenance Department staff, other Zoo departments, guests, volunteers, contractors/vendors, outside relations.
    • 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.
  • Coordinates and schedules maintenance work orders based on order received or by priority.
  • Performs maintenance, alteration, repair, and installation of electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures in accordance with standard practices of the electrical trade and within the limitations of an apprentice’s ability.
  • Responds to minor electrical service or trouble calls, troubleshoots various problems/issues, and provides problem resolution within abilities and as directed.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical concepts, principles, and practices, and of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications.
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Company safety policies, procedures and/or regulations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assists all Maintenance Shops as required.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports, and submits completed work orders in a timely manner.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.
  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships and a professional appearance.
  • Keeps up on required State Apprenticeship classes.
  • Pull wire and install electrical devices.
  • Bend and install conduit and PVC.
  • Job site maintenance and cleaning.
  • Dig and fill trenches as required.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one proven year of work in the electrical trade working under a licensed Journeyman or Master.
  • Currently enrolled/registered for apprentice school.
  • Detailed knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment.
  • Ability to operate (with periodic training) various pieces of equipment such as high lift, backhoes, Bobcats and forklifts.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, analyze, and identify system malfunctions to determine the source and cause of the problem.
  • Ability to read and work from manuals, blueprints, written and verbal instructions.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communications and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of electrical equipment, components, instruments, and burglar and fire alarm systems including  testing, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Must be registered, or able to be registered, as an Apprentice Electrician with the State of Colorado.
  • Be able to distinguish and discern differences in all colors.
  • Clear driving record.

 Licensure and Certification:

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

An Apprentice Electrician for Denver Zoo will be registered with DORA, and is expected to work towards a Journeyman's certificate.

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time hourly 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 October 11, 2017

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

Community Programs & Outreach Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Non-exempt

REPORTS TO: Development Manager

Job Summary
The Community Programs & Outreach Coordinator oversees and provides leadership, development, and execution of community programs and outreach efforts. The incumbent will develop, deliver and promote nature-based field trips, classes, programs and events to serve diverse audiences. S/he will additionally encourage community involvement and support through the continued development and management of the volunteer program. Further, he/she will regularly promote the organization through targeted outreach events that engage the public with Hudson Gardens’ mission and programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Programs and Outreach

  • Coordinate long-range planning processes for community programs and outreach efforts.
  • Advance growth of a diverse, year-round palette of community programs, classes, and events. 
  • Provide ongoing development and coordination of the Beekeeping Program, inclusive of the Community Apiary, Community Beekeepers, beekeeping classes, and public outreach programs.
  • Perform research and coordinate the development and presentation of nature-based programming in coordination with subject-matter experts. Programs should be developed in accordance with Hudson Gardens’ mission and standards of excellence in environmental education, recreation, and related areas.
  • Ensure appropriate and effective delivery of programming through coordination with presenters, instructors, vendors, staff, and attendees. 
  • Serve as registrar for community programs and events, maintaining accurate records of revenues, expenses, and attendance.
  • Serve as Hudson Gardens’ representative during classes and programs, inclusive of performing set-up and tear-down, greeting, directing, and registering guests, providing customer service, and coordinating with speakers, instructors, presenters, and staff.      
  • Develop and execute marketing and promotional strategies for community programs in collaboration with marketing and communications staff, utilizing a variety of promotional platforms including online channels, social media, and print and digital collateral.
  • Write program descriptions and manage the online registration portals for community programs.  
  • Perform outreach and represent Hudson Gardens at events and community collaborations as needed.
  • Develop and nurture partnerships and collaborations with local agencies, organizations, and businesses, and community members.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers.
  • Assess the effectiveness of programs using established metrics for evaluation. 
  • Participate in the development and interpretation of Garden exhibits.  

Volunteer Services

  • Follow current policies and procedures to guide the growth and development of the Volunteer Program.
  • Actively recruit and oversee the appropriate placement, orientation, and training of new volunteers.
  • Maintain regular and open communication with other departments to identify volunteer needs, ensure appropriate volunteer placement, and assist with training procedures and protocols.  
  • Encourage effective working relationships with volunteers through staff training, instruction, and communication.  Facilitate volunteer retention, including the development and execution of recognition strategies.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with volunteers.  
  • Oversee accurate record-keeping using volunteer management software.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

General

  • Prepare the annual Community Programs and Outreach budget and monitor financial performance.
  • Collaborate regularly with other departments at Hudson Gardens, schools, community-based organizations, and peer organizations.
  • Collaborate across departments at Hudson Gardens and provide leadership and support as required.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications
Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, environmental or agricultural science, botany, horticulture, recreation, or a related field.  

Experience

  • Three or more years of professional experience and/or training in a related field.
  • Experience in a non-formal educational setting and/or nonprofit organization.
  • Experience with program development and program management.
  • Experience in supervising and/or managing volunteers.
  • Experience with Volgistics or other volunteer management software.
  • Supervisory experience. 
  • Experience with website content management preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and clean motor vehicle record.
  • Access to a motor vehicle.
  • Personal motor vehicle insurance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of natural science.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures and systems.

Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Fiscal management skills including budget management.
  • Planning, time management, and organizational skills.
    • Customer service skills.
    • Basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; skill with calculating percentages and ratios.
    • Skill with group management.  
    • Strong skills with Windows-based Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.

Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal forms and speak effectively before groups.
  • Ability to think strategically and make sound judgment.
    • Ability to solve problems and develop alternative solutions.
    • Ability to innovate and think creatively.
    • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, and deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to lead and supervise the work of others.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department and across departments.

Physical Requirements

  • Sit, stand and walk for up to four hours.
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Speak and hear.
  • Use close, distance, and peripheral vision.

Work Environment

  • Professional office environment with moderate noise levels.
  • Programs occur outdoors in hot, cold, wet and/or dry and arid conditions.
  • Varied work schedule with evening, weekend and holiday work regularly required.
  • Occasional local travel required.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary depends on experience.
  • Benefits
    • Insurance including medical, dental, and vision
    • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
    • 403(b)
    • Paid vacation and sick leave. 

Employment is pending a criminal background check. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references online by October 6, 2017. Position will remain open until filled. Please, no phone calls.

Marketing and Communications Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Marketing
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, non-exempt    

Job Summary

The Marketing and Communications Specialist will provide leadership and coordination of marketing and communication functions at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center (‘Hudson Gardens’). The incumbent will work closely with a team of staff to determine strategic priorities and must communicate and collaborate effectively to advance Hudson Gardens’ mission. Primary responsibilities will concentrate on executing strategic marketing campaigns for each of the organization’s programs including concerts, rentals, education, seasonal community events, philanthropy, retail, and general awareness. Duties will vary with an emphasis on digital communications and promotions of seasonal events and or activities. The position requires excellent writing ability and fluency with multiple promotional platforms such as online channels, social media, print collateral, digital collateral, direct mail, signage (print and digital), and paid media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with staff to develop and execute strategic marketing campaigns for all program areas. Marketing plan execution may involve but is not limited to establishing goals and objectives, identifying target audiences, formulating budgets and timelines, selecting appropriate promotional and communication channels, creating content and writing copy, producing artwork and imagery, selecting photos, and coordinating with vendors.
  • Manage the organization’s website including, but not limited to page architecture, copy, and imagery.
  • Manage the organization’s presence on social media platforms including regularly posting copy and photos, responding to questions and comments, monitoring and responding to reviews and visitor posts, and creating ads.
  • Oversee all aspects of programming and monitoring the electronic message board.
  • Refer media requests to appropriate personnel and monitor press coverage of the organization.
  • Regularly create and distribute email campaigns using email marketing software.
  • Monitor photography needs, take photos and videos, coordinate with vendors and partners to secure footage when appropriate, and manage the photography and videography databases.
  • Attend events to inform marketing strategies.
  • Write and coordinate the distribution of press releases. 
  • Collect and monitor client and visitor feedback.
  • Develop and manage the annual marketing budget.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with external partners, agencies, and vendors, and committees. 
  • Represent the organization at internal and external outreach events (i.e. tabling at fairs, festivals, and other events). 
  • Monitor and evaluate market research and data. Shape and adjust marketing strategies and tactics to meet changing markets and competitive conditions.
  • Manage the CRM contact database through TRG Arts.
  • Assist with the execution of organization-wide special events.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, marketing, communications, or a related field or any equivalent combination of experience and education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
  • Three-plus years of marketing experience.
  • Previous not-for-profit experience in a similar capacity preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle.
  • Access to a motor vehicle.
  • Personal motor vehicle insurance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and technology.
  • Knowledge of current trends in marketing.

Skills

  • Strong PC-based computer skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  
  • Skill with website content management or WordPress.
    • Skill with social media content management, particularly Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and NextDoor.   
    • Skill with email marketing software.
    • Skill with Adobe Photoshop.
    • Skill with Google Analytics and Google AdWords preferred.
    • Skill with graphic design.
    • Skill with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, and Powerpoint.
    • Basic mathematical skills.
    • Organizational and time management skills.

Abilities

  • Ability to perform work with extreme accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze data and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage and prioritize competing demands, and deal with frequent change and/or unexpected events.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to speak and hear.
  • Ability to see using close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

Work Environment

  • Professional office environment with moderate noise levels.
  • Occasional local travel required. 
  • Occasional evening, weekend, and holiday work required. 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary depends on experience.
  • Benefits
    • Insurance including medical, dental, and vision
    • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
    • 403(b)
    • Paid vacation and sick leave. 

Employment is pending a criminal background check. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 
Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references online by October 6, 2017. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and creative portfolio. Position will remain open until filled. Please, no phone calls.

Host

If you like to be on the move, can start a conversation with a stranger, look at the glass as half full and want to work with a fun team, consider joining the Guest Services team.

The Guest Services Host position is highly interactive with our guests in a dynamic and fun working environment. You’ll work with our team in our IMAX theater, Planetarium theater, in the Museum Lobby, or at our virtual reality ride in Space Odyssey assisting guests and setting the tone for a great Museum experience. You’ll be on the move throughout the day and will work in a variety of locations each day while interacting with our guests and members. You’ll even get to see a movie or Planetarium show in the process. How can you beat that?

Successful candidates will be:

  • Curious
  • Engaging
  • Team-oriented
  • Guest-focused

Essential Duties:

  • Ushers guests into the IMAX Theater. Check tickets, distributes and collects glasses, provides customer service as needed in the theater.
  • Ushers guests into the Planetarium Theater. Checks tickets, runs show controls and provides service in the theater.
  • Checks tickets and membership cards at the Welcome Gate for daily operations and special events as assigned
  • Provides assistance to guests and members at self-service kiosks and assists at operation of virtual reality ride
  • Provides a welcoming, safe and fun environment for our guests through outstanding service and guest assistance.

 Requirements:​

  • Available to work 3-4 days a week
  • Able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed
  • Ability to be in both stationary and circulating positions throughout shift
  • Continual operation of a desktop computer, mobile computer, scanner or other technical equipment
  • IMAX, Planetarium and VR Ride: ability to ascend/descend stairs, provide equipment to guests, move and store strollers, move rolling racks and other equipment
  • Moderate physical activity required.  Moves racks of 3D glasses, laptops, scanner, ticket stock, ticket printers, and VR ride components 
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with customers face to face and at least 6 months working in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish/English)

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 30, 2017. 

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.

Museum Programs Specialist

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking a Program Specialist I to join our team. If you are passionate about education, want to be surrounded by amazing discoveries, and get geeked out by all things science, then this position may be for you!

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. 

Job Description:

Museum programs provide opportunities for the Museum to go within the community and ignite their passion for nature & science by delivering school programs, distance learning through our virtual science academy and by attending community festivals, fairs and events. This position will also serve as an ambassador for the Museum by taking a lead role in setting a positive tone and welcoming environment and ensuring smooth offsite logistical operations for distance learning, offsite programming, and community events. In addition, provides support to Museum Programs by developing, delivering, coordinating and promoting high quality educational programs. 

There are 2 available positions with different schedules:

Monday thru Friday

Tuesday thru Saturday

Essential duties:

  • Delivers dynamic, age appropriate science programming. Ensures that programming enhances the guest experience.
  • Supports the operations and delivery of programming with a focus on providing an excellent experience for the audience.
  • Leads or assists in the development of engaging programs for audiences in assigned areas. 
  • Attends Museum Program and Museum training opportunities as part of professional development.
  • Assists with our Virtual and offsite program coordination and logistical needs

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.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Someone with Amazing customer service skills who can look at the needs of teachers, Museum Educators, and Museum priorities in order to make a quick decisions
  • Attention to detail and enjoys putting puzzle pieces together
  • A strategic mind; ability to see patterns, possibilities and multiple perspectives in order to construct a weekly schedule and solve complex logistical challenges
  • Possess big picture thinking as well as attention to detail
  • Be self-directed, have great time management and multiple priority juggling skills
  • Strong technology skills to assist with daily programmatic operations with virtual programs

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 25, 2017. 

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.

Integrative Collections Director

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) seeks a motivated individual with a background and passion for natural history and the management of collections to fill a new and exciting position, Director of Integrative Collections. The Museum’s research, education, archives, and library collections have been consolidated under one functional area, and we are in search of a leader to guide this new branch. The successful individual will help craft a vision to raise the profile and accessibility of DMNS’ collections, while leading a highly skilled team that provides professional collections management, and support for research, education, and Museum programming. The ability to do collections outreach and communicate the value of our collections is an important component of this position.

The Museum has committed significant resources towards caring for its growing collections including opening of the 63,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Avenir Collections Center in 2014. The museum has also committed to supporting the research collections by establishing new collections support positions within the Research and Collections Division. 

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Research & Collections/Chief Curator. It will be key to work closely with the division’s other directors, directly supervise collections managers, archives, and education collections staff, and manage a budget focused on collections care. 

The world-class collections at DMNS include 4.1 million objects and specimens in Anthropology, Archives, Earth Sciences, Education, Health Sciences, Library, and Zoology.  Collections span seven continents, deep time to the present, with a major focus on the American West. A large portion of the collections are databased and publicly accessible, including access through other portals (e.g., iDigBio, GBIF).  The Research and Collections Division is supported by 35 staff members, multiple-grant-funded positions, and approximately 700 volunteers.

Information about the Museum’s collections can be found here: https://www.dmns.org/science/integrative-collections/

Essential duties:

  • Provides strategic leadership for collections staff by providing opportunities for career growth and continuing education by building networks with museums for training in collections management.
  • Awareness of pan-Museum strategy and initiatives and ability to communicate that vision to the staff and integrate into the department. 
  • Inspires staff to excellence, by providing timely feedback and rewarding exceptional performance.
  • Provides vision for team collaboration within the department and across the museum.
  • Works with curators to ensure strategic growth of the collections, deaccessions, and repatriation are within parameters of DMNS collection policies.
  • Evaluates, develops, updates and oversees the implementation of collections management policies and the long-term collections plan and submits for approval through the appropriate channels.  
  • Ensures proper utilization and methodology of collection databases.
  • Assists with logistics of collection acquisitions that are relevant to the mission of the museum.
  • Oversees grant administration, budgets, and projects in accordance with museum procedures to improve the care, growth, access, and use of collections.
  • Oversees implementation of innovative approaches for increasing accessibility and use of the collections.
  • Serves as a Museum public spokesperson for the collections, and provides professional expertise as needed to other areas of the museum and the media in a timely and professional manner.

Requirements:​

  • Master’s degree in earth sciences, life sciences or social sciences is required; PhD preferred.  
  • 7 years’ experience in managing natural history collections.
  • 5 years’ experience utilizing a collection database. 
  • 5 years’ experience managing professional level staff required.
  • 5 years’ experience securing and administering grants and budget management required.  
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.

Ideal candidate will:

  • Have a PhD preferred in earth sciences, life sciences, or social sciences.
  • Be a leader that can inspire their team.
  • Be a visionary that can increase community and research exposure to our collections.
  • Have public speaking and experience working with media.

Core values:

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

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.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 15, 2017. 

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.

Systems and Database Support Specialist

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Department:  Admin - Finance
Reports To:  Controller

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities seeks a Systems and Database Support Specialist. This position acts as the lead internal support for all software, database and general IT system support. The position also works with outside contractors for additional support and more advanced organizational needs. Special emphasis is placed on the on-going maintenance and hygiene, data analysis and integrity, and data extraction support for Tessitura, the SQL Database application utilized for CRM, ticketing, and development. As primary internal IT position, systems functionality knowledge and support for users throughout the organization in Tessitura and other applications is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE - Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

CRM System Support and Analysis

  • Supports and collaborates with program managers in reporting and analysis of patron, donor and program trends utilizing Tessitura.
  • Provides Tessitura functionality expertise and support to users in the design and execution of lists, extractions, data management, analysis and other outputs.
  • Improves and updates procedures and processes to ensure Tessitura data integrity and that reports are accurate.
  • Exhibits strong ability to understand and utilize relational databases.
  • Partners with Box Office, Marketing, Development and Education teams to produce needed data and set-up within Tessitura for seasons, events, and campaigns.

IT System Support

  • Sets-up and maintains user credentials, security profiles, and troubleshoots user access.
  • Develops and maintains internal IT ticketing system and prioritizes user requests.
  • Provides basic onsite hardware and software troubleshooting.
  • Coordinates with external support for advanced IT issues and/or escalation requests.
  • Develops and maintains Arvada Center internal Google sites.
  • Facilitates and leads system upgrades and maintains system operating efficiency.
  • Improves and updates procedures and processes to ensure systems integrity is maintained.

Communication and Customer Service

  • Exhibits excellent communication skills: interpersonal, written and speaking.
  • Possesses strong ability to solve problems creatively and efficiently.
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills and manages time and multiple tasks well.
    • Exhibits basic ability to work independently and exercises good judgment.

Other Functions

  • Other duties as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Minimum two (2) years Tessitura support experience or three (3) to five (5) years relational database experience with SQL Query experience strongly preferred. Experience in general IT systems and active directory support, minimum one (1) year required. Combinations of education and experience will be considered. Must be able to work independently, within strict timelines, and in a multi-tasking environment with accuracy and attention to detail.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:

Requires use of standard office equipment.  Software programs used include Microsoft Office Suite, Tessitura, Financial Edge, and Google Apps. 

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

WHAT WE CAN OFFER:

The anticipated starting salary for this position is in the low to mid $40,000s.

Position open until filled.  To be filled as soon as possible.

APPLICATION MATERIAL INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at jobs@arvadacenter.org.

  1. A current Resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and title upload: Last Name-First Name- Systems & Database Support Specialist. Please do not upload references at this time.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Group Sales Associate

Reports to: Vice President of Marketing

Direct Reports: none

Hours: 5-15 hours per week, Monday - Friday (Flexible Hours) 

Are you awesome? Do you love working to advance the conservation of this planet? Do you love butterflies?  We do. We like adding awesome people to our team, if you're the same: we're looking forward to meeting you.

What this ad is about: We're currently looking for someone who can reach out and connect with local businesses and sell group / bulk tickets and private events at Butterfly Pavilion.

We're looking for people who are interested in a sales role which can become full time for the right person. Think of yourself as connecting people with our amazing mission while helping impact the bottom line of our nonprofit and increasing our impact by increasing our revenue. In this position, this rockstar will help us find sales targets, set appointments to introduce the program or booking a holiday event is good for their business, the people they serve and the planet as a whole.

As our newest rockstar sales team member you will be in charge of managing a balance between the generation of their new leads and following up on their existing leads from a variety of sources.

If numbers and driving revenue is your passion, we want to meet you! If you're motivated by getting paid for your effort and skill, please apply today.  This position pays an hourly rate as well as a sales incentive. We will hire as soon as we find the right fit for Butterfly Pavilion.

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 

GROUP SALES

  • Create and implement group sales strategies in order to meet or exceed weekly, quarterly and annual sales goals, targets and initiatives
  • Develop, actively solicit, and book group sales
  • Follow up on your portioned incoming leads from web, past buyers, and cancelled lists.
  • Make 7 to 10 calls per hour
  • Generate at leads which end up in sales with support from marketing staff
  • Maintain a complete database of potential group sales clients
  • Identify and qualify potential prospects through a variety of avenues
  • Maximize outcome of all sales initiatives by following up on leads, following up with clients and identifying additional business opportunities
  • Work closely with all departments such as Education and Visitor Services to ensure that all details are communicated for to ensure successful group visits 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPECTATIONS

  • Strong background in sales to meet and/or exceed revenue goals.
  • Knowledge of social and business etiquette.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • High energy, outgoing personality with understanding of customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience supervising other team members.
    • Participate in all required staff meeting.
    • Must have experience in "cold call" solicitation and building sales strategies
    • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, as well as ability to learn our POS/database system, CENTAMAN

Competencies:

  • Project/Time management
  • Department knowledge
  • Detail oriented
  • Building teams
  • Conflict resolution
  • Initiative
  • Builds relationships
  • Communication skills

No phone calls or drop in's. Please submit Resume AND Cover Letter.  

Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/640000-20970.html

Director of Admionistration and Events

The Director of Administration and Events is the administrative and marketing lead for Tesoro Cultural Center, and is responsible for the coordination of Tesoro's annual and holiday events. The applicant must have a minimum of three years of administrative experience and/or event coordination 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: Full-Time, (Exempt)

Reports to: Executive Director

Work Hours: Normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, plus extended program and event dates, see below:

  • Saturday and/or Sunday Lectures (Approximately one or two a month from Oct-Apr)
  • Two Annual Market Weekends (one in June, one in September)
  • Cultural Holiday Events (Sunday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve 2:30pm-6:30pm)

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 the 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 Development and Executive Directors in preparing the SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, and other major grant applications. This includes, but is not limited to, budgets, event descriptions, and important demographic data critical for grant acceptance.

Event Management Responsibilities (go to www.tesoroculturalcenter.org to review Tesoro’s event descriptions and dates):

For each event, the duties of the Director of Administration and Events are, and are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Coordinate party tent rentals and configure maps for booth spaces, etc.
  • Assist the Executive Director and Educational Director in the finalization of collateral materials for Tesoro's advertising agency and PR firm, including promotional postcards, signage, posters, etc.
  • Prepare all logistical special needs for each event
  • Coordinate with maintenance crew and Fort managers on logistics for events.                    
  • Serve as on-site event coordinator for each event

Educational Programs:

  • Assist Director of Education with program booking, program set-up/take-down, etc. when needed.

Lecture Series:

  • Take guest reservations
  • Use ReServe software for reserving spaces/times for lecture events
  • Communicate with Fort staff to arrange banquet service, room rental, etc.                                           
  • Arrange volunteers to help at each lecture with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Serve as a representative of Tesoro Cultural Center at lectures both on and off-site

Collateral Materials and Web Management:

  • Works with Executive Director and Designo Advertising agency to design, print and distribute postcard mailings for lecture series, the two Markets, and year end appeal.
  • Monitor and make sure information on the Tesoro website is current by working with Executive Director and Designo. 

Marketing and Public Relations:

  • Assist Executive Director in providing all pertinent data to BPR firm on press releases, blogs, mailings, email blasts, and Social Media posts
  • Oversee all collateral development by review and approval from Executive Director, for Designo, Tesoro's advertising and graphics design firm
  • Assist Executive 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

 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

Membership:

  • Create and develop membership growth and strategy with Executive Director and Director of Education and Development
  • Manage and process new memberships, renewals, and inquiries
  • Write all correspondence, i.e., renewal and welcome letters, solicitations, membership cards and thank-you notes to Tesoro members. All public correspondence must be approved by Executive Director before mailed.   

Board Administration:

  • Assist 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.
  • Assist the Executive Director in financial reporting to the quarterly Board of Directors meeting
  • Attend all quarterly Board meetings, and jointly presents to the Board reports on demographics and P&L’s for event programming with the Executive Director and the Director of Education and Development

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 set up and break down for all events, and work with Fort Managers on room and AV set up

Office Administration:

  • 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 experience a plus 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two references from Sept. 13, 2017 to October 6, 2017 to Tesoro Cultural Center at info@tesoroculturalcenter.org. Please include in the subject line: Director of Admin and Events.

Irrigation Coordinator

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

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

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Plans, coordinates with the Horticultural support manager (HSM), and Implements an annual irrigation program for turf, ornamentals, and animal exhibit areas.
  • Installs, repairs, and replaces irrigation components and systems utilizing hand tools, trenchers, and machinery as necessary.
  • Manages Irrigation Technician.
  • Coordinates needed utility locates with HSM and performs private locates before beginning any excavation project.
  • Maintains an inventory, mapping, and record of all irrigation system components and operational information.
  • Operates and trains appropriate personnel on the utilization of an irrigation master control system.
  • Assists in the preparation of the departmental operating budget with relation to irrigation expenses.
  • Maintain an up to date AutoCAD drawing of all irrigation systems within the zoo.
  • Trains permanent and seasonal employees to assist in all irrigation related operations, including but not limited to maintenance, repair, installation, and trouble-shooting
  •  Audits all area of the zoo for possible cross-connections
  • Tests all backflow preventer assemblies, repairs/replaces failing backflow preventer assemblies, submits proper test reports to Denver water and Maintains a tracking database for backflow preventions assemblies.
  • Participates in snow removal operations and is available to work certain weekends and holidays as an on-call status for snow removal.
  • 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:

  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years professional irrigation experience. Working knowledge of hydraulics; irrigation design, installation, trouble-shooting, and repairs.
  • Ability to read and interpret irrigation system plans and diagrams.
  • Possess an ABPA Backflow Preventer Assembly tester certification.
  • Have working knowledge of two-wire decoder irrigation systems.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD drafting software a plus.
  • Skilled in the safe operation of equipment such as air compressors, trenchers, bobcats, loaders, and backhoe.
  • Sufficient computer skills to complete reports, map irrigation systems and their components, and operate manual and computerized irrigation control systems.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct work programs, supervise other professional and support staff members, seasonal employees. Ability to perform trainings for staff to carry out routine irrigation operations.
    • Clear driving record.

 Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time hourly 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 September 26, 2017

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

Concierge

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

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

Job Description:

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

This position has the ability to progress through skill levels with increases in pay over time. 

Requirements:​

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

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 17, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=803

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.

Dishwasher

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

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

Job Description:

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

Both ¾ and Part-time positions are available.

Requirements:​

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

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

Application Instructions:

Position open until filled. 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.

Sales Associate

Want to see a child’s eyes light up when they find the perfect souvenir for their exciting day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science? Come and sell everything between Dinosaur night lights to vintage posters to books and candy, and do it with a smile. Help our guests end their experience on a high note!

Job Description:

The Museum Shop is seeking an individual who loves working with the public and in a local institution. Daily duties include establishing a positive customer service relationship with all guests, internal and external that guarantees customer satisfaction and the financial success of the Museum. Perform daily tasks that enable the Museum Shop to appear aesthetically pleasing to the guests as well as maintain appropriate stock levels front and back of store. This is a part time position.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume and a cover letter.

Requirements:​

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to accurately balance a cash drawer.
  • Evenings, weekends, and holidays required.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 26, 2017 to:  http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=804

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.

Lead Guest Service Associate

Department:  Guest Services

Reports to:  Guest Service Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt; Part-Time position

Position Summary:  The Lead Guest Service Associate is a part -time exempt professional position that is responsible for leading the day-to-day operation of the front desk, as well as assisting with the strategies to grow Group Sales and Membership, with an emphasis on ensuring a positive and efficient visitor orientation to the Butterfly Pavilion. We are seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal skills, who is customer-service-minded and eager to be a part of an organization with exponential growth potential in the areas of membership and group sales.  The Lead Guest Service Associate is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of Guest Services Associates and ensures visitors are supported in their needs.  The Lead Guest Service Sales Associate will work closely with the Guest Services and Membership Manager to build a program that encourages growth of group sales and membership.  Specific monthly goals will be decided upon between the Guest Services Manager and the Lead Guest Service Sales Associate.

Essential Functions

Guest Services/Admissions:

  • Set the expectation for Guest Services department‘s tone by creating a welcoming environment by greeting each visitor as they arrive and processing their admission requests with accuracy and enthusiasm.
  • Supervise all aspects of admissions, including but not limited to, cash handling, processing of coupons and discounts, providing information to visitors via email and phone communications, collection of data, and other duties as assigned.
  • Be knowledgeable about all happenings at the Butterfly Pavilion, including programs, events, classes, etc. and accurately share the information with visitors through various means including face-to-face interactions, phone & email communications and social media efforts.
  • Understand the Butterfly Pavilion non-negotiables, and make all customer service decisions based on them. 

Membership:

  • Oversee process of all incoming memberships through a variety of areas including the admission desk, on-line and postal mail including data input into Centaman, and creation of membership packet.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all members and address needs and concerns accurately and timely.
  • Work with membership partners (such as the Children’s Museum of Denver) to insure that all records of dual members are accurate and shared in a timely manner.
  • Assist with all membership communications including all incoming questions about the membership department via inquiries at admission desk, phone, email or other avenues, in conjunction with the Marketing Department.
  • Assist with creating, implementing and evaluating membership sales, discounts, promotions, and offers to promote the sale of new and renewal membership to meet revenue goals.
  • Actively participate in the collection of visitor data for monthly visitor reports for the department including such data as zip codes, how visitors hear about the Butterfly Pavilion, area of origin, etc. Input visitor demographic statistics for reporting, and maintain accuracy of records, and assist with creation of reports.
  • Monitor Visitor Exit Survey results, create an incentive program for folks to fill it out and update survey questions as needed.

Group Sales:

  • Assist with managing group communications,  including coming questions about group sales via admission desk inquiries, phone, and/or email and help the registration specialist take registration through POS system while maintaining accurate records, documentation, and follow up procedures.
  • Assist with providing Butterfly Pavilion departments with information on groups and assist with visitor experience needs of the group.

Administrative

  • Actively participate as a Butterfly Pavilion team member.
  • Assist with recruiting, training and retention a high performing staff.

Additional Duties:

  • Required attendance at monthly 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:

  • Outgoing, self-motivated person who enjoys working with the public.
  • Ability to work effectively an innovative, fast-paced, and multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with a varied schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people. 
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Work well individually and as a team and have strong communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Candidates should take initiative; have good follow-through, and excellent organizational skills.

Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a lead capacity of staff and volunteers in a museum or other educational setting.
  • Prior experience working in customer service, visitor services or relations, retail or tourism.
  • Experience in using Microsoft office software, internet, and POS system (Centaman). 
  • Knowledge of selling procedures, and cash handling experience a must.
  • Experience with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks/projects to meet deadlines.
  • Skilled in time management including ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of Point of Sale Systems, preferably experience with Centaman.

Competencies

  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Decision making
  • Department Knowledge
  • Conflict Resolution

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

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 Lead Membership and Group Sales Associate.

While performing the responsibilities of the Lead Guest Service Associate, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is 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.

Work schedule:  

A range of hours in typical work week / up to 28 hours a week, with one weekend day worked per week.  Final schedule will be determined by the Guest Services Manager and the candidate selected for this position.

No phone calls or drop ins.  Position is open until filled.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/637240-20970.html

Education Director

Job Title: Education Director

Reports to: Deputy Director

Type: Full-time

Schedule:  Mondays thru Fridays, but may vary based on program needs

RedLine is a contemporary art center whose mission is to foster education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. We think of ourselves as a hub for convening, connecting and sometimes instigating. RedLine believe art has the ability to shift perspectives, create dialogue and at its best, call people to action.

RedLine holds true to the following organizational values:

  1. Community Responsive
  2. Approachable
  3. Bold and Visionary
  4. Deeply Connected
  5. Artist-Focused

RedLine’s education and community programs are a vital part of our organization and represent the mission in action. RedLine programs don’t fit the standard art model because they are truly community-responsive. This means we start by listening to what our local communities want and we observe where there is a gap and go to the highest need. Programs are co-created with participants and are constantly evolving. At RedLine, we believe that we should use our voice and agency to create voice and agency for others.

The Education Director is responsible for developing, growing and sustaining education and community programs that:

  1. Ensure that each program is focused on social justice issues and create positive social change in individuals and communities through art and artists.
  2. Continue to be community-responsive to local Five Points communities and beyond with new programs, community partnerships and program collaborations that primarily benefit under-resourced populations.
  3. Increase visibility of RedLine education and community programs in the Denver community.
  4. Connect RedLine resident and community artists to local communities (primarily under-resourced) through interdisciplinary educational programs and ongoing creative collaborations
  5. Sustain and evolve RedLine adult and youth programming, including but not limited to EPIC Arts, Reach Studio, ArtCorps, Play Space, 48 Hours, and Spanish language programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include the following:

Program Development and Sustainability

  • Maintain goals and objectives for education and community programming that achieve the mission of RedLine by working closely with other members of the Executive Team.
  • Develop programming that build on yearly themes of exhibitions by working collaboratively with resident artists, exhibition curators and the Arts Department.
  • Oversee and collaborate with the Program Manager to ensure program success of all programs, including EPIC Arts, Play Space, Spanish language outreach, Community Studio programming and additional programs as they develop.
  • Oversee ArtCorps VISTA Members as they build capacity and develop multi-disciplinary arts programming at ArtCorps site schools and support RedLine programming.
  • Collaborate with Reach Coordinator as well as nonprofit and institutional leaders to meet the needs of Reach participants.
  • Lead the growth and vision of RedLine’s “48 Hours Summit,” held annually in August.
  • Oversee education and community program exhibitions at RedLine
  • Create and develop social justice art curricula and implement RedLine’s Contemporary Art Framework.
  • Ensure stated goals for 2018 are achieved and all educational programming offerings are effective and responsive to community needs (yearly goals have been set by the previous Education Director).

Fundraising and Community Relations

  • Assist the Development Director with grant writing for program funding and preparing reports to funders.
  • Serve as the primary liaison per federal grant requirements for the ArtCorps grant from the Corporation for National & Community Service.
  • Build partnerships and positive relationships with students, families and community members through programs and partnerships.

General & Administrative

  • Promote RedLine programs using direct contact, flyers, mailings, e-mail, social media, website and other methods to reach local schools and the community.
  • Participate in weekly Leadership meetings with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Development Director and the Business Manager
  • Lead weekly Education Team meetings with Program Manager and VISTA Members.
  • Participate in annual budgeting process and monitor spending by maintaining accurate records to ensure that educational programs adhere to the allotted budget.
  • Oversee Community Studio upkeep and programming schedule.
  • Develop and maintain program records including evaluation data, reports, class lists, schedules, descriptions, and other documentation.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Deputy Director and the Executive Director.

Professional Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a background in education and/or arts and has experience teaching in a public school or non-traditional setting. All candidates must have work experience related to art education, arts programming and/or social justice. Experience with under-resourced populations is preferred.

The successful candidate will be an individual who is extremely passionate about art education for under-resourced populations and believes in RedLine’s vision that everyone can create positive social change through art. RedLine is seeking an individual that has a bold vision and is not afraid of pushing boundaries. The right candidate is an excellent manager of people with the expertise to cultivate each team members’ skills and help to problem-solve around their challenges. To successfully fulfill this position’s responsibilities, the individual must be highly organized, have the ability to see what needs to get done and take the initiative to do it, have a sense of humor, and show tremendous empathy towards others.

RedLine has a unique work environment and to ensure each staff member’s success, we seek a candidate that can thrive best in RedLine’s culture.

Culture Statement: RedLine values your happiness, abilities, creativity and contributions and we work together to create an environment where we can all thrive. Every member of our team is a true believer in Redline’s core purpose, motivating and pushing us all forward together to deliver on its promise. Redline is lots of things, but there are a few things we know we never want to be:  hierarchical, exclusive, boring, or siloed. To flourish in this environment, it is vital that you, as a team member, bring your ability to perceive what’s needed to help RedLine succeed, and to care enough to take self-directed action to support that success. Redline offers a supportive setting that enables you to choose how to set your work/life priorities. This flexibility is possible because we trust and expect of each other that each of us will be self-starters who can work both independently and collaboratively to be accountable to the results of our roles. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include healthcare and cellphone reimbursement, participation in the organization’s 403(b) retirement plan with a 4% company match, paid vacations, sick time, and holidays.

Please send your cover letter, resume and professional references to Michelle Reilly at mreilly@redlineart.org. No calls please.

Corporate Sales and Events Coordinator

Job Title: Corporate Sales and Events Coordinator

Job Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, Colorado, 80230

FLSA Status: Exempt, full-time

Manager: Job holder reports to the Director of Sales and Corporate Events.

Compensation: $29,000 - $32,000 based on experience

Job Summary:

This is an entry level position into the world of Event Management. Wings will provide training to the right person in order to achieve the expectations in the following areas:

Events: The Corporate Sales and Events Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of event solicitation, execution and outcome. Responsibilities include event planning, logistics, customer service and issue resolution, client communication, event-day management, staffing, vendor communication and coordination, accounts receivable and contract management and after-event follow up and feedback.

Sales: The Corporate Sales and Events Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Wings’ event rental sales initiative and reaching and exceeding budget objectives. Responsibilities include setting goals for weekly, monthly event rental sales. Responsibilities also include calling and emailing all rental inquiries within 24hrs, scheduling new site visits and follow up and contracting new rentals.

Wings’ Public Event: The Corporate Sales and Events Coordinator will be assigned to assist with Wings’ internal events such as; Hangar Dance, Hops, Hauntings, Star Wars, Speaker Series, etc. Responsibilities include; event logistics, event-day management, staffing, vendor, event sponsors volunteer communication for Wings" public and private events.

Specific Functions:

Administrative/Logistics 

  • Maintain integrity of client/event database. 
  • Generate client estimates and work orders.  
  • Manage accounts receivable and contract deadlines.
  • Assist with tracking deposits and final payments required from client.
  • Create comprehensive event outline and timeline.
  • Create & maintain CAD drawings & internal/external distribution list.
  • Provide clients with necessary pre and post-event correspondence. 
  • Contact all vendors, detail vendor information and manage load-in scheduling and coordination.
  • Staffing and scheduling of event staff, to include event operations crew, contract labor and cleaning team.
  • Facilitate pre and post-event production meeting to execute successful and well detailed events.
  • Prioritize and maintain event calendar.

Sales

  • Build client relationships to ensure repeat business, and professionally coordinated events.
  • Ability to analyze client needs, staying on budget or up-selling amenities and décor.
  • Work closely with the Director of Sales and Corporate Events to provide proposals and estimates.  
  • Cold calling to develop new relationships.
  • Research possible expansion of event possibilities.

Day-of-Event - Operations

  • Direct and coordinate all day-of-event staff and vendors including but not limited to: event operations staff, maintenance staff, and outside vendors (entertainment, décor, audio visual, fire fighters, security, floral, etc.)
  • Confirm day of staffing.
  • Effectively communicate between client and staff to execute the event.
  • Supervise, direct and coordinate the day of activities, including:
    • personnel, catering staff and vendors
    • deliveries, load-in and set up
    • managing event needs and specifications as  needed

Flexible Schedule:

  • Ability to work weekends and nights and all scheduled corporate and Wings events.

Required Knowledge and Essential Skills:

  • Proactive approach to problem solving, marketing and the success of Wings’ Mission
  • Communicate and operate in a calm, professional and polished demeanor with a diverse range of clients (corporate and social), as well as Wings’ staff and volunteers
  • Exceptional phone presence and email communications required
  • Solution-driven, with skills to anticipate client needs
  • Organized, self-motivated and must possess the ability to multi-task and manage time well.
  • Excellent computer skills, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Event services industry experience or education is a plus.

Physical/Cognitive Activities:

  • Ability to spend long/extended periods of time on feet
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Quick reactor and ability to direct attendees as mapped out in emergency plan

Additional Requirement Information: Individual must be an organized, detail-oriented, problem-solving professional…a polished events leader to plan all details of events, including timeline, audio visual details, design recommendation, maintain and manage client data base, vendor relations, creation and maintenance of Event Orders, schedule and lead client meetings, tours, room/table layout, and to truly anticipate the specific needs of clients. 

Working Conditions:  Wings is an air and space museum and operates in a 70-year-old aircraft hangar. Environmental conditions may vary. Works hours will vary week to week depending on scheduled events. Weekend and holiday hours will be required. 

Email cover letter and resume to resumes@wingsmuseum.org. Please note the job title in the subject line of your email.

Vice President of Fund Development 

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Westminster, CO, US
Apply URL: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/633490.html
Reports to: President/CEO
Direct Reports: Full Time Grants Manager, Full Time Special Events & Sponsorship Manager, and Full Time Development Associate
Position Status: Exempt

Job Summary: Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit organization and one-of-a-kind educational venue, is seeking a Vice President of Fund Development. The Vice President of Fund Development is responsible for planning, developing and maintaining a comprehensive fund-raising program on behalf of Butterfly Pavilion, and to enhance the long-term mission and vision established by Butterfly Pavilion's Executive Team. The Vice President of Fund Development staffs the Executive Team and coordinates the efforts of other appropriate staff and board committees at the invitation of the President and CEO.  Manage asset development, including fundraising, donor services, and gift recognition. This position may also be responsible for marketing and public relations, as it relates to fund development, in conjunction with the Marketing department.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the successful deployment of all unearned income revenue generating programs from preparation of plans, preparation of proposals and donor cultivation, to donor recordkeeping, solicitation, donor recognition and follow through. This includes all sources; individual, corporate, foundation and government grants, as well as planned giving.
  • Orchestrate fund development strategies through goal setting, strategic planning, and communication of progress, keeping with organizations mission, vision, and goals. Oversee the identification, cultivation and solicitation of Corporate/Foundation gifts and pledges; and assist in planning and coordinating any annual giving programs associated with matching gifts, etc.
  • Support and partner with the Executive Team and Board of Directors on all major fundraising initiatives.
  • Overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment and maintenance of timelines.
  • Work as a team with the Marketing department to identify marketing strategies and compile information for the Annual Report.
  • Monitor all donor information, provide and present statistical analysis to Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors.
  • Work collaboratively with staff members to identify avenues of support for programs/projects.
  • Aggressively seeks new corporate/foundation funding sources and maintains relationships with current/past donors of all levels of giving, including major giving (over $1 million). Represent Butterfly Pavilion in meetings with potential funding sources.
  • Actively work with the Executive Team to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundations, government grants, etc.
  • Maintains ongoing contact with Butterfly Pavilion's staff regarding programs and plans.
  • Examines ways of packaging and marketing Butterfly Pavilion programs to philanthropic supporters.
  • Coordinate and supervise the acknowledgement process for all gifts and grants. Oversees donor recognition efforts including those for gallery naming, onsite recognition, annual report recognition to ensure that all who give to the Butterfly Pavilion are part of a well appreciated family of donors/members.  Work to create deeper ties with donors.
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Vice President of Fund Development manages all employees within Fund Development department and is responsible for employee lifecycle (hire, inspire, coach, develop, and reward). Including the CSB performance management, coaching, development, and hiring of the employees.
  • This position will also be a managerial liaison for other staff members and visitors when necessary.

Additional Duties:

  • Regular attendance to organization, branch and department staff meetings and trainings, including Board of Directors and Board Committee meetings.
  • Capital Campaign/Coordination
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Experience

  • 10-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources) Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships Strong organizational skills Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within Butterfly Pavilion
  • Bachelor's Degree required in fundraising related field (Business, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or English). Master's degree in planning, finance, or nonprofit management preferred.
  • Proven track record in fund development and managing success with donors and corporate sponsorships.
  • Five (5) or more years of successful staff management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, memberships and planned giving.
  • Bilingual preferred

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Competencies:

  • Decision making
  • Resource generation
  • Financial/fiscal management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Analytical thinking
  • Business acumen
  • Builds relationships

Expected salary range for this position is $85,000-$90,000 per year, plus bonuses. Regular work schedule is Monday through Friday, with some holidays/weekends.  

No phone calls or drop in's please. Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter. Applications that do not contain a Cover Letter will not be considered.

Apply via link:  https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/633490-20970.html 

Horticulture Specialist

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

Denver Zoo’s Horticulture department has an opportunity for a full time Horticulture Specialist to provide routine maintenance of the Zoo’s plant collection and exhibit botanics, including monitoring, pruning, fertilizing, pest control, watering, collaborative design, and record keeping necessary to optimize the health and vigor of the living landscape.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Coordinate, monitor and implement the maintenance programs of specified section of the zoo’s landscape through soil preparation, planting, watering, fertilization.
  • Designs, coordinates, and implements all annual plant displays in responsible area with approval from Director and managing Horticulture Coordinator. Designs, coordinates, and implements perennial plant displays with approval from Director, Horticulture Manager and supervising Horticulture Coordinator.
  • Works closely with the Horticulture Technician, and seasonal Horticulture Technicians. 
  • Assists Horticulture Coordinator and Horticulture Technician(s) when needed.
  • Coordinates with supervising Horticulture Coordinator on the documentation of the Zoo’s botanic collection database. 
  • Works with Horticulture Manager, supervising Horticulture Coordinator, Collection Coordinator and Director to manage specialty collections. 
  • Participates with the Horticulture department’s role in Zoo’s browse program; working with Veterinary Medicine and Animal department representatives.
  • Executes an Integrated Pest Management Program for all responsible areas and coordinates needed assistance with the supervising Horticulture Coordinator and the Horticulture Manager.
  • Monitors irrigation systems in specified area(s), performs minor repairs, and coordinates with the supervising Horticulture Coordinator, Horticulture Support Manger and the Irrigation team of repairs needed beyond scope of skill level.
  • Collaborates with the arboriculture team and the Horticultural Support Manager to correctly maintain the tree and shrub collection(s) within area of responsibility.
  • Cooperate with the Volunteer Programs staff to maintain a smooth and efficiently run volunteer program for the department. Identify volunteer needs, recruit, train and provide instruction for assignments.
  • Collaborates with fellow Horticulture Specialists to develop and lead yearly intern program for the department.
  • Participates in snow removal operations and is available to work certain weekends and holidays as an on-call status for snow removal.
  • 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:

  •  Performs various tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. horticulture, landscape design, forestry, environmental science, or related fields.
  • 2 years professional experience in related field.
  • A Minimum of 5 years work experience in horticulture will be considered in lieu of not possessing a B.S. Degree.
  • Maintain a Colorado Department of Agriculture Certified Operator License.  If not yet certified, obtain within 3 months of start date. 
  •  Strong leadership and strategic planning skills, and experience supervising staff.
  • Experience and high level of comfort with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral communication skills; ability to produce and maintain digital records, plans and simple landscape drawings.  Ability to read, interpret, and apply organizational policy and procedures and other written guidelines to work functions, and to work independently.
  • Safe Heavy Equipment Operation basics needed.
  • Clear driving record.

Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time hourly 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 September 15, 2017

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

Events Ambassador

Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit organization, and one-of-a-kind educational venue is seeking an Events Ambassador. The Events Ambassador will have a great appreciation and understanding of our mission and will be passionate about working with private and public events. The position requires confidence while providing educational information regarding exhibits and invertebrates. The Events Ambassador position requires organization, professional appearance, and an enthusiastic attitude.  A successful candidate will be able to help successfully execute both private and public events. This Event Ambassador is responsible for providing event support and educational presentations according to the Butterfly Pavilion's guidelines and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a fun, educational presentation to clients and guests
  • Become familiar with the Butterfly Pavilion point of sales system to help assist Events Assistant, Events Manager, and Sales Manager.
  • Attend Rosie the tarantula training class and possess confidence when handling Rosie during Live Animal Encounters with clients and guests.
  • Be available for guest at all times
  • Exhibit grace under pressure.
  • Provide a fun and educational presentation to client and guest.
  • Set up/tear down of all daily event
  • Fill out all paperwork for accurate record keeping.
  • Communicate with Events Assistant, Events Manager, and Sales Manger for specific needs.
  • Represent the Butterfly Pavilion with enthusiasm and a positive, upbeat attitude.
  • Adhere to the proper dress code.
  • Always present oneself in a neat and professional manner.
  • Attend mandatory monthly staff meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 am.
  • Possess a desire to learn about all of our invertebrates to educate the client and guest in an engaging manner.
  • Be comfortable with arts and craft projects with young children.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Entry level position
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Possess the ability to represent Butterfly Pavilion and its mission in a professional manner
  • Experience working with children and events preferred
  • Public speaking experience desired
  • Must have availability to work weekends
  • Must have a flexible schedule
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Possess excellent organizational skills

Core Competencies:

  • Detail Oriented
  • Team Work
  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Interpersonal Skill
  • Result and Goal Oriented. 
  • Strategic Thinking

This Event Ambassador position is a part-time position that will and requires availability on both Saturdays and Sundays, with the possibility of weekday hours for approximately 8 - 16 hours per week depending on business needs.

No Phone Calls or Drop Ins.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/631317-20970.html

Guest Services Associate

The mission of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. The Children’s Museum has two open positions for part-time Guest Services Associates. Guest Services Associates greet guests, process admission sales transactions and provide a positive experience for all members and guests of the Museum.

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt, Part-time

Schedule:                         
Schedule A – Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am - 5:30 pm
Schedule B – Tuesdays, 8 am - 4:30 pm and Saturdays, 9 am - 5:30 pm
Occasional weekend, evening, holiday and additional hours will be required to meet business needs

Salary range: $11.00/hour

Open: August 29, 2017

Close: Open until filled

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

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

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of customer service and retail cash handling/cash register experience
  • Candidates must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Fluent English proficiency, verbal and written. Bilingual Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours)
  • Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty
  • Ability to pass Museum background check

Qualifications

  • Excellent cash handling skills
  • Ability to manage tasks effectively in a fast paced environment while maintaining excellent customer service
  • Ability to communicate clearly with guests and co-workers
  • Demonstrates a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic attitude

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

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

Please title subject line “Guest Services Associate” and indicate which schedule you are interested in (Schedule A, Schedule B, or both schedules). No phone calls, please.

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

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

Support Technician Intern (paid internship)

Technology Department, Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.

The mission of the Denver Art Museum is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.

Job Description:

Are you eager to join the ranks of high-paid technology professionals but can’t get started because you don’t have experience?  This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in learning the ropes without being treated like a number. The Support Technician Intern is a paid position which will handle the maintenance and upkeep of gallery technology at the Denver Art Museum, while simultaneously supporting the technology of the organization and staff.  This role consists of 8-hour days on Saturday and Sunday and up to 12 hours a week spread throughout the weekdays.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily walk-throughs of our galleries
  • Provide phone, email, remote, and on-site support to staff
  • Install and configure computer hardware, software and peripherals
  • Troubleshoot software, desktop computers, laptops, printers, smartphones and network equipment
  • Document inventory, build the knowledge base, and assist with helpdesk tickets
  • Assist with the installation of technology into exhibits

Traits:

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Personable with good customer service skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a broad range of technology-related areas

Skills Required:

  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Office suite and similar office productivity tools.

Experience that helps:

  • Knowledge of A/V equipment
  • Customer service

Working Conditions:

  • This role will require 16 hours on the weekend and up to 12 weekday hours for training purposes.  We understand you have classes and other responsibilities and will be highly versatile on weekday requirements.  As this internship will be the primary coverage of our department over the weekend, we are looking for a candidate that is consistently on time and reliable.
  • Must be able to routinely walk the 1/3 mile between museum buildings
  • Ability to lift and maneuver equipment up to 50lbs
  • Use of ladders and lifts

This is a part-time paid internship position with no benefits. If you are interested in this position, please use the online application process at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/jobs&clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788&jpt=

Deadline for application is September 30, 2017.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Dance and Movement Teacher

Responsibilities

August 2017, School Year Position, training and classes begin late August and early September 8th.

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

As a Dance and Movement Teacher, we expect the following:

Use dance and fitness to teach physical education, health, and team building/self-awareness skills to diverse scholars with various developmental learning stages following DPS & CDE Physical Education content standards

Plan dance activities and routines to demonstrate related skills; coordinate and implement both individual and team routines with emphasis on skill development for scholars in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

Develop students' physical skills and abilities including strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork to widen students' understanding of the importance of exercise to physical and mental well-being with a positive outlook and motivate students to work toward physical fitness, hygiene, and good health.

Duties

  • Teach age-appropriate dance and healthy-movement classes to Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, throughout the greater Denver-Metro area and outlying counties.
  • Design age-appropriate dance and healthy movement curricula and lesson plans, pulling from personal dance experience, peer input and executive direction.
  • Train new instructors in curriculum structure and content; classroom procedures, reporting procedures and office procedures.
  • Contribute to evaluation and quality control of programming by submitting informative reports on the development, implementation and results of programming, participating in meetings and discussions concerning programming.
  • Contribute to evaluation of reach and scope of service by retrieving demographic information from classroom teacher.
  • Represent the company in public and by attending organization’s events and functions, as well as industry events and functions.
  • Promote the proliferation of dance education programs by informing the community about the organization’s history, mission and programming and by encouraging members of the community to support the organization through donations and referrals.

Essential Functions - Develop and administer Dance and Movement classes consistent with school goals and objectives.

  • Teaches knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, coordination, agility, exercise, and sports.
  • Develops students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills,
  • Providing a safe and optimal learning environment, and giving appropriate feedback to regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.
  • Data and assessments to assess the progress of learners.
  • Incorporate literacy and math standards into your instruction weekly.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops and professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Assists in coordinating extracurricular activities, including student performances, assembles, and athletic events.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that students’ conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within physical education and grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current physical education instructional methods, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Physical ability to perform the tasks of the job.
  • Use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Organize and coordinate work.
  • Exhibit strong classroom management skills and PBIS, (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) strategies to motivate learners.
  • Communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Exhibit flexibility and creativity to engage families and learners.
  • Collaborate with other specialists, classroom teachers, administration and families to plan, organize and attend school and community events.
  • Continue own professional development in dance by regularly participating in dance classes or company training, expanding repertoire to include more disciplines of dance, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional productions.
  • Continue own professional development in education by participating in seminars, workshops and other educational opportunities as well as reading professional publications and other resources.

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Skills

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

Qualifications

  • Experience with teaching children aged 4 -18;
  • Education: Bachelor's from an accredited college or university in Physical Education, Health education and or other discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Master of Arts or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood or Dance therapy will be given priority but not required. 
  • Valid driver’s license or government issued ID; Reliable source of transportation; []
  • Must pass federal and state, fingerprinted background check.

Other Information

  • Independent contractors only – opportunity to apply for employee status after 1st school year.
  • Must have flexible schedule and be able to work occasional weekends.
  • Résumé should reflect both dance and non-dance experience.
  • References should include 1 professional and 1 personal in each dance and non-dance category
  • All interested candidates please provide a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to be considered.

Send your resume to Caryn@cmdance.org and LaWanna@cmdance.org.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Organization

Floor Supervisor

The mission of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. The Children’s Museum has an opening for  Floor Supervisor. Floor Supervisors ensure that all Museum guests have an educational, enjoyable and safe experience by providing leadership to the team of front-line employees, offering outstanding customer service to guests in the Museum, and by ensuring the Museum is welcoming, clean, and properly staffed. As a member of the Education leadership team, each Floor Supervisor helps to train, coach and supervise Museum Associates regarding interaction, facilitation and the guest experience. Floor Supervisors work directly on the floor, facilitating and resetting within exhibits. Floor Supervisors also collaborate with the Education Department leadership team to ensure the successful implementation of special events, facility rentals and Museum programs, including Birthday Parties, workshops, and daily programs. Additionally, Floor Supervisors serve as named Managers on Duty for the Museum, as assigned.

FLSA Status: Full Time – 40/week
Schedule: Sunday – Thursday; variable evening and additional coverage as needed                         
Rate: $13/hour; $14/hour for scheduled MOD shifts

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

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

Job Requirements

  • Abide by all Museum policies and procedures
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and speaking skills
  • Ability to load and unload up to 50 lbs., and stand for up to 6 hours
  • Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty

Qualifications

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

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

Lara Rushing, Education Staffing and Training Manage - LaraR@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Floor Supervisor.” No phone calls, please.

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

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

Art Lives Here Program Assistant

Reports To: Manager of Teacher & School Outreach Programs
Department: Learning and Engagement
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Purpose:

Supporting a new program bringing art objects to schools and community centers, the Art Lives Here Project Assistant will play a vital role in furthering a mission of building community through shared experiences with art.  

For this role the Denver Art Museum is seeking a bilingual educator, who is detail-oriented, solves problems creatively, and excels working in the fast-paced, ever-changing environments of museums, community centers, and schools. The Art Lives Here Project Assistant will support facilitating educational programming with large groups of teachers, students, and families, when needed, thus must be comfortable delivering live programs in English and Spanish and have familiarity with school and/or community center environments.

In order to best serve our current and future visitors we strive to maximize the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of our organization. Candidates committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence are encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Support daily operations of the Art Lives Here program
    • Assist delivery of  Teacher Professional Development, Student-Directed and Family-focused programs/events
    • Manage calendar of events and meetings with schools, teachers, administrators, community center employees, and DAM staff
    • Manage program materials and prepare for events
    • Complete accounting procedures and track program statistics
    • Maintain Art Lives Here pages on Creativity Resource website
    • Assist internal operations to prepare for installing objects in schools and community centers (working with other departments - Exhibitions, Facilities, Marketing/Communications, etc.)
    • Assist in development and refinement of systems and manuals for program operations
    • Provide Bilingual support for:
      • Facilitating community events in Spanish
      • Writing Spanish translation on small projects, copyediting for materials translated by contractor
      • Support program evaluation by gathering data (e.g. conducting formal and informal interviews)

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skill And Ability

  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe, Publisher)
  • Creative thinker and problem-solver; Demonstrate imagination and curiosity
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Self-starter and anticipates needs
  • Excels working collaboratively and independently
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced climate of ambiguity and changing priorities
  • Comfort identifying and asking questions that clarify various points of view 
  • Experience or interest working with diverse, multi-generational audiences through the arts, cultural programming, and/or museum education; Experience working with schools and/or community centers (e.g. Boys & Girls Club)
  • Experience with delivering educational programming to youth and adult learners and participants
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment
  • Must be available 24 hours/week, with availability for some evenings and occasional weekends
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and comfort driving in the Denver Metro Area
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

Education or Formal Training

  • BA Degree in Education, Art History, Anthropology or a related field; or equivalent work experience

Material and Equipment Directly Used

  • Telephone, copier, fax machine, computer, digital recorders, transcribing equipment, art supplies

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Variable work schedule (weekend & evening work)
  • Sitting, working with hands, working with fingers, talking, hearing, vision
  • Subject to interruptions
  • May require some light lifting occasionally
  • Mental demands: written and oral comprehension, spatial orientation, memorization, mathematical reasoning

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

This is part-time position with no benefits. If you are interested in this position, please use the online application process at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/jobs&clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788&jpt=

Deadline for application is September 30, 2017.

It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Major Gifts Manager

Location: ELK Office
Status: Regular Full-Time Employee
Reports To: Executive Director

Background

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 Major Gifts Manager maximizes the effectiveness and smooth functioning of the organization through managing the major donor fundraising plan, including relationship building for corporate, foundation, and government grants; major individual and corporate gifts and major donor work associated with fundraising and cultivation events. 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, 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 – 80% of employee’s time

  • Sets annual fundraising goals for major donor gifts and plans operations to ensure financial sustainability and diversity in revenue for the organization.
  • Works with ELK’s Executive Director and contract grant writer to build relationships with decision makers at corporations, foundations, and governmental entities ELK is soliciting for grants..
  • Runs the major donor program including research, asks, tracking, reporting and stewardship.
  • Manages major donor aspects of fundraising special events including planning, implementation, evaluation and stewardship in coordination with ELK’s Corporate Relations & Marketing Director.
  • Completes capital and special project fundraising including planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting.

Strategy, Planning, and Organizational Development – 10% of employee’s time

  • Assists Executive Director in development and implementation of annual strategic development plan and calendar.
  • Maintains and implements major donor 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

  • 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 2-4 years of experience in nonprofit development, including proven track record of success in raising major donor 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.

Salary

This is a full-time position with an annual salary of $48,000-$50,000 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.

Weekend Floor Manager

ABOUT US
WOW! Children’s Museum is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Lafayette, CO. WOW! engages families in educational, hands-on learning experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.
Team WOW! consists of professionally playful staff who enjoy a positive, energetic, and customer-service oriented work environment. Help enrich the lives of children throughout Boulder County and the Metro Denver area by joining our team!

JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Weekend Floor Manager
Job Purpose: Supervise (while working alongside) Floor Staff Associates to ensure that all children and families visiting the Museum have a great experience by providing excellent customer service and maintaining a clean and safe environment.
Employee Classification: Non-exempt, part-time, hourly
Work Schedule: Fridays 8:45am-5:15pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:45am-6:15pm. 24 hours/week, with potential for more.
Rate: $12.00/hour
Reports To: Guest Services Director

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain Quality Customer Service by:

  • Providing hospitality to children and their caregivers by greeting each visitor, offering information, answering questions, and providing general assistance
  • Checking in customers, selling memberships, gift certificates, retail items, or other Museum products
  • Communicating Museum policies to visitors
  • Providing Assistance with exhibits as needed

Model Leadership Skills by:

  • Supervising Floor Staff Associates, while working alongside of them
  • Training new employees and assisting with candidate interviews
  • Displaying role model characteristics in duties and demeanor
  • Serve as point-of-contact in any problem situations that may arise
  • Delegates tasks for staff to do on slower days

Maintain Safe and Clean Museum Environment by:

  • Walking through Museum making sure all thru ways are clear of debris or obstacles
  • Upkeep of bathrooms, snack area, reusable exhibit products, spills, and general cleanliness
  • Cleaning props and exhibits throughout the day
  • Participating in prep and cleaning for field trips, parties, and classes
  • Providing assistance to Exhibits and Programming staff.

Maintain a Safe Museum Environment by:

  • Following and enforcing Museum standards and policies
  • Communicating any potential or active problems to the appropriate Museum staff
  • Assisting in lost child/caregiver response
  • Provide basic first aid as needed

Participate in Interdepartmental Collaboration and Training:

  • Attending all staff meetings as required
  • Keeping up to date on Museum policies, standards, and specific language
  • Participating in training sessions to review known material and learn new material
  • Assisting in additional tasks as assigned by supervisor or other Museum Directors.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED required. College degree preferred.
  • Experience in customer service or a museum or education environment is a plus
  • Supervisory experience working in team environments preferred
  • Enjoy working with children and promoting learning through play
  • Exceptional customer service skills. Must be welcoming, attentive, and responsive to our visitors and colleagues.
  • Responsible self-starter with problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively, but independently as necessary
  • A great sense of humor!
  • Comfortable cleaning up occasional kid-related messes and spills
  • Great communication skills with both coworkers and visitors
  • Basic to proficient computer skills needed with the ability to be trained on Point of Sale and database software.
  • Flexibility and adaptiveness. Willingness to grow and help WOW! grow.
  • Availability to occasionally cover other shifts strongly preferred.

OUR HIRING PROCESS:
It is important to us to hire the right person for the job, so we like to take proper steps and time to get to know the qualified candidates. Within a couple of weeks of the job posting, we will schedule and conduct brief phone interviews. In the week following phone interviews, if you are invited for an in-person interview, you will meet with the Guest Services Director and one or two other WOW! staff members. We will do our best to be in communication with ALL applicants throughout the application process. We would ideally like to have the selected candidate start by end of September 2017.

TO APPLY:
Please email resume AND cover letter to jobs@wowchildrensmuseum.org.

Guest Services Associate & Cash Handler

Department: Guest Services

Reports to: Guest Services Manager

Direct Reports to: None

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt; Part-Time

Position Summary:  The Guest Services Associate is a part-time position responsible for the direct day-to-day operations of the Butterfly Pavilion's Guest Services department ensuring an excellent Guest experience from the point of entry to the zoo, while promoting membership sales, assisting groups and providing support to the marketing department, thus honoring the Butterfly Pavilion’s mission and guaranteeing repeat Guests.

Some of the essential functions of the position, include but are not limited to, servicing guests with their admission needs, selling and processing new and renewal memberships, servicing groups with registrations and admissions, providing information to guests and Butterfly Pavilion employees on events and programs in the building, taking registrations, and answering phones.

Essential Functions:

Guest Services/Admissions:

  • Set the tone of the Guest experience by creating a welcoming environment by greeting each guest as they arrive and processing their admission requests with accuracy and enthusiasm.
  • Process and enter all incoming admission requests, membership sales, and group visits through the POS system while maintaining accurate records, documentation, and follow up procedures.
  • Participate in all aspects of admissions, including but not limited to, cash handling, processing of coupons and discounts, providing information to guests via email and phone communications, collection of data, and other duties as assigned.
  • Be knowledgeable about all happenings at the Butterfly Pavilion, including programs, events, classes, etc. and accurately share the information with Guests through various means including face-to-face interactions, phone & email communications and social media efforts. 

Cash Handling:

  • Deliver accurate change orders for cashiers and daily/ nightly deposits.
  • Ability to count multiple drawers/cash bags with cashiers.
  • Deliver accurate records and financial materials to the Guest Services Manager for processing of deposits, securing of funds and delivery of financials to the finance department.

Membership:

  • Be extremely knowledgeable about the membership program to promote the sale of new and renewal memberships to meet revenue goals and to be able to service member needs. 
  • Process all incoming memberships through a variety of areas including the admission desk, on-line and postal mail including data input into Centaman, and creation of membership packet.
  • Create and distribute membership packets daily via admission desk and/or postal mail.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all members and address needs and concerns accurately and timely.
  • Answer all incoming questions about the membership department via inquiries at admission desk, phone, email or other avenues.
  • Have knowledge of membership trends, needs and concerns and report them consistently to the Guest Services Manager and participate in solution discussions on how to improve services.
  • Be knowledgeable about membership sales, discounts, promotions, and offers to promote the sale of new and renewal membership to meet revenue goals.

Group Sales:

  • Be extremely knowledgeable about all group registration options to promote the sale and booking of group visits to meet revenue goals and to be able to service groups upon arrives at the Butterfly Pavilion. 
  • Answer incoming questions about group sales via admission desk inquiries, phone, and/or email and take registration through POS system while maintaining accurate records, documentation, and follow up procedures. Generate confirmation letters and receipts.
  • Set the tone of the Guest experience by creating a welcoming environment by greeting the group and processing their admission requests with accuracy and enthusiasm. Including check-in procedures and payment.
  • Provide appropriate marketing materials to the groups (i.e. pre-school guides for daycares, etc.) and give assistance in how and where to begin their visit.
  • Provide Butterfly Pavilion departments with information on groups and assist with Guest experience needs of the group.

Marketing/Communication:

  • Actively participate in the collection of Guest data for monthly Guest reports for the Marketing / Development department including such data as zip codes, how Guests hear about the Butterfly Pavilion, area of origin, etc. Input Guest demographic statistics for reporting, and maintain accuracy of records, and assist with creation of reports.
  • Assist with point of sale marketing by keeping all brochure fixtures organized and fully stocked with brochures, and the communications board and signage has appropriate up to date literature and information from all departments.
  • Assist the Marketing / Development departments with various marketing efforts, including but not limited to, mailings, customer inquiries, brochure requests, online community event postings, creating reports, conducting research, and other projects as assigned.
  • Be extremely knowledgeable about marketing campaigns and messaging to provide excellent customer service to potential Guests.
  • Document comments/suggestions/concerns regarding general Butterfly Pavilion marketing and communications in Communications Log to be provided to the Guest Services Manager.
  • Regularly check the suggestion box and distribute to the appropriate department.

Administrative

  • Actively participate as a Butterfly Pavilion team member.
  • Attend monthly Guest Services meetings, and monthly all staff meetings.
  • Work with various departments to help manage room space and event calendars. 

Additional Duties:

  • Regular attendance to organizational meetings/trainings.
  • Participate in the yearly inventory process.
  • Communicate with supervisor when
  • the computers malfunction or any issue arises.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required, associate’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively an innovative, fast-paced, and multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with a varied schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people. 
  • A positive, friendly, outgoing personality is essential.

Experience:

  • Knowledge of selling procedures, and cash handling experience a must.
  • Skilled in time management including ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of how to use Microsoft office software, internet, and POS system. 
  • Work well individually and as a team and have strong communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Candidates should take initiative, have good follow-through, and are organized.

Competencies

  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Decision making
  • Department Knowledge
  • Initiative

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

-While performing the responsibilities of the Guest Services Associate, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Guest Services Associate will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Guest Services Associate.

-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to 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 Guest Services Associate.                        

-While performing the responsibilities of the Guest Services Associate, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work schedule:  

A range of hours in typical work week part time nonexempt between 10 – 20 hours a week with the possibility of an increase to 28 hours per week should business needs necessitate.

No Phone calls or Drop Ins. Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/624160-20970.html

Software Developer

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

Software Developer: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is accepting applications for the position of Software Developer. This position is responsible for engaging on different I.T. projects across the organization. Engagement can include the designing, building, testing, deploying custom applications as well as customizing the development of off-the-shelf applications. This position requires experience in desktop and iOS development as well as SQL / report development. The teammate in this position will also play a role in developing standards, establishing guidelines and best practices for application development and maintenance, as well as consult on new and ongoing development efforts. The ideal candidate must have experience developing websites, mobile apps, working with diverse business partners and the ability to manage concurrent development efforts.  Incumbent works under the direction of the Director of IT for Applications and Data.

Primary duties include:

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work as part of a team to help define and implement processes and applications
  • Assesses business and application requirements for corporate data, imaging, and voice networks
  • [Plans, designs,] implements and upgrades application platforms based on specifications
  • conducting testing and installing the program into production
  • Troubleshoots application issues and functions, making recommendations for system fixes and enhancements
  • Makes recommendations to the Director of IT regarding policies and standards for computer networks
  • Makes recommendations to the Director of IT regarding policies and standards for computer networks
  • Other duties as assigned by manager. 

Requirements Include:

Must be detail oriented, strong multi-tasking abilities, and have hands-on experience with design, implementation, and troubleshooting of computer networks. Excellent communication, self-management, and organizational skills.

  • Microsoft MCSD and/or a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Must have some experience working in a Microsoft development environment with duties including application design, implementation, and troubleshooting / problem solving
  • Experience working on agile teams
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think logically
  • Experience designing and leveraging web services, APIs and other interfaces
  • Experience with ticketing systems is a plus
  • Experience developing / implementing / using Rest APIs is a plus
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, SQL, Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Tools.  Experience with ASP.Net, C# and/or Microsoft Dynamics a plus
  • Typically 2-4 years’ experience

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

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

Project Manager

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

Project Manager:  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is accepting applications for the position of Project Manager.  The Project Manager oversees the planning, budgeting and resource allocation of brand and marketing campaigns and assets for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. This position is accountable for the timely and cost-effective delivery of all customer-facing communications, and the processes and people who make it happen.

Primary skills include:

  • Identifies resources needed and works with all company functions to assign individual responsibilities
  • Creates and executes project work plans and timelines and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope
  • Opens or manages jobs/creates change orders in software system
  • Facilitates or provides appropriate job specifications
  • Leads project scoping
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to broader team(s)
  • Works with Creative Services to create appropriate production schedules
  • Routes work between all responsible people in all stages of development
  • Conveys project changes and updates to appropriate team members
  • Facilitates team and client meetings to review work
  • Prepares regular status reports and distributes internally and externally if necessary
  • Holds regular status meeting with project team
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team before presenting to client.
  • Ensures documents and major digital assets are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Resolves and /or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Manages both internal and external approvals
  • Monitors scope creep and re-scopes projects if necessary
  • Assures project legal documents (photo releases, property releases, etc.) are completed and signed
  • Develop and refine most effective and efficient processes for creative development and production
  • Support all of the above with external or freelance resources as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by manager. 

Requirements Include:

  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellence in managing and motivating staff
  • Excellent communication, presentation and persuasion skills
  • Fluency in project management, proofing and related software systems
  • Fluency in ticketing, CRM, email and related systems
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing resources, calendars and budgets, preferably within agencies or large internal marketing teams

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

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

Zookeeper Intern - Lepidopterist

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

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

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

Responsibilities:                                                

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

Qualifications:

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

Reports to:  Curatorial Team

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

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

Application Deadlines Each Year: 

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

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

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

Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Colorado Chautauqua Association seeks a committed, collaborative, dynamic Executive Director to lead its efforts in historic preservation, cultural programming and environmental sustainability.

Executive Director Position Overview

The Executive Director is the CEO of the organization and is responsible for all day-to-day operations within the organization. S/he reports to the Board of Directors and supervises all paid and volunteer staff, delegating responsibilities to senior staff as appropriate. The Executive Director and the Board support each other, and the Executive Director is responsible for organization operations within established Board policies.

QUALIFICATIONS

CCA is a unique organization with an important history and an even more exciting future. The board seeks a leader who is committed to CCA’s mission-driven ethos, who is a natural relationship builder, who understands the multi-faceted nature of this work, and who values the opportunity to work with many civic, business, and cultural leaders.

Qualified candidates will also have experience in these areas:

Mission Commitment/Subject Matter Expertise

  • Demonstrated commitment to Chautauqua’s mission and values
  • Knowledge of hospitality industry, historic preservation, cultural programming, and/or environmental sustainability

Leadership

  • 10+ years in leadership or senior management roles in nonprofit, public sector, or private sector of an organization with budget of at least $5 million
  • Ability to operationalize CCA’s mission while maintaining profitability, good management and teamwork
  • Proven ability to represent an organization with credibility; comfortable in meeting with wide variety of constituents and perspectives
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic vision and planning Community Outreach and Marketing
  • Proven experience in engaging a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Familiarity with the Boulder community and its civic, business, and cultural leaders preferred
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in working with local government staff and elected officials
  • Knowledge of effective marketing and brand management techniques
  • Fund raising experience

Operational Management

  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, developing and managing staff at various levels
  • Demonstrated skills in fiscal management, budgeting and effective financial management
  • Knowledge of deploying and developing effective volunteers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Revenue Generation

  • Proven experience in building and managing multiple revenue streams
  • Demonstrated capabilities in building long term relationships with financial partners
  • Significant skills in philanthropic fundraising, cultivating and stewarding long term donors

Program Development & Execution

  • Knowledge of effective program evaluation techniques
  • Experience in recognizing and leveraging opportunities to partner with other community resources and organizations
  • Excellent project management and organization skills
  • Some knowledge of event management/production

Board Management

  • Experience in working with and supporting a governing board
  • Experience in building an effective board member pipeline

Personal Qualities

  • Leader
  • Open-minded life-long learner
  • Results-oriented
  • Consensus-builder
  • Consummate communicator
  • High level of energy with positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to work independently in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to remain objective and provide effective analysis of complex issues
  • Flexibility in decision-making
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • High level of professionalism, discretion

Other

  • Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Willingness to live in and be an active participant in the Boulder community

Colorado Chautauqua needs a leader who is excited about the many dimensions of this work, who appreciates the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people and perspectives, and who can help the board and staff implement their strategic goals.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Trish Gray, Human Resources manager, Colorado Chautauqua Association at hr@chautauqua.com. All resumes are to be submitted electronically. To learn more about the exciting developments at Chautauqua and the specifics of this leadership role, please visit our Career page at www.chautauqua.com.

The Colorado Chautauqua Association follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation, or disability. This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, and relationships with outside vendors and customers, use of contractors and consultants.

Museum Associate

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

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

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

Pay Range:  starts $11.00 per hour

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

Position remains open until filled.

**PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS**

Lara Rushing
Education Staffing and Training Manager
The Children's Museum of Denver
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211