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Plant Records Internship

Duration: 10 weeks, May 26, 2015 - August 6, 2015

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation: $10.00 per hour

Job Summary: This is a hands-on internship providing the intern the opportunity to work alongside the professional plant records and horticulture staff and volunteers involved in the daily operation of maintaining plant records in a botanic garden. Work assignments will include plant identification, updating plant inventory, mapping and labeling plants in the garden. The intern will gain experience with BG-BASE plant collection management software, BG-Map plant mapping software and plant mapping methods. Familiarity with plant nomenclature, plant identification and a working knowledge of AutoCAD software is required. Educational field trips and lectures help round out the program. Intern will be required to do a presentation upon completion of the internship.

Qualifications: Applicants must currently be enrolled in college programs (including graduate programs) and have completed their sophomore year of college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To be considered for an internship in Plant Records, applicants must have successfully completed a basic botany or introduction to horticulture class and at least one plant ID class. Additionally a minimum of two courses among the following topics are required: principles of soils, greenhouse management, floriculture, landscape design/construction, plant physiology and/or plant propagation. A working knowledge of AutoCAD is also required. The internship program is open to both traditional and non-traditional students, including those who are making a career change into the field of horticulture. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.

 

Application: 

All application materials must be received at Denver Botanic Gardens by Friday, February 13, 2015 and must include the following:


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

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

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

Denver Botanic Gardens is a non-profit organization and an equal opportunity employer.

Technical Manager

This is a year-round, part-time, non-benefited position responsible for managing all audio/visual aspects of event production at Chautauqua, both in the historic Auditorium as well as the Community House and other venues. Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities.

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To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
julie.pomerantz@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

Executive Assistant

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) seeks an Executive Assistant to support senior staff. The Executive Assistant will work full-time and provide primary administrative support for BMoCA’s Executive Director and Director of Advancement. Qualified candidates will have excellent writing and organizational skills. Responsibilities include: managing the Executive Director’s calendar; writing correspondence on behalf of BMoCA and the Executive Director; organizing files; assisting with management of the museum’s database; and serving as event coordinator for several special events. The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director.

Job Functions

-          Responsible for calendar management and allocating appointment times for both internal and external meetings

-          Compose email and other correspondence for Executive Director

-          Answer and direct phone calls and make calls on behalf of the Executive Director

-          External communication with high level professionals, Board members, and museum supporters, among others

-          Prepare agendas and materials in advance of meetings/appointments

-          Serve as event manager for special events, such as fundraisers and donor cultivation events

-          Process invoice payments and help manage office expenses

-          Schedule and coordinate travel arrangements

-          Assist with management of BMoCA’s database

-          Assist Director of Advancement with writing funding proposals and acknowledgment letters, among other correspondence and assignments

-          Assist with proofreading printed and digital materials 

-          Help Executive Director and Director of Advancement improve administrative processes, increase efficiency, and maintain organization

-          Assist with planning of BMoCA’s annual auction fundraiser

Qualifications:

-          Minimum of two years working in an office environment and/or in an administrative support capacity

-          Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred

-          Strong writing skills required

-          Excellent oral and written communication skills

-          Ability to work independently and as part of a group

-          Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office

-          Ability to organize, multi­-task, and prioritize effectively in a fast-­paced environment

-          Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information

-          Interest in the arts preferred

-          Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail required

Hours:

This position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Extended hours during the evenings or weekends may be required for special events.

Schedule & Benefits

- Salary is based on experience.

- This position includes health benefits and paid vacation.

To apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and details of your availability to jobs@bmoca.org. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline:

Friday, December 19

Start Date:

The Executive Assistant will start full-time at BMoCA as soon as possible.

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

Artistic Director

Rocky Mountain Revels
Artistic Director position:  We are looking for an Artistic Director who can shadow our found/Director Karen Romeo for 2015, then take the reigns and help us create and produce our show beginning in 2016. The Rocky Mountain Revels creates and produces one major production per year; The Christmas Revels, with auditions in August, rehearsals all fall, and 4 performances in mid-December in the Boulder Theater. Qualified candidates need to work closely with the national Revels organization in Cambridge, MA, and understand community theater and performers from ages 7-70. Candidates need to have a strong appreciation and understanding of history, culture, and the rituals and traditions of the shortest day of the year and the winter solstice. Finally, candidates need to be able to work with music, dance & storytelling traditions from around the world. www.rockymountainrevels.org. Call for more information:  303 440-9056.

Public Events Administrative Assistant

This is a year-round, part-time, non-benefited position that supports the Public Events Department. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required in meeting position responsibilities. The position is based onsite in the historic Academic Hall, adjacent to the Chautauqua Auditorium.

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To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
julie.pomerantz@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

Box Office Assistant Manager

This is a year-round, part-time, non-benefited position responsible for various day shifts and night of show box office responsibilities for the Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) and Colorado Music Festival (CMF). This position is also the lead team member for managing the daily membership and development needs of the association. The Box Office Assistant Manager acts as Manager on Duty when the Box Office Manager  is not present. Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities.

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To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
anthoney.sandoval@chautauqua.com
No phone calls please.

Program Administrator or Manager

The Science Division of Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking a well-qualified Program Administrator or Manager.  The Science Division currently manages ~$1,600,000 that is composed of many individual projects.   The Project Administrator would be primarily responsible for managing and ensuring projects are completed on time and within the budget.  The Project Administrator would work closely with the Science Division Director and the Finance Team.  Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats throughout the western United States and Mexico.

Essential Job Functions

                Financial Management

  • Create, analyze and manage project budgets in cooperation with project leaders and the Science Director.
  • Create and manage an annual and quarterly budget for Science using current budget, anticipated expenses, and income;
  • Establish and maintain accuracy of the budget, reconciling charges and credits, tracking expenditures, and processing final closeout;
  • Analyze potential issues such as payment, budget, or contract problems, and identify solutions;
  • Assist Science team with timesheet, expense, credit card allocations.
  • Manage the finance-related operations and procedures for the Science program;

Grant Management

  • Comprehensively develop, organize, track and report on project-specific budgets at detail level, including tracking and organizing of sub-budgets;
  • Prepare summary financial reports;
  • Lead budget preparation and budget justification for all grant proposals; lead budget and expense components for any annual grant reports due.
  • Assist Finance Department with all required federal financial forms, invoices
  • Serve as liaison between Science team and Finance team regarding project reporting, deliverables, payroll, and policy changes.
  • Grant/agreement administrator- understands all deliverables/reporting requirements of agreements. Serve as administrative contact for all agreements and manage all contracts and projects in BillQuick, including contract details, deliverables and invoicing requirements.
  • Assist Science Director will team meetings and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications- What we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, program management/administration or related field from an accredited university and at least 2years of experience in budgeting and project management
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communications, collaboration, and problem solving
  • Good communication and relationship-building skills; experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of internal control principles

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities- What you will need:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Professionalism
  • Adaptability with an ability to problem solve
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Work well in a team setting as well as individually
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Be dedicated to the mission and goal of RMBO

Salary will be commensurate with experience, health care and benefits will be provided.  The position is for one-year with extension possible pending funding. The position will be located in our RMBO office in Fort Collins.

Please send resume and cover letter to david.hanni@rmbo.org by December 1, 2014

Director of Financial Operations

The Director of Financial Operations position is an exciting opportunity for a high-level financial leader with a combination of non-profit, and arts and culture experience. The City of Arvada is currently in the process of creating a new and independent organization for the Arvada Center to be led by a new non-profit entity. The position would be a key leader in that transition and a part of the senior management team. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a nearly 40 year old, nationally respected institution while creating a new and vibrant structure to sustain the Center for the next 40 years and beyond.

POSITION PURPOSE: 
Responsible for the financial management, budgeting, and business technical systems of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

JOB KNOWLEDGE - Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

1.  Management (General Management) 
a.    Leads development of annual Center operating budget with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and other senior staff. Develops strategic business plans, environmental scans, and related reports with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and other senior staff. 
b.    Oversees all accounting functions at the Center. Reports and communicates financial and accounting information to stakeholders, including the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, program managers, City of Arvada (City) Finance Department, and Arvada Center Board. 
c.    Directs, executes, and enhances centralized accounting processes and procedures to support Center programs and services. Ensures consistency in accounting practices throughout all Arvada Center Lines of Business, Programs, and Services.  Upholds good accounting practices and sets internal controls for monitoring income and expenditures. Knows and applies standardized accounting practices including profit and loss, revenues, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, contracts, etc. 
2.  Financial Oversight 
a.    Serves as budget manager and controller for the Center.  Manages and oversees accounting operations for all Center funds, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, project accounting, fund transfers, in-kind transfers, cash processes, contract processes, etc. 
b.    Supports Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director with long-term strategic planning and financial modeling. 
c.    Provides regular monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to Arvada Center Board, executive staff, and program managers.  

3.  Budget 
a.    Supports senior staff in the creation of program budgets.  Facilitates revisions and modifications of budgets for existing programs or services.  Helps prepare budget models for all Arvada Center projects. Assists in the presentation of budget information.  Provides input and evaluation on information provided. 
b.    Assists in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual budget information for review by Executive Director, Program Managers and Board. 
c.    From program, project or service budgets and models, prepares overall annual budget for the Center.  Prepares budget reports, forms, and presentations as required.  Develops and implements improvements in the budgeting and planning process. 

4.  Audit 
a.    From program documents and information provided by Program Managers, prepares for yearly audit.  Gathers all data required.  Develops audit worksheets and related documentation required for use by auditors.  Works cooperatively with auditors to complete the year-end review of funds and gathering of information for the audit.  Help auditors understand the processes and documentation provided and review any practices and procedures as necessary.  Reconciles transactions to items needed to balance the audit. 
b.    Responds to audit reports.  Verifies concerns and addresses them with the auditors.  As required, recommends and implements process changes to create any agreed-upon improvements. 
c.    Advises, presents, and makes recommendations to the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Board regarding the process and results of audits. 

5.    Business Technology Systems Management and Oversight 
a.    Responsible for general oversight and direction of Center technology systems. 
b.    Manages and coordinates technology integration projects with Center, City, and vendor personnel. 
c.    Recommends and oversees resource allocation and organizational support needed for business and technical systems in consultation with program managers and other staff. 
d.    Leads staff in coordination of system changes, upgrades or new implementations. 

6.    Essential Supervisory Duties
 
a.    Develops and/or participates in the development of staff work plans, measures and tracks progress towards goals, prepares and conducts timely and constructive performance appraisals. 
b.    Schedules staff, assigns and supervises work, prioritizes programs and projects and effectively uses available resources to accomplish objectives.    
c.    Makes decisions or recommendations for hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, and other personnel actions as necessary.   
d.    Coaches, counsels and supports staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Consistently educates and advises staff on organizational rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Supports creative thinking and problem solving and encourages participatory decision making when appropriate. 
e.    Provides training and job enrichment opportunities and encourages professional growth and development. 

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or related field.  Master’s degree preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Eight (8) years’ work experience in accounting or related field. Five (5) years supervisory and/or management experience with broad financial and organization responsibilities. Significant experience in or knowledge of sophisticated nonprofit accounting. Finance and accounting experience in the field of non-profit arts and culture is preferred.

Application instructions:  A City of Arvada application is mandatory in order to be considered for this application. For a comprehensive job description and to complete our online application please go to www.arvada.org/city-jobs/.  Application deadline:  December 5th, 2014.

 

Director of Major Gifts

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science seeks a seasoned Development Officer to help secure major private philanthropic gifts in order to help meet the Museum’s annual and strategic fundraising goals. The development team collaborates with donors, members, and staff to raise funds to support the Museum’s mission. We are trusted professionals fostering life-long partnerships in the spirit of yes.

Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Programs, this individual will join a highly successful team of fundraising professionals who support the Museum’s mission to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures.

As a Development Officer of the Museum, the Director of Major Gifts is responsible for developing and implementing plans, for self and for assigned staff that initiate, develop and maintain long-term donor relationships that lead to the fulfillment of specific, well-articulated fundraising objectives. A proven track record of successful fundraising of major gifts as well as donor stewardship is required.

The primary focus of the Director is managing an independent and active portfolio of existing donors as well as cultivating new donor relationships initiated by the Director. This position also supports portfolio management of the CEO and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Programs, as well as works closely with select members of the Board of Trustees who are advocates for philanthropic gifts from the community. In this context the position requires the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:

  • Initiate contacts with potential major donors;
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers;
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure;
  • Make direct solicitations;
  • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors.

Successful candidates will be individuals with a rich development background (5 or more years), and have a strong track record of working successfully in a supervisory role within an organization (2 or more years.) and hold a Bachelor's degree.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated success of at least two years with the direct solicitation
  • Demonstrated success in personally securing major gifts of $50,000 or more
  • Demonstrate passion for the Museum’s mission
  • Solid experience working with database and development research staff
  • Skilled in building and cultivating relationships with donors
  • Highly skilled in successfully managing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Working knowledge of moves management and familiarity with fundraising software; preferably The Raiser’s Edge

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is the largest natural history museum in the Rocky Mountain region and a leading resource for informal science education, serving 1.35 million people in 2013 and housing and caring for nearly 1.5 million objects and artifacts. As an institution committed to engaging the public in science, our mission is to “Be a catalyst! Ignite our community’s passion for nature and science.” We envision an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. This position is part of a dedicated development and membership team that helps the Museum achieve its mission through raising funds for operations, special scientific discoveries, organization-wide initiatives, education funds, and major capital projects.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter and resume along with detailed answers to the following questions, no later than December 31, 2014 via www.dmns.org

 

  • What is the size of the largest donation with which you have been involved and what was your role in securing the gift?
  • How many years’ experience do you have in fundraising?
  • Tell us about the most meaningful gift you secured. What made the gift meaningful?

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.

Volunteer Program Manager

The Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit organization and one-of-a-kind educational venue, is seeking a Volunteer Manager. The Butterfly Pavilion is committed to the study of butterflies, invertebrates and environmental conservation. The facility is situated on an eleven-acre campus with spectacular educational gardens and animal habitats. The Butterfly Pavilion was the first stand-alone butterfly and insect center in the United States. It flies over twelve hundred exotic butterflies in a lush, tropical conservatory. The Butterfly Pavilion is an ideal setting for a person who wants to help create a sustainable environment and contribute to world change through environmental education.

The Volunteer Program Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to support Butterfly Pavilion in achieving its strategic goals of providing the best possible experience for our audience, being a recognized scientific authority, and being a leading educational institution.

FLSA:  Full-time, Exempt

Application Deadline:  December 6, 2013

Anticipated Start Date:  January 6, 2014

About The Butterfly Pavilion: Butterfly Pavilion believes that an appreciation of the environment begins with an appreciation of all living things. Every day we teach the young and old alike about the need for conservation, because with knowledge and empowerment we will protect the world's natural habitats for generations to come. Our mission is to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.

Overarching Goals:

Recruit and retain volunteers whose interests and values match that of Butterfly Pavilion; Increase volunteers' understanding of Butterfly Pavilion's vision, mission, and goals; Provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers to contribute such that their needs and the needs of Butterfly Pavilion are being met.

Responsibilities

Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities Survey staff regularly to assess needs for volunteer positions Maintain job descriptions for each volunteer assignment Ensure volunteers are scheduled to support the various areas of operations, to include visitor service areas, exhibits and education, special events, development, and marketing/communications Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer orientation and training Manage the scheduling of all volunteer activity Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events Evaluate all aspects of volunteer program to ensure effectiveness and recommend and implement changes as appropriate Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation Create and implement a strategic volunteer recruitment and retention plan Interview and place applicants for volunteer positions Create and maintain policies and procedures for volunteer recognition Host and attend recruiting events within the community to attract qualified candidates Work with Marketing Coordinator to promote opportunities for volunteers Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers Act as a single point of contact for communications Confer with volunteers to resolve grievances and promote cooperation Create and distribute volunteer communications and publications Facilitate distribution of information relevant to volunteers Attend Volunteer Leadership Council meetings Provide advice and direction to Volunteer Leadership Council Ensure Volunteer Leadership Council activities are aligned with the mission and vision of Butterfly Pavilion Promote the activities and achievements of the Volunteer Leadership Council Identify community outreach opportunities such as fairs and festivals Assist Vice President of Resource Development in drafting and overseeing volunteer program budget

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field

Volunteer management or appropriate related experience Demonstrated leadership abilities and strategic thinking Highly organized Ability to prioritize big picture ideas and execute into tangible actions Excellent written and oral communication skills Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups, and the public Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse variety of individuals Experience with volunteer database such as Volgistics Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills

Capabilities

Demonstrated capability to conduct one's self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with the public and/or with difficult situations Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions

The expected salary range for this position is $32,000 to $36,000 annual salary based on experience. This position will be typically scheduled 40 hours per week, depending on business needs. Weekends and some evenings are required for this position. A background check will be required.

All applicants should send a cover letter and resume along with contact information for three professional references to the attention of Leandra Lipson by click here to submit by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6th. 

No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/53458.html

 

 

Guest Services Associate

The Children’s Museum of Denver has an opening for a part time Guest Services Associate to help ensure a positive experience for all members and guests of the Museum.  

Job responsibilities include:

  • Heavy cash register operations / cash handling for high volume admissions desk, gift shop, and cafe sales. Must be able to accurately balance cash register sales.
  • Opening and closing procedures for effective and accurate front desk and cafe operations
  • Daily cleaning, upkeep and stocking of gift shop, café and lobby areas
  • Membership application processing and check- in
  • Maintain clean and safe environment
  • Communicate with guests ensuring customer service issues are effectively addressed
  • Answer and direct incoming calls
  • Have knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word and the ability to quickly learn our retail and ticketing programs

Applicant must have exceptional customer service and communication skills, friendly, helpful, enthusiastic and able to work well with a motivated team. Requires a minimum ONE year of customer service and retail cash handling/cash register experience preferred. Physical requirements: lifting up to 50 lbs. Bilingual is preferred.

FLSA Status:  Non Exempt, Part Time 20 hrs a week

Schedule: Flexible. Must be available to work weekends & holidays.

Must be available to work more hours, when needed for events & school breaks.                            

Salary:  $9.00 Hour

Please send resumes and cover letter to Bonnie Bosworth, Office Manager: (fax) 303-433-9520 or (email) bonnieb@cmdenver.orgNo phone calls please.