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Only SCFD funded organizations and selected 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.

Administrative Assistant to the President/CEO

The Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to act in direct concert with the President/CEO in advancing all strategic efforts including planning, scheduling and meeting preparations.  This position will be responsible for the coordination of office/campus protocol and activities in a way that promotes efficient workflow for staff, the CEO and the Board of Directors. This position will continually work to make the Butterfly Pavilion a more efficient organization by improving or implementing new procedures as needed.  As the Administrative Assistant this position also serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors and prepares all written materials and communication for meetings.  The Administrative Assistant acts as liaison between CEO, Vice Presidents, Administration Department, Board of Directors, and Staff.  In order to fulfill these responsibilities, and subject to the organization's bylaws, the Secretary records minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy, and availability, proposes policies and practices, submits various reports to the board, maintains membership records, fulfills any other requirements of a Director and Officer, and performs other duties as the need arises and/or as defined in the bylaws.

Essential Functions:

Administration Department

  • Serves as CEO’s assistant and secretary
  • Integral part of the administrative department which consists of the CEO, HR. Manager and Accountant.
  • Works closely with the Senior Vice President, Vice Presidents and other staff on multiple topics.
  • Independently pursues projects, composes reports and produces correspondence.
  • Executes procedures for systematic retention, protection and disposal of records.
  • Manages and stores important/valuable documents for the organization.
  • Arranges, participates in, and implements, as directed, meetings and retreats.
  • Memorializes meetings and serves to support CEO and executives in organizing action items.
  • Sorting and distributing mail and incoming deliveries facility wide.
  • Logging of incoming payments to be distributed to applicable staff.
  • Tracking, ordering, coding & distributing office supplies for all Butterfly Pavilion staff when necessary to ensure no interruptions of workflow occur.
  • Reconciles corporate purchase card statement.
  • Manages printer statistics and reporting for billing.
  • Manages typing, note taking and transcribing for official correspondence.
  • Administering multiple calendars for the board of directors, conference rooms and CEO.
  • Addresses various administrative concerns and questions of staff, volunteers, CEO, board members, etc.
  • Answers incoming calls to the Butterfly Pavilion and assist patrons, vendors and service people with inquiries.
  • Acts as liaison between staff and IT and Equipment vendors (IT, Phones, Printers, etc.)
  • Assists with the Butterfly Pavilion internal Grants Committee team.
  • Assists with budget and budget revision planning, note taking and scheduling.
  • Assists with tracking and documentation of strategic plan.
  • Orientates and gives basic training to staff on printers, postage machine, phones, and other office equipment.
  • Orientates new staff on locations of equipment and procedures.
  • Issues and maintains building security information to authorized staff, security system vendor and local law enforcement.
  • Assists with annual SCFD Tier II Application grant and coordinating submission.
  • Management and fulfillment of In-Kind solicitations.

Secretary to the Board of Directors

  • Serves as liaison to the Board of Directors
  • Prepares necessary written materials and reports for all board of directors’ meetings.
  • Prepares monthly Board packets and Board Finance Sub Committee packets for distribution on a strict monthly schedule.
  • Coordinates, schedules and manages communications and calendars for all meetings including Executive and Finance Sub Committees
  • Takes minutes and documents all proceedings in meetings in accordance with standard practices.
  • Sends reminders and meeting information to all board members.
  • Acts as custodian of records for all meeting minutes, bylaws, articles and other important documents.
  • Takes accurate meeting attendance and time reporting for Board of Directors. 
  • Assist the board members with any requests.
  • Coordinates and helps plan the annual Board retreat.
  • Prepares New Board member introduction packets and paperwork.
  • Maintains all individual Board member paperwork and records.
  • Prepares annual board performance report for the Board Chair (attendance, participation, etc.)

Additional Duties:

  • Regular attendance to organization, branch and department staff meetings.
  • Greets visitors arriving in reception.
  • Orders business cards for staff.
  • Occasionally assigns jobs to volunteers and assist as needed.
  • Assists bookkeeping with various accounting tasks (e.g. Invoices, etc.)
  • Assists with setting up conference calls.
  • Member of the Butterfly Pavilion internal “green-team” committee.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in organizational, planning, communication or other applicable degree is acceptable or equivalent experience.

Experience:

  • Three to five years or more experience in non-profit, office setting
  • High proficiency and experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Detail orientated
  • Self-starting and the ability to take projects from initiation to completion without oversight.
  • Experience with working with executives and non-profit boards
  • Experience with vendor relations and managing vendors
  • Experience and knowledge of SCFD fundamentals, requirements, and the grant process is desired.
  • General working knowledge of accounting practices and experience is desired.

Work Environment

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Administrative Assistant will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Administrative Assistant.
  • 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 moderate.

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 Administrative Assistant
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant, 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 / salary exempt of 40 hr. a week

Department:  Administration

Reports to: President & CEO

Direct Reports to: P/T Office Coordinator (position to be filled)

FLSA Status: Exempt; Full-Time

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Banquet Captain

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

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

Job Description:

The Banquet Captain plays a supervisory role by directing the work of our Banquet Servers and Banquet Stewards.  The Banquet Captain is charged with ensuring our guests have a pleasant experience when attending catered breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheons, dinners, receptions and other organized group affairs involving food and beverage service.

The Banquet Captain will actively participate in the preparation, set-up, service, break-down and cleanup of catered functions. Their highest priorities will be to support overall guest satisfaction by ensuring that the Banquets team provides exceptional customer service while maintaining DMNS’s standards for safety, cleanliness, and sanitation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the efficient operation of the business unit by assisting the Banquet Manager
  • Monitor and ensure that tasks are completed by Banquet staff in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to the goal of 100% customer satisfaction through personal commitment to teamwork and service.
  • Support banquet operations by assisting in executing catered events and functions in accordance with DMNS standards, guest expectations and specifications as per Banquet Event Orders and catering contracts.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, organized and sanitary environment.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • TIPS or TEAM trained or equivalent.
  • Age 21 or older.
  • Basic knowledge of food, beer, wine, and spirits and familiarity with standard drink recipes.
  • Strong team orientation and ability to work with a variety of departments to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work well in a high stress fast paced environment.
  • Scheduling flexibility to meet operational needs. This can include long shifts, and requires availability during nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on September 14, 2015 to: http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=550Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

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

Assistant Director of Development

Colorado Ballet is seeking an integral member of our team to be responsible for achieving annual fundraising goals for a $2.5 million campaign through retention of current donors and acquisition of new donors.  The Assistant Director of Development will report to the Director of Development. This position is full-time and benefited with an annual salary commensurate with experience.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Director of Development and the Development Committee to identify, establish, maintain, grow and/or nurture relationships with current and prospective corporate donors and sponsors
  • Build a giving campaign with parents of the Academy students
  • Solicit support for the Education and Community Engagement programs of Colorado Ballet
  • With support from the golf committee, manage the Dick Saunders Classic Golf Tournament
  • Assist with other special event planning and execution
  • Manage donor giving levels and execution of related donor benefits
  • Report fundraising progress to Development Committee

Desired Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus work experience in related field
  • Strong interest in performing arts – passion for ballet is a plus
  • 4+ years fundraising experience, including demonstrated experience with face-to-face solicitation (specifically corporate solicitation), special events, cultivation practices, and donor stewardship.  Sales experience is also welcome
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, and excel knowledge.  Familiarity with fundraising databases preferred.   
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.  Travel is not required. 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to hr@coloradoballet.org. Submissions without these required items will not be considered. No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged.  Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization presenting superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training and education programs that enhance the cultural life of the community. Currently under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet has transformed over the last 55 years from a small, local ballet school to the nationally recognized professional company it is today. With 30 professional dancers, 20 studio company dancers, a dance Academy, and an education and outreach department making more than 50,000 contacts each year, Colorado Ballet is one of the leading performing arts organizations in the state. Please visit www.coloradoballet.org for details.

Part-time Security Officer

Denver Art Museum is seeking On-Call Security Officers assigned as needed to fill vacancies to the full-time staff positions on day, swing and mid shifts and to work positions as needed to meet the museum’s event requirements.  On-Call Security Officers are responsible for the protection of the artwork, complex and to assure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors, employees and volunteers. This position works a varied unpredictable schedule that vary week-to-week based upon department and museum program needs. Must be flexible and to work all shifts to include afternoons and overnights as scheduled.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • This position will be called upon to work any shift required based upon their availability.
  • Will be trained and stationed to work in the museum’s operations center, North lower level, swing shift, mid-shift, loading docks or any position needed for museum events, daily operations and may include Museum special exhibitions. 
  • Adhere to and demonstrate the museum’s A+ customer service philosophy in all visitor and staff interactions.
  • Adhere to and communicate museum policies and emergency, life safety procedures.
  • Conduct and/or participate in investigations as required. 
  • Must be flexible and to work all shifts to include afternoons and overnights as scheduled

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the willingness to interact effectively and diplomatically with a diverse group of people. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to speak, understand, read, and apply the English language; Ability to read, understand and apply written procedure and policy.
  • Ability to self-direct and work independently.
  • Experience with CCTV, two-way radios, and multi-tasking highly preferred

Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, Skill And Ability:  Education or Formal TrainingHigh School/GED
  • Required Training and Certifications: Ability to obtain and maintain a Merchant Guard License from the City and County of Denver.  Required to meet all security standards and training. In addition they must be qualified via a written/practical test showing their proficiency to handle their responsibilities in specialty areas such as the operations, loading docks, and lower level.
  • Experience Previous security, customer service or “people” experience.  Experience with CCTV, two-way radios, and multi-tasking highly preferred.
  • Investigative and observation skills and PC literate.
  • Must possess mature judgment, good organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Prior training in all facets of security operations, experience handling emergency situations and risk management/assessment.
  • Ability to operate multiple cameras, DVR’s and computer equipment.
  • Material and Equipment Directly Used:   Two-way radio, security access control and alarm system, CCTV camera-alarm system, fire alarm panel and computer system, personal computer and flashlight.
  • Criminal History:  No criminal convictions of theft, burglary, rape, robbery, assault, harassment, child/sexual abuse or drug related offenses, or any crime of moral turpitude.
  • Required to keep a current working phone for purposes of call in emergency support.

Working Environment / Physical Activities / Physical Standards:  

  • Must have flexibility to work all shifts as needed or scheduled based on availability.
  • Must have availability on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesdays for all shifts.  Other days of the week may be chosen by applicant in addition to required days of availability.
  • May be called upon to handle emergency or crisis situations. Is subject to long irregular hours, and called upon to stand / walk for long periods without a break and may be exposed to potential danger from assault or other hazards and long periods of inactivity.
  • Able to stand/walk a patrol for 8 to 10 hours a day with a minimum of 3 hrs. without relief.
  • Able to climb the building stairs, a minimum of 3 floors without stopping.  (Maximum time allowed is 90 seconds).
  • 20/20 vision (or corrected to a minimum of 20/80).
  • Demonstrate physical agility by bending over and picking up a coin.   
  • Able to lift and operate to discharge, a 10-lb. fire extinguisher.
  • Lift a 25-lb small child (simulated) and carry as in rescue situation for 25 ft.
  • Drag a 150 lb. person in a simulated emergency situation for 25 ft. (clothes or foot drag as taught by Red Cross.)
  • Hear a normal conversation, or radio traffic, in a typical museum environment. 

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

This is a part-time position with no benefits. If you are interested in this position, please use our online application process on our website ahttps://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/at-jobopportunities.php?clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788

Deadline for application is September 15, 2015.

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.

Teaching Kitchen Specialist  

The Children’s Museum of Denver mission is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. As an employee of the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Teaching Kitchen Specialist is an ambassador of the Museum’s mission and brand, and will strive to provide guest experiences that are inspiring, curious, welcoming, playful, inventive, and expert in nature.

The Teaching Kitchen serves a robust daily menu of walk up, facilitated, and registration-based culinary programs that encourage adult-child interaction and result in visible connections between healthy eating and fun. The Teaching Kitchen Specialist serves as a content specialist in culinary arts. The Specialist will deliver educational and engaging programming to the Museum’s diverse audiences, including very young children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children) and their adult influencers. The Specialist, under the direction of the Teaching Kitchen Coordinator, delivers experiences that blend food preparation and playful family learning to result in healthy food choices.

Hours:   32 hours per week including nights and weekends to reflect the unique needs of the Museum’s audience and programs.  Typical schedule will include Friday and Saturday days, Wednesday evenings, plus 1 additional day.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate educational cooking programs, modeling best practices in culinary education and exemplary teaching techniques for young children and their adult caregivers
  • Follow and enforce all sanitation and safety guidelines in the Teaching Kitchen
  • Maintain inventory of food and equipment supply
  • Assist with maintaining the gardens, including container gardens, composting and aquaponics. Facilitate garden programming, as necessary
  • Provide guidance and support to Museum staff and interns assisting in the Teaching Kitchen
  • Prepare food samples for the mobile Tasting Cart
  • Facilitate programming and engage families during paid experiences, such as Birthday parties, family workshops and other programs

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide high quality customer service and guest experience to all guests
  • Respond professionally and promptly to guest concerns and emergencies; communicate as needed to appropriate staff or supervisors
  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Periodic support and programmatic duties in other Museum areas
  • Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in basic cooking, baking and food preparation techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Health, Safety and Sanitation regulations and best practices
  • Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills with teens, young children, families and educators from diverse backgrounds
  • Energetic and flexible: demonstrated ability to take initiative, respond to change, follow through on tasks and make decisions
  • Professionalism: ability to take on all responsibilities of the position with enthusiasm and spirit of teamwork
  • Ability to quickly adapt existing activities and programs to serve changing audience needs and variety of learning styles and ages
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers in a direct, respectful, and confident manner
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and public speaking skills
  • Spanish language proficiency desired

CREDENTIALS/EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years postsecondary education in culinary arts, nutrition, food science, early childhood or related field; Bachelors degree preferred
  • One year + experience working with children and families in an informal educational setting, delivering similar content

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to lift, load, unload and set up materials and equipment (up to 50 lbs). Able to stand for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours). Position duties also require kneeling, squatting, reaching and other physical activities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to noisy.

TRAVEL

None expected

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Renée Petrillo, Teaching Kitchen Coordinator at ReneeP@cmdenver.org by September 6, 2015.

The Museum is a stimulating and team-oriented Non Profit environment. The Museum is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Please reference the name of the position you are seeking in your cover letter and email subject. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins, please.

Content Intern

The marketing team at the Denver Art Museum is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic, upbeat and responsible intern for the Fall of 2015 seeking real-life experience at a leading arts institution in the region .

Position Purpose

The marketing team at the Denver Art Museum is looking for a dynamic, upbeat intern who wants to learn the ropes of content creation. The intern will work as part of a team but also will be asked to work independently to complete tasks. The intern joins a crew whose department output includes digital and print content development.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

The intern will have the opportunity to build their writing skills as they contribute to the museum’s blog and member magazine, as well as learning about the structure and organization of a nonprofit, in-house marketing department while completing a variety of tasks, including:

  • On-site content capture for blog and social media
  • Interviewing artists, curators, educators, visitors and community members for short-form web articles and longer-form feature articles, Q&A-format articles and “listicals”
  • Web page content
  • Using in-house style guide as well as The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Assist senior content associate with updating in-house style guide, brainstorming content ideas, and updating content calendar

Intern commits to 15-20 hours a week for the semester, scheduling is flexible (M-F between the hours of 9 and 5).

Education or Formal Training

The ideal candidate:

  • Is currently a junior or senior enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in a marketing, communications, journalism or related program.
  • Has samples that demonstrates his or her writing.
  • Will have a strong idea of what they would like to learn from their internship experience.

Additional Information 

This is a part-time internship for academic credit, and includes great perks but no financial compensation. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, a portfolio of your 3-5 best pieces (online link or maximum 6MB PDF by email), and a list of three references to the Denver Art Museum senior content associate at cbrice@denverartmuseum.org. Applications without writing samples will not be considered.

Application Deadline: September 18, 2015

Staff Accountant – Accounting Department

At Denver Zoo, our mission is to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We are a respected leader in animal care and exhibition, conservation programs, scientific study, environmental education and public service.

Summary:

This position advances Denver Zoo’s mission and goals by applying principles of accounting to prepare and analyze various types of financial documents. The following functions are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities and is subject to change.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Responsible for preparation of the Accounting department’s bank deposits and daily entry of deposit information.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Purchase Authorization system:
    • Documenting receipt of Purchase Authorizations received in Accounting.
    • Updated for changes in authorized users, such as terminations, new hires and promotions.
    • New vendor maintenance.
    • Annual upload of available account numbers.
  • Provide assistance in Accounts Payable by:
    • Processing invoices for input and payment in the accounting software to ensure corporate liabilities are paid in a timely manner.
    • Recording corporate credit card and other auto withdrawals.
    • Producing the positive pay report for upload to bank.
    • Ensuring that W-9’s (W-8’s) and bank information are received in Accounting prior to issuance of vendor payments. Follow-up with vendors for completeness.
    • Maintaining vendor files for submitted invoices, W-9’s (W-8’s) and bank information.
    • Reconciling vendor statements to submitted invoices. Follow-up on discrepancies.
    • Assisting in the follow-up on returned and outstanding checks and rejected bank transfers.
    • Assisting with the Accounting department’s compliance with corporate Document Retention Policy.
  • Provide assistance with General Ledger by:
    • Reconciling any assigned general ledger accounts and resolving issues in a timely manner.
    • Preparing payroll reports and associated journal entries.
    • Preparing other general ledger entries, as needed.
    • Assist with annual external audit by providing supporting schedules and documentation as requested.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Handle the incoming and outgoing mail for the Accounting department.
  • Quarterly filing of State and City & County of Denver Sales Tax Returns.
  • Performs various tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with emphasis in accounting from an accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum of 2 years recent accounting experience required; non-profit environment preferred.

Skills

  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must be highly skilled in use of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Must be well organized and strongly committed to accuracy.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and operate accurately and efficiently under time deadlines.
  • Ability to work with vendors, customers and co-workers in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently, but within team environment.
  • Must maintain confidentiality in appropriate matters.

This is a regular full-time position with excellent benefits including complete medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan and a generous vacation package. Please apply through our website at www.denverzoo.org 

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date: September 9, 2015

Director of Marketing

The Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts seeks an innovative, results-oriented, experienced marketing professional to lead the organization’s marketing, sales, and public relations operations.  The Director of Marketing and Communications will develop and implement programs and strategies leading to growth in Festival attendance, Center enrollment, and overall earned income, while also working to elevate and broaden awareness, public perception, and notoriety – locally, regionally, and nationally – for the organization.  The Director of Marketing and Communications will be an important member of the organization’s senior staff and will manage the Marketing and Operations Manager.

The successful candidate will possess valuable experience and a track record of success in marketing and public relations, will be well-versed in the latest marketing and advertising industry trends and research – especially those pertaining to the performing arts - and will exude great appreciation and enthusiasm for classical music and music education. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Marketing

  • Plan and oversee execution of all Festival and Center advertising campaigns, including, but not limited to, internet, print, television, radio, out-of-home and direct mail; negotiate all ad buys and in-kind partnerships/sponsorships
  • Develop subscriber renewal and acquisition strategies for the Festival; oversee implementation and execution of strategies; monitor and analyze results in accordance with strategic objectives, sales goals, and projections
  • Develop single ticket and group sales strategies; oversee implementation and execution of strategies; monitor and analyze results with respect to sales goals and projections
  • Manage relationship with Colorado Chautauqua Association box office; serve as a resource to box office staff during set up of Festival concerts on CCA website, determine pricing structure for subscriptions and single tickets, determine strategic discounting as needed, and serve as a frontline resource for Festival patrons
  • Oversee Festival & Center website; work closely with Marketing Manager to write and publish dynamic content on Festival and Center artistic and educational activities
  • Devise social media strategies and oversee activities on key platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, among others
  • Oversee design, production, and distribution of all collateral in collaboration with appropriate staff, including Festival program book and Center catalog
  • Oversee all aspects of Festival and Center’s e-communications activities

Public Relations

  • Plan and implement ongoing Institutional Marketing strategies – develop and manage organization’s relationship with various press and media outlets; find new and innovative opportunities for coverage of the Festival and Center
  • Arrange for and facilitate Public Relations opportunities for Festival and Center artistic and administrative staff
  • Set and maintain consistent brand image between the Festival and Center through the development, production, and distribution of all internal and external communications and promotional materials
  • Schedule and write all Festival and Center press releases in timely manner to ensure maximum impact and effect

Other

  • Look for ways to develop new sources of earned revenue for the organization
  • Work closely with Director of Development to leverage artistic and educational successes to increase philanthropic support through compelling communications to donors, Festival ticket buyers, Center families, and other constituent groups
  • Oversee the collection of design elements needed for marketing campaigns, including setting up photo and video shoots with musicians and obtaining necessary images, bios, and programmatic information for guest artists, among other things
  • Monitor the latest developments and trends in marketing and public relations, and appropriately apply this knowledge

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in marketing and/or public relations, preferably for a non-profit or performing arts organization
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills; proven proofreading and editing experience
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and cultivate relationships with key member of the press
  • Adept computer skills – including fluency in MS Office, and experience with social media platforms and database management software
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, the arts or a related field

Preferred

  • Knowledge of the Denver and Boulder metropolitan area media markets

Compensation:
The Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts offers a competitive salary in line with peer organizations.  Compensation package also includes 65% paid health and dental insurance, optional 401(k) plan, and paid time off. 

To apply, send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and a list of at least three references to Andrew Bradford, Executive Director, at jobs@comusic.org, by Friday, September 4.  Electronic submissions preferred, but applications may also be mailed to Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026.  No phone calls, please.

About the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts

The Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

The Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts is one of the classical music industry’s most dynamic, cutting-edge organizations.  Combining a world-class summer music festival and a comprehensive community music school under one organizational umbrella, CMF & CMA enriches the lives of tens of thousands of individuals annually through access to the best of the world’s music through performance and education.

Founded in 1977 by renowned Viennese conductor and violinist, Giora Bernstein, the Colorado Music Festival is one of the foremost summer music festivals in the world.  Drawing musicians from many of North America’s finest symphony orchestras, including the Minnesota, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, Oregon, Charlotte, and Phoenix symphonies, the Festival annually presents nearly thirty orchestral, chamber music, and educational performances in and around Boulder during its six week summer season.  From 2003 – 2013, CMF was led by Music Director Laureate Michael Christie.  Christie is credited with elevating the quality of the orchestra and galvanizing audiences through performances of the highest level.  Following Christie’s departure in 2013, an international search was launched to find the Festival’s next artistic leader.  In September 2014, Jean-Marie Zeitouni was announced as the Festival’s third Music Director. 

Founded in 1995 in the town of Lafayette, the Center for Musical Arts has blossomed into one of the region’s leading centers for music education.  In 2009, the Center merged with the Colorado Music Festival, and currently serves more than 550 students of all ages on a weekly basis and 7,000 concert goers and visitors each year.  The Center’s comprehensive portfolio of programs includes a broad spectrum of music education opportunities and performances for citizens throughout Boulder Country and beyond. 

The Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts is a member of the League of American Orchestras and the National Guild for Community Arts Education.  

Assistant Director of Development and Education Programs 

Tesoro Cultural Center is seeking a qualified candidate for the Assistant Director of Development and Education Programs will lead development efforts as Tesoro Cultural Center continues to grow, including soliciting donors and funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, fundraising events and marketing opportunities, in addition to the advancement of education programs including school and adult field trips and historic lecture series. Commensurate with qualifications; salary range is $40-$45,000/year, plus benefits; this is a full-time, exempt position.

Report to: Executive Director and/ or Board of Directors

Close working relationships: Direct access to Board of Directors. Work closely with Executive Director and Operations/Program Director, a diverse group of volunteers, Tesoro sponsors, financial partners, and design and public relations consultants – has input into all planning processes.

Work Hours: Full time managerial position

Responsibilities:

  • Write the primary funding grants Tesoro has established such as SCFD 2015 Grant, Colorado Creative Industries, Kinder Morgan.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications to corporations and foundations.
  • Research and secure prospects and recommend additional financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations, especially finding underwriters for the lecture series, school tour programs and educational K-12 curriculum and film projects.
  • Develop and increase K-12 school field trip and adult tour base, including community outreach to underdeveloped counties and school districts.
  • Continue development of K-12 classroom teaching aids through curriculum packets and film projects.
  •  Work with Executive Director on development of annual historic lecture series, securing relevant lecturers, topics and all logistics.
  • Manage donor acknowledgement and memberships through eTapestry system.
  • Assist Operations/Program Director and Executive Administrative Assistant with all events, including the Annual Holiday Auction, working together as a team.
  • Update and maintain Tesoro’s master mailing lists, including donors, education contacts, volunteers and prospects.
  • Present Development and Education report to Board of Directors at quarterly meetings.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, strong solicitation skills and teamwork.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors while keeping a balance with the integrity of the organization.
  • Lead: A self-starter with persistence and flexibility.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities. Analytic capabilities and conceptual skills.
  •  Technical Competency: Computer literate and able to produce simple yet attractive documents, spreadsheets and pdf materials when needed. Knowledge of Microsoft office, Adobe, a plus knowing eTapestry .

Requirements:

  • Well-qualified candidates should possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience in business, marketing or nonprofit leadership with fundraising experience. Prior experience in the education field valuable.
  • Prior grant writing, particularly SCFD grants a plus.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates a plus.
  • Knowledge of eTapestry (donor management software) a plus.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter including why you feel you are a good fit for this position and for Tesoro; your resume and contact information for two references to tesoroinfo@tesoroculturalcenter.org. Please include in the subject field: Assistant Director of Development and Education Programs.

About the Tesoro Cultural Center

The Tesoro Cultural Center (Tesoro means “treasure” in Spanish) is committed to protecting and making available to the community the artistic treasures of our American past. All Tesoro events are inspired by Colorado’s rich history and shared experiences with Southwest, Spanish, Mexican, Native American, African American and early European cultures. From art and cuisine to historical re-enactments and music, the Tesoro Cultural Center’s mission is to create community-based events and educational outreach programs designed to enrich and celebrate our cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.

T-Rex Cashier

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

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

Job Description:

As a Cashier, your role will include assisting customers during the checkout process and performing all cash register functions.  You will ensure a positive museum image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient customer service to customers, both internal and external.  Additionally you will work to maintain clean work areas and may assist in cleaning during slower times.   

Duties:

  • Give every customer immediate and undivided attention. Follow through on all Customer questions and requests. Surprise and delight the customers with consistent, delightful service.
  • Assist supervisors in controlling customer flow and backed up lines; help to reduce waiting time for customers
  • Follow proper procedures for customer check out, handling of tenders, and use of tares
  • Follow all cash handling procedures; Understand, meet and exceed cashier policies
  • Keep the area clean, well-stocked, and organized, change tapes and ribbon as needed
  • Follow and comply with all applicable health and sanitation procedures and adhere to safe work practices
  • Follow established procedures to report errors in retail pricing or signage
  • This job posting is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned by leadership.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team; ability to communicate effectively with customers
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • Ability to sell proactively
  • Ability to learn about café foods and products
  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Bend and stoop to grasp objects. Bend and twist neck and waist, reach above and below shoulders and squat.
  • Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.

This position consists of roughly 30+ hours per week and comes with benefits.  Benefits are effective the first day of the month following your date of hire and includes Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life Ins., an Eco Pass, and more!

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on September 9, 2015.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

No phone calls please. 

Calls and emails received to follow up on the status of applications will not be responded to. 

Please check your email after applying for any positions, to see if you received an automated response to your application.  If you receive that email, then your information has been received.  Please check your spam/junk folder as well.

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

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

Events Manager

The Lone Tree Arts Center is looking for an experienced, dedicated performing arts professional to join its strong team. Located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, the Lone Tree Arts Center has quickly built a reputation for artistic excellence, commitment to outstanding customer service, and popular programming.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) Operations and Business Director, the Events Manager is responsible for the planning and implementation of community events as well as the sales and execution of rental events at the Arts Center. Working with the Events Management team, each Events Manager will have distinct projects and responsibilities as well as overlap in order to load balance and cross-train. In addition to events and rentals, the Events Management team oversees the concession and bar sales, volunteers, and many of the visual arts exhibitions at the Arts Center.

This position requires regular early morning, evening and weekend obligations, summer outdoor work, as well as work on some holidays for events (e.g. July 4th,Labor Day Weekend).

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (The following essential job functions and examples of duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive. Duties may be modified, added or deleted).

As a member of the Events Management team, each Events Manager has responsibility for the following:

  • In conjunction with all other LTAC staff, ensure an extraordinary client experience from first point of contact through the end of an event.
  • Serve as the first and primary point of contact for all rental inquiries by responding to all prospective clients promptly.
  • Implement and track all aspects of rentals, including pre-event walk-throughs, scheduling, contracting, day of event management, and invoicing.
  •  Provide on-site management for all rental events.Work with LTAC technical, box office, and facilities staff to coordinate rental and equipment scheduling and needs.
  • Oversee concessions sales system for all public events at the Arts Center, including pricing and product as well as hiring and supervision of concessions staff if needed.
  • Order and maintain all concessions inventory, including liquor.
  • Prepare concessions deposits, reports, and tracking sheets.
  • Responsible for the implementation and on-site management of Lone Tree annual events, which currently include two summer concerts in the park for audiences between 1,000 – 5,000; an outdoor movie night; a Kidsfest, the Arbor Day tree sale; Wag’ n Romp dog activity at Cook Creek Park; Lone Tree’s Independence Day Celebration for 10,000 people; a Labor Day Discover Lone Tree festival; and a Fall Celebration at historic Schweiger Ranch. The Independence Day events include controlled admission, a children’s bike parade, food vendors, activities for children, a concert and full fireworks display.
  • Coordinate contracts for entertainers and event service providers (e.g., sound, portable toilets, trash disposal, food vendors, suppliers, contract employees and barricades).
  • Responsible for developing and monitoring rental and events income projections and budgets.
  •  Coordinate two major art shows annually, including managing submission and awards process, hanging artwork and coordinating with artists and other partners.
  •  Provide information and updates for website and social media.
  •  Serve on City committees as assigned and other projects as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

This position directly supervises event volunteers and other event staff. May oversee concession servers or other positions as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Education: bachelor's degree in hospitality, event management, or related field.

Work Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience in event planning and management or rentals coordination. Must have experience working with caterers, concessionaires, event rental companies, and wholesalers.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:

  • Event planning and management with preference given to candidates with either: or experience in rental events coordination and sales or experience in producing large-scale, outdoor public events, including fireworks displays, concerts, and food vendors.
  •  Strong budgeting and financial management.
  • Recruitment and management of volunteers.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work without direct supervision while in the field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel and visitors of the City of Lone Tree.
  • Demonstrated personal effectiveness, credibility, thoroughness, flexibility, and collaboration skills.
  • Requires a valid Colorado driver’s license and a clean driving history.

TO APPLY:

A complete application package will include:

  •  A cover letter detailing applicant’s demonstration of qualifications as listed above, especially as it relates to experience working with a performing arts organization
  •  Current resume
  •  Completed City of Lone Tree job application

All applicants must also complete and submit a City of Lone Tree job application along with the materials listed above. Applications can be found at the City of Lone Tree's website: http://www.cityoflonetree.com/jobs. Applications can be submitted by email to ArtsHiring@cityoflonetree.com

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer match in PERA retirement system, optional 401K and 457 plans, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, short term disability, long term disability, and tuition reimbursement.

Posting Date: August 18, 2015
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Status: Full time - Exempt
Hiring Pay Range: $44,900 to $55,000

Grant Accountant

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory seeks a qualified Grant Accountant to assume responsibility for post award entry and management of project information in the WebSuite project management system, and grant accounting to ensure compliance with funding source administrative guidelines, timely receipt of revenue, accurate submission of financial reports, and orderly closure of projects. Manages and maintains program budgets with direct oversight from Controller and Program Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Administration:

  • Once grant/agreement is received, set up the project in RMBO’s accounting system:
    • Set up new project codes, grantee IDs, new clients
    • Upload agreement and information into WebSuite grant management system
    • Enter funder report due dates into calendar
    • Develop expenditure forecasts for project activities
  • Meet with Program Manager and Controller to review project award and procedures for expending funds in accordance with rules, regulations and guidelines of RMBO and the funding agencies
  • Prepare audit worksheets, schedules, reports and supporting documentation to be used during grant audits
  • Analyze various grantor revenue and expenditure reports and make appropriate recommendations to ensure compliance with project budget and grant provisions, including matching expenditure requirements
  • Approve all grant expenditures – make sure they fall within grant guidelines and budgets, and have proper approval signatures and backup documentation
    • Credit card approvals
    • Payroll approval
    • Monitor and approve Contractor invoices
    • Liaison with finance department staff
    • Reimbursements
    • Approve payment of invoices
  • Maintain spreadsheets of all grant activity – share with Program Director and Manager regularly or upon request
  • Reconcile and analyze billing charges, revenue, matching funds, and unbilled amounts in accordance with the terms of the contracts and grants
  • Manage the logistics of payroll interface when hiring and terminating seasonal staff
  • Manage and maintain Departmental Program budgets
  • Help prepare all applicable fiscal reports for sponsored programs and ensure the timely submission thereof.
  • Help finance team continually improve and address federal grant compliance matter
  • Assist grant writers with budgets, allowable B&T and indirect.  Possibly extend to other divisions.
  • Track direct federal and pass through aspects of grants
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of grant accounting policies, procedures, and administrative practices
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel required
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and procedure manuals, and write clear, concise instructions, routing reports and correspondence
  • Experience in projects and tasks involving complex details which require well-developed organizational, time-management and administrative skills.  Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing projects with limited resources
  • Experience managing grant project budgets
  • Ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to solve problems, meet deadlines and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • We will be implementing a new accounting system soon, so systems implementation experience is a plus.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or an equivalent education (BA in finance or business) and experience
  • At least two years of grant accounting experience required, preferably in a non-profit setting and working with federal, state, and private funders
  • Positions are located in Fort Collins and Brighton, with periodic travel between the two offices

Deadline of September 4, 2015 to submit letter of interest and resume, in one document, via email to:   financejobs@rmbo.org

Registrar

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

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. Located in the heart of Denver City Park, and neighbor to the Denver Zoo, the Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. More than 300,000 students and teachers are served by Museum each year. The Museum is currently moving its 1.5 million artifacts and specimens in its Archives and departments of Anthropology, Earth Sciences, and Zoology to the newly constructed state-of-the-art Avenir Collections Center.  

Job Description:

The Registrar collaborates with Curators, Collections Managers, and the Museum’s legal counsel to ensure documented compliance with policy, procedures, ethics, laws, and regulations to ensure legal rights to collections. The Registrar serves as the collections management system application administrator and coordinates the publication of collections data online. 

Essential functions include:

  • Monitor and implement best practices for registration.
  • Collaborate with Curators and Collections Managers to create, compile and maintain documentation for accessions, deaccessions, loans, and repository agreements.
  • Monitor the ethical, legal, and regulatory environment surrounding natural history and cultural collections and lead the revision of the Museum’s collection and ethics policies as appropriate.
  • Serve as the point of contact and coordinator for troubleshooting, problem solving, system upgrades, and development of new tools for the collections management system and online delivery of collection data.
  • Generate reports of collection activities to meet a variety of needs.
  • Provide registration services for temporary exhibits and permanent exhibit upgrades.
  • Make arrangements for and coordinate packing, shipping, insurance coverage, and import/export requirements for incoming and outgoing exhibit loans.
  • Maintain the DMNS General Facility Report and review those of borrowing institutions.
  • Develop and manage an annual budget.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or anthropology. Master’s degree in natural sciences or anthropology with museum concentration or experience preferred.
  • Museum registration experience required.
  • Working knowledge of the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment surrounding natural history and cultural collections.
  • Advanced experience with collections management systems. Experience with KE Emu, KE IMu, Crystal Reports, or Arctos preferred.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on September 10, 2015.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.  No phone calls please. Calls and emails received to follow up on the status of applications will not be responded to.  Please check your email after applying for any positions, to see if you received an automated response to your application.  If you receive that email, then your information has been received.  Please check your spam/junk folder as well.

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

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

Office Manager for Zoology & Health Sciences

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

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

Job Description:

The Office Manager for the Health Sciences and Zoology works to ensure both departments function effectively and efficiently. This position also supports the Genetics of Taste Lab and the Zoology Molecular Lab located in Expedition Health, as well as the Zoology Biosafety Lab in the Avenir Collections Center. The essential functions of the position include supporting directors/department chairs to ensure smooth administration, calendar management, financial tracking and coordination, inventorying and ordering supplies for labs, offices and collections preservation spaces, arranging travel, event coordination, supporting departmental communication, and coordinating volunteer orientation and training.  

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, be detail-oriented, function independently, manage a multi-faceted workload, be flexible, and be able to meet tight deadlines. Interpersonal skills, accuracy, and ability to prioritize are critical. Excellent oral and written communication skills and general flexibility are vital. It is essential that this person be a quick learner and able to think of his/her feet.

The successful candidate must have at least two years office management experience, two years budget tracking experience and solid Microsoft skills with advanced skills in Excel. A bachelor’s degree, interest in science and education, and/or laboratory experience are preferred. Experience in a non-profit environment is also desirable. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on August 27, 2015.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.  No phone calls please.  Calls and emails received to follow up on the status of applications will not be responded to. Please check your email after applying for any positions, to see if you received an automated response to your application.  If you receive that email, then your information has been received.  Please check your spam/junk folder as well.

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

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

Maintenance Associates

BASIC FUNCTION & SUMMARY:

The Children’s Museum of Denver is seeking two (2) part time Facilities Maintenance Associates to assist in maintaining our expanded facility including the Museum building, Joy Park and associated campus.  The Maintenance Associate performs tasks for the entire facility including, but not limited to, the building, campus/grounds, irrigation, mechanical equipment, vehicles, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. This position conducts scheduled and reactive Museum maintenance duties, occasionally on an “on-call” basis. This position provides support for all departments and Museum activities including special events and reports directly to the Senior Manager of Facilities.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • General landscaping, weeding, watering, tree trimming, general maintenance, etc
  • Painting interiors and exteriors
  • Lighting inspection and replacement
  • HVAC filters inspection and replacement
  • Custodial support as necessary
  • Support of event set-up and teardown

Qualifications and preferred areas of experience:

  • Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs.
  • Experience in building and or grounds maintenance, or general handyman work preferred
  • Basic working knowledge of electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems
  • Experience using power tools
  • Painting
  • Basic carpentry
  • Minor Irrigation repair and maintenance
  • Valid Driver license and current auto insurance
  • All candidates must pass a background check

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Occasional volunteer supervision

Open: August 18, 2015
Close: August 31, 2015
FLSA Status: Part Time, Non Exempt
Wage: $10 per hour
Schedule: 16 to 20 hours per week.  Hours and days may vary.  One (1) position to cover weekends.

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

Please send resume and cover letter to Bonnie Bosworth, Office Manager: (fax) 303-433-9520 or (email) bonnieb@cmdenver.org.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins, please.

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.

Open:                          8/17/15
Close:                          Until Filled
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 – Non-negotiable          

Please send resumes and cover letter to Bonnie Bosworth, Office Manager: (fax) 303-433-9520 or (email) bonnieb@cmdenver.orgNo 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 be deleted, edited and then reattached to correspond with the position.

Cash Office Technician-Accounting Department

The Denver Art Museum seeks a qualified Cash Office Technician in the Accounting Department.  This position has primary responsibility for cash depositing, change bank processing, and cash bank replenishment, which represents a critical component of segregated duties within the cash management function.

This position is part-time and works on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Potential for evening special event assistance and backup for week day cash office as needed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Safeguards the Museum’s assets and ensures best practice cash handling compliance; tracks and periodically evaluates vault bank currency levels.
  • Performs daily cash vault reconciliations and weekly petty cash reconciliations.
  • Prepares and distributes daily bank bags for Guest Services, Museum Shop, Education, and Events departments; prepares weekly change orders as needed.
  • Updates and sends the Daily Attendance Report to key museum staff.
  • Performs daily depositing function for Guest Services, Museum Shop, Education, Events, and all other point of sale receipts such as Register of Payments (ROPs).
  • Custodian of Petty Cash and services Museum petty cash requests in accordance with policy.
  • Prepares and distributes courier per diems in accordance with Museum policy.
  • Enters ROPs and cash receipt journals (e.g. Guest Services deposits, Shop deposits, etc.) into the Accounting system.
  • Assists museum staff and volunteers with ROP process and cash office requests (e.g. cash bags, cc terminals, etc.).
  • Represents Accounting department at major Museum and Support Group fund raising events.

Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assists Accounting with data entry.
  • Completes monthly update of spreadsheets.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skill And Ability

  • Working knowledge of cash handling accounting principles.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Speed and accuracy in processing paperwork and data input.
  • Basic understanding of reconciliations.
  • Basic computer application skills.

Education or Formal Training

  • Two introductory college accounting classes or equivalent work experience.

Experience

  • Experience in clerical and cash receipt processing or training which provides a working knowledge of clerical and cash receipt procedures highly desired. 

Material and Equipment Directly Used

  • Computer
  • 10-key
  • Copier
  • Wired/wireless CC terminal
  • Currency and coin counting machines

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, sitting, and other activities necessary to perform job duties.
  • Physical ability to carry items weighing up to 10 lbs. for short periods of time.
  • Subject to many interruptions, phone calls, and inquiries.

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

This is a part-time position with no benefits. If you are interested in this position, please use our online application process on our website at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/at-jobopportunities.php?clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788

Deadline for application is September 4, 2015.

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.

Advancement Manager

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

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

Job Description:

As a producer, the Advancement Manager is responsible for developing and implementing plans that initiate, develop, and maintain long-term donor relationships that lead to the fulfillment of the Museum's budgeted annual and future fundraising goals.  The assigned portfolio of donors and prospects is actively maintained to this end and emphasizes giving of $5,000 - $50,000.  The Advancement Manager contributes to the financial success of the Museum, and in doing so supports the team in the management, cultivation, and stewardship of donors.  This position reports to the Director of Advancement and has no supervisory responsibilities. Please refer to the job description for more position details.

A successful candidate will be:

  • Tirelessly compassionate about the Museum and telling its story
  • Intuitive
  • Emotionally Intelligent
  • Hard working
  • A good listener

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 3 years' in fundraising capacity required.
  • Local travel required (may be up to 40%), rare national travel. 
  • Evening and weekend work will be required.
  • 1 years' experience with a donor database, The Raiser's Edge preferred.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office: Windows, Excel, and Word required. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM MST on August 31, 2015 to: http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=550Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

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

Education Assistant

Golden History Museums are looking for qualified applicants for our Education Assistant position. This position Assists with all of Golden History Museums’ education programming including field trips, education outreach, summer camp and programming. Activities and programs are based on engaging visitors with Colorado history and the history of Golden at any or all of Golden History Museums’ three sites or off-site in elementary school classrooms. Variable hours Monday thru Friday based on assigned school schedules. Will include some weekends and holidays for special events. 

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, researches, develops, and writes curriculum for the following: day camps, school field trips, and education outreach; interpretation of museum sites and historic research.
  • Uses elementary school standards to design and improve curriculum for classroom lessons, field trip activities, and informal museum experiences. Thinks creatively to create unique experiences for students.
  • Facilitates an educational and interactive experience for elementary school children. Through creativity, engages students to promote a fun and exciting learning environment.
  • Travels to schools to facilitate classes of students in our “Building Colorado” program. Classes can include as many as 32 children.
  • Facilitates school field trips. Provides interpretative programs and tours of the GHM for school groups. Group size can range from small groups to over 100 students at a time.
  • Follows and enforces all policies and rules while maintaining a safe and fun visitor experience.
  • Responsible for marketing and outreach for assigned programs including brochures, e-mail campaigns, social media releases, newsletters, telephone campaigns, and in person marketing. Directly markets “Building Colorado” to school teachers and staff via email.
  • Supports and collaborates with other museum staff with on GHM marketing, membership, program evaluation, special event planning and implementation as assigned. Provides essential information to market GHM facilities such as memberships, classes, and special events.
  • Serves as ambassador for the museum system providing the highest possible level of customer care to visitors.
  • Works both collaboratively and independently to efficiently and effectively complete assigned projects.
  • Assists with Hands on History program during the summer months.
  • Drives city or personal vehicle to locations to administer “Building Colorado” programming.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) required; college coursework or experience in history, museum studies, classroom education or similar field preferred. 
  • Experience leading and managing classrooms or large groups of students preferred. 
  • Must have a love of history and ability to share GHM program information in a professional and engaging manner.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Hiring Range: $9.00-$13.00 per hour
Salary Range: $9.00-$15.00 per hour

Application Deadline: 8/26/15 at 2:00pm

For more information and to apply online: http://www.cityofgolden.net/work/jobs/job-opportunities/

Operations & Business Director

The Lone Tree Arts Center is looking for an experienced, dedicated performing arts professional to join its strong team. Located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, the Lone Tree Arts Center has quickly built a reputation for artistic excellence, commitment to outstanding customer service, and popular programming. The Operations & Business Director will play a pivotal role in the Center’s continued growth.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Operations & Business Director is responsible for overseeing the financial, contracting, and business processes for the Lone Tree Arts Center, a municipally owned and operated multidisciplinary arts center that includes a 500-seat proscenium theatre; a 200-seat event hall; and a 300-seat outdoor amphitheater. The Operations Director serves on the Center’s management team, acts as a staff liaison to the City’s Arts Commission, and supervises Arts Center staff (Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator at present).

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business, performing arts or other related field from a four-year college or university required. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • Work History: Must have demonstrated 3 - 5 years of progressive management experience in a small to mid-sized (preferably) non-profit organization.
  • Work Experience: Must have demonstrated experience in financial management, contract negotiation, and employee supervision. Strongest preference will be given to candidates with related performing arts experience.

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong financial management skills, including but not limited to budget development, tracking and forecasting.
  • Familiarity with general ledger systems and accounting principles. This position is not responsible for payroll or accounts payable; that work is done by the City’s Finance Department.
  • Experience negotiating with agents, artists, and vendors and development of related contracts.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of performing and visual arts.
  • Ability to successfully manage and motivate employees and volunteers.
  • Desire to play a leading role for a fast-growing and quickly-evolving arts organization, as demonstrated by creative and original thinking, flexibility, and ability to adapt to new situations quickly.
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently while maintaining a strong commitment to the organization’s team goals.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (The following essential job functions and examples of duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive. Duties may be modified, added or deleted at the discretion of the Arts Center Executive Director.)

  • Create, monitor and forecast annual operating budget of $2.2 + million annually.
  • Prepare financial reports for grants.
  • Work with agents, artists and vendors to negotiate contracts.
  • Oversee execution of community based special events.
  • Supervise administrative and event planning staff.
  • Serve as liaison to the City’s Arts Commission.
  • Together with the Executive Director and other senior leadership, help plan performance seasons, participate in strategic planning, and serve in other roles as required.

Posting Date: August 13, 2015
Closing Date: September 3, 2015
Job Status: Full time - Exempt
Hiring Pay Range: $60,400 – $68,000 annually
Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer match in PERA retirement system, optional 401K and 457 plans, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, short term disability, long term disability, and tuition reimbursement.

TO APPLY:

A complete application package will include

  • A cover letter detailing applicant’s demonstration of qualifications as listed above, especially as it relates to experience working with a performing arts organization
  • Current resume
  • Completed City of Lone Tree job application

All applicants must also complete and submit a City of Lone Tree job application along with the materials listed above. Applications can be found at the City of Lone Tree's website: http://www.cityoflonetree.com/jobs. Applications can be submitted by email to ArtsHiring@cityoflonetree.com.

Outreach Dance Instructor

Colorado Ballet is seeking a motivated individual for a position as an Outreach Dance Instructor for our Dance Renaissance and Workshop programs. This is an ideal part-time position for an instructor currently teaching for multiple organizations and looking to add a few hours a week. Hours are extremely part-time, averaging 2-5 hours per week during the school year and 5-10 hours per month in the summer months. The majority of teaching time for outreach instructors occurs between 2:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays. This position has hourly rates for both assisting and teaching, commensurate with experience. This position reports to the Education Programs Manager in the Education & Community Engagement department.

Job Details:

  • Hour-long instruction at school sites across the Denver metro area as a part of the Dance Renaissance program (grades K-2, groups ranging from 10-25 students)
  • Preparation of lesson plans for weekly classes, following a designated curriculum
  • Responsible for music selection for classes (CD/mp3 player will be provided)
  • Distribution of permission slips, dance wear and additional materials as received from the Education Programs Manager
  • Optional attendance at outreach staff meetings (twice a year and paid administrative time)
  • Regular communication with Education Programs Manager via email for scheduling, evaluation, etc.
  • Opportunity to teach specific dance genres as a part of various workshop series

Qualifications: Colorado Ballet seeks the highest quality instructors to join our team. Our faculty brings the joy of dance to under-resourced communities across the Denver metro area.

  • Strong background in ballet, creative movement and other dance genres required
  • Ability to work with students of all ages and abilities required
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance or related field preferred
  • Experience working in public schools preferred
  • Experience in classroom management and inclusive approach to dance education desired
  • Spanish proficiency desired

Please submit a resume and sample lesson plan (Creative Movement for K-2nd graders) to samantha.hyde@coloradoballet.org. No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Colorado Ballet 

Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization presenting superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training and education programs that enhance the cultural life of the community. Currently under the direction of Artistic Director, Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet has transformed over the last 55 years from a small, local ballet school to the nationally recognized professional company it is today. With 30 professional dancers, 20 studio company dancers, a dance academy and an education and outreach department making more than 50,000 contacts each year, Colorado Ballet is one of the leading performing arts organizations in the state. Please visit www.coloradoballet.org for more details.

Community Education Coordinator

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is looking for a motivated, dynamic educator and camping industry professional who will bring bird conservation topics to a variety of audiences, specifically through interpretive programs and summer camps.

OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION, PROGRAMS, AND PHILOSOPHY:

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and stewardship (www.rmbo.org). Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through cross-border collaborations. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land, and the lives of people. We monitor and identify population trends, research habitat needs, engage landowners and managers in wildlife and habitat stewardship, and educate diverse audiences.

The organization was founded in 1988, and educational programs built around its banding stations and Bald Eagle Watch were part of operations from the start. Since then, RMBO’s educational agenda has grown to also include K-12 School Field Trips and In-Class Programs, Home School Programs, Adult Education Programs, Family and Community Programs, a Volunteer Naturalist Program, a variety of Citizen Science projects, and Day and Overnight Summer Camps. RMBO engages approximately 25,000 people each year across a broad geographic spectrum, with around 200 of these individuals participating in our Summer Nature Camps, which are based out of the organization’s headquarters and Environmental Learning Center at the north end of Barr Lake State Park in Brighton, CO.

Using birds as the hook, RMBO Summer Nature Camps offer day and overnight camp sessions for youth between the ages of 2 and 17, with an emphasis on providing opportunities to safely explore and learn about the natural world and conservation. Camp sessions are designed as part of a progression to introduce children to the outdoors at a young age and build their skills over time, taking our youngest participants from basic, sensorial interactions with nature to a more sophisticated appreciation and understanding of their place in the natural world. Camps range from two-hour experiences with 2 to 5 year-olds and their parents to ten-day overnight camps for 15 to 17 year-olds, the latter of which has participants learning about, conducting, and presenting scientific research projects and exploring careers in natural resources. Ultimately, the desired outcome for all of our programs is for participants to become more interested in the world around them and, subsequently, better informed and engaged citizens.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources area or environmental education/interpretation, with two years of working experience in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred. A combination of degrees or experience in the areas of wildlife biology, environmental science, or education is a plus.
  • Experience developing, marketing, administering, leading, and evaluating environmental education/interpretation programs, especially day and overnight summer camps.
  • Solid understanding of camping industry standards and risk management.
  • Experience teaching environmental education school programs in formal and non-formal outdoor and classroom settings.
  • Experience and confidence delivering scientific messages to diverse audiences.
  • Strong communication with adults and children, and proven ability to cultivate relationships with families.
  • Strong organizational, logistical, grant writing, and networking skills, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Strength in building and maintaining partnerships with diverse organizations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and Publisher).
  • Responsible, creative, relational, enthusiastic, flexible, and resourceful team player; self-motivated, results-oriented, and dedicated to providing clients with quality and enriching experiences.
  • Must be in good physical condition, able to lift/carry 40 pounds, and able to hike long distances at altitude.
  • Specific knowledge and experience regarding bird identification, bird banding, ornithology, and natural history of the Front Range desired.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and have a clean driving record.
  • Must pass Federal and State background checks.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications (WFR Preferred).
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

DUTIES/DESCRIPTION:

This position will be responsible for fostering the growth of RMBO’s Summer Nature Camps, Family, and Community Programs by:

  • Planning, marketing, administering, leading, and evaluating day and overnight camps for 2-17 year olds and parents during the summer.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of the Leaders-in-Training program, a summer camp volunteer/leadership program for 12-17 year-olds.
  • Maintaining relationships with local and remote summer camp families/clients through regular communication, events, and programs throughout the year (reunions, family programs, etc).
  • Planning, advertising, leading, and evaluating monthly family programs, partnership events with Barr Lake State Park, and pre-school programs.
  • Leading RMBO’s annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids and coordinating with local organizations to promote other events around the metro area/state.
  • Leading, coordinating, and implementing Bird Tales, a therapeutic environmental education program for individuals experiencing dementia, and other off/on-site interpretive programs for adults (at libraries, senior centers, rec centers, etc).
  • Assisting with training, scheduling, and supervising of volunteer naturalists.
  • Supervising education assistants, interns, and other staff as needed.
  • Assisting with school programs as-needed (several days per week in April/May and September/October).
  • Building partnerships and work with local communities and organizations to increase awareness of RMBO and our programs by representing RMBO at community events and meetings.
  • Tracking all participant numbers, scholarships, and budget information and providing required information to School Programs Coordinator, Education Director, CFO, etc.
  • Seeking out and applying for additional funding for this position, the education team, and scholarships for programs.
  • Performing other duties as assigned, including facility, grounds, and site-based projects around the Environmental Learning Center.

Location: Brighton, CO; The position is based out of RMBO’s Headquarters and Environmental Learning Center, with some travel to partner organizations around the Denver metro area and Front Range required.
Reports to: Education Director
Supervises: Seasonal Staff, Interns, and Volunteer Naturalists
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications: $29,000 - $33,000/year, plus benefits; this is a salaried, full-time, exempt position.
Schedule: The position will be required to work several weekend days a month, plus extended program weeks and hours during overnight camps and some day camps. Thus, applicants will need to be flexible and accommodate a variable weekly schedule.
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
To Apply: Please email a cover letter, detailing your summer camp and environmental education knowledge/experience and your philosophy as to the development of children in the context of the camping experience, as well as a resume with at least three references (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) in a single document to: Tyler Edmondson at tyler.edmondson@rmbo.org.

CLOSING DATE: September 1, 2015

Clay Technician

Hours:   20 hours per week (including weekends) Part-time, Hourly; Non-exempt

BASIC FUNCTION AND SUMMARY

The Children’s Museum of Denver’s mission is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood.

As an employee of the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Clay Technician is an ambassador of the Museum’s mission and brand, and provides guest experiences that are inspiring, curious, welcoming, playful, inventive, and expert in nature.

The Clay Technician is a highly-trained facilitator who ensures a consistently positive and high quality experience for museum guests in the Clay Studio at CMD. The Clay Technician provides exceptional customer service while creating an inviting and fun space for guests to explore and create with clay. The Clay Technician is also responsible for the firing and management of the Museum’s kilns.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Clay Studio Support (70% of time)

  • Collaborate with Art Studio Coordinator on delivering a rich and engaging Clay Studio experience for all visitors.
  • Assist with daily set-up, cleaning, and operating of the Clay Studio
  • Manage flow of clay through the Clay Studio
  • Work alongside the Art Studio Coordinator to envision, develop, and implement clay related classes, programs, and workshops for the Clay Studio and other Museum programs including, but not limited to, glazing workshops, hand building classes, birthday parties, special events, and wheel demonstrations
  • Maintain a clear and accurate inventory of materials for the Clay Studio (clay, bisque ware, etc)
  • Manage tracking and payment records for guests
  • Model appropriate Clay Studio expectations to Museum floor staff and volunteers
  • Clearly communicate and model Museum’s mission, policies, and programs to the public

Kiln Firing and Equipment Management (30% of time)

  • Oversee all kiln firing, including loading and unloading, for Clay Studio and other clay related programs; move and manage finished clay creations
  • Manage kiln firing schedule and provide updates to museum staff as needed
  • Maintain kiln room and equipment (electric kilns, slab roller, pug mill, etc)
  • Create house-made items for glaze workshops

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educational philosophy aligned with the Museum’s mission and values
  • At least one year experience working in a fast-paced, high traffic Clay Studio operation
  • Extensive training and expertise of clay and ceramic processes; knowledge of safety procedures related to the firing of kilns
  • At least one year experience working with children and/or families
  • Experience developing art education programs
  • Dependable and self-motivated
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and public speaking skills; Spanish proficiency preferred

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Exceptional skills in organization and multi-tasking
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers in a direct, respectful, and confident  manner
  • Effective problem-solver
  • Energetic and flexible; demonstrated ability to take initiative, respond to change, follow through on tasks and make decisions
  • Professionalism: ability to take on all responsibilities of the position with enthusiasm and spirit of teamwork
 JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours) in a studio environment. This position also performs duties related to cleaning and organization, and will often be required to lift and move supplies and materials (up to 50 lbs.). Other physical requirements of the position may include but are not limited to walking, bending, stooping, crouching or sitting on the floor, reaching.
  • Work Environment: The work environment is busy and fast-paced, and requires excellent organizational and time management skills. Job duties will often need to be completed within tight deadlines. Timely, clear and effective communication with both internal and external partners is essential.

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.

To apply please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Lares Feliciano, Art Studio Coordinator, at laresf@cmdenver.org. No phone calls, please. 

Zoo Exhibit Interpretation Intern

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.

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.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!

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
  • Individuals of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Reports to: Curatorial Team
Deadline: Open until filled for Fall, Spring, and Summer
Duration of Internship: 3-5 months, ideally aligning with Spring, Summer or Fall semesters
Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week, depending on school requirements
Anticipated Start Date: Negotiable
Stipend: Unpaid; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases
Apply at https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/256661.html

Part Time Development Manager

Boulder Ballet is hiring a Development Manager to be responsible for driving contributed revenue through cultivation of long-term relationships and partnerships with all community stakeholders. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will be involved in all aspects of fundraising at Boulder Ballet, including planning and executing the development strategy for corporate and individual giving, special fundraising events, and government and foundation support. The Development Manager will also work closely with our contract grant writer to prepare and submit grant applications, including researching and applying for new grant opportunities.

Founded in 1982, the mission of Boulder Ballet is to create, explore and extend the artistry, passion and joy of dance in community with its artists, students and audiences through the opportunities of performance, the excellence of training, the enrichment of education and outreach for all. Our professional company of nine dancers presents twelve ticketed performances and numerous free outreach events each season. Boulder Ballet School boasts a student enrollment of over 550 students (the largest in the region) and offers a wide range of classes from beginning through professional level, ages 3 through adult.

Responsibilities:

  • 10-15 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend commitments  
  • Participate in planning annual and long-term development strategies that increase contributed revenue and broaden the support base (individual, corporate and foundation)
  • Research prospects for new and renewing donors at all levels
  • Organize and assist in the management and execution of donor and fundraising events
  • Develop, plan and implement cultivation and stewardship tactics, which includes producing timely thank you letters, coordinating thank you calls, and maintaining accurate public donor listings
  • Prepare corporate sponsorship proposals and manage sponsor benefit fulfillment
  • Work with contract grant writer to prepare and submit grant applications as required
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor, sponsorship, and grant records in GiftWorks database
  • Assist with the collection and tracking of statistical information for reporting purposes
  • Prepare monthly development reporting, and support Board participation in fundraising initiatives

Qualifications:

  • A related college or university degree and at least two years of fundraising/development experience in a nonprofit setting (dance/arts organization preferred)
  • Successful track record with grant proposals and fundraising targets
  • The ability to think creatively, work independently, and take initiative
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle competing priorities in a small, fast-paced work environment
  • Proven ability in building and maintaining long-term relationships

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Wrenn Combs, Executive Director at wrenn@boulderballet.org. Position open until filled, salary commensurate with experience.

Manager of Education and Programs, School & Youth

The Clyfford Still Museum’s (CSM) education and programs department is dedicated to fostering a vibrant visitor experience by creating various platforms for exploring the art, life and times of Clyfford Still for multiple audiences and types of learners, through a variety of public programs and educational initiatives. CSM’s innovative school program, inStill Gallery Experiences for Schools, was informed by a collaborative community-based research and design initiative, and employs a workshop model that transforms the galleries into a classroom for grades 4-12. Led by a professional team of gallery teachers, inStill experiences are immersive, discovery- and activity-based and free to all schools.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Manager of Education and Programs, School & Youth will implement education and program initiatives for K-12 audiences, teens and families with children:

  • Manage inStill Gallery Experience program
    • Serve as primary liaison between schools and CSM gallery teachers; work with school teachers to schedule, plan and book visits
    • Assign gallery teacher schedules and gallery rotations
    • Develop and facilitate regular gallery teacher trainings
    • Facilitate inStill gallery experiences as needed
    • Increase program awareness and participation through teacher open houses, mailings, and other communications with teachers
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct new outreach programs to K-12 schools and related community organizations
  • Develop and make available curriculum and other resources for inStill and youth outreach programs, classroom teachers, and for newly-developed youth and family programs
  • Develop and maintain youth- and family-oriented educational materials
  • Conduct evaluation for youth and family education and programs
  • Seek activities, news, and resources from the field of museum education; participate in museum education dialogue on theory and practice
  • Other duties as required, including attendance at various programs, maintaining website and database for youth and family education and programs, and related administrative work

Minimum Education, Job Qualifications, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MA in relevant field preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years related experience, preferably in a museum setting
  • Understanding of museum education theory and practice and current formal educational standards and trends
  • Experience working with students, teachers and schools
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Technological skills: ability to work with museum databases; Adobe product suite; interpretive technology and social-media skills a plus
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend work as needed
  • Background check required

Please send cover letter and resume to 1250 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204. Emailed resumes will not be accepted.
Application Deadline: August 28, 2015
Start date: October 1, 2015
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Education and Programs

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

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

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

Registrar/Administrative Assistant

Denver Ballet Theatre (DBT) seeks an immediately available full-time Registrar/Administrative Assistant for our Denver Ballet Theatre Academy (DBTA). The mission of DBT is to serve the region with artistic excellence in classical ballet through enlightening performances, educational outreach and the finest pre-professional ballet training in the Vaganova teaching syllabus.  This is an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented, responsible, punctual and friendly individual to join our team as the vision for DBT takes flight with the expansion of our already extensive pre-professional ballet academy.  DBTA operates under the supervision of David Taylor, Artistic Director and Earl Anderson, Executive Director at studios at 99 Inverness Drive East, Englewood CO.  Plans include the creation of a professional ballet company of the highest caliber which will work in tandem with the Academy.  

Job Description:

The Registrar/Administrative Assistant will coordinate student registrations, billings, class scheduling, instructors scheduling and related administrative services for the comprehensive year-round Denver Ballet Theatre Academy (DBTA). DBTA serves a growing enrollment of students of all ages through approximately 68 classes/week during the school year with additional programs offered each summer.  The Registrar/Administrative Assistant will be the front office staff, greeting and serving students, families and the public and acting as liaison to faculty, artists and management. Hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with one hour lunch. This full-time employee will help grow enrollment through a positive attitude and also support performances at DBT studios and other venues. Starting pay is $10/hr. The position reports to the Artistic Director and Executive Director.

Requirements:

  • Be experienced in dance/ballet and/or performing arts training or production 
  • College degree preferred
  • Computer savvy (word, excel, database management, email, calendar programs)
  • Be a self-starter and able to work independently
  • Be a strong communicator with verbal, written and electronic methods 
  • Exhibit accuracy and keen attention to detail
  • Be experienced handling cash and tracking income, knowledge of on-line payment systems is a plus
  • Exhibit honesty, professionalism, confidentiality and patience in all settings
  • Experience with youngsters in a school, after-school or lessons setting is helpful
  • DBTA employees working alone with children will pass a CBI background check.

Key Duties:

  • Open Studio at designated times and handle phones and walk up business
  • Correspond with clientele and faculty members via email/telephone on a regular basis
  • Manage an online student registration database and register new students
  • Charge and process monthly tuition
  • Schedule studio usage and meetings, be a resource of information on classes and productions  
  • Protect DBT property and reputation with a safety first attitude
  • Assist with ballet productions (place orders for costumes)
  • Order inventory and manage sales of DBTA novelties
  • Support management as requested

To Apply:  Please submit a brief letter of interest, your resume and contact information for two references by email to: Earl@denverballettheatre.org

House Manager

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is accepting applications for the position of House Manager for the Bonfils Theater Complex and Garner Galleria. 

The DCPA is the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. The House Manger plays a vital role in ensuring a high quality theatrical performance for all patrons.

General responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for ensuring a quality theatrical experience by providing a high level of customer service to patrons.
  • Responsible for their theatre, managing the venue, managing the volunteers and responding effectively during an emergency following DCPA protocols.
  • Responsible for being informed and knowledgeable about other DCPA events.
  • Accountable for resolving any patron, noise or temperature issues during the performance that could impact the customer experience.
  • Responsible for the oversight, cleanliness, and set up of all theatres prior and during performances.

We think of theatre as a spark of life – a special occasion that’s exciting, powerful and fun. Applicants should have a passion for the arts, a positive attitude, be a team player and exhibit professional work habits.

Requirements Include:  Bachelors degree required. Previous experience managing a staff or volunteers of similar size required.   Solid knowledge and experience in Microsoft office products including Outlook , Xcel and Word.  Working knowledge of ticketing software and ticket scanning devices.

This is a part time, hourly, evening and weekend, seasonal position.
Please email your resume and salary requirements to:  hrdirector@dcpa.org by Sept. 1, 2015.
No Phone Calls Please.  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.