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

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Cafe Prep Lead

At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.

The Children’s Museum has an opening for a full-time Café Prep Lead to help ensure a positive experience for all members and guests of the Museum.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week

  • Sunday & Monday, OFF
  • Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Available to work weekends, evenings, holidays and additional hours as needed.

Rate: $12/hour – Non-negotiable
Open:  October 17, 2017
Close: Open until filled                                               

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Help prepare and package quality food for the Café while maintaining all food health and safety requirements
  • Follow opening and closing procedures while maintaining safe food handling protocols
  • Accurately operate Café cash registers and assist customers by processing payments and purchases according to Museum standards
  • Oversee quality assurance to ensure guest service standards are being met or exceeded within all Café operations
  • Actively assist in loss prevention measures to minimize waste
  • Follow Museum policies and procedures to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Maintain knowledge of inventory and POS systems
  • Participate in intake and data updates in inventory tracking system as communicated by Café Manager
  • Maintain knowledge of all Museum programming, special events and exhibit schedules
  • Actively address guest complaints and work to improve overall guest experience
  • Coordinate with and support volunteers throughout the Museum
  • Offer input and assist in implementing new menu items
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Physical requirements: Ability to stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours) in a retail 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 this position may include, but are not limited to, walking, bending, stooping, crouching or reaching.
  • Requires a ONE year minimum of food preparation experience
  • Retail cash handling/cash register experience preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, culinary degree preferred
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must abide by all Museum policies and procedures
  • Fluent English proficiency, writing and speaking skills; bilingual preferred
  • Ability to complete job duties in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills, and able to work well with a motivated team

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

Ray Wilson
Café Manager
Fax: 303-433-9520
RayW@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Café Prep Lead.” No phone calls, please.

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

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

Bilingual Program Specialist

The Bilingual Program Specialist 1 (BPS1) is an important bridge between Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the students, families and teachers we serve through our Partnership Programs, specifically Passport to Health; a multi-component health education program that engages students from under-represented backgrounds. The BPS1 will be the lead administrator and assist with the planning, development, and implementation of educational programming for Partnership Programs. The BPS1 ensures high quality, dynamic, audience focused, and fun experiences for participants that support the goals and mission of the Museum. This position will: teach programs, including in Spanish when needed; provide performance feedback for Museum educator; maintain associated collections, materials and equipment; ensure excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders; and contribute to the successful implementation of Partnership Programs, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of program planning, documentation, logistics, support, reporting and record keeping.

A successful Bilingual Program Specialist 1 candidate has: life/work experience working with diverse, under-served and under-represented communities; at least one year of teaching experience, either in formal or informal settings; has strong cultural competency; possesses a degree in a natural science or education, or relevant experience and a passion for science/community health. Applicants must have a good driving record, a Colorado driver's license and a personal vehicle to drive and transport materials to programs.

As part of your cover letter (completely written in Spanish), please answering the following question: "Describe ways that Museums can engage and empower communities around health and/or science literacy”. Portions of the interview will be conducted in Spanish.

Para presentarse al puesto, por favor entregue su carta de presentacion en Español, respondiendo a esta pregunta, "Describe las formas en que los museos pueden atraer y promoter a las communidades el entendiendo de la importancia de salud y ciencia en la vida" . Partes de la entrevista llevará a cabo en Español.

This position is temporary and ends December 2018.

Requirements:​

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

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 31, 2017.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

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

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

Data Processor

Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is looking for a Data Processor to join our team! This position is responsible for accurately entering donor information, including gifts, pledges and pledge payments into the fundraising database. The Date Processor researches and obtains missing information or clarification regarding donor intent, which may require direct contact with our donors. This position works closely with the Finance department on reconciliation of gift transactions, while successfully creating new records, and maintaining and updating existing donor records. A successful candidate is detail oriented and works in a professional manner while preparing acknowledgement letters, sending mailings, and notifying honor/memorial recipients. Other administrative duties may include supporting other departments when needed, scanning, coping, and filing of gift documentation and participating in pan-institutional activities when necessary. 

Essential Duties:

  • Accurately enters donor information into the customer relationship management (CRM) system daily; accurately capturing contact information, allocation of gifts to the proper funds, campaigns, appeals, events etc.; accurately associates payments to corresponding database items; maintains proper documentation of gifts.
  • Prepares acknowledgement letters and coordinates review, signatures and mailing.
  • Researches, enters and maintains information in the development database, including creating new or updating existing records. Responsible for the integrity and confidentiality of the data.
  • Ensures that copies and scans of gift documentation and acknowledgement letters are recorded, uploaded and filed in accordance with policies and procedures.

Requirements:​

  • 2 years’ experience entering data into a complex customer database required.
  • 1 years’ experience working in an office environment required.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.

Ideal candidate will be:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Strives for accuracy
  • Self-motivated
  • Acting with integrity and tact
  • Enjoys routine tasks
  • Thrives on working with data

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 31, 2017.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org. Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

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

Development Officer

The History

Founded in July 1995 and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Butterfly Pavilion is the first stand-alone, non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation, with a mission is to foster an appreciation of butterflies and other invertebrates while educating the public about the need for conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.

The Future

Now, we are embarking on a $40M initiative to build and operate a state-of-the-art facility, Butterfly Pavilion at the Center for Invertebrate Research and Conservation (CIRC): a 60,000-square-foot, world-class research lab with an accredited zoological facility to serve as the preeminent local, national and global hub for invertebrate knowledge, conservation, inspiration and connection. The initiative includes a philanthropic campaign of approximately $20M.

The Opportunity

In order to bring Butterfly Pavilion into this new chapter, we are investing in a sales-based approach to fundraising, and hiring a newly defined role – the Development Officer – to deliver critical fundraising results in close partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion team, including our campaign consultants.

This position is an exciting opportunity for an emerging leader in the fundraising (or sales) arena to work alongside best-in-class fundraisers, who will train, coach, and support this hire to become the long-term strategic leader of this team.

This role is meant for someone who has been highly successful in engaging and closing through one-on-one conversations, and who has perhaps coached a small team to work a similar relationship-building and results-oriented fundraising process. Key aspects of the ideal candidate include:

  1. An emerging leader in sales or business development – or in fundraising through one-on-one engagements. This is someone who enjoys telling a great story, listening and engaging with authenticity, being bold in making asks, and persisting to get results (and modeling and coaching that for the team). In particular, the right candidate has done these things in an entrepreneurial environment, putting effective systems in place, and aligning the team with the vision and strategy.
  2. A strategic thinker – rather than being too focused on all the detail, he or she concentrates on outlining the strategy and facilitating the most critical steps to effectively engage each prospect or opportunity, from initial preparation and phone call to the final follow-through. This person is methodical without letting process slow them down.
  3. Enjoys navigating change – the ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a changing environment, and in helping their team adapt and adjust – in a calm and strategic way. This person has been in high-growth organizations and enjoys helping them handle new levels of complexity and vision.
  4. Loves rolling up their sleeves – rather than managing and maintaining a large department, this person wants to balance their leadership responsibilities with actually doing the work day-to-day, to stay connected with the key stakeholders and listen for what matters to them. This person has most likely worked in both large and small settings, and has a keen sense of the importance of good management and leadership in moving things forward - and as a result, may have felt frustrated working in more bureaucratic institutions.
  5. A strong decision-maker, an entrepreneurial thinker who takes quick action and creates a clear sense of accountability. He or she always comes to the table with a recommendation and the reasoning behind it, and isn’t attached to the outcome.
  6. Humble and coachable this is a life-long learner, who regularly seeks and implements honest feedback from a few key mentors. This person is often reflecting on how to do things even better, and takes on things outside their comfort zone, such as a graduate school class or a triathlon.
  7. An environmentally-aware leader with a passion to make the world better – someone who has worked or volunteered on issues that affect our natural world. This person channels that passion with a strong sense of optimism that even big change is possible, and feels a personal calling to have an even greater impact in this phase of their career.

The Responsibilities

The Development Officer will be working in direct partnership with our campaign consultants, who own the fundraising strategy and model integration, and lead and manage prospect strategy and project identification efforts. This person will be trained in the fundraising model, tools, and systems, and will primarily be focused in three areas:

Sales Process:

  • Collaborate with the campaign consultants to engage in the sales process, including through regular sales team meetings.
  • Own the process and tools of managing their own prospect portfolio, and reporting on progress to goals.
  • Practice modeling effective prospect strategy and engagement for the team.

Owner of a Sales Portfolio:

  • Identify and prioritize high-level prospects within own portfolio.
  • Own relationship management and strategy for all prospects and investors in their own portfolio:
    • Prospect research and strategy
    • Prospect predisposition planning
    • Prospect visit strategy and planning, including engaging other members of the team as needed
    • Visit with prospects and make asks
    • Manage prospect follow-up activities, coordinating with the team as needed
    • Collaborate with the team on engagement of existing investors

Contributing member of the team:

  • Participate in team selling for funding opportunities as needed.
  • Participate in – and seek out – opportunities to learn about the projects and plans of the Butterfly Pavilion.
  • Build relationships with team members to identify projects in need of funding.

Location & Travel. This position is based in Westminster, Colorado; it will require primarily regional travel.

Compensation & Benefits. The salary range for this position is competitive, starting at $65,000, depending on experience. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Holidays, 401(k) + matching.

To Apply

If this profile calls out to you, please apply at the link below with an AUTHENTIC cover letter explaining why – along with your resume.

Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/658109-20970.html

Program Coordinator

Colorado Chautauqua Association, Boulder, CO

This is a year-round, part-time, non-benefited, non-exempt position having responsibility for developing, planning and booking cultural programming at Chautauqua. The Program Coordniator identifies/evaluates/creates and books programming to enhance teh year-round calendar of public events and activities for CCA. Such programming must be consistent with and support CCA's mission, values and goals. The full positions description is available on the Cautauqua website. 

https://www.chautauqua.com/contact-us/careers/

Click here to view the PDF of the Program Coordinator job description.

Qualifies candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Trish Gray, Human Resources Manager, Colorado Chautauqua Association (hr@chautauqua.com). Please write Program Coordinator in the title of your email. All resumes are to be submitted electonically. No phone calls please. Applications will be taken until this position is filled.

Development Manager

Reporting To:  Director of Development
Compensation: DOE

Position

The Development Manager reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for implementing Swallow Hill’s development plan including research and preparation of materials for successful donor acquisition, tracking moves management, event execution, and donation processing, and membership retention and acquisition. The Development Manager works with the marketing team to enhance development messaging through numerous outlets including Swallow Hill’s website, social media, newsletters, and information booths.

Responsibilities

  • Execute goals and tactics to secure individual, corporate, foundation and public support through identification, cultivation, stewardship and recognition.
    • Create and implement cultivation and stewardship plans for all donor types and giving levels and coordinate moves with Director of Development, CEO and Board members when appropriate.
    • Maintain donor database and track, coordinate and report on prospect and donor moves
    • Plan and coordinate logistics of tours and meetings with prospects and donors
    • Research new potential funding sources that align with Swallow Hill’s mission and goals
    • Oversee donor correspondence, including gift acknowledgments, tax receipts and impact reports
  • Maintain grant management system, ensuring all deadlines and requirements are met and coordinate grant applications with a contracted grants writer, assisting with reports, draft reviews, budget formatting and other materials as required
  • Coordinate Colorado Gives Day and end-of-year giving campaigns and scholarship drive
  • Work with the Marketing team to:
    • Maintain, update, and improve Swallow Hill’s website and social media presence
    • Create annual report, letters, e-newsletters, flyers, and other marketing materials
  • Responsible for membership retention and aquisition
  • Event Planning
    • Assist in planning and execution of donor events, member events, and the annual fundraiser
    • Coordinate logistics for fundraising events including venue, marketing, and tracking
    • Manage volunteers to support fundraising events
  • Assist the Director of Development in setting short-term and long-term fund development strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies

  • Organization and planning
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Work ethic
  • High standards
  • Written and oral communication
  • Teamwork

Qualifications

  • Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of 3 years of experience in development; proven ability at maintaining relationships, anticipating challenges and proactively addressing them; and a passion for Swallow Hill’s mission and strategic plan.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to paul@swallowhillmusic.org. Include Development Manager in subject line. Only those candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. Application deadline is Nov 16, 2017.

Animal Care Staff for Animal Ambassadors

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

Denver Zoo's Animal Care & Conservation Department has an opportunity for a full time Animal Care Staff for Animal Ambassadors, who will ensure safe and innovative exhibition, handling, training and husbandry of ambassador animal species at the zoo. This position advances Denver Zoo’s mission and goals by assisting in the daily operations of the Animal Ambassador Collection of live animals including husbandry for a variety of taxonomic areas including invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. The position also participates in presentations, and training staff and volunteers on animal handling. Programming in this area includes onsite and offsite educational and guest experiences, free flight and other behavior based demonstrations, special events, and media appearances.   

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Program Area Support: Works as a team to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate all aspects of animal care, including husbandry, training, and enrichment for the Animal Ambassadors collection.
    • Animal Care and Husbandry: Prepares diets, feeds animals, monitors animal weight, and administers medications; cleans enclosures and observes animals; evaluates and manages appropriate animal nutrition through collaboration with animal staff; coordinates animal medical care and works with veterinarians and nutritionists for medical procedures and issues.
    • Maintenance of Physical Spaces: Maintains physical spaces of animal housing areas and non-animal spaces according to OSHA and USDA requirements; maintain supplies for the area including food, enrichment items, and protective clothing.
    • Record-keeping: Supports all aspects of record keeping, protocols, and calendars regarding animal husbandry, training, enrichment, and animal usage.
    • Animal Training and Enrichment: Effectively and efficiently train a variety of animals for husbandry and program purposes using operant conditioning techniques and positive reinforcement; provides enrichment opportunities to keep animals stimulated; communicates progress with the assistant curator.
    • Staff and Volunteer Animal Handling Training: Assists with staff and volunteer animal handling training; supports the Animal Handling Program by scheduling, tracking, and recording animal use.
    • Animal Programs: Conduct animal demonstrations for on-site classes and programs, off-site outreach, events, media appearances, and other educational programs; lead area tours of the Animal Ambassadors collection; work effectively with other staff to determine animal usage in various programs.
    • Team Support: Assists with the hiring of seasonal staff; works as a team to foster a positive, productive atmosphere; actively participates in team meetings; helps supervise and train new staff and volunteers.
    • Communication: Works proactively to problem-solve with staff and teams, cross-department zoo staff, and volunteers through emails, meetings, and phone calls.
    • Animal Transactions:  Assists with animal transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, and quarantine procedures as needed.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
    • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participates in animal information meetings, animal handlers and mentors meetings, and area safety tours.
  • Assists Marketing Department by making media appearances as needed.
  • Assist the Animal Department on all animal escape and emergency procedures.
  • Supports a variety of other education programs, including classes, workshops, outreach, and other science program.
  • Participates in and provides support for zoo activities including: special events, Free Days, professional development opportunities, volunteer hiring and training.
  • Serves on committees and projects as requested.
  • Represents the Denver Zoo to the community in a professional and positive manner.
  • Complies with all zoo policies and performs other supportive duties as needed.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Education, Education or related field preferred; or Associates degree and commensurate experience.
  • Two years of full time animal care and handling experience at an AZA accredited institution preferred.
  • Strong public presentation skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Enjoy working with children and the public.
  • Strong interest in conservation and environmental education.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems efficiently and the ability to make quick decisions during animal emergencies.
  • Outstanding diplomatic skills.
  • Ability to function and provide leadership in a multi-task environment, both independently and in a team.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Clear driving record.

Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus.   Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time hourly position with excellent benefits, including complete medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and a generous vacation package.

Completed applications must be submitted by November 6, 2017

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Rides and Attractions Mechanic

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

Denver Zoo’s Attractions Department has an opportunity for a full time Rides and Attractions Mechanic to perform all routine and preventative maintenance on attractions, show systems, props and special effects used at Denver Zoo. Attractions include Conservation Carousel, Denver Zoo Railroad and Lorikeet Adventure. The Rides and Attractions Mechanic is responsible for helping to provide a safe environment for guests and employees.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Supervises Rides and Attractions Technician staff member. 
  • Coordinates jobs, timelines, supplies, etc. for various tasks, jobs and locations for team member.
  • Provides updates and regular reports of safety concerns, maintenance issues, completed repairs, as well as, resources needed to Attractions Manager.
    • Consistently provides exceptional customer service, which includes maintaining a positive and helpful attitude.  This applies to all interpersonal encounters, including but not limited to Maintenance Department staff, other Zoo departments, guests, volunteers, contractors/vendors, & outside relations.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
    • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
  • Keeps a maintenance, planned maintenance and repair schedule for rides, attractions and traveling exhibits (including but not limited to required daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and hourly inspections).
  • Conducts regular track and structural inspection for a variety of rides.
  • Identifies problems and necessary repairs for mechanical, electrical and pneumatic equipment, including but not limited to crossing arms at Denver Zoo Railroad.
  • Works on hydraulics, gearboxes and pneumatics.
  • Conducts regular water testing and maintenance for the Zoo’s Explore the Shore interactive water feature.
  • Coordinates with Guest Operations-Attractions team for access, inventory and planned PM’s & shutdowns for attractions.
  • Orders, records and maintains equipment inventory as required for each ride and attraction.
  • Provides repair services for guest experience items and locations throughout the zoo (Including but not limited to: guest benches, various props, minor trip hazards).
  • Observes, reports and repairs minor damage to guest barriers.
  • Repairs and installs graphics.
  • Coordinates and manages outside vendors and construction contractors on campus.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Snow removal from various guest locations on campus (including but not limited to roofs at main entrance, Carousel, Train, Giraffe Encounter).
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 3+ year’s rides and attractions maintenance experience or diesel mechanic experience.
  • Basic knowledge of the operational aspects of machinery components.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment.
  • Ability to operate large and small equipment such as backhoes, Bobcats, and forklifts (with training).
  • Ability to read and work from manuals, written and verbal instructions.
  • Must possess good interpersonal communications skills.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to diagnose and recommend repairs.
  • Problem solving and solution oriented attitude.
  • Ability to perform various physical activities, such as climbing, crawling and lifting from various heights on ride structures. 
  • Ability to work with little supervision but team oriented as well.
  • Ability to interact with fellow employees and guests at the zoo.
  • Must have working knowledge of gearbox rebuild, bearing replacement and setting bearing pre-load.
  • Basic electric knowledge.
  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting and repair of mechanical assemblies, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and assembly drawings and work to all manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Clear driving record.

Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time hourly position with excellent benefits, including complete medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and a generous vacation package.

Completed applications must be submitted by October 30, 2017

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

VP of Marketing & Sales

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

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is accepting applications for the position of VP of Marketing and Sales.  The Vice President of Marketing and Sales will plan, direct and lead the overarching marketing and sales strategy.  Provide oversite for the strategy and execution of marketing and sales programs for our six signature lines of programming (Broadway, Cabaret, Theatre Company, Off-Center, Event Services and Education).  Enhance fundraising efforts utilizing both traditional methods and new digital and social media tools. Demonstrate a creative vision that supports our mission to create a culture of empowerment and be a leader that is comfortable being a spokesperson in the community for the organization.  This position reports to the CEO of DCPA.  

Budget responsibility for Marketing is ~$10M with a sales revenue responsibility of $40M.

This role leads Communications and Cultural Affairs, Broadway/Cabaret Media and Marketing, Theatre Company/Off-Center Marketing, Customer Experience, Strategic Projects & Group Sales, Ticketing Services, Creative Services, Analytics and an Executive Assistant.   The department consists of a staff with 9 direct reports, more than 60 staff members, 300+ volunteers and a unionized Ticketing Services Department.

Primary skills include:

  • Serve as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, helping to define the overall vision and direction of the organization with a creative marketing lens.
  • Provide regular updates to the Board of Trustees.
  • Partner with the Executive Team to identify and deploy impactful marketing and sales strategies that enable the organization to succeed.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager. 
  • Provide oversight of all customer experience, audience development, public affairs and community engagement efforts.
  • Responsible for the pricing strategy, revenue budgeting and subscription models for all sales initiatives for the Theatre Company and Off-Center productions.
  • Provide oversite for Ticketing Services, Subscriber Services and Group Sales efforts as well as participate in the pricing strategy process for Broadway.
  • Oversee expansion of the brand and content strategy and its execution by the in-house Creative Services Department.
  • Support external communications efforts to elevate public awareness of the DCPA, internal communication initiatives to engage and inspire employees, and crisis communications that ensure the safety of guests and staff as well as protect the organizational reputation.
  • Work with in-house, cross-functional teams and third party vendors to develop strategic plan to advance the use of technology both as a sales tool as well as a way to engage new and existing audiences.
  • Apply data analytics to drive marketing and sales strategies that minimize cost and maximize sales.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to coach, mentor and empower staff members.
  • Support the strategic plan of the organization and cultivate business, community, cultural and producing partnerships that further the mission of the DCPA.
  • Lead with a strong ethical and social conscience.

Requirements Include:

  • A Marketing leader with 15+ years of marketing and sales experience with at least 5 of those years in a leadership position - ideally in the theatre or entertainment arena. (Non-Profit experience a plus) 
  • Demonstrated strength unifying teams and building strong rapport and effective professional relationships as a collaborative leader.
  • Expertise in understanding business drivers including pricing, segmentation, Omni-channel tactics and buying behaviors to find new ways to impact topline sales.
  • A track record in marketing technology and technology innovation, in partnership with the internal IT department that will drive loyalty and frequency.
  • Proven ability to build community marketing programs that have been effective in reaching multiple genders, ethnic groups, and age groups.
  • Ability to contribute to the strategic planning process with a vision for the long-term needs of the organization including anticipating consumer changes, and also a strong understanding of research and analytics. 
  • Experience developing leading-edge marketing and sales strategies with a WOW factor for an organization or brand.
  • Must be a strong communicator with an appreciation for creativity and the aptitude to understand today’s world of evolving social media. 
  • Must have strong business acumen and experience crafting and leading effective sales and marketing efforts.

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

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

Construction Coordinator

Job Description:

Great opportunity to join one of Denver's cultural icons and help us as we continue to improve our facility. Many exciting construction projects will be approved November 2017 as part of the City's 2017 GO Bond Issue. The GO Bonds help restore, replace, and expand infrastructure and capital assets at the Museum. 

We are looking for a Construction Coordinator to help coordinate critical deferred maintenance infrastructure improvements at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

This is a term position from November 2017 through December 2020.

Essential Duties:​

Planning

  • Prioritizes and schedules 9 infrastructure improvement projects including, but not limited to, chiller replacement, boiler replacement, air handling unit replacement, cooling tower installations, electrical system upgrades, controls upgrades and smoke removal upgrades. Coordinates scheduled work with other planned construction within the museum.
  • Acts as a liaison to management concerning bids, subcontracting, progress and delays.
  • Responsible for estimates, schedules, materials and purchase orders.
  • Assists design team with cost effective and sustainable solutions.
  • Informs and works with DMNS stakeholders affected by each construction project to incorporate their concerns and priorities into the scheduled work.
  • Writes requests for construction project bids, ensures contractors have skills and meet performance standards for their area of specialization.
  • Assesses responses received for proposals for both the design and construction work for the projects. 
  • Recommends contractors to DMNS management, checks referrals, and confirms quality of workmanship.
  • Works with Facility Director and DMNS legal to generate appropriate contracts for the work.
  • Understands construction project plans and is able to coordinate teams to complete project in a timely manner.

Construction oversight

  • Ensures that contract work is completed according to design, that contractors adhere to DMNS rules and requirements, that appropriate paperwork is completed to demonstrate compliance with requirements for bond funded projects, and that contractors perform the work in a timely fashion.
  • Guides project planning and construction work teams to create sustainable solutions to the infrastructure modifications.  Incorporates principles from USGBC’s LEED® design and construction practices into each project to the greatest extent possible.
  • Oversees the work of contractors and sets a goal of zero work related injuries during project implementation.

Budget and Financial Records

  • Creates project budgets for planning and construction expenses including anticipated timing for expenditures.  Monitors adherence to project budget at each stage of planning and construction work.
  • Completes paperwork for payment of contracted services within 1 week of receiving invoice.
  • Maintains project records of expenditures and yet-to-spend, but, committed funds. 
  • Reports monthly to Facility Director on each project’s conformance to budget targets and schedule.   

Requirements:​

  • 4 years’ experience in construction management or equivalent work experience required. 
  • 4 years’ experience in project management with construction emphasis required.
  • Some evening/night/weekend work to complete the construction related tasks as needed.
  • Current Colorado driver’s license and car insurance required.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.

Ideal candidate will: 

  • Have strong communication skills to help facilitate conversations between contractors and DMNS stakeholders.
  • Be someone who can own a project from beginning to end.
  • Be a self-starter 
  • Have a Bachelor degree in Construction or related field and will have experience with project management software. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by November 1, 2017 to: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=816

Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

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

Due to the high volume of applications, we will not respond to phone calls or emails.

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.

Director of Newman Center Business Operations - The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Job Description

The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class, multi-venue performing arts center on the campus of the University of Denver, Home to the Lamont School of Music, The Newman Center hosts nearly 500 events annually. In addition to performances by Lamont students and faculty, the Newman Center is an in-demand performance venue for numerous rental clients including the Denver Post Pen and Podium Series, Friends of Chamber Music, Denver Brass, Wonderbound Dance, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Urban League of Denver, The CELL and many others. The Newman Center also presents nationally touring performing arts groups through its acclaimed series, Newman Center Presents. In addition, the Newman Center engages students, teachers and the community through its learning and community engagement programming.

Position Summary

The Director of Newman Center Operations will oversee all financial operations for the Newman Center including budget development/management, long-range financial planning/forecasting and certain day to day operations. As a member of the Newman Center management team, the Director of Business Operations will work closely with the Executive Director in long-range strategic planning, goal-setting and growth projections. In addition, this role will supervise facility event sales, production and the Newman Center's food and beverage operation.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee budget development and day-to-day budget management for the Newman Center budget (roughly a $2 million annual operating budget). 
  • Work with Executive Director and management team to set annual revenue goals for both earned and contributed revenue. 
  • Develop monthly financial statements and forecasts to track progress towards annual goals. 
  • Provide expertise on financial matters. 
  • Conduct standard financial management responsibilities. 
  • Supervise and manage the following departments: 
    • Facility event sales department of 2 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee; work with staff to set revenue goals and determine opportunities for net revenue growth through event pricing and new business.
    • Production/Stage operations department of 3 full-time employees; work with staff to manage expenses and ensure safe and OSHA compliant operating procedures. 
    • Front-of-House operations department of 1 full-time and 2 part-time employees.
    • Food and Beverage, oversee the purchase and sale of alcohol at the Newman Center; manage catering relationship with outside catering vendor. 
  • Assist Executive Director to ensure compliance with performance management policies and procedures. Work with HR on resolution of disciplinary matters as needed. 
  • Develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet both internal business needs and align with University policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong facility working in financial management. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of accounting and budgeting practices. 
  • Ability to problem-solving. 
  • Ability to think strategically and day-to-day tactical. 
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities simultaneously. 
  • Knowledge of human resources best practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in business or administration management to include experience in financial management.
  • Previous experience supervising professional employees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business, arts administration or equivalent.
  • Experience managing business operations for an organization of a similar budget size. 
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting and/or business operations.  
  • Background in/enthusiasm for the performing arts. 
  • Previous experience in human resources.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional weekends and evenings.

Application Deadline 

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about the position, please contact Kendra Ingram at Kendra.Ingram@du.edu.  

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

DepartmentNewman Center for the Performing Arts (405200)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular

Learning Experiences Specialist

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

Denver Zoo’s Learning Experiences has an opportunity for a full time Learning Experiences Specialist to deliver and support programs for a wide variety of audiences including school field trip programs, early childhood and family programs, at the zoo and in the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Values and consistently applies Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.
  • Program Delivery: Facilitates learning through delivery of animal and nature play based programming to a wide variety of audiences, but with an emphasis in early childhood. Position is strongly focused on program delivery to underserved, school and family audiences, both at the zoo and offsite in the community.
  • Animal Handling: Handles live animals and biofacts (animal specimens) in education programs.
  • Communication: Works proactively to communicate, plan and problem-solve with supervisor, Learning Experiences staff and teams, cross-department zoo staff, volunteers, schools, community groups, and families through emails, meetings, and phone calls; submits timely reports to supervisor.
  • Program Area Support:  Collaborates with supervisor, Learning Experiences staff and teams to develop, implement and support evaluation of new and existing programs, helping to align programs with zoo and departmental goals, mission and values; prepares program materials & curriculum.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supports a variety of other education programs, including onsite and offsite school programs, overnight programs, day camps, public programs and other programs as assigned.
  • Assists with the training and monitoring of volunteers who deliver area programs.
  • Manages, maintains, and repairs teaching materials; helps Coordinator decide on material purchases.
  • Participates in required Learning Experiences activities such as: special events, Free Days, professional development opportunities, staff meetings, etc.
  • Serves on committees and projects as requested and approved by supervisors.
  • Represents the Denver Zoo to the community in a professional and positive manner.
  • Complies with all zoo policies and performs other supportive duties as needed.
  • Performs various duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education with zoology background preferred. Will also consider early elementary, special education, environmental/science education, zoology, biology or related fields, with early childhood experience.
  • Minimum two years teaching experience with preschool and/or early elementary aged children required. Experience in an informal education setting with nature play programming preferred. 
  • Energized by working with children and the public.
  • Ability to deliver programs in a fun, theatrical, dynamic and age-appropriate manner.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including 1 to 2 evenings (up to 7 PM) per week.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Experience delivering environmental education programs and developing curriculum in an informal educational setting.
  • Experience handling and presenting a variety of live animals.
  • Outstanding diplomatic and customer service skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral presentation, communication, organization, writing and word processing skills.
  • Ability to function in a multi-task environment, both independently and in a team.
  • Comfortable with driving a large cargo van around Denver and surrounding areas.
  • Clear driving record.

Licensure and Certification:

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus.   Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.

Work Environment:

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

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a regular full-time hourly position with excellent benefits, including complete medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and a generous vacation package.

Completed applications must be submitted by October 20, 2017

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

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply through www.denverzoo.org

Advancement Services Manager

Reports To: Chief Advancement Officer

Area of Responsibility: Advancement

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Basic Function:

The position has the overall responsibility of managing the Colorado Symphony Association's Tessitura database to include tracking and reporting of all individual, corporate and foundation partners.  Provide full services support for all Advancement campaigns, including tracking next steps, pledge commitments, solicitation strategy management and reporting. Will create and implement strategies to ensure individual and corporate giving revenue targets are hit, in direct consultation with Senior Managers and CAO, while maintaining high flexibility in response to shifting priorities. If needed, represents the organization at public events to enhance relationships in the community and to build the donor base. Works collaboratively with all internal departments to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Tessitura Database Management

  1. Identify, develop, implement and maintain database policies and procedures related to all fundraising activities.
  2. Develop, implement, and manage internal systems to support prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with strong emphasis on major gifts prospect management.

Tracking and Reporting

  1. Collaborate with the CAO and Advancement staff to develop and generate reports regularly from Tessitura to ensure all have efficient, effective tracking systems to support Advancement activities, including:
    1. Individual, Corporate and Foundation giving campaigns
    2. Prospects, renewals, lapsed donors
    3. Additional reports to support Committees of the Board
  2. Symphony Ball
  3. Advancement events
  4. Board of Trustee “give/get” requirements
  5. Donor benefits fulfillment.

Gift Processing

  1. Interface with finance department and general-ledger accounting staff regarding gift entry, gift posting, fund creation, gift restrictions and audit reporting.
  2. Generate acknowledgement letters; routing the letters to the Chief Operating Officer to review and sign. Make corrections while update database and mail letters immediately.
  3. Responsible for maintaining accurate account data and updating contact information when necessary. 

Donor Recognition

  1. Responsible for updating Soundings and the Symphony Ball program with appropriate donor acknowledgement. Work with the Marketing Department and event coordinator in coordinating the timeline.
  2. Annually coordinates the production of the Donor Recognition Plaque in the lobby.
  3. Work with CAO to create a project plan, then review YTD giving and track donor benefits for all donors giving in the database system.

Internal Business Operation

Collaboration  

  1. Work with Advancement and other departments to identify funding opportunities and efficiency improvements that support CSA programs and revenue goals.

Budget and Planning

  1. Follows the department's budget in accordance with guidelines set by the CFO.
  2. Prepares check and payment requests for all budgeted expenses.
  3. Align Advancement to the budget

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly.
  2. Knowledgeable of current and upcoming concert schedule.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned by the executive staff. 

Qualifications:

Education

Bachelor’s degree preferred or significant work experience.

Experience

  • 2+ Years working with Tessitura
  • 2+ years of experience in areas related to individual giving. preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in areas related to major gifts, preferred


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have exceptional Tessitura knowledge.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and analytic skills. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, in person and phone, with patrons, trustees, staff and volunteers.
  • Consistent professionalism at the highest level with great donor sensitivity.
  • Flexibility in response to daily shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrated success in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies with knowledge of fundraising best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas, as well as autonomously managing projects.
  • Knowledge of the Colorado Symphony’s season programs and offerings.
  • Ability to create and improve operational efficiency.
  • Able to work in a faced paced environment
  • Experience in non-profit performing arts industry preferred
  • Background in classical music preferred.


Equipment to be used

Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint applications, Tessitura & SharePoint.

Physical Demands

Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule including lifting to 25 lbs. of equipment.

Transportation

Personal vehicle necessary to transport equipment to off-site events.

Availability

Evening and weekend hours required from time to time.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 28, 2017 to:  Jobs@coloradosymphony.org with Advancement Services Manager in subject line.  Applications may only be accepted electronically via the above email address.  Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Colorado Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager of Publicity & Community Relations (publicist)

Reports To:  Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Executive Officer

Area of Responsibility: Media (PR) & copywriting/copy editing, community liaison

Status: Full Time, Salaried

Basic Function:

The Manager is responsible for establishing and implementing the strategic direction for all Colorado Symphony Association (CSA) earned media and community relationships. The Manager works collaboratively with the Marketing, Education, Development, and Artistic functions to set goals, objectives and strategies that further the CSA's mission to achieve ticket sales and enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Operational Direction and Management – Media Relations

  1. Media strategy of the Colorado Symphony with an emphasis on generating audience interest and driving ticket sales (work closely with Marketing, Artistic and Development).
  2. Prepare season publicity plan to promote concerts, events, and significant announcements.
  3. Prepare/edit material for media and other external audiences (community, government, corporate etc.) including press kits, personnel biographies, fact sheets, etc.
  4. Build and maintain calendar of press releases in alignment with marketing/development calendars.
  5. Schedule and execute artist interviews and appearances with media.
  6. Prepare talking and script points to prepare artists/spokespersons for interviews
  7. Serve as spokesperson as necessary.
  8. Identify opportunities for feature articles based on news trends, editorial calendars, reporter interests, etc.
  9. Understand and engage with changing landscape of media reporting in Colorado, with emphasis on arts coverage and manage relationships with local media personalities and representatives.
  10. Pitch and secure placement for stories within traditional and non-traditional media across formats from broadcast to online, including concerts.
  11. Arrange and staff media events, press conferences, etc. to publicize symphony and promote goodwill.  Enable access to artistic leadership, musicians, and staff.
  12. Utilize online media database and monitoring service to ensure targeted media communications, regular follow-up with reporters, identification of new media partners, and to track and quantify media efforts.
  13. Respond to requests for information, interviews, and photographs from the media or designate another appropriate spokesperson or information source.
  14. Serve as copyeditor and copywriter for a majority of outgoing collateral and messaging from the CSA.

Social Media

  1. Work with the Digital Media Specialist to implement targeted social media strategy as part of content marketing strategy.
  2. Develop and maintain ‘new’ media relationships with bloggers and social media influences to increase reach of public relations and publicity efforts in collaboration with the marketing team.
  3. Utilize online monitoring service to identify and implement ideas for social media tactics.

Operational Direction and Management – Public Relations

  1. Serve as communication liaison to a network of community partners.
  2. Increase awareness of CSA community initiatives including outreach, and discount ticketing initiatives.
  3. Integrate community outreach and messaging into overall PR strategy, calendar and media outreach.
  4. Represent the CSA at community events as appropriate.
  5. Connect to vital community organizations whose mission aligns with that of the CSA.

Internal Business Operations

Budget and planning

  1. Develops and manages the department's budget in accordance with guidelines set by the Chief Financial Officer.
  2. Prepares check I payment requests for all budgeted expenses and tracks invoicing on projects.

Board of Trustees

  1. Presents, as appropriate, the strategic direction and implementation plans for CSA media and community outreach and related community engagement programs.
  2. Apprises the Board through media and community reports on the progress of all efforts for all scheduled board meetings and as requested.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly.
  2. Performs other duties as assigned by the CMO/CEO.

Qualifications:

Education

Bachelor’s degree in PR, communications or related field or comparable work experience.

Experience

  • 2+ years’ experience in public relations for the arts, preferably in music or performing arts background.
  • Experience in non-profit performing arts industry preferred.
  • Strong copyediting/writing skills and communication skills.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have excellent written, verbal and communication. 
  • Ability to create and improve operational efficiency.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute strategies that resulted in sustained long-term growth.
  • Outstanding business leadership skills in directing, leading and participating in the growth and expansion of the business.
  • Experience in non-profit performing art industry preferred.
  • Appreciation for orchestral music.
  • Some degree of knowledge of classical music, how an orchestra works and performing arts world in general.
  • Must have superior writings skills and verbal communication skills. 
  • Familiarity with key people of influence within Colorado media; established network of contacts preferred.
  • Ability to direct the creation on innovative, ideas-centric content.
  • Demonstrated experience with social media and content marketing.
  • Ability to proofread material and perform research.
  • Works independently, collaboratively and creatively meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality


Equipment to be used

Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point applications. Tessitura & SharePoint preferred.       

Physical Demands

Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule

Tansportation
Personal vehicle necessary to take guest artists & conductors to interviews if needed. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manage subordinates, interns, and seasonal volunteers.                                               

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 28, 2017 to:  Jobs@coloradosymphony.org with Manager of Publicity & Community Relations in subject line.  Applications may only be accepted electronically via the above email address.  Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Colorado Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager of Finance

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Status: Full-Time Salaried, Exempt

Basic Function:
To ensure the integrity of financial reports, analyze and summarize the financial results of the Colorado Symphony Association (CSA). The Manager of Accounting assists in managing the CSA’s accounting and financial functions. Resolves daily financial questions and alerts senior management to issues of financial impact. The Manager of Accounting works collaboratively with all internal departments to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music, especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Daily Finance

  1. Reconciles general ledger accounts, including bank accounts
  2. Determines accruals.
  3. Understands ticketing system and how it relates to the general ledger. Reviews daily journal entries from the ticketing system.
  4. Analyzes details researching discrepancies. Determines reasons for significant variances.
  5. Maintains and implements appropriate accounting processes and internal controls over accounting functions Company wide. Ensures staff compliance with accounting and organizational policies and procedures.
  6. Assists in preparation of budget spreadsheets. Is a resource for managers, grant writers and the Chief Financial Officer in the budget preparation and reporting processes. Provides financial information for grant applications.
  7. Prepares monthly Facility Development Admissions (seat tax) Returns.
  8. Prepares quarterly Sales Tax Returns
  9. Ensures strong customer service focus towards internal and external constitutes.

Payroll

  1. Processes payroll related disbursements (e.g., retirement contributions, union disbursements, 403(b) payments).
  2. Acts as a back-up for the processing of payroll.

Audits, Tax Return & Outside Reporting

  1. Assists in preparation of all audit working papers. Audits include 2 pension audits, financial audits for CSA and Symphony Fund, Workers Compensation, SCFD, and others as required.
  2. Prepares financial reports, applications and surveys for organizations such as SCFD, BMI, ASCAP, League of American Orchestras, and MSEC.
  3. Assists in the preparation of tax returns and charitable solicitation registration.

Internal Business Operation

Budget and Planning

  1. Assists the CFO in developing and managing the department’s budget in accordance with guidelines set by the CFO. Board of Trustees and Board of Trustee Finance Committee
  2. Assists the CFO in finance reporting to the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly.
  2. Performs other duties as assigned by the CFO & CEO.

Qualifications:

Education
Bachelor’s degree in accounting

Experience

  • 2 years accounting experience preferred.
  • Accounting experience or education in the nonprofit field preferred.

Equipment to be Used
Microsoft software including word and Excel applications. Financial Edge, Tessitura, and SharePoint knowledge preferred. 10-key calculator.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong organization, communication and leadership skills. Good listener, proactive, and collaborative problem-solver.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong customer service orientation and commitment to quality.
  • Discipline to meet deadlines, decisive.
  • Takes initiative; focus on solutions; self-starter
  • Strong computer skills to understand the organization’s standard operating system, word processing and spreadsheet applications, accounting system, payroll system, data management and Internet access.
  • Understand and adhere to the need for confidentiality.
  • Ability to work professionally in an occasionally stressful environment.

Application Instructions:
Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 28, 2017 to: Jobs@coloradosymphony.org with Manager of Finance in subject line.  Applications may only be accepted electronically via the above email address.  Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Colorado Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Exhibitions and Operations Manager

Job Description:
Title: Exhibitions and Operations Manager
Department: Mid-Management
Exempt status: Yes
Position status: Full Time
Supervises: Visitor Services and Gift Shop Volunteer Manager 
Reports to: Deputy Director

With its 50th anniversary on the near horizon, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art(BMoCA) is at an exciting time in its history. Over the past decade, the museum has reached new heights thanks to record-breaking attendance numbers, dramatic programmatic growth, and the critical support of its community. BMoCA is now bursting
at the seams and in 2017, the museum will launch a capital campaign to support an expansion of its facilities. With an expanded facility, BMoCA will be able to realize its mission to be a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.

The Exhibitions and Operations Manager will work collaboratively with department leadership and in-house and guest curator/s, the marketing department, the gift shop and volunteer manager, and the City of Boulder Facilities and Asset Management Manager. The position will serve as the office manager, ensuring that supplies are stocked and that equipment is running properly. This position will also provide project management for the installation and de-installation of the museum’s exhibitions. The Exhibitions and Operations Manager will lead the visitor services staff to provide excellent customer service to guests of the museum and to ensure that the front desk is covered during museum operating hours and special events. This position is also responsible for overseeing the inventory of the museum gift shop and staff training.

I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Exhibitions
o Serve as project manager for the exhibition calendar of BMoCA.
o Manage exhibition schedule, planning, installation, de-installation and execution of exhibition calendar.
o Prepare the museum galleries.
o Facilitate and tracks loan agreements.
o Work collaborative with artists, collectors, and curators on developing an exhibition schedule and travel arrangements for artists and curators.
o Coordinate with vendors on the production of works of art.
o Gather cost estimates and create and keep track of budgets and timelines.
o Coordinate special projects and exhibitions outside of the museum.
o Create instructions for opening and closing galleries, including information for visitor services.
o Coordinate framing of artworks.
o Coordinate and arranges inbound and outbound shipping of artworks
o Coordinate documentation of exhibitions.
o Serve as registrar for exhibitions.
o Assure values of artwork on loan do not exceed insurance coverage.
o In coordination with the Marketing Manager and Curator, assures didactics, vinyl and gallery guides are completed on time.

• Facilities
o Notify the City of building mechanical, plumbing, and electrical issues.
o In coordination with the City of Boulder FAM, develop and maintain a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all building equipment and structures, including, but not limited to: HVAC, plumbing, automatic control systems, etc.
o Work with the City to determine efficient approach to correction of any issues.
o Identify preferred vendors, where appropriate, to address facilities maintenance and repairs.
o Develop and maintains a work order system that efficiently communicates needed repairs and allows for prioritizations.
o Prepare annual operating and capital maintenance budgets in conjunction with the City of Boulder’s FAM and BMoCA’s Leadership
o Review department capabilities and constantly evaluates the need and effectiveness for outsourcing specific functions as needed.
o Ensure building access and access records are properly maintained.
o Organize and tracks keys and key codes, following BMoCA policies.
o Ensure the security system is maintained and that codes are properly maintained.
o Communicate any changes in access to all necessary parties.
o Conduct scheduled facility inspections to ensure quality control and compliance with industry standards.
o Take a leadership role in museum wide training in fire, flood and life safety issues and energy conservation.
o Identify all aspects of event risk assessment and crisis management planning strategies. This includes, but is not limited to, security or firefighter needs.
o Ensure proper janitorial maintenance of facilities.
o Coordinates cleaning services.
o Maintains supply inventory.

• Office Management
o Coordinate IT services, ensuring proper equipment is in place and functioning.
o Maintain office supply inventory.
o Run report and set events as needed on Altru database; train staff on Altru database

• Lead Visitor Services
o Recommend, hires, and manages new employees for Visitor Services.
o Train Visitor Services staff members.
o Manage Visitor Services Supervisor to maintain a Visitor Services schedule that ensures appropriate coverage for all public hours, special events, and rental events.
o Supervise janitorial procedures.

• Gift Shop
o Manage gift shop inventory, sales functions, staff training, and other necessary functions in Altru.
o Ensure that all Visitor Services staff are properly trained to use the Altru system.
o Maintain gift shop inventory and other data within Altru.
o Ensure daily sales numbers are up-to-date and correctly reflects needed functionality for cash and sales management.

II. Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in work experience.
• Three to five years of experience in the area of exhibition management and office management.

III. Qualifications:
• Considerable knowledge of exhibit design and construction, graphic design, color theory, mount-making, and design/fabrication materials.
• Working knowledge of lighting techniques and technologies.
• Some knowledge and experience in proper handling of artworks.
• Establish and maintain productive communication and work flow with colleagues to realize the museum’s goals and operations plan
• Proficient in the use of Office Suite or equivalent.
• Ability to utilize web-based systems and services for ordering supplies, and other research as needed.
• General understanding of budgets and financial reports.
• Extensive knowledge of production and audiovisual terminology as it applies to new media and video, sound needs, LED lighting, and video.
• Considerable knowledge of labeling and mounting techniques.
• Some experience in basic carpentry and electrical work.
• Considerable knowledge of and the ability to handle small power tools and various electronic equipment.
• Ability to be organized and self-directed.
• Painting/finishing equipment.
• Audio-visual equipment such as VHS, DVD players, Mac computers.
• Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to routinely lift up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to routinely walk up and down stairs.
• Working knowledge in museum principles and practices, general administrative principles, practices, and methods.
• Hold a valid drivers license.
• Specific vision abilities included, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
• Detail oriented.
• Take initiative.

Hours & compensation:
The Exhibitions and Operations Manager position is full time for 40 hours per week and will be required to attend occasional off-site and on-site events in the evenings. Occasional travel may be required. The salary range for this position is based on experience. This position includes health benefits and paid vacations.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@bmoca.org. No phone calls please.
Application deadline: October 27th
Start date: as soon as possible

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

Youth Dance Instructor

Responsibilities

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

Duties

• Teach age-appropriate dance and healthy-movement classes to Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, throughout the greater Denver-Metro area and outlying counties.

• Contribute to evaluation and quality control of programming by submitting informative reports on the development, implementation and results of programming, and participating in meetings and discussions concerning programming.

• Continue own professional development in dance by regularly participating in dance classes or company training, expanding repertoire to include more disciplines of dance, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional productions.

• Continue own professional development in education by participating in seminars, workshops and other educational opportunities as well as reading professional publications and other resources.

• Represent the company in public and by attending organization’s events and functions, as well as industry events and functions.

• Promote the proliferation of dance education programs by informing the community about the organization’s history, mission and programming and by encouraging members of the community to support the organization through donations and referrals.

• Design age-appropriate dance and healthy movement curricula and lesson plans, pulling from personal dance experience, peer input and executive direction.

• Train new instructors in curriculum structure and content; classroom procedures, reporting procedures and office procedures. 

Skills

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

Qualifications

Experience with children aged 4-18; High School Diploma or equivalent or higher, College degree preferred, any area; Valid driver’s license or government issued ID; Reliable source of transportation; Must pass federal, fingerprinted background check

Other Information

-Independent contractors only.

-Must have flexible schedule and be able to work occasional weekends.

-Résumé should reflect both dance and non-dance experience.

-References should include 1 professional and 1 personal in each dance and non-dance category.

-Opportunity to apply for administrative positions within the organization.

Please contact Caryn Carrasco at Caryn@cmdance.org

CMDance is an equal opportunity employer

TO APPLY:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Caryn@CMDance.org and put your last name, first name, and position title in subject line. This position will remain open until filled.

Part-time Box Office Clerk

POSITION PURPOSE:

Provides efficient and courteous customer service to all patrons of the Arvada Center, through phone, fax, in person service daily; including but not limited to class registration, ticket sales, gallery sales, etc.

 HOURS AND PAY:

Non-traditional work schedule that can include weekday, evening and weekend hours (approx. 20 hours per week). Hours vary weekly based on business needs. Pay is $10.50 per hour.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:                                                      

Sell tickets to Arvada Center events and register students for classes, both at front counter and by telephone; enter ticket orders and class registrations into computerized ticketing and customer database system; perform quality control duties for ticket and class registration orders; answer general phone calls and direct them to appropriate departments as needed; performs miscellaneous front desk reception duties; unlock and open Arvada Center Gallery/Museum. 

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Ability to communicate in a positive and effective manner with customers seeking information or assistance; working knowledge of multi-line phone system; ability to perform computer data entry functions in a timely and accurate manner; ability to follow instructions; ability to maintain positive working relationships with other city staff; customers and the general public. 

SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:

Receives general supervision from the box office manager.  Daily priorities are established by supervisor and employee evaluates and responds to new situations which require immediate attention.  Defined procedures cover most duties. 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

Work is performed in a general office environment.  This position requires light physical effort by handling objects up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.  This position typically works a non-traditional work schedule, which can include frequent evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of one (1) year customer service experience needed.  Experience in Microsoft Office and ticketing systems preferred.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:

Requires use of various office equipment including standard office equipment, multiple line telephone, ticketing printer, and calculator. Software utilized include MS Office, Ticketing software (Tessitura), Google.

TO APPLY:

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@arvadacenter.org and put your last name, first name, and position title in subject line. This position will remain open until filled.

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

Part-time Ticket Agent

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

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Ticket Agent in the Ticketing Services Department.

Primary skills include:

  • Provide superior customer service to our patrons and guests.
  • The sale of tickets and assisting with ticket information by phone, at our walk-up ticket counter, and at the night-of-show venues.
  • The distribution of information about and pertaining to the DCPA and other client partners at the ticket counter and via outbound courtesy calls.
  • General office duties: filing, data entry, labeling/stuffing envelopes, processing of tickets, assisting subscription staff.

Requirements Include:

  • High School graduate or GED required, college coursework preferred.
  • Strong sales background and experience providing superior customer service in person and over the phone.
  • Excellent phone etiquette, communication skills, and problem solving abilities.
  • Previous experience working in a box office environment and experience with ticketing systems preferred.
  • Expert experience with PCs and Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience working in a fast paced team environment and customer service environment preferred.
  • Must work flexible schedules, including availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

This position is a part time union position.

If you’re interested in applying, please e-mail a cover letter, references, and resume to hrdirector@dcpa.org  No phone calls please.

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

School Year Nature Educators

Wild Bear Nature Center is seeking artists, nature lovers, child educators (specializing in ages 5-12 years old) to lead our After School Program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  

Hours: Tuesday/Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-5:30

The position entails reviewing programs offered and planning enriching hands-on nature camps utilizing existing materials as well as your own creative resources.  Programs are based out of the nature center and outdoors at our property at Mud Lake.

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years or 1,000 hours of leading groups of school-age children in a nature-based camp. (PREFERRED)
  • Three positive references
  • Degree in education, environmental studies, natural science or related field (or comparable experience applies)  Preferred.
  • Clear background check from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Creative arts background a plus
  • A strong background in local ecology is a plus.
  • We encourage folks who have musical and creative strengths, a sense of humor, are kind and gentle, enjoy children and love the outdoors!

Compensation:  $12.50/hour

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: education@wildbear.org

Questions? Email: education@wildbear.org  Phone: (303)258-0495 Website: www.wildbear.org

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

Sales Manager

Reports to: Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Direct Reports: Events Coordinator

Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit invertebrate zoo, is seeking a motivated, results-driven Sales Manager. The Sales Manager will execute the sales, management, and some implementation of all private events and group sales at Butterfly Pavilion.

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

PRIVATE EVENTS

  • Identify objectives, strategies, and action plans to drive short-and long-term revenue
  • Develop a list of prospective local clients through sales calls, referrals, and/or inquiries
  • Develop relationship with members, individuals, and corporations who book events to maintain a catalogue of repeat business while prospecting for new events
  • Host tours for prospective clients, work with Marketing Coordinator to create compelling sales materials, and participate in networking and outreach events to meet revenue goals
  • Assist with promotion and marketing of Butterfly Pavilion's birthday party program
  • Create a lead-generation program and sales process for weddings

GROUP SALES

  • Create and implement group sales strategies in order to meet or exceed weekly, quarterly and annual sales goals, targets and initiatives
  • Develop, actively solicit, and book group sales
  • Maintain a complete database of potential group sales clients
  • Identify and qualify potential prospects through a variety of avenues
  • Maximize outcome of all sales initiatives by following up on leads, following up with clients and identifying additional business opportunities
  • Work closely with all departments such as Education and Visitor Services to ensure that all details are communicated for to ensure successful group visits 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Sales Manager manages all employees within the Private Events department and is responsible for employee life cycle, CSB performance management, coaching, development, and hiring of the employees
  • This position will also be a managerial liaison for other staff members and visitors when necessary

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPECTATIONS

  • 4-5 years’ experience as a Sales Manager
  • Strong background in sales to meet and/or exceed revenue goals
  • Experience in the hospitality industry and/or event management is preferred
  • Knowledge of social and business etiquette
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • High-energy, outgoing personality with understanding of customer service
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience supervising other team members
    • Develop SMART Plans & Development Goals yearly
    • Must have experience in "cold call" solicitation and building sales strategies
    • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, as well as ability to learn our POS/database system, CENTAMAN

Competencies:

  • Project/Time management
  • Detail oriented
  • Building teams
  • Conflict resolution
  • Initiative
  • Builds relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Selling to customers’ needs
  • Negotiation
  • Results driven

Please submit a Resume AND Cover Letter.  Applications with out a Cover Letter will not be considered.  No phone calls or drop ins. Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/649086-20970.html

Education Department Head

Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization.  Our mission is to present superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training, and education and community engagement programs that enhance the cultural life of our community. The head of the Education department oversees all education programs, manages the education staff, develops programming and community relationships, and directs overall department strategy.

Job Summary

The Education Department head is responsible for all education programming (both content and delivery) for Colorado Ballet, as well as community engagement programs; overall business management of the department; and managing one full time staff person and 25-30 part time instructors. The position reports to the Managing Director.

Below are the various job functions in more detail:

Administration: creating and managing to an annual department budget; maintaining detailed records of department activities and schools served for use in funding proposals and reports; developing department branding, collateral and social media presence; and maintaining an event summary for each year tracking over 35,000 contacts in the community;

Hiring/Supervision: hiring, training, and evaluating the Education Programs Manager; hiring, training, and evaluating part-time Outreach Instructors; conducting an annual training session for staff including current education trends and curriculum changes;

Pedagogy and Curriculum Development: developing, scheduling and leading classes, workshops, discussions and demonstrations on a wide range of topics for a variety of audiences (ECE-adults); developing dance and dance integrated classes and workshops in a wide range of styles to a variety of age groups/abilities; staying abreast of trends in dance education and dance therapy for populations with special needs; teaching in-school or after-school classes as desired;

Student Matinees/Live Streaming: marketing, scheduling, and facilitating three annual performances for student groups at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, organizing bus parking, security, and staffing; marketing, coordinating, and facilitating up to three annual live streams of student matinee performances with upwards of 10,000 viewers; creating study materials for K-12 classrooms that support Colorado Ballet’s season productions

Accessibility: writing, translating, and determining performance caption cues for the Figaro seatback titling system; operating the Figaro system and hiring and training its operators; audio-describing performances for blind and visually impaired patrons; supporting and facilitating longstanding partnerships with various institutions to provide access to dance for special populations (Be Beautiful Be Yourself dance program, Warren Village creative movement classes, Rhythm & Grace dance program, Five by Five classes)

Community Liaison:  representing Colorado Ballet and dance/dance education in the cultural, education, and human service communities at appropriate venues, meetings and events; working with other organizations to develop collaborative projects and partnerships to enhance arts education; serving as the Colorado Ballet representative for Colorado Department of Education events/curriculum development

Qualifications:  This position works closely with children, teachers, school administrators, and other partners in education and the arts. It requires a strong background in dance education and arts administration; a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and strategic thinker; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work with diverse audiences; ability to work some evenings and weekends.

The Education Department Head must have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance, Dance Education, Education and/or Education Administration
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in public schools

Application

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary expectations to hr@coloradoballet.org. Submissions without these required items will not be considered.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Registration Specialist

Department: Programs, Interpretation and Exhibits
Reports to: Vice President of Programs and Interpretation
FLSA Status: non-exempt, part-time

Position Summary: The Registration Specialist is responsible for coordinating the Butterfly Pavilion’s registration system, with an emphasis on ensuring a positive and efficient visitor orientation to the Butterfly Pavilion. We are seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal skills, skill at paying very close attention to detail, and who is customer-service-minded.  The Registration Specialist is responsible for setting up and maintaining our current Booking Management database, making reservations in the system for school groups, community outreach programs, special events, classes, and camps.  The Registration Specialist will work closely with other Butterfly Pavilion departments to ensure that visitor registration and confirmation processes are customer-service oriented, timely, and accurate.

Essential Functions:

Booking Management Set-up

  • Using the Booking Management database system, set up reservation types, confirming and answering questions, processing payments, ensuring that appropriate resources are reserved, revenue and admissions are reported correctly, pricing is accurate, and on-line registration is available as appropriate.

Processes

  • Work with other departments to set up registration for their events, classes, field trips, etc.
  • Work with other departments to develop and refine work-flow, so that registration for and communication about all programs is accurate, available when needed, and customer-service oriented.
  • Set up website registration for each program.
  • Create a process that allows other Visitor Experience team members to take reservation information.  The Registration Specialist will then input this information into the database booking system.
  • Work with departments and front desk staff to ensure that the reservation arrival and check-in process provide excellent visitor experience.
  • Act as support for front desk team, learning POS and Membership systems.
  • Generate appropriate reports– daily events, attendance reports, class rosters, etc. to ensure that staff have information about all visits and events. Assist with visitor experience needs of groups.
  • Attend all staff, branch and department meetings and additional trainings as designated essential by department and/or organizational need.
  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

Reservations

  • Set the tone of the visitor experience by creating a welcoming environment over the phone, via e-mail, and in person.
  • Be extremely knowledgeable about all events, programs, and visit types to promote sales and to provide excellent service to all potential customers.
  • Answer questions, make reservations, take payments, generate and send confirmation e-mails. Make sure all information is accurate and up to date.

Administrative

  • Actively participate as a Butterfly Pavilion team member.

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

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

Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in database set-up, reporting, and data entry.
  • Prior experience working in customer service, visitor services or relations, ticketing venues or tourism.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office software, the internet, and website content management systems. 
  • Knowledge of selling procedures.
  • Experience with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks/projects to meet deadlines.
  • Skilled in time management including ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of Point of Sale Systems.

Competencies

  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Decision making
  • Department Knowledge
  • Interpersonal skills

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

While performing the responsibilities of this position, Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Registration Specialist.

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

Physical Demands

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions within this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Registration Specialist.

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

Work schedule:  

A range of hours in a typical work week will be 20-30.  Hour may be increased during Butterfly Pavilion’s busy season to accommodate all necessary registrations.  Final schedule will be determined by the Guest Services Manager and the candidate selected for this position.

No phone calls or drop ins.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/647703-20970.html

Clay Technician

The mission of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood.  The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Clay Technician who provides exceptional customer service and creates an inviting space to play with clay while also managing and firing the Museum’s kilns.

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Schedule:  Part-time, 16 hours; this position requires weekend availability
Open:  September 27, 2017
Close:  Open until filled

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with Art Program Coordinator on delivering a rich and engaging Clay Studio experience for all visitors
  • Assist with daily set-up, cleaning and operation of the Clay Studio
  • Manage flow of clay through the Clay Studio
  • Work alongside the Art Program Coordinator to envision, develop and implement clay-related programs for workshops, birthday parties and special events
  • Maintain a clear and accurate inventory of materials for the Clay Studio
  • 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, including technical information of working with clay and the operations of the Clay Studio
  • Oversee all kiln firing, including scheduling, loading and unloading, for Clay Studio and other clay-related programs, and provide updates to staff as needed
  • Maintain kiln room and equipment (electric kilns, pug mill, etc)

Job Requirements

  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers in a direct, respectful and confident  manner
  • Effective problem-solver
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, respond to change, follow through on tasks and make decisions
  • Ability to take on all responsibilities of the position with enthusiasm and the spirit of teamwork

Qualifications

  • At least one year experience working with children and/or families
  • Dependable and self-motivated
  • Fluent English proficiency; writing and public speaking skills
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time in a studio environment
  • Ability to lift and move supplies up to 50 pounds
  • At least one year experience working in a fast-paced, high traffic clay studio operation preferred
  • Extensive training and expertise of clay and ceramic processes; knowledge of safety procedures related to the firing of kilns preferred
  • Experience developing art education programs preferred
  • Fluent Spanish proficiency preferred

Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

Salim Khoury
Art Program Coordinator
salimk@cmdenver.org

Please title subject line “Clay Technician.”  No phone calls please.

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

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

Communications Coordinator

Position Type Full Time

Education Level 4 Year Degree

Description

The Denver Art Museum Communications Department is seeking a communications coordinator who will proactively communicate the museum’s exhibitions, collections and programs using media relations and social media strategies and tactics. This individual will work in concert with Communications Department team members and also will collaborate regularly with cross-departmental teams to ensure visibility and accuracy of information with key museum audiences. This position reports to the Communications Manager, and will work with the manager to also monitor and respond to issues management situations as needed.

Candidates with relevant experience will be considered for this communications position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Works in concert with the Communications team members to develop annual strategies and tactics.

  • Coordinates and implements media relations and social media tactics tied to departmental and institutional objectives.
  • Produces media materials for exhibitions and programs that include media releases, media kits, advisories, biographies and additional supporting materials as needed.
  • Works with all museum departments to develop and pitch creative story ideas about collections, programs and events.
  • Staffs and coordinates media-related events at the museums, including media previews and staff interviews.
  • Management and refinement of museum media lists.
  • Assists and coordinates image rights for departmental needs.
  • Produces effective and engaging content for the museum’s award-winning social media channels.
  • Coordinates regularly with cross-departmental teams, including Marketing, Learning & Engagement, Curatorial, Conservation and Development.
  • Assists with issues management and crisis preparedness efforts as needed.
  • Regularly tracks and monitors media and social media efforts for the museum.
  • Assists with departmental reporting.
  • Provides direction for department interns as needed.
  • Serves as a museum spokesperson as needed.
  • Attends occasional museum events outside of standard office hours.

Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with museum staff on projects and/or initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Skills/experience

Required:

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in public relations with a focus in media relations.
  • Experience working with the news media.
  • Demonstrated experience with social media in a professional context.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce fast, accurate and lively copy.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills. Attention to detail. Self-starter with excellent people skills and ability to meet deadlines and juggle diverse responsibilities.
  • Ability to think ahead to what is next before being provided instructions.
  • Team-player attitude.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Education or Formal Training

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Journalism or a relevant field
  • Pluses: Candidates with non-profit experience, candidates who are bilingual and/or those with Denver-area media contacts. Knowledge of Photoshop, Meltwater, Hootsuite and Sprout Social.

Material and Equipment Directly Used

  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills required.

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Sitting, carrying, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, feeling, eye/hand coordination, repetitive motion.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • Pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.

Additional Information

  • 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.

This is full-time position with benefits. If you are interested in this position, please use the online application process at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/jobs&clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788&jpt=

  • Deadline for application is October 31, 2017.

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

Deputy Director

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time
Supervises: Staff
Reports to: Executive Director
Department: Senior Managemen
Pay: Salary

With its 50th anniversary on the near horizon, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is at an exciting time in its history. Over the past decade, the museum has reached new heights thanks to record-breaking attendance numbers, dramatic programmatic growth, and the critical support of its community. BMoCA is now bursting at the seams, and in 2017, the museum will launch a capital campaign to support an expansion of its facilities. With an expanded facility, BMoCA will be able to realize its mission to be a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.
BMoCA is seeking a Deputy Director who will provide leadership for the museum’s day-to-day operations and will occupy a critical leadership position within the Museum. Working closely with and reporting to the Museum’s executive director and chief curator, the deputy director provides organizational leadership and oversees the overall administrative management of the museum, including implementation of strategic objectives and organizational initiatives. The deputy director works collaboratively with department leadership in curatorial, education, rentals and marketing to promote a highly functional, interactive, and dynamic museum team. The deputy director encourages and models interdepartmental communication and actively identifies and increases efficiencies within museum work-flow on a continual basis. The Deputy Director assists in the preparation of individual and Foundation proposals as needed. This position also motivates staff, provides and models effective project management skills, and represents the Museum to internal and external audiences and partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise all museum administrative areas to assure effectiveness and efficiencies in accordance with the museum’s strategic plan and operations plan
  • Serve as the primary liaison for the following departments Exhibition, Education, Marketing, Rental, Visitor Services and IT. Additionally represents the museum with city agencies.
  • Supervise hiring and performance management activities for administrative museum staff
  • Facilitate mentorship and professional development opportunities
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within the museum departments
  • Establish and maintain productive communication and work flow with colleagues to realize the museum’s goals and operations plan
  • Convene weekly staff meetings, creates agenda and provide status updates.
  • Track all employee and contractor paperwork included vacations and sick days. Maintain Health Insurance, Workers’ Comp, Disability, and State Unemployment Insurance policies and claims
  • Prepare and supervise annual audit
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director handle communications and scheduling of meetings with Board of Directors.
  • Assist with planning and production of fundraising and cultivation events.
  • Assist with individual and Foundations fundraising appeals. Develop budgets as needed
  • Lead person for BMoCA donor database
  • Review and approves contracts for Teaching Artists, contractors and artists
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Supervise Senior Director of Education; Advancement, Exhibitions and Operations Manager and Rentals Coordinator

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • Five to seven years of progressive experience as a museum executive; experience in the arts, philanthropic, non-profit, or higher-education organization preferred

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge in museum management principles and practices; general administrative principles, practices, and methods; supervisory experience, including techniques of planning and delegating work
  • Strong leadership, decision making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; solid presentation, negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and meeting management skills
  • Comfortable and up-to-date on the use of technology
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions
  • Proven record as a forward-thinking leader
  • Demonstrated experience with budget development, analysis, and management
  • Proven experience in marketing, communications, and digital initiatives
  • Proven experience in audience development and engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, work effectively with a Board and Executive Director, and build internal and external support
  • Proven ability to forge mutually respectful, trusting, and effective relationships with a diverse group of staff, Board members, community leaders, and decision makers
  • Demonstrated success managing people and operations with a proven ability to attract, motivate, professionalize, mentor, and retain talented staff; a track record as a team builder who can delegate and empower while creating a positive and effective work environment
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and collaboration skills
  • Pragmatic, grounded, decisive and disciplined; mentally flexible and creative as circumstances demand
  • Ability to maintain balance and perspective, and a proactive “can do” attitude that can motivate others

Hours & compensation
The Deputy Director works full time for 40 hours per week and will be required to attend occasional off-site and on-site events in the evenings. Occasional travel may be required. The salary range for this position is based on experience. This position includes health benefits and paid vacations.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@bmoca.org. No phone calls please.
Application deadline: October 27th, 2017
Start date: as soon as possible

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

Museum Educator for Art Stop on the Go

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is searching for a qualified candidate for the position of Museum Educator for its program Art Stop on the Go in Arapahoe County. The educator will be responsible for maintaining the excellence of BMoCA’s educational programming as well as working closely with the Education Coordinator and Library Staff.

BMoCA’s Education Department is comprised of programs for all ages and focuses on reaching a diverse audience. BMoCA has built a strong platform for fostering creativity through unique educational opportunities in our community.

Art Stop on the Go is an after-school art workshop for 5-12 year olds, held 1-2 times a month at each of the five participating libraries.

BMoCA believes the right candidate for this position will have an innate belief in the power of education to facilitate greater understanding of BMoCA’s exhibitions, art, the community around us, and our own humanity. We are searching for a well-qualified candidate with experience in art education.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing, and teaching Art Stop on the Go
  • Working with the Director of Education and staff
  • Coordinating between the libraries and BMoCA Staff
  • Evaluating projects, participants and the impact of the program
  • Acting as ambassador for BMoCA to the library’s audience and the public
  • Performing tasks and errands related to the program as needed

Character/Qualities:

  • Organized, enthusiastic, proactive, and enjoys building and promoting programs
  • Enjoys working with the public, including children and families
  • Thrives in creative, team environments and working collaboratively with staff
  • Succeeds in finding and coordinating resources
  • Enjoys outreach and building collaborations between multiple constituencies

Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in art education
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, teaching certification, and museum experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • Must have a reliable mode of transportation to travel to libraries located throughout Arapahoe County.

Compensation and benefits:
This position will be on a contract basis and compensation will be commensurate upon experience. The Museum Educator will also enjoy the benefit of free admission to BMoCA and its programming while teaching Art Stop on the Go. Health insurance and vacation are not included with this position.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and experience, a resume, and a list of at least two professional references with contact information to nicoleroush@bmoca.org. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Start Date: Immediately

About BMoCA:

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm; closed Monday. Museum admission is $1. Free admission to the museum is offered to members and children under the age of 12.
www.bmoca.org
303.443.2122

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

Lead Fall and Winter Camp Educator

Department:  Education

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Direct Reports to: Community Programs Manager

FLSA Status: Full-time, Temporary

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

Camp Dates:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Additional Duties:

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

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

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

Experience:

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

Additional Requirements:

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

Competencies

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

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

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

Work schedule:  

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

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

Camp Educator

Department:  Education

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Direct Reports to: Community Programs Manager

FLSA Status: Part-time, Temporary

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

Camp Dates:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Additional Duties:

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

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

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

Experience:

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

Core Competencies

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

Additional Requirements:

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

Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

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

Work schedule:  

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

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

Dishwasher

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

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

Job Description:

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

Both ¾ and Part-time positions are available.

Requirements:​

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

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

Application Instructions:

Position open until filled. Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org. Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

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

Events Ambassador

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Core Competencies:

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

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

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

Guest Services Associate

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

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt, Part-time

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

Salary range: $11.00/hour

Open: August 29, 2017

Close: Open until filled

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

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

Job Requirements

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Gifts Manager

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

Background

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

Job Summary

The Major Gifts Manager maximizes the effectiveness and smooth functioning of the organization through managing the major donor fundraising plan, including relationship building for corporate, foundation, and government grants; major individual and corporate gifts and major donor work associated with fundraising and cultivation events. This position works closely with ELK’s leadership, staff, and Board of Directors to increase to increase organizational and program capacity and sustainability through fundraising actions.  Areas of functional expertise include: fundraising, communications, problem solving, strategic planning and goal setting, marketing and public relations, research, corporate and government relations, and project management.

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising – 80% of employee’s time

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

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

  • Assists Executive Director in development and implementation of annual strategic development plan and calendar.
  • Maintains and implements major donor funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.
  • Supports board, staff, and volunteer trainings to develop their fundraising skills.
  • Supports the development, tracking, reporting and evaluation of the organizational strategic plan and the Board of Director’s individual and collective goals.

Other Duties – 10% of employee’s time

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

Required Qualifications

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

Experience: Minimum 2-4 years of experience in nonprofit development, including proven track record of success in raising major donor funds and mobilizing board and staff effectively. Experience successfully completing projects with minimal oversight. Must have high level of attention to detail, flexible work style, and be very self motivated.

CBI/FBI Background check required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

Salary

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

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Ben Gregory at bgregory@elkkids.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Zookeeper Intern - Lepidopterist

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

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

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

Responsibilities:                                                

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

Qualifications:

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

Reports to:  Curatorial Team

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

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

Application Deadlines Each Year: 

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

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

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

Museum Associate

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

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

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

Pay Range:  starts $11.00 per hour

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

Position remains open until filled.

**PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS**

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