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SCFD Program Manager

Job Classification: Nonexempt
Job Status: Full Time, 40 hours per week; benefits include health insurance, 401(k) plan, 457 plan and parking
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $40,000-45,000, DOE

The successful candidate will be an individual who possesses integrity, is reliable, demonstrates initiative, enjoys closure, is conscientious, organized and takes responsibility for a job well done. This position requires an ability to manage stress in a busy organization, coupled with an ability to see what needs to get done and take the initiative to do it. It also requires the ability to work productively in a small collaborative staff setting, to engage actively with many external constituencies, and the capacity to solve problems productively. This individual will pay close attention to detail to ensure operational accuracy, efficiency, credibility and strong customer service. The ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines is required, as is an individual who is skilled with numbers and mathematically competent. An interest in the arts, sciences, and public policy, a sense of humor, and constructive outlook are also helpful.

Must be available to work days, evenings and occasional weekends; as required. Must possess a Colorado driver’s license, have a dependable vehicle and a good driving record for travel throughout the seven counties.

Required Core Competencies

  • Understand, implement and follow policies and rules and effectively communicate these to others
  • Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships with a variety of external individuals and organizations in a professional manner
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential and sensitive information and documents
  • Accuracy with numbers; ability to read and analyze nonprofit/government financial documents
  • Strongly skilled in the Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, and Constant Contact
  • Proficient in writing, editing and proofreading; including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Strong oral communication skills in a variety of settings and group sizes
  • Collect, summarize and disseminate large amounts of data/information in an efficient and effective manner
  • Knowledge of nonprofit practices and grant administration functions
  • High level of professionalism with a strong work ethic
  • Accountability and responsibility


  • Manage work and relationships in a manner that supports the Board of Directors, Executive Director and colleagues in accomplishing the District’s goals and duties with adherence to the SCFD statute
  • Act as SCFD liaison and resource on SCFD statute, open meetings statute and board policies to external groups, e.g., County Cultural Councils, Scientific & Cultural Collaborative, and related parties as assigned
  • Process eligibility applications in accordance with the SCFD statute and District policy
  • Convene and lead meetings, prepare instructions and annually conduct trainings in the grant process
  • Manage all aspects of assigned grant application and certification processes, including assisting organizations
  • Review, understand and accurately summarize financial and legal documents
  • Evaluate and draft summaries of grant applicants’ financial documents and programmatic activities for use by SCFD board or county cultural council members
  • Analyze and extrapolate data, create spreadsheets and supporting documents
  • Internally track fund movement for assigned counties
  • Assist Executive Director in the development of operational and public policy when requested
  • Assist in drafting marketing materials
  • Participate in production of annual events including Rex Morgan Award Ceremony
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to increase knowledge and customer service skills

Educational and Work Experience Requirements

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of work experience involving nonprofit organizations; four years of work experience including exposure to grant making processes is preferred. An advanced degree may be substituted for one year of work experience.
  • Knowledge of the SCFD and statutory operations are a plus.

NOTE: Duties, responsibilities and accountabilities may be modified at any time. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Sedentary to moderate physical work depending upon assignment; may require ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 pounds; may require lifting and carrying objects, regular standing, and walking; may require bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and climbing; eye/hand coordination for computer operation; may require eye/hand/foot coordination for operation of motor vehicle; vision to read reports and other written material; frequent speech and hearing to maintain communication with employees and constituents.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: Standard business and professional equipment and tools including computers.

To Apply
Please email cover letter and resume to with the subject “Program Manager Position.”  No phone calls please. Materials must be received by 5pm, Monday, March 6th to be considered for this position.

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District is an equal opportunity employer. The SCFD serves a diverse cultural community and public and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Community Events Coordinator


$23.35 - $30.77 Hourly
$4,047.33 - $5,333.33 Monthly
$48,568.00 - $64,000.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/13/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/27/17 11:59 PM
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 27, 2017 


The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.
The mission of the HCA division is to enrich and inspire people through places and programs that engage, celebrate and build community through heritage, culture and arts programs.  HCA operates within the Department Community Resources that is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood.  We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability.
Responsible for fulfilling the HCA mission through the coordination, oversight and implementation of large outdoor festivals, amphitheater programs, formal events and cosponsored event agreements. Arranges for new site programming of large events. Current events include Cider Days, Sounds Exciting! Summer Concerts, Rockin' Block Party and Lakewood Lights/Mayor's Tree Lighting.

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.)


  • Responsible for all aspects of outdoor community events located primarily at the Lakewood Heritage Center (LHC) but can also include other HCA related venues.
  • Develops an annual community events plan that is inclusive and builds upon participation by multiple audience bases.  Seeks and values collaborations with a variety of community organizations and businesses.
  • Assists with the development of budgets for all community events. Develops an annual community events plan that meets established revenue goals.
  • Working with the HCA teams, researches ideas for and develops new LHC community events which are revenue generating and align with HCA and the LHC museum's mission.
  • Serves as the lead staff person in the coordination of community events, including all aspects of planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Anticipates and manages day of event production, logistics and complications with the utmost professionalism.
  • Assumes additional City-event responsibilities as needed. 
  • Serves as a resource to other City staff as it relates to the planning and development of events.
  • Works closely with LHC Building Repair Technician to direct community event setups, strikes and logistical preparation measures.
  • Works with volunteer coordinator to ensure appropriate levels of volunteer support is provided for community events and other volunteer assignments.
  • Works closely with marketing staff to establish and implement effective event marketing and promotional plans. Promotes community events through public speaking.
  • Hires and supervises seasonal event assistants to provide logistical support during many community events.
  • Trains staff and volunteers on emergency procedures and protocol during events.
  • Facilitates communication and aligned processes with CR department events committee. Serves as a resource to other city staff.
  • Maintains an active role in the events community, stays abreast of new developments and best practices and incorporates new ideas as applicable.
  • Collaborates with Resource Development staff on overall business solicitation plan for community events.  
  • Supports museum operations and functions as an integral part of the LHC museum team.
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Maintains open, respectful and direct communication that values input from each other, our community and our patrons.
  • Exhibits professionalism and excellent customer service under stress.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and political acumen under pressure.
  • Requires regular and prompt attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Actively participates as a member of the LHC team in order to implement the museum's mission
  • Actively participates as a member of the HCA staff.
  • Collaborates with other members of the HCA division, Community Resources department, city departments, outside agencies, and community groups to plan and implement events.
  • Sells, services, and facilitates externally produced community events hosted at the Lakewood Heritage Center and other City venues as needed.
  • Actively involved in short and long term planning related to HCA facilities and programs as appropriate.
  • Conducts variable staff reviews consistent with the City's performance review system.
  • Works independently and as part of a team.
  • Actively participates in division staff meetings.

Supervision Received
Receives general supervision from the Heritage Center Administrator.

Supervision Given
Oversees the work of variable employees, interns and committee volunteers.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Bachelor's Degree in Humanities, Not-for-Profit Management or related field. 
Equivalent experience may be substituted for education.
A minimum of three years of experience in a leadership role producing large outdoor community events.
Experience producing large events (8,000 - 12,000 patrons) preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Access software applications.
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate organizational/interpersonal skills including the ability to work with people inside and outside of the City.
  • Skilled in written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to negotiate with variety of businesses, community volunteers and others on behalf of the HCA Division.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment/problem-solving skills in a professional, creative and timely fashion.
  • Ability to respond in a timely and accurate manner to requests from the public and others.
  • Ability to effectively direct the work efforts of variable staff, volunteers/interns.
  • Ability to work long hours including evenings and weekends at community events and programs as required.
  • Ability to deal with angry, frustrated, or upset individuals.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Criminal background check required.

Computer knowledge.
Knowledge of local, state and regional history.
Knowledge and experience in fundraising including the solicitation and sponsorship process related to events planning.

Lifting and Carrying
Lifting supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
Body Positions
Bending, kneeling, stooping and moving about from location to location.
Must be able to transport self to off-site locations.
Must be able to respond to requests in person and on the telephone.
Uses vision to work with computer as well as read memos and other written material.
Uses basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for working with budgets, income and expense reports and contracts.

Must remember details of planned events, contracts negotiated and commitments made.

Language Ability
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people. 

Must demonstrate sound decision-making ability regarding a variety of issues, at times under stressful situations.

Work involves frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
Work involves attending weekend and evening events.

Copy Machine
Audio Visual Equipment
Golf carts and/or other motorized vehicles
Dollies and other wheeled moving devices

Patron Service Representative (Full-Time)


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

Colorado Ballet Ticketing and Academy are two departments within Colorado Ballet. Colorado Ballet Academy’s mission is to provide the highest quality training for dancers wishing to pursue a career in ballet and offering community classes that are geared toward children, youth, and adults who want to explore an interest in dance in its various forms. Colorado Ballet Ticketing’s mission is to provide exceptional customer service to subscribers, donors and single ticket buyers who attend Colorado Ballet’s professional performances.

Position Summary

The Colorado Ballet Patron Representative is responsible for customer service for all of the departments of Colorado Ballet. Job duties include registering students for classes, selling tickets to performances, collecting/processing payments, interacting with all patrons in a professional way, answering phones and emails, and organizing various academy events. This position reports primarily to the Patron Service and Database Manager with dotted line reporting to the academy and development administration. This position is a full-time, benefited position with Colorado Ballet. (Monday-Friday 9am -5pm, with additional hours during performance weekends.)

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years general office and ticketing experience
  • History of exceptional customer service in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Proven experience working with a CRM or database system
  • Bookkeeping and/or basic accounting experience
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
  • Solid ability with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Dance background is a plus
  • Patience and the ability to remain positive and professional during stressful situations are essential

Position Duties and Functions

  • Primary contact for ticketing sales and subscriptions, development events and academy questions via phone and email
  • Responsible for on-line registering and tracking students, including data entry of customer information and processing payments
  • Providing administrative support to faculty and staff
  • Ability to work Box Office hours during show dates and times, which includes weekends and multiple dates in November and December.
  • Generating various management reports from the ticketing database
  • Other duties as assigned


Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:

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.

Position closes February 27, 2017.

Youth Program Intern

Butterfly Pavilion is seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist in implementing youth education programs as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in youth program development, volunteer management, nonprofit leadership, environmental education, informal science education, biology, and interpretation. 

Organization 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.


  • Assist Volunteer Program Manager and Education staff in development and implementation of Teen Volunteer Program
  • Participate in interviewing, selecting, training and supporting teens in summer program and year-round volunteering
  • Track hours in volunteer database, Volgistics
  • Interact and build relationships with Butterfly Pavilion Volunteers
  • Research and implement new ways of reaching out to potential volunteers
  • Become trained as an Exhibit Ambassador and Camp Leader; perform relevant duties as needed
  • Help develop and implement awards ceremony for end of summer season
  • Attend Butterfly Pavilion events as needed
  • Perform assessment of program during and after summer session is over


  • Holding or pursuing a degree in Youth Development or related field
  • Passion for youth development and volunteerism
  • Interest in conservation and the mission of Butterfly Pavilion
  • Creativity, technology skills (e.g. familiarity with Microsoft programs, social media and internet posting)
  • Flexibility, drive, leadership skills and the ability to work well both in a team and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to handle animals—all training provided onsite
  • Criminal background check
  • Spanish-speaking a plus
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Individuals of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Reports to:  Volunteer Program Manager
Deadline:  Open until filled
Duration of Internship:  4-8 months, depending on availability; ideal candidate will start in early spring (Jan/Feb) and work through the summer (August) to contribute to development of program and see those plans through.
Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week, depending on school requirements
Anticipated Start Date:  Negotiable - January/Feb for Spring Term,  May for Summer Term

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to: Julia McCleary, Volunteer Program Manager, at

Administrative Associate - Part-time


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

Think 360 Arts focuses on in-depth programming that helps children and their teachers learn to express themselves creatively toward the goal of using the arts as a tool for academic achievement, workforce preparedness and personal growth. Programs include: Artist in Schools Programs and After School Workshops; Educational Performances; Public Awareness Campaigns; and Professional Development for Classroom Teachers and Professional Teaching Artists. In 2015, Think 360 Arts served numerous schools and community venues, reaching 4,500 teachers and 40,000 students though programs in Colorado. In 2015, 80% of all our programs were presented in Title 1 schools.

Think 360 Arts is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and Young Audiences Arts for Learning.

This position reports to the Administrative Coordinator. Responsible for supporting the organization in an array of primarily administrative projects, events, and activities that serve Think 360 Arts. Complete other duties as assigned in all areas of responsibility.


60% General Office

  • Collect and sort daily mail, oversee large mailings for fundraising and program events.
  • Assist with light accounting and data entry.
  • Ensure office equipment is operating and meets operational needs (ongoing).
  • Be contact for building issues and community space reservations (ongoing).
  • Serve as liaison to the Program Director and Education Director.
  • Filing and general office organization support.
  • Schedule and manage Executive Director’s schedule.
  • Track donations and prepare thank you letters, and maintain accuracy in Salesforce database.
  • Assist with grant application process.

20% Special Events

  • Handle as needed:  RSVPs, registration, permitting, etc.
  • Assist with event logistics, and assist with staffing special events.

20% Marketing and Technology

  • Assist the maintenance of the Think 360 Arts website.
  • Respond to questions generated through the website. Monitor forums and public use as required.
  • Ensure Think 360 Arts office has current and working technology. Troubleshoots on any technology issues and coordinates timely resolution of problems.

Think 360 Arts is seeking an administrative associate with excellent administrative skills, a strong sense of creativity, a forward-thinking visual aesthetic, and excellent writing skills. Think 360 Arts is a collaborative organization that fosters learning throughout our staff, board, and teaching artist roster. Candidates must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, and additional experience with WordPress and Salesforce is desired. Applicant must have a solid understanding of social media platforms. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills as well as an interest in the value of arts in education are essential to success in this position.

The normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is a 20/hour week position. On occasion, hours outside of normal business hours may be assigned at the discretion of the Executive Director. The salary for this position is $12/hour.  

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to by Feb. 27, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and interviews held in March. The start date for this position is as soon as possible. No phone calls please.

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

Visitor Services Representative

8 positions available

Job Summary: Provides positive visitor experience through prompt, pleasant and courteous service. Processes transactions for items at Denver Botanic Gardens including, but not limited to, general admission, memberships, classes, events and tours. This position requires several forms of communication with the public, including but not limited to talking by phone, computer and in person interactions. The incumbent must have the ability to accurately enter data, count money and balance a cash drawer in a fast paced environment. Bilingual candidates, fluent in English and Spanish, are encouraged to apply.

Full-time, Part-time and Half-time positions available

Location: York Street

Compensation: $13 per hour

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED required. Minimum one year’s experience working in admissions in a museum/cultural environment or similar type organization preferred. Must be detail oriented and flexible and possess excellent inbound and outbound customer service phone skills as well as written and spoken communication skills and strong analytical skills. Strong computer skills in Windows-based applications, retail POS software management and Raiser’s Edge and ATMS software preferred.

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

Membership Manager

Butterfly Pavilion, a non-profit organization and one-of-a-kind educational venue, is seeking a Membership Manager. The Membership Manager will be responsible to develop, establish, execute, and maintain marketing, advertising, and promotional strategies to realize Butterfly Pavilion’s strategic goals.  The Membership Program at Butterfly Pavilion is poised for exponential growth in the next several years, and we are seeking someone to help lead this important initiative for 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 55,000 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 19 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.

Butterfly Pavilion strives to create a culture of accountability to our work and each other, so a work life balance is a priority. We emphasis health and life outside of work from wellness programs to 401K to fun Team Building challenges and group health benefits. Working at Butterfly Pavilion give you the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate people in a positive, friendly environment of learning and fun where the motto, “One Pavilion. One Team” means everything.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Create and implement a comprehensive strategic membership plan, including acquisition/recruitment and retention of new and existing members
  • Achieve specific revenue goals from membership sales, and create tactics to achieve these goals
  • Ensure an excellent member experience – and high retention rates – through the creation and implementation of a successful membership events, communications, and services program
  • Maintain accurate and current member databases, and ensure high quality records management
  • Develop and implement techniques to acquire new members
  • Create and guide content of membership marketing material – including e-mail, e-news, newsletters, brochures and other publications and mailings – in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications Department
  • Assist in the preparation membership department budget
  • Manage expenditures to budget
  • Serve as liaison for membership recognition in publications including: annual report, newsletter, and website
  • Manage data entry and reporting to ensure accurate and timely tracking of revenue and other reports
  • Work with team to identify strategies to cultivate certain members as donors
  • Train team members throughout the facility on membership sales tactics, and develop goals for each of these areas
  • With the leadership of the VP of Marketing and Communications, infuse a culture of membership throughout Butterfly Pavilion

Key Competencies:

  • Project/Time management
  • CRM knowledge
  • Detail oriented
  • Builds relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Initiative
  • Communication skills
  • Builds relationships


  • Candidate must have a four year college degree in a related field
  • Minimum four years of membership equivalent combination of marketing and membership experience
  • Minimum four years of experience in Excel
  • Proven experience in the development and execution of a strategic plans to retain, upgrade, and grow memberships
  • Database management experience and knowledge of CENTAMAN software preferred
  • Adherence to timeliness and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability and strong interpersonal skills
  • Salesmanship and the ability to inspire and motivate prospective members
  • Experience with new media technologies, such as blogs, twitter, and online social marketing preferred
  • High energy, positive, “can‐do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze statistical data and reports
  • Strong computer literacy is essential: Excel, PC; MS Office

Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link: 

Application Deadline: 5:00pm on Feb. 27, 2017

No Phone Calls or Drop Ins Please

Facilities Director

Department: Operations
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Operations
Direct Reports to: Maintenance/Fabrication Coordinator, Custodial Team (1 full-time and 1 part-time), and Exhibits Design/Fabrication Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Functions and Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborates with other departments for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs.
  • Coordinates schedules and special event operations for the purpose of ensuring required facilities preparation.
  • Develops long and short range maintenance plans/programs (e.g. emergency response plans, energy management plans, annual budget, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that Butterfly Pavilion resources are effectively utilized.
  • Project manages all site repairs/construction, facility improvement projects, preventive maintenance, etc., for the purpose of ensuring completion within established time frames, project scope and budget.
  • Inspects new construction, repair work, projects, equipment, work orders, daily maintenance and supplies for the purpose of ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently; specifications for major capital improvements are within local/state/federal regulations; and approving inspection reports and payment requests.
  • Completes projects on time and within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Recommends and manages new hires, promotions, termination and transfers for the purpose of maintaining staffing needs and productivity of the work force.
  • Researches new products, laws, regulations, etc., for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts and maintaining services.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all equipment and structures. Including, but not limited to: vehicles, HVAC, plumbing, automatic control systems, life support systems, hydraulic systems, etc. This plan must reflect compliance with all applicable federal and state codes, all AZA and USDA standards.
  • Develop and maintain a work order system that efficiently communicates needed repairs and allows for prioritizations and then quality control of all facilities departments
  • Prepare annual operating and capital maintenance budgets in conjunction with the VP of Finance and Senior Vice President of Operations
  • Prepare “Request for Proposal” with bid specifications for contracts for construction and equipment/facility maintenance. Coordinates and supervises all service vendors and construction contractors.
  • Review department capabilities and constantly evaluate the need and effectiveness for outsourcing specific functions as needed
  • Develop and maintain purchasing and efficient inventory system capable of providing adequate control of all parts and materials inventory purchases
  • Study and periodically review all utility supply contracts to determine greatest energy conservation and price competitiveness
  • Recommend training and development for in-house staff to maximize our capacity for maintenance of the property and all facilities
  • Conducts scheduled facility inspections to insure quality control and compliance with industry standards
  • Take a leadership role in zoo wide training in Fire and Life Safety issues and energy conservation
  • Oversees quality of workmanship throughout all departments, including exhibits


  • Project/Time management
  • Department knowledge
  • Detail oriented
  • Building teams
  • Conflict resolution
  • Initiative
  • Resource Management
  • Results and Goal Orientated

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years as a facilities manager, including supervising work teams
  • Proven skills in project management
  • Experience leading safety teams, and adhering to safety practices
  • Ability to operate equipment used in the building trades and planning and managing projects
  • Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required
  • Experience with SmartSheet or other similar project management tools
  • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applicable codes related to the development, maintenance and construction of facilities


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 7+ years of experience

Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link:

Application Deadline: 5:00pm of February 26th

No Phone Calls or Drop Ins Please 

Exhibits Design and Fabrication Manager

Department: Operations
Reports to: Facilities Director
Direct Reports to: Part-Time Exhibit Specialist
FLSA Status:  Exempt

Butterfly Pavilion is seeking an Exhibits Design and Fabrication Manager the will conceptualize exhibits, and fabricate them, with support from our Facilities Group.  Working in conjunction with interpretation, curatorial, and marketing teams to establish direction and theming for new exhibits, and developing plans to upgrade existing exhibits.  This position will design and build with guest experience and safety, project budget and timeline and organizational mission and quality standards.

Essential Functions and Areas of Responsibility

  • Work with Exhibits Development team to gather, define, understand, and spatially plan the exhibit theme, subject matter, content
  • Creates concept drawings, renderings, hand drawings and models that support fund development efforts as related to exhibit funding opportunities
  • Research and understand zoo industry best practices in support of creating innovative and sustainable guest experiences, including multimedia and multilingual options
  • Identifies, prices and coordinates materials and vendors during design and production phases on all exhibit projects
  • Project manages all aspects of the exhibit production process
  • Work with Facility Director to establish timelines, estimates, detailed scheduled and budgets related to all exhibits projects
  • Creates an accurate and organized archive of work to be accessible to future users
  • Prototype and test guest exhibit components
  • Manage selection and evaluation of exhibit components from concept through implementation
  • Coordinate and manage contractors, interns and/or volunteers as needed
  • Demonstrate effective personnel and project management with a variety of departmental, interdepartmental and external collaborative teams
  • Construct and install high quality exhibit components using current best practices in material choice and use

Additional Duties

  • Participate as a member of Pavilion staff and adhere to Pavilion policies, procedures, mission, vision and values
  • Contribute to the performance evaluation process
  • Coordinate with community partners/vendors to develop awareness of exhibits and education efforts to help drive fund development efforts


  • Project/Time management
  • Department/Job knowledge
  • Detail oriented
  • Building teams
  • Conflict resolution
  • Initiative
  • Resource Management
  • Results and Goal Orientated

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years in exhibition design and fabrication, including supervising work teams
  • Proven skills in project management
  • Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required
  • Experience with SmartSheet or other similar project management tools
  • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applicable codes related to the development, maintenance and construction of exhibits


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 7+ years of experience

Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link:

Application Deadline: 5:00pm of February 26th

No Phone Calls or Drop Ins Please 

Museum Director

Closing Date: 5 PM March 3, 2017
Apply online at
Hiring Range: $6,969 - $7744/MO
Division: Museum 
Department: Community Services 
Regular Full –Time with benefits
Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 5:00pm

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Director of Community Services, the Museum Director provides leadership and overall management and growth of a variety of cultural programs at the Longmont Museum, Stewart Auditorium, and the Art in Public Places program including strategic planning; fiscal management; fund raising and development; staff development and supervision; planning and development of museum and auditorium programs, exhibitions, collections and archives; the Art in Public Places program and collection; performance measurement; marketing and community outreach.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Manage the overall operations of the Longmont Museum and Stewart Auditorium; its operational policies and procedures, and its programmatic initiatives. Develop long-range strategic plans and annual work plans and oversee their implementation in conjunction with the Museum staff, Director of Community Services, Museum Advisory Board, Museum patrons, and community stakeholders. Supervise historical research, interpretive planning, and implementation through educational programming and exhibitions. Develop a high profile slate of temporary exhibitions that are curated in-house or borrowed from other museums or exhibition organizations and that increase attendance and bring a diverse audience to the Museum. Serve as a leader in the planning and execution of region-wide cultural initiatives. Recruit, select, develop, supervise, and evaluate the performance of professional, administrative, temporary, and grant-funded employees. Oversee the storage of a collection of over 15,000 historical objects that tell the story of the St. Vrain Valley in accordance with standards set by the American Alliance of Museum. Oversee collection accession and deaccession program with Curator of History and Museum Advisory Board. Develop a slate of culturally significant programs and performances for the Stewart Auditorium that attracts visitors from Longmont and beyond. Create a program that appeals to a diverse audience, enhances the Museum’s existing exhibitions and programs, partners with existing performance groups in the region, and produces original content as time and resources allow. Prepare and manage the Museum and Stewart Auditorium annual operating budget, the Museum Trust Fund and other donation accounts in accordance with City policies and procedures. Monitor and prepare revenue and expense reports. Develop and implement strategies to generate operating revenue from exhibition admission fees, box office and Museum gift shop sales, space rental fees, and educational program fees, in conjunction with the City's financial policies. Oversee Museum space rental program, including contract management, staffing, and maintaining a schedule that balances the cultural mission of the Museum and Stewart Auditorium and the demand for the use of space by other City divisions, departments, outside community groups and private individuals, businesses, and corporations. Prepare grant proposals to support Museum exhibitions, programs, and events; manage funds and prepare required grant reports. Develop and implement fundraising strategies that support exhibitions, programs and performances. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan designed to grow attendance at exhibitions, programs and performances. Serve as a public relations and large projects/events contact to further promote the Museum programs and services. Build and nurture relationships with community partners that promote the museum's role in promoting tourism, attracting industry, and serving as a catalyst for economic development in Longmont. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. This work requires vision sufficient to read normal printed materials and to use personal computer. Clear, concise writing skills required for communicating with staff, Advisory Board, and the public. Must be able to interact cooperatively and effectively with co-workers and the public. Be able to work with little or no supervision or alone as well as with people of varying ages and abilities. Must be flexible and able to organize and work on several complex projects concurrently.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in history, museum studies, anthropology, art history, education or relevant field and ten years of increasing responsible museum management experience. Some experience working in a smaller institution and involvement in all dimensions of museum operations is desired. Prior public sector and business management experience is a plus. Five to eight years of supervisory experience preferred, or demonstrated skills/training in supervision. An advanced degree in Museum Studies or relevant area is highly desirable.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Time on March 3, 2017. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at For more information call (303) 651-8609.

Facilities Business Support

Are you the kind of person who likes being the glue of a department? The person who keeps the wheels on the car? Do you want to be behind the scenes to see the inner workings of one of the nation’s leading museum? If so, this may be the job for you.

We are the largest museum in Denver and have over 715,000 square feet that is dedicated to exhibits, IMAX, Planetarium, retail shops, restaurant and meeting areas for special events. Behind the scenes we have a newly built archival storage area for all of our collections; the top floor – the Pent House – is dedicated for HVAC and electrical systems, and also is the entry to our rooftop which houses our solar panels to help mitigate our electrical needs. Not to mention the labyrinth of hallways and offices where our employees work. It’s a big space and there is a team that ensures that all of the components of that space are working. That’s our Facilities Department.  

Job Description:
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is looking for a Facilities Business Support I to join our team! In this position, you will provide administrative support, such as maintaining records, building contracts, work orders, and performance reports for the Facilities Department, which includes Building Operations, Building Services and Security. The Facilities Business Support I will ensure smooth, accurate and timely operations in order to meet project, department, and Museum goals while upholding a safe, environmentally controlled, and attractive facility. As a representative of the Facilities Department, you will act as the ‘go-to’ person for routine information and problem solving.

As the Facilities Business Support I, you will maintain schedules, attend meetings, and support the Facilities Department with budgets, financial records, and PO Processing. 


  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 1 years’ experience providing administrative support to a large department required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by February 20, 2017 to: will not be accepted after this time.

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

Communications Manager

Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: 17155 W. 44th Ave, Golden, CO. 80403
Compensation: DOE with Benefits

About the Colorado Railroad Museum
Founded in 1959, the Colorado Railroad Museum preserves and conveys the rich history of railroading in the Rocky Mountain region through acquisition, research, exhibition, and education. The Museum is continuing to develop a guest experience featuring engaging interactive exhibits, a library that is an important resource nationally, and a well-landscaped and -presented site. Visitation at the Museum has grown at an incredible rate – from 2,000 people in 1961 to almost 100,000 in 2016. The Museum operates steam-powered excursions on select weekends, and annually hosts the popular "Day Out with Thomas," "Polar Express," and other family-oriented events designed to reach a broader audience. Visitors to the Museum can view over 100 pieces of railroad equipment, and during special steam-ups, may even ride behind the oldest operational locomotive in Colorado, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 346. Patrons also have the opportunity to visit the operational roundhouse and turntable. The Museum has been recognized as one of 25 top cultural attractions (Denver Business Journal) and one of the top ten paid attractions in the Denver Metro area (2006-2013, Longwoods study).

Communications Manager oversees and coordinates the communications program at the Colorado Railroad Museum with the goal of building and maintaining a professional, diverse, and effective array of communications tools that align with and serve the organizations mission, goals, and objectives. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains annual written plan and budget for Communications with measurable goals and benchmarks for short and long term goals
  • Ensures brand/visual identity aligns with mission and brand elements are incorporated consistently and appropriately across communications platforms
  • Oversees/produces all formal communications through news media, advertising, direct mail, email, social media, website including all marketing collateral materials, press releases, press materials, ad design
  • Contracts and oversees service providers such as printers, outdoor, print, radio and tv media buys.
  • Secures media sponsorships
  • Keeps event outreach materials, booth and displays current and available
  • Represents the Museum at various professional and community meetings such as SCC Marketing Committee, Visit Denver, and the Colorado Tourism Office
  • Project manager and ‘face’ of marketing programs.  This includes, but is not limited to: conceptualization, objectives, functional specifications/processes, promotions, schedules, resources, coordinating with various departments and vendors, budget coordination, post reports, etc. Ensure program completion and success.  
  • Responsible for developing along with the Executive Director and Multimedia Coordinator a social media strategy. Collaborates on the content development for all social media channels.


  • Analytical, conceptual, and strategic thinking
  • Proven success in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing/PR campaigns and branding/awareness strategies, with ability to tailor and prioritize communications outpost for different audiences, goals, and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to define goals, set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of data-driven analytics/metrics
  • Experience with event planning and logistics, publicity planning and marketing
  • Strong interpersonal, public and presentation skills
  • Desire experience with website content management, especially WordPress
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Adobe CS6, WordPress
  • Strong fiscal management
  • Discretion, maturity and composure, especially under pressure

To apply:
Send one PR/Marketing writing sample along with cover letter and resume detailing relevant experience to Type “Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Marketing Coordinator

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 55,000 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 19 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.

Butterfly Pavilion strives to create a culture of accountability to our work and each other, so a work life balance is a priority. We emphasis health and life outside of work from wellness programs to 401K to fun Team Building challenges and group health benefits. Working at Butterfly Pavilion give you the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate people in a positive, friendly environment of learning and fun where the motto, “One Pavilion. One Team” means everything.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  •  Assist in the development of marketing plans, implement marketing tactics, and manage project timelines for internal departments. – E.g. Membership, Gift Shop, Visitor Services, Programming, and Science & Research and MARCOM specific projects.
  • Working closely with a graphic artist, oversee the design, printing, and distribution of all collateral and advertising materials.
  • Track industry trends and offer innovative strategies to boost marketing and promotional efforts.
  • Ensure brand standards are being adhered to throughout facility.
  • Manage the implementation of external advertising placements and online calendar updates – print and online.
  • Collaborate with MARCOM team to determine radio and television advertising tactics– i.e. details of buys, track and help implement value added offerings, supply radio scripts, and help create television ads working in conjunction with video designer and audio talent.
  • Update content and maintain of Butterfly Pavilion website.
  • Collaborate with MARCOM team and other departments for the development of social media calendar and content for all social media outlets.
  • Post and distribute content for Butterfly Pavilion via Facebook, Twitter, YouTub, Google +, Pinterest, and other platforms. 
  • Assist in the development of content for email blasts and target audience marketing campaigns.
  • Manage email blasts, e-newsletter distribution and evites.

Key Competencies:

  • Project/time management
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Department knowledge
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative thinking
  • Initiative
  • Builds relationships


  • Business or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional qualifications.
  • Experience in all aspects of developing and maintaining marketing strategies.
  • Proven experience in customer and market research.
  • Experience working closely with a graphic artist to design collateral.
  • Experience serving as a spokesperson on camera and over the air. 

Museum Educator

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) 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 Director of Education 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


  • 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


  • 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

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 or mail to Nicole Dial-Kay, Director of Education, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed in 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.

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.

Development and Membership Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION: Regular part-time, non-exempt (15-20 hours/week)
REPORTS TO: Development Manager

Job Summary
The Development and Membership Coordinator will be responsible for sustaining and growing The Hudson Gardens & Event Center’s Membership program and supporting other fund development efforts. Primary responsibilities are concentrated on the execution of the Membership program including acquisition, fulfillment, renewal, communication, data entry, and reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer the DonorSnap donor database, including:
    • Process and enter contributions as they are received, including memberships, donations, tribute gifts, grants, and in-kind donations.
    • Prepare acknowledgment letters for all gifts received.
    • Maintain accurate donor records, both electronic and hard copy.
  • Process and fulfill all new and renewed memberships.
  • Write and design member correspondences, including but not limited to membership letters, renewal notices, newsletters, and appeals in electronic and printed formats.
  • Prepare regular membership reports as requested.
  • Reconcile membership revenues and expenses.  
  • Coordinate all aspects of bulk membership mailings.
  • Participate in program development and research. 
  • Coordinate with vendors and order materials and supplies. 
  • Develop and execute one to three annual member activities and/or events. 
  • Develop and implement member acquisition and upgrade programs.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and accurate, timely response to member inquiries and issues.
  • Process in-kind donation requests. 
  • Assist with organization-wide special events.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Experience working with donor/CRM databases (DonorSnap preferred).
  • Customer service experience.
  • Previous not-for-profit experience in a similar capacity preferred.
  • Experience with MailChimp or email marketing software preferred.

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

Visit our Career Center to apply.  Please, no phone calls or drop-ins.  This position is open until filled.

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

Beekeeping Internship

To Apply:  Send both cover letter and resume to Julia McCleary, Butterfly Pavilion Volunteer Program Manager, at

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.

Position OverviewThe Beekeeping Intern will work closely with the Entomologist to manage Butterfly Pavilion's 40 beehives.

Length of commitment: This is a seasonal position that will run from April 1-November 1. Sixteen hours per week, on either a Friday or a Saturday.

Key Responsibilities: NOTE: All responsibilities will be performed as an assistant to the Entomologist or Lead Zookeeper. Intern will always be supervised while working in the apiaries.

  • Construct and paint new equipment.
  • Set up and install new hives in spring.
  • Perform weekly health checks on bees.
  • Move bees as necessary.
  • Clean and organize bee yard.
  • Help set up for Beekeeping Bootcamp classes.
  • Feed or medically treat bees, as determined by Entomologist.
  • Keep records of bee health.
  • Complete a project related to honey bee research or education.
  • Extract honey.
  • Rear and breed bumble bee colonies for research and display.

Initial Impact:  As part of its Pollinator Awareness through Conservation Education, Butterfly Pavilion will support 40 hives in two different apiaries. Care for these hives will directly result in increased pollination in the Denver Metro Area and bring awareness to issues surrounding pollination declines.

Sustainable Outcome: The selected intern will have hands-on beekeeping training, work with experts in the subject area, learn the biology and physiology of honey bees, learn the environmental factors that affect honey bees, and be exposed to the day-to-day events surrounding honey bee management. This will allow the intern to acquire skills in animal husbandry, equipment construction, animal records and invertebrate medical treatment.

Training & Support: Beekeeping intern will receive individual training and supervision from Butterfly Pavilion's Entomologist. Training will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Bee hive installation
  • Apiary management
  • Bee health monitoring and record keeping
  • Bee disease and parasite mitigation
  • Honey extraction
  • Bumble bee life cycle, husbandry, and management

Beekeeping intern will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while working in the hives.

Qualifications & Skills: This is a specialized position which will require an application and interview. Not all candidates are guaranteed an interview or position. To apply for the position, candidate must submit a resume and cover letter detailing the following qualifications:

  • Interest in entomology and beekeeping
  • Experience working with insects, Hymenoptera preferred
  • Pursuing or holding a degree in Biological Sciences or related field
  • Ability to follow safety protocols
  • Ability and willingness to follow verbal directions
  • No sensitivity or allergies to insect stings
  • Ability to work long hours in all weather, including hot, dry summer conditions
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs
  • Individuals of all ethnic backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply

Benefits to Intern: Intern will get individual, specialized training on all aspects of beekeeping. Intern will also be invited to attend formal beekeeping classes hosted by Butterfly Pavilion's Entomologist. University credit may be available.

Associate Director of Protective Services

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) seeks an experienced leader to oversee the development, implementation, and operationalization of life safety, emergency preparedness, fire prevention, and other programs designed to keep the museum’s staff, volunteers, visitors, buildings, and artworks safe and well-cared for.    

About the DAM:

Christoph Heinrich, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM since 2010, has put into place a vision of dynamic programming for visitors, including families. This program includes destination exhibitions, and rotating permanent-collection installations. The DAM is committed to implementing ambitious, large-scale exhibitions of art from around the world, and exploring new and dynamic ways of engaging audiences.

Today, with a staff of 250 and an annual operating budget of $26M, the DAM is one of the 15 largest museums in the AAMD (Association of Art Museum Directors). The museum is currently planning for a major renovation of its original building designed by architect Gio Ponti, the North Building. Designing, planning, and then implementing the full complement of security components and subsequent operationalization of the overall program on the newly renovated campus will be critical to the short-and long-term success of the museum. The Associate Director of Protective Services will play a crucial role in this process.

About the Opportunity:

The Associate Director of Protective Services reports to the Director of Protective and Facilities Services and is a senior member of the department overseeing all department personnel, processes, procedures, technology, and management thereof. The Associate Director of Protective Services plays a critical role both internally and externally and is a key representative of the museum to visitors, volunteers, employees, city agencies and the public as a whole.  

The successful candidate for this position will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Design and develop policies and procedures and assure proper implementation and enforcement by department personnel.
  • Active management of all full-and part-time department personnel. This includes hiring, ensuring the establishment and communication of performance objectives, training, coaching, assessing performance, and all other employment matters for department staff, working 24 hours per day.
  • Plan and direct a comprehensive and on-going training program for all department personnel and other necessary staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee the investigation, recording, distribution and archiving of all accidents, injuries, fires, property theft or damage, and other incidents.
  • Collaborate as required with exhibitions, collections and curatorial staff to define and implement protective services (physical, procedural, and technical) in galleries or exhibition spaces.
  • Supervise the design, installation, maintenance, and service for the alarm systems, communications, locking devices, access control and CCTV systems.
  • Oversee the maintenance and operation of the fire prevention, fire detection, and sprinkler systems.
  • Manage the museum’s central master keying database: issues and receives back issued keys and completes an annual report of keys issued and keys lost or stolen. 
  • Updates and tests the effectiveness of the department’s technical systems and makes recommendations for the update of existing technology and devices to enhance the existing security program.
  • Establish and oversee the department’s operational budgets.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of seven years previous experience in security operations with direct museum experience preferred.   
  • A minimum of five years’ experience managing a diverse staff.
  • Experience in fire protection, emergency preparedness.
  • ASIS board certified as a Certified Protection Professional is required at time of hire or within two years of hire.
  • IFCPP certification as a Certified Institutional Protection Manager is required at time of hire or within a one year period after hire.
  • Ability to meet the department’s established physical standards.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, problem solving and organizational skills and the ability to effectively handle high levels of daily stress.
  • Previous experience in a museum environment a plus.
  • Advanced understanding of technology in a high security environment, including: alarms, access control, and CCTV systems.
  • Above average computer, business writing skills and policy development.
  • Experience in investigative and interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of physical security, law enforcement, crowd control, and code compliance.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Effective presentation, negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 101 Life Safety Codes
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 909 Standards for Protection of Cultural Property
  • Working knowledge of the Protection of Assets standards from American Society for Industrial Security. 
  • Experience in emergency management practices and management of critical incidents.
  • Knowledge of key system design, implementation and established key system maintenance and rekeying standards.

About Denver:

The Denver Metro Statistical Area is over 2.7 million people, and the region had the second fastest growth rate of the top 22 metro-areas in the US, second only to Houston. The Mile High City is now larger than Washington, Boston, and Atlanta. Despite its size, Denver is a livable, friendly city where many DAM staff walk or bike to work. Its temperate climate boasts 300 days of sunshine per year.

Arts, culture, and creativity are fully integrated into daily life, work and play in Denver. The city is known for its public art, downtown theatre district, indie music scene, art districts, creative-sector businesses, and microbreweries and distilleries, to name a few features that make Denver special. 

Outdoor activities abound. Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or biking at nearby resorts such as Loveland (only 50 minutes from downtown), Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain, or travel to Aspen or Vail. Draw inspiration from the areas unrivaled natural beauty at Mt. Evans, Denver Mountain Parks, or nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Visit for additional information about Denver.

This is full-time position with benefits. If you are interested in this position, please use the online application process on the website: 
Deadline for application is February 28, 2017.

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

Managing Director

Opera Colorado is a dynamic, growing opera company located in Downtown Denver whose productions are recognized for their extraordinary artistry and innovation encompassing a broad range of repertoire including contemporary works. The Company has become known for its outstanding Education and Community Engagement Programs supported by a vibrant Young Artist Program which focuses on the development of young American talent through main stage performance, community education programs and state-wide touring productions.

The Managing Director is a key finance and administration leadership position within the company, providing the General Director with input for increased administrative efficiency and financial oversight and planning. The Managing Director works alongside and reports to the General Director. The Managing Director ensures the smooth running of the daily operations through oversight of the Contributed and Earned Income staff, Finance staff and daily organizational functions. This position works as part of a Senior Management team which also includes the Director of External Affairs and Marketing, Director of Education and Community Engagement Programs, the Director of Development and Director of Production. Extensive experience in financial management and in not-for-profit arts administration is required. The selected candidate will have demonstrated that he/she can provide self-initiated management and financial leadership to advance the company’s mission, artistic vision and strategic plans.

Executive Leadership:

  • Contributes to the work of the Executive Management team in creating a positive and creative day-to-day work environment for the staff that inspires open communication, teamwork and a culture of respect. Serves as a model of leadership, enthusiasm and good humor.
  • Develops business and organizational strategies in support of the company’s 5-year strategic plan, initiates recommendations for improvement of strategies based on research and analyses. Oversee implementation of strategies and initiatives.
  • Oversees the Directors of External Affairs and Marketing, Development, Education & Community Engagement and Production with regards to day-to-day operational and financial matters.
  • Partners with the Director of External Affairs and Marketing and the Director of Development to execute plans for increasing earned and contributed income. Marketing and audience development campaigns are essential areas of focus.
  • Works with the Executive Management team to generate financial and administrative reports for the General Director and Board of Directors.
  • Leads staff in achieving monthly goals and completing administrative tasks.
  • Chairs weekly staff meetings to review administrative strategies to achieve established goals and outcomes.

Staff/Human Resource Management:

  • Ensures that all human resource policies are maintained and adhered to by all those working to support the company.
  • Partner with the Development and Marketing team to create effective marketing, fundraising and audience development campaigns to exceed goals.
  • Facilitates the daily movement of the high volume of information and communication flowing through the company’s office.
  • Performs all Human Resources-related duties such as maintaining and distributing employee handbooks, negotiating and administering the company’s benefits program including health care, 403B retirement, life insurance, vacation and sick leave.
  • Oversees the company’s annual performance review process and serves as the chief point of contact for employee conflict resolution and discipline.

Financial Management:

  • Leads the company’s financial department. Analyzes operational and financial data and prepares forecasts and projections.
  • Generates all financial reports needed for the General Director, Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and for grant proposals and reports.
  • Develops controls and monitors accounting procedures to support all financial preparation, reporting and transactions including annual budgets, payroll, and reconciliation for multiple funds. As needed, upgrades best practices.
  • Works collaboratively with the General Director and Executive Management Team to create annual income and expense budgets.
  • Tracks weekly/monthly contributed and earned revenue and pledges, and reports directly to the Executive Management Team. Works closely with the General Director on cash flow projections, contributed income projections and managing expenses in order to achieve balanced and/or surplus budgets annually.
  • Responsible for all bank accounts, credit card accounts and other financial instruments as required.
  • Completes and files all local, state and federal reports necessary to maintain the company’s 501-C3 status and complying with all IRS regulations.
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the finance committee and prepares all supporting documentation for the annual audit.
  • Serves as the primary financial liaison between Opera Colorado and the Opera Colorado Foundation [a separate 501-C3 Endowment supporting Opera Colorado operations], and prepares all supporting documentation for the Foundation’s annual audit.
  • Takes primary responsibility for the preparation of financial materials required for an annual audit, and to complete proposals and reports for institutional grants, particularly with respect to project budgets and final financial reporting.
  • Tracks accrual and usage of vacation time, sick time, and compensatory time for exempt employees.

IT/General Operations:

  • Manages and completes all SCFD [Scientific and Cultural Facilities District] financial reporting.
  • Oversees the purchasing and management of all IT equipment and works collaboratively with IT support providers to ensure the efficiency and security of all IT equipment.
  • Oversees all rental contracts related to performance facilities, office and warehouse space.
  • Serves as an important member of the Opera Colorado negotiating team in union contract negotiations.


  • Degree in business and/or arts administration.
  • 5+ years of experience in non-profit financial and administrative management, preferably in a performing arts organization.
  • Direct experience in leading a staff of five or more.
  • Deep appreciation for opera and the performing arts.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities effectively.
  • Experience in human resource management.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of employment laws and best practices.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of accounting laws and best practices.
  • Experience negotiating and issuing contracts.
  • Experience managing significant project budgets and schedules.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven strong administrative and systems development skills, with attention to details.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite 2010 and Windows 7 Professional environment.
  • Excellent skills at managing financial and database software.
  • Excellent skills in analyzing financial and organizational data, and in creating easily understandable reports.
  • Networking and business development skills are a plus.


  • A mission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to Opera Colorado’s mission, artistic vision and values.
  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
  • A flexible and creative individual who can find alternative ways to reach objectives when barriers arise; a skilled negotiator.
  • A team builder\peace keeper – confident and competent, with strong skills in management and leadership; one who understands the subtleties of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities with different work styles.
  • Emotionally mature with a good sense of humor and the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations.

Send resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) references to:
Greg Carpenter, General Director

Compensation: Compensation, including a generous benefits plan, is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Materials must be received by February 27, 2017 to be considered by the search committee.

Zookeeper Internship - Entomology

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 1,600 free-flying butterflies, provide visitors of all ages with an unforgettable experience. We are the zoo of small wonders and BIG experiences! 

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


  • 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.


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

Reports to:  Curatorial Team
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, depending on school requirements

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   

Start Dates:  

  • Spring - January 10th
  • Summer - May 23rd
  • Fall - August 29th

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

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to: Julia McCleary, Volunteer Program Manager at

Director of Facilities Management

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 Director of Facilities Management. The Director of Facilities Management oversees the management, maintenance, and security of all buildings and infrastructure for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). DCPA’s facilities total over 330,000 square feet and include: office buildings; a multi-use live theater complex comprised of four major theater spaces and premier event spaces; one warehouse; one cabaret style theatre; and 42 residential condominium units in multiple locations with multiple uses. 

The Director of Facilities Management leads teams in the areas of preventative maintenance, facility repair, calibration and environmental services, safety, security services, and custodial services. This position is also responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering strategies for reducing the environmental impact of all facilities as well as implementation of energy savings measures and all reduction in facilities operating costs.   

Primary skills include:

  • Facilities Management. Responsible for the efficient management of day-to-day operation and maintenance of all the DCPA properties - directing the maintenance, operation, repair, and replacement of all HVAC systems and associated equipment, electrical distribution equipment, plumbing systems, building interior/​exterior repair, and related grounds for all the DCPA’s facilities.
  • Operational Budgeting. Manages a departmental budget of over $3M annually including creation of the department’s annual budget in partnership with Facilities Department’s Business Manager, DCPA’s Accounting Department, and the VP of Facilities Management and Event Services.  Provides insight into quarterly budget forecasts and works to maintain operating efficiencies that contribute toward meeting or exceeding operational budgets year over year.
  • Security and Safety Services. Provide leadership and management of the DCPA’s Security and Safety efforts by planning, implementing, and supervising the DCPA’s Security and Safety Department. Partners with the supervisor of Security & Loss Prevention to develop and implement security systems, processes, policies and procedures.  Responsible for ensuring DCPA’s compliance with all federal, state and local agencies.
  • Custodial Services. Provides the direction and supervision of DCPA’s in-house custodial team engaged in the care, cleaning and general maintenance of DCPA’s Bonfils Theatre Complex. Directs the best possible standard of cleanliness, maintenance, and sanitation in all public areas, office areas and common areas of the complex. Contracts and directs outsourced custodial services as required.
  • Capital planning & reserve analysis. Evaluates recommends and justifies major capital equipment and purchases and works with the Director of Capital Project Management to identify, plan, and coordinate major capital projects throughout the DCPA.
  • Board Representation. Represent the DCPA and the Bonfils Foundation in active participation on the Board of Directors for the Brooks Tower Homeowner’s Association.
  • Enforces established quality assurance standards, including initial quality standards and directs the follow up of any warranty work. 
  • Active participation in strategic leadership activities throughout the DCPA at the Director level.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager. 

Requirements Include:                                                 

  • Advanced knowledge of all building operating systems including but not limited to: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire/life safety, emergency egress, fire suppression, building automation systems, pneumatic and digital HVAC controls.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulatory safety standards (HMIS, OSHA, Hot Work, Wood Dust safety, etc.)
  • High-level knowledge of electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Previous experience implementing a capital reserve analysis.
  • A minimum of 15 years Facilities Management experience with experience managing a diverse workforce.
  • Proficiency with various computer applications, including Microsoft Office and building automation systems.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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 No phone calls please.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive organization. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE M/F/D/V 

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

Please include your schedule availability (all days of the week and times you are available to work).

Position remains open until filled.


Erin Boyce
Staffing and Training Manager
The Children's Museum of Denver
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211

Executive Director 

Bluff Lake Nature Center (BLNC) is a growing nonprofit agency that owns and manages an urban natural area and outdoor environmental science classroom in northeast Denver. The refuge is home to an abundance of animals and native plants, which thrive in a variety of habitats. Serving nearly 4,000 elementary school students each year, most of them from highpoverty schools, BLNC brings the outdoor environment into the lives of underserved students. BLNC works to preserve and restore our 123-acre site, enhancing native habitat along a critical urban riparian corridor. We also host a variety of other educational community programs and events.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has announced funding for projects across the state designed to get kids and families outdoors. A total of $13.5 million is being allocated across the state in Phase 1 of this effort, including $2.7 million to the GoWild Northeast Metro Coalition. Of that, approximately $240,000 will be allocated to five projects at Bluff Lake
over the next three years.

BLNC’s Executive Director, along with the board of directors, is responsible for the organization’s fundraising and outreach efforts, as well as the overall vision of the organization. The Executive Director thinks and plans strategically and inspires community members to become more engaged in the work of BLNC. The Executive Director implements and develops policies and plans, and organizes, coordinates, and manages the programs and activities of BLNC. The Executive Director manages a current annual budget of $500,000 and supervises a small staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Commitment to public land conservation and science education.
  • An appreciation of BLNC’s history, mission, and role in Colorado’s habitat preservation and nature education efforts.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in organization leadership.
  • Proven track record with fundraising particularly in working with foundations and individual donors; some experience with developing robust earned income revenue streams.
  • Familiarity with public agency processes and working with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Comfortable being involved in a variety of tasks, from office administration and personnel questions, to public speaking, direct asks of donors, and program development.
  • Experience in working with a governing board and other volunteers to achieve goals.
  • Knowledgeable about grant writing with proven success in obtaining significant grants; ability to oversee effective grant development and to identify important new grant opportunities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A visionary leader with strong motivational and communication skills.
  • Some experience with experiential education and/or habitat preservation or renewal.
  • Strong connections in the Colorado philanthropic community and experience with capital or other significant fundraising campaigns.
  • Master's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Natural Resources, Nonprofit Management, or a related field.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this leadership position by sending a current resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at All applications are to be submitted electronically. To learn more about the inspiring work of Bluff Lake Nature Center and the details of this position, please visit us at

BLNC shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital, parental or military status, or membership, participation, or association with any employee organization. We provide equal employment and volunteer opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and abilities.

Plant Select® Executive Director

Organizational and Position Description:

Plant Select® is a program designed to seek out and distribute the very best plants for gardens from the High Plains to the Intermountain Region and beyond. Plant Select® is a 501-C3 Colorado Corporation cooperatively administered by a Board of Directors comprised of equal representation from Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and Horticultural professionals. Plant Select® is currently composed of the following entities: Board, Marketing Committee, Propagation Committee, ad hoc committees, members, cooperators, licensees, evaluators, demonstration gardens, students, staff, and volunteers.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for developing and executing an action plan with measurable outcomes from the Board Strategic Vision. An additional primary responsibility is the management of the operational relationships with the Plant Select® board, standing committees and ad hoc committees. In this role, the ED will require extensive board and committee service as well as careful attention to detail, implementation of educational outreach and research programs, volunteer coordination, plant exploration, monitoring and enforcing germplasm security, plant evaluation, contract administration, marketing and public relations.

The Executive Director administers an operating budget from funds collected from plant sale royalties, membership dues and grant funding. Responsibilities include participating actively in enforcing payment of membership and royalty fees to bolster income, serving as primary spokesperson for Plant Select® by coordinating media contact (e.g. articles for popular and scientific publications, speaking to the media and diverse audiences to enhance organizational support), monitoring and enforcing usage of Plant Select® and plant trade names, and patents, planning and development of all marketing and public relations materials, oversight role in coordinating evaluation programs of prospective germplasm, and identifying sources of and coordinating acquisition of prospective plant germplasm.

Characteristics of the Position:

Under general parameters defined by the Plant Select® Board, and with reasonable autonomy, perform a wide variety of duties to effectively manage the Plant Select® program including, but not limited to the following general items:  committees; enforcement of Plant Select logo and trade names; germplasm acquisition; revenue generation; budget; educational outreach; communication; public relations; marketing; plant evaluation; demonstration gardens; archives; web site; development and execution of strategic action plan, and license agreements. Responsible for interpreting and enforcing existing policies and methods relating to the management of Plant Select® and its assigned staff, by maintaining records, making regular contacts with committee members, members, cooperators, licensees, evaluators, horticultural professionals and the public.

Position location is flexible to either Northern Colorado (CSU) or Denver Metro Area (DBG).

Career Type: Full-time

Compensation: Salary will commensurate with experience. Executive Director has a unique opportunity to interface with both Colorado State University and Denver Botanic Gardens.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Possession of a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in horticulture, botany, biology, plant taxonomy, plant sciences or business administration; and
  2. Requires at least five years of progressively responsible professional management and supervisory experience in non-profit managed organizations.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Requires proficient knowledge of: management practices with an emphasis on team and committee dynamics, multi-disciplinary group dynamics.
  • Requires ability to: communicate clearly and succinctly to diverse audiences; effectively manage multiple and diverse programs; identify, pursue and secure supplemental funding; design comprehensive protocols for efficient management and monitoring of diverse documentation and evaluation programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with botanical garden, university and green industry professionals and others.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Post graduate coursework or degree in horticulture or related field;
  • Proven track record in working effectively and cooperatively with disparate partnership organizations;
  • Demonstrated management and communication skills necessary to set goals, manage, lead and enroll employees and volunteers in the enthusiastic support of Plant Select® along with the visionary ability to propose and implement programs that will allow Plant Select® to realize its maximum potential in the 21st Century;
  • Ability to develop action and operation plans for diverse programmatic organizations (strategic plans, action plans, operation plans, budgets etc.);
  • Extensive knowledge of best management practices in plant exploration, plant importation and plant evaluation;
  • Extensive working knowledge of temperate horticulture and botany;
  • Extensive working knowledge of plant taxonomy, plant nomenclature, trademarking and plant patenting;
  • Ability to identify, pursue and secure supplemental funding; and
  • Highly developed ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

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

Horticulture Internship

The Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking a talented, enthusiastic individual to assist in our public horticulture programs as part of a team of experienced and hard-working staff and volunteers. This unpaid, academic internship will provide a well-rounded, hands-on educational experience in the field of zoological horticulture in a public setting. The vision of Butterfly Pavilion's Horticulture Department is to provide an enriching environment for Butterfly Pavilion's invertebrates while teaching the community about horticulture's role in conservation, especially through habitat gardening.

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.


  • Pursuing or holding a degree in biology, botany, horticulture, environmental sciences, Natural Resources, Ecology or related fields
  • Interest in public horticulture, especially zoological horticulture
  • At least 1 year prior gardening experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Criminal background check and acceptable driving record required

Physical Requirements:

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

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

Regular Duties:

  • Collaborates with staff and volunteers in order to learn about the design, maintenance and interpretation of tropical and outdoor plant collections at the Butterfly Pavilion. Work may include plant and landscape care, habitat restoration, educational programming, data collection and record-keeping
  • Researches, executes and presents an independent study project in any of the above fields

Reports ToHorticulture Director
Deadlines for each term:  Rolling Open until Filled (Spring, Summer and Fall terms)
Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week, depending on school requirements          
Hours per week: 10-32 hours per week, depending on school requirements
Stipend: Unpaid; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to: Julia McCleary, Volunteer Program Manager, at

Urban Prairies Project Internship

The Urban Prairies Project (UPP) is a collaboration between Butterfly Pavilion, local governments and other environmental organizations to restore urban and suburban open spaces for wildlife and human use. The UPP intern will gain experience in restoration and environmental monitoring while supporting the development of a strong restoration volunteer program.

Classification of Position: Part-time (between 15-20 hours a week)

Reports to: Butterfly Pavilion Horticulture Director


  • Pursuing or holding a degree in environmental education, environmental sciences, biology or other related fields
  • At least one field season’s experience with field research and restoration methods – volunteer experience ok
  • Strong organizational skills

Regular Duties:

  • Works with Horticulture Director and Volunteer Manager to develop and lead volunteer training curricula for community restoration volunteers of all ages
  • With Butterfly Pavilion and open space staff, supports  restoration volunteers during work days: guiding activities, answering questions, providing on-the-job training, etc.
  • Works with Horticulture Director and open space staff to evaluate short-term success of restoration plans for two centerpiece open spaces in Broomfield and Westminster

Deadline: Rolling
Anticipate Start Date: Negotiable
Stipend: When available

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to:

Amy Yarger, Horticulture Director
6252 West 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80120                                

Facilities Maintenance Technician

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

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

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer oversight, scheduling & support

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

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Francisco Ocampo
Associate Director of Facilities

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