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Camp Educator – Seasonal

Butterfly Pavilion

Posted March 20, 2024

Title: Camp Educator – Seasonal

Position Reports to: Offsite & Camp Programs Manager, Afterschool & Camp Coordinator

Direct Reports: N/A

About Butterfly Pavilion: Here at Butterfly Pavilion, we transform the way people think about invertebrates. These small but mighty animals that surround us are so much more than people think. They are everywhere because everything depends on them. They are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom. As the leader in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration and connection, Butterfly Pavilion works to foster an appreciation of these critical animals by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future.

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. To this end, Butterfly Pavilion has begun the initial stages of launching a $40 million Capital Campaign to expand Butterfly Pavilion into the Center for Invertebrate Research and Conservation (CIRC) in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in 2027.

A large part of who we are as an organization is how we interact with each other. Valuing our facility, guests, donors, and our team is a priority, without these puzzle pieces we cannot make it all work, these Core Values guide us throughout our day. We Love What We Do at Butterfly Pavilion, we Make Science Cool by Going Above and Beyond for all guests, donors, and team members while also Leading Change in invertebrate conservation. We Know Our Stuff and work to have a healthy culture by Being Positive and Welcoming to All. These are not just words, but words for us to live by here at Butterfly Pavilion.

Core Values:

Make Science Cool: Science has the power to change the world and education is where it starts. We immerse our guests in the world of invertebrates, creating a safe, comfortable atmosphere to make connections to nature, filling guests with wonder and inspiring them to embrace their role as stewards of our environment.

Go Above and Beyond: It is “our job” to find a solution, even if we did not create the problem. We never stop with okay, instead striving for world class in all we do.

Love What You Do: As a conservation organization, we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do the work we do each day. Independ of role, project, or task, we stand behind that work with an unwavering belief in the significance of our efforts to support our mission, knowing our passion will inspire others to join our efforts.

Be Positive: We approach challenges with vibrant optimism. Always assuming positive intent, we embrace a productive problem-solving attitude and a supportive team-oriented atmosphere.

Know Your Stuff: We are the experts on invertebrates and their conservation. We are well-informed and present knowledge in a way that is accessible to the public and allows us to embrace our role as a community leader locally and globally.

Lead Change: We approach our work with a sense of exploration and adventure, pioneering new ways to view the world in which we live. As problem solvers, we seek new ways of tackling challenges and approaching opportunities.

Welcome All: We pride ourselves in embracing diversity of thoughts, beliefs, and lifestyles. We embrace a kind, compassionate, and engaging approach, welcoming all people in the work we do. We seek a competency of cultural understanding and social responsibility to make it as easy as possible for others to join us in conserving our natural world.

FLSA: Seasonal, up to 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday May 20th, May 28th – August 9th

Salary/Hourly Rate: $16.00

Position Summary: The Summer Camp Educator is responsible for leading all aspects of a camp classroom during the 2024 Summer Camp season both onsite at Butterfly Pavilion and at our offsite camps in the Denver Metro Area. Leading a camp classroom successfully requires that the Summer Camp Educator, teach curriculum, monitor a room of up to 25 learners in grades K-12 and complete all other responsibilities associated with adhering to the requirements of the facility childcare licensure. Camps offered at Butterfly Pavilion will be for ages 5-9 years old, camps offered by Butterfly Pavilion in the Denver Metro Area will be for ages 10-12 years old.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Lead all functions of daily camp programming including implementation and logistics onsite at Butterfly Pavilion and at our offsite camps in the Denver Metro Area.
  • Teach interactive nature-based summer camps to youth, ages 5 – 12.
  • Work collaboratively with co-counselors in providing and implementing camp curriculum and activities as needed.
  • Use live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to camp participants.
  • Transport live animals to offsite camps in personal vehicle.
  • Implement all policies & procedures to meet the State license requirements.
  • Effectively manage classroom of 25 children.
  • Attend required branch and facility meetings as needed.
  • Medication Administration for all children that require medication in camp (Training will be provided).
  • Must be able to commute to offsite camps that are not held at Butterfly Pavilion.


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


  • Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Basic knowledge and interest in the environment and wildlife
  • Comfortable interacting with school-aged children and parents
  • Enthusiastic, fun, and patient
  • Previous experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school, or childcare setting

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current Certification in First Aid & CPR (training may be provided)
  • Subject to background check, CBI/FBI reports, and all Child Care License Requirements
  • Complete Fingerprint Background Check by April 19th, 2024
  • Complete Trails background check by April 19th, 2024
  • At least one year’s experience working with individuals of different ages and abilities
  • At least one year’s experience leading a group of individuals or children
  • Multilingual candidates preferred

Must be able to work the following dates:

  • Mandatory Butterfly Pavilion Onboarding: May 20th
  • Summer Camp Training: May 28th – May 31st
  • Summer Camp onsite at Butterfly Pavilion : June 3rd – August 9th, Monday through Friday
    • There will be no camp on July 4th or July 5th
  • Summer Camp offsite in the Denver Metro Area: June 10th – August 9th
    • There will be no camp the week of July 4th
  • Mandatory Camp Debrief – after last day of camp: 8/9 *Dinner Provided*
  • Additional meetings may be required

Work Environment / Physical Requirements:

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

At Butterfly Pavilion, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and stand, use their hands and fingers, to handle/feel/grasp. The employee is occasionally required to reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employee should be able to lift, carry any items up to 50 lbs.

How to Apply:

Butterfly Pavilion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for open positions and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or veteran status.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link:


Position is open until filled. No phone calls or drop in’s please.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Compensation: $16.00 / hourly

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