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Environmental Educator – Exhibits

Butterfly Pavilion

Part Time
Posted May 29, 2024

Title: Environmental Educator -Exhibits

Department: Programs, Interpretation, and Exhibits

Position Reports to: Onsite & Interpretation Manager/Offsite & Camp Programs Manager

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt, Part Time

Hourly Rate: $16.00/hour

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 for invertebrate animals. To this end, Butterfly Pavilion is in the early stages of launching a $55 million Capital Campaign to build a new Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield, Colorado 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 can’t 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 aren’t just words, but words for us to live by here at Butterfly Pavilion.

Position Summary:

The Educator is responsible for providing world-class onsite and outreach education and experiences to learners of all ages across the Denver Metro area and onsite at Butterfly Pavilion, this includes field trip classes, outreach programs, virtual learning programs, afterschool programs, and camp programs. The Educator may also be asked to represent Butterfly Pavilion at events throughout the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitating play-based learning and providing educational information to guests of all ages.
  • Being an ambassador at outreach booths in the community.
  • Using live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to guests.
  • Teaching engaging, interactive science education programs at the Butterfly Pavilion, in local schools, youth organizations, senior centers, libraries, other community locations, and via real-time interactive video conference (distance learning) for diverse audiences.
  • Using live animals to demonstrate science concepts.
  • Working alongside all team members to provide high quality education programs.
  • Communicating with teachers and group leads.
  • Safely transporting and using live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to learners.
  • Creating meaningful interaction between the content and learners for a deeper and more thoughtful experience and to make connections between class or lesson topic and daily life.
  • Developing and/or redesign and implement curricula and programs in alignment with P&I learning framework which meets the needs of diverse audiences for all after-school programs.
  • Delivering content teaching engaging, interactive science education programs in the identified sites.
  • Exhibiting strong behavior management skills in high energy environments
    Additional Duties:
  • Attend required branch and facility meetings and trainings
  • USDA and Animal Handling training
  • Crosstrain to work in additional areas as appropriate
  • Completing supplemental required training.


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


  • Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, or related field or equivalent job experience
  • Basic knowledge and interest in invertebrates, environmental science, conservation, and nature
  • Comfortable interacting with school-aged children
  • Enthusiastic, fun, and patient
  • Previous experience working with groups of school-aged children in informal settings
  • Comfortable interacting with learners of all ages
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Organized and flexible

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Personal Vehicle
  • 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
  • At least 18-years old
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Able to provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations as required by school districts in the service area
  • Able to be fingerprinted by start date

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 and items up to 50 lbs.

Work Schedule:

  • 20-28 hours/week some evening and weekends may be required

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: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/butterflies/jobs/3186471-20970


Position is open until filled. No phone calls or drop ins 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

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