Position Title: GOCO Outreach Educator
Reports to: School Program Manager
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 early 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 2022.
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.
FLSA Status: Part-time
Position Summary: The Butterfly Pavilion seeks a creative, energetic, tech savvy, culturally competent individual with a passion for learning about and developing after school program curriculum for children about science, nature, and invertebrates. The position’s primary purpose is to plan, manage, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the afterschool youth programs. Butterfly Pavilion strives to provide programs that promote appreciation, understanding, and conservation of invertebrates and habitats worldwide to a diverse community, and bilingual individuals fluent in English and Spanish and/or those who have worked with children with special needs or disabilities is a plus. Great Outdoors Colorado invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. The GOCO Outreach Educator will connect more kids and their families to explore and take care of our great outdoors by addressing the growing disconnect between youth and nature.
- The GOCO Outreach Educator provides after school programs for approximately 2 hours a day, three/four afternoons per week
- The GOCO Outreach Educator designs, develop and implement new curricula or programs or redesigns existing curricula to meet needs of diverse audiences
- The GOCO Outreach Educator teaches engaging, interactive science education programs in local schools for diverse audiences
- The GOCO Outreach Educator increases the reach of the Butterfly Pavilion in the community
- The GOCO Outreach Educator is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and facilitating an afterschool program
- The GOCO Outreach Educator Coordinator acts as a liaison between the schools and Butterfly Pavilion
- The GOCO Outreach Educator is responsible for preparing reports and following grant guidelines on the activities at their site
- The GOCO Outreach Educator is responsible for providing the program intern and the parent educator with necessary assistance and direction to ensure successful operation of each program activity
- The GOCO Outreach Educator is responsible for attending
- The GOCO Outreach Educator is responsible for maintaining schedules and program operations within the stated goals and objectives of the program
- Assist in coordinating the scheduling of program staff, and troubleshoot operational issues as needed
- Assist in coaching program intern and the parent educator staff to facilitate exemplary programs
- Coordinate with City of Westminster staff for support and classroom reservations as needed
- Computer/technology proficiency—word processing, presentation software, video conferencing, projectors, interactive white boards, spreadsheets, databases
- Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, biology or related field
- Excellent customer service and communication skills, comfortable interacting with guests of all ages and backgrounds
- Enthusiastic, creative, sense of fun, patient
- Organized and flexible
- Fluency in Spanish and English preferred
- 1-2 years’ experience working in non-formal education setting -e.g. museum, zoo, aquarium, nature center
- Prior experience developing curriculum-aligned classroom or informal education programs
- Prior experience working with individuals of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds
- Valid Driver’s License
- Ability and means of transportation to off-site destinations for program delivery
- Subject to yearly background check of driving record
- Proof of current automobile insurance with the following coverage: $100,000 bodily injury for each person, $300,000 for each accident, and $50,000 property damage liability
- CPR and First Aid certified within a year of hire
- While performing the responsibilities of the Educator, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Educator will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Educator.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.
- These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions within this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities.
- While performing the responsibilities of the Educator, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employee should be able to lift, carry and load education materials of up to 50 lbs. into vehicle.
- 3-4 days a week, 18-20 hours per week on average. Must be available to be scheduled Monday through Friday with occasional weekend and evening hours 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/1510040-20970
Position is open until filled. No phone calls or drop in’s please.