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Program Specialist II, Adult & Family Experiences

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Full Time
Posted February 13, 2020

Program Specialist II, Adult & Family Experiences

Position Status: Full time
Pay Range: $18.76 – $22.98/Hour
Close Date: 2/9/20

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Job Description:


Join the museum team in welcoming and engaging our diverse community as a Program Specialist working with Adult and Family Experiences. This position will collaborate with teammates and community partners to plan, develop, and execute experiences that connect adults, teens, and families to nature and science in ways that are meaningful to them.


Essential duties:


  • Represent audience needs and community values while leading the development and implementation of family programming at special events, throughout Museum exhibits, and offsite in the community.
  • Mentor/coach teammates and volunteers in informal program delivery.
  • Collaborate with teams to plan and implement programming with audiences such as teens, families, and adults.
  • Supports new shows and facilitations in exhibits, free days, and new exhibit components.
  • Build, manage, and sustain relationships with community partners.
  • Ensure programs reach attendance goals.
  • May supervise staff within Adult & Family Experiences team.


Minimum qualifications/Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience.
  • 3 years’ experience in informal program coordination or event planning.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings for programs and events required; Schedule is typically Monday – Friday.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.


Ideal candidate will have:


  • Conversational (or higher) Spanish language skills preferred.
  • Applicable experience facilitating and coordinating informal education programs.
  • Flexibility and willingness to be part of a dynamic work and team environment.
  • A positive personality and desire to work with guests of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
  • A track record of successful collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with similar priorities while maintaining an attention to detail.​



Perks of working at DMNS Include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) across the country
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • American Alliance of Museums Membership (AAM)
  • Click here to see the full benefits and perks of working at the Denver museum of Nature & Science!



Core values:


  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.



Application Instructions:


Please submit your cover and resume by February 9, 2020.   Resumes will not be accepted after this time.


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


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


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

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