Butterfly Pavilion
  • 12-Mar-2019 to 11-May-2019 (MST)
  • Education
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • $12.00-$12.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

PTO after applicable waiting period

Title: Educator

Department:  Education

Direct Reports to: Education Coordinator

FLSA Status: Part-time

Salary: $12.00-$12.50/hour

Position Summary:   The Butterfly Pavilion seeks a creative, energetic, tech savvy, culturally competent individual with a passion for learning about and developing curriculum and programs for visitors school and youth groups, families, adults on science, nature, and invertebrates to join our Programs & Interpretation team as a part-time Educator. 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. This position is also required to work a minimum of one educational program or one exhibits day shift for a weekend or afterhours private or public event per quarter, and as scheduled by the Coordinator.

Essential Functions:

  • 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
  • Increasing the reach of the Butterfly Pavilion in the community
  • Facilitating public programming and exhibit interpretation for visitors to Butterfly Pavilion

Additional Duties:

  • Training and assisting in exhibit interpretation as schedule demands
  • Orienting school groups as the reception/logistics support to ensure successful field trip experiences, as scheduled
  • Attending required branch and facility meetings
  • Collaborating with Programs & Interpretation department to design, develop and implement new curricula or programs or redesign existing curricula to meet needs of diverse audiences
  • Provide administrative support to Programs & Interpretation Department


  • 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
  • Computer/technology proficiency'word processing, presentation software, video conferencing, projectors, interactive white boards, spreadsheets, databases
  • 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 in a customer service based role
  • Prior experience working with individuals of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds


Additional Requirements:

  • 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

Work Environment:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements: 

  • 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 up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to lift, carry and load education materials into vehicle, not to exceed 50 lbs.

Work schedule:  

  • 3-4 days a week, 24-28 hours per week on average. Seasonally, scheduled hours vary from 10-40 hours/week. 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://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/1023896-20970.html 

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

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