Butterfly Pavilion
  • 14-Mar-2019 to 13-May-2019 (MST)
  • Exhibits
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • $12.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

                                                                                                  

Position Title:   Seasonal Exhibit Interpreter

Department:  Programs, Interpretation & Exhibits

Direct Reports to:  Interpretation Manager

FLSA Status: Seasonal; part-time position at 28 hours/week

Salary: $12/hour

Position Summary:   Butterfly Pavilion is seeking an individual with an interest in education, superior customer service skills and a love of teaching guests about the natural world during our peak spring and summer seasons.  This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in public environmental education. This is a seasonal, part-time position scheduled for approximately four months.

Essential Functions:

  • Interacting with Butterfly Pavilion guests as they visit all of our exhibits.
  • Facilitating play-based learning and providing educational information to guests of all ages.
  • Using live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to guests.
  • Conducting daily public programming and developing curriculum for seasonal programs.
  • Creating meaningful interaction between the exhibit and guests for a deeper and more thoughtful experience and to make connections between exhibit topic and daily life.
  • Working alongside interpreters, interns and volunteers to provide high quality interpretation and complete project work to enhance exhibit experiences.
  • Responsible for specific exhibit expertise and dissemination of specific exhibit content as assigned.

Additional Duties:

  • Attending required branch and facility meetings.
  • Cross-training to provide interpretive support in other exhibits, as necessary.
  • Collaborating with volunteers and interns to ensure optimal guest experience.

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or holding a degree in interpretation, education, environmental sciences, biology or related fields
  • Comfortable interacting with guests of all ages
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, strong sense of fun, and patient

Experience:

  • 1-2 years' experience working in a non-formal education/museum/education setting
  • Prior experience in a customer service-based role
  • Prior experience working with individuals of different ages and abilities

Competencies:

  1. Build relationships
  2. Teamwork and cooperation
  3. Detail-oriented
  4. Communication skills
  5. Department knowledge
  6. Interpersonal skills
  7. Initiative
  8. Coaching and Developing

 

Work Environment

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

 

-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

 

Physical Demands

-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 to perform the described essential functions of the Exhibit Interpreter.                            

 

-While performing the responsibilities of the Exhibit Interpreter, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is also required to stand up to 8 hours a day, 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 must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

Work schedule:  

Seasonal May through August, 28 hours a week, Tuesday 12:45-5:15, Wednesday 8:45-5:15, and Friday through Saturday 8:45-5:15

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/1026847-20970.html .  Position is open until filled.  No phone calls or drop in's please. 

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