Butterfly Pavilion
  • 03-Mar-2023 to 02-Apr-2023 (MST)
  • Volunteer Management
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • Internship - Unpaid

Supervisor: Volunteer 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.

Commitment: Required 250 hours of service through the course of the internship, approximately 16-24 hours per week.

Position Summary: Butterfly Pavilion is seeking an individual with an interest in developing community service relationships and leading group volunteer programs. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to increase their skills in people management, corporate to nonprofit relationships, and dynamic presentations.

Stipend: Unpaid; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases.

Key Skills Learned:

  • Recruitment and retention skills
  • Community engagement through providing meaningful volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of the group and the needs of Butterfly Pavilion.
  • Project/Time management
  • Relationship Building
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with recruitment of service groups at Butterfly Pavilion
  • Manages scheduling and pre/post event communications
  • Leads dynamic service opportunities
  • Identifies additional group service opportunities
  • Identifies opportunities for corporate donors to connect with service projects
  • Conducts independent research project and presents results

Training: Successfully complete Intern Orientation and All Team Training. Additional on the job training provided.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Highly organized, detail oriented
  • Ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups, and the public
  • Interest in nonprofit donor relations and people management
  • Experience with Microsoft office and teams

Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years of age or higher

Physical Demands: 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.

Sustainable Impacts:
Advances the mission of Butterfly Pavilion by connecting groups through hands on service
Develops communication and presentation schools
Furthers the interests of the Volunteer department through independent research project

Evaluation: Intern will receive mid semester and final semester evaluations.

Application Deadline: April 1

Start date: May 22

Submit cover letter and resume to apply.

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