Summer Camp Educator
Butterfly Pavilion - Westminster, CO
Part-time, Temporary

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Summer Camp EducatorButterfly Pavilion, a non-profit organization and one-of-a-kind educational venue, is seeking a Seasonal Summer Camp Educator. The Summer Camp Educator with an interest in education, superior customer service skills and a love of teaching youth about the natural world through summer camp programming. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in public environmental education. Position is approximately 25 hours a week, mid-May through mid-August.

FLSA: Seasonal Part-time, Non-exempt Application Deadline: March 14, 2014 Anticipated Start Date: May 12, 2014About Butterfly Pavilion: Butterfly Pavilion believes that an appreciation of the environment begins with an appreciation of all living things. Every day we teach the young and old alike about the need for conservation, because with knowledge and empowerment we will protect the world's natural habitats for generations to come. Our mission is to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world. We achieve that mission by providing engaging educational opportunities to 60,000 school children and nearly 300,000 visitors annually.

Butterfly Pavilion is a Tier II member of the SCFD (Science and Cultural Facilities District) and is the eighth largest cultural facility in the Denver Metro area, attracting more than 4.5 million visitors in 18 years of operation. Butterfly Pavilion was the first stand-alone invertebrate zoo in the United States and has become a prototype for many others. Our facility includes four indoor exhibit areas; eleven acres of public gardens; two educational classrooms; and event space, including a 2,200 square foot ballroom and patio overlooking Jefferson County Open Space. 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.Essential FunctionsTeach interactive nature-based summer camps to youth, ages 4 - 14Assist in development of summer camp curriculum and activitiesUse live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to camp participantsAdditional Duties: Attending required branch and facility meetingsFollowing all policies procedures to meet the State license requirementsEffectively managing classroom of 10-20 childrenWorking with summer camp volunteersCollaborating with Programs and Interpretation Branch to develop and implement new curricula or programsProviding administrative support to Programs and Interpretation BranchCross-training to provide program support in other areas such as exhibitsQualifications / ExperienceQualifications: Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, or related fieldBasic knowledge and interest in the environment and wildlifeComfortable interacting with visitors of all agesEnthusiastic, fun, and patient Certified in First Aid, CPR, and Universal Precautions by June 2, 2014Must be able to attend camp training on June 2-3, 2014Experience: Previous experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school or child care settingPrior experience working with individuals of different ages and abilitiesAdditional Requirements: Valid Driver's LicenseSubject to yearly background check of driving record through Talent WiseCPR and First Aid certified within a year of hire or before the beginning of camp season, whichever occurs first This position will be typically scheduled 20 - 25 hours per week, depending on business needs.

The Summer Camp Educator is required to attend branch/departmental meetings, monthly All Staff meetings, and other meetings and trainings as needed. All applicants should email a cover letter and resume along with contact information for references by clicking the link below. Please submit required documents no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

Anticipated start date is May 12th, 2014. phone calls or drop-ins please

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The Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach visitors about invertebrates and conservation. Our five...