Education Coordinator

Butterfly Pavilion
Job Description
Title:   Education Coordinator
Department:  Programs and Interpretation
Reports to: School Programs Manager
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary: $32,000-34,000/year
Position Summary: Butterfly Pavilion seeks an individual with a love of connecting people with the wonders of the natural world and experience coordinating logistics for education and interpretive programming; developing and facilitating engaging science and environmental education programs and exhibit interpretation; and working with, inspiring, and supporting volunteers to provide excellent front-line services.
Essential Functions:
Coordination and Support for Programs
  • Coordinate scheduling of education program staff, volunteers and interns, school field trip logistics, bug orders, and troubleshoot operational issues as needed
  • Management and evaluation of education program staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Provide training and coaching for program staff, interns, and volunteers to facilitate exemplary public programming for families, school and community groups, teachers, and other Butterfly Pavilion guests at Butterfly Pavilion and at community venues
  • Support smooth logistics for school and group guests by training and coordinating staff, volunteers, and interns to greet and orient arriving groups (and serve as backup field trip greeter as needed)
  • Coordinate with the curatorial team to provide live animals for use in programming
  • Maintain inventory of program supplies, materials, and equipment while staying within allotted budget
  • Support staffing coordination for other public and private events and community programs (and occasionally staff these events/programs as needed)
  • Support Registration Coordinator with troubleshooting booking conflicts or booking backed-up requests
  • Support departmental marketing needs, including drafting language and planning for distribution. Plan and lead bimonthly Educator meetings and meet regularly one-on-one with Educators to check-in, provide feedback, and support projects
Program Development and Delivery
  • Develop education programs which apply best practices for informal education to inspire guests to learn more and be stewards to help conserve invertebrates and habitats
  • Provide support/backup for onsite, offsite, and virtual programs
  • Creating new programs that align with department goals and identified areas of growth
Additional Duties:
  • Back up for duties of Community Programs and School Programs Managers as needed
  • Attend required branch and facility meetings and trainings
  • Collaborate with other departments to plan, develop, and implement new services and troubleshoot issues
  • Be professionally active, attending seminars, conferences and continuing educational opportunities that are applicable to the position
  • Development of department program and financial goals, and maintaining program budgets.
  • Assisting with Fund Development goals for department.
Qualifications / Experience
  • Degree in education, environmental sciences, natural resources or related field
  • Comfortable interacting with guests of all ages
  • Excellent customer service, organization and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage a classroom of up to 50 children
  • Enthusiastic, fun, and patient
  • Solution-oriented, ability to troubleshoot
  • Adaptable to different teaching environments
  • Computer proficiency—word processing, spreadsheets and databases
  • At least one year experience managing staff
  • At least one year coordinating logistics and schedules
  • Two years of experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school, or child care setting
  • Prior experience working with individuals of different ages and abilities
  • Prior experience  in a customer service based role
  • Experience with curriculum development and program planning
  • Familiarity with Colorado Academic Standards
  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Initiative
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Project/time management
  • Department Knowledge
Additional Requirements:
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 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 or before the primary teaching season, whichever occurs first
Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 
Work Environment
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Education Coordinator will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Education Coordinator.       
  • 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 Education Coordinator.
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Education Coordinator, 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:  
  • Full-time, salaried/exempt.  Monday-Friday.  Occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays required.
Please submit a resume and cover letter.  Applications that do not contain a cover letter will not be considered.
No calls or drop ins.  Position is open until filled.  Submit resume and cover letter here:
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