Program Specialist I

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Job Description

Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking a Program Specialist I to join our team. If you are passionate about education, want to be surrounded by amazing discoveries, and get geeked out by all things science, then this position may be for you!

The Museum Programs Department provides opportunities for the Museum to go within the community and ignite their passion for nature & science by delivering school programs, distance learning through our virtual science academy and by attending community festivals, fairs and events. This position will also serve as an ambassador for the Museum by taking a lead role in setting a positive tone and welcoming environment and ensuring smooth offsite logistical operations for distance learning, offsite programming, and community events. In addition, provides support to Museum Programs by developing, delivering, coordinating and promoting high quality educational programs.


Essential Duties:

  • Supports the operations and delivery of programming with a focus on providing an excellent experience for the audience

  • Delivers dynamic, age appropriate science programming. Ensures that programming enhances the guest experience.

  • Leads or assists in the development of engaging programs for audiences in assigned areas.

  • Coordinates maintenance, technical issues, schedule and statistics as assigned

  • Prepares for program delivery by ensuring logistics are confirmed, and ensures set-up/break-down duties are completed, and props and education materials are in good repair.

  • Mentors (day-to-day training) staff and volunteer facilitators. Helps to coordinate breaks, program schedule, facilitations, etc. in a team leader capacity

  • Collaborates with other departments


Requirements:  ?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in Science, Education or related field preferred.

  • 1 years’ experience in informal education program delivery, with experience in program coordination required.

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings for programs and events required.

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bilingual Preferred

  • The ideal candidate will have experience working in an informal education setting

  • Experience delivering STEM focused programming

  • Will be excited to work with children and the public

  • Outstanding  customer service skills

  • Ability to adapt to changing work environment and be able to change plans on the last minute


Perks of working at DMNS Include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) across the country

  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium

  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

  • Free RTD ECO pass

  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program

  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)

  • And many more!


Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by July 23, 2018.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.


Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website


Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.


The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

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