Program Specialist II

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Job Description

Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is looking for a Program Specialist to join our team! This position will coordinate DMNS Programs for school groups by developing, delivering, and promoting high quality, engaging and educational programs with the audience needs and best practices as the guide.  The Program Specialist will support Museum Educators/Performers by providing professional development opportunities and increasing teaching, performance and engagement strategies to ensure effective delivery. This position will support and build existing and new Museum Partnerships with school districts and maintain and support a financially viable program through efficient fiscal management. The Program Specialist will participate on projects as a resource on science and educational methods as it relates to DMNS’ overall goals.


Essential Duties:

  • Takes an active role in implementation of Museum Programs’ hands-on, audience-driven learning philosophy. 
  • Ensures age appropriate, audience-responsive, and dynamic techniques are used during programs in a range of formats that may include or combine: facilitation, demonstration, dissection, co-creation, improvisation, direct instruction, or theatrical performance.  Leads or assists in staff and/or volunteer training.
  • Coordinates maintenance, technical issues, schedule and statistics as assigned. 
  • Ensures educational programs are active in studios and other program spaces, as well as offsite. 
  • Mentors (day-to-day training) staff and volunteer facilitators. Helps to coordinate breaks, program schedule, facilitations, etc. in a team leader capacity.
  • Develops or supports creation of training materials.
  • Leads or contributes to development of new programs and updating existing programs, ensuring content is audience centered, accurate and age-appropriate.


Requirements:  ?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Education or related field required.
  • 3 years’ experience in informal education program delivery, with experience in program coordination required.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings for programs and events required.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bilingual Spanish/English


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!


Core values:

  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.


Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by May 25, 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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