Butterfly Pavilion
  • 15-Sep-2021 to 14-Nov-2021 (MST)
  • Programs & Interpretation - Exhibits
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • $45,000 - $50,000/year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Holiday, Vacation, Sick Time, 401(k) + matching, ST/LT Disability, Life Insurance)

Title: Interpretation Manager

Department: Programs, Interpretation, and Exhibits

Reports to: Vice President of Education and Community Engagement

FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary: $45,000-50,000

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 the foremost scientific authority, and being a leading educational resource on invertebrates. To this end, Butterfly Pavilion has begun the early stages of launching a $55-million Capital Campaign to develop a brand new, state-of-the-art facility which will allow us to conserve and promote the tiny giants who are crucial to our existence. Butterfly Pavilion will break ground on the new facility in 2024.

Butterfly Pavilion's Core Values guide us in the way we interact and connect with our stakeholders and the world around us both externally and internally:

  • Love What You Do
  • Make Science Cool
  • Go Above and Beyond
  • Lead Change
  • Know Your Stuff
  • Be Positive
  • Welcome All

These aren't just words, but words for us to live by here at Butterfly Pavilion.

Essential Functions:

Coordination and Support for Programs and Interpretation Services

  • Coordinate, in conjunction with School Programs Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Community Programs Manger, scheduling of staff, volunteers and interns, and troubleshoot operational issues as needed
  • Provide training and coaching for staff, interns, and volunteers to facilitate effective exhibit interpretation and exemplary public programming for families, school and community groups, teachers, and other Butterfly Pavilion guests
  • Coordinate with the curatorial team to schedule live animals and develop interpretive talking points as needed for use in programming
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Support the development of interpretive programs which provide authentic, learner centered hands-on experiences for guests in programs and exhibits
  • Deliver inspiring exhibit interpretation, engaging guests to interact with live animals in exhibits
  • Conduct evaluation of programming and exhibits
  • Support volunteer development by maintaining contact, tracking training, utilizing Volgistics, and coordinating with the Volunteer Manager as needed

Project and Team Development

  • Provide training and guidance through team meetings, on-the-floor evaluation and coaching, and goal setting for team of staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Design and plan for interpretive professional development; foster team building
  • Participate in exhibit development and support interpretive content for exhibits
  • In conjunction with, School Programs Manager and Community Programs Manager, hire, manage and evaluate team: staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Assist with staff and volunteer recruitment and trainings
  • Support development of department program and financial goals, and maintenance of program budgets
  • Maintain accurate statistics and records to help make programming decisions
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to drive program attendance

Additional Duties:

  • Assist with duties for Community Programs, School Programs, Events, and Volunteer Programs 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 including collaborating in the writing of articles about invertebrate interpretation
  • Collaborate with other Butterfly Pavilion Departments to ensure organizational cohesion
  • Cross-train to provide program support in other areas, exhibits and offsite, as necessary
  • Utilize and troubleshoot Butterfly Pavilion Systems to manage programmatic and administrative operations: Paylocity, Volgistics, ApplicantPro, Smartsheet, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Publisher, MS inDesign, iMovie, SurveyMonkey, all exhibit technology components


  • Degree in education, environmental sciences, natural resources, or related field
  • Familiarity with Project/Problem Based Learning, Universal Design for Learning, and/or Learner Centered Instruction
  • Comfortable interacting with guests of all ages
  • Excellent customer service, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively develop and manage a public program with large intergenerational groups
  • Enthusiastic, fun, and patient
  • Solution-oriented, ability to troubleshoot
  • Adaptable to different teaching environments
  • Computer proficiency'word processing, spreadsheets and databases

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Multilingual
  • National Association of Interpretation certification
  • CPR and First Aid certified


  • At least one year experience working with volunteers
  • At least one year coordinating logistics and schedules
  • At least two years of experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school, or childcare setting
  • At least two years of experience in interpretation
  • 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 and Next Generation Science Standards


  • Build relationships
  • Collaborative
  • 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.

Work Environment / Physical Requirements:

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Interpretation Manager.

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 Interpretation Manager.

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Interpretation Manager, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their 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, exempt. One weekend day and occasional evenings required. Expected schedule is Sunday through Thursday.

How to Apply:

Butterfly Pavilion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for open positions and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or veteran status.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link:

No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

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