Butterfly Pavilion
  • 08-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Programs & Interpretation
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Time Benefits (health, vision, dental, 401K - with match, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, pet insurance)

Title: Interpretation Coordinator

Position Reports to: Interpretation Manager

Direct Reports: All floor interpretation staff

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 a scientific authority, and being a leading educational resource on invertebrates. To this end, Butterfly Pavilion has begun the initial stages of launching a $40 million Capital Campaign to expand Butterfly Pavilion into the Center for Invertebrate Research and Conservation (CIRC) in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in 2025.

A large part of who we are as an organization is how we interact with each other. Valuing our facility, guests, donors, and our team is a priority, without these puzzle pieces we cannot make it all work, these Core Values guide us throughout our day. We Love What We Do at Butterfly Pavilion, we Make Science Cool by Going Above and Beyond for all guests, donors, and team members while also Leading Change in invertebrate conservation. We Know Our Stuff and work to have a healthy culture by Being Positive and Welcoming to All. These are not just words, but words for us to live by here at Butterfly Pavilion.

Core Values:

Make Science Cool: Science has the power to change the world and education is where it starts. We immerse our guests in the world of invertebrates, creating a safe, comfortable atmosphere to make connections to nature, filling guests with wonder, and inspiring them to embrace their role as stewards of our environment.

Go Above and Beyond: It is "our job" to find a solution, even if we did not create the problem. We never stop with okay, instead striving for world-class in all we do.

Love What You Do: As a conservation organization, we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do the work we do each day. Independent of role, project, or task, we stand behind that work with an unwavering belief in the significance of our efforts to support our mission, knowing our passion will inspire others to join our efforts.

Be Positive: We approach challenges with vibrant optimism. Always assuming positive intent, we embrace a productive problem-solving attitude and a supportive team-oriented atmosphere.

Know Your Stuff: We are the experts on invertebrates and their conservation. We are well-informed and present knowledge in a way that is accessible to the public and allows us to embrace our role as a community leader locally and globally.

Lead Change: We approach our work with a sense of exploration and adventure, pioneering new ways to view the world in which we live. As problem solvers, we seek new ways of tackling challenges and approaching opportunities.

Welcome All: We pride ourselves in embracing diversity of thoughts, beliefs, and lifestyles. We embrace a kind, compassionate, and engaging approach, welcoming all people in the work we do. We seek a competency of cultural understanding and social responsibility to make it as easy as possible for others to join us in conserving our natural world.

FLSA Status: Full-Time, non-exempt

Salary: $19-19.50/hour

Position Summary: The Interpretation Coordinator is responsible for coordinating logistics for the interpretive staff and interpretive programming; developing and facilitating engaging exhibit interpretation, developing, coaching, and training interpretive staff and interns, and working with, inspiring, and supporting staff and volunteers to provide excellent front-line services.

Essential Functions:

Coordination and Support for Programs and Interpretation Services

  • Coordinate scheduling of exhibit interpretation staff, volunteers, and interns, and troubleshoot operational issues as needed
  • Assist with providing training and coaching for interpretive 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 provide live animals for use in programming
  • Maintain inventory of interpretation supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Support interpretive program development and delivery for daily programs, public events, and exhibit content, and other programs as needed
  • Deliver inspiring exhibit interpretation, engaging guests to interact with live animals in exhibits

Project and Team Development

  • Support the training and development of interpretive team through team meetings, on-the-floor evaluation and coaching, and goal setting.
  • Assist in the design and planning for interpretive professional development; foster synergy and team building
  • Participate in new exhibit development teams and support all interpretive content for exhibits
  • Support the hiring, management and evaluation of exhibit interpretive team: staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Assist with staff and volunteer recruitment and trainings

Additional Duties:

  • Assist with duties for Community Programs, School Programs, and Exhibits 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
  • 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, Microsoft Office Suite (MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Publisher, MS inDesign, MS Teams), Google Suite, all exhibit technology components

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 develop and manage a public program with large 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
  • Experience with curriculum development and program planning
  • Familiarity with Colorado Academic Standards and NGSS
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite


  • At least one year experience working with volunteers
  • At least one year coordinating logistics and schedules
  • Two years of experience working with groups of school-aged children in a camp, school, or childcare setting
  • Two years of experience in interpretation
  • Prior experience in a customer service based and/or administrative role
  • Prior experience with curriculum development and instruction
  • Prior experience working in a team setting


  • Project/Time management
  • Detail Oriented
  • Decision Making
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Building Teams
  • Scheduling and Logistics
  • Interpersonal Skills

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 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 Coordinator.

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 Coordinator.
  • While performing the responsibilities of the Interpretation Coordinator, 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, non-exempt. Sunday-Thursday. Occasional evenings required.

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.

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