Become a part of the team achieving global impact in invertebrate research, conservation and connection.
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.
Below you will find a list of open positions that we currently have available. We encourage you to check back often for upcoming opportunities to join our team.
Butterfly Pavilion Inclusivity Statement
Butterfly Pavilion embraces an environment of diversity and inclusiveness where all people’s ideas, experiences, and abilities are valued, thus ensuring the purpose and impact of our organization thrives through strong and meaningful community connection.
GOCO Education Intern
GOCO Program Education Interns provide fun learning opportunities for children as part of afterschool programming, in collaboration with Outreach Educators. Great Outdoors Colorado invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state's parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. The GOCO Program Teen Intern will connect with kids and their families to explore and take care of our great outdoors by addressing the growing disconnect between youth and nature.Apply Now!
Director of Community Relations
Butterfly Pavilion’s Director of Community Relations is a front-line fundraising professional responsible for securing funds for the organization by managing the organization’s funding from corporations, foundations and community partners. The Director executes fundraising plans to sustain and grow the number of donors, partners and sponsors using established giving programs while bringing new funding ideas to the organization.Apply Now!
Seasonal Part Time Guest Services Associate
The Seasonal Guest Services Associate is a part-time position responsible for the direct day-to-day operations of the front desk ensuring an excellent member and guest experience from the point of entry to the zoo while processing box office and online admission tickets and selling and renewing memberships, thus honoring the Butterfly Pavilion's mission and guaranteeing repeat guest and member visitation.Apply Now!
Membership & Guest Services Manager
The Membership & Guest Services Manager cultivates and grows Butterfly Pavilion’s membership by providing a world-class guest experience, using data insights to build a stronger, customized relationship with each member, and developing a membership brand that puts the member at the forefront of our guest hierarchy.Apply Now!
The communications intern will report directly to the Director of Communications and Marketing for at least 10-12 hours per week with hybrid of on site at Butterfly Pavilion (BP) and some hours can be remote upon discussion if at least 12 hours commitment per week. The intern will perform various support tasks to support the Director, including, but not limited to researching and summarizing media outlets and media contacts in Colorado and nationwide that would be appropriate to "pitch" BP stories, updating media placement grids, assisting with building media story angles, identifying local Colorado speaking engagements and updating conference grid, following major environmental, conservation, science and education news stories and identifying trends, ad hoc projects.Apply Now!
Lead Guest Services Associate
The Lead Guest Service Associate is an hourly, full-time position responsible for ensuring a world-class experience for Butterfly Pavilion’s guests. The Lead Guest Services Associate has strong interpersonal skills, a customer-service mindset, and a willingness to always assist. The Lead Guest Service Associate will work alongside the Guest Service & Membership Coordinator in the day-to-day operation of the Admissions Desk, the supervision of Guest Services Associates and the satisfaction of Butterfly Pavilion’s guests.Apply Here!
Part Time Guest Services Associate
The Guest Services Associate is a part-time position responsible for the direct day-to-day operations of the front desk ensuring an excellent member and guest experience from the point of entry to the zoo while processing box office and online admission tickets and selling and renewing memberships, thus honoring the Butterfly Pavilion’s mission and guaranteeing repeat guest and member visitation.Apply Now!
Summer Nature Camp Unpaid Internship
The Summer Nature Camp Intern is responsible for supporting Summer Camp Educators and Lead in the development and leadership of a successful summer camp season. In addition to supporting camp, the Summer Nature Camp Intern will complete a special interest project related to camp programming. Interest in environmental education, nature play, curriculum development and a love of teaching youth about the natural world through informal nature camp programming.Apply Now!
Development Coordinator - Capital Giving
Development Coordinator – Capital Giving is responsible for supporting Butterfly Pavilion’s capital campaign as the primary contact for the Campaign Consultant and with donor and prospect support and engagement, gift fulfillment, executing mailings and campaigns, plan and execute events, keep meticulous records, run reports and maintain accurate data. The Development Coordinator - Capital Giving will be expected to support campaign revenue targets by identifying, engaging, planning, and ultimately supporting soliciting gifts from foundation, corporate and individual donors. This position will coordinate all campaign activities including committee meeting preparation, donor profiles and reports, event planning and execution, proposal development and some prospect research.Apply Now!
The Education Intern will serve a valuable role in the Education department at Butterfly Pavilion, providing support for our interpretation and education teams and assisting in the development of programs including developing a proposal for a discovery tote to be implemented by the Mines Museum at School of MinesApply Now!
Environmental Educator (Seasonal)
The seasonal Environmental Educator is responsible for providing world class interpretation, daily programs, and guest interactions throughout Butterfly Pavilion. The Seasonal Environmental Educator may also be asked to represent Butterfly Pavilion at events throughout the community or provide support to classes, birthday parties, or Butterfly Pavilion events.Apply Now!
Terrestrial Invertebrate Collection Manager
The Terrestrial Invertebrate Collection Manager oversees Butterfly Pavilion’s terrestrial invertebrate collection. The position is responsible for managing all aspects of quality and maintenance of Butterfly Pavilion’s terrestrial invertebrate collections including but not limited to staff oversight, organization and coordination of schedules, animal acquisition, animal maintenance and husbandry, animal exhibitory and record-keeping.Apply Now!
GOCO Program Teen Intern
GOCO Program Teen Interns provide fun learning opportunities for children as part of afterschool programming, in collaboration with Outreach Educators. Great Outdoors Colorado invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state's parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. The GOCO Program Teen Intern will connect with kids and their families to explore and take care of our great outdoors by addressing the growing disconnect between youth and nature.Apply Here!
Butterfly Pavilion offers a number of internships throughout the year, allowing students to obtain real-world experience in the fields of entomology, horticulture, education, exhibit interpretation, and more.Learn More