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In accordance with the Jefferson County Public Health order , Butterfly Pavilion is requiring that all guests 3 and older wear appropriate face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, to enter our facility. This order goes into effect on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Career Opportunities

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.

Click here for current internship opportunities. Click here for current volunteer opportunities.

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.

Volunteer For Living Lights!

Do you want to help support the can’t miss event of this holiday season? Then sign up below to volunteer for Butterfly Pavilion’s Living Lights, Colorado’s newest lights festival. This entertaining and educational evening is filled with biofluorescent invertebrates, glowing exhibits, a magical Firefly Forest with mesmerizing aerial artists and captivating performers culminating in an electrifying kid’s glow-in-the-dark dance party and unveiling of the Firefly Princess! Whether you are a current Butterfly Pavilion volunteer, or just want to join in on the fun for a night, we have plenty of volunteer opportunities available! Click the

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Communications Internship

The Communications 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.

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Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager is a key leader at Butterfly Pavilion and will be responsible for developing, implementing, and executing multi-faceted marketing initiatives and activities for Butterfly Pavilion’s brand. These initiatives and activities include marketing campaigns (print, digital, email, social media, broadcast, etc.), events, sponsorships and programs meant to drive awareness of the brand and mission, as well as drive revenue. The Marketing Manager is also responsible for overseeing website development and creating and managing content strategy for all digital assets. This person will art direct designers and have a creative POV and vision.

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Grants Manager

Butterfly Pavilion’s Grants Manager is a front-line fundraising professional responsible for securing funding from foundation and government funders. The Grants Manager’s primary focus will be identifying, cultivating and soliciting charitable foundations, government agencies and other grant-making entities for general operations, programs, exhibits, special events, special projects and capital projects.

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Interpretation Manager

The Interpretation Manager is responsible for the logistics and development of the interpretation program at Butterfly Pavilion. The Interpretation Manager will mentor and train staff, volunteers, and interns in exemplary interpretation strategies and facilitate engaging exhibit interpretation that as well as lead the production of interpretive writing needed for exhibits.

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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.

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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.

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