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.

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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.

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

The Exhibit Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintenance, repair, and minor improvements of interactive exhibits and signage at Butterfly Pavilion. Maintenance, repairs, and improvements may include painting, replacing mechanical components, minor electrical repair, supporting the installation of exhibit components, and troubleshooting technology where possible. Basic carpentry skills and the ability to patch drywall and match paint are essential. This position does not entail building or maintaining animal enclosures.

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GOCO Outreach Educator

The Butterfly Pavilion seeks a creative, energetic, tech savvy, culturally competent individual with a passion for learning about and developing after school program curriculum for children about science, nature, and invertebrates. The position's primary purpose is to plan, manage, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the afterschool youth programs. Butterfly Pavilion strives to provide programs that promote appreciation, understanding, and conservation of invertebrates and habitats worldwide to a diverse community, and bilingual individuals fluent in English and Spanish and/or those who have worked with children with special needs or disabilities is a plus. 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 Outreach Educator will connect more 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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GOCO Young Adult Paid Internship

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.

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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.

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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.

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Education Internship

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 Mines

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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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Internships

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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