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.

Events Manager

The Events Manager is, above all, a project manager who understands event design techniques, sponsorship acquisition and how to budget for financial success. We want to see enthusiastic candidates with fresh ideas and the organizational skills required to not leave anything about an event to chance. The Events Manager will oversee both the organization's annual Gala (early October) and three major public events, Insectivial (July), Bug-a-boo (late October) and Living Lights (December). The Events Manager also will manage events in support of the capital campaign throughout the year.

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Exhibits Manager

The Exhibit Manger is responsible for managing exhibit development, implementation, and maintenance for all permanent and temporary exhibits and exhibit related products to meet Butterfly Pavilion’s scientific, educational, and cultural objectives.

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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.

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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.

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Aquarist Coordinator

The Aquarist coordinates and provide vision for the curatorial department’s aquatic invertebrate collection and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of quality and maintenance of all Butterfly Pavilion aquatic collections including but not limited to organization and coordination of schedules, animal acquisition, animal maintenance and husbandry, animal exhibitory and record-keeping. The aquarist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of various exhibits and behind the scenes operations.

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Professional Services Project Manager

The Professional Services Project Manager, with a primary focus on Professional Services, will manage project timelines, contracting, invoicing and workflow for all professional services projects while also supporting organizational project priorities as needed.

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Giving Programs Manager

Butterfly Pavilion’s Giving Programs Manager is a front-line fundraising professional responsible for securing funds for the organization by managing the organization’s annual giving program (<$5,000) and corporate sponsorships. The Manager executes fundraising plans to sustain and grow the number of annual donors using established giving programs. The Manager cultivates new donors and sponsors, develops relationships, and provides stewardship with the goal of converting annual donors into major and campaign donors.

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Capital Campaign Coordinator

Capital Campaign Coordinator is responsible for supporting the capital campaign 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.

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Marketing Manager

The Brand 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.), promoting events, sponsorships and programs meant to drive awareness of the brand and mission, as well as drive revenue. The Brand Marketing Manager is also responsible for overseeing website development and creating and managing content strategy for all digital assets.

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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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