Employment

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is always seeking dedicated individuals to assist with making the basic elements of science and mathematics available for students and adults to investigate hands-on. Positions at the museum range from part-time STEAM Internships that help run and teach science camps, to administrative positions that help plan programs and reach the public, to engineers that help build exhibits, to full-time teaching positions that make an impact in a significant amount of programs offered at the museum. Please see below for a list of all currently available positions. Applications for STEAM Interns are taken year-round for the upcoming season. If you are interested in volunteering at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum, please see the Volunteer page

Positions

General Description of Responsibilities:

This is a new position for our organization. We are growing steadily and currently have limited staff resources to dedicate to a strategic development plan and one-on-one major donor cultivation work. The specialized long-term asset development work we would like requires a steady, and consistent, highly personalized approach to donor education and cultivation. This position will increase our organization's capacity to expand and deepen donor relations, identify and develop major gifts and estate gifts, and engage in extensive individual donor cultivation work in order to build long-term assets for the EUREKA!.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop a specialized development plan to guide fundraising to support programmatic and capital goals
  • Organize, schedule, and conduct individual donor calls, including current donors, members, and prospective donors
  • Develop and maintain lists of new donor prospects
  • Attend and participate regularly in community events
  • Develop education and outreach presentations and present to nonprofit boards, bar associations, service clubs, and investment groups

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, estate planning, financial planning, investments or related fields
  • Familiar with nonprofit foundations
  • Understanding of planned giving tools and techniques and charitable endowments
  • Able and willing to travel in Colorado
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in major donor solicitation and development work

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Strong commitment to our organization's mission and purpose
  • Assistance with grant writing
  • Strong networks in Mesa County and Western Colorado
  • Excellent people and communication skills with an interest in people and determining their charitable interests, listening skills, and proposing philanthropic solutions
  • Understanding of people, communities, and issues in Western Colorado

Additional Information:

This position will open Sept 23rd, 2020 and will remain open until filled. The flexible target start date is Jan 2021

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the Executive Director, Jenn Moore, at jmoore@eurekasciencemuseum.org

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining interest in the position

General Description of Responsibilities:

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is hiring field instructors for our Environmental Institute summer courses. Environmental Institute Instructors are responsible for engaging and educating children in preschool through 12th grade through environmental literacy instruction and adventure education. The incumbents will deliver educational content through field programs, in classroom settings, and on expeditions. Instructors will blend NGSS aligned environmental literacy lessons with adventure education programming to facilitate a unique, safe, and growth-oriented experience for students to connect with the landscape in an authentic way.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead multi-day Environmental Institute programs
  • Set up, prepare, and track assigned instructional space, instructional supplies, and outdoor recreation equipment
  • Assist in packing, unpacking, and cleaning gear and vehicles before and after expedition trips
  • Plan appropriate trip routes that contribute to science based outdoor learning as well as follow EUREKA!'s safety policies

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree related to Education, Outdoor Studies, or other similarly related field
  • Prior experience with residential environmental education, field work, or expeditionary trip leading
  • Ability to drive larger vehicles including, but not limited to, 11 passenger van, 14 passenger bus

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Hiking and backpacking expertise required, and at least one of the following preferred: rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting, snow sports
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • AMGA SPI or Rock Guide Certification

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

  • Current Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • Current CPR/AED Certification

Additional Information:

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to both the Operations Director, Austin Solko, at asolko@eurekasciencemuseum.org, and the Environmental Institute Director, Adam Bavier, at abavier@eurekasciencemuseum.org

General Description of Responsibilities:

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is seeking dedicated, customer service oriented individuals to be STEAM Interns. The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and educating children in preschool through 12th grade about STEAM topics using demonstration and hands-on activities. STEAM Interns deliver educational content in camp programs, birthday parties, school groups, and outreach demonstrations. This highly responsible position requires a strong leader who is passionate about science education, has a desire to work with youth, and who can provide meaningful, fun learning experiences to program participants. STEAM Interns will report to the Operations Director and the Education Director.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and write STEAM lessons for school groups, no school day camps, and public programs
  • Co-instruct lessons with peers, the Education director, and other EUREKA! staff and volunteers
  • Effectively manage classroom behavior
  • Engage and interact with parents in a professional and positive manner

Requirements:

  • Full-time college student enrolled in a degree program related to STEAM and / or education
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working with youth

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED training required within 90 days of hire

Additional Information:

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the Operations Director, Austin Solko, at asolko@eurekasciencemuseum.org

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current school transcripts (unofficial is okay)
  • Current school schedule

General Description of Responsibilities:

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is seeking dedicated, engineering-oriented individuals to be STEAM Engineering Interns. The incumbents will be responsible for building and maintaining museum exhibits along with general upkeep in the facility. Incumbents will also have the opportunity to engage and educate children in preschool through 12th grade about STEAM using demonstrations and hands-on activities.

The individuals in these positions will be responsible for developing, designing, building, and maintaining STEAM related museum exhibits to be displayed to and interacted with by the general public. Exhibits include current exhibits that need regular upkeep and/or updated designs, as well as new exhibits that need to be designed and built to be functionally displayed and utilized in the museum. This highly responsible position requires a creative thinker who is passionate about science education, has a desire to provide STEAM learning opportunities to youth, and who can provide meaningful insight and hands-on design experience.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, design, and build new STEAM related museum exhibits
  • Update and maintain current museum exhibits
  • Assist with additional functions of the museum including cleaning, maintaining vehicles, 3D printing, laser cutting, and general building maintenance
  • Interact with staff, coworkers, and volunteers in a positive and professional manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Full time college student enrolled in the CU Boulder Earn to Learn program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED training required within 90 days of hire

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working with machinery including 3D printers and laser cutters

Additional Information:

Applicants must be enrolled in the CU Boulder Engineering program at CMU, and be eligible for the Earn to Learn program. Please contact us for more information on how to become eligible for the Earn to Learn program.

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the Operations Director, Austin Solko, at asolko@eurekasciencemuseum.org

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current school transcripts (unofficial is okay)
  • Current school schedule

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