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Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

Gift Shop Clerks  |  Engineer  |  Conductor

Description / Position Overview:

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad is a family run seasonal tourist attraction in Cripple Creek, CO. Our focus is designed around providing good ol’ fashioned family fun. We offer train rides 7 days a week beginning in May and running through the first week in October. 

Requirements/Qualifications:

• Read, write, speak and understand English
• Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Driver’s License and drug free.
• Ability and willingness to interact with people of all ages to provide them with a memorable experience.
• Outgoing and energetic personality.
• Must be able to multitask and work independently to complete daily duties

 Education/Experience:

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
• Training is available and no experience is required. Salary is based on experience 

Please send your resume to ccvdes@aol.com

Or you may fax to: 719-689-3256

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Space Foundation Discovery Center

Birthday Party Host 
Seasonal

LOCATION: Colorado Springs, Colorado
REPORTS TO: Events-Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE: The Birthday Party Host is responsible for assisting with the organization, planning and execution of Birthday Parties for children ages 4-17, scheduled in the Space Foundation Discovery Center (the “Discovery Center”). Duties include decorating and setting up for Birthday Parties, monitoring Birthday Parties to provide a fun yet safe environment and to ensure compliance with Discovery Center rules and standards of behavior, cleaning up and returning the party area to its proper state, and ensuring that adequate supplies and decorations are on hand. Please note: in accordance with the Space Foundation’s background investigation and child safety policies, we may only consider applicants who are at least 18 years of age.

SCHEDULE: The Birthday Party Host is a part-time position, with work hours to be scheduled in advance according to the Birthday Parties reserved in the Discovery Center. Birthday Parties typically take place on Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 10:00AM and 4:00PM but may occasionally be scheduled on weekdays during regular Discovery Center operating hours. The Birthday Party Host regularly works a schedule of approximately 12-20 hours per week through the summer weeks.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The following briefly describes representative responsibilities of this job, but is not intended to be a complete or all-inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of this position:

  • Decorate and set up for Birthday Parties and all related activities;
  • Greet guests (children and adults) with a friendly, engaging demeanor and a keen focus on superb customer service;
  • Show guests to the reserved Birthday Party area and ensure they are familiar with the locations of the restrooms and nearest emergency exits;
  • Provide a fun, friendly, safe and exciting environment for Birthday Parties;
  • Help the guests to stay on time according to their Birthday Party schedule, to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy the activities offered;
  • Prepare Birthday Party activities and engage children during the activities;
  • Coordinate with team members and docents as needed, to arrange for any “extras” that are purchased with each Birthday Party (such as Science On a Sphere and/or Mars Robotics Laboratory);
  • Learn and support compliance with all Discovery Center rules and Birthday Party guidelines;
  • Assist with all aspects of each Birthday Party (activities, cake, beverages, gifts, etc.);
  • Instruct and supervise children at each Birthday Party (supervised activities may include crafts, scavenger hunts, party games, etc.);
  • Clean up all Birthday Party activities, to include wiping down all surfaces and chairs with disinfectant wipes, sweeping the floor, emptying trash receptacles and replacing liners, and ensuring the party area is ready for its next use;
  • Maintain the stock of Birthday Party supplies and arrange for replenishment as needed; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: The following briefly describes knowledge, skills, abilities and characteristics associated with this position, including any required experience, education, licensure, certification, or combination thereof:

  • Prior experience in effectively working with the public is desired;
  • Must enjoy working with children and be able to interact and communicate with guests (children and adults), team members and volunteers;
  • Ability to manage time to keep self and others on schedule;
  • Enthusiasm for learning about the Discovery Center and the activities it offers, and the ability to retain information and clearly communicate it to others;
  • Professional, prompt and dependable;
  • Ability to enforce rules tactfully, and recognize when to escalate to management if warranted;
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic, and willing and able to speak up to be heard in a noisy environment;
  • Must present a professional appearance (logo shirt provided by the organization, pants/slacks in good condition (no jeans), tidy and comfortable footwear, identification badge); and
  • Ability to take initiative, ask clarifying questions when needed, and carry out responsibilities of position independently when supervisor(s) is out of the office.

Posting will be active until June 8. Hourly wage – $12.00 Please send current resume to hr@spacefoundation.org

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Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Education Specialist 
Seasonal

LOCATION: Colorado Springs, Colorado
REPORTS TO: Director – Education

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:
The Space Education Specialist develops and implements curriculum and education programs that support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, involving curriculum design, writing field trip lesson plans, teaching curriculum, technology integration, teaching strategies, teacher and student presentations, and other cross-curriculum collaboration efforts as directed by the Senior Director – Education. This position supports the efforts of our education partners across the country and around the world through classroom support of materials and curriculum ideas and conducting education programs or teacher and student workshops. This position also supports all educational endeavors that arise out of the continued development and implementation of the Space Foundation’s educational mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following briefly describes representative responsibilities of this job, but it is not intended to be a complete or all-inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of this position:

  1. In coordination with the Director – Education, create and teach curriculum for the following Space Foundation programs:
    a. Discover the Universe field trip programs Space in the Community:
    b. Space Education Program;
    c. Explore Space Experience student summer program;
    d. Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses;
    e. Space Symposium or other trade shows or conferences;
    f. Virtual programs such as field trips for students and professional development for teachers; and
    g. Other education programs or projects for our education partners across the United States or around the world.
  2. Assume responsibility of education partnerships or programs as directed by the Director – Education, which may include:
    a. Developing curriculum;
    b. Partnering with the Education & Discovery Programs Coordinator in developing logistics for education programs; and
    c. Maintaining relationships with education partners through meetings, which may include travel.
  3. Attend conferences to promote Space Foundation education programs and conduct workshops to promote STEM education.
  4. Assist the Senior Director – Education in the development and operation of labs, including:
    a. Science On a Sphere®;
    b. Mars Robotics Laboratory;
    c. AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory; and
    d. Any future labs that may be added.
  5. Sit on various committees as directed.
  6. May perform other duties as required or assigned.

COMPETENCIES:
The following briefly describes knowledge, skills, abilities and characteristics associated with this position, including any required experience, education, licensure, certification, or combination thereof:

  • A four-year degree in education or related field is required; Master’s degree in education or related field is preferred. 
  • Comfortable in a classroom setting and a master teacher.  A minimum of three years of classroom experience or related experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency and accuracy in word processing and experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint or similar programs for the purposes of lesson plan creation and implementation.
  • Working understanding of technology for the purposes of videoconferencing with teachers and students around the world, as well as video recording for various virtual programs.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet goals in several areas, simultaneously, including the ability to track an event from start to finish and provide after-action follow-up. 
  • Forward-thinking and proactive.
  •  Strong written communication skills to compose written items for publication while conforming to the prescribed style and format used at the Space Foundation. 
  • Comfortable and effective in presenting information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to diplomatically respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Charismatic and outgoing when meeting people.  Adept at effective relationship building and good interpersonal skills. 
  • Organized and effective in managing multiple competing priorities. 
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the National Education Standards. 
  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and implement as directed. 
  • Self-disciplined, a self-starter, and flexible in adapting to changing schedules and deadlines. 
  • Results-oriented, and willing and able to attend to all details of a project, regardless of scope.

Requires the ability to travel domestically and internationally without restrictions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individuals in this position will generally work indoors, and will have a workspace designated solely for him/her.  Necessary office furnishings, equipment and supplies will be provided by the Foundation.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may periodically be required to work outdoors and would be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.   The employee may periodically be required to work in an offsite environment or at special events, and from time-to-time may be asked to travel on Foundation business, at the Foundation’s expense.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

JOB STATUS:

  1. FLSA Classification: This position is exempt according to guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, as such, an individual in this position is not eligible to receive overtime pay.
  2. Full- or Part-Time: This position is full-time in nature. An individual in this position will regularly work a schedule consisting of 40 hours per week.
  3. Work Location: This position’s primary work site is the office located in Colorado Springs, CO. The nature and responsibilities of this position are such that it is not eligible for alternative worksite arrangements, such as working from home or telecommuting, on a consistent or recurring basis.* *
  4. Regular Schedule: Usual business days are Monday through Friday, holidays excepted, and usual business hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the time zone in which the position is located. The nature and responsibilities of this position are such that it is not eligible for flexible work scheduling, such as 4-day workweek or alternate start/end times, on a consistent or recurring basis.*

Posting closes: June 22
Salary: $48,000
Resumes: Please send resume to hr@spacefoundation.org

* With reference to Job Status, numbers 3 and 4:  If eligible, any alternative worksite arrangements and/or flexible work scheduling must be documented, effective-dated, and approved in writing by supervisor, COO and HR, and may be discontinued by management at any time, for any reason.  Documentation must be retained in the personnel record for team member to whom it applies, together with this job description.

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Space Foundation Discovery Center

Director – Space Education

LOCATION: Colorado Springs, Colorado
REPORTS TO: Vice President – Education

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:
The Director – Space Education works with the Vice President – Education to execute and fulfill the requirements of the Space Foundation mission and vision. S/he directs the development, implementation and day-to-day operations of the Space Foundation’s formal education programs that support science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) education. This includes establishing project goals and developing education programs to support the efforts of classroom educators and Space Foundation education partners. S/he creates, develops and manages the Space Foundation’s education programs that utilize the following areas within the Space Foundation Discovery Center (SFDC): Science On a Sphere®, Mars Robotics Laboratory, the AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory and the Battelle Underwater Drone Lab. In addition, the Director – Space Education directs the development and execution of other education programs such as the Space in the Community outreach program. S/he also ensures that all education programs follow the Space Foundation’s mission, “to inspire, educate, connect and advocate for the global space community.”

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following briefly describes representative responsibilities of this job, but it is not intended to be a complete or all-inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of this position:

  1. With guidance from the Vice President – Education, directs the creation of curriculum, teaching of activities and the day-to-day operations for the following Space Foundation programs:
    a. Discover the Universe field trip program (Science On a Sphere)
    b. Missions in the Mars Robotics Laboratory
    c. Missions in the AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
    d. Missions in the Battelle Underwater Drone Laboratory
    e. Space in the Community outreach program
    f. Space Symposium or other trade shows or conferences
    g.Explore Space Experience summer program
    h. Other education programs or projects for our education partners across the US or around the world as directed by the Vice President-Education
  2. Direct and supervise the Space Foundation’s education team members in the creation and delivery of the programs, which may include:
    a. Developing and maintaining team schedules;
    b. Ensuring compliance with Space Foundation policies and guidelines;
    c. Making decisions, solving problems, maintaining records and files, conducting meetings, and representing the education team at various internal and external events and meetings;
    d. Developing/updating job descriptions and managing performance expectations;
    e. Managing team members and overall team performance, including orienting and training new team members; communicating about new and existing programs and providing adequate training; coaching, counseling and motivating team members; evaluating team member performance; and carrying out any disciplinary action as needed and in consultation with Human Resources;
    f. Establishing effective lines of communication and methods for managing conflicts and/or grievances;
    g. Developing schedules and overseeing logistical requirements;
    h. Monitoring supplies in coordination with the SFDC Programs Coordinator;
    i. Developing and overseeing processes for smooth operation of education programs;
    j. Developing travel teams and schedules for Space in the Community travel teams;
    k. Ensuring all education contracts are fulfilled to the highest Space Foundation standards and in accordance with signed contracts;
    l. Coordinating education program logistics with other Space Foundation team members including the Director – SFDC, the Manager – Space Education, the Manager SFDC Sales, and the SFDC Programs Manager;
  3. Assume responsibility of education partnerships as directed by the Vice President – Education, which may include:
    a. Overseeing the development and execution of curriculum and programs;
    b. Partnering with appropriate Space Foundation team members to develop logistics for education programs;
    c. Maintaining relationships with each education partner by conducting meetings, which may include travel;
  4. Coordinate with the Vice President – Education, Space Education Specialists, Director- SFDC and other team members as necessary about the development, use and care of the SFDC education labs;
  5. Coordinate use of SFDC labs and facilities with the Director-SFDC, and Manager SFDC Sales to avoid overbooking and conflicts;
  6. Participate in the training of docents and volunteers to assist with education programs, and ensure appropriate supervision of any docents/volunteers who are assigned to assist with education activities;
  7. With the Manager – Education & Discovery Sales, coordinate field trips and develop programs for each group; and
  8. May perform other duties as required or assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

The following briefly describes knowledge, skills, abilities and characteristics associated with this position, including any required experience, education, licensure, certification, or combination thereof:

A four-year degree in education or related field must have been attained. Three years of classroom experience or related experience is required.

Additionally, a degree in leadership or experience in leading an education team is preferred.

This position requires a strong leader with experience in leading educators. S/he must possess the confidence to continue executing the mission and vision of the Space Foundation when working independently. S/he must have proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 365 for the execution of job performance tasks. S/he must be able to set priorities and meet goals in several areas, simultaneously, be able to track an event from start to finish and provide after-action follow-up. This position requires a person who is forward thinking and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. S/he must diplomatically respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. S/he must have the ability to compose written items for publication that conform to the prescribed style and format used at the Space Foundation. S/he must also be able to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.

The elements of this position require an individual who is charismatic and outgoing when meeting people. S/he must be adept at effective relationship building and have good interpersonal and leadership skills. S/he must be organized and effective in managing multiple competing priorities and must have a thorough understanding of the National Education Standards as well as the ability to research and understand education standards of other countries. S/he must be able to quickly grasp new concepts and implement as directed. S/he must be self-disciplined, a self-starter, and must be flexible in adapting to changing schedules and deadlines. S/he must be able to attend to all details of a project, regardless of scope, and must be proactive in dealing with projects and be results-oriented.

This position requires the ability to travel domestically and internationally without restrictions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individuals in this position will generally work indoors and will have a workspace designated solely for him/her.  Necessary office furnishings, equipment and supplies will be provided by the Foundation.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may periodically be required to work outdoors and would be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.   The employee may periodically be required to work in an offsite environment or at special events, and from time-to-time may be asked to travel on Foundation business, at the Foundation’s expense.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

JOB STATUS:

  1. FLSA Classification:  This position is exempt according to guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, as such, an individual in this position is not eligible to receive overtime pay. 
  2. Full- or Part-Time:  This position is full-time in nature.  An individual in this position will regularly work a schedule consisting of 40 hours per week.
  1. Work Location:  This position’s primary work site is the office located in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The nature and responsibilities of this position are such that it is noteligible for alternative worksite arrangements, such as working from home or telecommuting, on a consistent or recurring basis.* *
  2. Regular Schedule:  Usual business days are Monday through Friday, holidays excepted, and usual business hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the time zone in which the position is located.  The nature and responsibilities of this position are such that it is not eligible for flexible work scheduling, such as 4-day workweek or alternate start/end times, on a consistent or recurring basis.*

Posting closes:June 17 2018

Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 depending on experience
Resumes: Please send resume to hr@spacefoundation.org

* With reference to Job Status, numbers 3 and 4:  If eligible, any alternative worksite arrangements and/or flexible work scheduling must be documented, effective-dated, and approved in writing by supervisor, COO and HR, and may be discontinued by management at any time, for any reason.  Documentation must be retained in the personnel record for team member to whom it applies, together with this job description.

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