Interpretation and Evaluation Assistant
Employment TypeJob (Part-time)
Research & Science
This position assists in the coordination, preparation, and execution of interpretation and evaluation projects as part of the Exhibitions, Art & Learning Engagement department at Denver Botanic Gardens. Under general supervision, provides support to the Interpretation and Evaluation Specialist by performing a variety of administrative tasks in a fast-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to, record keeping, content research, writing, coordination of program materials, as well as assisting with delivery of on-site and electronic surveys. Some outdoor and visitor-facing work required.
About Denver Botanic Gardens: Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens was founded in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, The Gardens has a robust living plant collection, natural history collection and art collection along with temporary art exhibitions. The Gardens is a dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class exhibitions, education, and plant conservation research programs.
For more information, visit us online at www.botanicgardens.org.
Denver Botanic Gardens is currently seeking a Seasonal Interpretation and Evaluation Assistant in our Exhibitions Department! Read below to see if the requirements might be a good fit for you:
$18.75 Per Hour
Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinates materials for evaluation programs, including online survey setup.
Enters data from program evaluation and visitor studies.
Prepares reports from online survey software.
Conducts background research, gathers assets, and fact-checking for interpretive projects.
Assists in preparation and editing of texts for horticultural interpretive labels.
Assists with the development and coordination of interpretation and evaluation projects and all related activities.
Assists in installations and maintenance of interpretive signage inventory, including regular condition checks.
Attends and contributes to project teams and department meetings.
Regular attendance at the worksite is required. As with all positions at Denver Botanic Gardens, the incumbent must be in good performance standing to be eligible for remote work. Remote work is always at the discretion of management.
All Gardens employees must be committed to the mission of connecting people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.
Exhibit curiosity and demonstrate commitment to Denver Botanic Gardens’ values of sustainability, transformation, relevance, and diversity.
Position Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak clearly and effectively before groups of people.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Must have excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to respond to sensitive issues with care and maintain confidentiality with sensitive or operational topics.
Committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility initiatives, tools, and implementation in respect to work in a public garden space.
Ability to work with diverse staff and visitors of all ages and adaptable to different communication styles.
Ability to be flexible and willing to modify plans when necessary, throughout the day.
Self-directed and comfortable working independently at times.
Flexible work schedule required including frequent weekend and/or evening hours.
Knowledge of Microsoft Suite products, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook and Teams.
Must always be a positive representative of the Gardens internally and externally.
Must work with respect and cooperate with fellow employees and the public.
Must be committed to working safely at all times.
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree and/or combination of education and equivalent experience is required.
Minimum of 1 years of experience in hospitality, customer service, museum or evaluation field is required.
Up to 25% travel required. Requires the ability to travel to other Garden locations where environment may vary significantly.
Come work for a place that offers you SO much more than just a paycheck!