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Museum Project Manager (Term)

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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Job Description:  

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science seeks an experienced project manager to be an invaluable member of a creative team that is working to create a new, active, self-directed, eye-opening  22,000 square foot experience unlike anything we have done before.  With a goal of offering our audiences new insights and tools to discuss the world, create connections, and shape perspectives, we invite you to play a critical role as we and our communities shape our future.  If you are the type of person who is detailed-oriented, enjoys working with multiple people with multiple skills, a track- record in being the glue that keeps a group working effectively, and wants to work in one of the leading cultural institutions in Denver, please apply. 


This is a termed, temporary position with a targeted end date of December 2020. There is the possibility for a second, termed extension depending on the project status as it evolves.

Areas of Responsibility

Essential duties:

  • Performs project management work by managing the work of project team members, contractors, and colleagues,under the guidance of project leaders, including project coordination with other museum departments and other internal and external participants and stakeholders.
  • Confers with leadership to maintain and support established project plans and goals, scope of work, and project parameters.
  • Proactively identifies issues, solves problems, and removes barriers to the team’s progress, with a strong toolbox of techniques to help and energize teams to meet deadlines with strong deliverables.
  • Tracks schedules, budgets, work plans, cost estimates, and monitors projects for conformance to approved plans, regulations, and contract specifications and participates in preparing logistical materials including bidding, contracts, and documentation.
  • Effectively and adaptively communicates professionally, written and verbal, with a wide variety of people who themselves have varied communication preferences and cultures. 
  • Engages professionally with others, including community members, to contribute to this creative and community-focused project, including participation in a project’s concept and design development.
  • Be someone who is curious, enjoys trying new techniques and processes, and who is enthusiastic and excited about the opportunity to create new, meaningful experiences for our communities.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3 years’ experience in applicable project management including coordinating, administering and managing complex projects.
  • 3 years’ experience tracking, maintaining, and reporting budget, schedule and project status documentation.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Some evening/night/weekend work may be required.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office suite required.

Pay Range:  $58,523 - $76,080

Employee Benefit Summary


  • Medical: Three medical plans provided by Kaiser Permanente
  • Dental: Two dental plans provided by Delta Dental
  • Vision: Provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Health Saving Account option with annual company contribution
  • Museum paid Life insurance, Long Term Disability, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Additional Voluntary Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance for employees and eligible dependents
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Plans – Health and Dependent Care
  • 403(b) Retirement company match up to 5% after 1 year of service
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Vacation and sick paid time off  
  • Paid holidays


Additional Perks


  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) across the country
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • B-Cycle Flex Pass discount
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • Payroll Direct deposit up to 3 accounts
  • Secure free underground parking and bicycle storage
  • Shower facilities and lockers
  • Discounts at the Museum’s Trex café, Grab & Go, and the gift shop
  • Discounts on gift Museum Memberships
  • Discounted Membership to the YMCA
  • SCFD $10 tickets for Denver Center of Performing Arts
  • Discounts for Verizon Wireless, Pet Insurance
  • Government sponsored loan forgiveness program for non-profits:
How To Apply

Application Instructions:


Please submit your cover letter and resume by February 25, 2019.    Resumes will not be accepted after this time.


Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website


Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.


The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.


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