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Education

CSU Spur is seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the Education Team as Education Facilitators. These individuals will be part of a team designing and delivering programs at the CSU Spur campus in Denver that inspire life-long learners to tackle global problems around food, water, and health, and will play a key role in the future of educational offerings at a brand-new state-of-the art campus.

Education Facilitators (part-time) will support the CSU Spur vision and Education Team by executing the daily programmatic logistics and delivery necessary for successful educational experiences at Spur for pre-K-12 audiences, families, community partners, and general campus guests. This position is responsible for delivering educational content both in classroom program facilitation and exhibit interpretation, engaging with on site visitors, providing off-site and virtual programming, and collaborating with staff and volunteers to support the programmatic goals of the CSU Spur campus. This role will have a variable schedule, which may include weekends, and could include some evenings. Individuals in this role can work up to 19 hours a week. Individuals in this role are requested to work at least 6 hours per month.

This position is supervised by the CSU Spur Education Manager.

Program Areas of Interpretation:

  • Food: In the Terra building, education staff will be working with partners on controlled agriculture, food systems education, urban gardening, nutrition education, and food development processes.
  • Water: In the Hydro building, educators will partner with Denver Water experts to provide experiences around water conservation, quality, and water systems. Programming will include usage of an outdoor backyard garden space that connects to the South Platte River for riparian ecosystem programming.
  • Health: In the Vida building, the education team will interpret live veterinary procedures, equine-assisted services, and equine rehabilitation therapy in partnership with the Dumb Friends League, the Temple Grandin Equine Center, and CSU Equine Sports Medicine, providing opportunities for visitors and school groups to learn about animal and human health through active observation and engagement.

Individuals in this role will learn new and innovative ways to provide educational programming through virtual reality, in person hands on interactive experiences, live virtual programming, exhibit interpretation, indoor and outdoor learning opportunities, and live interpretation of on show surgical procedures, animal therapy, equine-assisted services, as well as cooking, planting, and water demonstrations. Flexibility and an openness to learn and try new ideas and experiences is highly encouraged.

There are no medical benefits associated with this position.

CSU Spur accepts applications on an ongoing basis for this position and reviews them on a quarterly basis or as openings become available. Current deadlines for quarterly review are April 3, June 5, August 7, Oct. 30, and Jan. 29, 2024.

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The CSU Spur Education Associate will support the development, creation and delivery of environmental and water education programming in our teaching lab, backyard space, and nature trail for prek-12th grade audiences and visitors. This individual will support educational programming across the CSU Spur campus, but will focus on creating innovative programming around environmental education, water conservation, river ecosystems, and ecology.

AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country. This position will be located at CSU Spur, which is located in Denver, CO. 

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These summer seasonal staff will lead daily sport camp sessions as part of CSU’s Department of Health and Exercise Science programs. Camp Counselors will lead activities and ensure the safety of the program participants as they engage in activities. Counselors should be at least 18 years-old and have knowledge and passion for working with children ages 5-12 in a physical activity-based environment. Playing or coaching experience in a specific sport is preferred. Weekly camps run in Denver, Monday-Friday, June 5-August 12th, 2023.

Click here for more information on the Youth Sport Camps.

REPORTS TO: Youth Sport Camps Director
PROPOSED SALARY RANGE: $18/hour

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Engagement and community

We seek passionate and dedicated individuals to serve as CSU Extension 4-H STEM AmeriCorps Members. This member serves in a County Extension office developing, strengthening, and delivering youth development programs emphasizing 4-H STEM in out-of-school time settings to ensure that children and youth (ages 8-18) have the tools and opportunities that will lead to graduation from high school and preparation for entering the workforce while developing their interest in STEM.

Twenty-one half-time (900 hours) and quarter-time (450 hours) AmeriCorps positions are needed in the following locations for Program Year 2022-2023:

  • Archuleta County, Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
  • CSU Spur Campus, Denver, CO
  • Garfield County, Rifle, CO
  • La Plate County, Durango, CO
  • Larimer County, Fort Collins, CO
  • Morgan County, Fort Morgan, CO
  • Moffat County, Craig, CO

Service will begin with the new member orientation training in August, October (half-time positions), or April (quarter-time positions).

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Operations

This position is responsible for managing research activities and laboratory operations at the CSU Spur Campus Hydro building. The position will require the candidate to operate and maintain laboratory equipment including but not limited to reactors (biological and physicochemical) from bench to pilot scale, plumbing to and from reactor systems as well as utilize support equipment such as an autoclave and purification equipment. The candidate will be responsible for sample collection, handling and processing. The position will also be required to install and maintain online monitoring and data logging equipment and possibly prepare data for analysis. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for the coordination, scheduling, and operation of two laboratory facilities: Water Technology Accelerator Platform (Water TAP) and Biotechnology Laboratory. Candidates must also be capable of supervising undergraduate and graduate students when and where appropriate to support research activities. This position is supervised by two faculty in two departments, each faculty will oversee 50% of job duties and responsibilities.

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Temple Grandin Equine Center

Under the direction and guidance of the Coordinator for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the intern will have Equine Care and Training responsibilities for Colorado State University’s Temple Grandin Equine Center’s program located at the Spur Campus in Denver. This is an unpaid internship for 6 Credit hours. It will last for 14 weeks, 20 hours per week. Housing is available on-site. The intern will work with the Coordinator to build learning objectives specific to their needs prior to beginning the semester. 

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Under the direction and guidance of the Coordinator for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the intern will learn about becoming a practitioner, therapy provider, or certified instructor for Colorado State University’s Temple Grandin Equine Center program located at the Spur Campus in Denver. This is an unpaid internship for 6 Credit hours. It will last for 14 weeks, 20 hours per week. Housing is available on-site. The intern will work with the Coordinator to build learning objectives specific to their needs prior to beginning the semester. 

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 Under the direction and guidance of the Coordinator for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the intern will learn about administration and marketing in an Equine Assisted Services setting for Colorado State University’s TGEC’s program located at the Spur Campus in Denver. This is an unpaid internship for 6 Credit hours. It will last for 14 weeks, 20 hours per week. Housing is available on-site. The intern will work with the Coordinator to build learning objectives specific to their needs prior to beginning the semester. 

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