What is CSU Spur all about?

CSU Spur is a new, free, educational destination open year-round for the public in Denver, focused on engaging K-12 students, families, and visitors around food, water, and health. It is a non-degree granting campus that showcases the work of the CSU System campuses: CSU, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global.

CSU Spur is built upon the land-grant mission of access to education and the belief that students can be anything they want to be. To inspire students and visitors to engage in important world issues, CSU Spur brings together scientists to collaborate, put science on-display, and showcase career paths. The CSU Spur campus provides immersive learning experiences and cutting-edge research across three buildings: Vida, Terra, and Hydro (opening January 2023).

The world is rapidly changing, with an expected global population of 9 billion by 2050. And with that increase in people comes an increased need for food and water … at a time when natural resources are dwindling. CSU Spur will tackle the biggest issues of our time and welcome the everyday visitor to watch. We’re here to inspire the next generation of scientists, veterinary medicine professionals, advocates … we’re here to change the world. Join us.

The CSU System and all of its campuses are equal opportunity employers.

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.

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.

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The Senior Communications and Special Projects Specialist is a member of the Salazar Center team and reports to the Salazar Center Communications and Engagement Manager. This position oversees the Center’s communications program, with a focus on implementing strategic multimedia communications campaigns that increase audience engagement, overall awareness, and content accessibility.

The specialist creates and manages content for—and maintenance and growth of—a variety of communications platforms, including social media, web, email marketing, and media outreach. A key goal of this position is to help increase the Center’s communications strategies around reaching diverse audiences across North America. With support from the Communications and Engagement Manager, the specialist also develops and implements short- and long-term communication, branding, and fundraising strategies.

The specialist will also provide project management support to the manager and the Center team as needed, such as scheduling, partner outreach, deadline and deliverable tracking, vendor coordination, and grant writing and reporting.

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Interns with the CSU System will work on supporting and developing partnerships, events, and programs that engage the community in the CSU Spur project. The intern will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on ways to share information and engage the communities that Spur strives to serve.

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Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. 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.

The individual in this role will support the development, creation and delivery of an outreach program focused around food systems, agriculture, and riparian ecosystems and water conservation for prek-12th grade audiences.

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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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The Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at Spur is hiring Veterinarians! This opportunity is in partnership with Colorado State University on the Spur campus, located at the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado. Be a part of an amazing team that includes Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, and CSU public facing liaisons to educate the community on animal care, diagnostics, and procedures. This unique role will provide donor-subsidized spay/neuters, surgeries, and medical treatment for pets living with families experiencing financial barriers. Public visitors will have a front row seat to see veterinary medicine in-action.

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The Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at Spur is hiring Veterinary Technicians! This opportunity is in partnership with Colorado State University on the Spur campus, located at the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado. Be a part of an amazing team that will include Veterinarians, Veterinary Assistants, and CSU public facing liaisons to educate the community on animal care, diagnostics, and procedures. This unique role will assist the veterinary team in providing quality medical services to companion animals, while offering public visitors a front row seat to veterinary medicine in-action.

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Apply to join this innovative team that embodies the connectivity between human and animal life. The Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at Spur offers veterinary assistants a competitive wage starting at $18 per hour and great benefits which include paid time off. Individuals who are bilingual speaking English and Spanish can earn $1.00 more per hour. This groundbreaking hospital is set to open in January 2022. New team members will be starting with the League in October 2021.

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