Colby joined The Explorium of Lexington as the Executive Director in Fall of 2021. Colby has a strong background and history of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, serving most recently as the Associate Executive Director of The Hearing & Speech Center. He is a graduate of The University of Kentucky College of Law. Colby brings experience in a broad array of critical areas including fundraising, major gifts and grants, operations, human resources, and community outreach. He is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations, development, marketing, hiring and supervising full-time staff, board relations, and community relations.
Contact Colby at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries regarding: Development and Fundraising, Marketing, Accounts Payable, HR, Operations, and Exhibits.
Abby joined The Explorium in 2022 with over 15 years of non-profit experience and has a passion for learning through play. Thompson’s professional experience is vast in early childhood education development, family education engagement, community partnership engagement, social media marketing, and staff management. She is a native of Mt. Sterling and graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. Thompson is responsible for all programming and events at The Explorium, including community outreach events, and Explorium marketing.
Contact Abby at email@example.com for inquiries regarding: programming and events, community outreach activities/events, and marketing inquiries.
Mary joined The Explorium in 2022. She brings with her 8+ years of working with kids through play and learning. Her passion lies with watching kids discover how the world around them works. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration. Mary is responsible for all education-based programming at The Explorium, including Field Trips and Traveling Trunks.
Summer Camp Leader (Seasonal) – Under the general direction of the Play & Learning Director; implements camp activities, ensures that campers remain safe and engaged, performs related work as required and reports to work as scheduled.
General Duties and Responsibilities – Report to work as scheduled. Supervise, implement, and administer summer camp program activities. Demonstrate imagination and resourcefulness in working with children grades K-5. Assist Play & Learning Director and other Counselors in preparing weekly attendance reports. Plan and document weekly activities for your designated group. Maintain accurate records. Distribute necessary forms to participants and parents in a timely manner. Turn in all paperwork as dictated by established deadlines. Inform Supervisor of any program concerns. Take daily attendance. Perform Roll Calls per procedure. Assist or lead arts and crafts activities. Assist or lead group games. Maintain a clean and safe site area. Maintain discipline. Respect campers, fellow staff, and parents. Communicate positively with campers, staff, and parents. Supervise children when parents are late for pick-up. Set a positive example for children, volunteers, parents, and other employees. Notify Explorium staff on duty of any emergency maintenance issues.
Skills – Comprehensive knowledge of age appropriate games and activities. Working knowledge of general office equipment. Communicate effectively with others. Ability to adhere to Explorium policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to maintain accurate reports. Ability to make decisions and perform under stress when problems arrive.
This is a full-time seasonal position running from May 25-August 11. Position is seasonal FT.
To apply for either position, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Reports To: Visitor Services Manager
The Explorium of Lexington seeks a Visitor Services Specialist. The ideal candidate will display passion for The Explorium mission and the impact they will have on their community; an enthusiastic and creative person with strong organizational and communication skills; quick-thinker; self-motivated; a desire to work with a team of staff and volunteers; and exceptional abilities to work with the public.
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidate should have reliable transportation. Candidate should also be able to work weekends and some evenings.
Interested candidates can email a cover letter/resume to: email@example.com