Containment Director/Chief Entomologist

Company Name: 

Thanksgiving Point Institute - Butterfly Biosphere


3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Contact Name: 

Wendy Herzog




Job Description: 

Thanksgiving Point is a 501(c)(3) non-profit farm, garden, and multi-museum complex that draws on the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning.

Thanksgiving Point Institute seeks a Containment Director/Chief Entomologist for our fifth and newest venue, Butterfly Biosphere, scheduled to open late fall, 2018. Position starts January 2018.

This 24,000 square foot museum consists of three separate areas highlighting the significance of invertebrates to life on earth. The Discovery Zone is an 8,000 sq ft gallery featuring hands-on interactive exhibits and live invertebrate displays. The Costa Rica Climber is a 7,500 sq ft multi-story designed environment dedicated to active play and exploration. The Butterfly Conservatory is a 9,000 sq ft area filled with live butterflies flying among tropical and flowering plants, and featuring a meandering path, waterfall, and pond. The overarching message is that invertebrates are small but significant, and our goal is to provide opportunities for families to connect with the natural world, learn about the role invertebrates play in ecosystems, and understand the relationships that exist between humans and invertebrates and the impacts that each has on the other.

This is a new salaried and benefitted position and Containment Director/Chief Entomologist will be part of Thanksgiving Point’s Joint Management Team. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing foundational practices as well as providing input on the design and construction of the animal care facilities and then, after opening, leading the execution of the day to day work with a team of staff and volunteers.

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Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience