Discovery Center Fellow




Organization: Museum of Science (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Discovery Center Fellow

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Fellow will present engaging formal and informal programming in the Discovery Center that furthers visitors' understanding of and interest in the natural and physical sciences and technology. The Discovery Center offers a wide variety of programming and attracts many young children, accompanied by their adult caregivers and older siblings. The Fellow will have the opportunity to discover the needs of these younger learners in several different situations. The Fellow will work with the Discovery Center staff to ensure the development, maintenance, and presentation of quality programming, including educational materials and activities, interpretations, demonstrations, exhibit components, and school programs. The Discovery Center also has a large crew of dedicated Volunteer Interpreters of all different ages, scientific backgrounds, and abilities. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with this diverse group and learn how volunteers contribute to the museum experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Facilitate 2-6 Field Trip Programs weekly October - April.

• Develop 3-4 Volunteer Briefings annually.

• Develop 1-2 educational activities or materials monthly.

• Present 3-5 demonstrations or interpretations weekly.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is temporary, full-time, 35 hours/week, working Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Satursdays 9am-5pm and Fridays 12pm-8pm. During the summer and school vacation weeks, the Fellow works an 11am-7pm schedule (Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday).

REPORTS TO:

Program Manager, Discovery Center & Manager, Discovery Spaces

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelors of Science or Arts preferred.

• Up to 6 months of informal education experience.

STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IN OUR DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC WORK ENVIRONMENT, SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Human Resources Department

Museum of Science

Science Park

Boston, MA 02114

Fax: (617) 589-0362

Email: jobs@mos.org

Visit www.mos.org/jobs for our most up-to-date employment listings. No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application. The Museum of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.