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Museum of Science

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

Museum of Science, Boston

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Responsible for the routine maintenance of exhibits, including exhibit lighting and a various equipment within exhibit components. Perform daily rounds of exhibit areas and exhibit components to ensure they are working properly and provide on the spot repairs when damage is found and report all existing or potential problems. Clean and perform basic preventive maintenance routines involving minor carpentry, basic mechanical and basic electrical repairs. Assist other technicians in the performance of their duties, including installation, refurbishment and removal of exhibits.


  • Work with members of the Exhibit Maintenance team to maintain over 130,000 square feet of exhibit hall space.
  • Maintain and inspect over 1,200 exhibits, related graphics and artifacts of which over 500 are interactive.
  • Daily preparation and shutdown of exhibit halls.
  • Potential hazardous working situations – chemicals, shop equipment, heights over 35 feet
  • Full-time positions are required to work 40 hours/week including one weekend day, most holidays and overtime as needed.
  • Assist 10 or more departments throughout the museum by providing technical support for events, functions and other Museum activities.


This position is part-time, 17.5 hours/week, on Friday (12:00pm – 9:30pm) and Saturday (8:00am – 5:30pm).


Manager, Exhibit Maintenance


  • HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) or more years of General maintenance and upkeep experience.
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical & electro-mechanical fundamentals
  • An understanding of mechanical and physical principles and the ability to apply them in maintenance and repair situations.


Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for part-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 80 hours of paid time-off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

Experience Required

1 year or more of General maintenance and upkeep

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Museum of Science
Boston, MA 02114

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