Careers

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Collections Manager
Registrar
Museum Educator
Administrative Assistant, Education & Public Programs and MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration
Exhibit Content & Experience Developer
Exhibitions New Projects Manager
Summer Educators
Visitor Services Assistants
Visitor Services/Programs Assistant 

Collections Manager

Position Overview:
The Collections Manager is responsible for the general management, conservation, storage, transport and access to the MIT Museum’s collections. The Collections Manager supports the MIT Museum in its objective to make its collection of more than 1.5 million objects, plans, drawings, films, audio recordings, photographs and rare books accessible to the widest possible audience for use in research, teaching, exhibitions and programs. As a key member of the Collections Team, the Collections Manager works collaboratively with the curators, curatorial associates, registrar, conservators, archivists and digitization project staff to support the museum and contribute to the educational and research mission of MIT. In addition, the Collections Manager works with the museum’s exhibitions team to oversee the safe transport and appropriate display of all display artifacts (either from the museum’s collections or on loan).

The MIT Museum will be relocating to a new facility in Kendall Square scheduled to open in late 2021. At the same time, it will be planning for a new facility for collections processing, conservation and research in its current 265 Massachusetts Avenue location and relocating its offsite collections storage in the 2022-2024 timeframe. The Collections Manager will lead the collections transition team that will oversee the move of all artifacts and the establishment of new work facilities at three different locations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The MIT Museum Collections Manager is accountable for the successful execution, coordination, and documentation of a broad range of duties and responsibilities including the following:

Collections Management:
Responsible for the appropriate care of the museum’s physical collections. Oversees all object storage and movements and ensuring the safety and security of the collections. Leads the museum’s overall conservation and preservation planning efforts, developing as appropriate, policies and procedures to guide both short and long-term museum practice. In collaboration with curators, oversees all conservation and restoration projects. Plans and manages the logistics of packing, crating, and shipping of all artifacts for acquisition, exhibition, loan, and disposal. Manages art handlers, movers, riggers, and other specialists as required. Arranges (and participates as required) in courier trips. Oversees all required condition reports and assists the registrar with other loan arrangements including insurance, customs, ITAR and other special regulations governing the safe handling of artifacts while in transit. Plans and manages the logistics of packing, handling and transport of collections between the main museum and its satellite operations. Works closely with the museum’s registrar and the collections information management system manager to ensure the coordinated registration, care and secure documentation of both physical and digital collections. In collaboration with the registrar, supports the resolution and assignment of core collection inventory numbers in the museum’s collections information management system and provides location control; manages regular inventories, audits, and spot-checks of the collections. Provides access to collections for appraisals, insurance and other outside inspection efforts. Insures the museum is in compliance with collections care standards and best practices

Safety, Security, and Environment
Responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment for all collections facilities. Develops security standards and systems for all areas associated with collections care and/or display. Monitors environmental conditions (especially temperature and humidity) and pest control in all spaces associated with collections and helps support facilities management for the entire museum complex. Serves as a liaison on collections-related concerns with MIT Facilities staff and appropriate building managers in non-MIT properties. Monitors gallery and collections workspace light levels, establishes appropriate standards and provides general guidance for staff. Develops and regularly updates the MIT Museum Facilities Report (confidential documentation provided to prospective lenders). Develops and implements emergency and disaster plans and procedures for the collections. In collaboration with registrar and MIT emergency management staff, oversees policies, procedures, and training associated with MIT’s Operations Continuity Management plan as relates to the museum’s collections. Participates in all security audits as required by the Institute, Insurance, MIT Police and external safety organizations.

Collections Facilities Oversight
Oversees the design and outfitting of all new collections facilities. Manages all on- and off-site collections storage facilities and insures these facilities are clean and neatly organized. Represents the museum in meetings with other building tenants to insure safety and security of collections operations. Works closely with Institute staff to insure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations associated the safe operation of these facilities. Oversees the selection, operation and maintenance of all specialized Collections equipment. Trains staff on safe operation of equipment. Liaises with MIT safety professionals to insure museum compliance with policies, regulations and laws. Oversees the management of all hazardous materials in the collections. Trains staff on safe operation of equipment. Serves as liaison with MIT safety professionals to insure museum compliance with policies, regulations and laws.

Collections Team and Museum Responsibilities
Leads collections transition team and contributes to all collections-related aspects of the transition effort associated with MIT Museum’s future move to Kendall Square. Participates in all Collections Team, Collections Committee, Operations Team meetings, and (as needed) in Exhibitions Team Meetings. Trains all museum staff, volunteers, UROPs, and interns, in collections handling, conservation and care procedures. Prepares budgets for collections management and facilities operations. Contributes to grant-writing efforts for collections related projects. Contributes to the successful achievement of all Collections Team and Museum-wide special projects. Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received:

Supervision is provided by the Director of Collections; position requires ability to perform with minimal supervision.

Supervision Exercised:

Currently no direct reports. Will supervise contractors and other temporary employees related to collections management functions. Will supervise the work of interns, volunteers and students. After the move, it is anticipated that the Collections Manager will supervise 3-4 curatorial associates, archivists and/or digital imaging specialists.

Qualifications and Skills:

Required:
Education: Bachelor’s degree. Experience: A minimum of five years of experience working as a Collections Manager or similar position in a museum environment. Skills: Highly skilled in the handling of an exceptional range of objects and archival materials of all ages, sizes, materials, and conditions, including very large, complex artifacts requiring unusual handling and care. Experience managing art handlers, movers, riggers and other specialists. Exceptional knowledge of standards and best practices in collections management. Broad knowledge of conservation care as well as general museum policies, practices and procedures. Substantial experience with relational collections management databases, spreadsheets, and word-processing software. Possess the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and exceptional attention to detail; prioritize workflow and meet timelines in a deadline driven environment; and show initiative. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects at once; to work independently as well as part of a team; and to make critical independent decisions. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility, a deep sense of responsibility, and a keen sense of diplomacy as well as the ability to work well and communicate effectively with a diverse group of museum professionals, vendors, students, faculty, administrators, alumni, prominent international scholars, lenders, collectors, and the general public. Ability to handle artifacts and archival materials of various shapes and sizes. Ability to lifting at least 35 lbs. Ability to stand or work on one’s feet up to seven hours a day, to work at heights, climb ladders and work on a mobile elevated work platform, and to withstand occasional exposure to extremes in temperatures and dust when working at off-site collections storage facility. A driver’s license to travel to various sites on campus and the off-site collections facility; transport artifacts; and meet with potential donors to inspect artifacts.

Other Requirements:
Some travel to participate in professional conferences and training. Must be able to work occasional extended hours during scheduled shipments, exhibition installations, or to participate in some evening and weekend events and projects. Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgement.

Preferred
Certificate or Master’s degree in Museum Studies or related field. Experience working in science and technology-oriented institutions, or at MIT or other university or college. Experience with MIMSY XG collections database software system. Experience with digital imaging technology. Project management experience including budget tracking.

Apply on MIT's Human Resources website.
 

Registrar

Position Overview:
The Registrar is responsible for the oversight, general management and documentation of the MIT Museum’s collections and collections records, and all related rights management. The registrar supports the MIT Museum in its objective to make its collection of more than 1.5 million objects, plans, drawings, films, audio recordings, photographs and rare books accessible to the widest possible audience for use in research, teaching, exhibitions and programs. As a key member of the Collections Team, the registrar works collaboratively with the curators, curatorial associates, collections manager, conservators, archivists and digitization project staff to support the museum and contribute to the educational and research mission of MIT.
The MIT Museum will be relocating to a new facility in Kendall Square scheduled to open in late 2021. At the same time, it will be planning for a new Collections facility for collections processing, conservation and research in its current 265 Massachusetts Ave. location and relocating its offsite Collections storage in the 2022-2024 timeframe. The registrar will be a key member of the transition team and will be expected to contribute to the successful redefinition of the Collections Team, capable of operating on three-sites.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The MIT Museum Registrar is accountable for the successful execution, coordination, and documentation of a broad range of duties and responsibilities including:

Collections Acquisition, Disposal and Documentation
Oversees and supports all object entry, acquisition and disposal documentation, including the preparation of accession/deaccession recommendations, Deeds of Gift, Transfers of Institute Property, etc., working with MIT’s Office of General Counsel. Works with curators to document the provenance of prospective acquisitions and with institutional records to research artifacts in the collection. Oversees the assignment of core collection inventory numbers in the collections information management system (Mimsy XG) and provides location control in collaboration with the Collections Manager. Works closely with the Collections Manager and the Collections Information Management System Manager to ensure the coordinated registration, care and secure documentation of both physical and digital collections.

Rights Management
Manages all rights (e.g.: intellectual, copyright, property, and proprietary) matters. Works with MIT Technology Licensing Office and Office of General Counsel to establish new policies and procedures for all rights agreements. Participates and represents the museum in the MIT Open Access Task Force policy discussions.

Collections Committee
Arranges four meetings of the Collections Committee annually and assists in the preparation of agendas and all documentation to be distributed to the Committee. Prepares detailed meeting minutes.

Safety, Security and Insurance
Conducts regular risk assessment reviews and insures the safety and security of the collections. Collaborates with the Collections Manager and MIT emergency management staff to oversee policies, procedures, and training associated with MIT’s Operations Continuity Management Team. Responsible for all insurance and indemnity requirements. Oversees the museum’s annual insurance audit. Oversees outside appraisals, and liaises with appraisers and insurance agents.

Policies and Procedures
Responsible for the development and documentation of all internal policies and procedures related to collections; maintains currency of the Collections Management Manual. Insures the museum is in compliance with all laws, regulations, policies and ethical guidelines—local, state, national and international—and upholds the highest standards and best practices.

Loans and Exhibitions
Coordinates and oversees the management of all museum loans on and off campus, including the assessment of facilities and provision of adequate insurance. Serves as exhibitions registrar in collaboration with both the Collections and Exhibitions teams. Contributes to planning and coordination of touring exhibitions. Works with MIT’s Export Control Officers to insure proper licensing for artifacts governed by ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export Administration Regulations) that impact the display and loan of certain museum artifacts.

Collections Team and Museum Responsibilities
Participates and contributes to all collections-related aspects of the transition effort associated with MIT Museum’s future move to Kendall Square. Provides guidance and oversight of records management for the museum. Works with the Institute Archives and Special Collections to insure compliance with MIT policy regarding the preservation of organizational and administrative records. Works with MIT Property Office to provide proper oversight of specialized Collections equipment. Trains all museum staff, volunteers, UROPs, and interns, in collections procedures. Contributes to the successful achievement of all Collections Team and Museum-wide special projects. Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received:

Supervision is provided by the Director of Collections; position requires ability to perform with minimal supervision.

Supervision Exercised:

No direct reports. May supervise the work of interns, volunteers and students.

Qualifications & Skills:

Required:
Bachelor’s degree and coursework in museum studies. A minimum of three years working as a museum registrar, or similar position in a museum environment that demonstrates expertise in museum registration.

Skills:
Broad knowledge of standards and best practices in museum registration and terminologies including collections cataloging, legal and insurance issues. Substantial experience with relational collections management databases, spreadsheets, and word-processing software. Familiarity with the contemporary legal and regulatory environments that govern the stewardship of artifacts and digital collections. Familiarity with rights management issues associated with the care, display, and use of museum collections. Ability and willingness to maintain a high level of accuracy; have strong attention to detail; prioritize workflow and meet timelines in a deadline driven environment; and show initiative. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects at once; to work independently as well as part of a team; and to make critical independent decisions. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility, keen sense of diplomacy as well as the ability to work well and communicate effectively with a diverse group of museum professionals, vendors, students, faculty, administrators, alumni, prominent international scholars, and the general public.

Physical Requirements/Skills:
Extensive reading and writing skills via computer.Excellent manual dexterity, visual and hearing acuity. Ability to handle artifacts and archival materials of various shapes and sizes. Ability to lifting at least 35 lbs. Ability to stand or work on one’s feet up to seven hours a day. Ability to work at heights, climb ladders and to work on a mobile elevated work platform. Ability to acquire and maintain a driver’s license to travel to various sites on campus and the off-site collections facility; transport artifacts; and meet with potential donors to inspect artifacts.

Other Requirements:
Participation in occasional evening and weekend events and projects, and in professional conferences and trainings. Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgement.

Preferred:
Certificate or Master’s degree in Museum Studies or related field. Experience working at MIT or other university museum. Experience with MIMSY XG collections database software system; digital imaging technology; drafting permissions, use and other rights management agreements; and project management including budget tracking.

Museum Educator

Position Overview & Responsibilities:
The MIT Museum Educator is an important member of the small team that produces educational and public programs in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae and/or community organizations. The Educator plays a key role in delivering the MIT Museum’s science, technology, art, and engineering educational programs. S/he will apply formal or informal teaching experience and best practices to engage professionally with middle and high school students, adults, and general visitors in the Museum’s classroom and maker space. The Educator contributes to development of new educational programs, professional development opportunities for educators, and extended learning opportunities for local students.

Deliver Museum-developed educational programs in science, technology, art and engineering for middle school, high school, university students, and adults. Extend the classroom experience into the Museum’s public maker space (Idea Hub) by leading weekly hands-on, MIT-based creative learning activities. Enthusiastically and professionally engage with middle and high school students, adults, and general visitors. Have excellent classroom management skills. Work with the Education Coordinator to keep workshop content up-to-date. Mentor and work with part-time instructors and help manage teaching schedules and spaces. Conduct regular evaluation of educational and maker space programs and participants. Contribute to the development and implementation of innovative educational programs for the Museum classroom and Idea Hub. Strategize and help build a wider audience for the Museum’s educational programs. Contribute to planning and development of effective educational spaces for the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square. Have a role in production and delivery of professional development opportunities for middle and high school educators. Extend the Programs team’s liaisons with local educators and relevant community organizers. Be familiar with national and state curriculum standards. Be knowledgeable and interested in studying past and present MIT research connections to workshop topics. Perform other duties as needed or required. No direct reports. May monitor and coordinate the work of student interns and part-time instructors. Note: This is a two-year term position.

Qualifications & Skills:
Requires an undergraduate degree in a science, technology or engineering field. Minimum of three years of experience teaching middle or high school students in a formal or informal setting. Familiarity with informal science program delivery to school, family and community audiences. Enthusiasm for the development and delivery of hands-on programs in science, engineering, art and technology. Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; be detail-oriented and be able to work collaboratively as part of a small team. Should be able to lift at least 30 pounds. Must be able to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and occasional holidays and evenings. Preferred: Master’s degree; familiarity with audience evaluation techniques; bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin.  
Apply on MIT's Human Resources website.
 

Administrative Assistant, Education & Public Programs and MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration

Position Overview & Responsibilities:
Reports to the directors of Programs and the MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration, and provides administrative support to both teams. Primary responsibilities will include generating invoices and processing financial payments including travel and expense reports through MIT’s financial system, initiating and maintaining temporary and contract employee paperwork, reconciling monthly financial accounts, procuring materials for workshops and activities, booking school workshop sessions, contacting and confirming instructors for each workshop, reserving spaces on campus, and appropriately communicating with sponsors and clients in a friendly and professional manner.

The Administrative Assistant will also assist with promoting educational offerings to target audiences and liaising with educators and relevant community organizers. Additional duties include data entry, placing and processing catering orders, maintaining contact lists and program databases, and communicating with individuals and groups at MIT and within the greater Boston community about MIT Museum programs. Other duties as assigned. Note: This is a term position through May 31, 2021.

Qualifications & Skills:
Requires a high school degree and minimum of two years of administrative experience that includes secretarial, office and financial responsibilities; strong customer service orientation; excellent organizational, time management, communication, customer service, problem solving, and interpersonal skills; proficiency with Microsoft and Google platforms; ability to work both independently with limited supervision and as part of a team; and able to lift at least 30 pounds. May include occasional evening and weekend hours.

Preferred: College degree. MIT experience including with MIT’s financial systems is an advantage.
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Exhibit Content & Experience Developer

Position Overview:
The Exhibit Content & Experience Developer is a member of the team that is being formed to plan a new exhibition on the broad topic of AI/Computational Sciences for the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square, projected to open in fall 2021. The Exhibit Developer is responsible for the ideation, development and implementation of dynamic experiences that communicate concepts in art, science and technology, effectively interpreting contemporary scientific research and collections.

The Exhibit Content & Experience Developer collaborates with the Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, curators, designers and teams on re-imagining museum experiences. Using an integrated approach, the Exhibit Developer conducts content research, leads visitor studies and exhibit evaluation, develops exhibit experiences, is responsible for writing and editing, and works to ensure that exhibit projects significantly enhance the visitor experience while successfully presenting the specific topic(s) and educational goals.

The MIT Museum is building a team to begin the formative phases of exciting work to determine its future in its new location at Kendall Square. The museum looks to convey and contribute to the unique problem-solving ethos of MIT with exhibitions and programs that exemplify the leading edge of knowledge both past and present.  To that end, the Exhibit Developer will work closely with a diverse group of scientists, technologists, curators and practitioners on cross-disciplinary presentations. Ideally, the developer will have specific interest and experience in one or more areas of knowledge that relate to the science and research at MIT. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Research educational, scientific and technological content for exhibits. Establish conceptual frameworks to interpret complex narratives. Collaborate with exhibition teams, scientific advisors, creative technologists, etc. to devise unexpected, meaningful and innovative solutions. Conceptualize and document exhibit experience concepts, narratives and operations.  Advocate for educational and visitor experience goals as represented through design. Write and edit exhibit copy.  Assist with exhibit prototyping and lead evaluation. Develop project reports and other communication materials. Research exhibit resources and assist with development of exhibit ideas and programs. Integrate and track artifacts as needed, supporting the efforts of Collections and the Registrar.  Develop scripts and work closely with multimedia producers. Ensure that exhibits are experientially engaging and scientifically accurate. Conduct photo research and other visual media asset acquisition. Manage project logistics and communication with internal teams and outside vendors as assigned. Meet project budgets and schedules. Other tasks: Support a collaborative project environment. Remain informed of current trends in art and science museums and the informal science education field broadly. Provide development support for other projects as assigned. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Supervision Received:
Reports to, and works proactively and collaboratively with the Director of Galleries and Exhibitions.

Supervision Exercised:
No direct reports. May monitor and coordinate the work of consultants, students or interns.

Qualifications & Skills:

EDUCATION:
BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) degree in science, computational sciences, or the history of technology.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
A minimum of 5+ years of experience developing museum exhibitions, preferably in science, history or art environments.

A positive, proactive and collegial work ethic.  Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Proven record of initiating concepts and developing exhibitions of excellence with a strong, insightful and original vision. Excellent research and organizational skills; candidates must be detail oriented, self-motivated, conscientious, thorough, task-focused and able to manage and track multiple demands in a creative and fast-paced environment. Excellent technical proficiency with MS Office including Word, Excel, PPT and Google docs. Specific science content knowledge (in the life sciences, mathematics, physics, engineering, architecture, computer science) and/or the ability to communicate scientific/technological topics is preferred.

Note: This is a term position through completion and opening of the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square in fall 2021.

Apply on MIT's Human Resources website.
 

Exhibitions New Projects Manager

Position Overview:
The Exhibitions New Projects Manager works collaboratively with the Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Manager of Exhibitions, curators, designers and teams. S/he is responsible for the initial project scoping, management of process and workflow across multiple projects, management of team communications, and for project logistics with consultants and vendors. S/he contributes as a team member to the development of exhibit experiences, managing content development process, supporting evaluation, and managing text writing and editing workflows. Some research, coordination with Collections and managing experiences that may include media development and production is in scope. The Project Manager conceptualizes the project process and maintains the big picture view through concept development, design, production, launch and installation phases.

The Exhibitions New Projects Manager consistently delivers high-quality exhibit experiences across a number of projects under the direction of project leadership, and pursues or develops best practices in all areas of exhibit creation.

The MIT Museum is building a team to begin the formative phases of exciting work to determine its future in its new location at Kendall Square (opening fall 2021) The museum looks to convey and contribute to the unique problem-solving ethos of MIT with exhibitions and programs that exemplify the leading edge of knowledge both past and present.  To that end, the Exhibitions New Projects Manager will work closely with a diverse group of teams including scientists, technologists, curators and practitioners on cross-disciplinary presentations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Scope project workflows within time and budget parameters. Lead project implementation and coordination of the project processes, integrating concepts, resources and teams through detail design. Manage project logistics and communication with internal teams and outside vendors as assigned. Meet project budgets and schedules. Lead team meetings, developing agendas and meeting notes. Lead coordination of project advisors, and contracts with vendors and contractors. Coordinate project budgets with exhibition management and track expenses. Develop and coordinate project schedules with exhibition management. Facilitate communication between core team members and subgroups. Create and edit all project reports and milestone documents. Monitor any funding obligations related to the exhibition. Foster a team approach to exhibition development. Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Research exhibit resources and assist with development of exhibit ideas and programs. Assist with exhibit prototyping and conduct evaluation. Assist with research for exhibition assets as assigned. Other tasks: Contribute to writing and/or editing exhibit copy. Support a collaborative project environment. Remain informed of current trends in science museums and the informal science education field broadly. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Reports to and works proactively and collaboratively with the Director of Galleries and Exhibitions.

Supervision Exercised:
No direct reports. May monitor and coordinate the work of subcontractors, vendors, interns or students.

Qualifications & Skills:

EDUCATION:
BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) degree in science, math, engineering, science education, social sciences or a field related to informal teaching and learning.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
A minimum of 5+ years of experience project managing museum exhibitions, preferably in interactive science or art environments. Requires excellence in initial project scoping and managing the workflow of teams, as well as excellent time management, strong attention to detail and the ability to manage positive and collaborative relationships. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. A willingness and ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with science researchers and non-specialists. Excellent research and organizational skills; must be detail oriented, self-motivated, conscientious, thorough, task-focused and able to manage and track multiple demands in a fast-paced environment. Excellent technical proficiency with MS Office software including Word, Excel, PPT and Google docs. Specific science content knowledge with respect to one or more of the following scientific/technological fields is preferred: mathematics, physics, engineering, architecture, computer or life sciences. 

Note: This is a term position through completion and opening of the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square in fall 2021.
Apply on MIT's Human Resources website.
 

Summer Educators

The MIT Museum is seeking middle or high school educators who, in collaboration with the Education & Public Programs team, will teach established science and technology workshops in an informal education environment. Teachers will also develop and implement an independent project that augments current workshops at the MIT Museum. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a behind-the-scene perspective of the Museum, explore current science and technology research at MIT, share your classroom expertise with our staff, and serve as a liaison between the Museum and your school.

Successful applicants will be current middle or high school teachers specializing in science, math and/or engineering. S/he will be interested in collaborating with the Museum's Education & Public Programs team to evaluate existing workshops, expand the Museum's educational offerings, and learn about informal education pedagogy. Must be flexible, detail-oriented and a team player. Summer educator positions are temporary full-time (35 hours/week, M-F, 9:30-5pm) for six weeks, from July 1-August 9, 2019 (with 1-2 days prior for orientation and training). Compensation of $22-$25/hour will be provided, based on experience. Please send resume and cover letter to edsearch@mit.edu.
 

Visitor Services Assistants

The MIT Museum seeks part-time visitor services assistants.  Duties include: greeting visitors, selling admission tickets, ringing up museum store purchases and periodically restocking store, staffing reception desk and answering visitor questions, monitoring groups in the galleries during busy periods and other duties as assigned.  Potential for evening hours assisting in setting-up for programs and other museum functions as well.

Qualifications:
A high school diploma or equivalent education is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Museum Studies/Arts Administration students encouraged to apply. Applicants should enjoy working with the public, have an interest in science and technology and possess basic computer skills.  Retail experience desirable but not mandatory.  Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese desirable but not mandatory.

Hours to include some weekday mornings/afternoons and at least one weekend day, approx. 24-35 hours during the months of July and August.

Please send resumes and cover letters to palane@mit.edu or mail to Patricia Lane, Visitor Services Manager, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. N51, Cambridge, MA 02139.
 

Visitor Services/Programs Assistant

The MIT Museum is looking for a flexible, part-time assistant to work with both the Visitor Services and Programs departments. 

Visitor Services duties will include: greeting visitors, selling admission tickets, ringing up museum store purchases and periodically restocking store, staffing reception desk and answering visitor questions, monitoring groups in the galleries during busy periods, light gallery maintenance (will train), and other duties as assigned.  

Programs duties will include: setting up chairs, tables and food for evening and/or weekend programs as needed, greeting program attendees and collecting visitation data, breaking down and storing chairs and tables after the program, and other duties as assigned.

Hours: a mix of day and evening shifts with flexibility to accommodate Museum program schedules, approximately 16-24 hours per week, including at least one weekend day.  Additional evening hours to staff Museum event rentals may also be available.

Qualifications:
A high school diploma or equivalent education is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Applicants should enjoy working with the public, possess basic computer skills, have an interest in science and technology, be able to stand on their feet for extended periods of time, and lift up to 50 lbs.  

Please send resumes and cover letters to palane@mit.edu or mail to Patricia Lane, Visitor Services Manager, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. N51, Cambridge, MA 02139.

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