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Workshop Instructors
Public Programs Interns
Summer Teachers-in-Residence
Visitor Services Assistants
Visitor Services/Programs Assistant 

Workshop Instructors

The MIT Museum seeks 2-3 part-time educators to teach Museum-developed, on-site education programs in science, technology, and engineering workshops for visiting middle and high school students from March 2018 to January 2019, with an opportunity for extension. Successful candidates will have a science or engineering background, experience working with students in formal and/or informal education settings and an enthusiasm for learning about MIT Museum collections and current research at MIT. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and should be available 1-2 days a week, for three-hour shifts between 9:30am and 4:00pm. Anticipated commitment is 6-12 hours/month with the possibility of additional hours and extended employment. Compensation of $15-$18/hour, based on experience. Training will be provided.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the Education Coordinator, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 or edsearch@mit.edu. Review of applications will begin in late February, with hiring to occur by mid-March.

Public Programs Interns

The MIT Museum seeks several outgoing, knowledgeable and friendly individuals to make the science and technology in our galleries come alive this summer. Learn about museum education, engage with children and adults about engineering, and explore current topics in science and technology. The interns will work in the Education and Public Programs Team and assist in leading and developing science and engineering demonstrations and group activities, organizing evening programs, interpreting exhibits and leading gallery tours, helping with educational workshops, and researching background materials for Museum exhibits and programs. Each intern will develop and implement an independent project that augments current public programming in the MIT Museum.

Successful applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students, studying education, museum studies, science and/or engineering. Must be flexible, detail-oriented and a team player. Some experience working with K-12 audiences preferred. The competitive Public Programs internships require a commitment of 30-40 hours/week for 10 weeks from June 4 - August 10, 2018. Hourly compensation is available or candidates may arrange for academic credit through their schools. To apply, please fill out the online application listing "Summer Programs Intern" in the Opportunity field. All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with information about how the internship relates to the candidate’s long-term goals and academic studies.

Summer Teachers-in-Residence

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 2-August 10, 2018 (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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