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Requests for Proposals and other Opportunities

The MIT Museum periodically issues RFPs for certain products and services, and encourages qualified individuals and businesses to respond. Listed below are current searches. We hope to hear from you.

The MIT Museum is seeking an Audio/Video/Lighting event production company to provide ongoing technical production management and support for systems, exhibits, and events within the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square. Interested applicants should have experience operating and supporting Crestron AV Control, Lutron Lighting Control, Allen and Heath Audio Consoles, ETC Nomad Lighting Control, Large Scale LED Walls, digital projectors, and basic presenter AV Setups for Powerpoint, Keynote, etc. In addition, for larger events applicants should be able to provide additional project management and rental of Audio, Video, and Lighting equipment as well as crew to support the installation, integration, operations, and removal on a per event basis.

Please contact Deputy Director Kathryn Gunsch copying Anna Kelly to express your interest and suggest specific times that we could connect for a fifteen-minute conversation about pricing.


As the MIT Museum prepares to open in a newly built venue in Kendall Square in fall 2022, it seeks a project-based grant writer to work with museum leadership in securing grant funds to support various museum priorities.

The MIT Museum has been successful in its capital fundraising for the new building and is now working to expand its donor support through an active grant program. The grant writer will help with this work as the museum opens and undertakes new projects.

Project Scope and Needs:

The grant writer will be working closely with the Director of Development on writing, editing and budgeting services for grants. The grant writer will effectively collaborate with Development, museum staff and content experts to effectively craft and submit proposals to fund various MIT Museum initiatives and priorities. The grant writer may also serve to proactively share grant funding opportunities for which the MIT Museum may apply.


  • Organize and develop funding proposals including writing, editing and budgeting
  • Manage proposal completion and submission as directed
  • Proactively identify suitable grant opportunities related to MIT Museum priorities and proposes grant opportunities
  • Prepares grant reports or updates as requested


  • Demonstrated grant writing experience in an academic setting with knowledge of federal grant guidelines and grant budgets preferred
  • Genuine interest in museums, cultural institutions, the arts and science engagement
  • Experience with NSF grant process and guidelines
  • Ability to effectively communicate clearly and concisely
  • Comfort working under deadlines
  • Ability to effectively form close partnerships with various staff


Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the summer, with the deadline of September 12, 2022. Please include relevant samples of your work and a cover letter and resume and two references. Proposals and questions should be emailed to:

Erin Genereux
Director of Development, Arts Initiatives

Kathryn Gunsch
Deputy Director

No phone calls, please.


The MIT Museum seeks catering companies for its list of approved vendors supporting the Museum’s event rental operations. Events are held in the Museum’s galleries, and all caterers are required to ensure that operations, pre-, post-, and during events proceed smoothly for clients, other vendors, our neighbors who occupy other areas of the building, and the museum itself. Please email our Event Rentals Manager for additional information regarding Museum guidelines and to begin the application process.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) for the Design, Fabrication and Installation of Storage Equipment for the MIT Museum Off-Campus Collections Facility

The MIT Museum is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication, and installation of storage equipment for approximately 17,730 square feet of storage in a new off-campus Collections Facility. This is a fast-tracked project with proposals due January 12, 2023 and final installation completed by July 1, 2023. Bids from experienced manufacturers and vendors of museum and archival storage systems are welcome. To express interest and receive a copy of the RFP and more information, please contact Deborah Douglas, Director of Collections.