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Coordinator, Cambridge Science Festival
Media Coordinator, MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration
Curiosity Correspondent, MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration
Workshop Instructors
Visitor Services Assistants
Visitor Services/Programs Assistant 

Coordinator, Cambridge Science Festival (Full time, Temporary)

Reporting to the Interim Cambridge Science Festival Director, this position will coordinate efforts to mount a successful festival in spring 2019. More particularly, the festival coordinator will: work with a wide range of festival stakeholders and participants to bring together a successful program and program guide; coordinate program logistics; secure event venues and associated permitting; and support all aspects of program delivery, including marketing and social media, lead-up activities and events, volunteer recruitment and training, and on-the-ground coordination.

More specifically, the role will entail:

  • Managing festival content consistent with the mission of the festival and the MIT Museum
  • Soliciting and selecting festival programming
  • Coordinating collaborators and collaborations
  • Developing event schedules and timelines
  • Coordinating, writing and editing annual festival program guide, working closely with festival interim director and graphic designer
  • Determining and securing event venues, and city permissions and permits, and working with the festival administrative assistant to secure MIT permissions and permits
  • Hiring and supervising vendors, caterers, venue staff, and other key providers for event support
  • Managing social media presence and website updates
  • Working with the volunteer coordinator to recruit and train festival volunteers
  • Supporting festival-related events that run throughout the year to help increase participation

This position requires a bachelor’s degree, and at least three years of relevant work experience. (This is an hourly 9-10 month temporary position, up to 40 hours a week with occasional night and weekend hours, with possibility of extension, as a nextSource employee with an MIT Museum assignment.)  To apply, please email cover letter and résumé to MaryCat Boyett.

Media Coordinator, MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration

Position Overview:
The MIT Museum is expanding its formal, multi-year agreement with Nord Anglia Education Ltd. to provide science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) programming to students and teachers at more than 50 Nord Anglia schools around the world. The Media Coordinator for the MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration will oversee the creation and maintenance of a STEAM website serving the Nord Anglia community worldwide. The Media Coordinator also will shoot and edit video produced at MIT for the Nord Anglia community and keep colleagues current on new technologies that could be used to communicate with Nord Anglia.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading the creation of a dynamic, content-heavy website
  • Updating the website daily with content developed by colleagues and MIT researchers
  • Shooting video of people and events in a professional manner, using appropriate lighting, sound and special effects
  • Recruiting and leading bigger video crews when producing productions that require multiple crew members
  • Editing video using Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC or comparable software, and assisting colleagues with video editing
  • Collaborating to create a highly visible, active social media presence for the collaboration
  • Supporting the delivery of two academic trips to campus annually
  • Supporting the creation and delivery of three academic challenges each school year
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with faculty, staff and students at MIT, and keeping informed on research, discoveries and other STEAM news for the benefit of Nord Anglia students and teachers.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received:
Reports to the Director, MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration, and works collaboratively with other colleagues at the MIT Museum.

Supervision Exercised:
No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications & Skills:
REQUIRED: Must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and five years of multi media production experience; demonstrated record in the creation and maintenance of websites. Proficiency with Final Cut Pro X and/or Adobe Premiere Pro CC, MS Word, Excel, and a variety of social media platforms. Should be able to work evening and weekend hours as needed, and travel internationally on occasion.
This is a term position with the expectation of renewal based upon funding.

PREFERRED: Education background and a working knowledge of MIT. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record in science communication, complex logistics management, familiarity with program delivery to school audiences, initiative, and excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Fexible, adaptable, team player who, as a representative of the MIT Museum, demonstrates a passion for science and the ability to communicate effectively with academic and industry-based scientists, community organizations, and global corporations. Experience traveling internationally and strong respect for other cultures desired.

Apply on the MIT Careers website.

Curiosity Correspondent, MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration

Position Overview:
The MIT Museum is expanding its formal, multi-year agreement with Nord Anglia Education Ltd. to provide science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) programming to students and teachers at more than 50 Nord Anglia schools around the world.

The MIT Museum/Nord Anglia Collaboration Curiosity Correspondent will be responsible for creating an ongoing series of video segments about research, academics, culture and special events at MIT for an international audience of more than 70,000 school students. The position will responsible for video production including topic selection, conducting interviews, accurately translating the science being discussed, editing, and delivering the final product.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and researching STEAM topics to be the focus of video segments
  • Storyboarding the segments
  • Procuring on-camera interviews with MIT students, faculty and staff
  • Shooting or obtaining all footage needed for each segment
  • Logging and archiving all footage
  • Writing each script
  • Creating all special effects and post productions elements
  • Editing video using Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC or comparable software and uploading videos for easy use
  • Collaborating to create a highly visible, active social media presence for the MIT Nord Anglia collaboration
  • Supporting the delivery of two academic trips to campus annually
  • Supporting the creation and delivery of three academic challenges each school year
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with faculty, staff and students at MIT, and keeping informed on research, discoveries and other STEAM news for the benefit of Nord Anglia students and teachers.
  • Other duties as needed or required

Supervision Received:
Reports to the Director, MIT Museum/NAE collaboration and will work collaboratively with other colleagues at the MIT Museum.

Supervision Exercised:
No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications & Skills:
REQUIRED: Must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in a STEAM field, and a demonstrated record of producing video segments. Proficiency with Final Cut Pro X and/or Adobe Premiere Pro CC, MS Word, Excel, and a variety of social media platforms. Should be able to work evening and weekend hours as needed, and travel internationally on occasion.
This is a term position with the expectation of renewal based upon funding.

PREFERRED: A working knowledge of MIT and an education and/or science background. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated. A flexible, adaptable, team player who, as a representative of the MIT Museum, demonstrates a passion for science and the ability to communicate effectively with academic and industry-based scientists, community organizations, and global corporations is preferred. Experience traveling internationally and a strong respect for other cultures desired.

Apply on the MIT Careers website.

Workshop Instructors

The MIT Museum seeks three to four part-time educators to teach Museum-developed, on-site education programs in science, technology, and engineering for visiting middle and high school students from September 2018 to June 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 for three-hour shifts one-two days/week. 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 three references 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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