Museum of Science
  • 10-Sep-2019 to 11-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • Interpretation - 330
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Grant-Funded, Full Time

Education Associate I, Interpretation

Museum of Science, Boston


Collaborate with the Interpretation team to provide hands-on learning experiences for Museum visitors throughout the Museum's exhibit halls and program spaces. Facilitate Drop-In Activities with visitors in the Exhibit Halls, Temporary Exhibits, and Hands-On Laboratory. Assist with the daily operations of Interpretation programs, including planning and delivering daily briefings for volunteers and staff, making activity schedules, assisting with program set-up and clean-up, maintaining materials and spaces, and training part-time staff and volunteer interpreters. Develop, design, and produce interpretation activities and materials that support visitor exploration of exhibit themes and messages and encourage visitors to use the skills of scientific inquiry and engineering design. Assist with support of other Education and Enrichment Programs as needed.


  • Spend an average of 12-14 hours/week facilitating Education and Enrichment Programs in exhibits and program spaces, with up to 35hrs/wk teaching summer courses.
  • Learn a minimum of 2 - 3 programs in the first month and an average of 1 program each month thereafter
  • Assist Program Manager and Coordinators in training and supporting up to 5 part-time staff and up to 60 volunteers.
  • Oversee set-up and clean-up of 1 to 2 programs daily.
  • Take primary responsibility for maintaining materials and spaces for one of 3 program areas, including the Exhibit Halls, Temporary Exhibits, or the Suit-Cabot Lab.
  • Develop or assist with the development/improvement of 3-6 activities/yr for Interpretation department programs
  • Assist the Interpretation team in developing weekly briefing topics and delivering 2 briefings daily.
  • Work one regular weekend day and/or Friday night and some holidays and extended hours as required


This position is grant-funded, full time, 40 hours/week, Tuesday-Saturday.


Manager, Education Programs


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree preferred
  • One (1) year or more of science, archaeology, engineering, or education experience
  • Experience delivering educational programming in an informal education setting
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate science content in programming
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams


Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, 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.

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