Museum of Science
  • 01-Nov-2020 to 10-Feb-2021 (EST)
  • Youth Programs - 290
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Grant-Funded, Full Time

The FAO Schwarz Fellow at the Museum of Science

Museum of Science, Boston



The FAO Schwarz Fellow will play a major role in enhancing the Museum's teen programs-both through direct service as part of our Education team and as part of an initiative to expand the Museum's community of and offerings for teens.


The Fellow's direct service work will focus on the Museum's school programs and school partnerships, helping to engage both with our community partners as well as with our youth/teens in a virtual format. The Fellow will represent the Museum as an Educator, helping with the following programs:

  • Recruit teens for internship positions and co-create professional development workshops as part of the Summer Youth Workforce Program.
  • Teach 1-2 presentations on 2-3 days each week to support the education team.
  • Lead programs for MOSatHome (Virtual) programming
  • Create community-building opportunities for teens as part of high school partnerships


The Fellow will be charged with creating new programming to bring teens together at the Museum, both in-person and virtually.

  • Identify existing community partners and connect with 5-10 new community partners to co-plan teen program opportunities.
  • Create/maintain partner database (master file) with contact names/information & program ideas.
  • Co-create 2-4 events (i.e. networking events for teens, internship and career nights, STEM and social justice events, etc.).
  • Help develop 1-2 community-building social events for teens in the Museum (i.e. workshops, film screenings, STEAM talent showcases, etc.).
  • Plan and implement, in conjunction with the Education team, virtual meet-ups for teens across the Boston area and beyond.


Applicants must be college seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the two-year Fellowship. For more about what we are seeking, please see What We're Looking For.

To apply, please submit one PDF that includes a cover letter and your resume by February 10, 2021, 11:59 EST. You must title your PDF document using this format:



In your letter, please describe your interest in working at the Museum of Science, Include responses to the following questions:

Question 1: How did you learn about the FAO Schwarz Fellowship, and why are you interested in being an FAO Schwarz Fellow?

Question 2: Why are you interested in being the FAO Schwarz Fellow at the Museum of Science? Why does their mission engage you?

Question 3: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project work at this organization?

We will review each application carefully and select our Fellow by April 30th.

Thanks for your interest.


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, monthly MBTA pass, 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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