Museum of Science
  • 22-Jun-2021 to 21-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • Museum Programs
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Grant-Funded, Full Time

Education Associate II

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The Education Associate 2 will research, develop and present programs to museum and community audiences ranging from young learners to informed adults. The programs will be based on topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics. The educator will stay current in scientific content and continually learn and help develop new programs across all education channels including in-gallery interpretations, stage presentations, digital content presented online via live broadcast and prerecorded videos, and outreach including in-community and in-school programs. The educator will help mentor and develop junior staff in the department assisting to train them in best education practices.


  • Teach a variety of STEM programming 2-3 days per week across all education channels.
  • Develop and learn new programing, as needed, across all education channels (2-3 programs per year).
  • Collaborate with others in the department to help maintain 1 – 2 educational areas or key resources such as teaching spaces and stages.
  • Learn to teach responsibly and safely using Museum resources – including scientific demonstration equipment like the Theater of Electricity, chemicals, live animals, biological materials, Museum vehicles, and others
  • Mentor and train 3-4 full-time staff on new programs and venues each year
  • Serve on 1-3 cross-divisional project teams per year to support education initiatives (including supporting special events, informal education research projects, etc)
  • Travel offsite to visit schools or communities as needed.


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week. We have two schedules available: Sunday-Thursday and Tuesday-Saturday. Occasionally work a flexible schedule including some holidays, some Friday evenings and other times in order to accommodate serving guests during school vacations, extended summer hours, and other special projects and requests.


Farinon Director, Museum Programs


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
  • 3 or more years of STEM fields or education background experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in science and technology education for public audiences (such as a classroom or informal educational setting such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum)
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service in a high volume environment as well as comfort working in large groups
  • Comfort with handling and being around live animal
  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal/oratory and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously, paying close attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team
  • Demonstrated ability to prototype and develop successful educational activities and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop educational activities for children or families


Non-Exempt (Hourly). $21.33-$23.33 per hour.


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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