Museum of Science
  • 15-Jul-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Advancement Operations - 410
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 18.25
  • Hourly
  • Grant-Funded, Part Time

Advancement Communications Fellow

Museum of Science, Boston

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

Due to funding requirements, this position is reserved for individuals living with chronic mental health conditions / illnesses. Information regarding any medical condition will be kept confidential in accordance with the law and will be used solely in connection with the Museum's affirmative action efforts.


The Advancement Communications Fellow will work with a close-knit team to support the Advancement Division by assisting in the production of engaging, compelling, and strategic content and messaging. Assignments may include help writing large scale stewardship pieces, support on event script and invitation writing, assisting in crafting letters to the donor community, and more. The person in this role will work closely with the Operations, Events and Donor Relations teams to provide support on a variety of projects, from conceptualization to research through revisions to final draft. The Communications Fellow may also be assigned limited administrative tasks essential to the function of the role, such as helping to build and maintain a document library to support fundraising communications.


  • Writing support for:
    • 2-3 Advancement events per month.
    • 15-20 communication pieces for the Advancement Content Library over the course of the year.
    • 4-5 stewardship pieces per quarter.
    • 1-2 fundraising support pieces (planned giving collateral, proposals, video scripts) per month.
    • Monthly Website updates as needed.
    • 4-5 recognition pieces (Annual Report, Impact Reports, Endowment Reports) per year.


This position is grant-funded, part-time, 20 hours/week between Monday - Friday lasting for 1 year.


Senior Director, Internal Operations, Advancement


  • Identify as an individual with a chronic mental health condition / illness (Information regarding any medical condition will be kept confidential in accordance with the law and will be used solely in connection with the Museum's affirmative action efforts.)
  • Post high school course work, technical degree, associate's degree, business or vocational certificate.
  • 1 or more years of journalism, writing, editing, strategic communication, and/or public relations experience.
  • Demonstrated creative writing, copy writing, storytelling, and editing skills.
  • Track record of efficiently researching new topics, synthesizing complex information, and translating those concepts into written materials.
  • Comfort working effectively across departments.
  • Comfort with juggling multiple work streams, prioritizing time-sensitive projects, and adjusting to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills, with attention to detail and organizational skills.


Non-Exempt (Hourly). $18.25 / hr


Benefits for non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, up to a total of 48 hours of paid vacation time, accrued, paid sick time, 16 hours of paid, holiday time, medical and vision insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, a Museum Membership after one year of service, employee referral program, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

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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