Museum of Science
  • 15-Jul-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Public Relations - 540
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 18.25
  • Hourly
  • Grant-Funded, Part Time

Public Relations 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 Public Relations Fellow is a valued member of the Public Relations team, helping to maintain the Museum's public reputation as a trusted community partner and valued science resource. The Fellow will assist with enhancing the visibility of our brand, and promoting various museum initiatives such as the museum's exhibits, activities and events, and assist with building relationships with press and community. The Public Relations Fellow reports to the Director, Public Relations and will also work across departments on a variety of projects.


  • Write between 5-8 story clips for monthly press newsletter.
  • Monitor all incoming inquiries via the email and respond to 5-10 inquiries per week.
  • Draft copy/replies for up to 3-5 social media posts per month as identified by PR Director.
  • Participate in cross-divisional planning activities to support promotion of Museum offerings, supporting the PR department as needed.
  • Assist with up to 5 media visits and Museum filmings per month.
  • Develop and maintain media lists for targeted outreach to various audiences.
  • Build and maintain a Collateral library for Public Relations team
  • Stay abreast Museum-related news and alert team of relevant topics that the Museum could contribute 3-5 actions per month


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


Director, Public Relations


  • 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 marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, writing experience.
  • Proven verbal and written communications skills.
  • Previous experience writing for a commercial brand or in a professional setting.
  • Ability to interact with consumers online and in person.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to maintain project schedules
  • Demonstrated people skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and be extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.


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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