Museum of Science
  • 07-Sep-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Current Science Communication
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 18.25 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Grant-Funded, Full Time

Current Science Communication Fellow

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org


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


SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Current Science Communication Fellow will develop, present, and facilitate programs, media, and high-profile events that engage the public in learning about emerging scientific and technological topics and issues. This person will work closely with staff in other departments, and will participate in collaborations with other institutions and organizations. This gives the Fellow a rare and tremendous opportunity to be part of a strategic and growing priority for informal science education, while honing their skills and imagination, experimenting with career directions, and acting as an interface between the scientific community and the public around crucial issues facing society.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Researching topics, information, and social dimensions of issues in current science: 2-3 days per week
  • Developing and presenting forums and other programming: 4-6 per year. Duties will include content development, booking and working with speakers, participant registration, marketing, and program evaluation.
  • Presentations given: 1 or 2 per week on average
  • Media created: 1-2 per year


WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is 1 year long, full-time, 40 hours week. Occasional nights and weekends required.


REPORTS TO:

Manager, Current Science Communication


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
  • 6 months or more of science education or public teaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in a high activity environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate science content in programming for audiences of 20 - 300 people
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Experience in delivering educational programming on site or in the community such as a classroom or informal educational setting.


STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly). : $18.25 / hr


BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 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, a Museum membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


VACCINATION POLICY:

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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