Museum of Science
  • 02-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Human Resources - 810
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 60000-70000
  • Salary
  • Regular, Full Time

Benefits & Employee Programs Specialist

Museum of Science, Boston

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


The Benefits & Employee Programs Specialist oversees the Museum's benefits programs including staff orientation, explanation of benefits, and plan renewals, including administering the Open Enrollment Process, and the reconciliation of monthly insurance bills. This Benefits & Employee Programs Specialist contributes to the Human Resources response to employee relations concerns and is responsible for various special projects throughout the Museum. Upholding a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging, this position provides excellent customer service and designs quality benefits plans. The administrator continually investigates new benefits programs, improves existing programs, and supervises and monitors benefits administration.


  • Provides oversight and benefits' support for 350+ Museum staff
  • Oversees a benefits program for 280+ benefit eligible staff
  • Facilitates 12 New Hire Orientations for new hires annually
  • Leads and/or participates in up to 5 cross-divisional teams
  • Works as the museum's liaison to 10+ external benefit carriers/vendors
  • Responsible for running and maintaining up to 40 reports annually
  • Responsible for 12+ employee programs/events annually


Full-time, 40 hours / week, Monday-Friday.


Manager, Human Resources


  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree.
  • Three or more years of employee benefits experience
  • Increasing experience managing standard employee benefit programs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state mandated leaves of absence
  • Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated HRIS experience
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with various deadlines
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Familiarity with HIPPA and benefit compliance
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-division teams


Exempt (Salaried). $60,000-$70,000 / year


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 23 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!


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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