Museum of Science
  • 28-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Community Engagement
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 125000-130000
  • Salary
  • Regular, Full Time

Senior Director, Community Engagement and Outreach

Museum of Science, Boston

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


The Senior Director of Community Outreach and Engagement leads the planning and execution of engagement and outreach actions and activities with community organizations, allies, and partner organizations. This role will report directly to the Chief Learning Officer while working closely with the Chief People Officer and the Museum President to set the direction of, implement, and continually assess a new strategy for ensuring equitable access to the high-quality science learning experience the Museum offers. The Senior Director of Community Outreach and Engagement will lead the Museum's community use strategy, which provides community partners with access to the Museum's rich and varied resources to achieve their aims connected to STEM learning and action. They will also be responsible for overseeing the Museum's local school programming and in-community programing, and work with a museum-wide team to lead the Museum's new MOS en Espanol initiative. A key pathway for achieving these aims will be to cultivate and establish partnerships with schools, NGOs, community organizations, allies, local volunteer clubs and organizations, who can work with the Museum toward our shared aim of equitable access to high quality science learning.


  • Oversees one director, three managers, and 8 part-time staff
  • Oversees a budget of $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • Manages relationships with close to 1,000 potential partners


This position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.


Chief Learning Officer


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
  • 7 or more years of community engagement or development with a record of achieving strategic outcomes and delivering on an organization's mission experience
  • Demonstrated success in setting goals and strategic planning around diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging initiatives
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of meetings, events, and other experiences to build a sense of community amongst stakeholders
  • Commitment to contribute to enhancing the healthy team environment at the museum, coaching others to develop their full potential as valued members of the team
  • Bi-lingual English-Spanish (both written and spoken)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Skillful organizer with demonstrated problem-solving initiative
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking and presenting to a wide array of audiences
  • Experience developing and implementing plans and strategies to meet mutually-agreed upon goals and objectives in the areas of membership and community engagement
  • Financial experience necessary to develop and manage departmental budget along with creative approaches to increase ROI
  • History of inspiring others and leading by example


Exempt (Salaried). $125,000-130,000 / year


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 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, 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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