Museum of Science
  • 05-Sep-2018 to 04-Oct-2018 (EST)
  • Collections - 110
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Collections Fellow

Museum of Science, Boston

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


The Collections Fellow will assist the Senior Curator in the research and preservation of the collection and will help perform care and arrangement of the collection, which includes natural history, technology, and art objects. Specifically, the Collections Fellow will research objects of unknown or incomplete provenance and assist in determining their disposition. The fellow will also expand his/her personal skills and knowledge by assisting in inventory and processing projects, research, cataloguing, exhibit de/installation, and packing and shipping artifacts.


  • Lift objects up to 40lbs
  • Work in storage areas with varying environmental conditions
  • Transport fragile objects in collection throughout Museum facility.
  • Assist with projects for collection of approximately 30,000 objects of a variety of types and age
  • Experience with collection databases and data curation


This position is full-time, 40hrs/wk, Monday- Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. The duration of this position is one (1) year.


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • 1 or more years of collections management, arts management, or museum studies experience.
  • Previous experience in collections management or registration in a museum environment
  • Demonstrated reading and writing skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to climb ladders, carry boxes, and generally perform light physical activities
  • Experience with collection databases and data curation


Non-Exempt (Hourly).


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 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!

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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