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Senior Content Developer [Museum of Science, Boston, MA]

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Senior Content Developer works as a member of the development team to create the overall vision for the visitor experience of new and/or refurbished older exhibits. Responsibilities include establishing appropriate educational objectives, developing engaging interpretive strategies and experiences and testing them with visitors to ensure that they are inspiring and engaging for a wide range of audiences, including visitors with disabilities.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop content and experiences for 1–2 large exhibitions or 5–7 small exhibitions annually.
  • Ensure content accuracy for 6–9 exhibitions annually.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is full-time, 40hrs/wk, Monday –Friday
REPORTS TO:

Supervisor of Exhibit Content Development
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts and additional course work.
  • Five (5) or more years of informal STEM education experience.
  • Demonstrated writing ability, especially in communicating STEM topics for a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex concepts into experiences, narratives, and environments that connect people to STEM topics.
  • Demonstrated experience translating ideas into appealing and accessible (intellectually and physically) experiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent content research using the internet, print media, and direct contact with specialists.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a team.
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge in STEM education.

STARTING SALARY:

Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.
BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 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.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/679582-29457

Paid Tech Studio Intern [Museum of Science, Boston, MA]

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Tech Studio develops and facilitates staffed programs for visitors introducing them to the engineering design process, computational thinking, and “maker” skills and processes. Through hands-on activities and design challenges, visitors have the opportunity to think like engineers and innovators and explore how their decision-making and values shape the designed world. Tech Studio is the staffed exhibit hub of the Museum’s Blue Wing and engages over 180,000 in technology programming annually.
POSITION SUMMARY:

The Tech Studio Intern will work alongside Tech Studio staff and museum volunteers to facilitate and develop design challenges engineering activities, Try Your Tech circuitry and programming activities, and technology investigations focusing on digital technology and computational thinking.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The intern will interact directly with museum visitors leading design activities in the Engineering Design Workshop and on carts throughout the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center
  • The intern will demonstrate and guide volunteers and teen interns, helping train them in facilitating new activities
  • The intern will become knowledgeable of museum resources available to schools and community educators
  • The intern will work to develop and prototype design activities focusing on a range of topics such as digital media, robotics, circuits and computer programming.
  • The intern will present activities and interpretations introducing technical concepts (engineering, computer science, robotics) to diverse audiences using terms and models appropriate for a lay audience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or background in engineering, science or education.
  • Undergraduate student, graduate student or career changer.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and ages.
  • Demonstrated comfort introducing technical concepts to diverse audiences and different educational levels.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

    Engineering, computer science or media studies coursework preferred.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Winter/Spring 2018 (Janaury-May)
WORK SCHEDULE:

14-28 hours per week.
STARTING SALARY:

Between $11.00 & $11.25 hourly
BENEFITS:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café 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.

Click here to apply. 
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

Full-time Educator [MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA]

MASS MoCA is seeking an experienced, energetic, detailed-oriented museum educator to join its collaborative working environment. The Special Projects Educator will work with the Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace to primarily support the coordination of special grant-funded projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
Artist Services: liaison to artists; coordination of artist schedules, travel, and housing; co-design Kidspace artist residencies with artists; and oversee administrative details with artists who conduct artist talks.
Evaluation: oversee evaluation project with Goodman Research Group; collation of data; coordinate evaluation needs with teachers and students; maintain evaluation records; and plan evaluation of future programs.
Curatorial Assistance: work with Curator of Kidspace to plan exhibitions with artists; coordinate installation schedule with artists; organize exhibition promotional information for Marketing and Development departments; oversee Education and Kidspace social media and DAM database; manage Kidspace archives; and maintain cleanliness of gallery and off-site art installation.
Art Assembly: coordinate school schedules for performances; work with Performing Arts department to select dates for programs and to write teacher’s guides.
Grants: assist with grant administration including: oversight of project details and implementation to ensure grant compliance; documentation, promotional materials and video; reporting; budgeting; ordering supplies; and writing contracts for consultants/artists/overhires. Assist with future planning of grants such as for ArtInSight, Kidspace exhibition projects, and adult programs.
Budgets: assist with managing complex annual department budget, as well as specific restricted grant budgets, and oversee weekly invoices and staff timesheets.
Gallery Teaching: as with all Education Department staff, conduct tours as needed, but at least one tour per week.

The candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in education (art or museum), arts administration, or art history, and at least 1 – 3 years experience. The ideal candidate should be skilled as an effective communicator and have strong writing skills; can work independently, but also as a team player; has an outgoing, positive personality and a knack for connecting with people of many backgrounds.

This is a full-time position to begin mid-December 2017. Send cover letter and resume to humanresources@massmoca.org by November 30, 2017

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Executive Assistant [deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA]

Executive Assistant to the Director

The Executive Assistant (EA) to the Director provides administrative and project-based support to deCordova’s Executive Director and Board as well as donor relations and event support for the Director’s office. The EA plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day administrative operations of the Director’s office and is responsible for the coordination and planning of the Director’s schedule and travel as well as of key projects as requested by the Director. Project may include but are not limited to coordinating exclusive member trips, participating in strategic planning committee activities and conducting research. The EA provides administrative support for deCordova’s 25-member Board of Trustees, Overseers, and various Museum Committees, and provides operational support for fundraising efforts and events.  In addition, the EA is responsible for general office management for deCordova’s administrative functions.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 2 years of experience providing comprehensive administrative support to a manager, administrator or executive officer preferably for a non-profit organization.  Candidates must also have the demonstrated ability to independently manage complex projects, schedules, day-to-day workload and competing priorities under pressure and in a detailed manner.  Strong analytical, problem solving, time management and writing skills including accurate proofreading are essential.  Excellent interpersonal skills including the demonstrated ability to represent an organization, both internally and externally, with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, confidentiality and diplomacy is also required.  Must also possess a demonstrated high-level of proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Gmail.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that regularly requires evening and early morning hours along with occasional weekend hours in support of meetings and events. Available benefits include health, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a generous amount of paid time off.

Interested candidates should submit an application to sgiebutowski@decordova.org. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Committee Coordinator [Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience, Boston, MA]

Committee Coordinator
Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience
ABOUT
The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is partnering with UMass Boston’s
Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) to collect memories of Chinese Immigration Experiences
in Massachusetts. On June 2, 2018, we will invite the public to bring family photos to be scanned
and added to UMass and CHSNE’s digital archives. Contributors will be invited to share “the
story behind the photos” on video, have their own “keepsake photo” taken, and receive advice
from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. A
planning committee led by CHSNE and representatives from greater Boston will organize and
publicize the event.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serve as the point of contact between the committee members recruited from Chinese
American organizations in Boston, Quincy, Malden, and Metro West
• Work with CHSNE staff and MMRS to plan monthly committee meetings
• Record minutes at monthly committee meetings
• Support the committee’s recruitment of volunteers, translators and donations
• Provide day-of support for the volunteer training on June 1st and at the event on June 2nd
QUALIFICATIONS
• High level of organization
• Strong people skills
• Experience with working with diverse groups of people, including organizations,
individuals, and volunteers
• Computer skills including email, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
• Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) skills a plus
• Available for 8-15/hrs week from January-June 2018 (flexible schedule), and all day on
June 1st and June 2nd
START: January 2018
PAY: $18-$20/hr
APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Jess Camhi at jess@chsne.org by November 27, 2017

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