Working at The Discovery Museums
Laughter, Silliness and Science…Want To Work Here?The Discovery Museums offer a creative, fun, and flexible work environment and would value you as part of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Employment at The Discovery Museums
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Early Childhood Education Director
The Discovery Museums are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic candidate to advocate and be responsible for early childhood exhibits and education content. This person will work with the education and exhibits team on exhibits and programs for young children (0-6), their parents, teachers, and child care providers and will also direct a grant-funded exhibit project for children 0-3 and their parents. This person will develop parent resources, oversee community partnerships for young and special audiences, and cultivate new opportunities for early childhood collaborations. Please click here for full job description.
Qualifications: Candidate must have a college degree in early childhood education or related field, or 3-5 years of experience in early education or museum setting, excellent written and oral communication skills, a desire to work with diverse constituencies, and the ability and willingness to travel throughout the region. This position is full time, salaried, part of museum management team, and reports to the Director of Learning Experiences. Will consider flexible, part-time schedule.
How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume by October 12 to Denise LeBlanc, Director of Learning Experiences, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Traveling Science Workshop Teacher
We're growing! Help us to bring fun, hands-on, science to elementary and middle school classrooms in MA, RI, and NH. Traveling Science Workshop teachers work with classrooms of up to 25 students at one time and serve up to five classrooms in a day. Our teachers share their expertise on a wide variety of subject matter from Rocks and Minerals to Sound to Physical Changes of Matter. Spend 1 to 3 days each week during the school year engaging children in meaningful science explorations that enrich classroom learning and support current curriculum.
Qualifications: Applicants must be experienced, organized, enthusiastic educators available to start this fall. TSW teachers work one to three days each week for three to seven hours each day depending on the school and program. Travel time to and from a school is typically 30 to 60 minutes. Applicants must also be able to pick-up/drop-off program kits before and after each use as kits are shared with other instructors.
How to Apply: Send resume to email@example.com or Traveling Science Workshops, Discovery Museums, 177 Main St. Acton, MA 01720. No phone calls please.
ExplorerDescription: Make someone’s visit memorable and fun! Explorers engage visitors with our hands-on exhibits and dynamic programs as well as help maintain a friendly, safe, and clean exhibit floor. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have excellent communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, the ability to work with young children and adults in a fun, fast-paced environment.
Hourly Pay: $9/hourQualifications: We are looking for week day and weekend availability, 9-24 hours per week. Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand for four hours at a time, and be comfortable stooping, kneeling, and crouching. How to Apply: Kindly submit an employment application (linked above) to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the title of the job in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Admissions StaffDescription: We are looking for friendly Admission staff members who operate as reliable, proactive, and outgoing individuals who represent the museum. Duties include greeting visitors, answering the phone and general inquiries, light clerical duties, and gift shop sales. Hourly Pay: $9.25/hour Qualifications:
A strong candidate must have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, a pleasant personality, strong reliability, and the ability to work well under pressure when the museums become a quick paced environment. Basic computer skills required, cash handling experience is an advantage. Weekday hours required (hours of operation) in addition to occasional evenings and weekends. High school diploma required, Bachelors degree preferred.
How to Apply: Kindly submit an employment application (linked above) to email@example.com stating the title of the job in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Volunteering at The Discovery Museums
Are you a retired teacher, a parent with kids in school in the morning or a student (ages 14+) who loves exploring with children and their caregivers? Consider volunteering at The Discovery Museums. If you enjoy helping others and seeing a child smile, please contact us!
Make someone’s visit memorable and fun! Explorers engage visitors with our hands-on exhibits and dynamic programs as well as help maintain a friendly, safe, and clean exhibit floor. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have excellent communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, the ability to work with young children and adults in a fun, fast-paced environment. Scheduling is flexible and we look for a minimum commitment of three months. If interested, contact Preeti Mostello at 978.264.4200 ext. 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking to acquire office and fundraising skills? If so, consider volunteering in our development department. We are looking for help with a broad range of tasks that can include maintaining databases, researching contacts, working on events and organizing mailings. If interested, contact Preeti Mostello at 978.264.4200 ext. 29 or email@example.com.
Gardens and Grounds
Discovery happens outdoors too! The Discovery Museums have 10 garden spaces as well as wooded areas on the museum property. Join Exhibits and Facilities manager Stephen Roake to assist in maintaining gardens and grounds. Work ranges from light gardening and planting to jobs with heavier lifting. Flexible scheduling is available, with a minimum requirement of two months of four two-hour shifts per month. If interested, contact Preeti Mostello at 978.264.4200 ext. 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Assistant, Education
Help out with some of our signature programming! Program volunteers assist visitors as they engage in hands-on science, engineering and art activities and challenges. Help visitors build cup towers in a FETCH! Lab, discover the tiny world of Nanotechnology or experiment with a model glove box in Reaction Station. Each volunteer shift involves working with education staff to set-up, facilitate and clean-up that day’s unique programming. Average volunteer shift is 2-3 hours. Minimum commitment of four shifts in three consecutive months. If interested, contact Liz Leahey at 978.264.4200 ext. 19 or email@example.com.
Traveling Science Volunteers
Help the Traveling Science Workshop program prepare materials for children to use this Fall. Hands-on learning is at the heart of each workshop we share this means that a lot of time goes into the preparation of materials. Volunteer and learn about some of these fun projects while you cut, fold, sort and count. We encourage friends to volunteer together. We offer a flexible schedule that includes 2 to 3 hours/week for four or more weeks through out the summer. Contact Jill Foster at 978.264.4200 ext. 18 to learn more.
To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please call 978.264.4200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Due to our work with children, all positions require an interview with a supervisor and a satisfactory CORI check.