Become a MoMath intern!

Share your love of math with others. MoMath is now accepting applications for spring internships for current high school students, and for summer internships for current college students (college intern details here). Improve your interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills. Please note that internships are unpaid.  
Download the high school spring internship application here.
Download the college summer internship application here.

 

Director of Development

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a growing institution that provides insight into the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics to a diverse audience of all ages. Its interactive exhibits and stimulating programs encourage inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math.

MoMath is seeking an experienced Director of Development to lead the Museum’s fundraising efforts, expand its network of potential donors, and increase support from institutional and individual contributors. In particular, the Director of Development will lead a multi-million dollar capital campaign for the Museum’s new home.

This is a full-time permanent position based in New York City.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees, plan strategies to develop donors and contributions, and coordinate and ensure the implementation of those strategies.
  • Provide general oversight of all of the Museum’s fund development activities, and manage the day-to-day operations of the development function.
  • Set fundraising goals and budgets for each category of funding (government, foundation, corporate, and individual).
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
  • Develop existing Museum relationships, and research, identify, and cultivate potential institutional and individual funders.
  • Utilize a full spectrum of fundraising methods (e.g., applications and grant proposals, direct mail, email, and online fundraising appeals).
  • Support the Museum’s cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Ensure that the Museum’s culture, systems, and procedures support fund development, and vice versa.
  • Oversee the Museum’s database of donor histories and relationships.
  • Maintain a grant calendar to track proposal deadlines, status, and follow-up.
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters in a timely fashion for all contributions.
  • Prepare final reports for institutional funders as required, quarterly Board reports, and monthly internal reports to track progress against goals.

Qualifications:

  • Successful record of at least seven years in the development field.
  • Experience in establishing and managing relationships with donors in all categories.
  • Involvement with major capital campaign fundraising in New York City strongly preferred.
  • At least ten years’ experience in not-for-profit organizations; significant experience with museums or educational institutions preferred.
  • Proven ability to articulate, construct, and implement annual and long-term strategic development plans.
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Bachelors’ degree required; Masters’ preferred.
  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification preferred.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; full suite of benefits included.

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Director of Development”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé; and a 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


 

Communications Coordinator

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking a service-oriented individual to convey information about MoMath and its programs in a highly professional and engaging manner to a variety of audiences, via print, web, email, and social media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consistently draft written communications with no or few technical errors.
  • Communicate the MoMath spirit in written communications, while maintaining a strong sense of professionalism.
  • Capture MoMath’s writing style and voice in all public communications.
  • Attend MoMath events.
  • For all MoMath events, convey positive aspects to as broad an audience as possible using at least three forms of social media.
  • Increase social media activity and postings, including but not limited to weekly Tweets and Facebook postings focused on the coolness of math.
  • Increase social media followers: grow Facebook friends, Twitter followers, etc. by 20% in the first three months of employment.
  • Edit and proof communications prepared by other MoMath employees, aiming for consistency in style and voice.
  • Ensure that MoMath’s web pages are fresh and up-to-date.

Required competencies:
The successful candidate must posess intelligence, honesty/integrity, attention to detail, efficiency, organization and planning, follow-through, proactivity, creativity, flexibility/adaptability, calm under pressure, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, high standards, openness to criticism, communication, and teamwork.

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject mentioning “Communications Coordinator”: a cover letter; a current resumé; and a newly-written 150- to 500-word essay describing an experience that shaped your view of mathematics.


 

Weekend Security Officer

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking a part-time unarmed security officer to greet visitors, keep them safe, and protect the Museum’s exhibits. This is a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) position, and it requires comfort working in a high-traffic, youth-oriented destination. MoMath strives to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics through hands-on exploratory exhibits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor admissions, making sure all visitors have ID cards.
  • Dress professionally and be a positive representative of the Museum.
  • Watch for inappropriate or suspicious behavior.
  • Intervene with problematic or potentially problematic visitors.
  • Understand the Museum’s mission and help make MoMath a great family experience.
  • Perform other projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • CPR / First Aid certification.
  • Security, military, police, or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience working in a child-friendly environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and patrol the Museum floor.
  • Familiarity with New York City attractions.
  • Interest in mathematics.

Please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line mentioning “Security”: a cover letter, a current résumé, and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 300 words, describes an experience that shaped your interest in mathematics.


 

Member/Donor Services Coordinator

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking a careful, energetic, and service-oriented individual to serve as its Member/Donor Services Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • recording and acknowledging contributions,
  • producing member welcome packets,
  • producing visitor ID tags,
  • providing and/or arranging donor and member benefits,
  • donor and member communications,
  • fielding phone and email requests from donors or members,
  • handling pledges and pledge reminders,
  • sending event invitations and handling other event logistics,
  • developing reports on donor and member activity, and
  • ensuring that the terms and benefits of donor and corporate member agreements are fulfilled.

Qualifications:
Candidates should

  • be meticulous,
  • possess excellent spoken and written communication skills,
  • enjoy interacting with other people,
  • have a strong sense of what will provide client satisfaction, and
  • have a comfort with and positive attitude toward mathematics.

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject mentioning “Member/Donor Services Coordinator”: a cover letter; a current resumé; and a newly-written 150- to 500-word essay describing an experience that shaped your view of mathematics.


 

Executive Assistant

The National Museum of Mathematics is seeking a responsible, efficient, hard-working, energetic, and intuitive individual to serve as Executive Assistant to the Museum’s Executive Directors. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide broad administrative support to the Executive Director.

Essential duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Tracking projects and deadlines; sending reminders as needed.
  • Drafting written communications; editing and improving communications written by others.
  • Organizing, routing, and responding to electronic, phone, and physical messages.
  • Communicating with Museum vendors and partners; advocating for the Museum as appropriate.
  • Making phone calls and following up on outstanding issues.
  • Providing resources for in-house and external meetings.
  • Assisting in scheduling and calendaring.
  • Coordinating travel plans and logistics.
  • Scanning, copying, and printing as needed.
  • Maintaining electronic records.
  • Assisting with a variety of Museum programs.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least 3.7 from an accredited college or university (required).
  • At least two years of relevant administrative experience.
  • Excellent written and personal communication skills, including strong grammar and editing skills.
  • Facility with spreadsheet applications and word processing programs.
  • A high degree of organization.
  • An ability to work independently.
  • A goal-oriented focus and a strong commitment to reliably meeting deadlines.
  • A positive, enthusiastic, and creative approach to problem-solving.
  • An enthusiasm for mathematics.
  • A belief in the mission, image, and goals of MoMath.

Hours and Availability

  • Flexibility in scheduling, including the ability to work occasional weekends or evenings, is essential.

To apply, please send to jobs@momath.org the following materials with a subject line mentioning “Executive Assistant”: a cover letter; a current resume; a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.


 

Educator

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking creative, energetic individuals to join its educational staff. Part-time and full-time educator positions are currently available.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Educators deliver a variety of MoMath programs, including:

  • Field trip offerings for classes, camps, and other groups that visit the museum; in-museum public demonstrations and group activities
  • Mobile museum curricula, including educational outreach activities occurring in schools, community centers, public spaces, and so on
  • Teacher professional development
  • Internship programs
  • After-school and weekend math clubs or enrichment programs
  • Summer math camps and programs

The position of Educator offers the opportunity to participate in one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public. This position reports to the Chief of Education of the Museum.

Qualifications

  • a minimum of one year of classroom teaching experience is required, and state certification or museum experience are desirable
  • a love of communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding, especially in ways pitched to be meaningful to a broad public
  • demonstrated experience and skill in conveying the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics to diverse audiences
  • museum experience is a plus

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line mentioning “Educator”: a cover letter; a current resumé; a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.


 

Outreach Exhibits Coordinator

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking a creative, energetic individual to join its educational staff as Outreach Exhibit Coordinator. This full-time position is responsible for transporting and setting up outreach exhibits and programs, and for interacting with students, teachers, parents, and the general public.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communication with potential partners and customers.
  • The safe delivery, set up, and on-site maintenance of mobile exhibits and programs.
  • Engaging with visitors, explaining the math behind the exhibits/programs, and facilitating visitor participation.
  • Interacting in particular with K12 students, to highlight the creative, fun nature of mathematics.
  • Overseeing volunteers, if any.
  • Understanding and promoting the mission of MoMath.

The position of Outreach Exhibit Coordinator offers the opportunity to participate in one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to the public.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and skill in conveying the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with the public (especially K12 students) and presenting hands-on mathematical activities.
  • Teaching experience is highly desirable.
  • Comfort with physical exhibits (set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting).
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required.
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds is required.

Hours and Availability
Flexibility in scheduling, including the ability to work weekends or evenings, is essential.

To apply, send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject mentioning “Outreach Exhibits Coordinator”: a cover letter; resumé; and a 150- to 200-word essay describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


 

Program Coordinator

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking an energetic, hard-working, organized, reliable, and responsible individual to serve as Program Coordinator. This position is full-time.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • determining all of the resources and activities that are needed to execute programs,
  • ensuring that schedules and deadlines for overall program requirements are met,
  • communicating both internally and externally to ensure that programs are successfully executed at a high level of excellence.

Candidates should be highly organized, reliable, thorough, and attentive to detail, possess excellent spoken and written communication skills, and have a comfort with and positive attitude toward mathematics. Proven experience in organizing events, programs, or activities is highly desirable.

Please send a cover letter, current resumé, and a newly-written 150- to 500-word essay describing an experience that shaped your view of mathematics, to the Museum by email to jobs@momath.org — please include “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.


 

Education Manager

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking candidates for the position of Education Manager. This position offers the opportunity to participate in one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Education Manager will oversee the implementation of, and deliver, a variety of MoMath educational programs, including (but not limited to):

  • field trips,
  • enrichment programs,
  • camps,
  • mathematical demonstrations,
  • group activities, and
  • outreach programs.

Overall responsibilities will include developing and refining dynamic tools and techniques to engage and excite young math learners, and ensuring that human and other resources are appropriately deployed to execute MoMath’s educational programs at a high level of excellence.

Qualifications:

MoMath is seeking candidates with

  • several years of K-12 classroom teaching in a school environment (required),
  • experience in management and administration,
  • a love of communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding, especially in ways pitched to be meaningful to a broad public.

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject mentioning “Education Manager”: a cover letter; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 300-word essay concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


 

Interpreter (docent)

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking part-time Museum Interpreters to help visitors, families, and school groups have a rewarding experience during their time at the Museum. These positions require a solid math background, the ability to connect with learners of all ages, and comfort with hands-on education. A strong commitment to customer service is essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Escorting school groups into the Museum.
  • Greeting class and other groups upon arrival.
  • Assisting visitors, families, and school groups as they explore Museum exhibits.
  • Monitoring the Museum floor for safety issues.
  • Being a smiling and welcome presence on the floor.
  • Leading interactive demonstrations for Museum visitors as needed.
  • Hosting birthday parties and other group events.
  • Keeping exhibits in neat condition, ready for next visitor use.
  • Monitoring status of exhibits to ensure they are in working order.
  • Assisting when educators need additional help.
  • Directing visitors to retail for appropriate content-related items.
  • Assisting with retail when needed.
  • Performing other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in math, science, or equivalent desirable; college students majoring in math or science are welcome to apply.
  • Passion for mathematics.
  • Previous experience working with children and/or families desirable but not required.
  • Comfort speaking in front of large groups.
  • Experience in formal education, informal education, and/or with a museum in a visitor-oriented role desirable but not required.

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line mentioning “PT Museum Interpreter”: a cover letter, a current resumé, and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 300 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.


 

Technology Manager

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking a technically skilled, enthusiastic, and energetic person to oversee, develop, enhance, and ensure the robustness of its diverse computing, software, and technology assets. This full-time position has primary responsibility for the computing hardware and software installed in MoMath offices, at its visitor center, in colocation centers, and via cloud services. These installations provide the office productivity environment, interactive visitor experiences at the Museum itself, and MoMath’s web presence.

With the aid of a Technology Coordinator to assist in system administration and help-desk duties, the Technology Manager will drive such Museum projects as providing visitors on-line access to content they created at the Museum, revamping and unifying MoMath’s websites and their underlying platforms, creating a virtual on-line museum, and enhancing existing exhibits with new features and algorithms. Ongoing responsibilities include management of MoMath’s technology assets, supervision of MoMath’s electronic security, and diagnosis/debugging of non-routine technical issues that may arise in the museum.

Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, or a related field; master’s or greater preferred.
  • A demonstrated fluency in programming.
  • Skill and experience in website development and deployment.
  • Strong commitment to visitor service and satisfaction.
  • Comfort with understanding  and enhancing pre-existing code.
  • Orientation toward solving problems in diverse contexts.

Please send to itjob@momath.org the following materials with a subject line mentioning “Technology Manager”: a cover letter; a current resumé; and a 150-500 word essay about an experience that shaped your love of mathematics. If you can send links to examples of your programming or technical achievements, please do.


 

MoMath Integrator (Volunteer)

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking volunteer Integrators to spend time on the exhibition floor to help visitors, families, and school groups have a rewarding experience during their time at the Museum. This position requires a solid math background, the ability to connect with learners of all ages, and a comfort with hands-on education. MoMath strives to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics through hands-on exploratory exhibits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Being an active member of the Integrator Program, working at least two four-hour shifts a month.
  • Attending our monthly professional development meeting either in person or electronically.
  • Helping to maintain a friendly and welcoming environment for Museum visitors.
  • Engaging with and explaining various math concepts through floor activities and permanent exhibits.
  • Understanding the Museum’s mission and helping to make MoMath a great family experience.
  • Dressing in a professional manner and being a positive representative of the Museum.
  • Working on other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in math, science, or closely related field.
  • Passion for mathematics.
  • Previous experience working with children and/or families.
  • Comfort speaking in front of large audiences.
  • Experience in education, museums, and/or informal learning

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “MoMath Volunteer Integrator”: a cover letter; a current resumé; and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 300 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.