Become a MoMath intern!

Share your love of math with others. Each summer, MoMath offers an internship program for college undergraduates. Interns who complete the program gain a strong level of knowledge and experience in what it takes to operate a successful business, as well as exposure to a variety of interesting programs, lectures and people. The expected commitment is five days per week, and it typically includes assignments on the floor of the Museum, in the retail shop, and in MoMath’s retail offices. MoMath will make application forms for the upcoming summer program available in the spring of 2017. More information is available here.


Director of Development

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a nationally unique 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. Building on its early successes as Manhattan’s only hands-on science center and as an innovator in engaging the public with math, MoMath is entering an exciting period of expansion as it establishes its position as an important cultural institution and seeks a permanent physical location.

MoMath is seeking an experienced, dynamic Director of Development to play an integral role in that expansion, ultimately leading a capital campaign which must raise over a hundred million dollars to secure the Museum’s new home. Reporting directly to the Executive Director/CEO of the Museum, the Director will serve as the chief development officer and a key member of the Museum’s top leadership group. The Director will lead the Museum’s overall fundraising, expand its network of potential donors, and increase support from individual and institutional contributors.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise all development staff of the Museum and shape the staffing of the development function
  • Plan strategies to develop donors, generate contributions, and recruit new Trustees in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees
  • Orchestrate the implementation of all development strategies
  • Lay the internal and external groundwork for success in the upcoming major capital campaign to secure the future of MoMath
  • Ensure that the Museum’s culture, systems, and procedures support fund development, and vice versa
  • Direct the capital campaign and other fundraising drives
  • Develop existing Museum relationships, and research, identify, and cultivate potential individual and institutional funders
  • Utilize a full spectrum of fundraising methods (e.g., personal appeals, applications and grant proposals, direct mail, email, and online fundraising)
  • Oversee a robust schedule of Museum cultivation and fundraising events
  • Set fundraising goals and budgets for each category of funding (individual, corporate, government, and foundation)
  • By managing the day-to-day operations of the development function, ensure that all administrative and operational aspects of development are executed at a high level of quality and efficiency
  • Report periodically on fundraising strategies and progress toward goals to the Board of Trustees and top Museum management
Qualifications:
  • Successful record of at least seven years in the development field
  • Experience with major capital campaign fundraising in New York City
  • Demonstrated proficiency in establishing and managing relationships with donors in all categories
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and organize an effective group of development professionals
  • 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
  • Extraordinarily strong interpersonal skills, together with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational 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.

The National Museum of Mathematics has retained the services of PNP Staffing Group to recruit for its Director of Development. Please send your resumé and a cover letter to acook@pnpstaffinggroup.com for consideration.


Development Manager

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 seeks an organized and self-motivated development professional. The development manager will pursue program-related and general operating support for the Museum from corporate, foundation, government, and individual contributors.

This is a full-time permanent position based in New York City. It offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Developing and writing proposals to government, corporate, and foundation sources
  • Preparing and submitting interim and final grant reports
  • Researching new sources of support
  • Participating in the preparation of development reports for Board of Directors meetings
  • Coordinating the cultivation and stewardship of donors
  • Implementing direct mail or email campaigns
  • Participating in planning and managing fundraising benefits and cultivation events
  • Other fundraising duties as needed
Qualifications:
  • Five to ten years’ experience in a not-for-profit fundraising role preferred (but strong candidates with less experience will be considered)
  • Extraordinary presentation and communication skills in writing, on the phone, and in person
  • Superb organization skills and attention to detail
  • Facility with creating budgets for proposal purposes
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with donor-tracking software is a plus

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Development Manager”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above requirements; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Chief of Staff

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 seeks a Chief of Staff to support the Executive Director as an internal consultant, practical implementer, and trusted partner. The Chief of Staff will serve as a critical lever in providing counsel and support/structure to help advance the Museum’s top priorities and to support the planning and execution of Museum initiatives. 

This is a full-time permanent position that offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Executive Director as a jack-of-all-trades, confidant, consultant, and sounding board on a variety of issues such as administration and project management
  • Assist the Executive Director with strategic initiatives by driving progress toward meeting goals and achieving benchmarks, ensuring follow-through on the part of key players, and sustaining the momentum needed to drive these initiatives
  • Troubleshoot issues, coordinate urgent matters, and follow up as needed, alerting the Executive Director to progress or problems in carrying out initiatives and meeting project deadlines
  • Partner with the Executive Director to develop communication between meetings, set agendas, follow up, and prioritize plans to address issues that impact forward progress
  • Review action items decided upon at each strategic meeting; prepare written summaries; check with each attendee to get sign-off on agreed upon dates of completion; confirm responsibilities; and monitor progress
  • Synthesize analytics to provide a comprehensive view on the state of the organization and to focus on progress against strategic goals
  • Develop and oversee a process for capturing, cataloging, analyzing, and disseminating key lessons learned
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in roles related to executive support, particularly in dynamic, rapidly growing organizations
  • Track record of successful project and team management; able to keep several projects running simultaneously, with careful attention to detail and execution
  • Expertise in operations and organizational effectiveness
  • Proven ability to manage, develop, and coach staff
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, and strong presentation skills
  • Highly developed reasoning, problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Aptitude for working proactively in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Chief of Staff”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Member/Donor Coordinator

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 seeks a Member/Donor Coordinator to play a key role in the Museum’s fundraising and membership efforts by providing excellent customer service and personalized attention to members, donors, and sponsors. The Member/Donor Coordinator will represent MoMath through professional, responsive communication to the people and organizations who support the Museum, and will maintain the development database and perform other administrative tasks.

This is a full-time permanent position that offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track the Museum’s obligations with respect to each member, donor, and sponsor, and ensure they are being met
  • Provide donors and sponsors with expeditious acknowledgement of all donations
  • Reply to inquiries and requests related to fundraising and membership in a professional, timely manner
  • Maintain records of all fundraising and membership activity in the development database; record donations and membership payments, including scans of appropriate documentation
  • Provide administrative support for all development efforts, ranging from mailings and scanning to coordination of fundraising events
  • Keep management abreast of specific membership requests and obligations, and of the progress towards meeting them
  • Respond within one week to process new memberships and membership renewals, prepare member cards, and send welcome letters
  • Create and maintain donor lists to allow appropriate recognition on the MoMath website and in the Museum
  • Contact members regarding upcoming expirations
  • Collaborate with accounting personnel to ensure that donations and membership payments are reconciled with accounting records on a monthly basis, and that discrepancies are investigated and resolved
  • Keep MoMath staff updated on corporate memberships and overall membership policies
  • Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the membership process
  • Work towards the goal of generating growth through increasing individual, family, and corporate memberships
  • Improve engagement with corporate members
  • Represent MoMath with an upbeat and positive attitude and demeanor in a variety of administrative interactions
Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Superb customer service and organization skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communication ability, including highly accurate grammar and editing skills
  • A track record demonstrating the ability to process work quickly and efficiently with careful attention to detail
  • A highly refined sense of professionalism and responsibility
  • Previous administrative experience, particularly in a growing organization, is a strong plus
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
  • A positive, enthusiastic, and creative approach to problem-solving
  • A belief in the mission, image, and goals of MoMath

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Member/Donor Coordinator”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Executive Assistant

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 Executive Assistant to provide broad administrative support to the Executive Director. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a responsible and intuitive individual with a penchant for perfectionism, a record of academic success, and a strong sense of professionalism to play a key role in a very active institution.

This is a full-time permanent position that offers a full suite of benefits. The duties may be performed entirely or partially remotely, so that working from home is an option.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafting written communications; editing and improving text written by others
  • Organizing, routing, and responding to electronic, phone, and physical messages
  • Communicating on behalf of Museum leadership with 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:
  • A bachelor’s degree with an excellent grade point average from an accredited college or university (required)
  • A highly refined sense of professionalism and responsibility
  • Previous administrative experience, particularly in a growing organization, is a strong plus
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Excellent written and personal communication ability, including assiduously accurate grammar and editing skills
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
  • A positive, enthusiastic, and creative approach to problem-solving
  • 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 email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Executive Assistant”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Office Manager

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 seeks an experienced and highly motivated office manager to support the operation and growth of the Museum by ensuring the organization, orderliness, and smooth functioning of the administrative office and its space, resources, and materials.

This is a full-time permanent position that offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison with building management, contractors, and vendors
  • Maintain office supply inventory and order supplies as needed
  • Coordinate the repair and service of office equipment
  • Administer expenses and approve standard invoices for payment
  • Occasionally help the Executive Director with project management to ensure that specific tasks are completed by the staff
  • Serve as a record-keeper, scanning and saving documentation as appropriate
  • Assist in creating and implementing office procedures and policies
  • Monitor staff arrival and departure times; oversee and approve timekeeping records
  • Take notes at staff meetings
  • Help with ad hoc special projects
  • Apply diplomacy, people skills, and good judgement to ensure the office atmosphere continues to be an effective and pleasant working environment
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant administrative experience, preferably in a growing, dynamic institution; non-profit experience is a strong plus
  • A track record demonstrating strong organization, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative, and work efficiently under short deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Office Manager”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Educator

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 creative, energetic individuals to join its staff as Educators. The Educator role offers the opportunity for a teacher with strong formal K-12 classroom teaching experience to participate in one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public.

Part-time and full-time Educator positions are currently available. The full-time position offers a full suite of benefits. The part-time position requires a minimum commitment of 2 mornings per week and is an excellent opportunity for an experienced math teacher to stay active in education.

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 other off-site venues
  • Teacher professional development
  • Internship programs
  • After-school and weekend math clubs or enrichment programs
  • Summer math camps and programs
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of one year of formal K-12 classroom teaching experience is required; state certification or museum experience are desirable
  • A strong mathematics background
  • A record of successfully conveying the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics to diverse audiences
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with groups of K-12 students on mathematical activities
  • A love of communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding, especially in ways pitched to be meaningful to a broad public
  • The demonstrated ability to manage a classroom and present a compelling, thought-provoking, and fun experience

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Educator”: A cover letter that explains how you meet the qualifications for the position; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Exhibit Technician/Assistant

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 Exhibit Technician or Exhibit Assistant with a talent for mechanical and electronic maintenance, diagnostics, and troubleshooting to maintain the Museum’s various exhibits and facility in good working order. Many of the exhibits are highly complex interactives with integrated hardware, firmware, and software.

This is a full-time permanent position that offers a full suite of benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Resolving routine physical and electronic problems in the Museum’s exhibits
  • Making repairs or performing needed maintenance to the Museum’s facility
  • Assisting MoMath senior and technical staff to improve exhibits and make daily progress on outstanding exhibit and/or facility issues
  • Transporting MoMath traveling exhibits to external locations (by minivan), and installing and troubleshooting them
  • Monitoring exhibit and facility status daily; logging and reviewing issues in MoMath’s tracking system
  • Sourcing and purchasing materials and equipment
  • Maintaining exhibit maintenance repair and storage facilities in good order
  • Communicating with fabricators and other partners and vendors as needed to speed resolution of outstanding issues
Qualifications:
  • Experience with diagnosing and resolving mechanical and electronic issues
  • Experience building, repairing, refinishing, and being generally handy
  • Competency with carpentry, finishing, and power tools
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds is required
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Systems administration experience, though not a requirement, would be useful

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Exhibit Technician/Assistant”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Integrator (Volunteer Docent)

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.

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking volunteer Integrators to interact with individual visitors and school groups on the exhibition floor to help them 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Helping to maintain a friendly and welcoming environment for Museum visitors of all ages
  • Engaging with children and adults exploring the Museum 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
  • Being an active member of the Integrator Program, which includes a commitment of at least two four-hour shifts a month
  • Attending a monthly professional development meeting
  • Dressing in a professional manner and being a positive representative of the Museum
  • Working on other projects as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Passion for mathematics and for the mission of MoMath
  • Bachelors degree in math, science, or closely related field
  • Excellent presentation skills and a strong grasp of customer service
  • Comfort speaking in front of large audiences
  • Experience in education, museums, and/or informal learning
  • Previous experience working with children and/or families is a plus

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Volunteer Integrator”: A cover letter that explains how you meet the above criteria; your resumé, including grade point averages; and a freshly written 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Interpreter (Docent)

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 full-time and part-time Museum docents (“Interpreters”) to help visitors of all ages, including school groups and families 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.

Full-time and part-time Interpreter opportunities are available. The full-time position offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assisting visitors as they explore Museum exhibits
  • Explaining the mathematical concepts underlying exhibits and discussing them with visitors
  • Leading interactive demonstrations for Museum visitors as needed
  • Monitoring the status of exhibits to ensure they are in working order and keeping them in neat condition, ready for use
  • Assisting with presentations when educators need additional help
  • Escorting school groups into the Museum
  • Greeting visiting classes and other groups upon arrival
  • Hosting birthday parties and other group events
  • Being a smiling and welcome presence on the Museum floor
  • Monitoring the Museum floor for safety issues
  • Directing visitors to retail for appropriate content-related items
  • Assisting with retail when needed
  • Performing other tasks as assigned
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in math, science, or equivalent is desirable; college students majoring in math or science are welcome to apply
  • A demonstrated passion for mathematics
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and comfort speaking in front of large groups
  • Previous experience working with children and/or families is a plus
  • Experience in formal education, informal education, and/or with a museum in a visitor-oriented role is a strong plus, but not required

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org, with the subject line “Interpreter”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Technology Coordinator

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 a skilled technology generalist to help manage and grow the complex and highly automated systems throughout the Museum. MoMath uses a wide range of technologies to build innovative interactive and exploratory exhibits. The Technology Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the Museum’s exhibits, public web presence, and internal systems. This position offers the opportunity to make an outsize impact as part of a small team delivering unique experiences in a highly visible public setting.

This is a full-time, permanent position that offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Technology Coordinator role focuses on enhancing and expanding MoMath’s diverse public-facing and backend systems and resolving any technical issues that arise. It is an excellent fit for a technical omnivore who enjoys exercising a varied set of skills and who thrives on the challenge of mastering new technologies.

Representative tasks may include:
  • Troubleshooting the network and infrastructure across the museum
  • Editing, debugging, and adapting exhibit software provided by vendors
  • Identifying and repairing mechanical and electronic issues in exhibits
Qualifications:
  • Strong software development experience, preferably in a range of languages and environments
  • Demonstrated facility to pick up new software languages
  • Experience with hardware/embedded systems – familiarity with circuit-level design and debugging is a plus, but not required
  • Network design and troubleshooting
  • Server administration, ideally in Linux, OS X, and Windows environments
  • A degree from a multi-disciplinary technology program that encourages the creative combination of diverse fields is a strong plus

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Technology Coordinator”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics. If you can include links to examples of your programming or technical achievements, please do.


Weekend Security Officer

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 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor admissions, making sure all visitors have ID cards
  • 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
  • Dress professionally and be a positive representative of the Museum
  • Perform other duties/projects as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Security, military, police, or equivalent experience
  • CPR / First Aid certification
  • Previous experience working in a child-friendly environment
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, including the ability to patrol the Museum floor and the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • High School Diploma
  • Familiarity with New York City attractions is a plus
  • Interest in mathematics is a strong plus

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Security Officer”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current resumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.