Become a MoMath intern!

Share your love of math with others. Applications are now open for high school internships during the 2015-2016 school year. MoMath is seeking outgoing, friendly high school students who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about mathematics. Completed applications should be submitted to hsinternship@momath.org. Only students with complete application forms will be considered for the program.

Download the application here.


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.


Mathematics 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.


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.


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.