Become a MoMath intern!

Share your love of math with others.  MoMath is now accepting applications for summer internships for current college students.  Improve your interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills.  Please note that internships are unpaid.

Note:  The application window for Spring 2015 high school internships is now closed; more information about Fall 2015 high school internships will be available in June.


Educator

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking creative, energetic individuals to join its educational staff. Part-time educator positions are currently available, but there is a possibility for full-time positions in the future. 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

  • one year of classroom teaching experience
  • 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 to jobs@momath.org the following materials with a subject line mentioning “Educator”: 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.


Events Assistant

MoMath is seeking a poised, energetic, and enthusiastic individual to serve as its Events Assistant. This position may extend to new business development (i.e., seeking new clients to hold events in the Museum).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include but are not limited to:

  • responding to phone and email inquiries concerning holding events in MoMath’s space,
  • accompanying potential clients on walkthroughs of the space,
  • discussing terms of event rental contracts,
  • finalizing the contracts for all events booked by external partries, and
  • invoicing and following up on events payments.

Responsibilities for all events (both external rentals and internal MoMath events) also include:

  • calendaring booked events,
  • coordinating the resources needed for events,
  • ensuring that all preparations for events occur in a timely fashion,
  • assisting during events, and
  • aiding in proper cleanup and reset following events.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will

  • enjoy interacting with people;
  • be reliable, thorough, and attentive to detail;
  • have excellent written and in-person communication skills; and
  • have a comfort with and positive attitude toward mathematics.

To apply, 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 “Events Assistant” in the subject line.


Assistant Floor Manager

The National Museum of Mathematics is seeking a responsible, efficient, and energetic individual to interact with visitors and enhance their experiences in the Museum, at a level of excellence which will help lead the interpretive staff by example. The Assistant Floor Manager will be the primary responsible party in the visitor center on those days when the Floor Manager is not present. This position also assists in overseeing the daily operations and visitor services at 11 E 26th St. in Manhattan, NY. This position will carry a five-day standard workweek that includes one weekend day — for example, Sunday through Thursday. Flexibility in scheduling is required. This position reports to the Floor Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Floor Manager will be responsible to

  • ensure excellent visitor experiences and visitor satisfaction within the Museum;
  • understand the master schedule of Museum facilities and the uses to which they are being put in order to help prepare and provide for success in those uses;
  • assist in overseeing Museum floor staff, security, maintenance, and volunteers;
  • assist in keeping Museum and employment records, such as inventory, attendance, and hours worked;
  • help facilitate group visits, parties, and other events in the Museum;
  • replenish supplies as needed; and
  • directly interact with and support visitors.

Qualifications

Management and operations experience with a museum or visitor center, preferably a hands-on science center, is highly desirable. Other management experience will be considered, however. This position requires a four-year college degree, preferably in math or science. Other critical attributes and skills include:

  • a strong commitment to visitor service and visitor satisfaction;
  • personal communication skills and rapport with visitors;
  • strong organizational and writing skills;
  • ability to help lead a diverse team of floor staff, including many part-time employees;
  • ability to coordinate with the education, retail, volunteer, and other staff within the Museum; and
  • a background in or love of mathematics.

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject mentioning “Assistant Floor Manager”: a cover letter; CV 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 include:

  • 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 agreeements 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 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 “Member/Donor Services Coordinator” in the subject line.


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 résumé, and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 300 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.


Office Assistant

The National Museum of Mathematics is seeking an energetic, hard-working, and personable individual to serve as its Office Assistant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this full-time position include but are not limited to:

  • Fielding phone and email requests for information or service.
  • Seeing to the supply levels, equipment functionality, and maintenance of the office.
  • Taking care of logistical needs.
  • Communicating with vendors and other museum partners.
  • Executing additional administrative tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Reliability and thoroughness with strong attention to detail.
  • Good spoken and written communication skills.
  • Enjoyment of interactions with other people.
  • A comfort with and positive attitude toward mathematics.
  • A high degree of organization.
  • An ability to work independently.
  • A goal-oriented focus and a strong commitment to reliably meeting deadlines.
  • 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.

Please send a cover letter, current resumé, and a newly-written 150- to 300-word essay describing an experience that shaped your view of mathematics, to the Museum by email to jobs@momath.org — please include “Office Coordinator” in the subject line.


Assistant Retail Manager

The National Museum of Mathematics is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, responsible, experienced individual to be an assistant manager for its retail operations, comprising both Additions, the shop at MoMath, and Additions online, the internet sales outlet. This position includes greeting and assisting customers in a friendly and professional manner; performing careful sales transactions to ensure accurate cash handling and inventory control; maintaining high visual standards by assisting with merchandising, restocking, and cleaning; performing duties related to shipping and receiving; and assisting the retail manager with all retail initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • experience in retail operations;
  • product management and employee management skills;
  • familiarity with POS systems and practices;
  • a desire to help enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics.

Experience with museum and/or high-end retail is preferred. The Assistant Retail Manager must be comfortable working in an active retail location, be willing to take on a Tues-Sat work schedule, and be available to cover special events/special hours some evenings, as needed.

Interested candidates should send the following materials to jobs@momath.org, with a subject mentioning “Assistant Retail Manager”: a cover letter; CV 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.


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 CV; 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 floor@momath.org with a subject line mentioning “Volunteer”: a cover letter, a current résumé, and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 300 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.