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College Internships:
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 administrative office. Please note that internships are unpaid. MoMath is currently accepting applications for summer 2017 internships; applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and the application period will run through spring. More information on the program is available here, and the application form is available here.

High School Internships:
MoMath accepts a limited number of high school students for internships from September through June. This is a unique chance to improve your interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills. MoMath interns interact with visitors on the Museum floor and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers. These internships require a commitment of approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday. Please note that internships are unpaid. MoMath is currently accepting applications for internships that will begin in the fall of 2017. Details on the program are available here and the application form is here.


Chief Development Officer

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 Chief Development Officer 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 Chief Development Officer will serve as a key member of the Museum’s top leadership group, and 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.

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


Controller

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 controller as the Museum plans for expansion of its staff, facilities, and budget. This role will have ownership of the Museum’s accounting function and will be responsible for the planning, managing, and reporting of its financial activities. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced controller to make an impact on the growth of the institution.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the organization’s principal accountant and ensure compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements for accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
  • Coordinate the annual audit process and act as point of contact for external auditors
  • Prepare and issue financial reports and statements, including monthly closing, quarterly, and year-end reporting, in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide senior leadership data and materials for presentation to the Board of Trustees
  • Ensure that expenditures are consistent with grant proposals and program budgets; produce financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants, as necessary
  • Monitor purchasing activity across departments to ensure that purchasing policies and practices are followed
  • Provide cost-benefit and other financial analysis for business development opportunities and new initiatives
  • Work closely with program leaders to explore how the finance function can support and promote program efforts
Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of accounting and audit experience, with expertise in accounting for nonprofit organizations; CPA is desirable
  • A record of success coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budgetary analysis, A/P and A/R, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • Experience in a rapid growth or startup environment is a strong plus

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Controller” and your name: 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.


Chief of Mathematics

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 enthusiastic and energetic Chief of Mathematics who will have primary responsibility for overseeing and creating innovative and engaging math content for the broad variety of educational programs the Museum offers. This position will help shape one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public. 

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief of Mathematics will create compelling original content for classes, presentations, and activities that demonstrate the beauty and joy of math. This role will translate the varied areas of mathematics into engaging programs that are accessible to diverse target audiences, including children and adults, ranging from mathematical novices to the mathematically sophisticated.

MoMath’s educational programs include (but are not limited to):

  • Field trip offerings for school classes, camps, and other groups that visit the Museum
  • After-school and weekend math clubs and gifted/enrichment programs
  • Summer math camps and programs
  • Teacher professional development
  • In-museum public demonstrations and group activities
  • Birthday party activities with a strong mathematical component
  • Mobile museum curricula, including educational outreach to external venues such as schools, community centers, and public spaces

The Chief of Mathematics will at times present or lead some of these programs, while others will be presented by MoMath’s team of educators.

Qualifications:
  • Advanced study at the level of a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely allied field, or a near-equivalent level of experience, exposure, and mastery of a wide range of mathematical topics
  • A successful track record developing curricula, activities, and/or programs illustrating the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics, geared to a broad public
  • A love of communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding to both children and adults in an engaging, meaningful, and accessible manner
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience in math education

Experience with writing grant applications to a variety of funding agencies is also desirable.

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Chief of Mathematics” and your name: 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. Please also include samples of, or links to, outreach or educational activities for which you have been responsible.


Chief of Education

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 enthusiastic and energetic Chief of Education who will have primary responsibility for implementation and delivery of the broad variety of innovative and engaging educational programs the Museum offers. This position will help shape one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public. 

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief of Education will supervise and lead the offering of compelling original classes, presentations, and activities that demonstrate the beauty and joy of math. This role is responsible for ensuring that MoMath’s programs, which encompass a broad area of mathematical content, are presented as appealing, compelling programs that are accessible to diverse target audiences, including children and adults, and ranging from mathematical novices to the mathematically sophisticated.

The Chief of Education will serve as the Museum’s lead educator, presenting programs and classroom sessions. He/she will also serve as the manager of MoMath’s education staff, providing guidance and feedback to develop the effectiveness of the educators, supervising and scheduling their work, and deploying appropriate staff and other resources to create successful programs.

MoMath’s educational programs include (but are not limited to):

  • Field trip offerings for school classes, camps, and other groups that visit the Museum
  • After-school and weekend math clubs and gifted/enrichment programs
  • Summer math camps and programs
  • Teacher professional development
  • In-museum public demonstrations and group activities
  • Birthday party activities with a strong mathematical component
  • Mobile museum curricula, including educational outreach to external venues such as schools, community centers, and public spaces
Qualifications:
  • Advanced study at the level of a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a closely allied field, or a near-equivalent level of experience, exposure, and mastery of a wide range of mathematical topics
  • A successful track record presenting curricula, activities, and/or programs illustrating the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics, geared to a broad public
  • A talent for communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding to both children and adults in a clear, meaningful, and accessible manner
  • Experience teaching Mathematics, particularly K-12
  • Strong management, supervisory, and administrative skills; a history of success in a management or supervisory role is highly desirable
  • The ability to provide an enthusiastic, energetic presence in front of a classroom or auditorium
  • Excellent written communication skills

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Chief of Education” and your name: 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. Please also include samples of, or links to, outreach or educational activities for which you have been responsible.


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 a subject line that includes “Educator” and your name: 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.


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 a subject line that includes “Member/Donor Coordinator” and your name: 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.


Bookkeeper

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 bookkeeper to provide the support for various accounting tasks related to the business operations of the Museum.

This is expected to be a part-time role, requiring approximately 10-15 hours per week, with the potential to work some portion of that remotely. However, depending on how the applicant’s skillset matches other specific administrative needs of the Museum, there is some flexibility to consider more hours or a full-time position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Record basic journal entries, adjusting entries, and accruals
  • Administer accounts payable
  • Process vendor invoices
  • Reconcile cash and credit card payments and bank and vendor statements
  • Support accounts receivable, including collection of outstanding receivables
  • Create invoices and sales receipts
  • Track inventory
  • Perform specific accounting analyses as requested
Qualifications:
  • At least two years’ experience in bookkeeping or accounting; experience in nonprofit bookkeeping preferred
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, especially those applicable in a nonprofit environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and at least one commonly used accounting software tool (Fund E-Z is a plus)
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information appropriately and confidentially

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Bookkeeper” and your name: 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.

Please note that this position does handle time-sensitive Museum issues and requires the ability to be available to complete tasks on the occasional evening and Saturday or Sunday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • Assisting in scheduling and calendaring
  • Drafting written communications; editing and improving text written by others
  • Making phone calls and following up on outstanding issues
  • Providing resources for in-house and external meetings
  • 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
  • Previous administrative experience, particularly in a growing organization, is a strong plus
  • A track record demonstrating superb organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and personal communication ability, including assiduously accurate grammar and editing skills
  • A positive, enthusiastic, and creative approach to problem-solving
  • A highly refined sense of professionalism and responsibility
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
  • 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 a subject line that includes “Executive Assistant” and your name: 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.


Interactive Technologist

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 interactive technology generalist to help develop and enhance its exhibits and other public-facing systems. The Museum uses a wide range of technologies to build innovative interactive and exploratory exhibits. 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. 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 to create immersive and innovative experiences.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Representative tasks may include:

  • Developing new interactive experiences for use in the Museum, in traveling exhibitions or online
  • Implementing enhancements to exhibit software provided by vendors
  • Updating exhibit software and hardware systems to use the latest technologies
  • Identifying and repairing software, mechanical and electronic issues in exhibits
Qualifications:
  • Strong software development experience, preferably in a variety of languages and environments
  • Experience with physical computing/embedded systems, including sensors and microcontrollers
  • Familiarity developing, deploying, and maintaining web applications
  • Circuit-level design and debugging is a plus, but not required
  • 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 itjob@momath.org with the subject line that includes “Interactive Technologist” and your name: 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.


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 an unarmed security officer to greet visitors, keep them safe, and protect the Museum’s exhibits. This role requires comfort working in a high-traffic, youth-oriented destination.

Full-time and part-time, weekday and weekend positions are available. The full-time position offers a full suite of benefits.

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 a subject line that includes “Security Officer” and your name: 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.


Volunteer 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.

Volunteers provide vital support in diverse roles across MoMath, on the exhibit floor interfacing with visitors, and behind the scenes in administration, for programs, events, and day-to-day operations. MoMath is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to provide a varied range of administrative support as the Museum expands its efforts to recruit and organize the adults, college students, and high school students who offer their time as volunteers and interns.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate recruitment for volunteers, college interns, and high school interns: Publicize opportunities and conduct other outreach; review applications; perform initial phone screens when necessary; and schedule interviews
  • Develop and maintain a database of volunteers, tracking volunteer activity and other key data that allow senior management to oversee the program
  • Provide ongoing support, guidance and appreciation for volunteers, and monitor volunteer satisfaction
  • Correspond with volunteers to announce upcoming volunteer opportunities and ensure support for specific events
  • Establish relationships with colleges and high schools to promote MoMath’s volunteer and internship programs
  • Develop innovative outreach and recruitment strategies
  • Perform other administrative coordination tasks as needed
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated record of extraordinary organization skills and attention to detail
  • Polished oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write flawless professional correspondence
  • Strong previous experience with administrative tasks, particularly database management and data entry
  • Ability to serve as an enthusiastic, welcoming presence, and to represent MoMath to adults and teenagers
  • Facility to work collaboratively on team projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Passion for MoMath’s mission
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Volunteer Coordinator” and your name: 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.


Product Developer

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 Product Developer to help bring an exclusive series of new mathematical toys and games, inspired by the Museum’s innovative range of exhibits and by the wonder and beauty of mathematics, to market. This is a creative role, and the successful candidate will be expected both to have input into the development of existing ideas and to put forward ideas of his/her own for consideration.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working in collaboration with exhibit designers, mathematics consultants, and technical staff, take initial ideas from concept or prototype form to a final product that is suitable for mass marketing to educational institutions and the general public
  • Identify creative, cost-effective manufacturing solutions to enable the creation of entertaining new games, toys, and puzzles
  • Drive the sourcing and supplier process, including negotiating price and supplier agreements
  • Communicate directly with suppliers and factories to ensure they understand the design requirements and meet quality guidelines and deadlines
Qualifications:
  • History of success as a detail-oriented project manager overseeing the entire product life cycle, from idea to prototype to mass production
  • Proven aptitude to manage complex projects within time and budget constraints
  • A record of producing or conceiving of at least one compelling toy or puzzle, preferably math-related, not currently in commercial production
  • Strong ability to select, negotiate with, and manage contract manufacturers
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD (e.g. SolidWorks/Autodesk Inventor)
  • Experience with rapid prototyping / additive manufacturing preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, global supply chain, and regulatory requirements

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Product Developer” and your name: 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.


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 materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Interpreter” and your name: 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 a subject line that includes “Volunteer Integrator” and your name: 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.