Educator – full-time and part-time positions available

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking creative, energetic individuals to join its educational staff. These positions will have broad responsibility to implement 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.

MoMath is seeking candidates with demonstrated experience and skill in conveying the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics to diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will have experience with and enthusiasm for working with groups of K12 students on mathematical activities.

Teaching experience is highly desirable, and museum experience is a plus.

Successful applicants must have 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 to education@momath.org the following materials with a subject line mentioning “Educator”: a cover letter; a current résumé; a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.

Retail Sales Associate – part-time

The National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Sales Associates will provide customer assistance that promotes MoMath’s shop as an extension of the Museum experience. Sales Associates are an important part of MoMath’s tight-knit team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Provide knowledge of store products and Museum exhibits.
  • Understand the mission statement of MoMath in order to enhance the visitor’s experience while generating revenue for the Museum.
  • Be able to upsell promotions and key products when appropriate.
  • Perform accurate sales transactions to ensure accurate cash handling and inventory control.
  • Maintain high visual standards by assisting with merchandising, restocking, and cleaning.
  • Have a general knowledge of New York City and its attractions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be fluent in English.
  • High School diploma required; college degree or experience preferred.
  • Ability to compute rates and percentages.
  • Basic ability to operate and balance a cash register.
  • Ability to interpret written and verbal instructions.
  • Friendly, outgoing, professional personality.
  • Retail experience preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for math strongly preferred.

Hours and Availability

  • This is an hourly part-time position that requires flexibility with respect to work schedule and an ability to work weekends, nights, and special events as needed.

Physical Demands

  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, and lifting (at least 25 pounds).
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be loud at times.

Interested candidates should apply by sending the following materials to additions@momath.org with a subject mentioning “Retail Sales Associate”: a cover letter; a résumé including grade point averages; and a newly-written 150- to 300-word essay concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

Visitor Center Interpreter

Position Overview:The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking part-time Visitor Center 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:

  • Escort school groups into the visitor center.
  • Greet class and other groups upon arrival.
  • Assist visitors, families, and school groups as they explore Museum exhibits.
  • Monitor the Museum floor for safety issues.
  • Be a smiling and welcome presence on the floor.
  • Lead interactive demonstrations for Museum visitors as needed.
  • Host birthday parties and other group events.
  • Keep exhibits in neat condition, ready for next visitor use.
  • Monitor status of exhibits to ensure they are in working order.
  • Assist when educators need additional help.
  • Direct visitors to retail for appropriate content-related items.
  • Assist with retail when needed.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in math, science, or equivalent.
  • Passion for mathematics.
  • Previous experience working with children and/or families.
  • Comfort speaking in front of large groups.
  • Experience in formal education, informal education, and/or with a museum in a visitor-oriented role.

To apply, please send the following materials to floor@momath.org with a subject line mentioning “visitor center 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.

Security Guard

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

MoMath Integrator (Volunteer)

Position Overview:The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking volunteer Integrators 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:

  • Be an active member of the Integrator Program, working at least two four-hour shifts a month.
  • Attend our monthly professional development meeting either in person or electronically.
  • Help maintain a friendly and welcoming environment for Museum visitors.
  • Engage with and explain various math concepts through floor activities and permanent exhibits.
  • Understand the Museum’s mission and help make MoMath a great family experience.
  • Dress in a professional manner and be a positive representative of the Museum.
  • Work 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.