Become a MoMath intern!

Share your love of math with others. MoMath is now accepting applications for spring internships for current high school students, and for summer internships for current college students (college intern details here). Improve your interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills. Please note that internships are unpaid.  
Download the high school spring internship application here.
Download the college summer internship application 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.

To apply, please send the following materials to devsearch@momath.org with the subject line “Director of Development”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé; and a 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics. Evaluation of candidates will commence on June 30; applications received by then will receive full consideration. MoMath will continue to welcome strong applications following that date, until the position is filled.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Part-Time Retail Sales Associate

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 responsible individual with a strong aptitude for customer service to be a Sales Associate for its retail operations in Additions, the shop at MoMath.

Hours: This is a part-time position that will require flexibility but is anticipated to include 15 to 25 hours per week. Hours may increase during the holiday season, and the Sales Associate may also be called upon to cover for special events as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Perform careful sales transactions to ensure accurate cash handling and inventory control
  • Maintain high visual standards by assisting with merchandising, restocking, and cleaning
  • Perform duties related to shipping and receiving
  • Assist with all of the Museum’s retail initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Previous retail experience or related customer service experience is required
  • Experience with museum and/or high-end retail is preferred
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Flexible availability to work weekends and holidays is a strong plus
  • Enthusiasm for MoMath, the position, and educational products
  • Ability to perform register computations quickly and accurately, and to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to stand and walk for up to 10 hours per day
  • Ability to learn product knowledge and use the information to educate customers
  • Desire to help enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics
  • Ability to unpack and pack shipments, arrange and move store fixtures, and lift and carry packages weighing up to 50 pounds

To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “Retail Sales Associate”: A cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role; a current résumé; and a 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to 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.

 

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 based in New York City. It 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 résumé, 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.

 

Executive Assistant

The National Museum of Mathematics is seeking a responsible, efficient, hard-working, energetic, and intuitive individual to serve as Executive Assistant to the Museum’s Executive Directors. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide broad administrative support to the Executive Director.

Essential duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Tracking projects and deadlines; sending reminders as needed.
  • Drafting written communications; editing and improving communications written by others.
  • Organizing, routing, and responding to electronic, phone, and physical messages.
  • Communicating with Museum 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
The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least 3.7 from an accredited college or university (required).
  • At least two years of relevant administrative experience.
  • Excellent written and personal communication skills, including strong grammar and editing skills.
  • Facility with spreadsheet applications and word processing programs.
  • A high degree of organization.
  • An ability to work independently.
  • A goal-oriented focus and a strong commitment to reliably meeting deadlines.
  • A positive, enthusiastic, and creative approach to problem-solving.
  • An enthusiasm for mathematics.
  • 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 send to jobs@momath.org the following materials with a subject line mentioning “Executive Assistant”: 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Weekend Security Officer

The National Museum of Mathematics (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. 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.

Please send the following materials to jobs@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.