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Announcing the National Museum of Mathematics

Exponent Fellowship

The National Museum of Mathematics is pleased to announce the 2024-2025 MoMath Exponent Fellowship program.  A limited number of graduating math majors from around the country will be accepted for this highly selective, paid, year-long opportunity to work at the National Museum of Mathematics, where they will:

  • Interact with the public as a mathematical docent on the exhibit floor.
  • Build outreach and communication skills.
  • Enhance their mathematical knowledge.
  • Meet mathematicians from around the world.
  • Be given the opportunity to develop and complete a unique personal project.
  • Interact with the Museum’s senior leadership team and the Visiting Professor.
  • Learn what it takes to operate a successful business.
  • Gain exposure to a variety of interesting programs, lectures, and people.
  • Be part of a motivated and talented cohort.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mathematics with a 3.5 GPA or higher (by June 2024).
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • A creative mindset, with an ability to think outside the box.
  • A desire to share the joy of mathematics with others.
  • Prior experience demonstrating a solid work ethic.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for 14 months without visa sponsorship from the Museum.

Total compensation for this position will be up to $50,000, with up to $45,000 paid during the year and a $5,000 completion bonus.

To apply, please email the following to with a subject line that includes “MoMath Exponent Fellowship” and your first and last name:

  • A cover letter that explains how you meet the qualifications for the position.
  • A current résumé, including grade point average.
  • A statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you’ve had related to mathematics (no more than one page, please).
  • Three letters of reference, including two from your college math professors and one from your most recent manager or supervisor from a position you’ve held.  (Letters should be submitted directly by your recommenders to

First round candidates will be offered an interview.  A select number of those interviewed will be invited to share additional information; further details will be provided to those accepted into the second round.

Fellows must be able to be present in New York City from July 12, 2024, through July 26, 2025, and will be responsible for finding their own accommodations.

The application deadline is no later than May 15, 2024, however, the application window may close prior to this date if the program fills.  Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, so be sure to apply early!