Opportunities at MoMath

Are you passionate about spreading a love of mathematics, but don’t see the right fit listed here?  Contact us — we’d love to welcome you to the team!  Send a cover letter, your résumé with GPA, and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics to jobs@momath.org.

Become a MoMath volunteer and share your love of math with others!

 

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Copy Editor

Work from home!

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 motivated and savvy copy editor to provide careful and thorough content-editing in a fast-paced work environment.  Primary duties will include proofreading, editing, and ensuring adherence to a strict style guide, as well as collaborating with co-workers to deliver quality projects on time.  To excel in this role, a candidate will have experience in editing content, a keen eye for detail, and excellent communication and organizational skills.  A bachelor’s degree in english or related field is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and revise content for accuracy and quality, verifying spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax
  • Communicate and work with MoMath team to ensure that content is published in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of Associated Press and Chicago Style guidelines
  • Ensure correct tone, voice, clarity, flow, and structure of content
  • Ensure that content adheres to the MoMath style guide
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in a relevant role required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or related field preferred
  • Experience in publishing and/or editing preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Leadership and time management skills
  • Proficient in desktop publishing software and Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and WordPress publishing platform a plus

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Copy Editor” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet these criteria; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

 

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Office Administrator

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 an office administrator to facilitate the business operations of the Museum by providing a broad range of administrative support that touches on a variety of aspects of program coordination, event planning, and office management.  This role is an excellent opportunity for a jack-of-all-trades with strong administrative experience to contribute in various ways to the business of running a dynamic, expanding not-for-profit.

This position may be either part-time or a full-time permanent position.  The full-time position offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Aid in the execution of the work of MoMath’s administrative office by performing a wide variety of ad hoc tasks including research projects, database management, travel arrangements, phone coverage, scheduling, copying/scanning, running errands, and any other tasks that may be needed
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with MoMath staff, vendors, business partners, visitors, and program participants, in writing and on the phone
  • Help in a multitude of ways to ensure that programs and events are executed at a high level of excellence, with impeccable attention to detail and consummate professionalism

Qualifications:

  • Strong experience with a variety of administrative tasks in an office or business setting
  • Demonstrated record of excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and reliability
  • Intelligence and strong judgment sufficient to conduct research and make appropriate recommendations
  • Patience in performing repetitive tasks
  • Polished oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write flawless and grammatically correct professional correspondence
  • Aptitude for working collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Passion for MoMath’s mission and a positive attitude towards mathematics
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Availability to work a 40-hour workweek if full-time, or the availability to work at least a half-day every weekday if part-time.

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

  • A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria
  • A current résumé, including grade point averages
  • A 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics

 

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Early Childhood 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 early childhood educators.  Early childhood educators deliver MoMath’s weekly program, providing lessons to students 2-5 years old.  This educator role offers the opportunity for a teacher with strong formal pre-K to K classroom teaching experience to participate in one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public.

This is a part-time position based in New York City.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Introduce early childhood students to the concepts of patterns, shapes, and numbers through songs, stories, and activities.
  • Establish familiarity with, and present, MoMath’s early childhood lessons and materials.
  • Greet students and parents.
  • Assist visitors as they explore Museum exhibits.
  • Lead activities at summer camps, birthday parties, and other MoMath programs.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one year of formal 3-K to K classroom teaching experience is required; state certification or museum experience are desirable.
  • A strong mathematics background
  • Experience with — and enthusiasm for — working with groups of young students on mathematical activities
  • The demonstrated ability to manage a classroom and present a compelling, thought-provoking, and fun experience

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Early Childhood Educator” and your name: A cover letter that explains how you meet the qualifications for the position; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

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Exhibit Technician

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 experienced exhibit technician (or exhibit assistant) with a talent for mechanical and electronic maintenance, diagnostics, and troubleshooting to maintain the Museum’s various exhibits and facility in good working order.  Many of the exhibits are highly complex interactives with integrated hardware, firmware, and software.

This opportunity can be either a part-time position or a full-time permanent position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Resolving routine physical and electronic problems in the Museum’s exhibits
  • Making repairs or performing needed maintenance to the Museum’s facility
  • Assisting MoMath senior and technical staff to improve exhibits and make daily progress on outstanding exhibit and/or facility issues
  • Transporting MoMath traveling exhibits to external locations (by minivan), and installing and troubleshooting them
  • Monitoring exhibit and facility status daily, and logging and reviewing issues in MoMath’s tracking system
  • Operating a laser cutter for various Museum fabrication needs (previous laser cutter experience is not a requirement)
  • Sourcing and purchasing materials and equipment
  • Maintaining exhibit maintenance repair and storage facilities in good order
  • Communicating with fabricators and other partners and vendors as needed to speed resolution of outstanding issues

Qualifications

  • Experience with diagnosing and resolving mechanical and electronic issues
  • Experience building, repairing, refinishing, and being generally handy
  • Competency with carpentry, finishing, and power tools
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds is required
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Systems administration experience, though not a requirement, would be useful

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Exhibit Technician/Assistant” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

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Digital Assistant

MoMath is seeking a digital assistant whose technical skills and drive for perfection will motivate them to ensure high-quality, user-friendly content.  The successful individual will coordinate a busy schedule of electronic communications in support of MoMath’s communications team.  In all communications, the individual will be responsible for maintaining a high level of excellence; for ensuring that messaging is accurate, complete, consistent, timely, and appropriate; and for adhering to the Museum’s voice, style, and standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Uploading content to webpages and registration pages for MoMath events in a timely manner.
  • Keeping a variety of webpages up-to-date at all times.
  • Providing quality assurance for all newly published or recently updated content.
  • Identifying and communicating content and site issues, while helping coordinate across teams to find solutions.
  • Ensuring that all external inquiries receive prompt and courteous replies.
  • Facilitating a variety of communications over digital channels.
  • Contributing to documentation and improving processes relating to content production.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2+ years of experience with digital content production, management, or creation
  • Proficiency in WordPress and HTML; familiarity with database management
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, adapt to changing priorities, and multi-tasking, all while staying organized and maintaining a high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity in problem-solving
  • Goal-oriented
  • Team player

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Digital Assistant” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

 

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School Groups Coordinator

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a growing institution that provides a diverse audience insight into the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics.  Its dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math.

MoMath is seeking a School Groups Coordinator with excellent administrative and communication skills to serve as the point of contact for planning and scheduling online and in-person class trips for K-12 students.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Representing the Museum to teachers and other visitors planning online and in-person class trips for K-12 students
  • Maximizing Museum attendance by scheduling a high volume of school visits
  • Maintaining ownership of a complex and fluid calendar of visiting groups
  • Managing the invoicing process, including checking that invoices match the correct services and ensuring that they are paid
  • Advising visitors on details of arrangements, such as the most appropriate presentations for the class and the availability of resources
  • Accurately tracking details of visits and transactions in a variety of spreadsheets and lists
  • Preparing reports showing monthly and year-to-date student, group, and school booking data
  • Aiding in the invoicing and collections process ensuring compliance with all applicable Museum and departmental policies
  • Contributing to a variety of other Museum efforts as the need arises, including but not limited to coordinating volunteers assisting at Museum programs and events, helping to answer the phones, and helping with general office tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and organization skills, in order to flawlessly work across multiple systems and spreadsheets
  • Professional and polished phone presentation skills and written communication skills
  • Strong spreadsheet and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated record of achievement performing some complex administrative function
  • Team orientation, with the ability to work in close cooperation with other Museum staff members
  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills, an ability to be calm under pressure, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic
  • Previous experience in a call center or billing/invoicing function is a plus

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “School Groups Coordinator” and your name: A cover letter that explains how you meet the qualifications for the position; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.
 

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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.

The Assistant Floor Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring excellent visitor experiences and visitor satisfaction within the Museum 
  • Understanding 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
  • Assisting in overseeing Museum floor staff, security, maintenance, and volunteers
  • Keeping Museum and employment records, such as inventory, attendance, and hours worked
  • Facilitating group visits, parties, and other events in the Museum
  • Replenishing supplies as needed
  • Providing excellent customer service and support to visitors
  • This position will carry a five-day standard workweek that includes one weekend day (Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday).  Flexibility in scheduling is required.  This position reports to the Floor Manager.

Management and operations experience with a museum or visitor center, preferably a hands-on science center, is highly desirable, though other management experience will be considered.  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.

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.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

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Educator (Full-time / Part-time / Substitute / Per diem)

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. 

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced math teacher to stay active in education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Educators will deliver a variety of online and in-person 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
  • Internship programs
  • After-school and weekend math clubs or enrichment programs
  • Summer math camps and programs

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one semester of formal K-12 classroom teaching experience is required; experience of at least one year is a strong plus.  Candidates with longer experience, as well as candidates with state certification, are encouraged to apply.  Preschool experience is especially 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 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 résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

 

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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 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 résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

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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 Bachelor’s 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 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 résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement concerning your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

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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
  • Bachelor’s 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 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 résumé, including grade point averages; and a separate 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.

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Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program

MoMath accepts a limited number of high school students each year for ongoing volunteer roles during summer vacation and/or September through June.  This is a unique chance to improve your interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills.  MoMath students interact with visitors on the Museum floor and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers.  Students in the summer program typically volunteer five days a week, for at least eight weeks.  The school-year opportunity requires a commitment of approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday.

Please note that the Integrators volunteer program is unpaid.  More information on Integrators is available here.

Apply now for the 2020-2021 academic year (online and/or in person).  The application for Integrators is available here.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Please also note that MoMath regularly accepts the help of volunteers, high school and older, to implement various evening and weekend events on a one-off basis throughout the calendar year; if you are interested, please write to volunteers@momath.org.

More information about volunteer opportunities is available here.

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MoMath actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  Equal opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.