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Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program
MoMath accepts a limited number of high school students for ongoing volunteer roles 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 students interact with visitors on the Museum floor and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers. This opportunity requires a commitment of approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday.

MoMath is currently reviewing Integrators applications for the 2018-2019 school year; the application period will run through the end of summer, though applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis and there is a chance the positions may be filled sooner. (The application period for the 2017-2018 school year program has closed.) Please note that the Integrators volunteer program is unpaid. More information on Integrators is available here and the application form is available for download here.

More information about volunteer opportunities is available here.


Communications 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 an experienced communications coordinator who will be responsible for internal and external communications in support of the Museum’s programs and mission, including drafting and sending mass email announcements, updating and maintaining the content of its website, and managing its social media presence.
 
This is a full-time permanent position that offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with various Museum departments and staff to draft electronic communications, including emails, memoranda, and posts to various social media platforms
  • Consolidate edits from multiple parties; prepare and send final communications
  • Create event registration pages for all MoMath events; monitor and report on attendance progress
  • Manage a busy schedule of regular outreach announcements and specialized communications
  • Attend MoMath programs and events flexibly as needed; post photos and text to social media
  • Review MoMath’s website weekly, ensuring that all pages are up-to-date
  • Format entries and updates for posting on the website
  • Respond to external feedback and inquiries within one business day; provide follow-up as needed
  • Track metrics related to communications and provide monthly reports
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in a relevant role required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to write flawless professional correspondence
  • Excellent grammar, editing, and proofreading ability
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to reliably juggle and meet multiple deadlines
  • Aptitude for Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and WordPress publishing platform a plus
  • Prior experience with CRM and email marketing software a plus
  • Enthusiasm for and involvement with a variety of social media a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills, poise, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Passion for MoMath’s mission and a highly enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics and/or museums

** Flexibility in scheduling, including the ability to work occasional evenings or weekends in accordance with the scheduling of Museum programs and events, is required.

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Communications Coordinator” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet these criteria; a current résumé, 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.


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:

  • 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 judgement 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
  • Five to ten years of work experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required

** Availability to work a 40-hour work week if full-time, or the availability to work at least a half-day every weekday if part-time.

To apply, please email 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; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Program 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 Program Coordinator to provide administrative and coordination support to a variety of highly visible events and ongoing activities such as tournaments, speaker series, public presentations, gifted classes, and summer camps.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and implementing the day-to-day plan for MoMath initiatives, events and activities
  • Determining the resources and tasks that are needed in order to implement programs
  • Ensuring that schedules and deadlines for program requirements are met
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with MoMath staff, vendors, visitors and participants
  • Executing programs at MoMath’s high level of excellence
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in a relevant role required
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Superb organization skills and attention to detail
  • A successful record of administrative problem-solving and trouble-shooting
  • Extraordinary communication and presentation skills in writing, on the phone, and in person
  • The drive and patience to roll up sleeves and ensure that the minutiae of a complex plan fit together perfectly
  • Comfort with and positive attitude toward mathematics, and a passion for education or museums
  • A strong sense of professionalism and responsibility
  • Previous experience in organizing events, programs, or activities is a strong plus

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Program Coordinator” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, 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.


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 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 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.


Events 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 offers a broad variety of unique public events such as speaker series, performances, screenings, and family activities, and also hosts private events such as receptions, industry association affairs, and networking meetings. The Museum is seeking an events assistant to help organize these events and to serve as the primary point of contact for arrangements.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Calendar booked events, coordinate the resources needed for events, and ensure that all preparations for events occur in a timely fashion
  • Assist during events, and aid in proper cleanup and reset of the venue
  • Communicate closely with Museum floor staff to ensure events are manned, space is appropriately readied, and all needed resources are present
  • Respond to phone and email inquiries concerning holding events in MoMath’s space
  • Accompany potential clients on walkthroughs of the space
  • Discuss terms of event rental contracts, finalize the contracts for all events booked by external parties, and invoice and follow up on events payments
  • Duties of this position may extend to new business development (i.e., seeking new clients to hold events in the Museum).
  • On occasion, the events assistant may be asked to assist with offsite events.
Qualifications:
  • Strong people skills, poise, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated record of excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and reliability
  • Excellent problem-solving ability, and an unflappable capacity to think on your feet
  • Polished oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write flawless 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
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous experience in customer service and/or hospitality is a strong plus

** Flexibility in scheduling, including the ability to work frequent evenings and occasional weekends, is essential.

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Events Assistant” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, 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.


Exhibit Technician/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 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. The part-time position would work on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The full-time position, which offers a full suite of benefits, would work on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.

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 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 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 résumé, 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.


Security Officer (Part-time)

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.

Weekday and weekend part-time positions are available.

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 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 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.


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 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 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 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
  • 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 freshly written 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.