Opportunities at MoMath

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.

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.

MoMath is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives any balance on Direct Loans after ten years of full-time employment in public service.
 

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Open Positions

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Assistant Designer

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 creative and skilled assistant designer to help develop its one-of-a-kind exhibits and installations.  The Museum features innovative, interactive, and exploratory exhibits — created with a sophisticated design sensibility and an inventive use of technology.  The assistant exhibit designer will help develop current and future exhibits and consult with vendors, fabricators, and third parties through all steps of the design and fabrication process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Associate Director / Chief of Design with tasks associated with current and future exhibits and program materials.
  • Develop 3D computer drawings based on Director’s design and technical lead, from concept sketch through to bid drawings.
  • Create concept renderings for presentation in various formats including slide shows and brochures.
  • Ideate and create visuals of design alternatives.
  • Explore and document design solutions addressing spatial, technical, and structural issues.
  • Devise detailed and coordinate drawing sets for price estimation and fabricator bids.
  • Research materials and equipment.
  • Monitor communications with fabricators.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in exhibit design or related field (architecture, interior design, industrial design) required.
  • Proficiency with Vectorworks or similar CAD program (MoMath is a Vectorworks office) required; proficiency with other 3D modeling programs that complement Vectorworks is a plus.
  • Strong 3D design skills; modeling, rendering, graphics integration.
  • Familiarity with Adobe suite of graphic design and publishing programs (most graphic design tasks are handled by MoMath’s graphics designer).
  • Familiarity with the physical properties of typical materials found in exhibits and furnishings.
  • Prior experience and familiarity with exhibition design.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Museum staff and to effectively communicate with external partners.

The pay rate is $16.19 to $18.22 per hour with an expected annual salary from $33,684 to $45,000.  To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Assistant Designer” 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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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.

The pay rate is $15.73 to $17.48 per hour with an expected annual salary from $32,727 to $50,000.  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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Copy Editor

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.

Responsibilities:

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

The pay rate is $15.38 to $20.24 per hour with an expected annual salary from $32,000 to $50,000.  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 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

The pay rate is $15.38 to $20.24 per hour with an expected annual salary from $32,000 to $50,000.  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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Human Resources Advisor

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 a Human Resources Advisor to ensure that full employee life cycle processes, from recruiting through separation, are handled efficiently and effectively, and that all interactions are handled in a professional, approachable, and responsive manner.  This is an on-site, regular full-time position based in New York City.  It offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Keeping abreast of all appropriate local, state, and federal employment regulations (Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), COVID rules, etc.) to ensure ongoing legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Maintaining the employee handbook and implementing all HR policies.
  • Drafting job descriptions, researching salary ranges, and creatively building new pipelines for talent.
  • Implementing MoMath’s consistent, tight recruiting process.
  • Corresponding with candidates; conducting phone screens, interviews, and background and reference checks; and verifying employment status.
  • Onboarding new employees: conducting orientations, collecting and processing new hire forms and documents, and reviewing benefits and enrollment procedures.
  • Maintaining personnel employment and performance records; ensuring changes to employee records are properly authorized and approved.
  • Addressing employee questions or concerns; conducting employee meetings as needed/requested.
  • Handling sensitive HR matters, including leaves of absence, employee performance conversations, performance improvement plans, terminations, and separation agreements, when appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years’ work experience in a relevant role highly desirable
  • Superb organization skills and attention to detail
  • Extraordinary communication and presentation skills in writing, on the phone, and in person
  • A strong sense of professionalism and responsibility
  • The drive and patience to roll up sleeves and ensure that the minutiae of a complex plan fit together perfectly
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Passion for education or museums a plus
  • Comfort with and positive attitude toward mathematics a plus

Pay rate commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The pay rate for an HR Coordinator is $15.73-$20.98 per hour with expected annual salary from $38,864 to $60,000; for a Senior HR Advisor, the pay rate is $59k to $100k.

To apply, please send the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “HR Professional” and your name: a cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a statement (minimum one paragraph and no more than one page, please) describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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.

The pay rate is $15.02 to $18.22 per hour with an expected annual salary from $31,242 to $45,000.  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.

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Program 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 a Program Assistant to provide administrative and coordination support to a variety of highly visible events and ongoing activities such as online and in-person classes and events, after school programs, prizes/awards, public presentations, and summer camps.

This is an on-site, regular full-time position based in New York City.  It offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Your job responsibilities as Program Assistant will include:

  • Implementing day-to-day plans for a variety of MoMath initiatives, events, programs, and activities
  • Ensuring that related schedules and deadlines are met
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with MoMath staff, vendors, visitors, and participants
  • Executing programs at MoMath’s high level of excellence

You may also be asked to host birthday parties and other group events and/or to help out with other operational or administrative tasks in the Museum, the retail shop, or the office.  Also note that because the Museum is a not-for-profit organization, everyone may be asked from time to time to pitch in on a variety of tasks, from stamping envelopes to carrying boxes to collating papers, etc.

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

The pay rate is $15.02 to $18.22 per hour with an expected annual salary from $31,242 to $45,000.  To apply, please send the following to jobs@momath.org, with a subject line that includes “Program 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.

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Retail Sales Associate (part-time)

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, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays.  Hours may increase during the holiday season, and the sales associate may also be called upon to cover for special evening 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

The pay rate is $15 per hour.  To apply, please send the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Retail Sales Associate” and your name: a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role; a current résumé; 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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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

The pay rate is $15.38 to $18.22 per hour with an expected annual salary from $32,000 to $45,000.  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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Technology Support Assistant

MoMath is seeking a skilled IT generalist to provide technical support and contribute to assorted digital projects.  This role focuses on delivering desktop and application support to staff and assisting with digital projects, including preparing multimedia elements for fundraising events, developing webpages featuring media from MoMath events, and assisting in maintaining and organizing MoMath’s inventory of media assets.  The position offers the opportunity to work with a wide variety of technologies and to master new software systems.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist staff with day-to-day desktop issues, answer queries concerning MoMath’s CRM and CMS, and troubleshoot software including the Microsoft Office suite and Apple Mail
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance of printers and other devices
  • Compile videos for special events and edit footage to be featured on the MoMath website and YouTube page
  • Utilize WordPress to create webpages featuring multimedia from events
  • Assist in setting up desktop computers, phones, and software accounts for new employees

Qualifications:

  • One to three years’ experience with desktop, phone, and printer support and troubleshooting
  • Experience with macOS and the Apple ecosystem a must, and prior experience configuring and troubleshooting mobile platforms (iOS and Android) a plus
  • Experience with some of the following pieces of software: WordPress, CiviCRM, Microsoft Office suite, Apple iMovie, Apple Photos, Apple Mail, Apple Calendar
  • Some experience with HTML and CSS
  • Basic scripting (e.g., AppleScript, Python, Bash) and/or command-line knowledge a plus
  • Excellent customer service skills and patience while supporting others
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for learning and using new software and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, especially when communicating with less technically-inclined audiences

The pay rate is $15.73 to $20.98 per hour with an expected annual salary from $38,864 to $60,000.  To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Technology Support Assistant” 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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Volunteer Opportunities

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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.

The application window for Summer 2023 will open in March 2023.

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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.