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.

Featured positions:

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Student Loan Forgiveness:

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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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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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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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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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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Executive Assistant

MoMath is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the Executive Director/CEO.  This position provides an excellent opportunity for a responsible and intuitive individual with a penchant for perfectionism, a record of academic success, and a strong sense of professionalism to play a key role in a very active institution.

  • This is a full-time position that will begin as a hybrid role, including some remote work, some time spent in the Museum’s Administrative Office and/or the Museum as needed or requested, and occasional time spent at other locations including picking up and/or dropping off supplies, materials, etc.  Flexibility in work location is essential.
  • Please note that this position handles time-sensitive Museum issues and requires the ability to be available to complete tasks, as needed, in the evening and on weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Tasks:
    • Organizing, routing, and responding to messages, primarily received over email.
    • Identifying and communicating important matters to the ED throughout the day, generally via text.
    • Arranging and confirming meetings and appointments.
    • Assisting in scheduling and calendaring.
    • Coordinating travel plans and logistics.
    • Making phone calls and following up on outstanding issues.
    • Providing resources for in-house and external meetings
    • Scanning, copying, and printing as needed.
    • Maintaining electronic records.
    • Performing research tasks as needed.
    • Communicating on behalf of Museum leadership with vendors and partners; advocating for the Museum as appropriate.
    • Coordinating and communicating with other support staff; following up as needed to ensure directives are carried out.
    • Safeguarding confidential information and materials.

    Customer Service Tasks:

    • Providing white-glove service for high-level donors and friends of MoMath.
    • Preserving and continuing good working relationships with all staff and external contacts.

    Editing Tasks:

    • Drafting written communications.
    • Editing and improving text written by others.
    • Reviewing communications, graphics, etc. to eliminate errors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an excellent grade point average from an accredited college or university.
  • 3+ years of administrative experience assisting a senior or executive manager.
  • Previous experience in a growing organization is a strong plus.
  • A track record demonstrating superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and personal communication ability, including assiduously accurate grammar and editing skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • A ‘no task is too big or too small’ attitude.
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively under pressure while juggling multiple tasks.
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced executive atmosphere and able to seamlessly change course when necessary.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and handle various personality types and working styles.
  • Positive, enthusiastic, and creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Highly refined sense of professionalism and responsibility.
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Belief in the mission, image, and goals of MoMath.

Hours and Availability:

  • Flexibility in scheduling, including the ability to work weekends or evenings as needed, is essential.

To apply:
Please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Executive Assistant” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the job 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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Exhibit Maintenance 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 a talented jack-of-all-trades with hands-on experience in physical and mechanical maintenance and repair to help keep the Museum’s exhibits and facility in good working order.

This is an on-site opportunity and can be either a part-time or regular, full-time position.  A regular, full-time position offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting routine physical problems in the Museum’s exhibits and facility
  • Making in-house repairs and performing routine maintenance for the Museum’s exhibits and facility
  • Working with MoMath’s technology staff to improve exhibits and make daily progress on outstanding exhibit and/or facility issues
  • Transporting traveling exhibits to external locations (by cargo van or box truck); installing, troubleshooting, and de-installing exhibits offsite
  • Monitoring exhibit and facility status daily; logging and reviewing issues in MoMath’s tracking system
  • Sourcing materials and equipment
  • Communicating and working with outside contractors and vendors as needed

Qualifications

  • Experience with diagnosing and resolving mechanical and electrical issues
  • Experience building, repairing, refinishing, and being generally handy
  • Competency with carpentry, finishing, and power tools
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds required
  • Strong communication and organization skills

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

 

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Facilities Coordinator (part-time / full-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 someone to oversee its physical assets, including its Museum facility, administrative office, and offsite assets, and to coordinate and participate in the management of the storage, moving, and organizational systems supporting its assets.  The Facilities Coordinator will work closely with and under the supervision of the Associate Director.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a robust maintenance program for building systems
  • Monitor maintenance contracts (HVAC, lighting controls, AV, elevator, security, plumbing, etc.)
  • Negotiate contracts upon renewal; research competitive alternate vendors when needed
  • Monitor required inspections
  • Coordinate custodial cleaning program
  • Identify and help coordinate needed repairs and maintenance for ordinary wear and tear
  • Pay regular attention to facility appearance
  • Establish and maintain inventory accounting system for exhibit-related materials distributed across and moving between multiple locations
  • Assist in transporting MoMath exhibit materials between the Museum and various storage locations

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of building systems and experience with vendors associated with their maintenance
  • Demonstrated record of excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and reliability
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds required
  • Strong communication skills

To apply, please email the following to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Facilities Coordinator” 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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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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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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Recruiter

MoMath is seeking an outstanding Recruiter who will help grow the MoMath team by finding people who share our passion for changing public perceptions of mathematics.  This is a full-time, onsite position at our facility in New York, NY.

MoMath is seeking a recruitment associate with exceptional organization and communication skills to conduct the overall full life-cycle staffing process for a broad range of roles across the Museum.  This position will also provide varied support to MoMath’s expanding efforts to recruit and organize the adults, college students, and high school students who offer their time as volunteers.

As a Recruiter with MoMath, you’ll source the best candidates who share MoMath’s passion.  Your key focus areas will include:

  • Full-cycle recruiting in an ever-changing environment, focusing on a blend of positions, and ensuring a smooth and positive candidate experience.
  • Correspond with candidates throughout their process in a professional, approachable, and responsive manner.
  • Conduct thorough candidate interviews to find the right match for the candidate and MoMath while providing a world-class candidate experience.
  • Maintain a consistent, tight recruiting process while maintaining flexibility and adaptability.
  • Creatively build new pipelines for talent through research, job boards, networking, social media, relationships with schools, and employee referrals.
  • Coordinate recruitment of volunteers for events, operations, and programs, including MoMath’s college summer volunteer program and high school volunteer program.  

Important Qualifications to your Success

You understand the importance of MoMath’s vision and culture and are capable of bringing on the best people.  In addition:

  • You have demonstrated your ability to work as a high-performing recruiter/sourcer, preferably in a museum or non-profit setting in a high-growth and/or fast-paced environment, with five or more years of professional experience.
  • You are experienced in recruiting utilizing personal warm markets and cold sources including resources specifically designed to attract candidates of diverse backgrounds, social media, job board resources, recruiting events/ networking events, referrals, etc.
  • You are a team player, possess a strong sense of urgency, are responsive and organized.
  • You can successfully execute searches with very little oversight.
  • You have successful experience in full life cycle recruiting, from initial intake meeting through offer negotiations.

To apply, please send the following to jobs@momath.org, with a subject line that includes “Recruiter” 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

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

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 Manager

MoMath is seeking a technically skilled, enthusiastic, and energetic person to oversee, develop, enhance, and ensure the robustness of its diverse computing, software, and technology assets.  This position oversees the Technology department and has primary responsibility for the computing hardware and software installed in MoMath offices, at its visitor center, and through cloud services.  These installations provide the office productivity environment, interactive visitor experiences at the Museum itself, and MoMath’s web presence.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Technology Manager will play a central role in defining and realizing wide-ranging technology transformation at MoMath.  With the aid of technology staff to assist in system administration, help-desk duties, and interactive hardware and software development, the Technology Manager will drive such Museum projects as providing visitors web-based access to content they created at the Museum, reimagining the Museum’s online presence, strengthening critical infrastructure, and enhancing and maintaining existing exhibits with new features and algorithms.  Ongoing responsibilities include overseeing the workload and professional development of technology staff, management of MoMath’s technology assets, supervision of MoMath’s electronic security, and diagnosis/debugging of non-routine technical issues that may arise in the office or Museum.

Qualifications:

  • A strong and broad technical background is an absolute requirement; developer or system administration experience is a strong plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field; a master’s or greater preferred
  • The ability to think strategically and pragmatically about technical systems and how they could be improved
  • A self-starter who is willing and able to assist with non-routine technical issues that arise as well as operate effectively on a big picture level
  • Commitment to growing and sustaining successful teams

To apply, please send the following to jobs@momath.org, with a subject line that includes “Technology Manager” 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
  • If you can send links to examples of your programming or technical achievements, please do.

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.

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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

To apply, please send the following to jobs@momath.org, with a subject line that includes “Technology Support Assistant” 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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Volunteer Opportunities

 

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 2021-2022 academic year (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.