One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most highly attended cultural institution, the Boston Museum of Science engages its audiences in STEM education through exhibits, in-person and digital education programs, and curricula. In response to COVID, the Museum recently launched MOSatHome, a series of online educational offerings with up to four hours of live, interactive content each day as well as archived presentations and other resources.
The Museum’s mission is to inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone. To do this, we will continue to build our position as a leader in the world’s museum community and use our educational perspective as an informal learning institution to help the formal pre K – 12 education system. The Museum of Science believes that everyone has a role to play in the world of science and technology – as learners, as future scientists or engineers, as citizens of our nation, as community leaders and members of the workforce, as consumers, and as stewards of our planet.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP IN BOSTON
The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact. Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. Each organization is deeply valued in their communities and has a strong record of delivering high-quality services that address critical issues of social inequity and producing consistent results. The FAO Schwarz Fellow will play a major role in enhancing the Museum of Science’s teen programs—both through direct service as part of our Education team and as part of an initiative to expand the Museum’s community and offerings for teens. The Fellowship is a two-year commitment that pays $30,000/year plus a $2,000 bonus at the end of the second year. Benefits include professional development, health insurance and annual subway passes.
The Fellow’s direct service work will focus on the Museum’s school programs and school partnerships, helping to engage both with our community partners as well as with our youth/teens in a virtual format. The Fellow will represent the Museum as an Educator, helping with the following programs:
- Recruit teens for internship positions and co-create professional development workshops as part of the Summer Youth Workforce Program.
- Teach 1-2 presentations on 2-3 days each week to support the education team.
- Lead programs for MOSatHome (Virtual) programming
- Create community-building opportunities for teens as part of high school partnerships
The Fellow will be charged with creating new programming to bring teens together at the Museum, both in-person and virtually.
- Identify existing community partners and connect with 5-10 new community partners to co-plan teen program opportunities.
- Create/maintain partner database (master file) with contact names/information & program ideas.
- Co-create 2-4 events (i.e. networking events for teens, internship and career nights, STEM and social justice events, etc.).
- Help develop 1-2 community-building social events for teens in the Museum (i.e. workshops, film screenings, STEAM talent showcases, etc.).
- Plan and implement, in conjunction with the Education team, virtual meet-ups for teens across the Boston area and beyond.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must be college seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the two-year Fellowship. For more about what we are seeking, please see What We’re Looking For. Please visit our website for more information about the Museum of Science.
To apply, please visit our website and submit one PDF that includes a cover letter and your resume by February 10, 2021, 11:59 EST. You must title your PDF document using this format: LAST_FIRST_FELLOWSHIP_APP_MUSEUMOFSCIENCE
(for example, DOE_JANE_FELLOWSHIP_APP_MUSEUMOFSCIENCE).
In your letter, please describe your interest in working at the Museum of Science, and include responses to the following questions:
Question 1: How did you learn about the FAO Schwarz Fellowship, and why are you interested in being an FAO Schwarz Fellow?
Question 2: Why are you interested in being the FAO Schwarz Fellow at the Museum of Science? Why does the mission engage you?
Question 3: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project work at this organization?
We will review each application carefully and select our Fellow by April 30th. Thanks for your interest.
The Museum of Science is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability or protected group status. Federal and State law prohibit employment discrimination.