Working at The Discovery Museums

Laughter, Silliness and Science…Want To Work Here?

The Discovery Museums offers a creative, fun, and flexible work environment and would value you as part of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Employment at The Discovery Museums

Annual Giving and Special Events Specialist

The Annual Giving and Special Events Specialist will assume responsibility for increasing The Discovery Museums’ annual giving revenue through a thoughtful strategy of personal outreach, prospect development, and stewardship, and work in partnership with the Chief Development Officer to ensure that annual giving and campaign strategies integrate seamlessly. S/he will also oversee a strategy for effectively using special events to build the museum’s community and brand, broaden the annual giving donor pool, and steward valued donors. Please click here for the full job description.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have sufficient experience in development to contribute to a creative program strategy, design and implement prospect strategy, and independently manage the achievement of stated annual operating revenue goals. S/he will act as a senior member of the Development team, while supporting his/her colleagues within and outside the department. A flexible schedule may be possible based on experience.

How to apply:  Please email resume and cover letter to Marie Beam, Chief Development Officer, at mbeam@discoverymuseums.org. No phone calls, please.

Traveling Science Workshop Teacher

We're growing! Help us to bring fun, hands-on, science to elementary and middle school classrooms in MA, RI, and NH. Traveling Science Workshop teachers work with classrooms of up to 25 students at one time and serve up to five classrooms in a day. Our teachers share their expertise on a wide variety of subject matter from Rocks and Minerals to Sound to Physical Changes of Matter. Spend 1 to 3 days each week during the school year engaging children in meaningful science explorations that enrich classroom learning and support current curriculum.

Qualifications: Applicants must be experienced, organized, enthusiastic educators available to start this fall. TSW teachers work one to three days each week for three to seven hours each day depending on the school and program. Travel time to and from a school is typically 30 to 60 minutes. Applicants must also be able to pick-up/drop-off program kits before and after each use as kits are shared with other instructors.

How to Apply: Send resume to jfoster@discoverymuseums.org or Traveling Science Workshops, Discovery Museums, 177 Main St. Acton, MA 01720. No phone calls please.

Employment Application

Explorer

Description: Make someone’s visit memorable and fun! Explorers engage visitors with our hands-on exhibits and dynamic programs as well as help maintain a friendly, safe, and clean exhibit floor.  We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have excellent communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, the ability to work with young children and adults in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Hourly Pay: $8/hour

Qualifications: We are looking for week day and weekend availability, 9-24 hours per week. Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand for four hours at a time, and be comfortable stooping, kneeling, and crouching.    How to Apply: Kindly submit an employment application (linked above) to clonardoroy@discoverymuseums.org stating the title of the job in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Volunteering at The Discovery Museums

Are you a retired teacher, a parent with kids in school in the morning or a student (ages 14+) who loves exploring with children and their caregivers? Consider volunteering at The Discovery Museums. If you enjoy helping others and seeing a child smile, please contact us!

Volunteer Application

Explorer

Make someone’s visit memorable and fun! Explorers engage visitors with our hands-on exhibits and dynamic programs as well as help maintain a friendly, safe, and clean exhibit floor. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have excellent communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, the ability to work with young children and adults in a fun, fast-paced environment. Scheduling is flexible and we look for a minimum commitment of three months.  If interested, contact Cara Lonardo-Roy at 978.264.4200 ext. 11 or clonardoroy@discoverymuseums.org

Development Volunteer

Are you looking to acquire office and fundraising skills? If so, consider volunteering in our development department. We are looking for help with a broad range of tasks that can include maintaining databases, researching contacts, working on events and organizing mailings.  If interested, contact Cara Lonardo-Roy at 978.264.4200 ext. 11 or clonardoroy@discoverymuseums.org

Gardens and Grounds

Discovery happens outdoors too! The Discovery Museums have 10 garden spaces as well as wooded areas on the museum property. Join Exhibits and Facilities manager Stephen Roake to assist in maintaining gardens and grounds. Work ranges from light gardening and planting to jobs with heavier lifting. Flexible scheduling is available, with a minimum requirement of two months of four two-hour shifts per month.  If interested, contact Cara Lonardo-Roy at 978.264.4200 ext. 11 or clonardoroy@discoverymuseums.org

Office Assistant, Visitor Services

Lend a hand behind the scenes! Our offices are busy places: assist with answering phones, confirming group bookings, and special projects as requested. Office assistants have good communication skills and are detail-oriented. Flexible scheduling is available, with a minimum requirement of two months of four two-hour shifts per month.  If interested, contact Cara Lonardo-Roy at 978.264.4200 ext. 11 or clonardoroy@discoverymuseums.org

Program Assistant, Education

Help out with some of our signature programming! Program volunteers assist visitors as they engage in hands-on science, engineering and art activities and challenges. Help visitors build cup towers in a FETCH! Lab, discover the tiny world of Nanotechnology or experiment with a model glove box in Reaction Station. Each volunteer shift involves working with education staff to set-up, facilitate and clean-up that day’s unique programming. Average volunteer shift is 2-3 hours.  Minimum commitment of four shifts in three consecutive months. If interested, contact Liz Leahey at 978.264.4200 ext. 19 or eleahey@discoverymuseums.org.

Traveling Science Volunteers

Help the Traveling Science Workshop program prepare materials for children to use this Fall. Hands-on learning is at the heart of each workshop we share this means that a lot of time goes into the preparation of materials. Volunteer and learn about some of these fun projects while you cut, fold, sort and count. We encourage friends to volunteer together. We offer a flexible schedule that includes 2 to 3 hours/week for four or more weeks through out the summer. Contact Jill Foster at 978.264.4200 ext. 18 to learn more.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please call 978.264.4200 or email: volunteers@discoverymuseums.org.

As we work with children, all positions require an interview with a supervisor and a satisfactory CORI check.

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