Public Programs Coordinator

Cambridge, Massachusetts
05 Jun 2019
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02 Aug 2019
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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS COORDINATOR, MIT Museum, to report to the director of engagement and Cambridge Science Festival and join the team that produces the Museum’s educational and public programs in collaboration with MIT faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae, community organizations, and Museum staff. Responsibilities include strategically building relationships between the Museum and the MIT community to increase the breadth of public programming and create public engagement opportunities for them; ensuring that program content and interpretation reflects the Museum’s mission and goals and best practices; organizing large-scale annual events and weekday, weekend, and evening programs; working with the Education and Public Programs team to identify, develop, and deliver program opportunities for general, family, and adult audiences; conducting regular evaluation of programs; managing the programs volunteer team; managing the Teen Programming Council, mentoring and supporting them in production of programs for their peers; and contributing ideas to and developing public programs for offerings in the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square.
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Job Requirements
REQUIRED: undergraduate degree in a science, technology, or engineering discipline; comfort with scientific and technological literacy; at least two years of experience in informal science education and program delivery to general, family, and adult audiences; proven experience managing multiple independent projects simultaneously; initiative; detail orientation; excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and research skills; and ability to lift 20 pounds and remain in a stationary position for two hours at a time. Job #17547-6
Must be able to work a Tuesday to Saturday schedule, school vacation weeks, and occasional holidays and evenings.