Associate Project Manager, Public Science Communication

  • Museum of Science
  • Boston
  • Jan 31, 2022
Full time Project Manager

Job Description

Associate Project Manager, Public Science Communication

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The Associate Project Manager, Public Science Communication is responsible for supporting the Public Science Communication team as they lead projects that extend across the Learning and Research Division. The Associate Project Manager's responsibility is to successfully manage small-scale projects that are consistent with the Museum's mission and its educational, financial, sustainability, equity, and accessibility goals. Projects overseen by the Associate Project Manager are small in scope (budgets less than $500,000) and have short timelines (less than 2 years), but necessitate working with various employees and contractors of the Museum. The Associate Project Manager will work closely with the Directors of the Centers for Public Science Learning, and with the Division's leadership, Chief Learning Officer, and other Learning and Research Project Managers to support the work of larger projects and initiatives. Core responsibilities include coordinating the work of Learning and Research Division project teams, inspiring creativity and mission alignment, while keeping the team focused on the overall objectives of the project, managing project budgets, and creating and tracking project timelines.


  • Serves as project manager for 3-7 smaller projects, that may include exhibits that are less than 4,000 sq. ft. in size or budgets less than $500,000, per year.
  • In collaboration with Project and Division Directors and Managers, manages project budgets that range in size from $5,000 to $500,000.
  • Coordinates the work of Learning and Research Division project teams, which range from 5 to 15 individuals and includes members of various departments and divisions.
  • Creates, tracks, and modifies project timelines that range from 6 months to 2 years.


This position is regular, full-time, 40 hrs/week, Monday - Friday


Senior Director, Public Science Communication


  • Post high school course work, technical degree, associate's degree or business certificate.
  • 2 or more years of project management experience.
  • Demonstrated successful experience:
    • Managing budgets
    • Communicating complex ideas to internal and external audiences
    • Working with external partners and contractors
    • Developing timelines
  • Clear verbal communication skills
  • Using EXCEL or other spreadsheet software


Non-Exempt (Hourly). $29 - $31.18 / hr


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, a Museum membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.


$29 - $31.18 / hr