Museum of Science
  • 01-Nov-2022 to 10-Feb-2023 (EST)
  • Community Initiatives
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Grant-Funded, Full Time

The FAO Schwarz Fellow at the Museum of Science

Museum of Science, Boston


The FAO Schwarz Fellow will focus on the Museum's school programs and school partnerships for their direct service work and create new programming to engage teens with STEM careers and professionals. Check out the FAO Schwarz website for more information here.


The FAO Schwarz Fellow will serve as a valuable member of the education team, playing a key role in enhancing the Museum's teen programs and focusing on the Museum's school programs and school partnerships, helping to engage both with our community partners as well as with our youth/teens. The fellow will:

  • Work with school, family, and public audiences of all ages through informal education opportunities as part of the In-Gallery learning team.
  • During the school year, work with youth staff to develop relationships, mentor, and support teens as part of our school partnership programs to impart career, STEM, and communication skills within an informal education setting.
  • During the summer, work with youth and HR staff to develop relationships and support teens in around career paths, job readiness, and development of leadership and interpersonal skills within the Summer Youth Internship (SYI) program.


The FAO Schwarz Fellow will create new programming to bring teens together at the Museum to learn about pathways to STEM careers, connect with practicing STEM professionals, engage with hands-on STEM learning, and align with the Museum's DEI work to collaborate with local high school students. The fellow will:

  • Collaborate with the Youth Programs team to identify relevant and engaging STEM career themes to highlight, including researching and identifying guest speakers, selecting accompanying STEM activities for hands-on exploration at the Museum, and creating pre and post materials for teacher and student use.
  • Secure and communicate internal space needs, collaborate with internal stakeholders to prepare event space and needs, organize and staff check-in tables as needed, emcee events as needed, carry out clean-up plan.
  • Write and share impact report, finalize internal and external payments as needed, assess participant survey feedback, schedule debrief meeting with community partners


This position is full-time, Tuesday-Saturday, 40 hours/week lasting a duration of 2 years.


$40,000 in year one (includes $2,000 start of Fellowship bonus) and $45,000 in year two (includes $3,000 end of Fellowship bonus)


Applicants must be on track to graduate with a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university between December 2022 and June 2023 and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the two-year Fellowship. For more information about the FAO Schwarz Fellowship, please see here.

Applications are open until February 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm E.T. You will hear from us by April once we review applications and final decisions have been made.

To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter each in a single PDF format. Please name your files as follows:



(for example, DOE_JANE_RESUME_MOS)

In your letter, please include responses to the following questions:

Question 1: What interests you about the mission of the Museum of Science?

Question 2: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project discussed in the Fellowship description?

Question 3: Why are you interested in being an FAO Schwarz Fellow?

We will review each application carefully and select our Fellow by April 29th.

Thanks for your interest.


Full health insurance coverage, monthly MBTA pass and professional development and leadership training through being part of the FAO Schwarz Fellowship Program. In addition, free parking, 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, 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.

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