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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Project Coordinator for Science Festival Alliance and Cambridge Science Festival in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Project Coordinator for Science Festival Alliance and Cambridge Science Festival

  • Job Number: 21155

  • Functional Area: Event Planning

  • Department: Museum

  • School Area: Associate Provost for the Arts

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: see description section

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR SCIENCE FESTIVAL ALLIANCE AND CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL, MIT Museum, to play a key role within the Experimental Practice and Cambridge Science Festival workgroups. Work with the Experimental Practice team involves an initial focus on coordination of the Science Festival Alliance, attending to much of the Alliance’s day-to-day operations, including website maintenance, fostering active online communications, producing visually striking reports and professional presentations, and helping to plan and host an annual Science Events Summit. Work with the Cambridge Science Festival ( involves assisting with its overall preparation and execution, including supporting the management and administration of presenters/artists/stakeholders; scheduling, communication, and promotion activities; and working with community partners and city offices. Full descriptions of MIT Museum openings are available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; two years’ directly relevant experience; project coordination experience; excellent meeting facilitation, project management, organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, networking, collaboration, listening, and oral and written communication skills; attention to detail; budget management skills; experience working on complex projects involving many inputs and outcomes with multiple collaborators, including community-based partners; experience producing in-person and online meetings/workshops/events; familiarity with the overlapping professional fields of informal STEM education, public engagement with science, and science communication; discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues; support for MIT’s commitment to advancing issues related to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion; initiative; flexibility; accountability; proficiency with Macs, MS Office, database management, and social media platforms; a valid driver’s license; and comfort driving a small cargo van. Must be able to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines; plan, prioritize, and implement project activity and budget tracking systems; and engage effectively with colleagues and professionals at various levels in a team-oriented environment. Job #21155-6Working conditions include moving 40-pound objects between locations and continually traversing festival venues or other event sites over an eight-hour workday.Frequent weekend and evening work is required.This position is not eligible for a regular hybrid or remote work schedule. This is a grant-funded, two-year term position with the possibility of renewal depending upon funding. 4/22/22