postHeroBanner postHeroBanner postHeroBanner
Reports To: VP of Education Services

Administrative Program Assistant

Link copied to clipboard

The Education Services team supports NYSCI’s mission by developing and implementing a vast array of innovative educational programs for Pre-K-12 th grade students, educators and families. Our programs invite learners to actively engage in the exploration of STEM concepts and practices. The department cultivates many local and national partnerships, including colleges and universities; collaborates on research projects; develops STEM learning resources; and leads educational initiatives with our community to increase science awareness, excitement and interest in learners of all ages.


Provide high-level administrative support to the Education Services department by coordinating and supporting implementation of grant -funded and revenue-based programs, with an emphasis on processing and tracking sales/orders, promoting programs offerings, recruiting and registering participants, and cultivating relationships with our local community.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for cultivating internal and external partner relationships, promoting programs through outreach and marketing efforts, leading recruitment strategies, processing sales and invoices, and maintaining a variety of program statistics and data collection efforts to ensure program efficiency and excellent customer service.

  • 1. Collaborate with all Directors/Managers within the department to provide general administrative support including but not limited to, recruitment and registration of program participants, coordinating catering (including set-up and take down), scheduling meetings/spaces, greeting guests and maintaining a comprehensive vendor purchasing system to support all programmatic needs.
  • 2. Act as NYSCI representative to cultivate partnerships with schools and organizations by communicating information regarding programs, disseminating program materials/flyers, and planning opportunities for special outreaches or events that will increase program participation or program sales.
  • 3. Develop a system for processing and tracking invoices and payments for all department purchases and sales.
  • 4. Develop and maintain a variety of statistics and databases to track enrollment, participation, program sales, point of contacts, mailing lists, demographics, etc. and provide data analysis that will inform methods for improving program retention, scale, or revenue sales.
  • 5. Collaborate with internal departments to fulfill administrative needs and requests for the Education Services department including event set-up, program marketing (website updates and graphic requests), storage, lab maintenance, invoice processing, employee reimbursements, space scheduling, etc.
  • 6. Assist department staff with other administrative and logistical tasks as needed that will enhance work productivity and program quality.
  • 7. Assist in other duties or tasks as assigned by the VP of Education Services.

No direct supervisory responsibility for this position.

  • Associates degree in the appropriate field.
  • At least 3 years of administrative experience in a similar work setting.
  • At least 2 years of experience coordinating recruitment and registration for multiple participants.
  • Ability to physically lift or move materials or equipment during storage maintenance or supply deliveries.

Proficient in use of digital platforms and databases including Google Suite/Workspace, Microsoft Office and Excel.

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse


● Ability to organize and self-manage several projects and tasks simultaneously.

● Ability to participate in events outside the workday schedule and must be available to work evenings and weekends.

● A science center or children’s museum background is preferred.


Bilingual English/Spanish


Commensurate with education, skills and experience; salary is $47,000


NYSCI strives to be an inclusive and equitable place to work. We work to foster diverse voices and perspectives, empower staff as problem solvers, and support professional growth for all.

The New York Hall of Science also offers generous benefits and perks for all regular full-time employees.

These currently includes:

  • • health, dental and vision insurance options
  • • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter benefits
  • • Pension plan and 401k plan
  • • Free life insurance coverage
  • • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • • 13 paid holidays off
  • • Flexible work schedules
  • • Employee Assistance Program
  • • Free onsite parking
Organizational Background

NYSCI is New York City's science center, a place where everyone is invited to explore how science and engineering shape our world, and how we can use scientific tools and ideas to answer questions and solve problems. Visitors pose questions, design solutions, explore phenomena, and work together to make amazing things happen.

Located in Queens, one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., NYSCI welcomes 400,000 visitors annually, including families, students on field trips, and camp and after school groups. NYSCI also works with thousands of teachers each year to make classroom science more relevant, exciting and meaningful to students, and conducts innovative research about how science learning happens through everyday experience.

Our exhibitions, programs, and products are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate STEM learners.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Please include job title in subject line.

No phone calls.

The New York Hall of Science is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and innovative environment with the best employees. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service, marital status or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We support a drug-free workplace.

If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.