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Science Programs Assistant

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The Education Services team supports NYSCI’s mission by developing and implementing a vast array of innovative educational programs for Pre-K-12th 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.


The Science Programs Assistant is responsible for the development and implementation of onsite and offsite educational programs for students, families and teachers including group workshops, outreaches, after school programs and other education programs as assigned. This individual will collaborate regularly with a team of Science Instructors and Science Program Assistant(s) to create and deliver innovative programs and maintain the standards and quality of lessons delivered to our various audiences.

  1. Teach and facilitate onsite and offsite programs for families, teachers and students on a STEM variety of topics.
  2. Design and develop age appropriate lessons or activities that aligns with institutional philosophy, STEM standards, or grant project goals.
  3. Lead and carry out all operational and logistical duties associated with program delivery including planning meetings, communication notices, materials set-up/take-down, program debriefing, etc.
  4. Collaborate with other NYSCI staff to meet all outcomes and deliverables associated with programs or projects.
  5. Assist in the coordination and participation of large scale and small-scale events including student showcases, project culminating events, Family Days and Big Science Days.
  6. Perform administrative duties related to assigned programs including recruitment, registration, statistics, phone calls, etc.
  7. Assist in maintenance of labs, storage areas, materials acquisition, and inventory.
  8. Perform additional duties to assist other Education Services programs as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science or a related field or a High School diploma (or equivalent) with 3 years of undergraduate student experience in education, science or related field.
  • Ability to physically lift or move materials or equipment during storage maintenance or supply deliveries.
  • 2-3 years of demonstrated experience with teaching hands-on STEM with diverse audiences.
  • Proficiency in communicating and teaching STEM focused lesson
  • Demonstrated record of reliability in attendance, program delivery and scheduling
  • Must be available to work evenings or weekends as needed and willing to travel offsite for programs.
  • 2 years of previous Associate position in Education Services program experience
  • Driver’s License and ability to drive within the 5 boroughs

Commensurate with education, skills and experience; salary range is $42,000 annual salary and an excellent NYSCI benefits package.


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 include:

  • 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

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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.
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