Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which 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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is seeking to contract with an experienced grant manager to support the submission of research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. Our museum is a dynamic laboratory for learning, where Ph.D.-level learning scientists and science educators, exhibit developers and program experts are carrying out and applying research on the most effective, engaging ways to support STEM learning for diverse audiences.

The contractor will support the federal proposal process for the portfolio of work led by the organization’s research and development team. The responsibilities of the contractor will include project management, coordinating proposal writing, mapping proposal narrative and documentation to RFP requirements, gathering documentation from NYSCI staff and subcontractors, copyediting proposal narrative, and ensuring timely and complete submission of proposal. We anticipate approximately 6-8 proposals over the coming year.

For more information, please contact Elsbeth Pancrazi, Director of Institutional Advancement,
epancrazi@nysci.org.

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.