Research and Evaluation Staff Assistant


The Research and Evaluation Staff Assistant position is part of a collaborative, productive team that researches and evaluates curriculum, professional development, and other activities related to elementary engineering teaching and learning. The successful candidate is highly attentive to detail and will support the activities of the Research and Evaluation team.

Department Summary

The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standard driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Storybooks featuring children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds introduce students to an engineering problem. Students are then challenged to solve a problem similar to that faced by the storybook character. Through a hands-on engineering design challenge, students work in teams to apply their knowledge of science and mathematics; use their inquiry and problem-solving skills; and tap their creativity as they design, create, and improve possible solutions. In the end, students realize that everyone can engineer!


  • Send assessments to several hundred teachers per year.
  • Provide logistical support for teacher workshops.
  • Responsible for the scanning / entry and filing of approximately 10,000 surveys per year.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write, understand English; basic math.
  • Less than 6 months of administrative experience.

Additional Details

Work Schedule

This position is grant-funded, full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.


Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.


Grant-Funded, Full-Time

Benefits and Perks

Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical and dental 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!

How To Apply

In order to be considered for a position, please email with the following:

  • The exact position title in the subject line
  • A resumé and cover letter

Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Human Resources Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362 (FAX)

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.