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Montshire seeks to recruit talented team members who are passionate about science and science education. In addition to permanent staff, we also hire seasonally to support our busy summer camps and visitor programs.

Staff Positions

The Montshire is currently hiring. Please review details below regarding open positions.


Facilities Maintainer II

The Montshire Museum of Science, in Norwich, VT, is growing its facilities team and is looking for an individual who will help to ensure that visitors, staff and volunteers have a safe, comfortable, clean and fully functional place to explore, learn and work while at the Montshire Museum. This position is a key member of the Montshire’s Facilities team, and works closely within and across departments to provide overall daily, weekly and seasonal care of the building, exhibits, grounds, furnishings, and equipment. This position mixes custodial, general maintenance and repair functions.

Please note: this is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) exempt position that includes full Montshire Museum of Science benefits. Evening/weekend work required.


Seasonal Visitor Service Associate

The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont seeks enthusiastic and engaging individuals with experience in customer service and/or not-for-profit cultural institutions to join our vibrant Visitor Services team as a seasonal Visitor Service Associate.

Visitor Service Associates are part of the team responsible for greeting and orienting visitors; selling admissions, memberships, and merchandise from the museum store; providing general support for museum operations, and ensuring visitors have what they need to enjoy their time on the Montshire property.

This Visitor Service Associate position is seasonal, May-August (~20-25 hours/week) and is a non-exempt, non-benefited position. Holidays, weekends and occasional evening shifts are required.


Director of Education

The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont seeks an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a strong background in informal science education and demonstrated experience in building and leading diverse teams to serve as its next Director of Education.

The Director of Education is a member of the Montshire Museum of Science’s senior leadership team. This position is responsible for growing and leading the Montshire’s Science Education team, as well as planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating select museum education programs to advance the Montshire’s strategies for audience and community engagement in science.

Please note: This position has both a department leadership component and a program development and delivery component, and serves as primary Education Program Manager for ONE of the following areas: STEM Education, Early Learning, Outdoor Education, or Adult and Community Engagement. (Please also refer to job postings for these open positions)

Director of Education is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) exempt position that includes full Montshire Museum of Science benefits. Some evening/weekend work and occasional travel is required.


Education Program Manager – STEM Education Specialist

The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont seeks an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a strong background in informal science education to serve as Education Program Manager – STEM Education Specialist.

The Education Program Manager – STEM Education Specialist is a member of the Montshire’s Science Education team, and serves as the programmatic lead for the development, delivery, evaluation and administrative coordination of school-aged STEM programs (K-8) at the Montshire, while also working as part of the larger Science Education team to ensure engaging, enriching, and memorable experiences in science for the Montshire’s broader audiences on and off-site.

Please note: this is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) exempt position that includes full Montshire Museum of Science benefits. Some evening/weekend work and occasional travel is required.


Education Program Manager – Early Learning Specialist

Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont seeks an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a strong background in early childhood education to serve as Education Program Manager – Early Learning Specialist.

The Educational Program Manager - Early Learning Specialist is a member of the Montshire’s Science Education team, and serves as the programmatic lead for the development, delivery, evaluation and administrative coordination of early learning programs at the Montshire, while also working as part of the larger Science Education team to ensure engaging, enriching, and memorable experiences in science for the Montshire’s broader audiences on and off-site.

Please note: this is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) exempt position that includes full Montshire Museum of Science benefits. Some evening/weekend work and occasional travel is required.


Outdoor and Environmental Education Program Manager

Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont seeks an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a strong background in outdoor, environmental and/or wilderness education to serve as Outdoor and Environmental Education Program Manager.

The Outdoor and Environmental Education Program Manager is a new position that is a member of the Montshire’s Science Education team. It serves as the programmatic lead for the development, delivery, evaluation and administrative coordination of new outdoor and environmental education programs at the Montshire, while also working as part of the larger Science Education team to ensure engaging, enriching, and memorable experiences in science for the Montshire’s broader audiences on and off-site.

Please note: this is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) exempt position that includes full Montshire Museum of Science benefits. Some evening/weekend work and occasional travel is required.


Adult and Community Programs Manager

The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont seeks an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a strong background in science education, science communication, new program development, and work with teen through adult audiences to serve as Adult and Community Programs Manager.

The Adult and Community Programs Manager is a new position and member of the Montshire’s Science Education team. It serves as the programmatic lead for the development and implementation of programs designed to engage teens, adults, and community members in critical issues in science, while also working as part of the larger Science Education team to ensure enriching and memorable experiences in science for the Montshire’s broader audiences on and off-site.

Please note: this is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) exempt position that includes full Montshire Museum of Science benefits. Some evening/weekend work and occasional travel is required.


Summer Camp Staff

Montshire Summer Camp Staff is responsible for developing and delivering memorable, science-filled summer camp experiences for children in Preschool to middle school. Each of our camps has its own dedicated staff team comprised of a Camp Director and Camp Educators.

All camp staff work collaboratively to craft and deliver camp programming and ensure the safety of campers. Directors lead daily check-ins with their camp team and are responsible for the majority of parent communications throughout the week. All camp staff are responsible for building relationships with, and providing direct supervision of campers.

Additionally, we hire Extended Care Staff to provide supervised but unstructured play to campers in grades 1–6 from 3–5pm.

Internship Opportunities: Most camp staffing positions can be set up to fulfill internship requirements. Please apply for the positions of most interest and include in your cover letter that you are looking for an internship.

The Montshire values creating and sustaining a science learning environment for everyone, with specific attention to accessibility, inclusion, a culture of building community and engaging in dialogue.

Additional Information

Hours: Camp Directors and Camp Counselors: Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm.

Extended Care Staff: Monday–Friday 2:30-5:30pm.

Dates: June 16–August 19

Other requirements:

  • All Camp Directors and Counselors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Extended care staff must be high school aged or older.
  • All Camp Staff must be CPR and First Aid certified before the start of camp. (Montshire will pay for training if needed).
  • All Montshire employees are subject to a criminal background check.
  • The Montshire Museum of Science requires that all employees and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Camp Directors

$15.50–16.00/hour

All camp staff are involved in crafting and delivering camp programming and ensuring the safety of campers. Directors are expected to lead daily morning check-ins and afternoon debriefs with their camp team. Directors are also responsible for the majority of parent communications throughout the week.

You can expect to accomplish the following during your camp educator role:
  • On a daily basis, you can expect to move throughout the museum’s outdoor spaces engaging campers in hands-on investigations and observations
  • On a daily basis, you can expect to guide campers through a series of inquiry-based, hands-on activities, hikes, swimming and quiet solo-times or “magic spots”.
  • On a daily basis, you will greet campers and families, ensure they have everything they need for camp and immediately engage campers in a team-building activity.
  • On a daily basis, you will ensure the safety of campers while they are in camp
  • On a daily basis, you will lead morning and afternoon check-ins with your team to ensure camp supplies are ready and to discuss any camper specific issues as they arise
  • On a daily and weekly basis, you will lead parent communications including medical and behavior needs.
  • On a daily and weekly basis, you will maintain camp teaching materials through obtaining supplies from the supply room, troubleshooting, and reporting larger repair needs
  • Before the start of the camp season, you will have seven days of training to prepare for the position and create your own programming
  • On a weekly basis you will receive ongoing training and professional development from Montshire Education Staff

About you:

  • You are proactive
  • You enjoy meeting children where they are at in their learning
  • You have interest(s) in Science, Technology Engineering, and/or Math (STEM) and have experience sharing that passion/interest to campers
  • You have interest in the outdoors and have experience sharing that interest to campers
  • You have experience communicate science and engage children in science and/or engineering
  • You have experience teaching or educating in informal educational settings or a classroom
  • You have experience in leading teams, giving and receiving feedback to create an excellent experience
  • You have experience communicating with parents about their camper’s needs in a way that contributes to a positive camp experience
  • You have First Aid and CPR certification, or desire to obtain certification
  • You have an enthusiasm to work with children of all backgrounds

The Montshire offers several camps for children in Preschool to middle school. A brief synopsis of the different camps can be found below. Please indicate which camp(s) you are interested in your cover letter.

All Montshire hires are subject to a criminal background check. The Montshire Museum of Science requires that all employees and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Click here to review job description and details.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to education@montshire.org.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Camp Educators

$14.50–15.00/hour

Camp Educators are involved in crafting and delivering camp programming and ensuring the safety of campers. Educators actively participate in daily check-ins with their camp team to ensure a positive camp experience.

You can expect to accomplish the following during your camp educator role:
  • On a daily basis, you can expect to move throughout the museum’s outdoor spaces engaging campers in hands-on investigations and observations
  • On a daily basis, you can expect to guide campers through a series of inquiry-based, hands-on activities, hikes, swimming and quiet solo-times or “magic spots”.
  • On a daily basis, you will greet campers and families, ensure they have everything they need for camp and immediately engage campers in a team-building activity.
  • On a daily basis, you will ensure the safety of campers while they are in camp
  • On a daily and weekly basis, you will maintain camp teaching materials through obtaining supplies from the supply room, troubleshooting, and reporting larger repair needs
  • On a daily basis and weekly basis, you can expect to check in with the camp staff team to debrief on how the camp day went and strategize any changes you would like to make for the upcoming days or weeks
  • Before the start of the camp season, you will have seven days of training to prepare for the position and create your own programming
  • On a weekly basis you will receive ongoing training and professional development
About you:
  • You are proactive
  • You enjoy meeting children where they are at in their learning
  • You have interest(s) in Science, Technology Engineering, and/or Math (STEM) and want to learn how to share that passion/interest to campers.
  • You have interest in the outdoors and want to learn how to share that interest to campers.
  • You have a desire to learn how to communicate science and engage children in science and/or engineering
  • You have had some experience teaching or educating in informal educational settings or a classroom
  • You have First Aid and CPR certification, or desire to obtain certification
  • You have an enthusiasm to work with children of all backgrounds

The Montshire offers several camps for children in Preschool to middle school. A brief synopsis of the different camps can be found below. Please indicate which camp(s) you are interested in your cover letter.

All Montshire hires are subject to a criminal background check. The Montshire Museum of Science requires that all employees and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Click here to review job description and details.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to education@montshire.org.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Extended Care Staff

$14.00/hour

Extended care is offered to campers in grades 1-6 from 3-5 PM. Extended care staff provide a safe and welcoming environment for children to engage in supervised but unstructured play. Extended care staff are responsible for setting up and taking down free play activities and ensuring that campers are signed in and out of camp properly.

You can expect to accomplish the following during your extended care staff role:
  • On a daily basis, you can expect to move throughout the museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces engaging campers in unstructured play
  • On a daily basis, you will greet campers as they join extended care and greet families during pick-up
  • On a daily basis, you will ensure the safety of campers while they are in extended care
  • On a daily and weekly basis, you will maintain camp teaching materials through obtaining supplies from the supply room, troubleshooting, and reporting larger repair needs
  • On a weekly basis, you can expect to check in with the camp staff team to debrief on how the camp day went and strategize any changes you would like to make for the upcoming days or weeks
About you:
  • You are proactive
  • You enjoy meeting children where they are at in their learning
  • You have interest(s) in Science, Technology Engineering, and/or Math (STEM) and want to learn how to share that passion/interest to campers.
  • You have interest in the outdoors and want to learn how to share that interest to campers.
  • You have a desire to learn how to communicate science and engage children in science and/or engineering
  • You have First Aid and CPR certification, or desire to obtain certification
  • You have an enthusiasm to work with children of all backgrounds

All Montshire hires are subject to a criminal background check. The Montshire Museum of Science requires that all employees and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Click here to review job description and details.


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to education@montshire.org.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + General Camp Information

Preschool Camp (Ages 4-5)

Montshire offers two preschool options, a nature camp and a science camp. A team of three Camp Staff (one Director and two Educators) are responsible for developing and leading daily themes with stories, activities, explorations, and experiments. Each day includes indoor and outdoor times. Staff lead morning and afternoon sessions with 12 children each.

Outdoor Discovery Camp (Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-4)

Outdoor day camp with adventures, solo times, friendship, crafts, science activities, stories, games, explorations and swimming. Each day of camp includes large and small group activities.

Camp Staff develop two themes for the 1st and 2nd grade, a nature based theme and a physical science based theme, and a nature based theme for the 3rd and 4th grade camp. An imaginative story line is developed around the themes to shape the program.

The ratio of staff to children is 1:5; three Staff (one director, two educators) will work with 15 children or four staff (one director, three educators) will work with 20 children. Lifeguard certification (paid for by the Montshire) is required for two staff Outdoor Discovery staff members.

Inventors’ Workshop Camp (grades 3-6)

Inventors’ Workshop concentrates on design, problem solving and engineering projects. Daily outside explorations, games, and swimming included. Camp staff design an age-appropriate project for all campers to build in the beginning of the week and then guide campers through the design process as they create their own inventions. Camps are divided by age: 3rd and 4th graders, 5th and 6th graders and one week of middle schoolers. Three staff (one director and 2 educators) will work with 18 children. Lifeguard certification (paid for by the Montshire) is required for one staff member.

Extended Care (Grades 1-6)

Extended care is offered to campers in grades 1-6 from 3-5 PM. Extended care provides a safe and welcoming environment for children to engage in supervised but unstructured play. Extended care staff are responsible for setting up and taking down free play activities and ensuring that campers are signed in and out of camp properly.

Summer Exhibit Explainers (Donley Fellows)

The Montshire is recruiting 5 individuals to spend 9–12 weeks teaching science in a hands-on, interactive, and exploratory environment. This summer job is more than a job! You will learn and grow as STEM educators while engaging Museum visitors on a daily basis and mastering exhibit content on everything from air flow and ants to blocks and batteries.

The Montshire values creating and sustaining a science learning environment for everyone, with specific focus on promoting accessibility, inclusion, and belonging and building community.

As a member of the Museum’s education team, exhibit explainers work in our exhibition galleries and outdoor spaces, leading a variety of interactive hands-on science and engineering activities. Through visitor engagement , explainers offer a high level of customer service to those we serve while helping to maintain indoor and outdoor exhibits. One week of intensive training will be provided with continued training as the summer progresses.

You can expect to accomplish the following during your explainer role:
  • On a daily basis you will circulate throughout the museum exhibition and outdoor spaces and facilitate visitor engagement at interactive exhibits.
  • On a daily basis you will maintain exhibits - cleaning, restocking, troubleshooting, and reporting larger repair needs.
  • On a daily basis you will lead hands-on activities, especially for families with young children ages 2-10.
  • On a daily basis you will help to orient and provide customer service to hundreds of visitors within our learning spaces.
  • On a weekly basis you will learn a new activity to add to your teaching experience.
  • On a monthly basis you will take part in ongoing after hour trainings to learn more about informal education and the museum field.
About you:
  • You have a desire to learn how to communicate science and engage children, families, and adults in science and engineering experiences.
  • You have volunteer or work experience in either a classroom or in informal educational settings.
  • You enjoy meeting children, students, and adults where they are in their learning journey.
  • You have curiosity and an enthusiasm to work with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • You are proactive and energetic.

Dates: June 14 through late August/early September

Hours: 8:15am–5:15 pm, 3–5 days per week, including weekend work

Pay: $14.00/hour

Click here to review job description and details.

The Montshire Museum of Science requires that all employees and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be subject to a criminal background check and safe driving verification.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: montshire.education@montshire.org