National Museum of Mathematics

Position ID: 1302-COMCOE1 [#10531]
Position Title: CHIEF OF MATHEMATICS and CHIEF OF EDUCATION, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS
Position Location: New York, New York 10001, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: none (posted 2017/08/10)
Position Description:    

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The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a growing institution that provides insight into the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics to a diverse audience of all ages. Its interactive exhibits and stimulating programs encourage inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math. You can learn more about MoMath and its open opportunities at http://momath.org.

MoMath is seeking two enthusiastic and energetic Mathematics educators -- a Chief of Mathematics and a Chief of Education -- who will lead the broad variety of educational programs the Museum offers. These positions will help shape one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public. 

These are full-time, permanent positions based in New York City. They offer a full suite of benefits.

MoMath’s educational programs include (but are not limited to):
• Field trip offerings for school classes, camps, and other groups that visit the Museum
• After-school and weekend math clubs and gifted/enrichment programs
• Summer math camps and programs
• Teacher professional development
• In-museum public demonstrations and group activities
• Birthday party activities with a strong mathematical component
• Mobile museum curricula, including educational outreach to external venues such as schools, community centers, and public spaces


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Chief of Mathematics - Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief of Mathematics will have primary responsibility for overseeing and creating original and innovative math content for classes, presentations, and activities that demonstrate the beauty and joy of math. This role will translate the varied areas of mathematics into engaging programs that are accessible to diverse target audiences, including children and adults, ranging from mathematical novices to the mathematically sophisticated.

The Chief of Mathematics will at times present or lead some of the Museum’s programs, while others will be presented by MoMath’s team of educators.

Chief of Mathematics - Qualifications:
• Advanced study at the level of a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely allied field, or a near-equivalent level of experience, exposure, and mastery of a wide range of mathematical topics
• A successful track record developing curricula, activities, and/or programs illustrating the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics, geared to a broad public
• A love of communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding to both children and adults in an engaging, meaningful, and accessible manner
• Outstanding presentation skills
• Excellent written communication skills
• Experience in math education

Experience with writing grant applications to a variety of funding agencies is also desirable. 

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Chief of Mathematics” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics. Please also include samples of, or links to, outreach or educational activities for which you have been responsible.


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Chief of Education - Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Chief of Education will have primary responsibility for implementation and delivery of original classes, presentations, and activities that demonstrate the beauty and joy of math. This role is responsible for ensuring that MoMath’s programs, which encompass a broad area of mathematical content, are presented as appealing, compelling programs that are accessible to diverse target audiences, including children and adults, and ranging from mathematical novices to the mathematically sophisticated.

The Chief of Education will serve as the Museum’s lead educator, presenting programs and classroom sessions. He/she will also serve as the manager of MoMath’s education staff, providing guidance and feedback to develop the effectiveness of the educators, supervising and scheduling their work, and deploying appropriate staff and other resources to create successful programs.

Chief of Education - Qualifications:
• Advanced study at the level of a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a closely allied field, or a near-equivalent level of experience, exposure, and mastery of a wide range of mathematical topics
• A successful track record presenting curricula, activities, and/or programs illustrating the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics, geared to a broad public
• A talent for communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding to both children and adults in a clear, meaningful, and accessible manner
• Experience teaching Mathematics, particularly K-12
• Strong management, supervisory, and administrative skills; a history of success in a management or supervisory role is highly desirable  
• The ability to provide an enthusiastic, energetic presence in front of a classroom or auditorium
• Excellent written communication skills

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Chief of Education” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics. Please also include samples of, or links to, outreach or educational activities for which you have been responsible.

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Contact: Cindy Lawrence
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New York, NY 10001
Web Page: http://momath.org/jobs/

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