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Career and Fellowship Opportunities

The Science History Institute seeks qualified, talented people to help us preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. For all staff and scholars we offer a great quality of life, competitive benefits, and a number of unique perks.

Our Equal Opportunity Policy

The Science History Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Science History Institute is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups such as women, racioethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply.

Fellowships and Travel Grants

With dozens of scholars in residence each year, the Institute boasts the largest private fellowship program in the history and social study of science in the United States. Researchers travel from all over the world to use our collections and take part in a vibrant scholarly community. For more information please visit our Fellowships section.

Professional Opportunities

We employ full- and part-time employees in a wide range of positions, including curatorial, public outreach, library, fundraising, visitor services, administration, and maintenance. We seek creative, insightful, and talented people who think the Institute’s work and mission is as interesting and important as we do and who are eager to share it with the world.

PLEASE NOTE: The Science History Institute has a COVID vaccine mandate policy for its employees, subject to any reasonable accommodation required by law.

Current Openings

Audio-Visual Technology Specialist

The Science History Institute is currently recruiting for a full-time (35 hours per week) Audio-Visual Technology Specialist to support Institute staff and conference center clients. The Audio-Visual Technology Specialist will be responsible for the installation and deinstallation of AV equipment, providing technical support during events, which includes the setup and testing of computers/laptops, lighting, microphones, and presentations, as well as operating cameras and monitoring microphone levels during events. The Audio-Visual Technology Specialist will also be responsible for the coordination of technical services, pre-event sales, maintenance of AV equipment, and basic IT support to staff, guests, and clients.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Certification in audiovisual and/or computer technology; bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Minimum of two years of professional audiovisual experience to include knowledge of audiovisual, computer equipment, sound systems, and lighting as it pertains to event and meeting needs
  • Experience in hospitality or event management services; previous sales experience is a plus
  • Strong project-management skills, including the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • Schedule flexibility with availability to work weekdays, evenings, and weekends as determined by event schedule
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with a strong professional presence
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and videoconferencing tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to

The starting hourly salary for this position is $25. Salary offer may be higher based on candidate’s experience.