Career and Fellowship Opportunities

From research and collections to digital media, outreach, and administration, the Science History Institute seeks qualified, talented people to help us promote dialogue on science and technology in society.

For all staff and scholars we offer a great quality of life, competitive benefits, and a number of unique perks. The Institute is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged 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.

Current opportunities include

Conference Center Assistants (Part-Time)

The Science History Institute has several openings for part-time Conference Services Assistants. We are looking for dedicated, high-energy candidates that have hospitality or events industry experience. Conference Services Assistants are responsible for providing a high quality experience for our customers attending events at our start-of-the-art facility. Duties include: room and food display set-up, as well as clean-up and break-down of events. These positions will require a flexible schedule, as we host events during the business day, as well as evenings, weekends, and holidays.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of hospitality or other customer service related experience.
  • High-school diploma/GED.
  • Must be detail oriented and be able to successfully follow directions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure while maintaining a strong professional presence.
  • Must possess high level of customer service and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Flexible schedule is required.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with resume and three references to


Conference Center Technical Services Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Science History Institute is seeking a part-time Conference Center Technology Services Coordinator to work with the Technology Services Supervisor in providing audio-visual (A/V) services and support to Conference Center clients and guests, including the installation and dismantling of A/V equipment, technical support throughout each event, pre-event sales and coordination of technical services, and maintenance of A/V equipment.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of technical applications as it pertains to the A/V set-up and usage for large-scale events.
  • High school diploma or GED.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong professional presence.
  • Exceptional customer service skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal staff members and with external vendors.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Able to lift, transfer and move 50 lbs.
  • Must be available to work week days, week day evenings and weekends.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations, contact information for 3 professional references and resume to