Exhibit Maintenance Technician

  • Museum of Science
  • Boston
  • Apr 13, 2022
Full time Technician Entry Level Facilities Installation-Maint-Repair Maintenance

Job Description

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

Museum of Science, Boston


Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


Responsible for the routine maintenance of exhibits, including exhibit lighting and a various equipment within exhibit components. Perform daily rounds of exhibit areas and exhibit components to ensure they are working properly and provide on the spot repairs when damage is found and report all existing or potential problems. Clean and perform basic preventive maintenance routines involving minor carpentry, basic mechanical and basic electrical repairs. Assist other technicians in the performance of their duties, including installation, refurbishment and removal of exhibits.


  • Work with members of the Exhibit Maintenance team to maintain over 130,000 square feet of exhibit hall space.
  • Maintain and inspect over 1,200 exhibits, related graphics and artifacts of which over 500 are interactive.
  • Daily preparation and shutdown of exhibit halls.
  • Potential hazardous working situations - chemicals, shop equipment, heights over 35 feet
  • Full-time positions are required to work 40 hours/week including one weekend day, most holidays and overtime as needed.
  • Assist 10 or more departments throughout the museum by providing technical support for events, functions and other Museum activities.


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Tuesday - Saturday


Director & Senior Producer of Digital & Interactive Media


  • HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) or more years of General maintenance and upkeep experience.
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical & electro-mechanical fundamentals
  • An understanding of mechanical and physical principles and the ability to apply them in maintenance and repair situations.


Non-Exempt (Hourly). $16.07 / hr


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, a Museum membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.