Education and Interpretation Specialist

Science History Institute

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the full-time position of Education and Interpretation Specialist.  The Education and Interpretation Specialist will develop engaging educational programs and activities to help interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.  The Educational and Interpretation Specialist will collaborate with other staff members to create and deliver educational programs for learning audiences, namely middle school through college, as well as supporting the Institute’s public programming.

The Education and Interpretation Specialist will also serve on exhibition teams and other working groups across the Institute, to develop learning programs that align with exhibition and research themes. 

To be successful in this role, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree in museum studies, history, history of science, art history, education or related field.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a museum or cultural institution setting.
  • Knowledge of the history of science and technology is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills; comfortable speaking in front of groups of all ages.
  • Ability to spark interest in history and science, and have a desire to work to strengthen visitors’ understanding of our scientific and technological culture.
  • Experience in the interpretation and communication of artifacts for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience conducting object-based learning in museum or cultural institution setting.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to successfully handle multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Demonstrated record of success in the ability to work well across multiple teams.
  • Strong proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Must have solid project management skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Education Level: 
Masters Degree
To Apply

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



  • Science History Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer –


About the Organization

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and of discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. Headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in California and Europe, the Institute houses an archive and a library for historians and researchers, a fellowship program for visiting scholars from around the globe, a community of researchers who examine historical and contemporary issues, an acclaimed museum that is free and open to the public, and a state-of-the art conference center.  For more information, visit