MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts AveBldg 52
Cambridge, MA 02139

Date Posted:
August 28, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts



MIT Museum Studio Assistant (temporary, 9/17-6/18)


Provide assistance in running the Studio, e.g., promoting and running events; facility maintenance and exhibit installation; and assist students with engineering design, use of design software and rapid prototyping tools in the Studio and at other MIT facilities.

The MIT Museum Studio connects MIT students with the unique learning opportunities of the MIT Museum. Students draw on the Museum’s rich resources—collections, interpretive galleries, staff knowledge and visitor feedback—as they pursue original technology projects for experimental exhibition at the Compton Gallery and to advance the multi-sensory learning environment of the MIT Museum. The Studio combines a project workspace and experimental exhibition gallery. Activities range from project conceptual development and experimentation, to prototyping, engineering and exhibition design and installation. The Studio also hosts programs such as lectures, film screenings and workshops.

Technical responsibilities include use of basic rapid-prototyping tools and techniques such as laser-cutting, 3D printing, water-jetting, machining, as well as a range of programming, from basic (e.g., for Arduino, Ras. Pi) to more advanced control-engineering projects.

Work schedule: 11 a. m. to 7 p.m. preferred. Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Required: Knowledge of engineering/mechanical design, design software, tool use ranging from hand to machine and rapid prototyping tools; familiarity with MIT rapid prototyping and shop facilities a plus; prior experience with projects common to the Studio: small mechanical and electro-optical devices; low-level device control software; Mac and Windows based software. Experience in art and design methods and/or museum exhibition, programs and media a plus.

How To Apply:
Send letter of application and resume to: Seth Riskin, MIT Museum Studio Manger,
Apply by:
August 31, 2017
About this Organization:
The MIT Museum's mission is to document and interpret the activities and achievements of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Home to renowned collections in science and technology, holography, architecture and design, and nautical engineering and history, the museum features changing exhibitions and community programs for visitors of all ages.