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Youth Development Coordinator - Science Minors

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, a comprehensive 401K match, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI’s garage and more!

The Youth Development Coordinator, Science Minors reports to the Manager of Community Initiatives Science Achievers/Minors Programs.  Primary responsibilities include coordination, development, and execution of programming for the teens entering and graduating the Science Minors program.    


  • In-house communication, coordination and documentation of the program with Minors/Achievers staff
  • Communication with teens, families, schools and community organizations.
  • Coordinate with museum staff, schools, community presentations and special events.
  • Coordinate with staff on Minors museum presentations as well as help facilitate a process for teens to develop and learn new presentations and activities on exhibit topics of their interest.
  • Conduct ongoing training, youth development and scheduling for Minors to work with other education programs to possibly include but not be limited to:  
  • Work with newly recruited  teens in the Science Minor program
  • Work with the current demonstration team
  • Work with volunteers in Science Minors/Achievers program
  • Administrative duties of inputting data and mailing list for program participants
  • Plan, conduct field trips and additional opportunities to meet with professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math/Medicine. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Science and/or Education, or four years’ experience working in youth development in an informal and/or formal learning environment  
  • Experience creating educational programming and materials that works directly with students in grades 8-12. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual - English and Spanish

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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