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The Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
1933
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world—is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

Mission: To inspire and motivate
children to achieve
their full potential in science,
technology, medicine and
engineering.

The Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) – Why Work For Us?


About the Museum

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world—is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

Facilities

Ours is the only building constructed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition's "White City" that remains at the site. Built as the fair's Palace of Fine Arts, it is now home to the Western Hemisphere's largest science museum.


Working at the Museum

Join the dynamic, talented people who create the world-class guest experiences of MSI and support the education of our next generation of scientists.

We excite students, empower teachers, and engage the community with innovative programs.

Our Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE) aims to achieve the Museum's vision, which is to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. Our unique approach engages youth and all those who are essential to their success.

Field Trips

Visit MSI for an awe-inspiring science lesson. Interact with science and technology on a grand scale, take part in Learning Labs, and more.

Professional Development

Get your students excited about science with free teacher courses that complement your classroom curriculum.

Out-of-School Time Programs

Extend science learning beyond the classroom. After-school science clubs and youth development programs encourage students to discover new interests, prepare for college and learn about science careers.

Classroom Resources

Enhance your teaching with free hands-on experiments, online games, videos and more.

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    Lots of education opportunities, upward mobility, competitive pay, little to no experience or science education required.

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    Lots of managers that can micromanage more than necessary.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The process took a couple months from submitting resume online to final interview with a mix of phone interviews, emails in between and in person, day long interview with different people. Overall it was a smooth process with a lot of wait time in between, but it was around the holidays and new year so that was probably a big factor in the time frame.

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