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Museum of Science Director, Project Management Office in Boston, Massachusetts

Director, Project Management Office

  • 16-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (EST)

  • 154- Centers for Public Science Learning

  • Boston, MA, USA

  • 150000-170000 per year

  • Salary

  • Regular, Full Time

Director, Project Management Office

Museum of Science, Boston

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


The Director of the Project management Office (PMO) leads a team of professionals providing comprehensive project management for the execution and delivery of high-quality science learning experiences. These experiences range between exhibit, public programs, metaverse games, social media videos, curricula, events, etc. The content of these experiences is generated by the Centers for Public Science Learning in partnership with our Learning and Research division and our Digital division. The PMO manages projects directly related to the Centers for Public Science Learning and is part of the Office of the President. The experiences will happen on a multitude of platforms through our in-person, in-schools, and online channels. The Director of the PMO serves as cross-functional leader between our Learning and Research division, our Digital division, our Centers for Public Science Learning, and the rest of the Museum. The Director of the PMO will exercise innovative and creative thinking to deliver multi-divisional and complex products using leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate and influence teams. The Director of the PMO will design and implement the governance of all complex multi-divisional projects led by the Centers for Public Science Learning. This role is a key enabler to transform how the Museum work to deliver high quality science learning experiences.


  • Design, develop, implement, and improve project management standards, methodology standards, best practices, templates, tools, and training for complex Museum-wide projects and for the entire Museum

  • Manage, hire, train, and lead a team of 1-2 project managers to advance complex Museum wide projects. Collaborate with other project managers in the Museum to deploy best practices in project management

  • Manage multiple and concurrent projects in a cross-functional organization to deliver relevant science learning experiences to everyone. Oversee the development of project schedules, resource management, sub-project coordination, budgets, and related interdependencies. Ensure efficient and effective implementation of all PMO-led projects on-time and within budget.

  • Lead and facilitate the identification of issues and risks to drive timely resolution through a matrix environment.

  • Plan and support resource and budget forecasts, including fundraising forecasts, to ensure funding is secured on time and projects are funded and stay on budgets.

  • Track appropriate team resources and costs to ensure staff resources are appropriately funded and allocated.

  • Develop and provide education and coaching to elevate project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to meet project requirements.

  • Ensure effective communication between all the teams involved, with the senior leadership team, and with the rest of the Museum at large to ensure alignment within the institution.

  • Perform other work-related duties as required by Manager.


Hybrid. Monday - Friday

REPORTS TO: Chief of Staff


  • Education: Bachelor of Science or Arts degree

  • Experience: 8 or more years of project management experience.

  • Demonstrated management experience.

  • Ability to develop standards for project management and implement new project management methodologies.

  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills.

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams that don't directly report to PMO organization.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and strong presentation skills.


  • Proven ability to lead organizational change.

  • People leadership experience and experience leading the development and technical growth of colleagues to support business transformation.

  • Analytical and strategic skills with experience solving complex problems.

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate across all divisions and at all levels of the organization.

  • Experience in leading/influencing internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience with Smartsheet.

  • Ability to analyze data for risk assessment.

  • Ability to remain organized and positive in challenging and fast-paced situations.


Exempt (Salaried). $150,000-$170,000 / year


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 23 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.