Invention Education Administrator K-14

INVENTION EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR K-14Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) (part-time, 50%), to facilitate collaborative efforts to support LMIT invention education offerings in particular geographic regions that span grades K-14.  These efforts--which include annual events that celebrate students’ work and accomplishments as inventors--will help people learn to invent, how to protect their intellectual property, and bring creations to intended beneficiaries.  Will also support the development and implementation of new online and hybrid invention education offerings for educators and students in the early years (emphasis on grades K-8) as part of a comprehensive strategy for expanded engagement with educators and students; engage with educators and administrators and cultivate relationships and ongoing collaborations through paid memberships or other revenue sources; collaborate on developing grants and funding proposals and on invention education-related events; attend conferences and make presentations; and actively participate in research, evaluation, and new program development efforts, including curricula, hands-on tools and materials, and professional learning opportunities for educators.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in education, science, or engineering; at least three years’ professional experience in science, engineering, or teaching; excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills; good judgment and discretion with confidential information; driver’s license; and Microsoft Office proficiency.  Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies; work independently and collaboratively; synthesize data and communicate it to diverse internal and external partners; and coach/mentor people of different ages and levels of experience.  PREFERRED:  master’s degree or teaching credential; experience with databases, online survey development, online collaboration tools (e.g. Google Docs, Adobe Connect), Macs, Drupel, and learning management systems (Canvas); and experience using devices such as Arduino, Micro:bit, or Raspberry Pi.  Job #22995-8

Some weekend work and occasional extended work hours will be required. 
Must be able to travel nationally.


  • Employment Type: Part-time (Remote Only)
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: Part-time (50%)
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Cultural Curricula Consultant (contract)

The Lemelson-MIT Program ( is a leader in K-12 invention education and offers resources for teachers and students to explore problem-solving in their communities.  Lemelson-MIT is currently developing a new curriculum for upper elementary-age students called Light Up Kicks that introduces students to invention education and electronic circuits through the building of a prototype shoe that lights-up.  The guide will celebrate the assets diverse students bring to invention by including examples of indigenous or cultural-specific textile designs and shoe-related inventors from various cultural backgrounds.  

We are seeking to hire five, one-time contractors from various ethnic/cultural backgrounds to incorporate case studies into the guide related to shoe design/textiles from different regions of the world. These individuals will be required to provide 10 hours of their time for a payment of $500 each. The ideal candidate would be proficient in English and able to communicate with Lemelson-MIT staff about their cultural identity/background and provide a historical and current perspective of relevant shoe design and related inventions from their culture. Some research may be required to compile historical context and images. Seeking representation from groups historically marginalized in society. Timeframe: between October 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024. Job is 100% remote.
For more information or to apply please contact Liza Goldstein at

Lemelson-MIT Student Fellowship

Set yourself apart while gaining ethnographic research experience. Lemelson-MIT is hiring up to six MIT students to take part in an exciting ethnographic program where they will meet, interview, and record participants who are engaged in an invention education workshop. Accepted students will be paid $20 per hour and will be expected to work up to 40 hours per week across a six-week period from June 17-August 2, 2024. Application preference is given for those who apply prior to January 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET. Apply here!