Saint Louis Science Center

Science Content Writer (Regular Full-Time)

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/8/2018 5:02 PM)
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Science, Education and Experience


The Saint Louis Science Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual with excellent writing skills to be responsible for creating STEM-based content for exhibits and program-related materials. As a member of SLSC’s Science department, this individual is responsible for collaborating with the Education, Experience, Marketing and Membership teams to develop interpretive and SLSC-branded content in a team environment. The ideal candidate would have specific interest and knowledge in one or more areas that relate to the science and technology explored and interpreted for audiences at SLSC.


  • Research and write content that shares STEM-focused, innovative advances for dissemination across the institution.
  • Write interpretive text that supports new gallery designs, exhibit label copy, and educational materials, and as appropriate—apps, podcasts, videos, blog posts, etc.—for onsite, local, regional, and national audiences;
  • Assist the Science Team and act as liaison with the Marketing and Communications Department in developing an institutional “voice” and “personality” for the Science Center;
  • Work cross-departmentally to disseminate STEM content throughout the institution and through external communications while implementing a style standard for language, punctuation, and vocabulary usage, consistent with the Science Center “voice”;
  • Assist the Science + Education + Experience (SEE) division in developing overall concept, scope, and storyline of new galleries, exhibits, and program materials;
  • Coordinate projects that involve reviewing and making revisions or additions to exhibit signage and text in existing galleries and program materials;
  • Work closely with the Interim Director of Science, content experts (STEM practitioners, scholars, hobbyists, and others), and SEE staff to ensure current, accurate, and relevant STEM content-focused text for Science Center exhibits and programs;
  • Assist in the possible recruitment, hiring, and training of interns to support STEM writing, editing, and communications;
  • Participate in other projects that contribute to the overall mission of the Science Center.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Writing, Communications, Journalism, or a similar field Required
  • Master’s degree or certification in Museum Studies or Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field or science education highly desired
  • Experience in museums or informal science education highly preferred
  • Project management experience preferred


  • Demonstrated (or demonstrable) knowledge of museum label writing
  • Ability to translate scientific concepts, facts, and instructions into copy that is clear, inviting, and engaging
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2013
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Organized and able to establish project priorities


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