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Shape the next wave of STEM education with TERC. We are a non-profit committed to academic excellence, diversity, equality, and inclusion in our practices and in our mission. Through our partnerships with public and private schools, academia, government, and business, we are revitalizing classrooms, sparking a love of learning, awakening curiosity, and re-envisioning how people experience STEM.


When you begin your career with TERC, you’ll join a friendly collaborative environment dedicated to teaching and learning. You’ll have a variety of cutting-edge technologies right at your fingertips, along with responsive IT support. You’ll be guided by enthusiastic mentors and access exciting opportunities for professional development.

Our location in Cambridge, Massachusetts gives us direct access to some of the most prestigious and innovative research and academic facilities in the world. We occupy a historic restored factory building between Porter and Davis Squares, convenient to public transportation, with walking access to restaurants, shops, and parks. Employee parking and limited guest parking are also available. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, as well as flexible schedules and a healthy work-life balance.

Job Openings

Facilities Support/ Project Assistant 1                                                   
Job Ref. #20-01

About TERC: 

TERC is a nonprofit made up of teams of math and science education and research experts dedicated to innovation and creative problem solving. At the frontier of theory and practice, TERC’s work encompasses research, content and curriculum development, technology innovation, professional development, and program evaluation. TERC has a passion for social justice and strives to create level playing fields for all learners, reaching more than three million students every year.  

About the Role:

This is an entry level, onsite position providing general Facilities office support. This role is part-time (20 hours per week with flexible schedule) and funded though 2020. TERC is an all Mac environment; familiarity with Apple hardware and software is helpful but not necessary. A successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative team environment, but also be able to tackle small projects on their own.

The successful candidate will assist with general office support tasks such as:

  • Maintaining clean and organized public spaces and supplies
  • Updating signage and noting purchase needs as necessary
  • Handling incoming/outgoing mail
  • Updating documentation and performing data entry as directed
  • Assisting with office moves, special event setup/breakdown, and basic AV needs
  • Responding to general facilities requests via email, phone, and in person, escalating as needed 
  • Handling small projects as assigned

Requirements: High school degree or equivalent. Good written and oral communication skills.

This is a part-time position. Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please. 

TERC is actively seeking to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.