We are always recruiting for people to help with events, social media, writing, editing, outreach, and more! Just fill out our interest form if you are interested in volunteering. We also currently have some specific open positions in our organization:


Leadership Positions

Administrator Positions

Assistant Positions

Team Contributor Positions

Occasional Volunteer Positions

The Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) is a completely volunteer-led organization. Our form of compensation for these roles is the satisfaction of knowing we are making a difference in the Milwaukee community.

Managers are appointed to 1 year terms.  Directors are appointed to 2 year terms. Elections will occur at the end of the year for both Director and Manager positions. For more information about elections, contact us at contact@milwaukeescience.org.


Leadership Positions


The Legal Research Manager is responsible for having an understanding and a base of knowledge regarding legal issues involving MASA. This includes nonprofit bylaws, fundraising laws, event laws and permits, and common laws in general. The Legal Research manager represents Milwaukee Area Science Advocates and not the individuals involved in the organization. Note, the Legal Research Manager for MASA on our leadership team does not need to be a registered attorney. The Legal Research Manager will:

  • Conduct legal analysis and research on various legal matters for Milwaukee Area Science Advocates
  • Provide advice on different legal issues and assist in drafting legal opinions, memoranda, bylaws, confidentiality codes, and other briefing documents
  • Be actively involved in preparing and drafting of different acts and legal submissions
  • Conduct legal research by utilizing various resources and selecting the relevant material to analyze the legal information
  • Monitor the implementation of the legal clauses
  • Assist with finances and taxes

Fill out our interest form or contact Beth@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Executive Assistant (5-10 Hours / Week)

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing professional administrative support to ensure MASA operates in an organized, efficient, and professional manner. The Executive Assistant provides the necessary leadership skills to work effectively with leadership (BoD, Managers, and Secretary), volunteers, donors and community members to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization. The Executive Assistant will:

  • Provide administrative support to the President and Board of Directors as needed, including but not limited to detailed calendar management for internal organization meetings, expense/annual report filing and record keeping, mail processing (at MEC), invitation coordination, and travel coordination
  • Coordinate meetings, including attendee management, materials preparation, room set-up and issue resolution
  • Maintain wide knowledge and understanding of internal organization by assisting the Operations Director in assigning filing systems, creating copies of documents, and updating files and project folders
  • Review organization literature and materials, and distribution or filing of materials
  • Assist with special projects, volunteer training and other general office tasks as needed or assigned
  • Work closely with administrative assistants to build a cohesive team while exhibiting leadership qualities
  • Monitor the contact email inbox and forward messages to the corresponding Managers and Directors as needed
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned

Fill out our interest form or contact Nora@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Events Manager (5-10 Hours / Week)

The Events Manager is responsible for coordinating staff and activities while preparing for and executing events. The Events Manager will work closely with the Program Director to ensure deadlines and budgets are adhered to as well as:

  • Plan an event from start to finish that is consistent with the ideals of MASA and the objective set forth by the Program Director
  • Collaborate with Advocacy and Outreach teams to determine activities during the event
  • Secure a venue that is accessible and conducive to the needs of the event and obtains any required permits
  • Determine necessary equipment for the event and source and acquire the equipment at a competitive price or as a donation
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of volunteers and develop training guide for the event
  • Staff event and train day-of volunteers
  • Coordinate with Operations team to implement effective ways for volunteers and leadership to communicate on the day of the event
  • Coordinate with Operations team on new volunteer recruiting on the day of the event
  • Create an itinerary for the event that includes all relevant parties and communicates this to volunteers and leadership
  • Coordinate with Communications and Outreach teams to promote the event
  • Ensure proper safety and security measures are in place and that all participants are following venue and permit rules and guidelines

Fill out our interest form or contact Mandi@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Administrator Positions


Social Media Administrator (5-10 Hours / Week)

Social Media Administrators will receive direction from the Social Media Manager and will take ownership of 1 social media platform to actively engage with the community on the platform. Social Media Administrators will:

  • Research and compile a list of local science education, public health and sustainability events in line with MASA’s mission on a weekly basis
  • Publish the events on the organization’s website as a resource for the community
  • Communicate potential outreach events to the Outreach division to coordinate MASA’s community involvement
  • Partner with the Social Media Manager to publish social media postings highlighting community and MASA events

Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Assistant Positions


Research Specialist (3-5 Hours / Week)

Research Specialists will collaborate closely with the Advocacy Director, Public Policy Manager, and Education Manager to compile, review, and summarize information relating to MASA focus subject areas, or other topics of concern. Essentially, research specialists will perform literature reviews. Required information may include:

  • Peer-reviewed literature
  • News reports relating to subject area
  • Public policy and political actions or statements
  • Historical archives or data

Research Specialists will:

  • Critically evaluate credibility of sources and make judgement calls to dispose of sources when necessary
  • Develop summaries and reports of research for use in internal MASA decision making, education, and external communication material
  • Work closely with management and directors as subject-matter experts for advice and resources

Fill out our interest form or contact Brandon@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Calendar Coordinator (3-5 Hours / Week)

The Calendar Coordinator will receive direction from the Marketing Manager and will research and compile a list of local science education, public health and sustainability events in the Milwaukee area. The Calendar Coordinator will partner with various organization leaders to identify key local events, coordinate event appearances, publish event postings and develop the events calendar strategy.

  • Research and compile a list of local science education, public health and sustainability events in line with MASA’s mission on a weekly basis
  • Publish the events on the organization’s website as a resource for the community
  • Communicate potential outreach events to the Outreach division to coordinate MASA’s community involvement
  • Partner with the Social Media Manager to publish social media postings highlighting community and MASA events

Fill out our interest form or contact Adrienne@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.
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Accounting Assistant (3-5 Hours / Week)

Working closely with the Finance Director, Accounting Assistant will:

  • Advise on accounting and bookkeeping best practices
  • Assist with financial records-keeping

Fill out our interest form or contact Beth@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Social Media Editor (3-5 Hours / Week)

Social Media Editors will receive direction from the Social Media Manager and will work to build and execute a social media strategy to grow engagement with the community. The Social Media Editors will conduct the following:

  • Schedule and post verified external content, original content and promotional content to our platforms in accordance with scheduling guidelines
  • Write and edit copy for shared content such as local events, MASA events, donations, volunteer requests, etc.
  • Monitor incoming messages and comments on Facebook and Twitter, responding as needed
  • Research articles, make suggestions, and review other’s suggested articles for posting

Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Team Contributor Positions


Health and/ or Public Policy Expert (1-3 Hours / Week)

Working closely with the Advocacy Director and Public Policy Manager, a Health Expert will advise on:

  • Current Milwaukee community health topics
  • Successful past initiatives and research-based possibilities

Working closely with the Advocacy Director and Public Policy Manager, a Public Policy Expert will advise on:

  • Opportunities for supporting legislation related to MASA’s pillars (Public Health, Sustainability, Science Education)
  • Legislative targets for improvements to current policy

Fill out our interest form or contact Brandon@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Media Relations Coordinator (1-3 Hours / Week)

The Media Relations Coordinator will receive direction from the Director of Communications and will be responsible for overseeing communications to the media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives. The Media Relations Coordinator will:

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with media reps
  • Research and compile a list of local media contacts, building relationships with local media
  • Assist with coordinating interviews and media appearances
  • Create press releases and media advisories for MASA events and initiatives
  • Advise partnering organizations requesting assistance with press contact and media promotion
  • Detect public relations issues as they emerge and partner with organization leaders to address them
  • Assemble press kits for MASA Focus projects
  • Partner with the Social Media Manager and Managing Editor to publish press releases to the website and social media

Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Social Media Moderator (1-3 Hours / Week)

Social Media Moderators will receive direction from the Social Media Manager and will work to provide excellent customer service to our followers and grow engagement with the community. The Social Media Moderators will conduct the following:

  • Monitor incoming messages and comments on Facebook and Twitter, responding or removing as needed
  • Write copy for shared content such as local events, MASA events, donations, volunteer requests, etc. in the Social Media Drafts folder in Google Drive
  • Research articles, make suggestions, and review other’s suggested articles

Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Community Networking/Partnerships Liaison (Any Hours)

Community Liaisons work alongside the Outreach Director and Managers to:

  • Make personal contacts and build relationships with local universities, businesses, agencies, schools, unions, community organizations, and other non-profits
  • Assist in fulfilling science advocacy mission
  • Represent organization at local events, conferences, and personal and professional networks
  • Find ways to engage organization in support of partners’ missions
  • Assist with events for MKE area communities that build trust and goodwill

Fill out our interest form or contact Keith@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Designer (Web or Graphics) (Any Hours)

Designers receive direction from the Marketing Manager and will conduct design projects as assigned. Designers will support MASA by:

  • Developing graphics for event flyers, social media, and more
  • Creating infographics and imagery to accompany published works
  • Enhancing and maintain the website
  • Assisting with other design needs as requested

Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Writer (Any Hours)

Writers receive direction from the Managing Editor and create written works to make science related topics easy to understand and accessible to the public. Writers will:

  • Conduct research and write articles based on the organization’s needs
  • Suggest topics for publication
  • Conduct interviews with local scientists, organizations, representatives, and citizens
  • Partner with Designers to find or develop supporting graphics, photos, etc.

Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Cloud/IT Content Assistant (1-3 Hours / Week)

The Cloud and IT Content Assistant will work closely with the IT Manager to:

  • Research, implement, and improve efficiency tools for leadership and broader organization
  • Research, implement, and improve communication platforms
  • Write, organize, and/or publish organization’s procedural documentation

Fill out our interest form or contact Hannah@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Editor (Any Hours)

Editors receive direction from the Managing Editor and will edit copy as needed to support all outgoing communication and publication. It is the responsibility of an Editor to:

  • Understand the MASA mission and apply it to all written works
  • Suggest content changes when necessary to ensure publications are factually accurate, easy to understand, and backed up by evidence-based science
  • Review articles written by our writers for content and grammar
  • Review outgoing communication to audiences of 5 or more recipients
  • Review drafts of social media posts

Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Translator (Any Hours)

Tranlsators receive direction from the Managing Editor and will translate written copy as needed to support outgoing communication and publication. Translators will:

  • Translate outgoing communication to select audiences
  • Assist with translation requests for social media messages and comments, and incoming email inquiries
  • Translate flyers, articles, graphics, etc. as needed

Fill out our interest form or contact Mandi@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Events Planning Organizer (1-3 Hours / Week)

Events Planning Organizers work closely with the Program Director on events to:

  • Communicate and coordinate with related MASA teams, outside event partners, and other event-planning team members
  • Find creative ways to meet the needs of all parties involved
  • Setup, execute, and takedown events on the day-of

Fill out our interest form or contact Mandi@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Merchandiser (Any Hours)

Working closely with the Communications Director, Events Planning Organizers will assist with pricing, purchasing, inventorying, and promotion of MASA merchandise.
Fill out our interest form or contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Occasional Volunteer Positions


MKE Schools STEM Supporter
  • STEM Supporters will be contacted by Outreach Director or Managers to periodically assist, speak, or present in local K-12 school settings.

Fill out our interest form or contact Keith@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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Occasional Event Volunteers
  • Occasional Event Volunteers will be contacted by Programming Director periodically to assist with event promotion and execution such as setup and teardown. Spanish speakers encouraged to volunteer!

Fill out our interest form or contact Mandi@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

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