Job Opportunity: District Partnership Manager, Mystery Science, San Francisco CA

Angela Zito
September 14, 2017

District Partnership Manager

We’re looking for a District Partnership Manager who can help school districts get started with Mystery Science. We want to make it as easy as possible for our district partners to get started with Mystery Science and to feel supported as their teachers teach our curriculum. Your job will be to support existing and new districts as they use Mystery Science.

We’re located in the heart of San Francisco and this position is based in our headquarters.

What is Mystery Science?

Mystery Science creates open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. We reach children before they've lost their natural curiosity so we can help the next generation develop a scientific understanding of the world. We are reaching hundreds of thousands of children this school year by helping classroom teachers and homeschoolers to teach science. Our plan is to be teaching 5 million kids in America each week by 2020 and we're well on our way.

Mystery Science was started by two long-time friends, Doug Peltz and Keith Schacht. Doug was a master classroom teacher, a science department head, and the creator of an original science curriculum that made science the most popular subject at his school. Keith Schacht, our CEO, has started and sold three technology companies, was a product manager at Facebook, and a TED speaker.

As a District Partnership Manager, you will:

Build relationships with district partners to ensure that they are successful with Mystery Science
Identify opportunities for solving challenges districts face
Reach out to new districts who want to use Mystery Science
Present Mystery Science to key district stakeholders
Manage a pipeline of prospective district partners
Develop and refine sales strategies
Serve as a voice for districts internally

  • Excited by mission to inspire kids to love science
  • Phenomenal listener
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Analytical, thoughtful and amazing problem solver
  • Self-directed and goal oriented
  • Ready to thrive in a fast-moving startup environment
  • Knowledge of K-12 science curriculum and instruction
What is the Mystery Science team like?

On your first day at Mystery Science, you’ll meet a team of people who are passionate about science and teaching, and who each love their respective crafts. Our co-founder, Doug Peltz, began by assembling the best science explainers in the world from the Exploratorium, Klutz, LePort Schools, Stanford, and The Field Museum. Our focus on people extends to every area of the company. We’re building the team that we want to work with (

We are a product-driven company. The core of what we do is create an incredible product that our customers love. We test every science activity, observe every explanation with children, and talk with teachers constantly. We take our responsibility to envision the future of learning very seriously and we want to bring the best science education to every child in the world. This is an opportunity to join a startup and transform science education for the next generation of children.

What’s the next step?

If you are inspired by our mission and passionate about helping teachers succeed and transforming science education for kids, we’d like to hear from you!

Apply here!