The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, has welcomed more than 2 million visitors since 2012. The Mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
We are seeking a part-time Museum Educator to work on the Museum’s Education Access programs conducting school, enrichment, access and community programming, and leading weekend programming for families and the general public. Maximum of 29 hours per week including weekends.
This position requires creativity, energy, organization and strong communication and presentation skills.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Specific Projects may include:
- Assisting in the development and delivery of weekend Access Family Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and Early Morning Openings for children with autism and their families.
- Leading modified programs for students and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and sensory processing disabilities.
- Developing and delivering school programs for English Language Learners.
- Developing pre-visit materials for individuals, school groups and families with disabilities.
- Researching, developing and delivering specialized programs for veterans.
- Researching community outreach methods and practices to develop new audiences for access program expansion.
Contribute to overall Education Department responsibilities including:
- Delivery of Museum’s educational programs to students in grades K-12
- On-ship tours, workshops and distance learning
- Off-ship science and history sessions in NYC schools and after-school programing
- Programming at libraries, senior centers, hospitals and other community organizations
- Lead programming for the general public and families, during holiday and summer camp programs, for scouts, teachers, overnights, visiting college groups, and other private groups (often scheduled on weekends and holidays).
- Collaborate with colleagues within the Education Department as well as professional staff in curatorial, development, and museum services departments on programs, events and Museum logistics.
- Weekend scheduling for public programs, family programs, and educational events.
- Represent the department at trade shows, teacher events, fairs, and community events
- Perform other duties as required by management
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelors of Arts or Sciences. Background in history, science, museum studies/education, special education, and concentrations or advanced degrees in Museum Studies/Education preferred. Experience in formal and informal educational settings, 2-3 years of experience teaching, and work in such areas as school and family program development, Access and enrichment programs required. Training in special education and English as a second language. Experience modifying and delivering programs for students and/or adults with physical, cognitive, emotional or developmental disabilities, with preference for candidates with experience with children on the autism spectrum, as well as English Language Learners. The successful candidate must be available for weekend program shifts 2-3 times per month. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team member with strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must have strong organizational skills, and be able to manage multiple projects. Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment required. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary. Teacher Certification a plus.
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