The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum's mission is "to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth." The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.
We are seeking a Museum Educator (Part Time) to work on a range of education programming, including conducting school, enrichment, access, and community programming. Focus particularly on development and delivery of after-school programs, camp, weekend public/family programs, and scout programming.
This position requires creativity, energy, organization and strong communication and presentation skills.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Specific Projects may include:
- Developing and delivering out-of-school time programming such as science lessons and curriculum for the GOALS (science and leadership camp for high school girls) program, lessons and activities for Camp Intrepid in the summer and Camp SOSI (Schools Out, Ships In drop-off camp during school vacations) for children ages 5-13.
- Developing and delivering weekend programs for Girl and Boy scouts.
- Assisting with planning/developing after-school programs associated with grants and school partnerships.
- Researching and developing activities for weekend family programs.
- Researching outreach methods and practices to develop new audiences for Enrichment programs.
Contribute to overall Education Department responsibilities including:
- Delivery of Museum’s educational programs to students in grades K-12
- On-ship tours and workshops.
- Programs via distance learning platforms such as video and web conferencing.
- Off-ship science and history sessions in NYC schools and after-school programing.
- Programming at libraries, senior centers, hospitals and other community organizations.
- Access Programs including programs for English Language Learners, verbal description/touch tours for adults and students with low vision or who are blind, facilitating American Sign Language-Led programs and American Sign Language Interpreted programs for adults and students.
- Lead programming for the general public and families, scouts, teachers, visiting college groups, other private groups, and holiday and summer camp programs (many of which are 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, 1-3 years of experience teaching in formal or informal settings required/schools, museums, or similar venue. Experience working in after-school and camp programming for a range of age groups. The successful candidate must be available for weekend schedules, with occasional evening/night shifts. 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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