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 who will conduct school tours and workshops and assist in the delivery of a wide range of programming including after-school, off-site programs at schools and community centers, teacher professional development programs, weekend programming for families, Access programs for visitors with special needs, Girl and Boy Scout events, holiday and summer camps, and weekend demonstrations. The Museum Educator will work closely with select department managers to develop such new programming as those for schools, families, special needs audiences, teachers, and scouts. Museum education or classroom experience preferred. This position requires creativity, energy, organization and strong communication and presentation skills.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Primary teaching responsibility includes the delivery of Museum 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 BA in Education, Sciences or Museum Studies and a minimum of 5 years teaching experience. Experience in museum education and science preferred. This position requires creativity, energy, organization and strong communication and presentation skills. Proven experience teaching in schools, museums, or similar venue preferred. Knowledge of word processing essential. Ability to work independently,as well as in a team environment. Some weekend and holiday work will be required.
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