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Museum Educator

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.

The Intrepid Museum is seeking a creative, organized, energetic and well-spoken individual who, as a full time Museum Educator, will deliver education programming centering on the Museum’s unique collections and historic site to pre K-12 students, teachers and families. This position reports to the Manager of School and Teacher Programs. An understanding of NYC DOE, New York State, Common Core Learning Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards is required. 

Museum Educator responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The development, delivery and evaluation of interdisciplinary programs for k-12 students, teachers and members of the public
  • Assisting with department-wide weekday, weekend, and evening educational programs, including workshops, classes, seminars, and public programs
  • Other duties as required by management

Special Projects Specific to this Position:

  • Liaise with schools, universities, and after-school programs to develop resources
  • Prepare units of study as related to social studies, history and STEM topics based on the Museum exhibits, content and current trends in public education; collaborate on development of digital resources for teachers
  • Draft grant narratives and reports, and maintain statistics and data specific for teacher programming
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Education Department as well as professional staff in curatorial, development, and museum services departments
  • Represent the Museum and its work in the field of education at professional conferences as appropriate

Qualified candidates will have an MA in Education, Museum Education or related field.  Minimum of four (4) years’ experience developing and delivering programs in museums or other educational venues. The candidate will have demonstrated awareness and understanding of issues and needs facing educators and administrators in pre-K-12 settings. Experience writing grant program narratives is desirable. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team member with strong written and verbal communication skills who is able to work collaboratively across departments and with outside contacts. Must have demonstrated skills in prioritizing, organizing projects, and multi-tasking. Must exhibit a mature, flexible and professional demeanor both in presentation and actions. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings is necessary.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history! 

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.