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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.

We are seeking a Museum Educator, a creative, organized, energetic and well-spoken individual who will deliver Museum programming to students, teachers and families. This position reports to the manager of School Programs and includes work with both history and science programming to develop professional development sessions and workshop materials. Proven understanding of NYC DOE, New York State, and Common Core Learning Standards is required.  Additionally, this position requires leading gallery demonstrations in the Museum’s interactive areas, space shuttle pavilion and assistance with department-wide weekday, weekend and evening educational programs for audiences of all ages and both at the museum as well as schools and community venues throughout the New York area.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Museum Educator Responsibilities:
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate programs for school students, teachers and public.
  • 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
  • Lead weekday and some weekend demonstrations.
  • Assist with department-wide weekday, weekend, and evening educational programs, including workshops, classes, seminars, and public programs.
  • Perform other duties as required by management.

Special Projects Specific to this Position:
  • Lead the development, delivery and evaluation of teacher/administrator professional development workshops, on and off-site; coordinate outreach efforts and publicity
  • Liaise with schools, universities, and after-school programs to develop resources for in-service, pre-service, and after-school educators and administrators
  • 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
Qualified candidates will have an MA in Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies or other related field.  Minimum of four (4) years’ experience developing and delivering similar type programs in museums or other informal educational venues. Experience teaching in a K-12 classroom a plus and teacher certification is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting and evaluating professional development opportunities for teachers/administrators. 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 necessary. 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. Proven skills in prioritizing, organizing projects, and multi-tasking. Must exhibit a mature and professional demeanor both in presentation and actions. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings is necessary.

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.

NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.