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 part-time Museum Educators who will conduct school, enrichment, access and community programming and lead weekend programming for families and general public.
All Part-time Educators will:
- Deliver science and history tours and workshops to K-12 students during weekdays.
- Assist with delivery of programs at libraries, senior centers and other community organizations.
- Deliver curriculum for programs on weekends, evenings and/or after school hours
- Provide programming for the general public and families, camp programs, scouts, teachers, overnights, visiting college groups, and other private groups (often scheduled on weekends and holidays).
- Be scheduled for typically 2-3 weekend days a month to lead demonstrations for general visitors, families and groups.
- Assist with research, development, creation of educational materials, maintaining records, data and statistics.
- Represent the department at trade shows, teacher events, fairs, and community events
- Perform other duties as required by management
Each Part-time Educator will focus on programming in one of the following areas, and will have the following skill-sets and experience.
- School Programs:
- Experience with curriculum writing and implementation across grade levels a plus, Educator will:
- conduct primary source research to aid in the development and enhancement of programs for K-12th grade groups and teacher professional development.
- assist with leadership programs for middle school and high school students
- Enrichment Programs:
- Experience teaching and developing programs for out of school-time, camps and educational events. Classroom and museum setting experience preferred.
- Educator will:
- assist current staff with development and enhancement of lessons for onsite and offsite after-school programs, scout events, weekend demonstrations for multi-generational audiences, summer camp and educational programming for such Museum-wide events as Kids Week and Fleet Week
- assist staff with logistical needs and program administration
- Access Programs:
- Experience modifying and delivering programs for students and/or adults with physical, cognitive, emotional or developmental disabilities, with preference in candidates with experience with children on the autism spectrum, as well as English Language Learners
- Educator will:
- assist with development and delivery of weekend programs for families with children with special needs
- lead modified school programs for students with special needs
- develop and deliver school program lesson plans for English Language Learners
- research new audiences for access program expansion
Experience in formal and informal educational settings, and 2-3 years of experience teaching and work in such areas as school program development, Access and enrichment programs required. This position requires creativity, energy, organization and strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment required. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelors of Arts or Sciences. Background in history, science and museum studies/education, and concentrations or advanced degrees in Museum Studies/Education preferred. Maximum of 29 hours per week including weekends.
For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: email@example.com.
Be sure to include the title of the position, the particular programming areas you are interested in, and your salary requirements.
NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.