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Manager of Access Programs

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.
The Manager of Access Programs works within the Intrepid Museum’s education department to plan programs and resources for a variety of audiences. The Manager works with the Senior Manager to identify and engage partners and advisors and to support other Museum departments. The Manager plans and carries out programs and trains related staff. Works with the Senior Manager to update the vision for access programs and set benchmarks. Part of the Access Team, which includes the Senior Manager, Manager (this position) and two full time Museum Educators. Currently, a focus for this position will be on programs and resources for current and former military service members and their families. Current programs include Intrepid After Hours, Military Family Programs, Vet Video Chats, Veterans Plus Programs and guided group visits (see for full descriptions), as well as a Council of Veteran Advisors. The Manager must be flexible, organized and committed to working with and fostering communities of diverse veterans and military families, in line with the Museum’s mission to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with senior manager to identify and engage partners, advisors and participants
  • Develop relationships with veteran groups and service organizations
  • Identify in-house and external facilitators for programs, including curators, artists and others
  • Plan in person and virtual events for current and former military service members and their friends and families including logistics and content
  • Work with senior manager to update vision for programs and establish benchmarks, and with evaluation team to strengthen evaluation
  • Support training of museum staff related to veteran and access audiences, staff and volunteers
  • Train staff working directly on access and veteran programs
  • Support grant applications and reporting
  • Track spending in relevant budgets
  • Work with the team to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment and community for diverse veterans of all branches and eras, including women veterans, LGBT+ veterans and veterans of color, and people with disabilities
  • Keep up-to-date with trends and best practices in the veteran, access and museum fields, including New York City museums and cultural organizations and service organizations, to recommend directions for the department and institution
  • Participate in interdepartmental working groups and initiatives as needed

Additional responsibilities

  • Teach Museum programs, as needed, including school groups, specialized adult groups, and access programs
  • Participate in regular department professional development
  • Share department and Museum programming with the field i.e. conference presentations, leading workshops, and publishing articles.


  • Flexible weeknight and weekend availability
  • Experience managing multiple projects at the same time and tracking outcomes
  • Familiarity with NYC veteran communities and demonstrated interest in working with veterans and/or experience with access programming
  • Experience with identifying, forming and maintaining partnerships
  • Experience with training, setting expectations with and giving feedback to colleagues
  • Flexible and able to work with a diverse group of colleagues and constituents
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to fostering informal learning and exploration
  • Education: Degree in history, arts, education or related field.
  • At least two years related professional experience with managing projects in an educational or cultural setting (or equivalent experience)
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Veterans strongly encouraged to apply

For consideration, e-mail resume and cover letter to:
We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history!
NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

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