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Manager of Access Initiatives

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, one of New York City’s most original educational institutions, uses history and technology to inspire innovation and leadership. A collection of technological firsts informs visitors about modern advancements, showcases what is possible and encourages people to dream. The Intrepid Museum has delivered high-quality education programming to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and lifelong learners for over 25 years and its Access Initiativecontinues to respond to the growing need for quality Museum experiences for all audiences of all abilities.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Access Initiatives, the Manager of Access Initiatives will work with the Senior Manager to oversee program development and delivery of existing Access Programs, expand the Museum’s program and resources offerings for visitors with various physical, sensory, emotional, and cognitive disabilities and lead accessibility trainings for staff. The Education Department’s range of access programs for visitors with various disabilities includes school, family, camp, community group and individual experiences that currently serve approximately 3,000 participants as well as the Museum’s Veterans Access Initiative that serves approximately 1,000 military service members, their families and their friends.


  • Assist with supervision and training of a staff of full-time and part-time museum educators
  • Develop new initiatives and program expansions for visitors with disabilities
  • Develop resources for visitors with disabilities including those for guided and self-guided experiences
  • Manage program grants
  • Work with the evaluation team to track success and improve programs
  • Maintain involvement of advisory committees
  • Research community outreach methods and practices to develop new audiences for access program expansion.
  • Maintain good working relationships with a network of constituents and partner organizations.
  • Keep up-to-date with trends and best practices in the access and museum fields, including New York City museums and cultural organizations, to recommend directions for the department and institution - including new technologies, teaching methods, and resources
  • Collaborate with staff in other departments and work with consultants
  • Share department and Museum programming with the field i.e. conference presentations, leading workshops, and publishing articles.
  • Other duties as needed

Qualified candidates will have Master’s degree and at least 3 years’ experience working with access and accommodations for people with disabilities in formal and informal educational settings. A background in history, science, museum studies/education, special education, and concentrations or advanced degrees in Museum Studies/Education preferred.  Certification in special education or related fields preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience working with accessibility issues and policy in museums or other cultural venues, as well as experience teaching and proven experience with developing, modifying and delivering programs for individuals with physical, sensory, cognitive, emotional or developmental disabilities. Qualified candidates must be available to work on select weekends, holidays, and evenings and will be an enthusiastic team member with strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must have strong organizational skills, and be able to manage multiple projects and ability to work independently and in a team environment required. Teacher Certification a plus.

For consideration, e-mail resumes and cover letter with salary requirement to:
Be sure to include Manager of Access Initiatives in the subject line.
NO PHONE CALLS.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by employer.

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