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Museum Educator

As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes 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 Museum seeks a full-time Museum Educator, who will deliver education programming centering on the Museum’s mission for visitors of all ages and abilities. Part of a collaborative, multifaceted Education Department, this position requires creativity, empathy, strong presentation skills, and highly developed organizational skills along with an appreciation for working in a truly unique shared workspace nested within a historic aircraft carrier.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Delivering interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and history-rich education programs for all audiences, including K-12 school and community groups, teachers, seniors, families, adult groups, people with disabilities, families experiencing homelessness, and veterans, both onsite and virtually.

  • Conducting demonstrations and public programs for a variety of audiences which may be given on or offsite, as well as virtually.

  • Collaborating within the Museum’s Education Department to develop programs and materials.

  • Representing the Museum and its work at community events.

  • Collaborating closely with colleagues across the Museum.

  • Other duties as required by management.

The workweek is primarily weekday but flexing for weekend, and evening programs is a regular occurrence. The Museum is open year-round to visitors inclusive of holidays, NYC school breaks and summer. Museum educators are often requested to work during these date/times.
Qualified candidates will have:
- demonstrated experience (equivalent of 2-3 years) creating and delivering programs for one or more of the Education Department’s audiences in informal or formal settings.
- adaptability, creativity and demonstrated ability to teach interdisciplinary content.
- a BA or BS in Education, History, Science, Museum Studies, Museum Education or related field. MA a plus.
- ability to work evenings, weekends and some holidays as needed.
- Bi/multi-lingual candidates are a strong plus and highly encouraged to apply.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to navigate the Museum’s decks; occasionally required to move equipment to offsite locations and frequently lift up to 20 pounds.

  • Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions for extended periods.  The noise level is usually moderate and occasionally loud.

Salary range: 40,000-41,000
For consideration e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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