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Per Diem Educator

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. At the Intrepid Museum, we teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and we show how scientific innovation intersects with history. The Museum’s mission to educate is part of an overall objective to inspire leaders, inventors and others who will better our world. The Intrepid Museum has delivered high-quality education programming to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and lifelong learners for over 25 years.

A Per Diem Educator is sought for opportunities supporting and delivering programs on- and off-site, making use of the Museum’s collection for student and community groups off all ages and abilities. Program support includes facilitating the school group arrival and entry process, and primarily takes place between the hours of 9:00am and noon in the Museum’s Welcome Center. Program delivery includes preparing materials, facilitating lessons, and cleaning up. Program delivery requires the ability to travel and primarily takes place between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm on weekdays both within the Museum’s unique historic site and at offsite settings such as schools, libraries or community centers. Program support and delivery both require occasional weekends.

$20 per hour/ max 15 hours per week

This position is subject to seasonal changes in volume of classes and programs delivered. Examples of teaching opportunities are as follows:

  • On-site programs for school groups
  • On-site public demonstrations
  • On-site weekend family and community engagement programs
  • On-site camp and enrichment programs
  • Off-site and/or after-hour evening events for School, Community, and Afterschool  programs as needed

Examples of group arrival and entry responsibilities include:

  • Updating group ticket orders and processing payments
  • Facilitating communication between group leaders and Museum educators to confirm program content, timing, and more
  • Answering general questions about the Museum and program content


Qualified Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in education, science, history, museum studies or a related field. Master’s a plus. Two years related experience and sensitivity working with varied populations in an educational setting. Must be able to work with large groups of children and adults in a variety of settings Understanding of object-and-inquiry-based teaching practices. Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude. Able to work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues possessing a variety of skills, trainings and experiences. Able to think and make informed decisions quickly and under pressure. Excellent communication and organizational abilities. Flexible hours, including weekend and evening availability Department of Education fingerprinting and/or experience handling cash or payments a plus. Multi-lingual or bi-lingual a plus.

For consideration e-mail resume to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in.

NO PHONE CALLS.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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