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Museum Educator- Community Engagement

Intrepid Museum is seeking a full-time Museum Educator to work primarily on development, delivery and evaluation of educational experiences for children and adults onsite and offsite at libraries, community centers, schools, senior centers, Department of Corrections facilities, New York City Housing Authority facilities, District 75 and 79 locations, and homeless shelters. Secondary responsibilities include onsite delivery of K-12 school programs, access programs for children and adults with special needs, and demonstrations for the general public.
This position requires creativity, energy, empathy, organization, strong presentation skills, the ability to function in a truly unique shared/collaborative workspace with a large and diverse staff embodying a variety of working styles, and a passion for social justice.

Specific Projects may include:

  • Developing age appropriate curriculum for Science, History, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (SHTEAM) programs related to Intrepid and its collections/exhibitions for community partners.
  • Scheduling and delivering offsite and onsite interactive Science, History, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (SHTEAM) programs.
  • Sending and compiling evaluations for all programs.
  • Recording partners and program attendance for reporting purposes.
  • Developing new audiences for Community Engagement & Family Programs through networking and presentations at offsite events and conferences
  • Promoting awareness and use of the Intrepid Museum as a cultural resource available to ALL New Yorkers regardless of socioeconomic, health, or legal status
  • Delivering hands-on demonstrations for the general public at the Intrepid Museum.
  • Delivering and assisting with the development of programming for events in collaboration with the Department of Homeless Services and the Administration for Children’s Services for families, students, and individuals in transitional housing facilities.
  • Delivering and assisting with the development of programming for Museum Festivals, including Kids Week in February, Fleet Week in May and the Space and Science Festival in July/August, including festival days that occur on weekends.
  • Delivery of programs via distance learning through teleconferencing and videoconferencing.

Contribute to overall Education Department responsibilities including:

  • Regular delivery of Museum’s educational programs to students in grades K-12 and camps (typically in the summer)
  • Access Programs including programs for English Language Learners, verbal description/touch tours for adults and students with low vision or who are blind, and All Hands tours for guests with special needs.
  • Represent the department at trade shows, teacher events, fairs, conferences, and community events.
  • Programs for teens involved with Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science for Girls (GOALS) and the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI).
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Education Department as well as professional staff in curatorial, development, and museum services departments on programs, events and Museum logistics.

Performs other duties as required by management.

 Qualified candidates will have A minimum of a Bachelors of Arts or Sciences. Background in Science, History, Technology, Arts or Mathematics. 1-3 years of experience teaching in formal or informal settings (schools, museums, or similar venue). Demonstrable and strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to travel. Ability to work both independently and in an energetic and collaborative environment . Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.

For consideration e-mail resume and cover letter to:
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.