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Associate Curator

Associate Curator

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 Intrepid Museum is looking for an Associate Curator. This position provides curatorial expertise with an emphasis on aerospace history and technology. S/he assists with the research, planning, and implementation of temporary, long-term, and interactive exhibitions pertaining to aerospace subjects and other topics.  The Associate Curator assists with the development of the Museum’s collections and archives.  S/he works closely with internal and external partners including vendors, scholars, former crew members, and the public.  An integral member of the Museum’s curatorial team, the Assistant Curator represents the Museum with a high degree of professionalism.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Associate Curator

  • Works with the Museum’s Curatorial and Exhibits teams to develop, plan and implement exhibitions pertaining to aerospace subjects and other topics. Writes exhibition-related materials including exhibit text and website content.
  • Works with the Education and Museum Services Departments to develop or refine educational materials pertaining to aerospace topics.
  • Responds to internal and external research inquiries.
  • Assists the Curator of History and other curators in preparing grant applications to secure additional sources of funding for exhibitions or other projects.
  • Works closely with the rest of the Curatorial staff to identify and evaluate potential acquisitions to the Museum’s collections.
  • Researches and catalogues objects in the collection. 
  • Supervises special project assistants, interns and/or volunteers in curatorial tasks such as research, organizational or clerical tasks.
  • Assists with the development of exhibition and departmental budgets.
  • Performs other duties as required by management.

Candidate must have a Master’s degree and four (4) or more years relevant work experience, preferably in a museum context. Knowledge of the history and/or technology of the U.S. space program, with an emphasis on manned spaceflight preferred. The candidate must have excellent writing skills with experience writing grants and writing for family-friendly exhibits. Strong proficiency in Microsoft office including proficiency with word processing, database, and mastery of spreadsheet software is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail skills and ability to multi task effectively.  The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, including the ability to manage and track multiple project schedules and related financial data. This candidate will be able to supervise, train and motivate staff effectively with strong team building skills. He/She will have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. An ability to be flexible, proactive and resourceful is highly valued. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and other overtime as necessary.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history! 

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

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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