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Contractor, Intrepid Museum’s “Hands-On” Learning Area

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an educational and cultural non-profit institution featuring the legendary former aircraft carrier and National Historic Landmark USS Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided-missile submarine. Since its opening in 1982, the Intrepid Museum has dedicated itself to a mission of promoting the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. The Museum proudly welcomes over one million visitors through its doors annually and remains one of the most popular attractions in the United States.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located on board the former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Intrepid, which served in World War II, the Cold War and Vietnam War. During Intrepid’s period of military service, the U.S. military drew upon athletics to train service personnel, provide recreational outlets and improve morale on the home front. Over the decades, prominent athletes served in various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces often playing critical roles.

We are seeking an independent researcher/writer/historian who is versed in U.S., military and sports history and leadership. This project will result in a detailed proposal/survey identifying possible dynamic storylines and viable checklist from which to create a physical exhibition (objects, paper materials, media). (Please note that Intrepid’s exhibit spaces are not climate controlled).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research, identify artifacts and develop potential storylines.
  • Develop comprehensive object and media checklist to accompany storylines.
  • Create a document outlining similar project at other national museums and cultural centers.

Master’s degree in U.S., military and or sports history (PhD preferred) and three or more years of related experience and/or advanced training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to write treatments/proposals and conduct research at archives either on-line or in person. Extensive knowledge of and interest in U.S. military, sports and cultural history required. Superior writing skills.

For consideration, e-mail resume and cover letter with one example of an exhibit that candidate has previously completed.  Please include salary requirement as well.

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


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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