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Museum Educator - Part Time

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.

We are seeking a Museum Educator (Part Time) The part-time Museum Educator will be creative, energetic, organized and well-spoken and will assist in the delivery of all Education Department programming for students and teachers including, but not limited to pre-K-12 tours and workshops, video-conferencing, leadership programs, summer camp, after-school programming, off-site workshops at schools, and weekend gallery demonstrations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Deliver Museum programs to students in grades K-12 and teachers:
  • on-ship tours, workshops and professional development seminars
  • off-ship traveling science and history sessions in NYC schools
  • Assist with the creation, implementation and evaluation of all student and teacher related lessons and curriculum development.
  • Lead weekday and weekend gallery demonstrations for general visitors, families and groups in the Museum’s interactive areas including the Exploreum and Space Shuttle Pavilion.
  • Assist with department-wide weekday, weekend, and evening educational programs, including workshops, classes, seminars, and public programs.
  • Weekend scheduling for public programs, family programs, and educational events.
  • Represent the department at trade shows, teacher events, fairs, and community events.
  • Perform other duties as required by management.

Qualified candidates will have a BA/BS or MA in Education, American History, Science, Museum Education, Museum Studies or other related field.  Minimum 2-3 years’ experience teaching diverse audiences.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience teaching in schools, museums, or similar educational venues preferred; demonstrated experience writing and delivering lessons and curriculum for teachers and students; and working knowledge of current trends in K-12 education, along with an understanding of new Common Core Learning Standards, as well as familiarity with the NYC DOE Scope and Sequence.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team member with strong written and verbal communication skills.  Candidates must have strong organizational skills, and be able to manage multiple projects  Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings is required. Teacher Certification a plus.

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.

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

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