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Museum Educator [Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 19, 1972 in job announcements |

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America¹s 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* who will conduct school tours and

workshops and assist in the delivery of a wide range of programming

including after-school, off-site programs at schools and community centers,

teacher professional development programs, weekend programming for

families, Access programs for visitors with special needs, Girl and Boy

Scout events, holiday and summer camps, and weekend demonstrations.  The

Museum Educator will work closely with select department managers to

develop such new programming as those for schools, families, special needs

audiences, teachers, and scouts.  Museum education or classroom experience

preferred.  This position requires creativity, energy, organization and

strong communication and presentation skills.

 

*Responsibilities include but are not limited to:*

 

- Primary teaching responsibility includes the delivery of Museum

programs to students in grades K-12

- On-ship tours, workshops and distance learning

- Off-ship science and history sessions in NYC schools and

after-school programing

- Programming at libraries, senior centers, hospitals and other

community organizations

- Lead programming for the general public and families, during holiday

and summer camp programs, for scouts, teachers, overnights, visiting

college groups, and other private groups (often scheduled on weekends and

holidays).

- 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.

- 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 in Education, Sciences or Museum

Studies and a minimum of 5 years teaching experience. Experience in museum

education and science preferred. This position requires creativity, energy,

organization and strong communication and presentation skills. Proven

experience teaching in schools, museums, or similar venue preferred.

Knowledge of word processing essential. Ability to work independently,as

well as in a team environment. Some weekend and holiday work will be

required.

 

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

include the title of the position in which you are interested.

 

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.

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