The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational
institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space
shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile
submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS
Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, has welcomed more than 2 million
visitors since 2012. The Mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote the
awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its
collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes,
educate the public and inspire our youth.
The Intrepid Museum is seeking a Director of Public Programs to manage and
direct the Museum’s existing public programs, and create new dynamic adult
programming that is both free and fee-based. The Director of public
programs will be responsible for working with senior management to ensure
that present and future content – rich programming aligns with the mission
of the organization and expands Museum audience.
*Essential Departmental Responsibilities:*
· Identifying talent and third-party content partners.
· Developing content for new and existing events, including
researching and formalizing marketing relationships with key partners.
Events range from large multi-day/ multi-partner events to smaller one day
events and programming opportunities.
· Communicating and partnering with key departments within the
museum to aide in successful implementation of each event. These
departments include Information Technology, Museum Services, Special
Events, Operations, Education, Marketing and Public Relations, among others.
· Preparing contracts, organizing logistics -travel and lodging for
presenters and producing events.
· Planning, coordination and execution of each event within budget
and in support of – when relevant – sponsorship partners
· Manages the schedule of operations for set up/breakdown of
events: Direct and supervise workers in preparing rooms and halls during
events, load-in/set-up, event execution, and load-out/breakdown. Inspect
rooms and displays for conformance to needs and desires of department
- Determine and execute appropriate responses to problems and
emergencies during events, handle complaints, and perform other duties to
· Writing program notes, post event follow up with all partners and
· Performs other duties as required by management.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year
college/university or equivalent combination of academic and work
experience as well as at least 6 years experience in event production
and/or event programming including festivals, lectures, panels, films, and
debates. Fundraising experience, knowledge of grant funding and sponsorship
is preferred. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage in a
high stress, high visitor volume atmosphere, demonstrating leadership and
an ability to handle changing field conditions. This person should be
highly organized with a strong sense of personal accountability and
follow-through. The ability to think independently, problem solve and
troubleshoot and adapt to a fast-paced environment is necessary.
Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills a must.
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and evenings
We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of
a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history!
Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your
NO PHONE CALLS.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer