Teaching Artist

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum


Organization Description: 
As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes 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. Located in New York City on the Hudson River, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Welcoming more than one million visitors annually, the Museum also features the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided-missile submarine.

Position Description:
Teaching Artists are sought for delivering in-person programs for individuals with dementia and their care partners at memory care centers, nursing homes, senior centers and other sites across New York City. Teaching Artists will customize and carry out arts programming inspired by or connected to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collections. Programming will include multi-session “residencies” and one-off programs. Teaching artists will receive professional development in working with this audience, but some experience and/or familiarity with this audience is strongly preferred. Teaching artists with training and experience in visual art, music and/or movement are encouraged to apply. Hours are varied (primarily weekday), so a flexible schedule is a must.

Reports to:
Director of Access Initiatives

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
-Develop and deliver both one-off and multi-session arts programs for individuals with dementia and their care partners at memory care centers, nursing homes, senior centers and other sites across New York City, with support of the Museum’s Access team;
-Ensure that programming is inspired by or connected to the Intrepid Museum’s history or collections;
-Document program participation and outputs;
-Adapt program plans based on evaluation, reflection and participant feedback;
-Participate in periodic professional development and brainstorming sessions offered by the Museum. (Training and planning sessions will take place in late September.)

Candidate Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in art, education, art education, art therapy, museum studies or a related field (Master’s studies and/or teacher certification a plus);
-Two years related experience and sensitivity working as a teaching artist with varied populations in an educational setting;
-Understanding of arts education and informal education best practices;
-Experience and/or interest in integrating history and the arts in programming;
-Experience differentiating lessons to meet specific learning goals and needs;
-Ability to travel to locations across New York City (car service available for locations not easily accessible by public transportation);
-Familiarity or experience working with individuals with dementia and their care partners preferred;
-Multilingual or bilingual (Spanish especially) a strong plus.

Intrepid realizes that it is rare an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. If much of this job description describes you, then we encouraged you to apply.

Position Type:
Part-time

Union Status:
Non-Union

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Schedule:
Hours are varied (primarily weekday)

Salary or Compensation:
This position will receive $150 per hour for programs. Pay for HR onboarding and department trainings (approximately 15 hours) is $20 per hour.

Organization or Project Website:
https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Are-You-In/Careers/Job-Opening/Education/teaching-artists

Application Info:
E-mail resume and cover letter to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.  

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

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