Please email cover letter and resume to education(at)cradleofaviation(dot)org. You may also fax to 516-572-4079.

Assistant Director of Education

The Cradle of Aviation Museum seeks a collaborative leader, self-starter, and organized Assistant Director of Education. He/she will plan, develop, and teach high quality education programs for Pre-K – 12 students, scouts, and the general public. Programs include weekend and evenings STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workshops, planetarium shows, outreach events, and field trip classes at the museum. The employee will report to the Education Director.


The Assistant Director of Education will assist the Education Director incorporate the collection, the exhibitions, galleries, current events, timelines, facts, and core curriculum standards into all written material and activities. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to –

  • Prepare, research, practice and present new programs independently and/or together with the Education Director.
  • Manage, train, evaluate, and substitute for part-time teachers and docents.
  • Collaborate with Planetarium Education Coordinator and Bilingual Education Coordinator on program efforts.
  • Inspire and excited students and visitors about STEM by facilitating a conducive learning environment for participants of all ages and abilities to further our museum mission.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate digital program efforts to attract a diverse audience.
  • Forge and lead partnership initiatives with local school districts and community organizations.
  • Find, prepare and order education materials necessary for programs.
  • Administer the Museum’s internship program which includes: interviews, training, assigned work, and contracts.
  • Lead education programs both on-site and off-site (outreach) regularly.
  • Create and conduct public programming including vacation break activities and summer camp.
  • Attend, assist, and/or lead weekend and evening programs as events dictate.
  • Maintain the education collection, storage areas and classrooms.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of the department including producing statistics, tracking event attendance, monitoring staff scheduling, and responding to public inquiries.
  • Represent the museum at appropriate events and conferences.
  • Understand curriculum requirements and remain current with teaching techniques.
  • Seek and apply for funding opportunities.

These processes will be done using a team approach with museum departments including the following: development, marketing, finance, programs, Directorial, visitor and guest services.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in one of the following: museum studies, education, history, science, technology, aerospace or equivalent life experience in one or more of these areas.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable learning new software programs.
  • Willingness to work flexibly in regard to scheduling and implementing programs.
  • Capability of completing moderate physical demands up to 20 lbs.
  • Experience working with elementary aged students preferred.

This is a full-time salaried position

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