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Museum Education Coordinator 

Description: The National Lighthouse Museum seeks an educator to conduct school group programs and tours for all students (1st grade through college) at all ability levels. He/she will develop and teach STEM-based curricula to students. Responsible for the set-up and clean-up of materials. Solicit teacher feedback and evaluations. Outreach and cultivate relationships with New York City schools. This is a part-time position.



  • Undergraduate degree (M.A. preferred) with a background in education, museum education or history
  • Teaching experience a must
  • Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the field
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a friendly and outgoing personality
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for improvements
  • Understanding of lighthouses and maritime history a plus


To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Celestina Cuadrado, Curator and Site Manager at Please indicate job title in subject line. No phone calls please.


Volunteer Weekend Docent


Description: The National Lighthouse Museum is looking for volunteer weekend docents. The applicant is responsible for greeting museum visitors, crafting and presenting an introduction to Museum guests of all ages, interpreting museum exhibitions to all ability levels, and giving walking tours of the site as needed. S/he is also responsible for gift shop and admission sales, answering the telephone, and assisting with weekend public programs.



Pleasant and outgoing demeanor, comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups, reliability, ability to remember key facts, a love of history (with a knowledge of maritime history preferred), and flexibility. Must be able to walk or stand for long periods of time. Applicants must be 18 years and over.


Schedule: Saturday or Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (summer hours) and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (winter hours).


To Apply: Please send resume to Celestina Cuadrado, Curator and Site Manager to Please indicate job title in subject line.



Inquiries regarding available internships should be directed to Celestina Cuadrado, Curator and Site Manager at


Museum Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Always closed on Mondays and holidays

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