WANTED: Assistant Aircraft Restoration Technician for museum (New York City, NY)

As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum mission 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.

We are seeking an Assistant Aircraft Restoration Technician. Primary assistant to Manager of Aircraft Restoration in the inspection, damage repair, corrosion control, cleaning, and restoration of Museum aircraft and associated exhibits. Assists with the maintenance and care of the Museum’s aircraft collection and its related records, including all preventive and corrective maintenance.

Located in New York City on the Hudson River, the Intrepid Museum is centered on the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Welcoming over one million visitors annually, the Museum also features the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs repairs and maintenance of aircraft exhibits, including restoration of corroded structures, repair of cosmetic damage, and other minor repairs as directed by Manager of Aircraft Restoration;
  • Maintains Aircraft Maintenance shop, performing light cleaning and ensuring tools and supplies are clean, safely-stored, and correctly maintained;
  • Monitors Aircraft Maintenance shop supply levels and informs Manager of Aircraft Restoration of need to order additional supplies;
  • Performs other duties related to the maintenance, repair, and movement of aircraft in the Museum’s collection, including but not limited to:
    • Assists in all movements of aircraft, within the museum and to and from the Museum as aircraft are added to or removed from the collection;
    • Assist in all painting of aircraft to compliance with Museum curatorial standards regarding colors and insignia used;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager of Aircraft Restoration.

Photo of space shuttle Enterprise being lowered onto the Intrepid in 2012 by NASA/Bill Ingalls.

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