Museum Teacher (Part-Time)


The International Spy Museum is a private nonprofit museum dedicated to educating the public about the world of espionage and intelligence through exhibits, educational programs, special events, and public outreach. Come join a team whose mission is to create compelling exhibitions and other learning experiences that shed light on the shadow world of espionage and intelligence, educating and challenging each of us to engage critically with the complex world around us.

SPY Museum seeks a dynamic individual to teach student and scout workshops. The ideal candidate will have excellent teaching skills and is comfortable teaching both in-person and virtually. This is an onsite position with 15-20 hours per week (9am -2pm), 3 days a week. Weekend work at least once a month is required. Days of the week will be determined based on the candidate’s schedule.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Teaches student workshops both onsite and virtually.
  • Maintains workshop supplies.
  • Assists with program refinement.
  • Provides administrative support.


  • Teach workshops (virtual and in-person) for a variety of youth audiences, including students and scouts (both weekday and at least one weekend a month).
  • Monitor workshop supply inventory and prepare new supplies as necessary.
  • Work with Guest Services staff to ensure that groups attending programs are adequately supported and directed to program spaces.
  • Set and clean classroom materials.
  • Provide administrative assistance for booking educational programs and correspond with group liaisons quickly and professionally.
  • Provide support for additional programs as needed (including occasional evening and weekends determined by Museum bookings and candidate availability).

Success Traits

  • High energy with an engaging personality.
  • Enjoys working with all children – especially grades 3 - 12.
  • Flexible and willing to adapt as needed.
  • Good at problem solving and thinking creatively.
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced environment with a team that values diligence, collaboration, resourcefulness, and quality.
  • A desire to learn about the Museum’s content and have fun with it!

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • At least two years of teaching experience, especially in an informal environment for grades 3 and above.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others.

Skills Preferred

  • Expertise in facilitating informal educational experiences for groups of children and teens, both in-person and virtually.
  • Flexible attitude and confidence to handle unexpected situations calmly and professionally.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Familiarity with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and Google Meet.
  • Excellent verbal and customer-service skills.
  • Capable of accomplishing tasks independently and punctually.


  • $38/hour

How to apply:

For employment consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume online on the Museum Teacher Application Form.

Apply Here