Employment Opportunities

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Education Assistant

Duration: Contract, 40 weeks (Sept. 2018-May 2019)
Hours: Part-time, 24 hours per week
Compensation: $16 per hour
Posting close date: when position is filled

The LBJ Presidential Library seeks a part-time Education Assistant to provide program and administrative office support for the library’s growing education programming. The position reports to the library’s education specialist team and will work directly with museum staff, interns, program volunteers, and more.

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling classroom activities and maintaining classroom reservation calendar
  • Coordinating education office calendar and docent schedules
  • Assisting in facilitating classroom activities for groups
  • Managing registrations and communication for education department events
  • Assisting with setup, breakdown, and education programming needs as required
  • Attending and assisting with education department and special events as required
  • Managing bus scholarship requests
  • Responsible for local outreach for bus scholarships and field trips
  • Inputting data into our reservation system (ACME) while maintaining departmental program statistics and documentation
  • Ability to handle a wide range of visitors, phone calls, and emails

Qualifications and requirements include:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Obtaining bachelor’s degree in education, history or closely related field, desired
  • Strong interest in education, history, museums, or interpretation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Must work well with audiences of varying ages, and ability to address the public and discuss problems, complaints, and issues tactfully, courteously, and effectively
  • Strong computer skills on PC and Mac, Google Docs, etc.
  • Willingness to learn registration system (ACME)

Employee Requirements:
The LBJ Presidential Library is a federal facility as we are part of and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Due to this, all employees, volunteers, and contractors must submit to a federal background check.

Please note: The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please put “Education Assistant” in the subject line.

About the LBJ Presidential Library:
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. It is one of fourteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

Dedicated in May 1971, President Johnson intended for his library to make all the records of his administration available to all Americans—and to let them render their own verdict as to his place in history. In that spirit, and in the hope that the institution would also serve as a springboard to the future, the mission of the library is to preserve and protect the historical materials in the collections of the library and make them readily accessible; to increase public awareness of the American experience through relevant exhibitions and educational programs; and, to advance the LBJ Library's standing as a center for intellectual activity and community leadership while meeting the challenges of a changing world. For more information, visit lbjlibrary.org.