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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Discovery Center, and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C.  The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady.

The Air Force One Discovery Center

The Air Force One Discovery Center is an immersive, educational experience designed to inspire the next generation of student leaders.  The Discovery Center allows students to face the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive Branch, military, and media in a realistic, interactive environment.  The historical scenario centers on the military action taken on the island of Grenada in October of 1983.  Students play real life characters who worked under President Reagan or General Vessey.  Along with a combination of pre-visit curriculum and post-visit activities, students will practice and improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills in a timed simulation led by the Discovery Center Educators.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Running Discovery Center simulation for groups of 5th-12th grade students
  • Providing students and teachers with an exceptional field trip experience -- including arrivals/departures to the museum, Discovery Center, lunch, gift shop, museum tour, and other onsite activities
  • Learning about and ongoing study of museum exhibits and information needed to conduct a thorough tour of the museum
  • Helping with administrative tasks such as phone calls, mailing, filing, inventory, stocking curriculum materials, etc.
  • Working as a cohesive team and effectively communicating with all staff and volunteers at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Training new staff members and/or interns
  • Curriculum development utilizing SMART board and iPad technology
  • Opportunity to be part of the staff for the summer high school Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program
  • Additionally, Reagan Foundation employees are often asked to work during the Library’s special events (Center for Public Affairs speaker series/Sunset Dinners/Fourth of July/etc.) and expected to participate in the annual Reagan National Defense Forum held each year at the end of November/beginning of December.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • California teaching credential or Museum Education degree is required
  • Experience teaching 5th-12th grade students in classroom or museum setting (History background is preferred but not required)
  • Proficient with iOS/Apple technology and Google Docs
  • Proven ability to think strategically and adapt well to change
  • Must have experience and a desire to work with a diverse population of students, teachers, parent chaperones, and volunteer docents
  • Physical demands include frequent walking and use of stairs, as well as long periods of standing


  • This is a non-exempt part-time position, approximately 25-28 hours per week during the school year, 15-28 hours per week during the summer months. Occasional evenings and weekends for special events are required.
  • Benefits include the opportunity to participate in a retirement program as well as Paid Time Off (PTO) based on hours accrued per pay period and years of service.
  • This position will be compensated on a $17.00 per hour basis and will be eligible for overtime.
  • The position will be located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, Simi Valley, California.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

For consideration please send cover letter and resume to:  


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.