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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. www.reaganfoundation.org

The Reagan Leadership Academy

The Reagan Leadership Academy (RLA) is an immersive, educational experience designed to inspire the next generation of student leaders.  The RLA allows students to face the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive Branch, military, and media in a realistic, highly-produced, interactive environment. Students will practice and improve their leadership, critical thinking and decision-making skills in a simulation where students lead and the stakes are high.

Job Description

The Educator, a part-time position, facilitates and connects with students/teachers during the Reagan Leadership Academy and Student Leadership Program, from student arrivals, to leading pre-brief sessions, facilitating interactive and engaging modules, designing and developing activities and curriculum materials, as well as, administratively supporting the education team. The Educator delivers top quality programming and service to the visiting schools and community groups. During the Student Leadership Program, the Educator guides discussion, trains/leads others and ensures a quality leadership experience for program participants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver Reagan Leadership Academy simulation for groups of 5th-12th grade students
  • Provide students and teachers with an exceptional field trip experience -- including arrivals/departures to the museum, Reagan Leadership Academy, lunch, gift shop, museum tour, and other onsite activities
  • Learn about and ongoing study of museum exhibits and information needed to conduct a thorough tour of the museum
  • Help with administrative tasks such as phone calls, mailing, filing, inventory, stocking curriculum materials, etc.
  • Work as a team and effectively communicating with all staff and volunteers at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Train new staff members and/or interns, volunteers, etc.
  • Develop activities and curriculum, use SMART board and iPad technology
  • 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.
  • Digitize existing content/curriculum and create digital content/curriculum for interactive and effective virtual learning experiences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in digital platforms including Zoom, Hop-in, and Google Workspace
  • Support development of game-based learning activities (digital and analog)

Qualifications and Skills

  • 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
  • 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

Salary/Benefits/Location

  • 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, resume, and 1-2 minute video teaching sample/example to: academy@reaganfoundation.org.

 

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