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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride.  It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Ronald Reagan Institute, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Air Force One Discovery Center.  Located in Simi Valley, California the 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. The Reagan Library 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 experience the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive Branch, military, and media.  While visiting the Discovery Center, students will have the opportunity to historically role play in a realistic, interactive environment.  The historical scenario centers on the military action taken on the island of Grenada in October of 1983.  Students become advisors to the President, top level military officials, members of the White House Press Corps, or even President Reagan!  Along with a combination of pre-visit curriculum materials and post-visit activities, students will practice and improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Job Description

The Transition Coordinator, a part-time position, provides support to all areas of the year-round Air Force One Discovery Center Program and Summer Leadership Program, from student arrivals, lunch supervision, docent coordination, student departures, as well as, administratively supporting the Discovery Center office.  The Transition Coordinator helps manage the flow of the school’s field trip schedule.  During the Student Leadership Program, the Transition Coordinator serves as an important logistical component of the shift and movement of students during the daylong schedule of events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Touring students through the museum and Air Force One Pavilion
  • Greeting school buses and off-loading lunches; organizing students and teachers
  • Supervising the on-site lunch hour
  • Mailing curriculum packages
  • Completing administrative tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school diploma required
  • Experience with school-aged children (volunteer, teacher’s aide, community based organizations accepted)
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Ability to interact and supervise students, teachers, chaperones, volunteers, and guests in a courteous and professional manner
  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures, including basic Microsoft Office computer programs
  • Excellent judgment, as well as strategic problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work as part of a team and to multi-task
  • Physical demands include: lifting of lunch bins (up to 10-15 lbs), frequent walking and use of stairs, as well as long periods of standing


  • This is a non-exempt part-time position with some evenings and weekends requested
  • This position will be compensated at $13.00 per hour and will be eligible for overtime
  • Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO) based on hours accrued per pay period and years of service
  • The position will be located at The Air Force One Discovery Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential 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

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:


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