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Education Specialist

LBJ Foundation Austin, Texas
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May 13, 2024
LBJ Foundation
Austin, Texas

Location:  LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, Texas

Schedule:  Normal business hours with occasional evening and weekend hours due to events.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to   [email protected].

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, May 5, 2024.

About the Role

The Education Specialist is a vital member on the LBJ Foundation’s team and will work in collaboration with the LBJ Library’s federal Education Specialist to develop and deliver programs for learners of all ages. The Education Specialist helps increase public knowledge about U.S. history, government, politics, and other subjects related to the Johnson administration; promotes use of resources in the LBJ Presidential Library and the National Archives and Records Administration; helps teachers and students acquire a better understanding of the life and career of President Johnson; increases public understanding of the Presidential Libraries; and promotes public and civic education.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Develops educational materials and curriculum for classroom use featuring primary sources from the LBJ Library archives and museum collections.
  • Creates and facilitates on-site and virtual education programming for students and life-long learners including simulations, presentations, hands-on activities, and educational content to accompany the permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Co-manages the LBJ Library’s learning management system, serving as the LMS administrator and lead content creator of asynchronous coursework for adult learners.
  • Coordinates the LBJ Library Bus Scholarship program.
  • Conducts archival research to develop curriculum for educators, onsite education programs, and thematic guided tours for students.
  • Serves as a resource to teachers on historical material and programs (e.g., the teaching of U.S. History, government, the Presidency, and the use of primary source materials in the classroom) and teaches about and supports teacher and student historical research in the Library’s archival collections.
  • Represents the LBJ Presidential Library by presenting to school districts, education service regions and professional conferences. Assists in developing ideas and writing proposals for conference presentations.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with other educational and cultural institutions, including but not limited to the University of Texas, White House Historical Association, New-York Historical Society, and the other Presidential Libraries. Assists with the coordination of the Library’s participation in educational projects with partner institutions.
  • Maintains the LBJ Library classroom calendar, tracks and reports education department numbers and activity.
  • Works with the Volunteer and Visitors Services team to schedule classroom activities for school groups.
  • Assists with the development, organization, coordination, and implementation of professional development programming for teachers and programming for community organizations and life-long learners, including Homeschool Day, Austin Museum Day, exhibit openings, and more.


Skills and Experience

  • Teaching certificate with at least 3 years classroom experience (elementary preferred).
  • Knowledge and understanding of teaching skills and techniques.
  • Ability to create dynamic and substantive curriculum that meets state educational standards.
  • Creativity and project management skills to develop educator programs and institutes.
  • Excellent written and editorial skills with a sound understanding of writing for students and teachers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience in project and time management.
  • Ability to respond quickly to changing priorities.
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings to support educational and public programs.
  • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively in a team environment.

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