Reading Room Specialist opening at the LBJ Presidential Library
Type: Full-time, $21.00 per hour, with health and retirement benefits and parking
Employer: LBJ Foundation
Location: LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, Texas
Schedule: Normal business hours
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications accepted through August 15, 2022.
The Reading Room Specialist performs archival functions in the Reading room and provides reference assistance to onsite researchers.
The Reading Room Specialist will work closely with Federal and Foundation archival staff and under the supervision of the Supervisory Archivist.
The Reading Room Specialist provides daily support of Reading Room operations, including retrieving and refiling records, monitoring use of records, and managing organizational files. The Specialist anticipates, identifies, and resolves customer service problems pertaining to reference and records handling.
Reading Room duties include:
Customer Service duties include:
Records Management duties include:
Other archival projects involving textual and AV materials may be assigned as needed.
Situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, 5,000 hours of recordings, and more than 54,000 artifacts from the political career of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.
In addition to serving as an archive and museum dedicated to Johnson's life and political career, the library hosts special exhibitions, educational programming, and events throughout the year.
About the LBJ Foundation
Established by President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson in 1969, the LBJ Foundation is a nonprofit organization comprised of a board of trustees and administrative staff that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
The LBJ Presidential Library, operated under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration, maintains the archive of President Johnson's administration and political career and promotes his legacy while providing, in his words, "a springboard for the future" through public programming aimed at addressing the issues of our time. The Foundation enhances the Library by directing public programming, administering the museum's store and admissions operations, and directing grants for researchers and scholars.
The LBJ School of Public Affairs embodies President Johnson's living legacy by nurturing leaders and public servants in the hopes that they will pursue what he called "the oldest, most basic mission of our country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." The Foundation provides financial support for the school for the outstanding education it offers its graduate students in public policy and government affairs, community outreach, and global initiatives.
All bearing our 36th President's name, these three institutions-the LBJ Foundation, the LBJ Presidential Library, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs-preserve Lyndon B. Johnson's consequential legacy while pursuing his hopeful vision for the future.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The LBJ Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage all to apply.
The LBJ Presidential Library is a federal institution and requires all employees working within the building to submit fingerprints and undergo a background check.