Position Details

Type Part Time
Offered By White House Historical Association
1610 H St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary Hourly, Non-exempt
Deadline 10/09/2015
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Name: Courtney Speckmann
Title: Director of Education

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) seeks part-time educators to facilitate school programs for students in grades 3-12, lead tours and assist with public programs at the National Center for White House History at Decatur House, operate AV film equipment for historical reenactments, staff the Association’s temporary exhibits, collect participant feedback, and complete related projects as assigned. Educators are required to learn all WHHA curriculum, which focuses on White House history themes including urban slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the War of 1812 in Washington D.C. Work Schedule: Total number of scheduled hours varies based on need. Generally, public tours will be offered on Mondays and school programs will be conducted Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from approximately 9am until 2pm; times and days may vary slightly to accommodate specific needs. While not exclusively required it is also desirable that the candidate be available on some afternoons after the school programs to assist with office work as needed. Additionally, when not assigned to a school program, part-time educators will be asked to staff the Association’s temporary exhibits at certain times during the year. The Association’s temporary exhibits are typically open Monday through Saturday from 10am until 3pm.


  • Teach WHHA developed on-site field trip programs to visiting school groups;
  • Facilitate activities with school groups;
  • Lead guided tours of the National Center for White House History at Decatur House to the public;
  • Welcome visitors to the Association’s exhibits, answer questions, and ensure visitors are following exhibit policies;
  • Assist with special events and related projects, as required;
  • Prepare program materials, including setup and cleanup for field trip programs;
  • Operate various types of media and equipment, including a SMART board, Final Cut Pro, and video camera.


  • Undergraduate college degree required;
  • Background and/or experience in education, history, architecture, museum studies preferred;
  • Experience working with children in a formal or non-formal education setting a plus;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Organized, creative and flexible self-starter able to work as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, ascend/descend stairs, and lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds unassisted.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to with Educator in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.