Education Assistant Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve


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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & PreserveFrench Quarter Visitor Center419 Decatur StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130


Description of Duties:

This position is based at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve New Orleans area sites. The Education Assistant assists the Education Specialist in a variety of tasks that relate to providing interpretive programs to educational and school groups for K-12 students. Independent projects may be possible as time allows, and college internship credit may also be possible according to individual institutional guidelines.

Benefits to Park Volunteer:

  • Experience working in a national park setting
  • Accumulate community service hours to meet many local university graduation requirements
  • Enhance public speaking and communication skills

Position Expectations:

  • Volunteers will use computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite to provide office/clerical support
  • Volunteers will assist with research and curriculum development using the Common Core Curriculum and Louisiana Department of Education Grade Level Expectations
  • Volunteers will assist in developing and implementing environmental, natural, and historical education programs, help with camping programs, outdoor education and field trips.
  • Volunteers will provide support with teacher workshops
  • Volunteers will meet/greet the public and provide information about the park
  • Volunteers will assist with grant writing and research

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired:

  • Volunteers must have experience working with K-12 grades in formal or informal education settings.
  • Preferred applicants will have at least 12 college hours in education/teaching in any field of study.
  • Recent graduates and/or retirees are also welcome to apply. You must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • High motivation, flexibility, and a good sense of humor are also desirable attributes.
  • Volunteers should be knowledgeable in education, history, science, math, or technology.

Special Requirements:


Education Assistants will work under the supervision of the Education and Training Specialist.

Work Environment:

Work is performed mostly in an office setting but sometimes may be required to give tours in an outdoor setting.

Supervisors: Dora Martinez

Project Duration: Year round

Hours per month: Varies


  • General Education
  • History
  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Science
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • STEM

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Varies

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