Lion and Lamb

Graduate assistant

  • 10 months, 20 hours per week
  • Considered a salaried, non-exempt employee who will need to track hours to ensure annual hours total approximately 880 hours.
  • Flex time based on hours worked each week/month.

In consultation with the faculty director, the GA facilitates training of Bluffton University students to prepare them to lead sessions in public school classrooms, connected to cultural understanding and conflict mediation (such as in social media use or cyberbullying). The GA coordinates meetings of Bluffton students and schedules sessions in schools. The GA maintains weekly open hours of the Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center and coordinates materials usage with Musselman Library.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Acceptance into the graduate program
  • Ability to connect with Bluffton University students and train them to lead The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center sessions
  • Support for Bluffton’s mission and peace witness
  • Must submit to a criminal background check, subject to review and approval by Bluffton University


  • Cross-cultural experiences and understanding
  • Training in conflict mediation

Include but are not limited to the following

  • Draw together group of Bluffton students (in the model of a student organization) to carry out The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center sessions
  • Train students to lead sessions with school students
  • Meet with prospective students interested in The Lion and Lamb work
  • Maintain regularly scheduled open hours at The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center
  • Meet regularly with faculty director and monthly with advisory committee
  • Maintain sculpture garden


Reports to the faculty director of The Lion and Lamb.

Applications are considered complete when all of the following materials have been submitted:

Bluffton University employment requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

Send employment application materials to:
Lamar Nisly
Vice president and dean of academic affairs

Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104

Employment decisions are based on merit and university needs, and not on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law. As a religious institution, Bluffton University expressly reserves its rights to appoint faculty and staff who share a commitment to the Christian faith which is consistent with the Mennonite/Anabaptist beliefs of the university’s founding and supporting church. EOE.