Museum Tour Guide-Seasonal
The York County History Center seeks an energetic, visitor-focused, team-oriented individual for seasonal, part-time Museum Tour Guide position.
Status: Part-Time, seasonal, hourly, non-exempt
Position runs from April-August
15-20 hours/week, typically Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Supervisor: Director of Education
The Museum Tour Guide is primarily responsible for conducting guided tours for groups and public visitors of all ages and for providing initial visitor contact at the Colonial Complex and the Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Position may also work out of other York County History Center sites, as needed. Serving as a guide for school tours is a priority in April and May. Other duties include providing interpretive experiences during History Center special events and educational programs. Position will also dress in historic costume for certain tour offerings and on occasion for special events or activities.
The minimum requirement is a high school diploma. Related college coursework, cash handling experience, and a background in public speaking or working at historic sites, museums, and other related fields are a plus. Position requires the ability to work in a variety of weather conditions, to walk and stand for long periods of time, and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. A criminal background check, FBI fingerprints clearance, and a PA child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment. Incumbent must have access to personal transportation.
This position requires strong written and oral communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and basic computer use. The ability to properly relate to and work with teachers, staff, volunteers, senior citizens, and children in a professional manner is essential. Candidate should be a team player and capable of working independently. Requires the ability to provide interpretive, historically-themed tours and programs to both large and small groups in a variety of settings and formats. Aptitude to learn the point of sale system to process admissions and sales is a must. Having a customer service oriented attitude is key.
Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than March 29, 2019 to Parthena Bowman, Director of Education by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the attention of Parthena Bowman, York County History Center, 250 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403. For electronic submissions, use “Museum Tour Guide” in the subject line and include application materials as a single attachment. No phone calls please.
The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people and culture of our county, state and nation. As a non-profit organization it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American story. Based in York, Pennsylvania, the History Center operates five museums and a Library & Archives. The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
STE(A)M Program Development Consultant
Status: Contracted position 7-8 weeks; 130-140 hours
The York County History Center has an exciting opportunity to develop STE(A)M-focused student experiences for the History Center’s new museum. This contracted position will work with the Director of Education in the development of STE(A)M-focused tours and outreach programs aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards for elementary and middle-school students. This is a 7-8 week project, of about 18 hours per week. The STE(A)M Program Development Consultant will collaborate with the Director of Education periodically throughout the project, which includes meeting weekly.
Candidate should be a Pennsylvania-certified elementary or middle school educator with at least three years of classroom experience teaching students STE(A)M concepts.
Fulfillment of this contracted position requires the candidate to possess excellent writing skills and an aptitude for research. Candidate must possess the skill to create elementary and middle school experiences that are developmentally appropriate and align with Pennsylvania Learning Standards for STE(A)M subjects. Applicant should be a self-starter and able to work independently, as well as be a team player in the collaboration process.
Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by April 15, 2019 to:
Parthena Bowman, Director of Education, by email email@example.com with “STE(A)M Program Development Consultant ” in the subject line or by mail to the attention of Parthena Bowman, York County History Center, 250 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403. If sending electronically please send application materials as a single attachment. No phone calls please.