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Tour Guide/Educator

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque, IA

Position Title:                   Tour Guide/Educator

Full-time/Part-time:      Part-time

Department:                      Education

Start Date:                          Spring 2018

Pay Rate:                             $9.00 per hour

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (NMRMA) is seeking enthusiastic and charismatic individuals to deliver the story of the Mighty Mississippi to visitors of all ages while leading school tours and staffing key exhibits.

This position is part of the education team, which plans, coordinates, and implements a variety of educational offerings including group tours, school programs, day camps, special events, and general interpretation for museum visitors.

 Primary Duties:

  • Lead guided tours 2-6 hours in duration for pre-K through 12th grade school groups
  • Interpret environmental and cultural stories of the Mississippi River
  • Answer questions and assist visitors at a variety of exhibits on campus
  • Optional: assist with museum summer camps, overnights, and other events.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • A high level of enthusiasm, reliability, and self-motivation
  • A desire, commitment, and willingness to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities
  • A desire to excite visitors about all aspects of the Mississippi River
  • A background in education, biology, history, drama, communications or related field


The NMRMA offers guided tours for school groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Most groups visit between 9:00am and 2:30pm; tour guides must be available for this entire timeframe during one or more tour days each week. The number of hours available per week will vary seasonally.

The NMRMA is open daily from 10am to 5pm (9am to 6pm during the summer). Museum educators may be required to work some weekends. The number of hours available per week will vary seasonally.

 Application Details:

To apply, please submit a completed application for employment (http://www.rivermuseum.com/apply), cover letter, and resume to Shaina Stewart at apply@rivermuseum.com.

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Dubuque, IA  52001
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ID 497455
Dubuque, IA
Positions 5
Part Time
Pay $9.00

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