Tour Guide/EducatorNational Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque, IA
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The Dubuque County Historical Society operates the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, National Rivers Hall of Fame, the Mathias Ham House Historical Site, and the Dubuque Guide Service. The Museum & Aquarium serves over 200,000 people a year, including several thousand more each year at its historic sites and tours, telling the story of the Mississippi River and the History of the Dubuque and Tri-state area.
Greater than 90 full and part time employees and over 500 volunteers.
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is seeking candidates for the position of Tour Guide/Educator. This position helps plan, coordinate, and implement a variety of educational offerings such as group tours, school programs, day camps, overnights, and general interpretation for museum visitors. An ideal candidate is someone with exceptional people skills, a desire to learn, and has the ability to positively portray the organization. This part-time opportunity offers a flexible schedule.
We are seeking energetic, motivated, and positive people to join the fast-paced and fun environment that is created with a trip to the Museum & Aquarium. Share your passion for Dubuque history and river science with diverse visitors; introduce guests to our bufflehead ducks, otters, and stingrays; and get hands-on with actual tools in the Boat Shop.
- Highly qualified candidates possess great time management skills and work well in a team environment.
- Flexibility, initiative, and the ability to problem solve are a must.
- Prior experience working with children and/or in informal education is preferred but not required.
- Competitive pay beginning at $9.00 per hour. Primary hours for guided tours for school groups are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with most groups visit between 9am and 2:30pm. A free membership to the museum is included for all employees, as well as discounts at our museum stores and cafes.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please email Shania Stewart a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete an application for employment www.rivermuseum.com/apply. Completed applications and/or resumes may be submitted in person to either box office location at the museum or emailed to email@example.com.