Docent / Tour Guide - Recreation & Parks

Howard County Government Columbia , MD 21044

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION SUMMARY/CLASS DESCRIPTION

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Docent/Tour Guide will work at four historic sites in Ellicott City. They will oversee operation of tours, special events, site set-up and clean-up as required. Docents will interact with the public to provide a successful visitor experience.

DUTIES:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.

  • Lead, oversee, and provide historically accurate tours at the Ellicott City Colored School, Restored; Firehouse Museum; Log Cabin; and Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park.

  • Become educated in Ellicott City and Howard County history and provide informative, educational presentations, focusing on an inclusive history of the area.

  • Be able to answer questions about each site, as needed.

  • Meet and greet visitors at our sites.

  • Give visitors explanation of rules and regulations.

  • Perform site inspection and insure that site is returned to original condition.

  • Patrol ground and provide security

  • Must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.

  • Answer onsite phone and report site issues to supervisor as needed.

  • Keep site clean of debris and trash, and wipe down high-touch areas of plexiglass, doors and windows as needed.

  • Attend seasonal staff meetings.

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Excellent communication skills/and interaction with public.

  • General knowledge of the history of Ellicott City and Howard County.

  • Must be able to walk long distances and stand for long periods of time.

  • Must enjoy working with the public.

SALARY: Contingent

  • Paraprofessional

  • 10 hours per week

$15.00/hour starting rate


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Docent / Tour Guide - Recreation & Parks

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