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.
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.
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.
10 hours per week
$15.00/hour starting rate
Howard County Government