OPEN HOUSE: Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE, seeks part-time Museum Program Guides to work on an as-needed basis as a tour and program guide to interpret Hagley's history, buildings, artifacts, 19th century community, engineering innovations, etc. Requires intensive initial training plus attendance at workshops and review training.
1. Work as scheduled to provide to school groups grades K-12, and other museum guests, detailed information and engaging activities related to history, science and technology as they connect to Hagley's past, exhibits, powder yard, historic workers’ community, etc.
2 Engage guests to make their visit to Hagley an enjoyable experience and monitor conditions of visitor areas to ensure safety. Report potential safety problems to appropriate management personnel.
3. Participate in periodic training sessions and workshops.
4. Assist with special events as needed.
Requirements: High school degree required plus additional study/experience related to history, science, technology, or teaching. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills including ability to handle groups of visitors, especially school-aged children, efficiently and politely; to speak clearly and pleasantly, and to convey information accurately and confidently. Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. Good physical condition required to stand and/or walk for extensive periods of time. Prior experience in leading tours or teaching groups preferred, with a demonstrated appreciation for museum programs, exhibits, and operations. Ability to work a flexible schedule to incorporate varying assignments during weekdays and weekends. Availability to work at least once a week, one weekend a month and occasional evenings.
Interested persons must attend a two-hour open house from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on either Thursday, February 2nd or Wednesday, February 8th. Come to Hagley’s Visitor Center and be prepared for a short walk along the property; wear comfortable shoes. Please bring a copy of your resume.