Coach Tour Guide

Website Valdez Museum & Historical Archive

Wander through history.

Job Excerpt:

Tour guide and history presenter on bus per port of call with cruise ship passengers traveling through Valdez to a destination on the Richardson Highway and back with stops along the way where passengers disembark the coach. Share a narrative of the history of Valdez and point out key places and things that support the history and natural landscape as seen on route.

Coach Tour Guide

Term:      Part-time. Employment may be terminated or extended at the will of the VMHA.
Start Date: ______________, 2022
Schedule: Part-time. Based on the 2022 Cruise Ship & Land Excursion Schedule (See Addendum A)

Wage: $20.00 hourly.

Benefits: As determined by VMHA Personnel Policies.

Reports to: Museum Services Manager

Employer: The VMHA will contribute to the State Unemployment fund for the employee and will provide Worker’s Compensation to cover the employee in case of a work-related injury.

Position Overview: Tour guide and history presenter on bus per port of call with cruise ship passengers traveling through Valdez to a destination on the Richardson Highway and back with stops along the way where passengers disembark the coach. Share a narrative of the history of Valdez and point out key places and things that support the history and natural landscape as seen on route.

Essential Job Functions: Helping people who visit become familiar with our community:

·         Knowledgeable about Valdez, the town layout and design (wayfinding), history, geography, natural history, flora and fauna of region.

·         Self-starter with the willingness to study and learn the history, etc. of the area on their own, if not already knowledgeable

·         Excellent public speaking skills

·         Ability to highlight the key points of the story with ease and in a timely manner on the route from the Kelsey Dock to points on route the Richardson Highway

·         Field and answer questions quickly and remain on track

·         Personable and friendly

·         Punctual, yet flexible.

·         Stand and speak on moving bus

·         Familiar with using technology, iPad

·         Ability to give clear directions to places of interest

·         Being able to interact with people from different backgrounds.

 

 

Helpful, but not necessary

·         Second language knowledge, French, German, Italian or Spanish

 

Tour guides will perform the following tasks:

·         Greet tour groups at the Kelsey Dock or other location as requested

·         Board the Coach of tour operator

·         Describe places and sites to visitors

·         Provide directions to visitors

·         Embark and disembark coach with groups at various stops

Job Requirements:
Training requirement. Starting ________2022 train with Curator of Education & Public Programs to thoroughly understand the tour content and delivery.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  All museum employees are expected to perform other duties to the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

ADDENDUM A

 

 

2022 Cruise Ship Operations & Guided Land Excursion

 

Viking Orion

ETA, 8:00 AM, ETD 4:00 PM

Pick up at Kelsey Dock

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Grand Circle Land Excursions

ETA 9:00 am or thereabouts

Pick up at Totem Hotel

 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Friday June 10, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022

Friday. July 22, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Friday, September 2, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

 

 

 

 

Job Submission Instructions: To apply, submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, a resume or recent job history, and three references to Patricia Relay via email director@valdezmuseum.org
Job Contact Name: Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
Job Contact Phone: (907) 835-2764

To apply for this job email your details to prelay@valdezmuseum.org

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