Tourism Guide - Fort Robinson

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permanent
United States
State of Nebraska
05/17/2024
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Hiring Agency:

History Nebraska - Agency 54


Location:

Crawford Job Posting


Hiring Rate:

$12.852


Classification Salary Range:

$12.85 - $18.95


Job Posting:

JR2024-00006017 Tourism Guide - Fort Robinson (Open)


Applications No Longer Accepted On (If no date is displayed, job is posted as open until closed):

05-13-2024


Job Description:

History Nebraska and the Fort Robinson Museum is seeking a visitor focused and engaging tourism guide for our summer 2024 season. The position will interact with visitors through site programming and gift shop sales, help maintain our historical structures and green spaces for best visitor experiences, and share information about the Fort and its historical significance as well as other interests around the area. Fort Robinson’s exquisite views and rich history offer a truly unique experience for staff and visitors to share.

Fort Robinson State Historical Site near Crawford, Nebraska, is one of the most significant places of the American West. It saw the creation of the Red Cloud agency, the death of Crazy Horse, the deployment of Buffalo Soldiers, a German POW camp, a WWII dog training program, and much more. The grounds include 14 historic structures inside a visually stunning state park and National Historic Landmark. History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans.

Examples of Work
• Greets all site visitors in person or by phone and provides information on exhibits and events.
• Walks site and frequents all buildings to ensure all visitors have an engaging experience.
• Provides tours to visiting groups and answers tourist inquiries, sharing historical information and local tourism.
• Collects admissions and sells merchandise in the gift shop, providing excellent customer service.
• Stocks and maintains merchandise on the sales floor and communicates when products are low.
• Balances and prepares daily sales reports and other essential reports using POS systems.
• Assists with light housekeeping functions, maintenance and/or custodial projects which would include lawn mowing.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


 

Requirements / Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications : Experience in public contact OR coursework/training or experience in history, art history, recreation, event planning or areas related to Nebraska History, geography or culture. 


 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of, or desire to learn, Nebraska's history and culture 
  • Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality 
  • Dependable; reliable attendance 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to operate a cash register and make change

**History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is an essential element in making Nebraska’s rich history available to everyone. History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging, and we believe diverse perspectives will make it better.


 


Benefits

We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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