Thursday, June 7, 2012

Employment Opportunity: Fire Museum of Maryland

Tour Guides wanted for the Fire Museum of Maryland located in Lutherville, Maryland                               June 7, 2012

Two Tour Guides/Docents are wanted to lead school groups and adult tours at the Fire Museum of Maryland, a national museum discussing the history of the urban fire service.  
The ability to tell historically accurate stories, and relay technical information (how things work) to young children and adults is a necessity. Applicant must enjoy continually learning about the histories of public service, unique transportation vehicles, and unique objects. Teaching experience and docent experience a plus.He or she must enjoy working with all types of visitors and children, have pleasant customer service skills, and outgoing public speaking skills.

Tour Guides are paid on a contractual basis: $10 an hour. There are other paid opportunities to provide visitor service, and host museum events and birthday parties, which include setup, cleanup and breakdown of the event. There are other opportunities to take programs into schools and senior centers.

Hired applicants will be paid during training, and must be able to work weekdays and sometimes on weekends. Museum is a 501 (c) 3 institution and is on a bus line and has ample free parking. Applicants must be able to pass a police background check for working with children.

Please send your resume and cover letter, or direct questions to Rob Williams, Assistant Director of the Fire Museum of Maryland at

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