Hotel de Paris Museum, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is hiring for its docent/visitor services position. Docent/visitor services personnel engage the public and further the museums mission to collect, preserve, and share history associated with Louis Dupuys Hotel de Paris, and serve as a catalyst for heritage tourism in Georgetown, Colorado. The site has been owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado since 1954.
Applicants must have an interest in and aptitude for customer service and the ability to interact in a welcoming and helpful manner with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
Seasonal position combing tour and admissions duties; daily May-September; weekends-only October-mid-December. Weekends and some holidays. Workdays are typically 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $9.00/hour. No benefits. Hotel de Paris Museum is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Equal opportunity employer.
Job requirements include:
- Lively, outgoing personality
- Ability to master interactive tours
- Interpersonal skills and diplomacy necessary to facilitate discussion
- Light gardening when not interacting with visitors
- Excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn
- Periodic staffing of special events and informational tables
- Performance of other duties as assigned
- A background check prior to employment
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Docents lead interpretive tours of the museum.
Docents provide a factual and engaging guided tour experience for all of Hotel de Paris Museums tour attendees. Docents are responsible for the security and well-being of the museums artifact collection, historic site, guests, and museum volunteers. Responsibilities include sharing the mission of Hotel de Paris Museum with visitors, conducting scheduled tours, and directing visitors through the site.
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Visitor services staff the admissions area of the museum.
Visitor services personnel provide a welcoming environment and excellent experience for all of Hotel de Paris Museums visitors, and oversees the admissions area. Responsibilities include sharing the mission of Hotel de Paris Museum with visitors, revenue handling, and retail sales (including figuring tax, figuring discounts, processing credit cards, and making change). Other duties would include answering basic questions; stocking the gift shop and publicity materials; answering the telephone; taking messages; merchandising; and general cleaning of the admissions area.