Career Opportunities

Summer Tourism Guide – Fort Robinson

Description

History Nebraska and Fort Robinson are seeking two friendly and enthusiastic tourism guides for our summer 2023 season. The guides will share their love and interest in Nebraska history with visitors from near and far, give tours, and answer questions about the fort and its historical significance. The guides will assist with retail sales and stocking of the gift shop, and perform other duties as assigned.

Schedule will ideally be May through Labor Day based on candidate availability. One position will be full-time, with a schedule of Mondays and Wednesday-Saturday. The other position will be part-time with a schedule of Mondays and Thursday-Saturday. Some scheduling flexibility will be required to accommodate holidays and days off.

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.

 

Our five core values are:

  • We Do It Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.
  • We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups; we candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.
  • We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.
  • We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage curiosity in others.
  • We Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of each individual.

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 system.
  • Assists with light housekeeping functions such as dusting, sweeping, and garbage removal.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
**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.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: 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
About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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