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Tourism Guide – Fort Robinson

Description

History Nebraska and the Fort Robinson Museum are seeking two visitor focused and engaging tourism guides for our summer 2024 season. These positions 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.

The Fort Robinson Museum will be open May through October, Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm. Ideal schedules are either Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Saturday, with the ability to be flexible 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.

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.
**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

  • Interest in 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
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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