Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is looking for a few more folks to fill the position of Seasonal Tour Guide. They have extended the application deadline to Saturday, March 2. This is a part-time, seasonal position (through November 30) perfect for folks who love public speaking, enjoy working with the general public and are considering a career in museums, hospitality, tourism or education.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks outgoing, engaging and passionate people for the position of Seasonal Tour Guide. This position serves as the face of ESPHS. A detailed description for the position appears below; please follow specific instructions to apply.
Seasonal Tour Guides are responsible for sharing the history and relevance of the penitentiary for a broad, general-interest audience. ESPHS’s guide-led programming includes brief hands-on and behind the scenes experiences such as unlocking a cell door or exploring the prison’s hospital, leading one-hour public and school tours of the site, and staffing locations around the penitentiary to ensure a safe and educational environment for visitors.
Other responsibilities include site maintenance, which entails cleaning exhibits and taking out the trash. Please note that Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal. Seasonal Tour Guides spend their workday in outdoor conditions.
About Seasonal Employment at ESPHS:
This position is seasonal, beginning immediately and ending on November 30th. Applicants must be available for weekday and weekend shifts (approx. 9 am to 5:30 pm); occasional early mornings and evenings required.
Hourly rate begins at $12.20/hr. After the completion of a performance review pay raises to $13.00/hr. There is also a bonus for seasonal staff who complete the entire season in good standing.
Follow the link here to complete the application. The deadline for applications is Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm. No phone calls, please.