Special Projects & Tour Assistant

Website Oberlin Heritage Center

Position: Special Projects & Tour Assistant
The Oberlin Heritage Center (OHC) is a not-for-profit community organization whose mission is “to preserve and share Oberlin’s unique heritage and to make our community a better place to live, learn, work, and visit.” The organization offers tours of its museum complex and sponsors public programs throughout the year. More information about the organization is available at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org.

OHC seeks a part-time Special Projects & Tour Assistant to assist with long term research projects concerning Oberlin history, help with tours and visitor engagement, and occasionally help with administrative work for six hours on Saturdays.

Position Summary:
The Special Projects & Tour Assistant is responsible for helping the Oberlin Heritage Center meet its strategic project priorities on Saturdays, traditionally one of the museum’s busier public days. Assigned duties will include the following:
• Assisting with special events and projects, including research
• Giving tours of the Heritage Center
• Greeting the public, answering phones, and other clerical duties
• Other duties as assigned

The position requires the candidate to:
• Be positive, welcoming, and considerate to all guests, staff, and constituents.
• Interpret Oberlin histories in an engaging manner, with training and practice.
• Work effectively both with a team and independently as needed.
• Be careful, flexible, patient, positive, and tactful in all engagements with others.
• Be willing to learn and adhere to accepted museum practices and safety protocols.
• Climb stairs frequently due to layout of the historic buildings.
• Pay attention to detail and be organized.
• Communicate effectively and in a timely manner in written and oral communications.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience:
Previous customer service and tour experience is helpful.
Interest in museums, history, preservation, nonprofit work
Historical research, organizational skills, and ability to be productive despite interruptions

Compensation: Starting wage will be $13.00 per hour.

To apply, complete a brief letter of interest, resume, and two references and email them to director@oberlinheritage.org or mail materials to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Attn: Liz Schultz, Executive Director
Oberlin Heritage Center
P.O. Box 0455
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

To apply for this job please visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org.