Public History Intern and Tour Guide at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums Platteville, Wisconsin

Website The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville

Your Underground Adventure Awaits!

Are you passionate about the Driftless Area and local history and interested in sharing your enthusiasm? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting for a part-time public history intern/seasonal tour guide. The position will balance responsibilities as a tour guide with research time. As a tour guide, the position will educate and entertain participants on a one-hour adventure both underground and above ground and offer great customer service in the museum store. Research time will allow the intern to conduct a complimentary research project based on academic interests, professional goals, skill set, experience, and needs of the Museums. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums welcome more than 10,000 visitors per year to tour the underground 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, to ride in a 1931 mine train, and to discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district through exhibit galleries.

The tour season runs from May-October 2021, with both weekend and weekday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. We offer flexible part-time (14-35 hours per week) schedules, a fun work environment, and a reciprocal agreement with dozens of regional attractions offering free or deeply discounted admission for museum employees and guests. Must be able to negotiate 90 steps in and out of the mine, successfully complete guide training, and pass a city-mandated background check. Starting wage is $9-$10 per hour. Find the full job description and application form at the City of Platteville website

To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to or mailed to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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