Tour Guide

Education and Outreach Green Bank, West Virginia


                       Tour Guide  






Job Title: Tour Guide

Location: Green Bank Observatory

State: West Virginia

City: Green Bank

Job Schedule:            Full Time Temporary

Department: Green Bank EPO Division

Salary Interval: Non-Exempt

Job Schedule:            Temporary/Rotating Shift

Duration: Approximately 3 Months





Position Description:


Position Summary

Tour guides communicate the Observatory's mission to the public and provide assistance in the creation, organizing and conducting of astronomy/science awareness programs for visitors to the observatory. This is a Safety Sensitive Position.



- Conduct guided tours including auditorium presentations and driving tour buses.

- Assist with school field trips and motor coach tours.

- Greet guests.

- Exhibit monitoring and basic troubleshooting.

- Docent duties to include delivering informal programs to the public and youth groups.

- Opening & closing of the science center building, exhibit hall.

- Janitorial duties such as maintaining clean buses, etc.

- Other duties may include gift shop support and other duties as assigned.


Tour guides must have a pleasant disposition, a professional presentation appearance and excellent communication skills. A science background, experience interacting with the public, excellent communication skills and enjoying public education are key success factors in the performance of this role.




Position Requirements:


Minimum Education: High School diploma


Preferred Education:  Two years of college with studies emphasizing science or science education.


Preferred Experience:  Prior experience working with the public or speaking ability.


Physical Demands: Frequent standing, walking, operation of bus lift, and occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.


Work Environment: Public facility, office environment, must be available to work evenings and weekends




Required Skills, Certifications:


-Age 18 with valid driver’s license

-General computer skills



Safety Sensitive

The selected candidate must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment/pre-placement drug screen.  Failure to pass the Screen will disqualify the candidate from employment consideration for a period of six months from the date of the results.







Application Instructions:


Apply online at the Associated University Inc. / NRAO / GBO / LBO Careers page; upload CV/Resume and letter of interest.






AUI is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)