With all the displayed artifacts, the visiting experience in a large museum can be bewildering if not for a well guided tour of the museum. This is where a seasoned Museum Visitor Guide comes in. While there are now self-service LCD monitors in major exhibit locations or simple descriptive plaques on their glass enclosures, a museum guide provides a more personal touch in giving out information that are often not in the official descriptions. In addition, guides provide a supervised tour that minimizes chances of visitors getting lost or accidentally messing up the exhibit areas.
Museum Visitor Guide Resume Format
Melvin G. Atkins
Margaret St., Pensacola, Florida
Phone: (305) 675-6911
To be a museum visitor guide in a large metropolitan museum
Summary of Qualification
- 9 years of experience in guiding visitors to various museums in the state.
- Excellent interpersonal skills as well as communication skills in English
Career Experience/Job History
1997 – Present: Museum Guide, Contractual for the Florida Best travel Agency
- Courteously greet visitors and after making an introduction and rules of the visit, usher visitors to museum or to specific exhibit location
- Introduce visitors to artifacts explain relevant historical information, cultural relevance and modern day significance.
- Demonstrate use of LCD terminals for automated inquiry responses.
- Implement educational programs with school and college tour groups
- Wear historic costumes representative of the area where they are to conduct the tour.
Guide a total of 15,000 tourist visitors to state museums between 2002 and the present
1998 – 2001: Bachelor of Arts in History and Archeology (Undergraduate), UCLA
Professional and Character References
Can be furnished upon request