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Tour Guide, Part-Time, Robert R. McCormick Museum, Cantigny Park

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  • Gutenkauf, Diane
    Position: Tour Guide, Part-Time Reports to: Tour Coordinator About Cantigny Park: Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 18, 2013
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      Position: Tour Guide, Part-Time                              Reports to: Tour Coordinator

      About Cantigny Park:

      Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park is the former home of Colonel Robert McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.  He left this 500 acre estate as a gift for community.  Cantigny Park today consists of spectacular gardens, a championship golf course, fascinating museums, restaurants, nature trails, educational and recreational programs and much more.  Explore Cantigny at www.cantigny.org

       

      About Robert R. McCormick Museum:

      Explore the 1930s through the 1950s by touring former Chicago Tribune editor and publisher Colonel Robert R. McCormick’s country home. Learn about the McCormick family’s daily life and about Robert’s impact on politics, media, First Amendment issues, industry, philanthropy and patriotism. Explore the history of Cantigny, once a working DuPage County farm and now a park with beautiful gardens, family activities, outdoor concerts and more. Museum visits by guided tour.

       

      Principal Function:
      Provide guided tours of the Robert R. McCormick Museum to a variety of visitor groups, including schools, specialty tours, and daily visitors.


      Responsibilities:

      ·         Lead group tours through the Robert R. McCormick Museum.

      ·         Ability to relate to groups of varying ages and interest levels, especially school and senior adult groups, and tailor tour content to specific group interests and abilities.

      ·         Research topics related to the history of Robert R. McCormick, early 20th Century Architecture, Chicago Tribune newspaper, DuPage County or similar materials related to McCormick and his Cantigny estate and develop personalized tours on these topics.

      ·         Serve as museum greeter and provide both general Cantigny park information and orientation information to visitors as needed.

      ·         Ensure visitor safety and museum security during museum tours.

       

      Requirements:

      ·         Some college education with courses in history, education, architecture or related field.

      • Public speaking experience with groups of at least 25 people and must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
      • Ability to become First Aid and CPR certified.
      • Available 2-4 days per week, 2 weekends per month and holidays as required.
      • Patient, positive, polite and professional demeanor.
      • Spanish/English bilingual desired, not required

       

      How to apply:
      Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to:
      Janderson@... or

      Jeffrey Anderson

      Tour Coordinator, Robert R. McCormick Museum

      1s151 Winfield Rd

      Wheaton IL 60189

       

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      Diane Gutenkauf

      Director

      Robert R. McCormick Museum

      1s151 Winfield Rd

      Wheaton IL 60189

      630-260-8159 (v)

      630-260-8160 (f)

      dgutenkauf@...

      www.cantigny.org

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