Interpretive Staff Members (2) - Lakeshore Museum Center (3/18/24)

Posted on 2/12/24                                                                    

LOCATION: Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Fire Barn Museum, & Scolnik House of the Depression Era

TITLE: Interpretive Staff Member (docent/tour guide)

Position 1: 5 days/wk. (May-October, select dates in Nov.-Dec.), 30 hrs. /wk.

Position 2: 3 days/wk. (May-October, select dates in Nov.-Dec.), 16 hrs. /wk.

DEPARTMENT: Historic Sites

REPORTS TO:  Historic Sites Manager

STATUS:  Part-Time

WAGE: $11.75                       

Position Summary:

This position engages visitors by working as an interpreter (docent/tour guide) at the Historic Sites including the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era. Interpretive Staff Members provide guided thematic tours and leads experiential programming for a variety of visitors including students, families, and groups.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Become familiar with the Historic Sites materials in training to lead classic tours.
  • Assist with special programming and events.
  • Puts visitors first by treating them as respected guests and serving their needs.
  • Monitor the safety of the sites and their visitors.
  • Prepare Historic Sites facilities for visitors.
  • A “visitor first” attitude, flexibility and enthusiasm.
  • Experience working with the public and customer service.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.

Lakeshore Museum Center Mission: The Mission of the Lakeshore Museum Center is to tell the story of Muskegon County by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of its people and natural environment.           

Lakeshore Museum Core Values:

The Lakeshore Museum Center’s Core Values are that we are trustworthy through honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct. We think big. Our vision for the future guides our day-to-day work. We are caring, respectful, and inclusive. We encourage creative, innovative problem-solving. We possess the skills to get the job done professionally and value each other’s contributions. We strive to be leaders in the museum profession and the greater community.

To Apply:  Please submit cover letter and resume by March 18, 2024 to Aaron Mace at or via mail to Lakeshore Museum Center, Attn: Interpretive Staff Member, 430 W. Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440.

The Lakeshore Museum Center is an EOE.

Thank you to our Partners!

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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