Job description

The UCAH Guide/Greeter is a part-time position which includes dual duties of tour guide and museum greeter.  The UCAH Tour Guide/Greeter orients visitors to the site; answers questions; and offers interpretation of the Lee Chapel and Reeves Center which includes the Watson Pavilion’s Japanese tea room and temporary exhibitions.  The position includes the following duties:

  • Serve as a representative of the Washington and Lee University and the Lexington communities.
  • Acknowledge, welcome and assist visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Interpret the story of Washington and Lee and the collections in an interactive way.
  • Answer visitor questions about the Reeves Center, Washington and Lee University, and other relevant information as needed.
  • Act as security for all sites by monitoring galleries and visitors
  • Provide general, accurate information on Lexington and surrounding areas.
  • Attend required training sessions and keep up with relevant information.  Read all department correspondence including the bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Participate in on-going learning and training activities.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to shift in order to check the web calendar for scheduled activities and communicate with other staff. Memos from the manager should be read during this time.
  • Maintain and record visitor registration statistics. 
  • Possible assistance with research or administrative work such as assisting the curator in researching and cataloging objects, planning events, etc. and other duties as assigned or required.

STATUS:  Part-time, Without Benefits
WORK HOURS:  Generally 12 - 15 hours/week with a maximum of 999 hours/year. 
FLSA:  Non-Exempt


  • Responsible individual, interested in history and art, with good communication, language and people skills, and able to take directions.
  • Must maintain professional appearance and conduct, and be prompt and reliable.
  • Must be able to absorb, retain, and communicate historical material.

Application Instructions

  • Fill out application form on W&L HR website.
  • Provide a cover letter.
  • Provide three professional references.

EEO Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 




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Posted: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 11/20/2018
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