Student: Visitor Center Tour Guide

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Job Title:

Student: Visitor Center Tour Guide

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

1B510:Undergraduate Admissions

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:


Type of Position:


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Required Education:

Must be a currently enrolled student

Required Related Experience:

Preferred applicants would have Wildcat Ambassador student organization experience, but not required.

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Walking during tours; lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 lbs


The Visitor Center operates Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm as well as select Saturdays throughout the calendar year. Employees have shifts which include working in the office as well as giving tours that total approximately 4-12 hours each week, based on the student’s availability.
An employee’s first semester on staff is spent in shadowing and training. Employees are put on the permanent schedule during their second semester on staff. The position will begin at the start of the Fall 2021 semester (with opportunity to begin in Summer 2021).

Job Summary:

The University of Kentucky Visitor Center is a branch of the Office of Undergraduate Admission in which employees are responsible for sharing authentic experiences with over 30,000 prospective students and guests of the university each year. Visitor Center employees have a wide range of duties which include, but are not limited to, serving as campus tour guides as well as student recruiters at university events. Staff members also assist with day-to-day operations at the Visitor Center, including phone and email inquiries, campus visit registration, greeting university guests, and other duties as assigned. Employees of the Visitor Center are committed to representing the compassionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic University of Kentucky community.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Applicants should have strong public speaking skills with the ability to relate to the diverse guests of the university, and applicants should be able to passionately represent the culture of campus. Applicants should be proactive, detail oriented, punctual, reliable, and highly motivated. Preferred applicants must also be able to work closely with the Visitor Center staff and positively contribute to the team environment.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time