Volunteer Tour Guide



Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completes training protocol provided by The Bakken Museum. Responsible for supporting and implementing on-site programs including setting-up, cleaning-up, and delivering guided exhibit tours to visitors, including youth groups, adult groups, and senior groups. (Volunteers may choose to “specialize” in delivering tours to specific populations, ie youth or adults).
  • Ensures programs are consistent with The Bakken’s mission, guiding principles, strategic focus and educational philosophy.
  • Adheres to organizational policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Responds appropriately to safety and behavior issues, including filling out accident reports when necessary.
  • Maintains a safe working environment for visitors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development as often as possible.
  • Promotes Bakken programs with museum visitors and program participants.


Organization Relationships and Contracts

  • Reports to the appropriate Programs Manager or Coordinator as assigned. 
  • Works closely with all education staff.
  • Works with other Bakken staff as appropriate for assigned responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains good relations with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Is helpful, friendly, and professional towards students, chaperones, teachers and visitors.


Experience and Qualification

Interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education.

  • Excellent public interaction skills, especially with youth.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and especially verbal) essential.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends requested.
  • Reliable transportation.


Time Commitment

·         Volunteer Tour Guide (for Field Trips, Grades K-12)

o   Tuesdays-Fridays

o   9:15AM-2:30PM

o   Minimum of 8 hours/month = 2-4 hour days/month

o   Minimum of 4 hours/week is preferred

·         Volunteer Tour Guide (for other youth groups and adult/senior groups)

o   School year weekdays – 2:00-5:00PM, Thursdays 2:00-8:00PM

o   Summer weekdays 10:45AM-2:30PM

o   Saturdays - 10:45AM-2:30PM

o   Minimum of 4 hours/month is requested