Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Secretary of State

Intermittent Tour Guide

Office of the Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias

Job Title: IntermittentTour Guide (Part Time)
Division: Public Engagement
Union:SEIU
Location:401 S Second St,Springfield, IL – Sangamon County
Salary:Starting at $16.75 hourly

Overview:
Serves as interpreter/guide of the Illinois State Capitol Building; explains the significant historical aspects of the building to groups and individuals via tours; conducts research into the history of the building, its people, and economic and political influences of the historical period through current period.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts guided tours of the Illinois State Capitol Building and explains the significance of the building’s historical aspects.
  • Assists supervisor in setting up yearly special events; assists in the public relations promotional program for events by the mailing out of special releases.
  • Reads, studies and research published histories and other written documents regarding the building and related individuals to obtain information and insight into the life of the people in the building’s past; incorporates information into the interpretive/guide program.
  • May occasionally provide on-the-job guidance and direction to building staff.
  • On a rotating basis, greets visiting public; registers groups; directs the flow of visitor traffic; records visitor attendance; may require working weekends and holidays.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Specific Skills:

  • Requires elementary knowledge of interpretive/guide techniques.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of Illinois history.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of historical research methods.
  • Requires ability to prepare reports and keep records.
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively with groups and local organizations, to meet the public courteously and answer questions in a tactful manner.

Education and Work Experience:
Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years high school or one year interpretive-guide experience.

Application Process:

  • Please visit https://ilsos.applytojob.gov/apply to apply by completing the online application; you may also upload a resume or other attachments as needed.
  • Preference will be given to Illinois residents in the hiring and selection process, in accordance with the Illinois Secretary of State Merit Employment Code.
  • Questions regarding this posting or Illinois Secretary of State employment practices may be directed to Job Counselors at our Personnel offices in Chicago (312-793-5515) or Springfield (217-782-4783).

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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