Interested in becoming a Tour Guide to share our campus and community with visiting prospective students and their families? Learn more below!
The Oberlin Campus Tour Guide serves as an ambassador to prospective students, families, and visitors. The primary responsibility of each Tour Guide is to encourage interest in Oberlin College and Conservatory while accurately informing prospective students and their parents about the programs, opportunities, and experiences unique to Oberlin. Each Tour Guide is directly responsible to the Campus Visit Team within Oberlin's Office of Admissions.
All Tour Guides are required to lead 1-4 campus tours per week, serve on student panels, and may be asked to support the admissions office in other capacities during program events. Tour Guides must complete the full training process and attend all mandatory monthly staff meetings.
Candidates must be current Oberlin College and/or Conservatory students between their 2nd and 5th semesters at Oberlin (or between 2nd and 7th semesters for double degree students) and must possess the following: a broad knowledge of Oberlin College and Conservatory; effective public speaking skills; professional conduct; ability to walk backwards; ability to think on one's feet, multitask, and be flexible; an understanding of best practices for providing customer service and hospitality.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with a variety of Oberlin programs such as the conservatory, athletics, and/or student organizations; prior experience with the Office of Admissions (Ambassador, Overnight Host, ASAC member, etc).
$8.50 per hour
First and second year students are especially encouraged to apply!
Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019 consideration.
Completed applications are due by November 10, 2018. Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.