ADM: Tour Guide (S9986A)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

Tour Guides are a very important part of the Bates Admission Office. They provide prospective students and families with a personal glimpse of life here. Often, that glimpse is the deciding factor in a prospective student’s decision to apply to and enroll at Bates.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

Tour Guides must maintain enthusiasm and energy, plus have a willingness to answer all questions in a diplomatic fashion. Tour Guides should have a good overall grasp of life at Bates. We do not expect tour guides/interns to know every detail about the school, as they will receive training from admissions officers. Providing a personal perspective of campus life is an absolute necessity in the Tour Guides’ job.

The Basics

Department: Admission
Supervisor: Zachery Hewitt
Office Location: 23 Campus Ave
Email: zhewitt
Pay Grade: A
Hours: 1-6
Workers: 20-25

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


REQUIRED: EDUCATION: At least one academic year completed at Bates EXPERIENCE: At least one semester of volunteer admissions related activities DESIRED: EXPERIENCE: Student must be comfortable greeting the public and be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people.


REPORTS TO: Students in Admission (SIA) Dean and Tour Guide Coordinators COORDINATES/WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Admission Tour Guide team


ENVIRONMENT: Bates College campus and Admission Office PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Walk backwards and talk at the same time