ADM: Tour Guide (S9986A)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

Tour Guides are an integral component to the functioning of the Bates Admission Office. They assist in providing prospective students and their families with an overarching survey and unique perspective into the academic and cultural offerings at Bates College. The services they provide to our visitors often play a vital role in a prospective student’s decision to apply to, and enroll at, Bates.

Tour Guides are required to provide one hour tours to prospective students, their families, and additional visitors to campus throughout the course of a semester. The specific number of tours a guide may be assigned per week changes and is dependent upon the calendar and schedule set forth by the tour guide coordinator(s) and admission officers. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with special admission events, hosting overnight students, and performing administrative tasks as assigned. Tour Guides must maintain enthusiasm and energy, plus have a willingness to answer all questions in a diplomatic fashion.




The Basics

Department: Admission
Supervisor: Susan Russell
Office Location: 23 Campus Ave
Pay Grade: A
Hours: 1-6

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Education: At least one semester completed at Bates College. Experience: No prior experience necessary; however, must be comfortable greeting and speaking in front of large groups of people, and answering questions based on your Bates experience. Must be able to walk backwards and speak loudly.


Tour guides work closely with Admission staff members and prospective students and families.