Website Kentucky Derby Museum

Where Every Day is Derby Day!

Summary:   Conducts guided walking tours of Churchill Downs and/or Churchill Downs Backside tours; greets visitors; collects and rings-in appropriate individual and group admission fees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  (Other duties may be assigned.)
Greets visitors, ring-in appropriate individual or group admission fees.
Conducts walking tours of Churchill Downs and/or Churchill Downs Backside tours
Well-versed in Kentucky Derby and Thoroughbred racing history and trivia.
Keeps informed on museum exhibits and events.
Be able to give directions to visitors.
Be customer service oriented.
Perform front desk maintenance duties.
Keep current on company computer, telephone system and other visitor services technology.
Knows the names, titles and basic duties of all museum’s staff
Work evening events

Supervisory Responsibilities:  none
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Project Management – Completes projects on time and budget.
Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality and respect for others.
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listens and works to understand clarification, responds well to questions.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork – Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone’s effort to succeed.
Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments, has the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Organizational support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organizations goals and values.
Planning/organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity – Completes work in a timely manner.
Safety and Security – Reports potentially unsafe conditions; reports unsafe and/or unavailable Churchill Downs tours routes.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment.
Attendance/punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
Dependability – Keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies the appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative – Asks for and offers help when needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Tenth-grade education or its equivalent, no experience required.
Language skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.
Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as applicable discounts and total charges and change due.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving many variables in varied situations.
Computer Skills:
To help perform this position successfully, an individual should be knowledgeable of Microsoft Word, Outlook and RetailPro.
Certificate, Licenses, Registrations:
Racetrack license, paid for by the museum.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Be able to perform front-line duties in a professional, friendly and welcoming manner.

Other Qualifications:
Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and finger to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Able to conduct ½ hour walking tours and/or 1 hour driving tours of Churchill Downs.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is exposed to heat and cold along with wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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