Tour Evaluator

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Undergraduate Admissions
Full/Part Time:


The Undergraduate Admissions Office will be hiring a few Tour Evaluators for this Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Evaluators are crucial in maintaining exemplary tour organizations and the prestigious name of S.M.A.R.T., Lion Scouts and Lion Ambassadors. The Evaluator’s role is to follow the evaluation rubric to appropriately evaluate tour guides to ensure that correct information is disseminated to prospective students. Expectations include availability during 10:15 a.m. and/or 1:45 p.m. tours Monday - Friday to evaluate guides at least twice a week. The position will entail weekly meetings to debrief on evaluation results and it will be the evaluator’s responsibility to provide written and verbal debriefing to guides within 24 hours of the tour they evaluated. Evaluators are expected to maintain accurate knowledge of the tour route and tour information and be role model tour guides. Serve as a tour guide when necessary. Enforce all UAO tour policies, routes, and information. Other duties as assigned. Tour evaluators will be paid $9.50 per hour (an average evaluation takes two hours including follow-up) and will also be paid for attending mandatory weekly meetings. In order to apply for the positon, guides must be active members (in good standing) within their tour organization: Penn State Lion Scouts, S.M.A.R.T. or Lion Ambassadors. Tours will be leaving from the Shields Building Monday through Friday at 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. -3:15 p.m., which is when the candidate will be evaluating. Candidates should have good attention to detail, should be reliable, and should have strong organizational and planning skills. The ability to relate well to prospective students and their families is also required. Please include a resume and predicted work schedule (weekly calendar, not just a class list) in order for your application to be reviewed.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088