The Graduate Guides program employs Penn graduate students to share their expertise by leading tours of the Penn Museum galleries. The program offers trainings, guidance, and resources to lead engaging and informative tours of the Penn Museum. Full-time graduate students enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania are eligible to become Graduate Guides.
Graduate Guides provide tours for the visiting public and University classes. They lead Museum Highlights tours, themed tours, and tours of specific galleries. Graduate Guides should have knowledge and experience related to the Museum’s collections and research and are encouraged to incorporate their own relevant expertise into their tours. Graduate Guides must be approved by the Museum before giving tours of the galleries.
Graduate Guides receive payment for each 50-minute tour given. To receive payment, students must be eligible to be paid by the University. A student who is not eligible to be paid is still welcome to participate as a volunteer.
New Graduate Guide Training Dates 2023