Sample Museum Interpreter Resume

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John Mcginley
2100 Clifford Street
Hayward, CA 94545

Job Objective Seeking to work as Museum Interpreter for the right company where I can provide excellent service to the customers.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience of information interpretation and communication in a museum setting
  • In-depth knowledge of natural history, human evolution and cultural history
  • Remarkable knowledge of handling and maintenance of museum artifacts
  • Familiarity with museum practices and coordination of museum tours
  • Ability to prepare and deliver floor programs and scripted presentations to varied audiences
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with museum staff and volunteers

Professional Experience:

Museum Interpreter
Fort William Henry Corporation, Lake George, NY
August 2012 – Present


  • Developed and delivered interpretative programs, tours and science demonstrations for museum visitors.
  • Interpreted and rendered accurate and engaging historical information to museum visitors.
  • Oversaw and maintained proper functioning of all exhibits and lighting in museum gallery.
  • Provided high quality interpretation services to museum visitors and interacted with them in a friendly manner.
  • Monitored museum artifacts and exhibit spaces and maintained their security.
  • Trained and directed part-time staff and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

Museum Interpreter
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Researched, prepared, promoted and executed museum andexhibit programs.
  • Designed and createdeffective props and teaching aids for museum presentations.
  • Hired and supervised program volunteers, seasonal staff and interns.
  • Greeted and interacted with museum and exhibit visitors, in a courteous and helpful manner.
  • Conducted visitor surveys and managed post-event review, as required.
  • Interpreted and followed museum’s regulations and safety practices.


Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies
Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA

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