Las Guias Touring Commitment

Number of Tours

Each Las Guias member is required to complete a minimum of 30 tours per year.

A year is defined as from June through May.  The summer months (June, July and August) are scheduled on a separate calendar and guides submit to the Museum Tour Scheduler their preference for tour days for the summer and for the rest of the year.  Preferences are considered but not guaranteed.

For two years following graduation, guides will be scheduled at least one half-day weekday morning, absent unusual circumstances.

Summer tours are not required.  There is no provision for a break or vacation other than a Leave of Absence.  There are two (2) options to meet the requirement of 30 tours per year:

  • Complete two “half-day” assignments per month from September through May or
  • Choose a “combination” of one half-day assignment per month from September through May and accept tours when called and tour during the summer months.

Health or Personal Needs

If a guide has health or personal needs issues, he or she may arrange with the Guild Education Coordinator and the Museum Tour Scheduler to limit his or her tour commitment.  Individual plans can be negotiated to allow the guide to remain an active Las Guias member.

Half Day Schedule/Shifts

One half-day equals 3 hours 45 minutes (3¾ hours) which includes a 15-minute sign-in/sign-out time.  Sign-ins and sign-outs occur at Security.  During the shift, guides interact with Museum visitors.  This interaction may include two tours or a tour plus a gallery talk as well as time to rove the galleries to assist visitors with directions, explanations, Museum information, or suggestions as appropriate.  Shift hours are set forth below:

MORNING                          9:15 AM -1:00 PM
SWING                                 10:15 AM-2:00 PM
AFTERNOON                      12:15 PM-4:00 PM



Revised 9/2018/Fast