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We are currently hiring tour guides, docents, and staff for the museum shop for the 2019 tour season!

Thank you for your interest in working at The Historic Ohio State Reformatory! We are getting ready for an exciting and busy tour season and are so happy you want to join our team! 

First, fill out an application: 


Then, record a short video application.

Film it on your phone, camera, webcam... We just want to see and hear you answer a few questions. You can send those videos to


Applications without video submissions will not be considered.

Contact us at (419) 522-2644 or email if you have any questions.

Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it here at The Ohio State Reformatory.