Tour Guide

Location: Canada
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Looking for an adventurous job where you can meet people from all over the world? This may be the job for you!

See Sight Tours is rated #1 on Trip Advisor for Niagara Falls Tours having just been inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame for 5 consecutive certificate of excellence years! AND they're currently still hiring tour guides for 2019. See Sight Tour Guides are super friendly, energetic and happy to meet and guide guests from around the world. Current locations that still need tour guides include Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, & Saint John.

This Position Is Perfect For:

  • Fresh out of school looking to gain experience in tourism
  • Anyone looking for a job where:
    • You are never stuck inside an office
    • Have freedom to work independently
    • Interact with people from all over the world
    • Working outside in the summer time

Position Information

  • May – September/October
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Work hours vary between 8am and 11pm
  • Fast paced environment
  • Detailed communication with other employees is an asset
  • $14.00 plus gratuities (Gratuities can range anywhere from $20-$200/day)
  • Must be comfortable driving a vehicle (Ford Transit 10 passenger) while talking

Job Description

Our tour guides must be able to lead multiple groups of visitors through points of historical, cultural or regional interests. They will be able to provide in-depth knowledge about destinations frequented by tourists, and vacationers from all around the world. Tour guides must be able to retain historical facts, dates and anecdotes, and then relay that information to visitors in an entertaining, and informative way. Guides should be able to drive while presenting commentary, as well as coordinate pre-arranged tour activities such as visits to local attractions, restaurants and shops.

Duties and responsibilities of employees include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare vehicle prior to tour: Clean inside and out, fill gas tank, circle check
  • Check morning pick-ups and prepare best route
  • Complete pick-ups and contact dispatch to notify of problems and successful pick ups
  • Introduce yourself and each visitor in a professional and friendly manner and create relaxed environment for guests to enjoy
  • Narrate while driving between destinations, informing guests of all the sights and information about the area.
  • Take care of all ticket purchases and walk guests to and from vehicle/attractions
  • Make sure guests are aware of meeting point and time following attraction
  • Drop off guests at requited hotels/ agreed drop off location. Perform inside vehicle check to ensure no items have been forgotten
  • Return back to office and complete final document: type of tour, time, number of guests etc.

Qualifications Include

  • Some college or university education
  • Driving experience for 5+ years
  • Must have valid and clean driver's license abstract
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Ability to organize oneself and others
  • Honest, responsible and reliable
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to think on your feet and problem solve
  • Handle stress without appearing to be bothered
  • Previous knowledge of Toronto (or location you are based) is a bonus but not required
  • Multiple languages are also beneficial
  • Working cell phone
  • Teamwork skills

If this sounds like you- click "Apply Now" and get ready for your next summer adventure!

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See Sight Tours

See Sight Tours is a locally-founded company based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in 2006. It has grown to provide unique memorable experiences that showcase the often hidden beauty and culture of Niagara. We take pride in being a locally run tour company that provides guests with exceptional experiences and great memories. Our tour guides are super friendly, energetic and happy to meet and guide guests from around the world.

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