Tour Guide in Seattle, Washington


Job Description

Do you love sharing Seattle history and imparting new food experiences onto others? Do you like being the center of attention? This could be the job for you! Savor Seattle specializes in guided walking food tours of Seattle's tastiest restaurants, eateries, and artisan shops.

================= Hiring Tour Guides =================

We are looking for people who are high-energy, self-motivated, funny, and passionate! Love Seattle and love talking about it? How about the idea of having up to 24 sets of eyeballs on you for up to 2 1/2 hours straight? Do people think you've had three cups of coffee already, when you haven't even had your first sip of the day? Then we want to talk to you!

We will provide the training to help you become knowledgeable about the history of Seattle and Pike Place Market, the foods and beverages we are famous for, and how to give a fun and engaging tour.

================= Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

- Give an engaging, fun, and knowledgeable tour! For more information on our tours, please visit our website:

- Foster and nurture personal relationships with all partners, so that you can make your guests feel like they are part of something "special" for the duration of their tour.

- Provide accurate directions, restaurant recommendations, and other activities of interest to tour participants.

- Actively seek out information and interesting history and food factoids and be excited to share that knowledge with fellow Tour Guides.

- Calm under pressure, not easily flustered, quick on your feet, and ability to create personal relationships with each tour participant.

====================== Position Requirements:

- Very high energy level. You will be performing as your job!

- Communicate and connect quickly with guests, so they feel they are part of something special. These are no ordinary tours!

- Think quickly on your feet, and not let things ruffle you easily (or at least not have it show!).

- Natural sense of humor, ability to improvise, and make people feel at ease immediately.

- Enjoy working in a flexible environment with little to no direct supervision.

- Proactive problem-solver.

- Must be able to be on your feet and walking constantly for up to 3-4 hours straight, on a regular basis.

- Must have lived in Seattle for at least a year.

- CPR and First Aid certification is required. Training fee will be covered by employer, unless employment is severed in the first 90 days of employment.

- Food handler permit is required. Employee will be reimbursed for training and exam ($10.00).

- Will need to complete a non-compete agreement prior to employment.

- Previous tour guiding experience is not required.

============= Compensation:

- $15.00/hour + $40 - $85 tips/tour (varies based on tour type and duration)

- Health insurance, dental, vision, and 401K benefits are available for tenured guides.

- Employee discount at many Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle restaurants and food vendors.

- Free or heavily discounted access to Seattle attractions (e.g. Victoria Clipper, Seattle Aquarium).

- Must be available to work 5 half days a week, 1 to 2 tours per day, including Saturday and Sunday.

- Preference will be given to applicants who have greater flexibility to take on extra shifts on short notice, as well as additional shifts in the busy summer months.

- Ideal candidate would have opportunities for long term growth (e.g. leading and creating new tours).

======== Contact:

- Please send a cover letter (optional), and resume.

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