Many of us in Southern California will be spending our New Year's assisting groups attending the beautiful Rose Parade and or Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena. Tour operators bring in groups and alumni from around the country. The events offer opportunities for experienced and new Tour Directors and Guides. Many of my past students started their careers working the Rose Bowl Program. It's always fun reconnecting with friends we may only see once a year.
Christmas is over so now is the time to start contacting the tour operators for Tour Director/Tour Manager position in 2014. Most are starting their hiring process. Interviews normally are conducted January through early March. The tour operators have their staff meetings and training in March and April with their busiest season starting in May.
This is also a good time to connect with Student Tour operators. Their busiest season is in the spring when schools have their class trips, band trips to Disneyland and Disneyworld and graduation trips. Assignments range from a couple days to weeks in Europe. It's also a good way to start getting experience. Liz Moran covers Student Tours in detail in the "Tour Director Training Guide" including how to find tour operators and hiring in Lesson 2.
Local tour operations with a busy summer season normally start their Tour Guide hiring in the spring. This is Florida's busy season, I've posted a local tour position in Miami below. The hourly rate is low but the tips and experience should make it worthwhile.
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Coordinator, Guided Tours and Group Sales
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. - New York, NY
Reporting to the Manager, Visitor Services, the Tour and Group Sales Coordinator is responsible for all administrative aspects connected to the Lincoln Center Guided Tour Program and Groups Sales.
Group Sales Related:
Miami Open City Tour is hiring tour guides for their double decker sightseeing tour. This is a full time position that is available immediately.
Tour guides must be able to engage guest in a fun and energetic way. Have a sense of humor, and enjoy people's company. You will need to be comfortable with speaking for extended periods of time.
- Have a good general knowledge of Miami and its history
- Good public speaking skills
- Willing to work weekends and holidays (our busiest time!)
- Acting experience a plus.
- Ability to stand for extended periods at a time.
- Must speak English, foreign languages a plus
Multiple Positions on Summer Season Trains!
HAP Alaska Yukon Rail Operations Anchorage, AK 12/20/2013
Alaska Experts Wanted!
HAP Alaska Yukon Rail Operations is now hiring Tour Guides, Bartenders, Cooks, Dishwashers and Food Servers to work aboard our exclusive train cars for the summer season. We are looking for committed, professional, hard-working, enthusiastic applicants with strong customer service skills and food and beverage experience. We offer competitve wages and overtime.
Interested candidates should apply online at www.alaskatourjobs.com
Driver/Guide in Alaska
Holland America Line & Princess Cruises - Bellingham, WA
Spend your summer experiencing Alaska!
What will your next adventure be?
Come work and play in Alaska!
Holland America Line and Princess Cruises are currently seeking outgoing, motivated individuals ready to put their customer service skills to the test in Alaska! Come experience Alaska as you showcase our great state as a Driver Guide!
We offer paid CDL training, competitive wages, potential overtime, bonuses, discounted travel and tours, a fun team-oriented workplace and much much more. This is a great opportunity to get into one of the largest Tourism Operators in Alaska so apply today and start your journey!
Job Requirements: Ability to safely drive a motorcoach while speaking to passengers, answering questions and providing narration, while working in a team or group environment. Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and written, with customers, employees and management. One year of experience in positions involving customer service. Current, valid CDL is required (may be obtained through a paid Company training course in Alaska; Bellingham, Washington; Las Vegas, Nevada; Rexburg, Idaho; Provo, Utah and Phoenix, Arizona.) Minimum age of 21 is required. Must be certified as physically qualified through a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen.
The Alaska season runs from May thru September.
Apply today at www.alaskatourjobs.com and don't miss this opportunity of a lifetime!
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