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Hospitality Tour Guide Job Overview


Tour guides, also known as travel guides or travel escorts, lead visitors on trips around specific locations and cities. While some guides work for colleges and universities and offer potential students details about those campuses, others work for museums and other nonprofit organizations. They give travelers information about the things viewed on that tour. Some guides also work for companies that offer tours of a city or town.

Hospitality Tour Guide Education Requirements


According to recent data, tour guides learn through on the job training, and most positions do not require an advanced degree. Approximately 51 percent of all guides have an associate, bachelor's, masters or doctoral degree, while more than 40 percent only have a high school degree or a small amount of college training. Workers in this field must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to speak in front of others and good physical health. Guides often spend hours standing on their feet and walking around, and many workers find that they receive infrequent breaks on the job. Tour guides and escorts must also have strong organizational skills and the ability to work on weekends and holidays.

Hospitality Tour Guide Job Market


According to statistical data, there were approximately 34,530 tour guide positions available in recent years, which indicates an increase of nearly three percent. At the same time that the number of available jobs increased, the average salary reported by workers increased by one percent. The largest number of positions available are with museums, parks and nonprofit organizations, but employees can also work for sightseeing companies, amusement parks, colleges and the federal government. Those interested in hospitality tour guide positions might also look at other positions, including Hospitality jobs, Amusement and Recreation Attendants and Personal Care and Service Worker jobs.

Hospitality Tour Guide Salary


Recent statistics show that tour guides typically make an hourly salary based on their education and experience level. The average salary reported by guides ranges from $7.03 an hour to $14 an hour. A small number of guides earn an annual salary of up to $26,000.
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Tour Guides Rose Bowl in Pasadena is hiring! The Rose Bowl in Pasadena is seeking outgoing and friendly people to become tour guides at the Rose Bowl Stadium! The Tour Guide role is to effectively give information about Rose Bowl Stadium in an entertaining and informative manner. Must be able to provide exceptional customer service to guests of all ages and backgrounds, be flexible with their sche...
SHARE THE ALOHA SPIRIT! TROLLEY DRIVER Full time; earn CDL with paid training! Bring valid Hawaii driver license, current traffic abstract (Class 3) or history (CDL), be ready to interview. JAPANESE/ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE Full time; fluent in Japanese, strong communication skills, entertaining, flexible availability. VEHICLE CLEANER Full time; overnight, team player, high school diplom...
The Campus Tour Guide/ On Campus Living Liaison helps with daily tours of the University of Idaho for the University Office of Admissions. To run successful recruitment efforts, our tour guides must be students with outstanding leadership skills and an exceptional ability to work and interact with others. This position requires knowledge of UI academic programs and on campus living options as well...
Marten Transport Lombard, IL
Company DescriptionFlat Top Grill started in suburban Chicago in 1995 with a vision to bring fresh, Asian style cooking to the U.S. and expanded into a 13 unit restaurant group. Flat Top Grill's create-your-own stir-fry restaurants combine the comforts of a full-service restaurant with an interactive dining experience that has helped the group become a preferred destination in the markets it serve...
The Executive Sous Chef is responsible for assisting in overseeing all BOH staffing and operations. Develop new menu items, test and write recipes. Establish the day's priorities and assign production and prep task to staff to execute. Ensure that all staff prepares menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards. Conduct a daily walk- through of each Kitchen a...
JOB DESCRIPTION: This position’s primary purpose is to provide excellent guest service and educational information to all guests visiting Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and Mirage policies, practices and procedures. Engage, entertain and inspire all who visit The Mirage by making a focused commitment to L.O.V....
This position’s primary purpose is to provide excellent guest service and educational information to all guests visiting Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and Mirage policies, practices and procedures. Engage, entertain and inspire all who visit The Mirage by making a focused commitment to L.O.V.E. Lead and consi...
Here's a fun way to be a part of the passion at MillerCoors. The Miller Visitor Center is looking for a Tour Guide to join the Milwaukee MillerCoors team on a year-round, part-time basis ! Tour Guides will meet, greet and guide guests on a four block indoor/outdoor walking tour of the Brewery's facilities. They will provide detailed information regarding the brewery, MillerCoors and Miller Valley...
The Design Gallery Assistant will primarily give 1-hour tours of the Design Gallery 4 to 5 times a day to potential purchasers. The Design Gallery Assistant will also assist the Design Consultants with daily functions, provide assistance with the customer selection process, assist Design Consultants with maintaining schedules for meetings with potential purchasers to sell options and upgrades, and...
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools , with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community...
Department: Tours Supervisor: Coordinator, Tours Classification: Part Time/Non-exempt - Hourly Summary As a Tour Guide, you will be responsible for conducting daily tours of Minute Maid Park for fans and guests from across the world. In addition to conducting tours of the ballpark, Tour Guides serve as ambassadors for the Houston Astros by taking part in special events, birthday parties, and c...
Area Overview: The Outreach and Education function of the New York Fed engages and educates the public. Outreach efforts are focused on community, business and civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policy makers, and the general public. Part of our mission is to improve public knowledge about the Federal Reserve and its role in the economy through the Guided Educational Museu...
ZipLine Hilton Head Houston, TX
Job Description: ZipLine Hilton Head is now accepting applications for canopy tour guide and adventure ranger positions for the upcoming season! We have part time positions available, but those positions grow to full time by summer. We are accepting resumes with cover letters for both opportunities. We train all our new team members during the spring on site. Previous guiding and customer service...
Boston Duck Tours will hold auditions for the 2015 Season in January. We are looking for energetic, friendly, entertaining people who love working with the public. Applicants must have a clean driving record and hold a valid USCG license, or have 120 days* on the water to receive a captain's license. Boston Duck Tours offers good wages. Employees are eligible for health + dental insurance (80% pai...
FUNCTION: Under supervision of the Director of Descanso Canyon Activities, in accordance with the mission and vision of the Company, provides a safe, entertaining and informative zipline eco tour experience for all participants. The main function, in addition to ensuring each participant’s safety, is to create an educational and unforgettable experience that each participant will remember and ...
Boston Duck Tours will hold auditions for the 2015 Season in January. We are looking for energetic, friendly, entertaining people who love working with the public. Applicants must have a clean driving record and hold a valid USCG license, or have 120 days* on the water to receive a captain's license. Boston Duck Tours offers good wages. Employees are eligible for health + dental insurance (80% pai...
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's World's Most Admired Companies, and as one of America's Largest Private ...
Category : Hotel/Resort Location/City : WV - White Sulphur Springs Region : -EST Job Type : Seasonal Position: Bunker Tour Guide Department: Operations Primary Responsibilities: Provide 90 minute walking tour of underground facility for up to 30 guests. Present Bunker Story? and relate to The Greenbrier, local, state and world history. Generate enthusiasm for bunker subject matter. Work ...
Marten Transport Vail, CO
Class III River Guide/Trip LeaderTimberline Tours, Vail, Eagle County, based Whitewater rafting outfitter, seeking full-time,temporary, Class III River Guide/Trip leader @ 3/15/15-10/15/15. 6 positions. Duties include:Managing river program, equipment, meals, guiding.Timberline will offer a wage of $18.97/hr. 40 hrs/week, No OT. First aid and CPR or equivalent. Rescue 3 swift water or equivalent. ...
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools , with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community...

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Hospitality Career Tools

Tour Guide

Salaries

$4,000.00 - $52,000.00
Typical Salary for Tour Guide
(13 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
70%
Some College Coursework Completed
30%
(10 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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