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Tour Guide

Description

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours, which offers walking food tours of Syracuse’s tastiest neighborhoods, is seeking passionate, highly energetic, and empathetic people as Tour Guides.  Positions are part-time and/or on-call.  Applicants must possess strong leadership abilities, charisma, a wonderful sense of humor, excellent communication skills and a deep passion for Syracuse and its food.

Requirements

Leading a food tour is a combination of quick thinking on your feet, advanced storytelling, and guiding guests from one location to the next.  We provide you all the training and get you up to speed on Syracuse's history and its incredible foods.  Once you’re up and leading a food tour, you’ll be amazed that you’re getting paid for something so fun and rewarding.  If you think you have the improv and leadership skills required, then please apply before all available Tour Guide positions are filled!

WHAT TO KNOW:
Self-employed individuals and/or flexible schedules preferred. Must be available to lead walking tours on Saturdays between April 29th and November 4th. Tours are 3 hours long and depart at 11:30am, 12:00pm and/or 12:30pm. Depending on start time, tours end between 2:30pm and 3:30pm.  Guides will need to arrive 20 minute prior to each tour. Guides are typically on their feet the majority of the walking tour (3 hours).

TRAINING:
Training lasts approximately 3-4 weeks. Training is paid.

PAY:
Once hired and trained, Tour Guides receive on average $20/hour plus tips. All tours are 3 hours long.  A Tour Guide never guides more than one tour in a day.