Tour Guide Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Tour Guide

Job Summary:

The Tour Guide will be responsible for leading groups of tourists through various attractions and providing them with information about the history, culture, and significance of each location. The Tour Guide will also be responsible for ensuring the safety and comfort of the tourists throughout the tour.


  • Lead groups of tourists through various attractions
  • Provide information about the history, culture, and significance of each location
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of the tourists throughout the tour
  • Answer questions from tourists and provide recommendations for other attractions and activities in the area
  • Handle any issues or concerns that arise during the tour
  • Keep track of the group's schedule and ensure that the tour stays on track
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure a positive experience for the tourists


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience as a tour guide or in a related field
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Knowledge of the local area and its attractions
  • Ability to handle unexpected situations and adapt to changes in the tour schedule
  • Fluency in multiple languages is a plus

Physical Demands:

The Tour Guide will be required to stand and walk for extended periods of time, often in outdoor environments. The Tour Guide may also be required to lift and carry equipment or supplies as needed.


The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Benefits for this position may include health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plans.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Tour Guide

What is the best way to find and hire a Tour Guide near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Tour Guide applicants. Employers posting their Tour Guide job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Tour Guide applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Tour Guide are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 7 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Tour Guide positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Tour Guide role?
SMS has 86% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Tour Guide job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Tour Guides are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 112% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Tour Guide applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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