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Working As A Tour Guide

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $74,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Tour Guide Do At Shamrock Foods

* Provide guided tours for scheduled groups including schools and the general public.
* Provide excellent customer service throughout Farm Tour visitors experience in the Welcome Center and on tour including but not limited to: answering visitor questions, directing them through the Welcome Center and continually monitoring visitors to ensure all needs are met and rules are being followed, etc.
* Become an expert on the Farm as it relates to tour elements as well as Shamrock Farms Dairy (processing and products).
* Follow “opening and closing procedures” every day a tour is operating for both the Welcome Barn and tour route elements.
* Required to manage Welcome Center Barn operations and computer software including Tour Check
* In, Merchandise Store and Ice Cream Parlor duties.
* Other duties may be assigned, such as organizing and cleaning Merchandise Store, Kitchen, Picnic and all other areas of the Welcome Center Barn and assist in executing special events.
* Strong internal and external service orientation

What Does A Tour Guide Do At Volt Information Sciences

* Coordinates and plans all factory tours.
* Prepares tour guide work schedules ensuring appropriate number of tour guides are available for scheduled tours.
* Compiles data necessary to prepare files or create standard and special reports using defined formats.
* Performs office administrative duties including correspondence, invoicing, filing, bill payment, and reporting.
* Acts as the Company representative during factory tours and events.
* Trains tour guides on tour routes and appropriate information to provide guests.
* This position may require driving.
* Manager is seeking a Tour Guide for the Display floor.
* Workers will provide tours for Dealers, schools, families, and customers.
* Training will be provided on history, exhibits, and QC area.
* Schedule is very flexible.
* Most Tour Guides work anywhere from 4
* hours a week as need or as available.
* Current Tour Guide shifts are M
* F 9:00 am
* pm and 1:00 pm
* pm; Sat 10:00 am
* pm and; 1:30 pm
* pm, and Sun 12:00 pm
* pm.
* Beginning in November shifts will be split M
* F 9:00 am
* pm, 11:00 am
* pm, and 1:00 pm
* pm.
* Guides are requested to work occasional weekends and holidays - on a rotational basis.
* Tour Guides may also be requested to provide VIP tours and assist with special events.
* The three major events at the Pavilion are: Learn and Play Day in July, the Tractor Show in September, and Craft Day every 3rd Sat of the month

What Does A Tour Guide Do At Bikes and Hikes

* o Leading biking and hiking tours around Los Angeles which includes being well versed in Los Angeles history.
* Don't worry, we will train you!Greeting guests, fitting them on their bikes, providing a pre-tour safety speech and ensuring that the tour bikes and other equipment used is properly cleaned and maintained pre/post tour
* Being a goodwill ambassador on behalf of Bikes and Hikes LA--helping to upsell other tours/services based on your knowledge/enthusiasm for the company
* Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities:Hi
* Energy, Fun and Engaging Personalities:o your success depends on connecting with your tour guests.
* We need genuine, warm and enthusiastic guides able to not only tell stories about the city but listen to the stories from our guests.
* If you have teaching, military, or public speaking experience, you're an even better fit.
* Above all, you must be customer service oriented
* Quick Learners:o In your training program, you will learn the rich history of Los Angeles.
* We need you to learn it fast and well.
* And, as safety for our guests is our #1 priority, you will be thoroughly trained in first aid, bike safety and bike maintenance

What Does A Tour Guide Do At Vail Resorts

* Guide skiers and riders in snowcat accessible terrain.
* Responsible for safety and welfare of all in tour as well as self.
* Set up and breakdown catered lunch.
* Maintain equipment and facilities.
* Ski fitting and binding tech for guests
* Snowcat operations
* Follow up on reservations and daily tours
* RPOS

What Does A Tour Guide Do At Volt Information Sciences

* Manage tour schedules
* Answer incoming calls to Visitor Services.
* Coordinate with other Factory Visitor Services, Guest Services and museum
* Arrange and greet large tour groups
* Manage customer's surveys, process and report out monthly
* Assists tour guides in managing the day-to-day tasks
* Miscellaneous Communication Departments projects

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Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
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$34,000
Min 10%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$162,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Primerica
Highest Paying City
Boulder, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does a Tour Guide make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Tour Guide in the United States is $74,781 per year or $36 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $34,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $162,000.

Real Tour Guide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Tour Guides AIE, Inc. AK Jan 09, 2015 $51,883
Tour Guide AIE, Inc. AK Dec 01, 2014 $51,883
Tour Guides and Escorts I Tour Service of America Torrance, CA Mar 17, 2014 $48,422
Tour Guides and Escorts Act America, Inc. Orlando, FL Jan 30, 2012 $39,707
European Tour Guide and Coordinator Rustic Pathways Australia (USA) Willoughby, OH Mar 01, 2011 $38,000
European Tour Guide and Coordinator Rustic Pathways Australia (USA) Willoughby, OH Jul 01, 2011 $38,000
Tour Guide and Coordinator/Manager Rustic Pathways Australia (USA) Willoughby, OH Mar 01, 2011 $38,000
Tour Guide AIE, Inc. AK Jun 15, 2013 $37,003
Tour Guides and Escorts Colorado Outfitters LLC CO Sep 26, 2016 $36,272
Tour Guides Action Whitewater Adventures CA May 04, 2015 $34,957
Tour Guide AIE, Inc. AK Jun 01, 2014 $32,787
Tour Guides AIE, Inc. AK Jan 03, 2014 $32,787
Tour Guide Coordinator Alltour of America, Inc. Orlando, FL Jan 04, 2010 $31,200
Historic Tour Guide Van 4Fun Shuttle Corp Davenport, FL Aug 21, 2016 $29,182
Historic Tour Guide Van 4 Fun Shuttle Corp Davenport, FL Jan 09, 2016 $29,182
Tour Guide Black Diamond Resort Co. Healy, AK May 01, 2015 $28,842
Tour Guides and Escorts Travel for Teens, LLC Wayne, PA Apr 09, 2010 $28,500
Tour Guides and Escorts Courtesy Travel, Inc. T/A Hana Tour Parkesburg, PA Jun 18, 2014 $27,298
Tour Guide Wild Horse Adventure Tours LLC NC Jan 05, 2016 $27,131 -
$31,305
Tour Guide Czech America Tours, Inc. Clermont, FL Apr 19, 2016 $25,524

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Top Skills for A Tour Guide

  1. Local History
  2. Safety Practices
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Guided visitors through a half mile of passages informing them of both the geological and local history of the cave.
  • Understand and demonstrate safety practices and corporate guidelines of service.
  • Provided excellent customer service with adherence to guest safety and sharing environmental knowledge of trail environment.
  • Cashier Keeping gift shop & house clean Performed guided tours for guest Provide travel and any other information needed by guest.
  • Lead group tours during special academic events and conducted follow-up correspondence through hand written correspondences.

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Tour Guide Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 20,233 Tour Guide resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Tour Guide Demographics

Gender

Female

48.0%

Male

41.0%

Unknown

11.0%
Ethnicity

White

61.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.5%

Black or African American

10.4%

Asian

8.5%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.0%

French

14.5%

Chinese

6.7%

German

6.1%

Italian

5.7%

Mandarin

5.6%

Japanese

5.1%

Russian

2.6%

Portuguese

2.6%

Arabic

2.4%

Korean

1.7%

Cantonese

1.3%

Hindi

0.9%

Turkish

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Polish

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Urdu

0.4%

Tagalog

0.3%
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Tour Guide Education

Schools

Brigham Young University

7.5%

Pennsylvania State University

6.4%

University of Rhode Island

6.2%

Texas State University

5.8%

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

5.5%

Michigan State University

5.2%

Texas A&M University

5.2%

Miami University

5.2%

Temple University

4.6%

Full Sail University

4.6%

Ohio University -

4.6%

New York University

4.6%

University of Vermont

4.5%

Kent State University

4.4%

University of Phoenix

4.3%

Florida International University

4.3%

Indiana University Bloomington

4.3%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.3%

George Washington University

4.2%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.2%
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Majors

Business

14.9%

Communication

9.9%

Psychology

9.0%

History

7.0%

English

5.7%

Biology

5.6%

Political Science

5.2%

Marketing

4.4%

Fine Arts

4.1%

Hospitality Management

4.1%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Theatre

3.5%

Education

3.3%

Environmental Science

3.1%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Kinesiology

3.0%

Management

2.8%

Nursing

2.6%

Photography

2.6%

Sociology

2.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.2%

Other

20.8%

Masters

11.3%

Associate

6.0%

Certificate

2.6%

Doctorate

1.1%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.2%
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