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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
  • $125,247

    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 Length of Employment
River Guide 3.0 years
Museum Tour Guide 2.4 years
Tour Coordinator 2.3 years
Tour Guide 2.0 years
Guide 1.8 years
Museum Guide 1.7 years
Campus Tour Guide 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Tour Guide
Internship 17.0%
Volunteer 8.8%
Cashier 7.9%
Server 4.9%
Assistant 3.8%
Teacher 3.6%
Waitress 3.0%
Tutor 3.0%
President 2.9%
Manager 2.8%
Hostess 2.8%
Top Careers After Tour Guide
Internship 14.6%
Cashier 7.6%
Volunteer 7.3%
Server 5.8%
Teacher 4.4%
Assistant 3.4%
Manager 3.2%
Teller 2.8%
Tutor 2.8%
President 2.4%

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Tour Guide Demographics

Gender

Female

53.3%

Male

43.9%

Unknown

2.9%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

8.9%

Unknown

4.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.5%

French

14.4%

Chinese

6.6%

Italian

6.4%

German

6.0%

Japanese

5.5%

Mandarin

5.2%

Russian

2.8%

Arabic

2.4%

Portuguese

2.0%

Korean

1.4%

Hindi

1.1%

Cantonese

1.1%

Turkish

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Polish

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Czech

0.4%

Urdu

0.4%
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Tour Guide Education

Schools

Michigan State University

6.9%

University of Rhode Island

6.3%

Brigham Young University

6.2%

Texas State University

6.0%

Pennsylvania State University

5.7%

University of Minnesota - Duluth

5.4%

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

5.2%

Temple University

5.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.1%

University of Vermont

5.1%

Miami University

4.8%

University of Central Florida

4.6%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.5%

University of Iowa

4.5%

University of Phoenix

4.2%

American University

4.2%

Texas A&M University

4.2%

Elon University

4.0%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4.0%

Ball State University

4.0%
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Majors

Business

14.6%

Communication

10.5%

Psychology

8.9%

History

7.6%

Biology

5.9%

English

5.7%

Political Science

5.1%

Marketing

4.5%

Fine Arts

3.9%

Criminal Justice

3.7%

Environmental Science

3.5%

Hospitality Management

3.5%

Education

3.5%

Theatre

3.5%

Kinesiology

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Management

2.6%

Sociology

2.6%

Nursing

2.5%

Journalism

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

55.9%

Other

22.2%

Masters

11.6%

Associate

5.6%

Certificate

2.6%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.3%
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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 Procedures
  3. Customer Service
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  • Lead public tours through caverns, explaining the local history and the science behind cave creation and geological formations.
  • Use multilingual skills to effectively communicate safety procedures with large worldwide clientele.
  • Utilized strong communication and customer service skills gained in continuous training workshops and conferences.
  • Cashier Keeping gift shop & house clean Performed guided tours for guest Provide travel and any other information needed by guest.
  • Follow Standard and Local Operating Procedures in accordance to zip line course, maintain level of safety at all times.

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Top 10 Best States for Tour Guides

  1. Alaska
  2. Oregon
  3. Washington
  4. Colorado
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Wyoming
  7. New Jersey
  8. Minnesota
  9. California
  10. Nevada
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