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Walking Tour Guide

Company: Old South Carriage Co
Location: Charleston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Old South Walking Tours is Charleston’s premiere southern history and ghost touring company. We are looking for top talent to join our growing company. As an Old South Walking Tour Guide, you will showcase Charleston's history and beauty by combining your confidence, charm, knowledge of Charleston history, and storytelling skills to delight our guests.

In addition to providing accurate historic tours and engaging haunted tours of Charleston, you'll answer our guest's questions pertaining to Charleston, its rich history, and even dining options. We want our guests to not only enjoy their walking tour but enjoy their entire visit to our city.

As a premier tour operator, Old South Walking Tours has high standards that you will help us maintain. We put a premium on quality, safety, and guest satisfaction. We require all of our guides to be certified by the City of Charleston.

Responsibilities

  • Lead groups of up to 20 guests on 90-minute historic walking tours and haunted walking tours of Charleston
  • Share Charleston’s rich history and ghost lore in a consistent, energetic, and engaging fashion
  • Exhibit the southern hospitality for which Old South Walking Tours is known
  • Guest satisfaction is our Top Priority, so responsibly representing Old South Walking Tours and the City of Charleston with the utmost politeness and professionalism is a must
  • Understand the responsibility of historical accuracy and the honor of sharing that history with our guests
  • Absolute compliance with the City of Charleston codes of compliance for tour guides

About Old South Walking Tours

Old South Walking Tours, owned and operated by the same family since 1983, features the finest City of Charleston certified walking tour guides. We offer what you would expect from a large touring company without sacrificing the personal commitment unique to a family owned business. From our outstanding facilities to our professional staff, the emphasis is on quality and guest satisfaction. We believe that providing the best guest experience starts with hiring the best tour guides.

Requirements

  • Valid tour guide certification from the City of Charleston
  • Valid driver’s license
  • An appreciation for and love of Charleston history, heritage, and folklore and be excited to share it
  • Exceptional communication skills, public speaking and oratory skills
  • Capable of reading a crowd
  • Outgoing, performance-fueled, and high energy
  • Available on evenings and weekends. However, we are a family-owned company, so we understand the importance of not missing important family functions and will work with you given adequate notice
  • Capable of being on foot for extended periods of time and during potentially inclement weather
  • Comfortable with basic software and technology
  • 18+ months tour guide experience

Benefits

  • Industry-leading pay ($75 per tour, plus tips). Our pay is considered the highest in this market. Guides receive a per tour wage plus receive excellent cash tips from our guests.
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Supportive, professional and respectful company culture
  • Opportunities for continuing education

Keywords: Old South Carriage Co, Charleston , Walking Tour Guide, Other , Charleston, South Carolina

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