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Tour Guide

  • Louisville Food Tours

Position Type:
  • Freelance

  • First

  • Bourbon
  • Entertainment
  • Museums & Attractions
  • Restaurants & Bars

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Application Deadline: 2023-03-31 19:53:25

Job description Louisville Food Tours is a tour company that runs walking food and history tours in Louisville, KY. We tell the complex story of Louisville and Kentucky through the lens of its cuisine, one bite at a time. We are looking for passionate, energetic, and outgoing people to lead our walking food tours. Do you get excited about history? Are you passionate about food? Do you enjoy the nuances and notes of a particularly good glass of beer or bourbon? Do you love to tell funny anecdotes, stories and jokes? Are you the type of person always looking for a stage and an audience (lookin’ at you, actors!)? Are you comfortable guiding and shepherding groups of people (teachers, we know you’re amazing at this!)? Then this is the job for you! Job Duties: - Memorize our tour script (some personalization is welcome) - Prepare your bag of supplies (checklist and supplies are provided) - Guide guests of about 12 along a 1.5 mile tour route as you tell stories tying together Louisville's food and history - Communicate with restaurants and be a great brand ambassador to our restaurant partners - Guide guests through sampling food and drink at each stop - Make sure our guests are safe, entertained, and engaged - Take care of our guests at each stop (pointing out restrooms, grabbing water, allergy needs, etc) What We Do For You: - Work around your schedule - Seek feedback from you on how we can improve - Provide a low stress, enjoyable work environment - Provide scripts, supplies, and support to make sure you have a fantastic tour! Pay: $20/hr plus 100% of tips. Rate will be increased for memorizing & running multiple tour routes. Schedule: 3 hours on Friday and Saturday afternoons. We will have more hours available in the coming months as we roll out more tours Job Type: Independent contractor Benefits: - Rate increased for learning multiple tours Schedule: - Each tour is 3 hours - Tours are assigned to guides depending on their availability, typically several weeks in advance (and never later than 24 hours) - Various tours run from Wednesday to Saturday, both evenings and afternoons Supplemental pay types: - Tips. Tips vary but we typically see around 10-20% from about half the parties on our 12-person tours COVID-19 considerations: Masks are provided, but the requirement of masks depends on the operating COVID data. Hand sanitizer is provided and required between stops. Guides must be vaccinated, and in communication with us about any symptoms and/or exposure they experience. Language: - English (Preferred) Work Location: Neighborhoods surrounding downtown Louisville, Kentucky including NuLu, Downtown, and the Highlands