Work as a Guide
We are now hiring guides for 2018! Do you live in Stockholm, Oslo or Copenhagen and want to work as a guide? Continue reading!
As a tour guide at OURWAY Tours, your job will involve introducing tourists to Stockholm, Oslo or Copenhagen’s popular and unique attractions, such as historical monuments, botanical gardens, royal parks, museums, art galleries and other areas of cultural interest. It’s your job to ensure that our guests are properly greeted and get an informative and entertaining experience with us.
Your primary responsibilities will include taking our customers on tours, around a certain area of interest. Our customers come from all over the world and participate in tours offered in multiple languages. All our tours are created in-house with the primary focus on showing the customers our view of our fantastic capital cities; Copenhagen, Oslo & Stockholm. We offer both public tours with set departures and private tours that can be booked by individuals and companies. You schedule is adapted to the length of the tour.
You will play the role of a cultural ambassador, offering commentary and interesting titbits of information, which will allow visitors to fully experience and enjoy your city’s social, cultural and historical highlights.
To be employed, you need to be able to participate in our guide training. The sessions are held on weekends (daytime) and on workdays (evenings). On top of that, you need to participate in a couple of tours to get a feeling for the job. Our training sessions will inform you about our business and the tours we have on offer. It will also help you prepare to answer any questions our guests might have. You will be compensated for the training sessions.
You should have a high school diploma or equivalent; associate’s or bachelor’s degree is a plus especially in the fields of architecture & design, international relations and political science. Fluency in the English language is essential, and knowledge of another modern language would be an advantage. Our tours are primarily offered in English and German, although other languages such as Spanish, French & Italian are meritorious.
To be able to work as a guide at OURWAY Tours you must:
Have significant work experience in customer service preferred
Have experience with public speaking
Have the ability to memorise and recite facts clearly and accurately
Be fluent in English; bilingual a plus
Have exceptional verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Have basic computer skills, including email and word processing
Be enthusiastic, engaging, and informative way of speaking
Have the ability to remain calm and collected when dealing with difficult guests
Be passion for learning and willingness to continue to acquire relevant knowledge
Be awesome and enjoy having fun!
To be a valid candidate for this role we require:
Fluency in English
An availability 4-8 weeks during the period 2018-05-01 till 2018-09-30
Availability to participate in our guide training (February and March).
Additional language: German, Spanish, French and Italian
Earlier experience from similar jobs
IN THE APPLICATION
A short video is highly encouraged
Cover letter & CV (with photo)
Two references to the job