Tour Guide - Savor Seattle Food Tours

Savor Seattle Tours

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About the project and the company

Do you love Seattle, its places, the sights, and local people? Do you love sharing experiences with others, especially when it comes to food? Do people think you’ve had too much coffee when you haven’t even had your first sip of the day? Do you feel at home when presenting information in front of groups of people? Then we want to talk to you!

Savor Seattle Tour Guides are fun, driven, high-energy, enthusiastic individuals with a passion for food and community. We will provide the training to help you become knowledgeable about the history of Seattle and Pike Place Market, the foods and beverages we are famous for, and how to give a fun and engaging tour.

This position can be full-time, part-time or seasonal, with availability required for the weekends. We are offering a fantastic opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a small business and work with passionate individuals who are proud to represent Seattle and the Market. This is a dream job for someone with strong people skills and a motor mouth and wit to boot!

Preference will be given to applicants who have greater flexibility to take on extra shifts on short notice, as well as additional shifts in the busy summer months.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities: • Guide as many as 16 guests on a two hour+ walking tour of Pike Place Market. • Serve over a dozen different tastings at six or more separate restaurants. • Provide facts, history and information about restaurants, food, Pike Place Market, and Seattle. • Foster and nurture personal relationships with all tasting partners as well as the greater Pike Place Market community. • Provide excellent customer service and act as ambassador for the company, the market, and Seattle. • Study and learn procedures and protocols, plus facts and information and willingness to learn new material as needed. • Assist with daily operations and maintenance of the tours, including: signing guests in for each tour, troubleshooting ticketing concerns, inventory management, and notifying the team of any pertinent changes or information in a timely fashion. • Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications: • Energy to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. • Responsible and able to work successfully with little to no direct supervision. • Pass criminal background check. • Obtain Washington State Food Handlers permit prior to first tour (company will cover costs). • Obtain CPR/ First Aid training and certification (company will assist with coordinating a training course and cover costs). • Obtain Pike Place Market license which includes passing a short true false test (study guide is provided and company will cover license cost). • Lived in the Seattle area for at least one year (preferred).

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Additional information
Preferred method of submission

Email

Pay Rate

$22/hour plus tips. In addition: $5 bonus for every 5 star online review mentioning your name, $250 training bonus after 90 days of employment, and after 90 days guides receive a $25/month stipend for food and Pike Place Market research.

Audition location

Seattle WA

Submission instructions

Email your resume and a cover letter to help@SavorSeattleTours.com

Employement type

Part-time