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Food Tour Guide

Location: Shanghai & Beijing
Part-Time/Freelance
JOB DESCRIPTION

Do you have an outgoing personality and can never stop talking to people? Can you entertain a crowd of strangers and get them to interact with each other?

Do you love food and China?

Are you punctual, flexible, and pay attention to detail?

If so, consider being a tour guide with Lost Plate Food Tours! We are looking for passionate tour guide for our small-group food tours.

YOU

  • Are passionate about Chinese cuisine and can’t wait to share it with guests every day.
  • Possess a high level of knowledge about local cuisine and craft beverages like beer and wine.
  • Have formal or informal experience leading tours for English-speaking guests, with a proven record of consistent 5-star performance and feedback.
  • Speak fluent Chinese and English with little accent.
  • Display a strong ability to read and understand guests through unspoken cues like body language, tone and behavior. You think quickly on your feet while making adjustments to create a personalized experience every time.
  • Are a captivating storyteller that is able to transform rehearsed information into stories and descriptions that engage guests and capture their attention.
  • Can transform repetitive actions into unique memories every time. Have the ability to follow detailed processes and instructions while remembering facts, stories and tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead small groups of English-speaking guests (under 12 people) on 4-hour food tours.
  • Communicating and arranging logistics with food tour vendors and drivers.
  • Maintain perfect customer feedback and 5-star online reviews.
  • Constantly understand your performance by reviewing data driven feedback and targets.

PERKS & COMPENSATION

  • Competitive per-tour wage and keep 100% of your tips.
  • Bonuses for receiving positive customer feedback.
  • A fun and dynamic environment with a flexible schedule and regular incentives to show our appreciation to top performers.
  • Individual and intensive training & support to build relevant knowledge, confidence, and tour guide abilities.

Apply Now:

To apply for this position, please submit the following below (or email to jobs@lostplate.com):

  1. Your resume.
  2. A cover letter introducing your favorite 3 foods in the city where you live, why you like them, and where you like to go to eat them.

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