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Food Tour Guide

Location: Portland, OR USA
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, Portland, and all the entertainment Oregon has to offer?

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

  • Possess a high knowledge and passion for the city of Portland and a love for everything about Oregon. You are a true local that calls Portland home, and has all the best recommendations for where to eat and what to do. Possess knowledge of different food cuisines and beverages including beer & wine styles.
  • Are an enthusiastic, high-spirited entertainer with an outgoing personality, never a dull pause, and a plethora of ah-ha moments. Comedians, performers, and previous tour guides are encouraged to apply.
  • Communicate like a boss who commands attention. Must be comfortable with public speaking in front of large groups.
  • Are a flexible and adaptable individual constantly observing your surroundings. You think quickly on your feet while making adjustments to create a personalized experience every time.
  • Exercise a high level of patience, friendliness, and customer service.
  • Have the ability to follow detailed processes and instructions while remembering facts, stories, and tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead small groups of guests through planned routes with pre-determined menu selections.
  • Learn, practice, and perform our documented process of storytelling, facts, and information to your guests.
  • Demonstrate 100% customer satisfaction via customer feedback surveys and communicate each tour experience with feedback to management.
  • Available weekday/weekend afternoons from noon to 4pm. Additional days and times may be available as our schedule expands. You must be able to communicate your availability in advance. This is a part-time position for a few hours a day, 1-3 days per week.

PERKS & COMPENSATION

  • Competitive per-tour wage ($15.00 – $30.00 per hour) 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 explaining why you are a good fit for this position including previous experience, and a section about your favorite Portland restaurant(s) and why.

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