Portland Walking Tours

Summer Hiring!

July 26th, 2011

Do you love Portland? Can you command a crowd, make them laugh, and have everyone eating out the palm of your hand? If so, then this is the job for you!

Check again on our website in January 2012!

Portland Walking Tours is looking for fun and dynamic personalities to lead tours and other events. We are hiring over a number of positions that are part-time and on-call. You must have leadership abilities, charisma, a sense of humor, great communication skills, and an obvious love of Portland. You must also have weekend and evening availability. We’re an established company that’s been around almost a decade and successful enough that during the regular tour season we run daily tours with over 40 events per week (not including dozens of private events). If you are interested in learning more about what we do, check out the Portland Walking Tours website or our sister companies Hometown Advantage and Run Brain Run.

Doing tours is a combination of thinking on your feet, advanced storytelling, and herding cats. We do all the training and get you up to speed on your missing knowledge of the city. Like all of us, once you’re leading tours, you’ll be amazed that you’re getting paid for doing something so ridiculously fun. So, if you think you have the improv, storytelling and leadership skills needed, then read on and apply before the audition slots are filled…

POSITION: Resident Expert (aka Tour Guide) with high weekend and evening availability.

AUDITIONS: Afternoons on Saturday, July 30th or August 6th.

CALLBACKS/INTERVIEWS: Immediately thereafter.

REHEARSALS: Multiple evenings on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in August and September.

PAY: Once hired, starts at $11/hour + tips/gratuities. Tips will often triple that amount so it’s not uncommon that most of us makes about $100/day for only two 2.5 hour tours. Also, some tours pay more than others, but you’ll have to prove your mad skillz first.

Please send a single email with the following info to [email protected]:
1. The name of the position you are applying for.
2. Full resume.
3. Recent headshot.
4. Paragraph of why you would be a great for this position.
5. Preference for an afternoon audition on Saturday, July 30th or August 6th.

If you do not supply these five (5) things, you will not be considered. If you are not available for the days of auditions, callbacks/interviews, and rehearsals, please do not apply.

If you do not have weekend and evening availability, please do not apply now but check back on Portland Walking Tours website in January for our Spring hiring.

A. If we see a good fit, we will then email you with information for your audition date/time, what you will have to do at the audition, and more details on rehearsals & eventual employment.
B. Callbacks/interviews, if appropriate.

Please do not call.

This position requires you to own a mobile phone and have desktop/laptop-based high-speed Internet access in your home and check your email at least once per day. If you do not have daily high-speed Internet access at home (and not your favorite coffee shop) and a cell phone, please do not apply.

This is a part-time and on-call position and not full-time. We are not interested in receiving information from outside agencies. Must be at least 21 years old and eligible for employment in U.S. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

  • Location: Downtown Portland
  • Compensation: Starts at $11/hour + tips/gratuities
  • This is a part-time job.