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Melbourne Tour Guide

TitleMelbourne Tour Guide 
LocationMelbourne
Hours8hrs/week on Saturdays & Sundays, increasing for successful candidates 
Salary$42,919 pro-rata with weekend/evening bonuses paid out at award rates + entitlements
Contract typePart Time 
Reports toGeneral Manager
Direct ReportsNone
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Have you “earned your stripes” managing a hospitality venue, working on the road as a tour guide, or performing on a cruise ship? Are you looking for the stability of a career-track job but don’t want to work a typical 9-to-5? Would you like to join a fast-growing business, and see your responsibilities increase as it does? If you answered yes, this may be the role for you.

In the aftermath of the devastating impacts of COVID-19, Depot is rebuilding its team of tour guides to deliver best-in-class tours. 

Working hand-in-hand with the General Manager, you’ll be the captain of fun as you lead our varied roster of walking tours. Start your day teaching the history, culture and cuisine of Melbourne with our 11am tour. Continue with a drink as you lead the festive Hidden Laneway Bars tour. Finish it all off with the atmospheric Melbourne After Dark tour. As we grow, your role can too, encompassing neighbourhood tours, themed tours, and private departures?

Operating under award rates, this role guarantees you’ll be paid fairly for working the undesirable hours tourism can sometimes bring. As the recovery continues, this role can evolve into a permanent position, with you taking on further responsibilities such as social media content creation (like this or this), sales, or product development.

This position suits a bright enthusiastic candidate looking to join a vibrant and exciting team.

About
Since its creation in 2017, Depot has grown to become Australia’s largest accredited walking tour operator.

Depot has been recognised both by industry and media, having been awarded industry accreditation through the Quality Tourism Framework (2019-2021), TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Award (2018-2021), and been featured on Today, ABC, Ten News, the the Daily Mail.

We believe in recruiting tour guides both within and outside our industry. Some of our past guides have included beer-makers, stand-up comedians, and ex-European tour guides from companies like Contiki and Fat Tire Tours.

Responsibilities

  • Guiding tours in the Melbourne CBD on Saturdays and Sundays (more shifts available as demand increases)
  • Leading small group tours of 12 guests at a time
  • Learn our key walking tours: a bar tour, a history tour and a night tour

Requirements

  • Adept at learning new technologies
  • Strong interpersonal written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing partner relationships
  • Self-starter, able to take initiative without direct supervision
  • Legal right to work in Australia

Preferred

  • Experience in the following sectors:
    • Hospitality 
    • Performing arts role 
    • Tourism and travel