Bicycle Tour Guide
Part-time: July 2018 – May 2019
A Dream Job for Outdoor Loving Storytellers
As one of our Bicycle Tour Guides, you will be an ambassador for the city. Often as the first point of real contact for new visitors from around the world, you will connect to people of all ages, in a way that is thoughtful and fun.
You know how to tell stories with more than just flash and energy – you’re genuinely interested in people, and your stories create a connection, and encourage your guests to weave their own stories with yours.
You will be directly responsible for the safety and enjoyment of your customers, so knowledge of safe riding practices and experience riding in Toronto is essential. You’ll lead our award winning rides, on and off the beaten path, from the most popular landmarks and tourist spots to Toronto’s hidden neighbourhoods, parks, and locales.
Our guides come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all love the outdoors, live in (and love) Toronto, and are comfortable leading and entertaining groups. Maybe you’re a grad student who loves to talk about urban affairs, an actor who relishes the opportunity to tell a great story, a hospitality worker who loves taking care of customers, or just an avid cyclist who believes that the best way to get to know a city is on two wheels.
Either way, if you are driven by your love of your city, and your desire to show others why Toronto is great, then we want to talk to you! Or if you know someone who’d consider this their dream job – do them a favor and pass it along!
What we’re looking for
On a practical level, we need caring, personable, and responsible guides who have:
-> Experience riding a bicycle in an urban environment, and live in Toronto today
-> An ability to lead, organize, and entertain groups of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
-> Interest in history and current affairs, and in getting to know people from all over the world
-> Experience working with the public, in sales or customer service, or in speaking languages other than English would be an asset
-> Available to work weekdays (mornings, afternoons, evenings), and weekends/holidays as required
Working @ Toronto Bicycle Tours
Our Tour Guides get to work outside, meet interesting people from all over the world, and have a ball exploring our great city. All work is part-time (fixed days/shifts from July to mid October, and on call from mid October to end of May) with the possibility of mornings and/or afternoons and/or evenings. We realize people have other jobs and commitments and try to accommodate requested schedules for our guides. Pay is a competitive hourly wage with tips (you’ll see how much after the application).
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to: jobs(at)torontobicycletours.com
Please include a short paragraph describing why you would be a great ambassador for Toronto.
We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us with the “Need Help” button in the application.
We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.