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Tour Guide Posted on Jan 05, 2018 by Skyland Tours Ltd.

  • Location Banff, AB
  • Earnings $20.00 to $25.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 300 to 600 hours per year
  • Position Casual Part Time
  • Vacancies 2 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Mar 01, 2018
Job Requirements

Employer

Skyland Tours Ltd.

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Language Pairs

Japanese/English

Number of Tours Guided

5 - 10

Other Languages

Japanese

Geographical Areas of Specialization

Canada

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Local Tour Guide Certification

Experience

1 to less than 7 months

Tours Focus

  • Train tours
  • Theme parks
  • Sightseeing
  • Historical sites
  • Bus tours

Specific Skills

  • Utilize microphones or other communication devices
  • Resolve itinerary and other problems
  • Provide information on tipping customs, currency exchange rates, metric conversion and other details
  • Ensure and monitor luggage transfers
  • Develop and deliver commentaries
  • Describe points of interest
  • Confirm transportation and accommodation reservations
  • Co-ordinate recreation activities
  • Attend to hotel, airport, train and other check-in and check-out procedures
  • Attend to international border crossings
  • Co-ordinate activities with local tour guides or leaders of performance groups
  • Assist clients/guests with special needs
  • Transport or escort individuals or groups on tours of cities, waterways and industrial and other establishments
  • Conduct guided tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information

Work Site Environment

Outdoors

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Willing to travel
  • Willing to travel for extended periods
  • Willing to travel overnight
  • Travel expenses paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Tight deadlines

Work Location Information

  • On-site customer service
  • Various locations

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Reliability
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

By e-mail:

hr@skyland.com

Advertised Until

Mar 01, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Tour Guide is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Tour Guides
SOCIAL

Interest in speaking to sightseers to answer questions; may sell souvenirs

METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to describe points of interest, supply information and provide historical and cultural facts related to the site

directive

Interest in making transportation and other arrangements

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Travel Guides
SOCIAL

Interest in speaking to sightseers when visiting and describing points of interest

METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to confirm reservations for transportation and accommodations, and to meet prepared itineraries

directive

Interest in planning and carrying out recreational activities; and in resolving problems with itineraries, service and accommodations

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn More

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