Contract job giving regular 2.5-hour historical walking tours of Melbourne
Requires an interest in history, passion for Melbourne, and ability to speak in front of a crowd of up to 40 people
Perfect for out-of-work actors, people with an experience tour guiding
Tours operate on a tips-basis, which can be lucrative — typical earnings are $70-200 per 2.5-hour tour — but can also mean income is not guaranteed
What we are looking for
Walks 101 is looking for bright, enthusiastic, curious people to lead walking tours around the city. Our daily walking tours appeal to visitors around the world who want to learn Melbourne’s culture, history, and attitude.
We offer daily tours of Melbourne, our 11 am Free Walking Tour, which operates on a pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth basis, and a group of paid tours, which pays out a fixed fee.
Our guides are independent contractors. Working with Walks 101 means you can set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you choose. It also means your earning potential is unlimited. (Our guides report an average earning of $40-70/hour.)
Performance ability — Speaking to large groups of up to 40 people at a volume from which you can be heard
Research — Successful applicants will develop their own unique walking tour, both through independent research and shadowing our existing guides
Attention to detail — Record-keeping is an essential part of the tour guiding gig
Reliability — You must honour commitments to give tours 100% of the time
Legal — You must be legally allowed to work in Australia and comply with Australian law regarding self-employment and registration.
Language — You must speak English (if you’re bilingual, please let us know too)
Our selection process
Our selection process includes a group interview which will include a three-minute speech given without notes based on your own research into an assigned topic. A successful candidate will be invited to start giving walking Melbourne tours when they feel ready.
If interested, please submit an application with a resumé, and photo to [email protected] and one of our team will be in touch.