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Career Opportunities

Recruitment starts soon for our Hobart & Launceston Bases!

7 July 2016:  Our next round of recruitment will commence late August 2016/early September 2016.

Tours Tasmania operate tours out of our Hobart base and Launceston base.  So we employee Tour Guides that live in both Hobart and Launceston.

We run small group active day tours to some of Tasmania’s best National Parks.  We focus on the great short walks of Tasmania, wildlife, sightseeing, and high levels of interpretation along the way, sharing knowledge and passion for Tasmania’s special places.

We need motivated, friendly and service orientated people.  People  with a true love for the great outdoors and leading an active lifestyle.

Active Day Tours

Our Hobart based tour schedule:

Mt. Field, Mt Wellington and Wildlife Park
Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park
Tahune Airwalk and Hastings Caves
Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsula
Maria Island National Park

Our Launceston based tour schedule:

Cradle Mountain National Park
Wineglass Bay  & Freycinet National Park

Essential Requirements for our Tour Guides

Current First Aid Certificate **
Light Rigid Driving License **
Public Passenger Ancillary Certificate **
Working with Children Certificate **
Confident, experienced and competent driver of tour vehicles

** You must have the qualifications listed to be able to begin training.  We operate Toyota Hiace Commuters and Toyota Coasters and you are required to drive with Luggage Trailers on some of the tours.

Desirable Requirements

Sound knowledge of Tasmania, geography, culture, people, flora & fauna
Energetic, fit & healthy with an outdoor lifestyle
Dynamic, outgoing personality
Previous Tour Guiding experience with skills and knowledge that can translate to Tasmania
Leadership qualities and good time management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Face-to-face customer service experience
Good problem solving skills
Punctuality and ability to work under pressure
Safe & proficient driving ability
Basic mechanical understanding of vehicles
Travel and/or work experience – within Australia or overseas
Experience dealing with people from other countries and cultures
Fluency in spoken and written English
Additional language skills

A Tasmanian Ambassador

You are responsible for ensuring our clients have a positive and memorable experience in Tasmania. It can be hard work but extremely satisfying. Tour Guides must work with many different nationalities and personalities under ever-changing conditions. You need to build trust and friendship so an empathetic and flexible nature helps.

Roster and Schedule

We have 7-day a week departures so you will be required to work a rolling roster that incorporates some weekends and public holidays. You will also get opportunities between tours to relax and unwind.

4 weeks notice is required for organising time off.  Due to the nature of peak summer season demands, it is expected that full availability for tours is required from December – March.

Daily Duties include:

Driving our fleet of vehicles up to Toyota Coaster size (21 passengers)
Driving to a daily timetable & safely, picking up and dropping off guests from city accommodation, care of your vehicle and equipment including preventative maintenance checks; cleaning and tidying
Giving on-board talks, interpretative walks, fully participating in all aspects of the tour
Daily administration tasks

Basic Tour Guide Kit

To kit yourself out, here are a few essential things you will need to bring on tour:

Small First Aid kit
Covered shoes & Waterproof jacket
Day Pack
Extra Water

Probationary Tour Guide

We take the responsibility for the safety and well being of our guests very seriously. We must also support and prepare our guides. After successfully passing the training program, you will progress to probationary tour guide status.  You will continue to be assessed during this three month probationary period.

 

All applications can be emailed, resume and intro letter:
Attn:  Manager – Jennifer Winn
admin@tourstas.com.au