We’re Hiring!

Food Tours of America is always looking for great people to join our team! If you love to perform, have a knack with people, and learn quickly, we would love to talk with you about the fabulous life of a part-time Dallas food guide. If you are a detail-oriented problem solver let’s talk about the part-time administrative work that keeps our tours running smoothly.

Want to join our team?  These are the following positions we are looking to fill.

Part-Time Tour Coordinators:

Are you a fanatically detail-oriented problem solver who goes the extra mile, cares about what you do, and can think fast? Our tour coordinators are the superheroes that keep our tours running smoothly.  These folks work from home, have flexible hours, and earn $10 per hour, plus a Friends & Family Ticket discount!  Must have a computer and Internet access, own a Smartphone, and be familiar with Excel. Email your resume to dallas@foodtoursofamerica.com, and include days/times of availability.

Part-Time Tour Guide Positions:

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Do you love Dallas? Do you love food? Can you command a crowd, make them laugh, and have everyone literally eating out the palm of your hand? If so, then this job is for you! Food Tours of America is seeking passionate, highly energetic and responsible people as Tour Guides. Leading a food tour is a combination of quick thinking on your feet, advanced storytelling, and herding cattle from one location to the next. We provide you all the training and get you up to speed. Once you’re up and leading a food tour, you’ll be amazed that you’re getting paid handsomely for something so ridiculously fun and rewarding. Positions are part-time and/or on-call. Only applicants living close to/in downtown or Uptown areas will be considered. Self-employed individuals and/or flexible schedules preferred. Both weekday and weekend positions available. Our walking tours run year round.

Characteristics We Look For:


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  • Star of the Show mentality. People just LOVE you!
  • Responsible, dependable, trustworthy, and on time every single time
  • Able to learn and deliver scripted material
  • Ability to learn and deliver scripted material. Coachable and easily accepts direction
  • Knowledgeable about Dallas’ food and entertainment scene
  • Warm, friendly and welcoming. Easily establishes rapport with every guest
  • Able to develop great relationships with the staff at our partner restaurants
  • Solid first impressions & well-balanced communication skills
  • Proficient voice control, expert eye contact, and active listening skills
  • Well-timed, respectful humor, and strong levels of empathy, charisma, & charm
  • Acute awareness of surroundings, ability to think fast and problem solve
  • Advanced storytelling talent and knack for reading and controlling an audience
  • Follows procedures, and is committed to pre and post tour administrative tasks

 

Pay

Paid training while on a tour is $10 per hour. Tour guides are service industry professionals so the majority of the compensation is from guest gratuities. We offer a $20 per hour guarantee, just in case. That said, our tour guides generally average between $20 and $35 per hour including gratuities. Tours are 3 to 4 hours. This includes arriving 30 minutes early to greet guests and allowing 30 minutes for post tour administrative tasks. Tour guides are required to own a smart phone or camera, have desktop/laptop-based Internet access in your place of residence, eat your vegetables (kidding), and check your email and voicemail at least once per day (not kidding).

Audition Instruction

  1. Check out www.FoodToursOfAmerica.com, check out our TripAdvisor Reviews, and visit our Facebook page to get a good feel for what we do.
  2. Email your resume to dallas@foodtoursofamerica.com
  3. Call 1-214-272-2327 and leave a voicemail with the following information:
    • Your full name and phone number
    • Which day(s) of the week (including weekends and evenings) you are available to lead tours
    • A witty explanation of why you’d make the perfect food tour guide!

Audition Process

  1. You will be invited to watch a tour in action where you will receive your audition materials.
  2. Practice the material.  Perfect the material. Perform the material.
  3. Submit a short audio or video audition via email.
  4. Get hired, schedule your training, and begin your tour guide adventure!

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