Savannah Ghost Tour Guide

Genteel & Bard | A Luxury Savannah Touring Co. - Savannah, GA

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SUMMARY

Genteel & Bard is Savannah’s premiere luxury southern lifestyle and Savannah touring company. We also run the highest-rated, top-ranked ghost tour experience in Savannah. Check out our customer reviews on TripAdvisor.

We are looking to add fresh talent to our tour guide presence.

  • This is more than a short-term gig. We offer performance bonuses, consistency, and a superlative opportunity for great pay in addition to work/life balance. This is the perfect long-term position for artists, aspiring entrepreneurs, teachers, professors, university students, or those with history in the luxury travel sphere.
  • Each of our guests are treated with kind enthusiasm and respect - like treasured family. We offer Savannah’s luxury-grade touring experience. Our guides,

(Savannah Hosts), are expected to perform a cut above the rest. T.C., co-owner of the company, has a personal history with guest-relations with Four Seasons Resorts. We bring the same level of commitment to service and guest satisfaction. Our individual guests are not just a ticket sold – they are valued customers who have gifted us with two hours of their Savannah vacation. We aim to make these the most memorable and fun two hours of their trip.

  • Genteel & Bard runs a historically accurate, history-heavy ghost tour, with an emphasis on heightened entertainment value. Those with a true passion for history, ghost stories, and performance are encouraged to apply.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead groups of up to 25 guests on two-hour ghost tours of Savannah’s Historic District
  • Memorize large quantities of information, (Savannah’s dark history and ghost lore) assimilate, and deliver it back in a consistent, energetic, engaging, and true-to-self fashion
  • Exhibit southern hospitality, respect, etc. We refer to our guests as ma’am and The good time and satisfaction of our guests is our TOP PRIORITY.
  • Conduct oneself with confidence and professionalism in an ever-diverse presence of personalities, cultures, ages, etc.
  • Exhibit problem-solving and risk management skills – from monitoring guest safety, to calming raucous parties, to off-handed guest commentary
  • Adhere and contribute to the company culture of honesty, dependability, open communication, and respect
  • Promptness – fifteen minutes early is on time.
  • Assume the responsibility of representing Genteel & Bard and the city of Savannah with the upmost dedication to kindness, politeness, and professionalism
  • Understand and assume the responsibility of historical accuracy and dedication to the honor of sharing that history
  • Occasionally represent Genteel & Bard as a guide to high-profile luxury travelers, journalists, bloggers, and hospitality professionals
  • Absolute compliance to the City of Savannah Codes of Compliance for tour guides

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have an appreciation for and love of Savannah history, heritage, and folklore, and be excited to share it
  • Basic understanding of the importance of body language in storytelling
  • Superlative Communication Skills, Public Speaking / Oratory Skills
  • Comfortable with eye contact and engaging on a human level with other humans
  • Quick Witted, Light on Your Feet
  • Outgoing, performance-fueled, high-energy
  • Capable of reading a crowd
  • Appreciation and respect for the power of a first impression and passion for making a great one
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends. However, we are a family-owned company, so we will never force anyone to work a holiday or miss important family functions given adequate notice. (*We will ask that guides work Halloween night – but if you have a child/children, we will do our best to work around a trick-or-treating schedule for you so you don’t miss important time with family)
  • Capable of being on foot for extended periods of time during potentially inclement weather
  • Comfortable with basic technology and willing to take personal responsibility for audio software, etc.

COMPENSATION:

$30 per hour / per 2-hour tour

+ tips (can range from $0 - $200+ per tour)

Periodic performance bonuses

Training Period consists of unpaid self-directed content study + self-guided rehearsal, in addition to in-person guided training and tour rehearsals which pay $10 per hour.

The length of the training period relies heavily on self-motivation. The faster you excel, the sooner you can start

MUST HAVE:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Reliable Transportation

PLEASE NOTE: Background Check and Drug Test will be Conducted Prior to Hiring

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $30.00 /hour

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)