Job: Cycle Tour Guide – LifeCycle Adventures

Posted by on June 24th, 2016 at 12:30 am

Job Title *
Cycle Tour Guide

Company/Organization *
LifeCycle Adventures

Job Description *
Lifecycle Adventures has over ten years of experience running self-guided trips in California, Hawaii, Oregon, the San Juan Islands, and Tuscany. We also operate Guided tours in Oregon.

We are seeking Cycle Tour Guides to help fill support needs for a very busy tour schedule in our Oregon Operations. We tour Willamette Valley, Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Strong communication skills
• Patient, yet upbeat, attitude
• Enthusiastic cyclist
• Capable bike mechanic
• Prior tour guiding or related experience preferable
• Knowledge of local history, culture, and nature
• Clean driving record and proper licensing
• Current First Aid/CPR Certification
• Capable of lifting bikes and luggage
• Must be available to lead trips during peak seasons July to September
• Diligence, firm with commitments and good team ethics

CERTIFICATIONS/OTHER QUALIFICATIONS – a plus, yet not all required:
• Preferably resident of Portland area or immediate vicinity
• Prior tour guiding or related experience preferable
• Commercial driving license a plus
• Able to drive multi-passenger van with a trailer (hitch) a plus
• Fluency in a foreign language a plus
• Culinary and wine expertise a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES (Self-Guided):
• Start, manage and end, multi-day self-guided, inn-to-inn cycling vacations for couples & small groups.
• Provide personal and responsive service throughout trip in a safe and responsible way including:
o Initial transfer and briefings
o Guest and luggage transfers
o End-of day contact and 24 hour telephone support
o Coordinate with Operations Manager for days off or hours away for trips you are running
o Support van response for help requests
o End of trip pick-up and transfer
• Drive 8-passenger support van with roof racks
• Learn prescribed routes and historical information
• Maintain a good working relationship our partners – innkeepers, restaurant owners, bike rental companies and our office staff
• Communicate with sales and operations managers any questions, problems, feedback
• Report any accidents or injuries per the operation manual protocol

RESPONSIBILITIES (Guided):
• Guide week-long, inn-to-inn cycling vacations for groups of up to 16 adults, with overnight stay.
• Drive 9 to 15-passenger support van with roof racks or trailer system
• Lead Guests as an on-bike guide when necessary
• Learn prescribed routes and historic information and give daily briefings
• Facilitate social interaction between guests of varied ages and backgrounds
• Manage prescribed tour logistics in a safe and responsible way
• Maintain a good working relationship our partners – innkeepers, restaurant owners, bike rental companies, and our office staff
• Communicate with sales and operations managers any questions, problems, feedback
• Report any accidents or injuries per the operation manual protocol
• Be available for on-call support 24 hours a day when trips are running
• Coordinate with Lead Guide for days off or hours away during the day when trips are running.

PHYSICAL TASKS:
• Capable of cycling 40 to 60 miles along varied terrain
• Capable of lifting items of up to 60 to 80 pounds and lifting 35 pound bikes overhead
• Capable of sitting (mostly while driving) or standing for periods of 1 to 3 hours

JOB TYPE/CONTRACT:
• This is a contract, part-time, seasonal job.
• Tour schedules are variable; Assignments can range from one day to seven consecutive days.

COMPENSATION:
• Day Rate and Gratuities as applicable– to be discussed at interview

How to Apply *
INTERESTED CANDIDATES:
1. EMAIL resume’ and list of references with contact information to: laura@lifecycleadventures.com

Qualified candidates will be contacted by email accordingly.

2. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE FOR JOB ENQUIRIES . Our Sales staff will not be able to assist you with job questions.

3. Visit our website to learn more about us:
www.lifecycleadventures.com

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