Narrator- Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA at Historic Tours of America, Inc

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

JOIN OUR FUN-EMPLOYED FAMILY!

This is a GREAT opportunity to LEARN about the history of our city and
get to BRAG about it!!!

Become a CASTmember of the Nations Storyteller ®

Have fun offering Historic Tours of America’s ® tours and attractions while inviting guests to learn about our historical city while experiencing Arlington National Cemetery tours!

You've seen the original orange-and-green trolleys and Arlington National Cemetery Trolleys all over the city and probably thought, 'What a fun job that must be’. Well, you're absolutely right! For more than a quarter of a century, Old Town Trolley Tours have been treating guests to a journey back in time while touring the most interesting and popular attractions in the city.

Expand your performance repertoire as a tour guide and historical interpreter on the Arlington National Cemetery Tour ®

Come join the ranks of the FUN-employed on the Arlington National Cemetery Trolleys.

We are now holding interviews for our PAID training program that will thoroughly prepare you to be a professional tour guide!

Our ideal Tour Guides have a passion for helping people and making their vacation experience a memorable one. A sincere love of history and the culture of our city is ideal.

The Tour Guides may be required to work in a non-air-conditioned vehicle, on busy public streets in a safe, competent manner while entertaining guests by narrating a scripted sightseeing tour.

Tour Guides narrate several tours during each shift.

Full-Time, Part-Time and Seasonal positions may be available.

Weekends/Holidays Required.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • No prior knowledge is required, paid training is provided
  • Ability to perform on-your-feet routine physical activity
  • Ability to learn and memorize scripted materials and historical details
  • Ability to relay scripted story in an entertaining manner in the time allowed on a moving vehicle
  • Ability to be heard in a clear, audible voice by an audience
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and tolerate a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently over long periods of time within the scope of established rules and regulations to satisfy the needs of our guests
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and difficult people both in person and via the radio while maintaining a professional and pleasant demeanor
  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English in order to communicate with fellow CASTmembers and the general public
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred

CASTmember Benefits

  • All FT Employees are eligible for paid vacation time as well as company sponsored health and wellness plans
  • All FT, PT and Seasonal employees are eligible for:
    • Paid sick time
    • 401K plan with company matching * * Eligibility requirements must apply
    • Flexible schedules, including a combination of weekdays and weekends are available
    • Fun, upbeat work environment with various award and recognition celebrations throughout the year
    • Discounts in retail stores and free admission to all company attractions

 

Successful candidate must pass a drug test and a background search
EEO / VET / DISABLED