Do you love the Appalachians? Come work for us! Though we are not currently hiring guides for the 2019 season, we always welcome applications from personable and skilled naturalists.
Asheville Hiking Tours is searching for knowledgeable and charismatic people who want to share their love for nature with travelers from around the world! We seek Asheville-based individuals for part-time positions as tour guides and/or overnight trip leaders. Our guides are responsible for leading engaging, theme-based ecotours about the natural history of the Southern Appalachians. Therefore, a knowledge and strong passion for Appalachian flora and fauna is a requirement. We also provide transportation on tours, so guides must have an NC driver’s license, clean driving record and comfort level driving large passenger vans.
A great tour guide is the most critical element of a tour, so we importantly seek personable, professional and fun guides! Candidates must thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to interact with and entertain guests on a tour. Hiking tour difficulty ranges from very easy to difficult, depending on the tour. For example, our Smoky Mountain Elk Tour includes a ½-mile hike but our Summit Hiking Tour includes a 6 ½-mile hike. Candidates do not have to be hiking experts, since a majority of our tours include easy to moderate hikes.
Asheville Hiking Tours is a team-oriented company, and our guides get together regularly for meetings and celebrations! We offer competitive wages, perks (friends and family join tours for free) and seasonal bonuses.
Lastly, we try to accommodate preferred schedules, but it is important that interested candidates understand the variable nature of tour bookings. Some weeks, we run multiple tours a day and we are slammed! Other weeks, we run fewer tours. Our busiest season is March through October, and we close for most of January and February.
If you are interested in being a Tour Guide with Asheville Hiking Tours, please submit the two Application Requirements below, and we will contact you within 1 week!
- A 10-question survey is REQUIRED for your application to be complete. Please complete the 10 questions below. Scroll down to make sure your survey was successfully submitted before you close the browser.
- A resume is REQUIRED for your application to be complete. Please send your resume to [email protected]