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Asheville Hiking Tours hires guides who have a strong understanding for local natural history.  

Want a job outside? Our tours are Covid-compliant! Applicants with availability on weekends, and availability at least 3 days/week, strongly preferred! Positions open immediately. Since we meet guests either 40 minutes southwest or 25 minutes east of downtown Asheville, we tend to hire guides who live near Asheville, Pisgah Forest (Brevard area) or Black Mountain. We seek knowledgeable and charismatic people who want to share their love for nature with travelers from around the world! Asheville Hiking Tours’ guides are responsible for leading engaging, theme-based ecotours about the natural history of the Southern Appalachians: view our current guides here. A knowledge and strong passion for Appalachian flora and fauna is a requirement.

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. 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 (and an unbeatable work environment!)

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 around the winter holidays.

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 shortly! 

Application Requirements:

  1. The below survey is REQUIRED for your application to be complete. Scroll down to make sure your survey was successfully submitted before you close the browser. 
  2. A resume is REQUIRED for your application to be complete. Please send your resume to [email protected]

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