Asheville Hiking Tours hires ecotour guides who have a STRONG understanding for local flora and fauna.
Want to work in the best office setting ever? We are a growing ecotour company based out of Asheville, guiding visitors in Pisgah National Forest and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Applicants with availability on weekends, and availability at least 3 days/week, strongly preferred! We tend to hire guides who live near Asheville, since we pick up guests in town before driving 40 minutes to the trails. 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. New guides help us with our two “standard” tours, and eventually a variety of Private Tours once somebody has spent more time with the company.
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. We help each other grow in our natural history expertise, so that we are confident to answer the variety of questions we receive on tours!
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!
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