Carriage Tour Guide

Old South Carriage Co Charleston , SC 29401

Posted 2 weeks ago

As an Old South Carriage Company tour guide, you will showcase Charleston's history and beauty by combining your confidence, charm, knowledge of Charleston history, and storytelling skills to delight our guests. You'll master strong equestrian skills to safely drive our beautiful draft horses on a carriage tour of the peninsula.

In addition to providing accurate historic tours and engaging haunted tours of Charleston, you'll answer our guest's questions pertaining to Charleston, its rich history, and even its dining options. We want our guests to not only enjoy our tour, but enjoy their entire visit to our city.

As a premier tour operator, we have high standards that you will help us maintain. We put a premium on quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. We also require all of our guides to be certified by the City of Charleston (if you're not certified already, we'll help!).

Charleston is a popular tourism destination, and we're a top provider of iconic carriage tours, so expect a rapid pace in this rewarding job.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Carriage Tour Guide

  • Provide excellent customer service to our guests
  • Drive a horse and carriage safely throughout Downtown Charleston
  • Give accurate historic tours and engaging haunted tours

About Old South Carriage Company

Old South Carriage Company is a family owned business that was established in 1983 with 3 horses and one small carriage. Today, with 30+ horses and a fleet of carriages, Old South Carriage offers what you would expect from a large touring company without sacrificing the personal commitment unique to a family owned business. We are a premier tour operator with a focus on serving our Charleston visitors with unsurpassed hospitality, and providing excellent equine care to our horses. We believe that providing the best experience starts with hiring the best tour guides.

Requirements

  • Successfully obtain certification from the City of Charleston (Palmetto Guild Certification) we provide study materials, training and coaching
  • Must have valid drivers license
  • Must be engaging, well-spoken, and personable
  • Pass pre-employment Drug Screen

Benefits

  • Industry-leading pay ($35-$40 per tour, plus tips). Our pay is considered the highest in this market. Guides are placed on a progressive per tour wage plus receive excellent cash tips from our guests.
  • Free Parking for all staff
  • Flexible scheduling around a 40 hour work week
  • Opportunities for continuing education
  • Professional growth and advancement opportunities
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