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Career Details :: Tour Guides and Escorts
Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Escorts group on city and establishment tours, describes points of interest, and responds to questions.
- Provides directions and other pertinent information to visitors.
- Monitors visitors' activities and cautions visitors not complying with establishment regulations.
- Assumes responsibility for safety of group.
- Greets and registers visitors and issues identification badges and safety devices.
- Monitors facilities and notifies establishment personnel of need for maintenance.
- Performs clerical duties, such as filing, typing, operating switchboard, and delivering and collection of mail and messages.
- Carries equipment, luggage, or sample cases for visitors and provides errand service.
- Solicits tour patronage and collects fees and tickets from group members.
- Speaks foreign language to communicate with foreign visitors.
- Plans rest stops and refreshment items.
- Distributes brochures, conveys background information, and explains establishment processes and operations at tour site.
- Drives motor vehicle to transport visitors to establishments and tour site locations.
- Counter and Rental Clerks
- Flight Attendants
- Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
- Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters
- Travel Clerks
General Work Activities
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Performing for/Working With Public
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
- Assisting and Caring for Others
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Provide a Service to Others
- Deal With External Customers
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety