Day Tour Guide Position
We are looking for motivated people who believe they can deliver outstanding tours in order to earn more than just a standard wage.
You should apply if…
- Guiding groups of openminded young backpackers sounds like a fun & rewarding job.
- You are passionate about Bratislava & Slovakia’s culture/people/history & you want to share it with our foreign visitors.
- Meeting people from all walks of life & all corners of the globe in just a single tour inspires you.
- Earning more than a standard guide wage by delivering more than a standard tour sounds fair & exciting.
- You understand that a flexible job requires total reliability.
-Tour Guide Certificate (Certifikat Sprievodcu CR) – useful but not required for cultural guide position
-Fluency in English
-A positive friendly attitude & lots of energy
Most importantly, we are looking for people who will view our tours as more than just a job. People who really care about the experience that our foreign guests receive.
To apply please send us an up to date CV in English, a photo of yourself and 200 words in English why you believe you’d be a successful guide for Be Free Tours.
Many of our guides have been with us for years & are very happy working for us. Here are just a few reasons why:
– The job is fun!
While informing our guests of the cultural/historical facts of Bratislava is obviously crucial to our tours, we also strive to keep our tours light-hearted & entertaining. We also like to keep our guests involved in the tour by making them interactive ie..we have a language game to teach our guests some Slovak & we love to entertain them by telling them all about our crazy slovak traditions.
Our guests have fun being on our tours & our guides have fun leading them. Many of our former-guides who no longer have time to work for us complain that they miss working on the tours 🙂
– Our guests are international, young & open-minded
While on other tours in Bratislava you’d typically lead one group from one country each tour, our tours are made up of lots of little groups from all over the world. Guiding a typical group of 25 for us would include single travelers, couples, and small groups of friends from 10 or more countries all the way from Venezuela to Singapore, from Iceland to South Africa. It’s more than just a tour, it’s a cultural exchange.
And while everyone is welcome to join, the majority of our guests are in their 20s, very friendly & open-minded & this leads to a fun, positive experience for both guests and guides.
– You can network & meet friends for life from all over the world
This can be more than just a job, it’s a fantastic networking opportunity. Guests making friends with our guides is standard. Facebook is often exchanged at the end of our tours & our guides have often met up with our guests in their home country at a later date. If you want to make new friends or new contacts from around the world then this the job for you.
– We are very flexible employers
We understand that many of our guides have other commitments such as university, second jobs, occasional holidays, summer jobs, family commitments etc. etc. & we strive to be as flexible with shifts as possible. We work on a two week roster in order to give our guides the amount of shifts they want at any specific time. Our guides pull together as a team to ensure that all shifts are filled and help each other out.
Pub Crawl Guide Position
Be Free Tours is seeking nightlife guides, animators, assistants and ticket sellers to join our young dynamic team for our events Bratislava Pub Crawls. These nightlife tours occur every evening in the bars & clubs of Bratislava where our guides, working in teams, take friendly young international tourists between bars to give them a taste of Slovakian nightlife.
These are not stag do’s but nightlife tour for erasmus aged backpackers from countries like Australia, US, Canada, England, Sweden, Spain, South America etc. The vibe is relaxed & fun with Pub Crawls taking place 3 times a week (Tuesday, Friday & Saturday) in winter and every night from the beginning of June. Shift times from 9pm to 1am.
Salary is 8 euros per hour/30-40 euros per night (4 hours).
Applicants must have English at a communicative level, be responsible, friendly, energetic, sociable and love meeting new people. The right applicant will love the job but understand that we expect professionalism at all times. Please send us your CV in English with a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be looking forward to personal meeting.