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Tour Guide

Denver Local Tours (DLT) hosts interviews for new local tour guides to join the Denver Local Tours team on an as-needed basis.

Part-Time Denver Tour Guide Position Description

Part-Time Job Opportunity – 1-4 days per week (about 3-12 hours/week)

Job Title: Denver Walking Tours Tour Guide

Deadline: ongoing, rolling applications accepted

Company Description: Denver Like A Local Tours, LLC, is a passionate, customer-focused, local walking tour company which launched tours in November 2017.  This is a long-term, part-time, contract position.

Job Summary:

If you think that you have the knowledge, the skills, and the passion to lead visitors on meaningful and fun excursions through the streets and structures of downtown Denver and make them fall in love with this city as much as you are, we want to meet you!

We currently do not have any full-time positions, and all of our guides are independent contractors who are able to lead tours 1-4 days each week (about 2-3 hours a day)  Tour guides lead their choice of a variety of tours: paid tours at various times, evening ghost tours that start as early as 5:30 pm and as late as 8 pm, RiNo street art tours, and/or private tours mornings, afternoons, and evenings, Whiskey and History Tours that start at 3 pm and go for 3 hours.

We are looking for team members who have any of the following criteria:

  • Knowledgeable about the city’s culture and history (full paid training with tour talking points provided)

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Previous group management experience

  • Passion for either leading tours or working with groups of people of all ages

  • Performance experience (stage, screen, music, improv, comedy, etc.)

  • Teaching experience

  • Tourism,Service Industry or travel industry experience

  • Madly in love with Denver

  • Fun-loving, friendly personality

  • Availability to lead 11:00 am group walking tours 1-4 days per week

The Tour Guide’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting walking tours in downtown Denver. Our most popular tour is our LoDo walking tour that follows a 1.5 mile route that begins and ends at Union Station. The tour takes approximately two hours.

  • Share historical information/stories (from provided talking points) in an entertaining, lively and engaging manner.  Stories include Denver “firsts,” conmen, ghosts,  and other less known pieces of history, moments, and events of Denver history that will keep customers entertained and intrigued.

  • Do observational research by taking part in other Denver Local Tour guides’ tours in order to gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of a tour guide and attributes of an amazing tour guide.

  • Follow an established paid training and paid professional development work plan for a 2-4 week period of time.

  • Begin hosting tours within one month of hire.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and be able to project voice so that a large group of people can clearly hear at all times

  • Ability to complete work by established deadlines

  • Able to lead tours at least one day or evening a week and be available for occasional night and weekend tours.

  • Superb group management skills

  • Dedication to outstanding customer service

  • Excellent speaking skills, with an ability to relay information to groups in a fun, unique way

  • Knowledge of Denver history, architecture, and key downtown Denver tourist destinations is preferred

  • Task oriented and highly motivated

  • Reliable and timely

  • High integrity and confidence

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member

  • Exceptional personality

  • Must be able to memorize talking points and relay them in an entertaining manner

  • Ability to stand/walk for 2+ hours, work safely, and lead groups safely through downtown Denver


  • Access to internet and computer

  • Interest and/or knowledge of Denver history is preferred

  • Prior performance, teaching, Service Industry, Tourism or group leadership experience is preferred

DLT Pay & Benefits:

  • This is a long-term contractor position.

  • Paid training and professional development – $15/hour.

  • Tour guide pay for all tours 11:00 am tours – $60 base pay + tips for our 2 hour tours ($70 + tips for 8-15 guests, $80 + tips for 16-20 guests, plus an additional $5 for every guest over 15 guests).

  • No benefits are available to contractors.

To Apply:

  • Please email a resume and, in place of a cover letter, please also send a quick video about your best day in denver or spookiest experience depending on which tour you are interviewing for to [email protected]

  • Confirmation of receipt of your application package will be emailed to you.