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Tour Guides and Escorts
District Of Columbia

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Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.09 - $20.41

Typical Annual Salary: $29,300 - $42,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Describe tour points of interest to group members, and respond to questions.
  • Escort individuals or groups on cruises, sightseeing tours, or through places of interest such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
  • Conduct educational activities for school children.
  • Monitor visitors' activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices.
  • Provide directions and other pertinent information to visitors.
  • Greet and register visitors, and issue any required identification badges or safety devices.
  • Collect fees and tickets from group members.
  • Drive motor vehicles to transport visitors to establishments and tour site locations.
  • Assemble and check the required supplies and equipment prior to departure.
  • Distribute brochures, show audiovisual presentations, and explain establishment processes and operations at tour sites.

tools & technology

  • Busses
  • Electronic charts or maps or atlases
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits
  • Passenger or automobile ferries
  • Touring bicycles

  • Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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