APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2018 SEASON

COMPANY MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide safe, fun, and unforgettable experiences though superior customer service that creates memories and smiles that last a lifetime. 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • We will ONLY consider applicants who have legal work authorization in France. Please don't bother submitting an application unless you hold an EU passport, or valid working papers.
  • We will only consider individuals that have completed at least two years of independent full time work or University, as a potential candidate for employment.
  • A general working knowledge of Paris' neighborhoods, metros, museums, restaurants, and other points of interest is a useful skill.
  • Previous knowledge of French history and tourism is not a requirement, but if you are interested in these things then this is the job for you.
  • Candidates should enjoy being around people of all backgrounds and working in a busy environment. You should get a thrill from addressing large groups, have a fun personality, the ability to quickly adapt to changing situations, an interest in international travel, integrity, and a large smile. We're only looking for applicants with a strong sense of team spirit and those who are willing to pitch in to get the job done.
  • Ability to speak French is not required for our Guide or Host positions, but is a great bonus. Our Customer Service & Purchasing position is our only position where conversational French is a requirement.
  • From top to bottom, we help each other out whenever needed; flexibility is the name of the game. This might mean that your help is required to complete tasks that are not usually part of your day to day responsibilities, such as purchasing, customer service, bike assistance, customer check in, and many more.

TOUR GUIDE AND HOST

Since our foundation in 1999, we have been at the forefront of tourism in Paris, and we offer some of the most comprehensive ways of visiting this beautiful city, sharing it’s wonders with people from all over the world! Our renowned tradition of exceptional tour quality and superior customer service would not be possible without our top class team of Guides and Hosts.

Our guides ensure that everything runs smoothly, and that our guests have a great time on tour, day in day out. As the face of our company, candidates must have exceptional customer service skills, be extremely organized, and able to work well both as part of a team and individually. Our staff wear many hats: guide, confidant, problem solver, conversationalist, leader, care giver, and general rock star! Guiding tours with us is a highly sought-after position demanding lots of cultural and historical knowledge and above-all, extraordinary people skills. Those are the obvious qualifications, but no less important is the ability to work very flexible hours and have a strong sense of team pride.

Guides are initially trained on a combination of our core city tours, both on two feet and on two wheels (walks, monuments, bikes and Segways), and as your expertise and competency grows so does the portfolio of tours you can give. While guides spend the majority of time out on tour showing our customers a great time, they also spend some of their time working as hosts in both of our busy offices.

During time spent hosting, staff are responsible for a wide range of tasks, from sizing customers for bikes to dealing with any reservation issues and helping to answer any questions that they may have. A dynamic position like this requires sunny warm personalities who are able to graciously direct people where they need to go, and who are happy to work outside and on their feet in every kind of weather, fielding the same questions over and over, while always remaining calm and cheery.

Last but by no means least, while we love sunny days, we do many tours in the howling wind and pouring rain. Whatever happens out there, we really shine when adversity comes knocking! Regardless of whether you are leading a tour, or caring for a group in our office, you're expected to be a powerful presenter and confident public speaker. Your delivery of information should be clear, inspire confidence, and engage our guests. You are compassionate, patient, and have an unwavering sense of humor. Your warmth and dynamic personality shines through as you relay information to our guests. In short, you love being with people and people love being with you! In our busy offices our number one priority is making sure that our guests have a great time.

CUSTOMER SERVICE STAFF AND PURCHASER

There are many steps a tourist takes before becoming one of our happy customers. Behind the scenes, we have a dedicated team of people who are the first point of contact for anybody considering taking a tour with us.

Our customer service staff, reservations and purchasing team, is a key part of our ability to provide a great experience for our guests. Unlike the guides and hosts, who interact face-to-face with our customers, this job is more behind the scenes. They say "lots of little things make big things happen" and this is certainly true of the little details this job entails.

This role involves answering client calls and emails, responding to their queries about the company, our tours, reservations, and Paris in general. Very often you will be the first point of contact a client has with our company, and it is crucial they have a great first impression. Other tasks covered by the team include ticket purchasing, data entry, and managing inventory information in our reservations system.

This role requires someone who not only has a strong work ethic and keen attention to detail, but who is computer literate and comfortable working in an office, on the phones and/or computer all day. Quite literally, a mistake on your part has the potential to ruin someone's vacation. If you don't want that responsibility, then this job is not for you.

SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADOR

We are seeking part-time Social Media Ambassadors to join our family. The Social Media Ambassador is an essential role, acting as Fat Tire Tours’ voice and visual identity on social platforms. Success in this position comes from a contagious love of your city and the local culture, an obsessive attention to detail, strong creative instincts, and a commitment to structure and organization.

Qualified candidates have a proven track record in social community management and growing followings and engagement on platforms that include Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. It’s imperative that you love your city, care that people see its best side while visiting, and spend weekends exploring different neighborhoods because you love finding something new! This position is responsible for delivering weekly Instagram live stories that capture the best that the city has to offer, an inside look at our tours, and special tips for travelers. The Social Media Ambassador will interface directly with the Director of Marketing and Marketing Content Manager to help develop a well thought social content calendar using a variety of online tools (Google docs, Hootsuite, Facebook, etc.). The perfect candidate is able to adapt to the Fat Tire Tours tone and voice and contribute basic copywriting for social media captions.

For more details on the position and how to apply, please click here.