We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic tour guides to help us showcase Duluth and the Segway Personal Transporter (PT) riding experience on guided tours. Applicants must have excellent oral communication skills, a good memory for and love of historic facts about Duluth and a sincere desire to share these with our many visitors to Duluth. Tour guides will give group and individual riding and safety instruction to our guests, guide the tours through a pre-established routes, observe your tour guests for compliance with all safety instructions and policies of Duluth Glides that you may provide, and simultaneously operate your own PT while narrating the tour on our wireless transmitter/receivers that each guest will wear. The Lead Tour Guide will be responsible for the conduct and safety of the tour. On tours comprised of more than 6 riders, the tour will have a “Lead” guide at the front and a “Rear” guide who will be at the end of the single file tour. The rear guide will assist in training, distribute literature to passersby, assist with traffic control crossing streets, and observe the safe operation of the Segway PT by our guests from the rear, as well as learn the narration from the more experienced Lead.
This is seasonal part time employment, and guides may post for specific tours from a well-defined tour schedule or, if available, accept a private tour during non-scheduled tour times. Applicants should be college educated, with previous public speaking experience and have flexible availability weekdays and weekends during the Segway Tour season. The tour schedule ramps up from weekends only in May, to 6 days a week mid-summer. There may be multiple tours per day. In September the schedules slowly winds down throughout the month, to weekends only during October. Compensation will be by tour conducted, which range from 1 to 3 hours long, with 2 to 4 hours total duty time at $12-$19/hr depending on level of training/responsibility and the number of different tours qualified to lead. Home study will be required. Additionally, gratuities are welcome and common from our guests. For more information about us, the tours, or our 5 star reviews, please click on “Segway Tour Info” tab or “Customer Reviews” tab at the top of this page or scroll through the pictures of each tour to see more.
Yes, you get to ride a Segway throughout Duluth all summer and get paid to do it!!! Please send resume to DuluthGlides@gmail.com. No phone calls please.