Banff Open Top Tours Interpreter

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit - Banff, AB
Full-time, Part-time, Temporary


What will be your daily pursuit?:
act as a character interpreter in a 1930's role while safely operating the Open Top Tour vehicle
What perks can you expect?:
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Seasonal work experience in iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring locations
Fast-paced and active position – get your step counter ready!
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations
Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks
What will you do in this job?:
Entertain visitors to Banff with an energetic, interactive and historical “Best of Banff” interpretative experience
Welcoming all guests while engaging period character and ensuring they have all information they require for their Open Top experience
Delivering scripted interpretive content in a fun and engaging way both on and off the tour
Operate Open Top sales base including street team/marketing activities, ticket sales, preparation of manifests, POS and cash handling
Execute Open Top food and beverage program including professional service assistance according to set operating procedures at Banff Cruise Beer Voyage, Farm and Fire and Banff Gondola
Communicate with and grow partnerships with area vendors including local hotels, visitor information services, and regulatory (i.e. Town of Banff, Parks Canada)
Safe operation of the Open Top experience vehicle including daily vehicle inspections and transportation logs
Plan for and implement roof management; monitor weather conditions and determine roof requirements; remove or install as necessary
Full vehicle sanitization and cleaning, inside and out according to Pursuit Safety Promise and guest experience standards
Other duties as required
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
Selected candidates will perform a short monologue to be performed during their audition
Active member of this exciting acting troupe presenting a historically based tour through the Canadian Rockies
This fun exciting new tour portrays Banff in 1930’s Western Canada and its evolution in the Wild West
Dressed in authentic 1930’s era costumes, the Character Interpreters will perform a variety of scripts in the heart of the iconic Rocky Mountain town of Banff
Live acting facilitates the opportunity for improvised interactions which completes the tours immersive guest experience
Use of props, costumes and even lingo to get guests involved in this whirlwind tour through the era to current times
More than a guide in the traditional sense, Open Top interpreters wear the hats of; memory maker, experience developer, purveyor of passion, time traveler and smile provider
Acting or theatrical experience; an audition is required
Excellent verbal communication and public relations skills, and the ability to imaginatively develop and project a character; fluent in English with other languages an asset
Familiarity with historical interpretation
Willingness to wear required period costume and engage 1930’s characteristics/lingo
Ability to deliver the timebound script accurately and bring tours to life
Dynamic, outgoing, energetic personality with a good sense of humor; quick to smile, laugh and put others at ease
Experienced in group management
Safe food handling certification (Smart-serve /Pro-serve )
POS or retail/cash handling experience
Ability to follow a timeline and maintain a schedule
Physical ability & flexibility to lift 40lbs overhead; may be required to climb up to 2.9 m/9 ‘
Safety minded with a Class 4 Driver's license. Must be willing to obtain, we can provide assistance/guidance through this process for the right candidates
Flexibility in schedule to work evenings and weekends
What will your work environment be like?:
This fun, summer job runs from April or May to October, 2021
Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun!
Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks
Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi
Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required
Full time and part time positions available
This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole.

To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required.

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