Okanagan Tour Guides

Full Time and Part Time Okanagan Tour Guides

No Experience Necessary

We are always on the lookout for the best Okanagan Tour Guides in Kelowna and Vernon.

Are you witty, charming, sociable, and selfless? How about courteous and charismatic? Are you a “people-person”? Do you like to have a lot of fun? Maybe you’re tired of being RETIRED? Are you a non-smoker? Are you well-groomed and have fresh breath? 

People say you’re fun and interesting. Some would also say, caring, reliable, genuine and principled. Your natural wit and humor are appreciated by others – not just yourself!!! 🙂 

You appreciate being: celebrated, heard, provided feedback on performance, given opportunities to learn new skills, given autonomy, and informed on the direction and strategy of the company.

You have excellent driving habits and a near-perfect driving record. (Driving vehicles, not golf balls silly 🙂 

Daily physical requirements of this position include excessive smiling and laughing, lifting up to 40 lbs., repeated driving, standing, walking, talking, ascending or descending stairs and ramps along with intermittent kneeling, pushing and pulling. Not unlike a round of Texas Scramble.

If I’ve described you – you are in for the time of your life! We have way too much fun and zero drama – except for sharing our wittiness and storytelling.

Our goal is to build the most recognized team of customer-focused professionals in the industry. An unstoppable force. Personally engaging, knowledgeable, professional raconteurs and true service aficionados who share colourful local history and interesting information (I.e. why Kal Lake’s colour ranges from cyan to indigo, about grape farming, wine and the wine industry, extinct volcanoes, and local legends – not your golf handicap 🙂

About Us

Cheers Okanagan Tours is a family-run multi-faceted tour and event transportation company with an unprecedented reputation for successfully delivering remarkable high-value experiential tours and seamless transportation solutions.

Since opening in 2016, Cheers Okanagan Tours Ltd. has exclusively received 100% 5-star reviews from past guests. With most reviews being full-bodied and expressive, they authenticate our passion and commitment at guaranteeing our guests enjoy truly exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime and unforgettable experiences.

We are wholly dependent on our customers. We believe our guests are not dependant on us, we are dependent on them. We are not doing them a favor by serving them, they are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so.

Our current repertoire of services include: Boat Tours, Yacht Tours, Group Tours, Private Tours, Accessible Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Myra Canyon Tours, High Spirits Tours, Top-Tier Wine Tours, Guided Pub Crawl Tours, Indigenous Experience Tours, Classic Farmer’s Market Tours, Bachelorettes and Group Tours, Farm, Orchard and Fruit Picking Tours, Combination and Multi-Day Adventures, Exclusive Long Table Vineyard Dinners, Corporate Events & Transportation, Ski Shuttles, Golf Shuttles, Concert Shuttles, Daily Airport Shuttles, Team-Building Events, Safe-Ride-Home® Program, Full Wedding Transportation, Private Airport Transportation, Dinner & Evening Transportation, Chauffeured Luxury SUV Transportation.

At Cheers! we are relentlessly focused on three simple ideas:

#1) To be the most recognized tour and transportation brand in the Okanagan.

#2) To be the top-rated employer in the Okanagan.

#3) To be the best-managed company in the Okanagan.

Check us out…

Kelowna Collective: http://kelownacollective.com/2017/07/cheers-wine-tour/

TripAdvisor: https://goo.gl/ZwPgtB

Cheers’ website: http://www.cheersokanagantours.com/rave-reviews/

Our thoughts on Service: “Customer Enthusiasm Is Our Obsession.”

Our thoughts on Quality: “Perfection Is Our Goal, Excellence Will Be Tolerated.”

Our thoughts on Teamwork: “No One Can Whistle A Symphony. It Takes An Orchestra To Play It.” And “None Of Us Is As Smart As All Of Us.”

Our thoughts on Customer Experience: “We desire our guests to experience once-in-a-lifetime moments – all day long.”

Often, countless, unseen details are the only difference between mediocre and magnificent. At Cheers! our commitment is doing a thousand little things exceptionally well. Simply put, we sweat the small stuff. As Eric O’Sullivan, General Manager of Sherwood Park Chevrolet & Sherwood Buick GMC recently said in his TripAdvisor review, “they execute everything perfectly”

Obsessed with achieving solid relationships across the board, we believe listening to, respecting and earning the privilege of our guests’, tourism partners’, employees’ and neighbours’ trust is critical.

Compensation

Our tour guide compensation package begins with a $15 an hour wage, 15% guaranteed gratuities, plus various commissions, spiffs, and performance bonuses. In 2018 the average compensation equalled $41 per hour and occasionally surpassed $100 per hour. PLUS there’s uncalculated additional gifts and gratuities at our guests’ discretion.

We’re of the opinion, whoever you choose to work with, you deserve the best. Most importantly, you deserve personal fulfilment. We understand meaningful recognition, clear company policies, career opportunities, and performance management are key drivers of employee engagement in our culture.

At Cheers we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy the benefits. We guarantee improved health! The Mayo Clinic says, “Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Laughter relieves your stress response and soothes tension. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.” https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/art-20044456  or consider Proverbs 17:22 “A happy heart is like a good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing.” Circa 700 BC

About You

We’re looking for exceptional people, the right people, people who are self-motivated by the inner drive to produce the best results, people who want to be a part of building something great.

In our opinion the old adage, “People are your most important asset” is wrong. People are NOT our most important asset. The right people are.

The right person has more to do with character traits and innate capabilities than with specific knowledge, background, or skills. We believe that when you have disciplined people, you don’t need hierarchy. When you have disciplined thought, you don’t need bureaucracy.

As far back as you can remember you have demonstrated an obsession for delivering absolutely exceptional customer service and hospitality. “Above-and-beyond” is intrinsically in your DNA. You can hardly help yourself from helping people. Perhaps something like, “I care.” is your “why”?

You have been dedicated to making everything you touched the best it could possibly be. Your moral code requires building excellence for its own sake. Your work ethic is exemplary! You’ve been complimented, commended, and cheered!

You’re likely a strong leader in your own right. You’re not afraid to contribute, even debate or argue. At the end of the day, your highest priority is the common good of the company, not your own interests.

Words like disciplined, diligent, methodical, demanding, consistent, focussed and accountable describe you or maybe even excite you.

If you’re convinced you have most of what it takes, we’d appreciate the privilege of hearing from you.

How to Apply

Please email Allen at [email protected]  Create a unique cover letter and inform (convince) Allen and the Cheers! hiring team why you think you’d make a renowned 5-star tour guide. What sets you apart from typical, mediocre “designated drivers”?

What have you done you’re exceptionally proud of? If you’ve earned the title of best boss, best mom, best dad, best counsellor, best coach, MVP, best teacher, best leader, best employee, miss congeniality, etc., say so, and be sure to include the written endorsements and references, or an image of the plaque(s).

Although conveying your pride, self-respect, self-esteem, honor, privilege, and dignity is somewhat of an art, nevertheless, we need a convincing, captivating, and compelling reason to consider hiring you. If you can’t sell yourself, you’re not qualified to represent Cheers.

Successful applicants will be required to get their BC Class 4 Unrestricted Driver’s Licence and be able to prove they can have fun – all day long.

Cheers! is privileged to be a Corporate Sponsor of COPS FOR KIDS Charitable Foundation. Devoted to helping little hearts in our community.

BC Passenger Transportation Branch License 72224. National Safety Code Certified. WCB ICBC CGL Insured. A Legitimate Tour and Transportation Company.

“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire motivated people and inspire them.” Simon Sinek

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