Once in a Lifetime Opportunity working in Nice and on the French Riviera in 2017

Are you passionate about life in the South of France?

Have you made a lifestyle choice to move or live here because you have discovered something special here that you have not found anywhere else?

Would your dream job be to share this love with the world?

Overview

TAG TOURS / A Taste of Nice Tours run a number of top ranked tours and wine tastings in Nice and on the French Riviera:

Working as a tour guide is a demanding but highly rewarding job. In fact, it’s more of a passion than a job as you have to consistently provide high quality tours and maintain a friendly and positive attitude. In return, you get to spend a lot of time with people from all over the world with a variety of backgrounds. And remember – the vast majority of people coming on tour are in a good mood, as it’s their holiday. Your job is to help turning their holiday into magic!

We are currently looking for suitable candidates for our open positions.

Company Mission Statement

We believe that experiences are worth more than material possessions and so do our customers. We provide quality tours sharing our passions and knowledge of the region with the world.

Our mission is to provide thoughtful and fun insider access to Nice and the French Riviera. Our guests should feel like a long lost friend has just showed them the best of Nice and the French Riviera.

Quality assurance

We have rigorous quality processes that involve regular monitoring of our tours and we pride ourselves in our training program that is there to help successful applicants consistently deliver five-star experiences!

General Requirements – please apply only if you can say YES to these questions

  • You can work in France legally (you hold an EU or EEC passport or hold a valid work permit)
  • Your speak English proficiently and you are used to interacting professionally with an Anglo/Saxon and international crowd
  • You are a good storyteller and have a natural ability to entertain
  • You are outgoing, open minded, energetic and fun
  • You enjoy being around people of all backgrounds
  • You are the kind of person that will strike an instant connection with Anglophone and international tourists
  • You are not scared of standing in front of people and managing a group
  • You are safety conscious
  • You are able to learn and retain a lot of information quickly
  • You are able to use a smartphone (for scheduling purposes)
  • You have a passion for our region
  • You have a winning smile

Please apply by clicking on the Application Form tab above.

Nice-to-haves

  • Ideally, you live in Central Nice for some time already
  • You have a general working knowledge of Nice and the French Riviera, its points of interest and an idea of its history
  • You speak French
  • For bike guides, you have a minimum level of fitness and some bike maintenance skills

Conditions

  • We offer part-time work, morning and/or afternoons, weekdays and weekends
  • Our season is from early April to end-October/early November

Open Positions

We are currently looking for Bike Tour Guides, Food Tour Guides, and Wine Tasting Experts.

Bike Tour Guide

Our Nice Cycle Tour takes guests to the Old Town, the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena, Place Garibaldi and up the Castle Hill. It’s the best introduction to the city of Nice. Ideally if guests do the tour on their first day in Nice, we can set them up for the rest of their holidays.

A good Cycle Tour guide knows how to ride a bike, has elementary bike maintenance skills, is a good storyteller, easily connects with people and has a winning smile.

If you are interested in this position, and can say YES to all of our General Requirements (see Overview tab), we would be very interested in receiving your application!

Food Tour Guide

On our A Taste of Nice Food Tours, which is a walking tour, guests taste and drink themselves through the unique gastronomy of Nice, which is neither French nor Italian but uniquely in-between!

The ideal Food Tour guide has extensive knowledge of food and wine, is a great storyteller, easily connects with people and has a winning smile.

If you are interested in this position, and can say YES to all of our General Requirements (see Overview tab), we would be very interested in receiving your application!

Wine Expert

Our unique Wine Tasting in Nice sessions lead guests through the world of organic French wines from all over France, including Champagne. It’s a veritable Tour de France of Organic Wine!

As a Wine Expert, you must have a background in the wine industry, be a great storyteller and have a winning smile.

If you are interested in this position, and can say YES to all of our General Requirements (see Overview tab), we would be very interested in receiving your application!

eBike Tour Guide

For guests that want to go further afield, we offer a selection of French Riviera eBike tours. Going to Villefranche, St Jean Cap Ferrat, or the Bellet area, we use bikes with electrical assistance (eBikes) to cover the extra distance and climbing with great ease.

As an eBike guide, you need to be comfortable riding a bike for a long time, have extensive bike maintenance skills, great autonomy and the ability to improvise when problems arise, be a good storyteller and have a winning smile.

If you are interested in this position, and can say YES to all of our General Requirements (see Overview tab), we would be very interested in receiving your application!

Recruitment and training process

Step 1 Application

Please fill in the application form.

You will need to attach your CV.

To optimise your chances of getting an interview, we strongly suggest also providing a confidential link to a short informal video (3-5 minutes) where you introduce yourself and explain why you think you’d be perfect for this job. Further details and instruction are provided in the Application Form tab.

Please note that we DO NOT accept applications via e-mail or by phone.

Step 2 Initial phone call

We call all candidates considered for an audition for a quick informal chat.

Step 3 Interview & audition

The audition consists of a face-to-face interview (exceptionally we can organise a Skype video conference if meeting in person is impracticable). For this interview, we ask you to prepare a story that will keep us entertained for five minutes. It could be on any topic as long as it’s engaging and keeps us hooked!

Step 4 Coming along on a tour

After the interview, we may ask you to come along on one of our tours. This is to give you the opportunity to experience a typical tour and to ensure that you have a good understanding of what working for us entails.

Step 5 Additional interviews & tests

Depending on the position applied for, we may test your bike riding and bike maintenance skills and other relevant skills.

We will also call your referees to get a better understanding of your personality and background.

Step 6 Training program

We offer paid training of approx 10-20 hrs, depending on which tours we are training you for, plus we expect you to do significant self study. The elapsed time from when you start your training until you start doing tours with fully paid clients is typically 2-4 weeks.

Step 7 Quality assurance and continuous training

Your training doesn’t stop there! A director will come on your tours regularly to help you improve your presentation and storytelling skills as well as group management and safety aspects. You are expected to continue to learn throughout your employment with us!

Application Form

If you think you’d make a good guide on one or several of our 5-star tours and tastings, please submit an application below!

We suggest you prepare all the answers for the form below in a separate document (e.g. using Word) to make sure you don’t lose your information. If necessary, you can save your application and complete it at a later stage.

At the bottom of the application form, you will need to attach your CV.

And to optimise your chances of getting an interview, we strongly suggest also providing a confidential link to a short informal video (max 3-5 minutes) where you introduce yourself and explain why you think you’d be perfect for this job. Further details and instructions below.

Note: All questions marked with a ‘*’ are mandatory.

  • You will have to provide documents as proof at the interview & audition. This can be an EU national ID card, work visa, passport…
  • Please include international dialling code when outside of France, e.g. +44 7700 900857.
  • Speaking French is not a requirement for the job, but an added bonus.
  • We give preferential treatment to your application if you provide a short informal video (max 3-5 min) introducing yourself and explain why you'd be perfect for this job.
    1. Record your video using your computer, mobile phone or a video camera
    2. Upload the video on your preferred video sharing site (YouTube, Instagram...)
    3. Once the video upload is completed, make sure "Privacy" is set to "Unlisted" so you can share the video with us without it being visible to the Internet
    4. Copy the link to the video and paste it in the field above
    5. Remember to remove the video once we've seen it!

    More YouTube upload instructions are available here
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