Work With Us


Are you a natural performer who can tell a good story and captivate an audience? Are you a beer nerd who likes to talk tasting notes? Can you command a crowd and provide outstanding guest experience? Do you enjoy making people laugh? Are you interested in a fun and energizing side gig? 
If so, we can’t wait to meet you!

The Role

Tour Guide | Part-time, On-call Position

We are looking for individuals able to work primarily evenings from 6:30PM – 10PM, two or three days per week. Position requires availability on weekdays and weekends including holidays.

Our Quest

BeerQuest Walking Tours aims to provide the most exciting entertainment while exploring Portland’s best bars and breweries on foot. Whether guests are on vacation exploring a new city or are on a staycation hoping to shake things up at home, we lead the way in tasting a vibrant, award-winning beer culture and uncovering a mysterious past through riveting storytelling.

We are seeking fun and dynamic personalities to lead tours with our small and growing walking tour company. If you read further and feel you’d be a great fit for our team, then please introduce yourself!

A Successful BeerQuest Tour Guide Is…

A Spirited Entertainer.

We make them laugh, we put their nerves on edge, and we create those “Aha!” moments. There is never a dull pause. Our guests may not always remember the facts we share with them, but they definitely remember our tour guides. We are true performers with an outgoing, warm personality and a booming, loud voice.

A Steady Observer.

The name of every guest. Every chair available at the table. Every turn on the walking route. Every glass ready for a beer pour. Every little detail. And it doesn’t just matter some of the time. It matters all of the time. Our tour guides are aware of every moment. We are the ultimate host or hostess at the party.

A Constant Learner.

It means always asking, “Am I providing a guest experience that is the absolute best it can be?” Our tour guides are continuously educating themselves and re-establishing the standards for delivering authentic, enriching—and sometimes profoundly memorable—walking excursions. We don’t just deliver a walking tour, we deliver the highlight of a vacation or time off.

A Time Traveler.

Portland, Oregon has a very lively and charismatic past. One that will shock both visitors and locals. But it’s more than just a history lesson. It’s about bringing these stories and characters to life. Our tour guides have a real passion for history. We are experts on historical facts and are able to bring the past to the present.

A Harmonious Pilot.

Relax, nothing is truly under control. But our tour guides sure do make it look like it is! There can be unexpected moments on a tour. Our guides remain calm and collected no matter the situation. We are true leaders in coordinating large groups, and are multitasking masters in a highly dynamic and always changing environment.

A Team Player.

Beer, ghosts, and history aside, it’s really about bringing people together. Our tours are like summer camp for adults. It’s hard work, and our tour guides do it out of passion. Above anything else, it’s about giving each guest the best possible experience. We don’t do it for the money or the tips, we do it because we love it.

A Beer Guru.

Beer is a tasting note on all our tours. Our tour guides are well versed in the many different styles of beer that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We are tasting pros in sharing award-winning craft beer.

If this sounds like the type of team you’d like to join, then please read on and fill out the application below. We offer onboard training and continuous professional development opportunities. We encourage candidates with previous tour guide experience or experience as a comedian, actor, teacher, or performer to apply.

Requirements

This position requires you to own a mobile phone and have daily access to reliable internet via laptop or desktop. You are requested to check your email at least once per day.

  • Ability to receive daily phone calls

  • Ability to access reliable internet and check email daily

Qualifications

  • Must be 21+ years old

  • Must be available to work primarily evenings, weekends, and holidays

  • Must be able to memorize stories and facts and retell them with energy, enthusiasm and passion

  • Public speaking experience working with large groups

  • General knowledge of downtown Portland

  • Long-term outlook and interest in growing with our company (in tour guide role only)

  • It’s also helpful to have:

  • Knowledge of Portland’s local history

  • Experience describing local beer styles and types

  • Knowledge of brewing and the beer making process

Compensation

  • HAUNTED PUB | CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS Base pay starts at $10/hour + potential gratuities (tips are at guest discretion and not a guarantee).

    HISTORIC BREWERY Base pay starts at $15/hour + potential gratuities (tips are at guest discretion and not a guarantee).

  • *This position is very challenging if it is your main source of income.


Interview / Audition Process

If we feel you are a good fit, we will follow up with an invitation to an interview/audition and more information.

Training / Rehearsals

Multiple Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (15+ hours of paid training).

To Apply

Please fill out the form below and submit the following information. No phone calls, please.

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This is a part-time and on-call position (no full-time available). Must be at least 21 years old and eligible for employment in U.S. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.