Now hiring tour guides in Gananoque & Ottawa (Bilingual Only in Ottawa)!
May- October (high season), Nov – April (low season)
Hours per week
Average of 3-5 three hour shifts per week during high season
Rate of pay
Starting at $14.00 – $16.00/hr (based on location, languages, etc)
Majority of the work is in the evening
Haunted Walks Inc. specializes in creating and sharing extraordinary experiences. We are best known for our award-winning evening walking tours of local ghost stories and darker history by lantern-light. Our tour guides deliver a wide variety of unique walking tours in Gananoque, Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario.
Tour guides are the heart and soul of the Haunted Walk. They breathe life into the stories and make certain that every one of our customers goes home satisfied (if not a little scared). It is a work environment where all tour guides play an important role in developing and promoting the tours. Our staff come from diverse backgrounds, but all have that positive and unique outlook that make our tours so popular. It is more than just a job to every one of us!
We are very proud to have been named “Employer of the Year” by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) at the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence!
Successful candidates will possess:
A mature, professional and positive attitude.
A flair for the dramatic!
An abundance of diplomacy and tact.
A willingness to learn and follow a set of standards.
An ability to work and contribute ideas as part of a team.
An entrepreneurial spirit (pun intended).
An interest in local and Canadian history.
A high school diploma or equivalent (minimum).
Bilingualism will be considered a strong asset.
To apply please complete our application form below.
No resumes or cover letters please. We have found they are not the best way to assess tour guide talent and potential.
All candidates will be contacted. Thank you to all applicants.
Apply below to take part in our fun audition process!
Haunted Walks Inc. specializes in creating and sharing extraordinary experiences. We are best known for our award-winning evening walking tours of local ghost stories and darker history by lantern-light. Our tour guides delivery a wide variety of unique walking tours in Gananoque, Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario.
All tour guides will be trained to deliver “Haunted Walk” themed tours and may also be trained to deliver the following tours:
See Our City Tour Services provides city tours by locals of Ottawa, Toronto and Kingston. We can deliver customizable tours by bus or on foot. Our guides showcase the best of the city’s landmarks and present the history, cultures and traditions that make our city so unique.
The Time Travel Trail is a wacky, light-hearted adventure through history and time. Our time-traveling tour guides turn heads as they make their way through Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto in their steampunk attire, sharing an interactive experience that shows off the unusual side of each city.
Here is what some of our guides had to say
"Working for Haunted Walk has been a wonderful way for me to discover the city of Ottawa and its history and then share those stories with the people on my tours. One aspect of working for Haunted Walk that I really like is the wonderful sense of community. Every employee is encouraged to contribute to the running of the company and new ideas are welcomed."
"As a government employee whose job description involves presenting in front of section heads and committees, working for the Haunted Walk has really helped me with my presentation skills and made me much more comfortable speaking in front of groups."
"It is an interesting combination of street theater and story telling mixed in with my love of local history. It provides me with an opportunity to learn more about local history, ghostly and not so, while working with an amazingly diverse and talented group of people of all ages. Add to this the chance to meet local customers as well as visitors from all over Canada and the world... this job suits me to a 'T'".