Tour Guide Positions
West Trek is always looking for outgoing, responsible, fun-loving and charismatic tour guides. Typically, we hire 4-6 new guides before our Summer Season, however opportunities may exist all year for the right people. If you share our love for Canada, the wilderness, travelling and meeting new people, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Internships and Volunteer Positions
The West Trek Practicum Students play an integral part in the West Trek Machine! Carefully screened and recruited, these are students seeking valuable sales and marketing experience in a fast paced and fun Canadian tourism company. By visiting ESL schools daily and being at the front-lines of sales, this international team is truly the face of first impressions at West Trek. Typically, interns are ESL students in Vancouver who have finished their studies or are tourism or marketing students fulfilling a practicum requirement from their universities.
The following is a description of the Internship:
The main duties of the internship are the sales and promotion of the tours. This involves visiting the language schools in Vancouver every day to talk to students about upcoming tours. It includes a lot of face to face interaction and is always in English. Through this sales position, interns will learn effective sales methods and are taught to deliver excellent customer service in a fast paced environment.
We also do in-office sales in which the interns help plan our customers’ time in Vancouver. This includes booking tours and activities to suit the customer’s schedule and using our online reservation system. Interns also help prepare for the tours by organizing prizes, t-shirts, and food orders. Interns also take on responsibilities that suit their talents and interests. These special responsibilities include helping our marketing department design posters and fliers, helping our accounting department balance transactions, taking and editing photos, and promoting tours at pubs and nightclub nights. Some all-star interns are invited to join the tours and act as a tour guide assistant.
We look for outgoing students with strong English skills and high energy levels. The internship hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. If interested, please email Hamish at email@example.com