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Food Tour Guide Job Posting

Oct. 2021

Do you love Roanoke? Do you love food? Can you command a crowd, make them laugh, and have everyone eating out of the palm of your hand? If so, then this job is for you!

Roanoke Food Tours, LLC, which offers tours of downtown Roanoke, is seeking passionate, highly energetic, and empathetic candidates to become a Food Tour Guide. Positions are part-time and/or on-call. Applicants must possess strong leadership abilities, charisma, a wonderful sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and a deep passion for Roanoke. We conduct tours year-round. To learn more about what we do, please visit 

Leading a food tour is a combination of quick thinking, advanced storytelling, and herding cats from one location to the next. We will provide you all the training and get you up to speed on Roanoke’s history and how it relates to our incredible food scene. Once you’re up and leading a food tour, you’ll be amazed that you’re getting paid handsomely for something so fun and rewarding. If you think you have the improv and leadership skills required, then please apply as soon as possible.

WHAT TO KNOW: Only applicants living in or very close to Roanoke will be considered. Self-employed individuals and/or flexible schedules preferred. We prefer applicants that are available to lead tours year-round. Part-time and/or weekend positions available. Tours are 3 hours long and take place from late morning to mid-afternoon. Prefer applicants at least 25 years old.

INTERVIEWS: Interviews will be held for qualified applicants.

TRAINING: Training begins immediately upon hire. Training lasts approx. 6 – 8 weeks. Training is paid.

PAY: Once hired and trained. Tour Guides receive, on average, $20-$40/hour, including gratuities. A Tour Guide never guides more than one tour per day.

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION: You must own a mobile phone, have desktop/laptop-based internet access in your place of residence, and check your email at least once per day.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the form below or send a single email with ALL the following information to [email protected]

  1. Tell us why you’d make an excellent food tour guide (in a sentence or two);
  2. Your employment history;
  3. Use the following format in the email Subject Line: “Your Last Name, Your First Name – Tour Guide Applicant.

If we see a good fit, we will contact you regarding an interview, and also what you can expect when we meet, and more details on training and eventual employment.


If you’d like to be considered to be a Food Tour Guide, we’d like to hear from you. Please provide us details, and we’ll be in touch.

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