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Ride with the Original Bay Area Segway Tour Company - The San Francisco Electric Tour Company

For over 26 years, our family-owned and operated tour and travel publication businesses have promoted the notion that no town in the world is as much fun as San Francisco.The San Francisco Electric Tour Company offers fun-filled tours of one of the world's most beautiful cities on the world's most unique transportation device: the Segway!New for 2018 we added top of the line electric Scooters from I-Max and Eco-reco to the tour fleet.Whether you're an adventurous single looking for an unusual way to experience San Francisco or a parent with children over 12 years old trying to keep the family entertained on vacation, you'll love the unforgettable experience of riding a Segway.Folks over age 16 will love our new Electric Scooter tours.In October 2004, we became the first company in San Francisco to offer eco-friendly Segway tours.Evening Tours were added in October 2005 and in 2011 we became the exclusive Golden Gate Park Segway Tour company. We are the only Segway company authorized and permitted to operate in Golden Gate Park. If you want to explore Golden Gate Park book with us!In 2012 we added a new Sunset Segway Tour route through Chinatown, Little Italy and the Embarcadero Waterfront.Although we believe in showing you a good time, we also believe in keeping you safe. We have a commitment to "guest safety first" on all of our Segway and Scooter tours.Thanks for considering our company for your next tour or private event.Brian & Bain Huber

Why Choose Us?

Aside from our sheer awesomeness, we’ve got a few things other companies don’t!Amazing Tour Guides Everyone knows a good tour guide makes the difference between an okay tour and an amazing one. Our passionate guides love what they do and are dedicated to making sure you have a blast!Breathtaking Routes with Frequent Departures Soaring views, exhilarating hills, famous sights—what more could you ask for? On our routes you’ll cruise the Waterfront, climb steep hills, learn the history of Little Italy, explore Chinatown alleys, and see the hidden sights of Golden Gate Park—all in a fraction of the time you’d spend walking.We Know How to Train Our one-on-one training reassures even the most anxious of guests; tours don’t leave until everyone is comfortable riding a Segway. Not a native English speaker? We offer training videos in 11 foreign languages!Radio Headsets for Every Guest Every guest receives a radio receiver and earbud, ensuring you’ll always hear what our tour guides have to say.We Bundle You Up Cold weather? Never fear! We offer snuggly jackets, hats, and gloves to keep you warm and happy.We Take your Picture For Free! Our guides snap pictures of you along the route and at stops throughout the city. We post all pictures to Facebook for you to enjoy and share.It's fun! Embrace your inner geek. You won’t just see tourist attractions; you’ll be one!

Work With Us

The difference between a good tour and a great experience is our staff. Apply for one of our fun tour guide or staff positions today. Come work for the 1st Guided Segway Tour Company in San Francisco. We started way back in 2004. Now in our 13th year providing guided eco-friendly Segway tours.

Shifts Available:

  • March through October 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm OR 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Earliest shifts depend on seniority)
  • November through February start at 1:00 pm and work until 8:00 pm OR 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

We are hiring for two shifts/ locations: This job opening is for our Wharf & Waterfront Segway day and evening tours as well as our Golden Gate Park Segway tours:

  • Day and Evening Wharf & Waterfront Tours
  • Golden Gate Park Tours.

What we are looking for in a tour guide candidate:

  • Must be punctual
  • Must be available for 4-5 days a week. See schedule below.
  • Neat appearance
  • Energetic, and comfortable outdoors in Bay Area wet, chilly and foggy weather.
  • Great people skills
  • Ability to manage small groups of people, and speak loudly
  • Foreign language skills a plus.
  • Interested in talking about the history of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Chinatown
  • Knowledge of San Francisco is a big plus. We will provided complete training as a guide.
  • Let us know if you have acting or theatrical experience.
  • Candidate must be available for a minimum of 4 days a week.

Schedule: Part time on call position with some flexibility in scheduling. Each Segway tour requires a 3 1/2 to 7 hour shift. Work Schedule: Weekends & 3 other days.

March through October 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm OR 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
November through February start at 1:00 pm and work until 8:00 pm OR 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Note: From APRIL through OCTOBER: We are very busy during the summer travel season so vacation breaks are not available during this period. Vacation / time off is scheduled during slower Fall & Winter seasons.

All Segway riders must meet the following requirement per Segway Company: Riders must be over 100 pounds and less than 250 pounds.(46-113 Kilos) Riders must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without any assistance or use of a handrail.

Compensation:

Paid training at 15.00 per hour (will be adjusted based on local minimum) , Segway Tour Guide rate starting at $ 18.15 per hour. Other Benefits: Health Insurance, 401K and guest / private tour gratuities.

The best way to apply for this job:  fill out on-line application

  • Tell us why you would make a good tour guide.
  • Tell us the days / times that you are available.
  • Include references
  • Please do not call the tour office.

Shifts Available: Part time, but full time schedule may be available for qualified candidates. Must be able to work 10 hour shifts: including availability on weekends. Shift schedule is adjusted to 8 hour days in the off season.

We are hiring for two locations: 

  • Fisherman’s Wharf – 2 Locations

  • Golden Gate Park Office.

What we are looking for in an Office Staff candidate: We need energetic, charismatic individuals who are natural problem solvers and always well-prepared. The ability to multi-task under very busy conditions while maintaining composure is essential. This is a fast-paced position, but a rewarding one as well. You will be working on the front line with our customers and need to have great customer service skills. A current California Drivers License is necessary. Full training will be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Insure that our guests have thorough training and a great tour experience.

  • Phone / on-line reservations and tour order and private group paperwork.

  • Guest Segway rider training.

  • Open and / or close shop.

  • Light maintenance of Segways – Example: tire pressure & cleaning.

  • General shop upkeep.

  • Occasional driving company truck / and GEM Electric Car.

  • Note: From APRIL through OCTOBER: We are very busy during the summer travel season so vacation breaks are not available during this period. Vacation / time off is scheduled during slower Fall & Winter seasons.

  • Per the Segway Company: Segway riders must be over 100 pounds and less than 250 pounds.(46-113 Kilos) Riders must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without any assistance or use of a handrail.

  • Full training will be provided.

Compensation:

Training starts at: $ 15.00 per hour. Other Benefits: Health Insurance, 401K and share of guest / private tour gratuities.

To apply:

  • Tell us the days / times that you are available.

  • Include references

  • Please do not call the tour office.

The best way to apply for this job:  fill out on-line application

We are hiring for one location:  Fisherman’s Wharf

Shifts Available:Weekends: Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Part time.

We are hiring for one location: 

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Corporate Office

What we are looking for in an Call Center Agent candidate: We need energetic, charismatic individuals who are natural problem solvers and always well-prepared. The ability to multi-task under very busy conditions while maintaining composure is essential. This is a fast-paced position, but a rewarding one as well. You will be working with our customers via phone & email and need to have great customer service, verbal communication, data entry, phone and computer skills. Full training will be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Handling incoming telephone calls, order emails and on-line guest questions through Zendesk.

  • You will be assisting customers by determining requirements; answering inquiries; resolving problems; maintaining and entering orders.

  • Sells our tours by recommending what tour would work best for each group.

  • Booking Private VIP and Group team building tours.

  • Maintain call center database by entering & confirming orders and updating our tour / staffing calendar.

Compensation:

Training & position starts at: $ 15.00 per hour. Other Benefits: Health Insurance and 401K.

To apply:

  • Tell us the days / times that you are available.

  • Include references

  • Please do not call the tour office.

The best way to apply for this job:  fill out on-line application

Our guest training, safety and courtesy are critical to our success. We want a positive tour experience for our guests and encourage respect for residents and visitors sharing the roads and bike paths in the city.Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact us. Please, no phone calls about these jobs!The Electric Tour Company is an equal opportunity employer.The Electric Tour Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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