Employment - Walking Tour Guide

Walking Tour Guide

Old Sydney Society

Casual Seasonal

Weekdays Weekends On-Call


The Old Sydney Society is looking for walking tour guides for the upcoming cruise ship season. As a guide, you’ll take a group of cruise ship passengers on a guided walking tour of the North End of Sydney, pointing out interesting and historic locales and relating stories of Sydney’s formative years.

Tour lengths vary from 90 minutes to two hours; depending on the tour, you will also wear period costume. Group sizes also vary, from 10 up to 25 clients per tour.

This position pays 15 dollars an hour, plus gratuities; each tour will require three hours of your time.


Our ideal candidate is friendly, outgoing, and loves to tell a good story. They are comfortable speaking to a large group, and are able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Prior knowledge of Sydney’s and Cape Breton’s history is an asset, but not a requirement; we will provide training. Customer service experience is also an asset.

For more information, and to apply, you can email us your resume at
oldsydneysociety@gmail.com, or drop in and visit us in person at our main office, located at
173 Charlotte Street, Sydney.

How To Apply

Old Sydney Society will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Please send all resumes through email with the subject line 'Tour Guide Position'

Email Address: oldsydneysociety@gmail.com Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Old Sydney Society
NOC Code
Tour and travel guides (64320)
Experience Required
An Asset
Available Openings
Pay Type
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
April 25th 2023
End Date
November 5th 2023
Language Proficiency Level
Posted on
March 14th 2023
April 14th 2023