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The Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association is seeking enthusiastic tour guides to lead 90-minute bus tour groups at cranberry bogs in southeastern Massachusetts. This part-time, seasonal position is ideal for self-motivated candidates looking for a fun way to make extra income. 

Job Details & Requirements: 

  • Compensation is $50 per tour plus cash tips. 
  • Tours last approximately 90 minutes and have anywhere from 15 to 50 guests. Guides must have the ability to walk/stand for the tour duration on a bus and at the side of the bog, on uneven ground. Guides will need to be able to talk, ride and stand backwards on the bus for an extended period.
  • Guides are expected to arrive 20-minutes before the allotted start-time of the tour.  
  • Qualified candidates must be skilled in both customer service and public speaking, have a positive attitude, be team-oriented, have a flexible approach and are committed to supporting the Massachusetts cranberry industry. 
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to lead groups outdoors, sometimes under adverse weather conditions. 
  • Dependability and accountability are absolutely a must! 
  • Tours operate seasonally September and October, however, as the program expands, tours will be operational May - November.  
  • Guides must be available to work weekdays and some weekends during harvest.
  • For scheduling, guides must be able to provide their availability to work at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance, more is preferred. 
  • Training is required and will be provided. Guides will start shadowing a seasoned tour guide and, when ready, will operate tours on their own. Most tours will have an associate to assist with driving directions, timing, monitoring guests and other logistics. 
  • Knowledge of cranberry growing is preferred. 

Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal, Flexible schedule
Pay: $50.00 per tour 
Supplemental Pay: Tips 

Schedule openings/needs: 

  • Weekdays Monday to Friday September-October 
  • Weekends during harvest -October
    • Tours run primarily between 9am-4pm with most scheduled in the morning 
    • There are usually 1-3 tours per day

Work Location: Will vary depending on bog location for tours but generally tours will originate in Wareham, Middleboro or Plymouth. 

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: 

  • Reliable 
  • Enjoys interacting with people  
  • Thinks quick on their feet 
  • Strong advocate for cranberry agriculture 

Serious candidates should email bogtours@cranberries.org with their resume and cover letter stating why they would be a good fit for this role. Please state your experience with leading groups of people or public speaking. 

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Assistant Tour Guide job openings

The Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association is seeking enthusiastic Assistant Tour Guides to help with 90-minute bus tour groups at cranberry bogs in southeastern Massachusetts. This part-time, seasonal position is ideal for self-motivated candidates looking for a fun way to make extra income. 

Job Title: Bog Tours Assistant
Hours Per Week: Part-time, Seasonal, Flexible schedule
Base Pay Rate: $18 per hour

About the position: Assistant Tour Guides will support the lead Tour Guide on cranberry bog tours both on the tour bus and at the bog. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: check in guests, direct bus driver to bog location, research best route to bog prior to tour date, put out safety signage at bog location, interact with tour guests, assist with on-site guest management. Some office work may be included such as prepping for tours.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Ability to work in an office setting, on a tour bus as well as outside at a working cranberry bog, sometimes under adverse weather conditions
  • Organized, attention to detail and a strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and adaptability to accept varying tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cooperative team
  • Dependability and accountability are absolutely a must! 
  • Ability to interact professionally and courteously with bog tour guests and growers with diverse backgrounds and personalities
  • Outgoing personality that is comfortable interacting with the general public
  • A commitment and supporter of cranberry agriculture
  • Must have valid driver’s license and own automobile  
  • Must be able to lift objects up to approximately 40 pounds
  • Tours operate seasonally September and October, however, as the program expands, tours will be operational May - November.  
  • Some weekends may be required
  • Training will be provided

Schedule openings/needs: 

  • Weekdays Monday to Friday September-October 
  • Weekends during harvest -October
  • Tours run primarily between 9am-4pm with most scheduled in the morning or early afternoon
  • There are usually 1-3 tours per day

Work Location: Will vary depending on bog location for tours but generally tours will originate in Wareham, Middleboro or Plymouth. 

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: 

  • Reliable 
  • Enjoys interacting with people  
  • Thinks quick on their feet 
  • Strong advocate for cranberry agriculture 

Application Instructions: Please send a brief letter of introduction and resume to bogtours@cranberries.org

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