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City Tour Detroit is seeking the best and brightest to help us grow and fulfill the many requests for private and public tours in the forthcoming year. Our guides are independent contractors.

Available positions

Group tour step-on guides
Private tours for large bus groups arranged by tour operators, family reunion coordinators and corporate staff.

See the D walking tour guides
2.5-hour walking tours every day, starting at 10:00 am (6:00 pm on Sunday & Wednesday).

Notorious 313 True Crime & Ghost Tour guides
Evening tours offer fascinating stories about Detroit’s sinister side. If you like ID TV and Dateline, you’ll enjoy leading these tours.

Solid Gold Detroit: Soundtrack to the City guide
Love music? Bring it on then! These evening downtown walking tours embrace the city’s music heritage.

Incredible Journey To Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour actor-guides
Four select Saturday evenings June through September. Seeking black female with great singing voice and acting ability to portray Sojourner Truth, Lisette Denison Forth and narrator at a couple spots. Black male to portray prominent local abolitionist George DeBaptiste and narrator at a couple stops. White female to portray abolitionist Laura Haviland and narrator at a couple spots.

If you’re articulate, reliable, enthusiastic, a quick learner, people person and history lover, you’ll fit right in among the City Tour Detroit team.

How to apply

Email your resume and a cover letter to Top tip: keep your resume to one page maximum and tailor it as best you can to the position you’re applying to.

Address cover letter to Karin and sell yourself here. In your letter, make sure to include:

  • Your contact information
  • What days/times are you available to work?
  • Why do you want this gig?
  • What have you done or are doing that demonstrates you are:
    • Articulate and able to speak before groups of people?
    • Reliable?
    • Enthusiastic?
    • A quick learner?
    • A people person?
    • A lover of history?

Before you send off your application, please double check your submission. Have you answered everything we’ve asked above? The ability to follow directions is crucial. Not only are we looking for you to sell yourself, but we’re looking to see if you can follow basic directions and be a team player.

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