Xanterra Travel Collection

Xanterra Travel Collection

Interpretive Tour Bus Driver – Grand Canyon South Rim

Overview

Live. Work. Explore. as a part of our Transportation team in Grand Canyon National Park!

Grand Canyon National Park Lodges operates 6 hotels, 7 retail shops, and various restaurants and dining facilities in the historic Grand Canyon Village. No matter what your job is, you will be a proud steward of the park and play an essential role in providing warm and friendly hospitality to our guests! As one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon National Park is a place of remarkable beauty, peace, scenic grandeur and top-notch hospitality.

We’re hiring an Interpretive Tour Bus Driver to Live. Work. Explore. at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon!

Job Summary:
This position is accountable for driving tour buses as well as providing taxi service as needed in the Grand Canyon Village/ area.

The Details:
Position Type: Full-Time or Seasonal
Pay: $21.60 per hour
Schedule: Typical schedule is 40 hours, 5 days/per week (may include weekends, evenings, and holidays)

Why Grand Canyon South Rim?
We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection®, we are the primary authorized concessionaire at the Grand Canyon South Rim, and proud stewards of the park.

Life at the South Rim:

  • Low-cost employee housing (dormitory-style) and on-site employee meals (cafeteria-style)
  • Free on-site laundry facility, free shuttle service, and Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  • A fast-paced, exciting work environment with plenty of upward mobility and growth opportunities
  • Meet people of all ages from all over the country and world!

Benefits and Perks:

  • Rec Center – Fitness Equipment, Computers, and Free WiFi
  • Paid Day off on your birthday with restaurant & retail discounts
  • Discounted mule rides
  • Free Grand Canyon Railway Train Rides
  • Exclusive retail, lodging, and dining discounts at other Xanterra properties
  • Generous benefit program for eligible employees
  • 15% Verizon service/products discount
  • $350 Referral Bonus Program
  • The adventure of a lifetime!

Responsibilities

  • To provide Grand Canyon National Park guests with a narrated, thematic experience that allows guests to make personal connections to the resources of the Park while safely transporting guests on a DOT regulated Tour Bus.
  • Use established Primary Park Themes to provide guests of Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon Railway with a compelling link between the tangible and visible resources found along the Grand Canyon South Rim with the intangible and inherent meanings found within those resources in a way that allows the guest to make their own connections to the place.
  • Using effective interpretive techniques and a thematic narrative to assist the National Park Service in imparting the mission, vision, purpose, and goals of Grand Canyon National Park to our guests.
  • Provide knowledgeable, accurate, and resourced information on Xanterra South Rim services and facilities to passengers, guests and visitors as requested.
  • Responsible for a clean and neat appearance in the prescribed uniform.
  • Provide for the safety of all clients and adhere to all Risk management policies while performing tasks.
  • Drive village taxi service as scheduled by dispatch.
  • Utilize proper radio communications at all times.
  • Maintain cleanliness of assigned vehicle.
  • Conduct pre-trip/post-trip inspections of the assigned vehicle, including oil, radiator fluid levels, plug in cords and tires.
  • Report any vehicle maintenance or performance problems to Tour Bus Manager or Dispatcher on Duty immediately.
  • Comply with all Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations.
  • Successfully complete the Xanterra Defensive Driving Course.
  • Report any motor vehicle accident, regardless of how minor, immediately to Dispatcher on duty.
  • Continuous improvement for identified areas of the Interpretive Tour Guide audits performed by Xanterra South Rim LLC and NPS.
  • Assists co-workers with tasks and shares commentary information.
  • Safe and proper operation of company equipment in all weather conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Good reading, comprehension and organizational skills to research tour information and compile into an effective thematic narrative.
  • NAI-CIG certification desirable, or attend and successfully complete the course as it is made available through the Xanterra training department.
  • Must meet all U.S. Department of Transportation qualifications as mandated by FMCSR Sections 383 and 391 including, but not limited to:
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Possess a Commercial Driver’s License Class A or B with Passenger Endorsement and convert to Arizona within 1 year.
  • Possess a required Department of Transportation physical exam card.
  • Pass mandated Xanterra Transportation Department driving skills test.
  • Agree to submit to Department of Transportation mandated substance abuse testing including pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and post accident.
  • Comply with all ongoing and follow-up of yearly qualification file requirements.
  • Able to meet all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a commercial Motor Coach/Bus operator.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate the proper 10 codes & two-way radio communication.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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