enhearThe Holy Bahá’í Gardens are partially open, offering visits to the upper balcony, Shrine of the Báb and guided tours
הגנים הבהאיים הקדושים פתוחים חלקית ומציעים ביקורים במרפסת העליונה, מקדש הבאב וסיורים מודרכים
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enhearThe Holy Bahá’í Gardens are partially open, offering visits to the upper balcony, Shrine of the Báb and guided tours
הגנים הבהאיים הקדושים פתוחים חלקית ומציעים ביקורים במרפסת העליונה, מקדש הבאב וסיורים מודרכים

Tour Guide

Overview

As part of the Visitor Services unit of the Office of Israel Affairs, Tour Guides are responsible to provide informative tours to groups of people visiting the Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa and ‘Akko. 

Tour Guides work a minimum of 10 shifts of 4 hours each per month.  Tour Guides are scheduled on a weekly basis by the Guide Manager according to the needs of Visitor Services.  The schedule may vary from week to week, and will include Fridays, Saturdays and holy days.

Responsibilities

  • Guiding tours – Guiding groups along tour path while ensuring group safety and following Bahá’í World Centre guidelines, while providing information about the Bahá’í Faith and the Bahá’í Gardens
  • Hosting visitors – Assist with set up and arrangements for hospitality and hosting visitors
  • Supporting tours – Accompany visiting groups along tour path, assist lead Tour Guide to keep order and ensure safety of visitors
  • Special projects – Assist with various projects and activities within the unit

Competencies

  • Patience in demanding situations, especially with disabled and/or geriatric population
  • Hospitable personality
  • Ability to assess the needs of people and effectively address these needs
  • Ability to apply creative solutions in challenging situations
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work hard, learn and share knowledge with others
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to manage large groups
  • Ability to stay on schedule, yet be flexible when needed
  • Ability to interact with people of diverse personalities and backgrounds
  • Good memory and attention to detail
  • Must be able to walk up and down terraces in hot and cold weather

Skill Requirements

  • Very good spoken command of at least three of the four languages of tours given at the Bahá’í World Centre (English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian)
  • Experience in guiding, hospitality or similar work
  • At least a year of tertiary education or further practical training

Other:

  • Must be able to work in either Haifa or ‘Akko
  • Willing to work on Saturdays and holydays

Application Form

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