Hot Job: Tour Guide at Ben & Jerry's


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The position: Senior tour host for Ben & Jerry's

Location: Waterbury, Vt.

Job duties: Will serve as a tour guide for the Ben & Jerry's factory tour. Provides direction to online staff and manages projects designed to improve the factory tour experience. Responsible for delivering 30-minute factory tours designed to educate visitors on the history, culture and mission of the company. Participates in a variety of online activities designed to enhance the tour experience. Will help with numerous marketing projects throughout the year. Must maintain accurate files, budgets and records related to each project.

The company: Ben & Jerry's is a popular ice cream brand founded by two boyhood friends from Long Island. The company is known for its creative ice cream flavors such as Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey and Phish Food. Ben & Jerry's is a wholly owned subsidiary of Unilever, a large company whose other brands include Axe, Suave, Hellmann's and Lipton.

Requirements: Requires associate's degree in marketing or public relations. Experience giving guided factory tours to the public is preferred. Ideally, candidates will have experience working in a high volume, fast-paced tourist attraction. Must have excellent communication skills, including public speaking abilities. Requires strong computer skills, including proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have strong project management skills, technical aptitude and good problem-solving skills. Ideal candidate will be creative, flexible, patient and able to calmly handle stressful situations.

Extra perks: The company offers life insurance coverage, dependent care, savings plans, tuition reimbursement and paid vacations/holidays. Plus, Ben & Jerry's employees get three free pints of ice cream every day.

Interesting info: Ben & Jerry's started out as a "scoop shop" in a dilapidated gas station in Burlington, Vt.

Other opportunities: The company also needs a freezer manager, maintenance planner and manufacturing supervisor. There are also opportunities for scientists, microbiology lab technicians and engineers.

Apply online here.

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