I'm looking for an intern to help me out this summer, while learning a lot about the industry and building their skill set/resume. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact me here.
Hospitality & Marketing Intern at a Fun New Food Tour Company
Do you love food? Do you find yourself engulfed in the NYC foodie scene? Do your friends turn to you whenever they’re looking for a good restaurant suggestion or ideas on what to do when their friends and family come to town? I became a Food Tour Guide for just those reasons. I started Fun Foodie NYC Tours to share my passion for food, hospitality and NYC history with others from around the world or around the corner. My taste buds are inspired by the seasons as are my tours (for the most part anyway). I also wanted to step outside the box a little bit and offer tours in areas that are less traveled by my competitors.
The company is very new, and currently consists of me, myself and I. I love what I do, but there's A LOT to do for one person. Through my years of experience in hospitality, and the goals I'm striving for now, I have a lot to offer in terms of a great work experience. I'm not looking for someone just to do filing and posting on Facebook (although those might sometimes be required). I would like someone who's interested in learning about marketing, developing vendor relationships, learning and creating tours and possibly even becoming a guide.
My ideal candidate is someone who enjoys learning about New York City, about the food industry and just about running a business in general. Outgoing and easygoing personalities are going to be most successful in this position. I’m looking for someone that truly understands what hospitality is all about and is creative enough to think on their toes to solve any problems that may arise last minute.
What You Will Learn:
- How to develop vendor relationships for tours and events.
- How to budget, research and create tours—both public and private.
- The importance of scheduling and follow-through for both vendors and customers.
- Best practices for various social media platforms in terms of marketing.
- How to conduct a tour & what to study for the NYC sightseeing guide’s exam.
- How to use Zerve.com as a ticket seller site.
What We Require:
- Interest in hospitality, and specifically with the NYC food scene. Students of all areas are welcome, as long as you have an interest in this field and an understanding of good business practices. Performers are welcome.
- Highly organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
- Creative self-starter—someone who will be comfortable heading projects without prompting once familiar with the company and my goals.
- Friendly and warm demeanor; the key to a successful tour, is being someone that your guests WANT to spend three hours with, everything after that is easy.
- Love for using social networking sites, and general excitement to learn new skills.
- Interest in NYC history is a plus, but not required.
If this sounds like a good fit, I’d love to hear from you. This will be an unpaid internship, with opportunities to make some money assisting on tours for larger groups and the possibility of work, if you do become licensed. You will be expected to shadow some tours during the internship to understand them, and you will be provided food samples at no cost on those tours.
The position begins as soon as the right candidate is found and will last the summer (with scheduling details dependent on that candidate). You are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours a week, with a flexible schedule and you may be needed on weekends.