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Are friends and family tired of you dragging them on another history tour? Have you visited Boston’s many iconic landmarks and wished you could do so every day? Hub Town Tours, a Boston-based historical tour operator currently ranked as a Top 5 Tour of Boston and Top 20 Tour of the USA, is seeking passionate and professionally-minded tour guides! Successful applicants are friendly, reliable, charismatic, and, most importantly, demonstrate obvious enthusiasm for sharing Boston's history with visitors from around the world.

Our Mission:

Hub Town Tours aims to inspire an informed global citizenry by placing each guest, regardless of personal background, into the tumultuous world of Historic Boston. Our local tour business brings to life the incredible history and architecture of three neighborhoods: the Freedom Trail (Revolutionary Boston); Beacon Hill (Civil War Boston); and new for 2024, Back Bay (Women’s Rights Boston). Founded by a former park ranger, Hub Town Tours emphasizes the power of storytelling to educate fellow citizens on the foundational debates, decisions, and declarations that have created the United States of America.

Job Description:

Hub Town Tours offers top-quality, small-group walking tours of Boston seasonally, from April to December. Dress is business casual (no colonial garb!) and groups are a maximum of 16 guests (no huge groups!). New guides begin on per diem basis—$240.00 per day, plus gratuities—with opportunities for extra tours as demand merits. This is an ideal summer job for history teachers, part-time work for recent graduates or current students, or side gig for gifted storytellers who love being outside, surrounded by history and sharing it with others.


BA in History, Teaching, Anthropology, Archaeology, Public History, or related field; preference given to applicants holding or working toward advanced degree in the humanities (MA or PhD).

Weekend availability required; passion for history is a must!

Extensive public speaking and/or guiding experience required.

How to Apply:

Email a brief cover letter (no more than 500 words); one-page resume; and recent headshot to When emailing your application, please include the subject line

“2024 Guide Application – Your Name” on your message.


From $40.00 per hour, plus gratuities

Boston Athenaeum library membership

Annual raises and 401k retirement plan

Central office in historic downtown

Additional benefits with service time

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