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We are looking for Guides and Guide Managers. If you are interested in either of these positions, please e-mail us your resume and other information to [email protected]. Please use either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please use either Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Ghosts of Albany seeks people willing to be trained as guides to do ghost/spirit walks of Albany. Previous experience as a guide, in acting, sales and other public speaking experiences are additional pluses. If accepted, you will be trained, observed before doing a tour public, and then hired. You will be asked to signed a non-compete agreement as a requirement of employment.

Nature of the Business
You will be expected to do a 90 minute tour approximately a mile in length one or two times per night. Our tours are scheduled for every Saturday at 7:30 PM and depending upon seasonable demand at other days and other times. We also give private tours at the convenience of the customers.

Your job as a walking tour guide is to be an informative, an entertaining and even an educational interpreter of the supernatural that makes the ghosts of Albany come hauntingly alive.


  • You must speak well. No monotone voice.
  • You must be an entertaining story teller. Satisfied customers spread the word and return; bored customers don’t return and discourage others from signing up
  • Any experience as a guide, actor or sales person will be an added virtue. .
  • You must possess a great imagination and be creative.
  • Be flexible in dealing with the unexpected.
  • Have the physical endurance to walk at a steady pace that leaves no one behind. The walks are about a mile to be done in an about 1½ hours.
  • Walking tours take place in Albany so some familiarity of the city is required.
  • Punctual and reliable. If you arrive late to a tour or do not arrive at all, it could result in the cancellation of that tour and would hurt us as a whole.

You will be paid per tour plus you keep all tips.

Guide Managers

  • Hire guides
    • Answer inquires.
    • Interview people.
    • Recommend who to hire.
  • Train guides
    • Have trainees sign confidential non-compete agreements.
    • Provide written materials on the tour
    • Have the trainees observe tours.
    • Have the would-be guide demonstrate competence to the manager by giving the tour to the manager.
  • Be a role model
    • Be able to do tours as needed and be able to train guides.
    • Be able to assist guides to improve performances.
  • Evaluate preparation
    • Observe they know the material.
    • Observe they can present the material.
  • Monitor the guides
    • See that the guides show up in a timely fashion.
    • Observe and evaluate performance of guides.
  • Greet customers
    • Collect tickets and/or check off that they show up and collect any cash.
    • Sell merchandise in the future such as tee-shirts and books.
    • Find where people come from.
    • Observe gender and age range of customers.
    • Do a head count of how many people showed up.
    • Report on no shows.