Private Ghost Tour

Seeking scary storytellers

Work With Us

Current Openings: SF Ghost Tour Guide

We’re looking for creepy, engaging storytellers to join our team and lead ghost tours in San Francisco!

This is a lot of fun, and a great chance to perform regularly for groups of up to 26 people.

Our ideal guide…

  • is a performer with an improv or theater background
  • loves the art of storytelling
  • is a fan of true crime podcasts
  • has personal experience with the paranormal

Is this you?

As the face of the company, it is the tour guide’s duty to exemplify the Haunt brand, bringing fun, theatrical entertainment, as well as genuine compassion and care for all guests.

This person is a natural performer and engrossing storyteller, with excellent communication skills, a resonant stage voice and an engaging presence. They are able to capture the attention of a large group — even in the bustling, sometimes chaotic streets of San Francisco.

The Tour Guide has a love for all things ghostly, and is familiar with ghost TV shows, podcasts, movies, and ghost hunting gear.

This person is open to giving and receiving constructive feedback from the team, and recognizes coaching and feedback as an integral part of growth as a performer and host

The Tour Guide is a genuine and empathetic person with care for all guests, and a commitment to making them feel taken care of. They will develop ways to ensure that every experience is to our high standard, and always be improving.

SKILLS

  • Improv comedy or stage experience
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to memorize information quickly
  • Great at giving and receiving feedback

Pay is competitive, and includes tips.

The Haunt is an artist/activist-owned company, and our mission is to provide a great job to working creatives, keeping the haunted spirit of San Francisco alive.

To Apply

We are always accepting resumes for ghost hosts!

First step: fill out our tour guide application HERE, and we’ll be in touch about next steps 🙂

Email wes@thehauntghosttours.com with any questions

After you apply (see application above), we'll read through and see if it feels like a fit.

If so...

  • Zoom screening interview + storytelling test: We'll ask questions about your interest, availability, improv skills, and storytelling -- you will be asked to tell us an engaging, ghostly story of your choice!).
  • Join a tour: See the tour in action as an observer.
  • Memorize and deliver 2 speeches: Perform these live on a tour. This will be your official "audition."

At this point, you will either be hired, passed, or we may ask you to make a few revisions and perform again, at which point we will decide.

Nope, our tours are in English only for now (but we might be interested if you feel confident to lead in another language!)

We are artists and like to arrange a schedule that fits your lifestyle. To do this, we set our schedule 1-2 months in advance. 

Once you've confirmed/accepted shifts, it is your responsibility to get these covered if needed.

We are currently seeking 2 guides who can each work 1-3 shifts a week, which may increase during peak season.

We lead tours year-round, rain or shine. These are popular even during "low season" on weekends, and are particularly busy June through October, and during holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc).

We ask that you schedule extended vacations outside of these times.

  • Cash tips
  • Vacation Pay: You will accrue 8% of hours paid to be used as Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development: $40/month reimbursement for ghost/paranormal/true crime research

Ideally you would have flexible daytime availability (there are occasional private daytime tour requests).

The vast majority of shifts (including private tours) will start at 5pm or later.

The latest tours we run are generally 8pm (ends around 9:45pm).

This tour takes place in downtown San Francisco after dark, which comes with its quirks.

There are occasional disruptions from street folks, hecklers, drunks and folks with mental health issues.

This is the main challenge, and we are looking for tour guides who are able to handle these infrequent, sometimes challenging interruptions.