A photo of the Devour Tours team doing a wine tasting in a cellar

Our Mission

At Devour Tours our mission is to connect curious travelers with local food and people in a way that helps culture thrive! We proudly partner with family-run establishments, we believe in ethical and sustainable tourism and are passionate about helping our tour guests feel like locals. We work hard, we demand excellence of ourselves and those we work with, and we take a keen interest in the professional development of the people on our team.

If you’re excited by our mission and would love to work for a leading company in this country’s fast-paced tourism industry, then we want to hear from you!

We’re hiring!

Below are the positions we currently have available. Having said that, we are always looking to hear from smart, motivated people who would love to work for a young, vibrant and ambitious company like Devour Tours. Even if we don’t have a place for you right now – we’ll certainly take notice and give you a ring when something comes up.

We’re currently hiring for the following positions:
Freelance Tour Guides
Lisbon Food Tour Operations Manager & Guide
Account Manager

Food Tour Guides Needed

Status: We accept applications on a rolling basis for vacancies that may open up throughout the year.

Do you love Madrid and Spain? Do you love Spanish food? Can you command a crowd, make them listen and make them laugh? Then you might be a perfect candidate for a job as a food tour guide with Madrid Food Tour. We’re currently looking for qualified and enthusiastic guides. If you think you might be the right person, check the application requirements below and get in touch.

What makes a great food tour guide?

You need to make a great first impression, be a fantastic storyteller, have an infectious sense of humor, be adept at thinking quickly on your feet, be responsible and detail-oriented and be empathetic and highly sensitive to people’s backgrounds, cultures, and differences.

We want people who are passionate about Madrid, Spain, and this country’s cuisine, and who know how to communicate that passion to others and make them as excited as you.

What we offer…

Guides give approximately 2 to 5 tours a week (depending on the season and including daytime and nighttime shifts), and each tour lasts an average of four hours. Once you’re all trained up, you’ll earn a competitive per-tour rate plus tips. Guides also receive friends and family discounts on our tours as well as continuous free training about Madrid and Spanish food and drink while working for us.

Applicants must…

  • Have a native or very high level of English, with a high level of Spanish
  • Be allowed to work in Spain and registered (or willing to register) as an autónomo

As an ethical employer, we only work with autónomo guides, meaning you can legally invoice us and we can legally pay you. Becoming autónomo is very easy (we can help get you set up) and note that under current laws in Madrid, for the first 18 months you’ll only pay €50/month social security.

Please note: if you are on a student visa this does not allow you to be autónomo and unfortunately means you’re not able to work with us.

  • Have lived in Madrid for at least one year
  • Have a smartphone and be easily reachable via it to advise about last minute tours, tour changes and other information (whether via Whatsapp, SMS or email)
  • Have access to internet at home and check their email at least once a day; and
  • Be available for monthly staff meetings and periodic (fun!) training sessions.

We prefer applicants to have a smartphone and be easily reachable via it (to advise about last minute tours, tour changes and other information).

How to apply…

Please send an email in English to [email protected]. In the subject line include your first and last names and the words “Tour Guide Application”.

In the email, you must include:

  • A brief statement (approximately a paragraph) about why you think you’d make a great food tour guide with Madrid Food Tour. Make your paragraph striking and witty – this is your first chance to show us your personality.
  • State any previous experience, studies or credentials that you think would be relevant to your application.
  • State how long you have lived in Madrid.
  • State your level of English and Spanish.
  • State your availability
  • State your age

Please attach to the email:

  • A recent photo in jpeg format (or a link to a video of you if one exists online – please do not attach videos)
  • Your CV in English in either .doc or .pdf format
  • Anything else you’d like us to consider (links to a blog, YouTube channel, etc.)

Before you send the email, please check you’ve included everything we ask for above. Only complete applications will be considered.

We will contact suitable candidates by email to set up an interview.

Many thanks for your interest in working with Devour Madrid.

Lisbon Food Tour Operations Manager & Guide

Do you love people, food, and travel? Are you the one who organizes your trips abroad– usually around the best places to eat? Devour Tours is an award-winning food tour company whose mission is to connect curious travelers with local food and people in a way that helps culture thrive! We are growing quickly and we are looking for an ambitious and passionate Lisbon-lover to join our team and bring our tours to life.

This role is dynamic and will evolve as the city grows. A successful candidate in this role will be responsible for product development, guiding, and eventually hiring and training a team. Great communication skills are essential to working with a largely remote team, and we are looking for someone who demonstrates both attention to detail and flexibility.

Successful candidates will also consist of a combination of the following:
– High level English and Portuguese (other languages are a plus)
– Entrepreneurial experience is a plus
– Experience in hospitality or the tourism industry
– Works well under pressure and can intuitively solve problems quickly
– Organised and a great communicator
– Knowledge of Lisbon and Portugal
– Love for and curiosity about food, history, culture and people
– Flexibility – this role works from home and has a fluid schedule
– Excited to develop as a leader and to lead a team

What we offer:

Competitive pay, bonus structure, ongoing education and the opportunity to join a growing company and develop your career in a leading tourism company.

To apply, please fill out this application form: https://goo.gl/forms/UU06SMZRzN7ZraNe2

Account Manager (Madrid-based)

Do you love people, food, and travel? Are you the organized one in your group of friends? Devour Tours is an award-winning food tour company that is growing quickly and looking to expand our team of passionate people! We recently launched our Madrid-based sales department and are looking for a friendly account manager manager to build and preserve strong relationships with our customers. We are looking for someone who wants to grow in this role as we expand.

This role is for someone passionate about people and teamwork. A successful candidate in this role will be responsible for managing client relationships from the time they confirm their booking until after they finish their tour. During that time, you’ll liaise with our operations teams to ensure the smoothest experience on the ground, promote opportunities for cross selling, and aim to retain customers and gain repeat business. Excellent communication skills are essential, as well as charisma, attention to detail, and problem solving skills. If you’ve always wanted to turn your passion for food, wine and travel into a career, you are the candidate we are looking for!

Successful candidates will also demonstrate a combination of the following:

– Fluent in English (written and spoken)
– Proficient in Spanish (written and spoken)
– Portuguese, Italian, and/or French are a plus
– University degree an asset
– Previous experience in Sales, Tourism, Hospitality and Customer Service
– Works well under pressure and can intuitively solve problems quickly
– Love and knowledge of Spain – previous travel to Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and San Sebastian a plus
– Strong verbal, typing/writing and technical skills, as well as the ability to learn multiple systems in a fast-paced environment

Ideal start date: January 2019

What we offer:

Competitive pay, bonus structure, ongoing education and the opportunity to join a growing company and develop your career in a leading tourism company.

To apply, please fill out this application form: http://bit.ly/2PUo3Dg