Want to play a part in one of Bendigo's most beloved icons?
Bendigo Heritage Attractions is looking for new casual tram drivers to join the team on the tracks.
"We're really looking for people to become part of Bendigo's living story," team leader of tram services, Dan Cliff, said.
Mr Cliff said the job of driving a Bendigo tram was different to that of a normal public transport driver.
A Bendigo tram driver needed to be fairly outgoing, he said, someone who was confident talking to people and was passionate about sharing the city's story.
While a thorough knowledge of Bendigo's history was a bonus, Mr Cliff said prospective tram drivers were not expected to know everything. Experience operating a tram or other form is not necessary - all that is required is a standard driver's licence, with the rest of the training delivered on the job.
John Ritchie has been a tram driver for just on 20 years, having taken on the job after retiring from a career as a court registrar.
Mr Ritchie said it was interesting to meet the different people who took the trams, who were mostly holidaymakers, hailing from Victoria, interstate and overseas.
Driving the trams was interesting, he said, and each one had its own particular characteristics and character. Mr Ritchie said Tram No. 19 was one he spent a lot of time on when he was learning to become a tram driver, while the larger W-class were some of the easiest to drive.
For more information, including a full position description, visit the Bendigo Tramways website, call 4444 2812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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