For over 30 years, award-winning travel firm MIR has built a reputation as a pioneer in travel to destinations considered obscure, exotic, remote, difficult and even controversial -- from Tibet to Tehran and everyplace in between. MIR – from the Russian word meaning both “peace” and “world” – specializes in bringing people together to discover more about the world and, consequently, about themselves.
That’s where you come in.
We are a very busy team of hard working travel professionals who are passionate about designing award-winning trips and delivering top-drawer service. Join us to provide personalized customer service while managing complex travel logistics from A to Z (sign-ups/admin/budgeting/vendor communications/itinerary management and more) for a significant number of departures in our Seattle headquarters.
We’d love to hear from you if you meet the qualifications:
You’re one of those people with an acute attention to detail -- flexible, but a stickler for accuracy and organization, and who enjoys dabbling in a database.
You’ve been bitten by the travel bug and have already ventured to some of MIR’s destinations and are hooked!
You’re passionate about helping others discover the value of lesser-known destinations at the crossroads of Europe & Asia and would relish the opportunity to serve a sophisticated and very-well traveled audience.
You’ve leveraged your very-polished written communication skills and your self-assured and energetic phone presence to build relationships with customers in the past.
You enjoy working independently with minimal oversight within a team of well-traveled, internationally minded colleagues and don't get rattled having to meet constant deadlines.
You’re ok with an “old school” in-office position with classic office hours.
Cubicles in the sky are not your thing. Being in quirky Pioneer Square, in one of the city’s oldest buildings with tall ceilings and a funky charm and above a famous guitar store sounds just fine to you (yes we sometimes hear impromptu “concerts”).
You know your way around a Mac and are proficient in Microsoft Office.
Learning about the day-to-day operations of a highly specialized entrepreneurial-oriented boutique adventure travel company is a place you can see yourself fitting right into.
For more information please go to: http://www.mircorp.com/about-mir/careers/
Please submit your resume, references and a detailed cover letter for consideration. Please elaborate in your letter why you're the perfect fit for MIR and this position. Only submissions accompanied by a cover letter and references will be considered -- thank you for your understanding. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time office position in Seattle (Mon-Fri), with comprehensive benefits; salary DOE. This position may involve travel to MIR’s destinations up to 2-4 weeks/year, depending on interest and experience.
Internal Number: 24
About MIR Corporation
MIR Corporation is celebrating over 30 years guiding travelers across Russia aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, along the Silk Road, to St. Petersburg and beyond. MIR has built a reputation as a leader in pioneering travel to destinations considered obscure, exotic, remote, difficult and even controversial - from Tibet to Tallinn to Tehran and everyplace in between. MIR (from the Russian word meaning both "peace" and "world") specializes in bringing people together to discover more about the world and, consequently, about themselves. MIR has twice been named one of National Geographic Adventure's "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth," and is a six-time recipient of the Tours of a Lifetime award by National Geographic Traveler. MIR is a preferred operator for museum, alumni and special interest organizations across the U.S., and a preferred destination management company/ground operator for tour operators around the world.
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