Modern Adventure handcrafts extraordinary journeys with extraordinary people. We partner with tastemakers across many disciplines, and with mission-driven companies who are doing remarkable things. We are fiercely committed to delivering exceptional travel experiences on all seven continents. As a certified B-Corp, we believe in making a difference in people's lives. We want to build a company that dares to do big things and to make a difference in the world.
Who You Are
You are passionate and curious, full of energy, optimism and confidence. You are an exceptional host and leader. You can handle most any problem with grace and charm. You are tough and love to work hard, not resting until whatever needs doing is done. You love to build relationships and interact with people. You are a compassionate soul with a genuine desire to make others happy.
You understand the importance of the guest experience and the dynamics of group travel. You can read social situations and anticipate people’s needs. You are calm under pressure, resourceful, capable and tenacious. You understand how to solve problems to deliver the best outcome for the group and an individual.
You travel because you love it. You’ve explored many countries and experienced first-hand the beautiful diversity of our planet. You’re as comfortable camping under the stars as you are luxuriating in five-star hotels, as comfortable eating humble street food as you are dining in Michelin-starred kitchens.
What You’ll Do
You manage every moment of our trips. You are process driven, consistent, organized, dynamic and creative. On the road you’re the face of our brand—our host, logistics coordinator, coach, connoisseur, and overall gracious travel companion. You work with local operators to ensure smooth-running experiences, making adjustments to itineraries and activities as appropriate.You ensure each guest has what they need to have the experience of a lifetime with Modern Adventure:
Deliver the trip of a lifetime to our guests
Manage the partner relations in destination for the MOAD experiences
Be responsible for the timing and logistics of the trip flow
Coordinate with our local partners on all aspects of the trip including accommodations, activities, inclusions
Manage the group dynamics and be host to Modern Adventure guests
Make decisions on the ground to adjust and /or keep the experience on track
Facilitate a seamless trip experience for all guests
Create an atmosphere of inclusion and respect for all travelers
Be an engaging presenter, educator and host
Do great work and be great to work with
Please note: This is a contract role and requires frequent travel.
What You’ll Bring
3+ seasons of trip leading and/or guiding experience is a prerequisite
Experience in a customer facing travel or hospitality industry role required
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Creative and dynamic presentation skills
Independent, resourceful decision-making
Problem-solving skills, including poise under stressful conditions
Organizational skills, with both people and logistics
Computer skills: ability to use email, internet, MS Word and Excel
Language skills for international itineraries, particularly French, German, Italian and Spanish
Solid oral and written communication skills
Hustle, courage, humility
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Modern Adventure
Modern Adventure handcrafts extraordinary journeys with extraordinary people, to produce magical moments and lasting bonds. We partner with tastemakers across many disciplines and with mission-driven companies who are doing remarkable things. It’s our job to create extraordinary travel experiences that bring our partners’ points of view, and why they exist, to life.
As a certified B-Corp, we believe in making a difference in people's lives. We have the privilege of working with some of the world’s most inspired and inspiring brands and we are fiercely committed to delivering exceptional experiences on all seven continents.
We’re also a start-up. That means we’re small, nimble, and about finding the right fit for our team. We want to build a company who dares to do big things and dreams of making a difference in the world. So do you.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world. The membership and trade organization is designed to be a force for the industry and exists to drive thought leadership, industry promotion, and opportunities to network and convene globally to create trade and business health. It currently serves more than 1,000 members in 100 countries worldwide. The constituency is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations all sharing a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. Through its growing business services division, the ATTA delivers a portfolio of strategic solutions and a robust ecosystem of events around the globe. With specialized expertise in research, events, education, media, and promotion, the ATTA business service division is able to provide valuable solutions to a broad set of partners across many verticals of business.