This position will be part of the Multi-day Operations team. Operations is the backbone to our Multi-day department in charge of all trip equipment and food needs. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, reliable and willing to work as a team player to provide consistent and high-quality support for AOA’s guide team. This candidate must be capable of working independently without significant, direct supervision and have the ability to anticipate upcoming needs and plan accordingly. The candidate must enjoy the camaraderie of an energetic and diverse team, be independently driven and understand AOA’s mission.
About Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA)
Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA) is a rapidly growing, and innovative tour operator. Since 1997, Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA) has been the premier provider of multi-day guided backcountry adventures in the American Southwest as well as high-performance bike rentals and single-day guided adventure trips in the Phoenix metro area. AOA offers a unique brand of adventure travel by bringing a focused professionalism to the outdoor travel industry.
Position Start Date: August 19, 2019
Compensation: Hourly range is based upon experience: $11-13. AOA will pay a competitive hourly wage based on the selected candidate’s experience and skill set relevant to the position. This position does not include a benefit package.
Position Commitment: This position is part time and seasonal. The workload and hours vary depending on the seasonal demand of AOA’s guided trip schedule. During peak season months of May, June, September and October expected availability for this position is 10-20 hours per week. Outside of peak season, this position could expect from 0-15 hours per week. Nights and weekend availability are required.
College-level reasoning and language skills
Business communication skills: read, write, speak English fluently
Working knowledge of word processing software – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Sheets
General office skills: multi-line phones, filing systems, form typing, letter format, punctuation
Ability to communicate effectively with the public and other staff members
Valid Drivers License
Must be able and willing to perform physical work including but not limited to:
Standing for long periods of time, walking, lifting, reaching and bending over
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
Kitchen and warehouse maintenance, cleanliness and efficiency
Shop food for multi-day trips
Packing food and gear for multi-day trips
Vehicle prep for trip departures
Supervise and assist with guide and trip departures
Maintain accurate gear inventory
Sale of used gear
Equipment processing, maintenance and repair
Special/other projects as assigned by manager
How to apply
Please email email@example.com your cover letter and resume. We’d like to get you know you better: in your cover letter, please tell us a few reasons why you’d like to join AOA, and specifically why you think this position would be a good fit for you.
About Arizona Outback Adventures, an REI company
Arizona Outback Adventures has provided superior customer service and unforgettable outdoor experiences across the American West since 1997. AOA guides combine a passion for the outdoors with compassion for guests, a desire to learn with the talent to teach, have a flexible attitude, and above all, commitment to creating the best possible trip experience for our guests. AOA guides deliver the highest levels of service because we love what we do, we love the special places we visit, and we love having a positive impact on the lives of others.
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.