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Associate Trip Planner

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Forget a job description, we're looking to grow our tribe of world explorers! Adventure Life is a dynamic leader in the adventure travel industry and we're growing! We invite you to join our family of individuals who know how to work hard and play hard. Our energetic team is constantly tackling challenges and innovating new ways to achieve exceptional travel experiences for our travelers.

Currently, our team is on the search for a highly motivated and personable individual to be the initial point of communication for travelers with our company. Connect with travelers in a variety of ways and form a bridge to the best expert Trip Planner for their worldwide adventure. Succeed in this position and be considered for advancement to Trip Planner after adequate training in our systems and destinations.

Due to the nature of the job, we give preference to candidates who have traveled extensively or have lived internationally. A candid enthusiasm for global travel and an eagerness to learn about our worldwide destinations is also essential to this position. Exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and computer fluency are also necessary. While our team thoroughly enjoys the great outdoors, please realize that this is an office position in Missoula, MT, requiring a minimum of 40-45 hours per week.

As a company, we are committed to developing sustainable travel in all of our destinations. We emphasize giving back to the local communities and environments which host our travelers, and encourage all employees to do the same in their own backyard. This core value results in our commitment to making a positive impact on every life we encounter, and that includes you. Accordingly, we offer competitive compensation, health benefits, vacation, holidays, retirement, flex-time, and travel benefits.

Required Skills and Experience
Relational communication skills, both verbal and written 
Exceptional customer service and sales skills
International travel or past residency preferred
Ability to work and develop skills independently
Proficiency in multi-project management
Innovative in implementing creative solutions
Competitive spirit, but team-focused outlook
Bachelor's degree or higher

Compensation/Benefits
Base + Commission - Total compensation for the 1st year has been in the range of $34,000-$44,000, for the 2nd year the range is $38,000-$54,000, and for the 3rd year has ranged between $43,000 and $60,000+ depending on employee performance in the role.
Health insurance
SIMPLE IRA - similar to a 401(k)
Annual travel opportunities to fulfill your wanderlust!
Volunteer time
Dog-at-work benefit
Employee Charity Gift Matching program
Gym membership reimbursement

This is a full-time 40-45+ hrs/wk position scheduled by manager within our business hours of 7am-7pm Monday through Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday (most Saturdays required).

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Required documents include: resumecover lettertyping test (can be taken for free online, at some temp agencies or at a job services office), and references. If graduated from college in the last three years, please send transcripts - unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

*Updated 12/21/18*
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Operations Coordinator

*Open until filled. Currently accepting applications.*

Adventure Life is a dynamic leader in the adventure travel industry and we're growing!  We invite you to join our family of individuals who know how to work hard and play hard. Our energetic team is constantly tackling challenges and innovating new ways to achieve exceptional travel experiences for our travelers.
 
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to coordinate our trips.  Operations coordinators provide direct customer service and manage logistics from the time travelers register for their trip until they return home.  This is an office position in Missoula, MT that requires excellent organization and communication skills. Each day entails managing several dozen e-mails with overseas outfitters, conversing with clients about upcoming trips, and continual research to stay informed about the destinations. Problem-solving and customer service skills are necessary. Other responsibilities include assisting in the daily routine of making the office run (answering phones, filing, client mailings). Excellent writing skills, multitasking abilities and self-motivation are all key characteristics of a successful Operations Coordinator. We offer competitive compensation, vacation, holiday, retirement, health, flex-time and travel benefits.

Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor's degree or higher
Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
Experience in multi-project management
Knowledge of Word and Excel required 
Ability to work with little guidance and learn new skills on your own
Ability to create and apply innovative solutions
Foreign travel experience preferred

Compensation/Benefits
First year compensation of $32,000-$36,000
Health benefits
SIMPLE IRA - similar to 401(k)
Annual continuing education opportunities
Annual travel opportunities to our destinations
Volunteer time
Dog-at-work benefit
Employee Charity Gift Matching program
Gym membership reimbursement

This is a full-time 40+ hrs/wk position with some flexibility in scheduling after training.

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Required documents include: resumecover lettertyping test (can be taken for free online, at some temp agencies or at a job services office), and references. If graduated from college in the last three years, please send transcripts - unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

*Updated 3/1/19*
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Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

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We looking for cheerful and motivated individuals to assist in the daily operations of our Missoula, MT, office.  The wide range of duties include assisting with answering phones, filing, client mailings, database entry, and assisting staff in any other necessary tasks throughout the day. In addition to these tasks, the Administrative Assistant will work with our trip planners, operations staff, and administration on various time-sensitive projects including updating our website, researching online and compiling new information for travelers. Excellent organizational and writing skills, multitasking abilities and self-motivation are all key characteristics of a successful Administrative Assistant.

· Consistently cheerful attitude and professional phone presence
· Office experience with a multi-line phone preferred
· Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills
· Attention to detail while working with special projects and data entry
· Basic office skills: filing, faxing, copying, etc.
· Ability to multitask and manage several time-sensitive assignments
· Ability to follow specific written and verbal instructions without error
· Discipline to learn new skills and take initiative to work independently
· Knowledge of Word and Excel required
· Bachelor's or associate's degree required

Compensation/Benefits
$12/hour
Health benefits
SIMPLE IRA - similar to 401(k)
Annual travel opportunities to our destinations
Annual continuing education opportunities
 
This is a full-time 40 hours/week position. Training hours in the first few weeks will take place M-F from 8:30-5:30. The schedule will then be determined based on need within the office hours of Monday - Thursday 7am-7pm, Friday 7am-6pm, and Saturday 9am - 2pm. Some overtime may be required during busy seasons or for special projects. 

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Required documents include: resumecover lettertyping test (can be taken for free online, at some temp agencies or at a job services office), and references. If graduated from college in the last three years, please send transcripts - unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

*Updated 3/5/19*
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Full-Time or Part-Time Web Developer (Full Stack)

*Open until filled. Currently accepting applications.*

Adventure Life is a dynamic leader in the adventure travel industry and we're growing! We invite you to join our family of individuals who know how to work hard and play hard. Our energetic team is constantly tackling challenges and innovating new ways to achieve exceptional travel experiences for our travelers.

We are seeking innovative web developers to join our Missoula, MT team. We have full time and part time positions available. Great opportunity for college students or recent graduates in Missoula to expand their knowledge and experience. The web developer will join a fast-paced office atmosphere where s/he will provide ongoing development of web-based tools for managing travel services, website updates, CRM management and analytics tool development.

Desired Experience
Back-end (LAMP) programming
Front-end (JS, CSS, HTML) development

Required Skills
PHP (OOP)
MySQL
JavaScript (Ajax and jQuery)
CSS
HTML

Additional Skills
UI / UX
Git
MSSQL
Photoshop
Illustrator
Experience in multi-project management
Ability to work independently and drive self-learning
Ability to create and apply innovative solutions
Ability to think critically and contribute to plans within a project's development

Compensation
Wage based on experience
Full-time position includes:
Health benefits
SIMPLE IRA - similar to a 401(k)
Annual travel opportunities 

We have full time and part time positions available. Required documentation includes: resume, cover letter, references. If graduated from college in the last three years, please send transcripts – unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Apply Here

*Updated 7/19/18*
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Adventure Guide - Summer 2017

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Adventure Life is looking for cheerful and motivated individuals to lead tours in Montana. The wide range of duties include guiding individuals and groups during their adventure based activities, acting as a day-to-day manager of the travel group, creating safe yet exciting experiences while promoting positive relations with travelers, maintaining the established travel itinerary, providing relevant educational and engaging information, assisting travelers during activities, assembling tents and other necessary equipment/gear, organizing and/or preparing meals, safely driving guests and equipment from one location to another and other necessary tasks throughout the day. The Guide will also need to consistently deliver a high level of customer service and traveler satisfaction and be able to take decisive action to resolve problems as they arise. Excellent leadership and communication skills, multitasking abilities, resourcefulness and a positive attitude are all crucial characteristics of a successful Guide.
 
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience Necessary 
· Ability to maintain high level of customer service with guests and employees 
· Consistently cheerful and positive attitude 
· Communicate effectively in a professional and courteous manner 
· Excellent instructional skills, an educational background/educator experience is preferred 
· Ability to work well in teams 
· Available to work all days of the week including weekends and holidays. We are looking for people who can commit throughout the summer (through end of August beginning of September) 
· Demonstrate a passion for and working knowledge of the outdoors and Western Montana 
· Excellent organizational, leadership, and people skills 
· Attention to detail while working 
· Ability to multitask and handle stressful situations 
· Ability to follow specific written and verbal instructions without error 
· Undergraduate of Associates degree strongly preferred. Some assignments require Master's Degree and teaching experience 
· Ability to deal with physical demands of the position 
· Certified in basic first aid and CPR 
· Additional health and safety training is an asset
· Commercial driver license (CDL) preferred
 
Salary:
Salary is open and based on experience, skills, and duration of guide assignments. Assignments are typicaly one to two weeks long.

This is a seasonal position for the summer of 2017. Schedule is dependent on need at time of hire.
 
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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS include resume, cover letter, and references. If graduated from college in the last three years, please send transcripts - unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

*Updated 6/19/17*
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Mandarin-English Interpreter for Montana Tour 

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Adventure Life is seeking a Chinese interpreter to join a group of 10-20 Chinese students and parents on a 10-day exploration of Montana in summer 2017. This trip introduces Chinese students to Montana’s geographic and cultural highlights, including Yellowstone National Park, the University of Montana and Glacier National Park. As a interpreter, you will join this group on all excursions and provide language and logistical assistance to Adventure Life’s Head Guide.
 
Tour Summary:
August 5 : Arrive in Bozeman, MT | Overnight at Ramada Inn
August 6 : Transfer to Yellowstone National Park |Overnight Camping
August 7 : Yellowstone National Park | Overnight Camping
August 8 : Yellowstone | Montana State University | Overnight at Ramada Inn
August 9 : Transfer to Missoula | University of Montana | Overnight at home in Missoula
August 10 : Watershed Education Network | Homestay | Overnight at home in Missoula
August 11 : Whitewater rafting | Overnight at home in Missoula
August 12 : Glacier National Park | Overnight at KOA Cabins
August 13 : Glacier National Park | Overnight at KOA Cabins
August 14 : Depart from Kalispell | Back to Missoula
 
Interpreter Expectations and Responsibilities
Compensation and Benefits
Please contact Callie Woody (callie.w@adventure-life.com) or Brian Morgan (brian.morgan@adventurelife.com) or call our office at 406-541-2677 and ask for either person.

*Updated 3/7/17*
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