Lodging & Activities Coordinator

Position Overview

We’re in the business of providing impactful, world-class photography excursions & digital online learning courses.

Your job as the Lodging & Activities Coordinator will be to book lodging & activities for our trips & keep things running smoothly & organized.

Sound fun? That’s because it is!

Our perfect candidate is a star when it comes to managing all the moving pieces involved in booking & managing the necessary lodging, activities, vehicles & various logistics for our photo trips.

You’re EXTREMELY detail oriented, organized, and great at juggling the different timelines and people involved in various initiatives. At the end of the day, you find joy in “closing the loop” and completing tasks and projects because you know that means you made a positive difference.

You love solving problems, organizing complicated schedules and you’re not afraid to handle a variety of situations.

As a company that teaches photography it’s important that our Lodging & Activities Coordinator is committed to excellence and always game to learn new things. We need someone who’s experienced, confident in their ability to manage a complicated set of schedules and ready to dive in headfirst and get results.

This position’s primary focus is to ensure we have the right lodging & activities booked for our trips, make new reservations & managing existing accounts. You’ll spend a lot time in your email inbox and on the phone with our vendors.

There is also an element of customer service involved with this position as you’ll be helping out with making & managing guest reservations as well.

The Lodging & Activities Coordinator position would be PERFECT for you if the idea of working with a fast-paced team that’s always on the leading edge excites you to no end!

Our ideal candidate doesn’t just hang out & wait for the phone to ring — they also see potential lives changed, potential profit, and potential for growth — and it’s those things that drive them to succeed.

Staying up to date and watching others in the Photo Travel business is fun for you.

You’re a forward-thinking action taker and continuously learning, improving, and refining your skills is a part of who you are.

We’re looking for an experienced organizer who “gets” the world of outdoor adventure travel and more specifically photography.

You’re confident in your ability to communicate with your team & vendors and stay on top of lots of moving pieces. If you’re driven to work at a high-level with a fun-lovin’ company where more growth equals more lives changed, keep reading…

This role is full-time and a work-from-home position. You’ll report directly to our Operations Manager and work closely with other key team members.

We’re not your average company — we always make sure our team members have plenty of freedom and flexibility to live their best lives, recharge, and have fun (major perks of working as a remote team!)

That said, the adventure travel world doesn’t take breaks — that’s why we need our team members to be flexible too. The tasks required in this role typically fit into an 8-4pm (Mountain) schedule but during product launches and busy seasons, we tend to tap into hours outside that range.

Our dream Lodging & Activities Coordinator is open to finding their own rhythm that serves their life while aligning with the guiding principle of “until the job is done”.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Lodging & Activities Coordinator will be working closely with the Operations Manager to manage our trips & lodging reservations. That means staying organized, thinking 10 steps ahead, digging into data and analytics, collaborating, brainstorming & solving problems.

This position requires a high-level of responsibility and experience as you literally become the person who ensures we have everything in place for our trips to run smoothly.

 Some of your responsibilities will include… 

Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate possesses the following strengths and skills:

  • 2+ years experience in the world of travel or hospitality
  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Strong knowledge of photography & understanding of lenses, camera bodies & equipment.
  • Self-starting attitude, ability to manage your own time and start projects and take initiative
  • Outstanding communication skills (both written and verbal) — you have a knack for offering constructive feedback, effective delegation, and ensuring everyone is on the same page
  • Ability to create strong relationships with vendors, contractors, customers, key people from other organizations
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously without dropping the ball— you get things done, meet deadlines and keep promises
  • Insane attention to detail and high standards when it comes to quality
  • Creative problem-solving skills, strong basis in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat and willing to master new systems
  • Positive, flexible, solution oriented, and excited to work with a diverse team of photo travel pros working toward common goals
  • Mature, coachable, and happy doing high-level projects as well as mundane tasks (there will be a mix of both!)

Please note that all candidates must have the following:

  • Laptop or computer that is compatible with Microsoft and Adobe products (i.e. not a Chromebook or iMac)
  • Printer
  • Reliable Wi-Fi connection
  • Quiet workplace

If you’re an experienced schedule organizer, a total people person, and you love working with a team that’s making a difference in the world, this might just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. 

Although we permit “side gigs” / work outside this role, it must not compete or overlap with the work we do or interfere with your role and responsibilities within the team. This allows us to project a united front, show that we are in this together as one business, and have the greatest possible impact.

If you want to step into a role with a great opportunity, enjoy knowing all the details and have an adventurous spirit, this just might be the role for you!

Want to learn a little bit more about us? Keep reading!

What We Do

Our Values

Our team is ambitious (always striving for excellence), hungry (competitive to the core; always wanting to be at the top) and enthusiastic (always excited about the work we are doing.)

We do whatever it takes to get the job done.

→ “That’s not my job” is not part of our vocabulary.

→ Since we are a small, but mighty team, we jump in where needed and are not afraid to get our hands dirty in the details.

→ We do whatever it takes to do the best we can in our specific roles.

When it comes to our customers and community, we lead with compassion.

→ We understand that everyone is doing the very best they can in the moment.

→ We subscribe to the belief that everyone we connect with is fighting their own battle we know nothing about.

→ We believe that compassion and kindness are exactly what they need to keep moving forward.

We are all coachable.

→ We are willing to make mistakes, learn from them quickly and continue to grow.

→ We put down our defenses, take a moment to process, take the feedback, and run with it.

We each take complete ownership of our roles.

→ Never will you see us pass off our job or project to someone else.

→ We each feel extreme pride in the work we are doing, and we own our projects like a boss.

We are resourceful to the core. You will never hear us say it can’t be done. We will find a way.

→ We are creative, strategic, and thoughtful in our actions. We believe there is always a way to make it work and we will do the digging to figure it out.

→ We don’t expect others on the team to tell us what to do or how to do it. We always help each other out when needed, but ultimately, when needed, we do the work to figure things out.

We laugh . . . a lot.

→ We genuinely like working with each other, so finding the fun in the moment, even when things are tough, it is just part of our culture.

Backcountry Journeys Perks

Did we forget to mention all of the BCJ perks? We’re fast-paced and rapidly growing. Our small but mighty team is composed of talented and motivated individuals who enjoy coming into work. But these awesome perks help just a little too:

The Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential
  • Two Weeks Paid Time Off plus flexible schedule allowing for additional time off
  • Never working on your birthday again! Hit the beach or the spa, we don’t care what you do, just don’t come to work!
  • Health Insurance Equivalent Payments after 90 days.

The Team:

  • What can we say? We really like each other! From team building events and happy hours to annual team trips, we like to work hard and play hard!

The Culture:

  • Forget the traditional corporate culture. Have a question? Have an emergency? Having a bad day? At BCJ we are all family and here to support you however we can!

The Development:

  • Something you’ve always wanted to learn? We offer annual professional and personal development opportunities, and you get to choose!
  • Opportunities to join in on trips to see what we’re all about!

Application Instructions

If you’d like to be considered for this role please submit the application below along with:

  • Cover letter and PDF of your resume
  • Copies of your Driver’s License & Social Security Card
  • A 3-minute video introduction telling us about yourself (We will not review videos longer than 3 minutes)
    • Suggestions of what to tell us about:
      • Why are you the best fit for this position?
      • Tell us about your best “win” at work
      • What positives and negatives do you anticipate working from home?
      • Which of our trips excites you most, and why?