Employment with Intrepid

As an Intrepid employee, there's more to work than the job you do. It's about becoming part of an energetic and diverse global family, with a zest for life and a lust for travel.

We work hard to maintain an environment that hits the right note between professional and fun - because it's our belief that people are more inventive when inspired, more productive when passionate and more resourceful when recognised. And with offices around the world, there's always plenty of opportunities for fun, adventure and career development with Intrepid.

 

Current employment opportunities

6 MONTH CONTRACT –CREATIVE COORDINATOR
We are looking for somebody who is full of creative ideas, LOVES to travel the Intrepid way and wants to help us grow our brand within North America. The team you are joining is small, but we’re all about BIG ideas and making cool things happen. You’ll occasionally work long hours, drink beers in the office (if you want to) and shoot a few hoops with us during brainstorm sessions - all from the comfort of our downtown office. You’ll be working with our marketing team in Toronto, but will have design guidance from our Studio Manager in Australia. Oh yeah, and there’s a free trip up for grabs upon successful completion of your contract and potential for a contract extension.

You’ll get to do a bit of everything here, including helping our marketing, partnerships and PR people with brainstorms and idea execution, design work and general admin. You will also be working closely with our Content Manager to help manage and grow our social channels during North American business hours. It is basically a dream job.

To apply please contact canmarketing@intrepidtravel.com 

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Join a dynamic team in the leading global Adventure travel company; inspire customers to follow their inner wanderlust, create amazing travel experiences and become integral in the rapidly growing business in the UK and Europe. Your mission - should you choose to apply for it - is to achieve and exceed sales targets, whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy, and never ceasing to delight our customers. If you have an appetite for travel, are driven by meeting monthly sales targets, and love talking to people, then we want to hear from you.
 
 
To apply, please email your CV to andy.burt@intrepidtravel.com

ABOUT US:

With a huge variety of tours available, Intrepid travelers explore the world's most amazing places - from the back streets of Asia, to the wilds of Africa, the colorful landscapes of Latin America, the delicacies of Europe and ancient cultures of Australasia.  We operate a number of brands including Peregrine, Geckos, Adventure Tours Australia, The Adventure Company and, Intrepid Travel. 

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The main responsibility of this role is the design, implementation and ongoing management related to the core infrastructure for the Intrepid Group’s systems, globally, additionally the incumbent is to be the “go-to” technical specialist for all technologies utilised within Intrepid Group. You will be working closely with internal team members, locally and remotely as well as with external consultants to build and improve the systems which support the various brands within the Intrepid Group. You will be expected to provide mentoring and be a point of escalation for the Intrepid Groups 24x7 Service Operations team.

 

WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?

  • Fantastic travel discounts/free trips for multiple brands
  • Casual work environment – wear your jeans to work
  • RDOs (rostered days off) for permanent full time employees
  • Incentive scheme (dependent on company performance and goals)
  • Quirky Culture
  • Work with a fantastic group of travelers
  • Great CBD location

Intrepid Group is unique, just like this role. You won't be able to put price on a great team, and the exciting opportunities we can provide.

As an Intrepid Group employee, your work will help to give back through The Intrepid Foundation – our not-for-profit fund that supports non-government organizations around the world and assists with a number of grassroots conservation and community projects: www.theintrepidfoundation.org.

 

To apply, send a cover letter with your CV to Adrian.vanderdoes@intrepidtravel.com

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Applications will be accepted until Wednesday 17th February 2016.

While we appreciate each and every submission, unfortunately we can only get back to successful applicants.

Ever eaten deep-fried tarantula in Cambodia?  Woken up to elephant tracks outside your tent in Kenya?  Haggled your way around the souqs in Marrakech? 

If you answered yes to any of these, chances are you came home and bragged about it. And why wouldn't you?  Talking about travel is awesome.  So how would you like to do it for a living?

As our BDM (Business Development Manager - Northern NSW) you'll head out on the road to talk Turkey (and the rest of the world) in order to promote our company.

Interested? We thought so. Apply now by submitting a cover letter answering the below questions and send it along with your resume.
Questions:
- Your most memorable travel experience
- A list of destinations you've travelled to
- Tell us something we wouldn't know about you by reading your CV

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*As we do have a large number of candidates apply, we only contact short-listed candidates, but we really appreciate each application. Applications will close on 8 January 2016. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Andrea.Campbell@intrepidtravel.com

Ever trekked to Machu Picchu? Eaten your weight in Tacos in Oaxaca City? Haggled your way around the souqs in Marrakech? 

If you answered yes to any of these, chances are you came home and bragged about it. And why wouldn't you?  Talking about travel is awesome.  So how would you like to do it for a living?

As our BDM (Business Development Manager - Eastern Canada) you'll head out on the road to talk Turkey (and the rest of the world) in order to promote our company.

Interested? We thought so. Apply now by submitting a cover letter answering the below questions and send it along with your resume.
Questions:
- Your most memorable travel experience
- A list of destinations you've travelled to
- Tell us something we wouldn't know about you by reading your CV

Click her for a copy of the Job Description.

*As we do have a large number of candidates apply, we only contact short-listed candidates, but we really appreciate each application. Applications will close on 8 January 2016. To apply, please send your CV to Nick.Shuttleworth@intrepidtravel.com

Ever trekked to Machu Picchu? Eaten your weight in Tacos in Oaxaca City? Haggled your way around the souqs in Marrakech? 

If you answered yes to any of these, chances are you came home and bragged about it. And why wouldn't you?  Talking about travel is awesome.  So how would you like to do it for a living?

As our BDM (Business Development Manager - Eastern USA) you'll head out on the road to talk Turkey (and the rest of the world) in order to promote our company.

Interested? We thought so. Apply now by submitting a cover letter answering the below questions and send it along with your resume.
Questions:
- Your most memorable travel experience
- A list of destinations you've travelled to
- Tell us something we wouldn't know about you by reading your CV

Click her for a copy of the Job Description

*As we do have a large number of candidates apply, we only contact short-listed candidates, but we really appreciate each application. To apply, please send your CV to Nick.Shuttleworth@intrepidtravel.com

We are hunting for outstanding Agent Sales Consultants who will be in charge of maximising sales of all Intrepid and airfare products over the phone and via e-mail to travel agents, and to some direct passengers. 
 

ABOUT US

Are you looking for a job where you can be yourself, work in a casual environment and have fun selling the BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE EVER?

The Intrepid Group has a variety of worldwide tours specialising in small group sustainable travel. We operate trips globally, including Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Similar travel industry
  • Travel experience to Intrepid Group destinations
  • Experience working with booking systems (GDS system)

ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to build relationships over the phone
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional ‘above and beyond’ customer service
  • An understanding of and belief in Intrepid’s Responsible Business Philosophy
  • Friendly, flexible, adaptable

 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

At head office you can wear what you want, just be yourself, and most of all become friends with like-minded people. We also have our own coffee machine! Being part of our Sales team means great opportunities, incentives, rostered days off (11 per year), training programs for your development and a whole heap of Adventure Travel perks you don't want to miss out on.

Our values are not just on a piece of paper, or for show on our website, they actually were developed by our employees, so we live and breathe them within Intrepid. We want to hear from people who are proud and passionate to sell our products and see this as a career, not just 'another job'. If you think you have what it takes to be the next Intrepid Agent Sales Superstar, then we don't want you to miss out!

 

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In order for your application to be accepted, you must send us a cover letter outlining the below:

- Your most memorable travel experience
- A list of destinations you've travelled to
- Tell us something we wouldn't know about you by reading your CV

Please send your cover letter and CV to auscentral@intrepidtravel.com. Candidates will be assessed upon receipt. Sorry, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

The Intrepid Group (Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures & Geckos Adventures) is looking for an Email Marketing Specialist to join our Digital Marketing team to drive stellar growth and brand engagement! If you are an analytical and creative thinker with strong technical skills who can execute and optimize email programs, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! We’re looking for someone to dive in and get their hands dirty. You will have to think creatively in how to segment our data and ensure that each stage of the customer lifecycle is well communicated to delight and engage our customers. This person will help launch and maintain our email marketing and push notification program running flawlessly, developing and implementing messaging that delights, informs, engages, and drives sales. Sound up your alley? Read on and apply! 

We offer an open work environment, great travel perks, full benefits, 401k matching, generous leave allowances and company-sponsored outings. We also take the time to invest in our community through volunteerism and philanthropy.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the creation and execution of promotional, lifecycle, and transactional email marketing programs to consumers
  • Oversee the process of copy, layout, list selection, review/approval process, analytics and reporting
  • Partner with Manager to develop the company’s messaging strategy and plan
  • Maintain and execute on-going test/learn
  • Collaborates across teams (partnerships, social, global campaign team, regional campaign team) to support brand and sales goals
  • Works closely with copywriters and design to execute programs. Ensures accuracy, quality, and brand consistency in communications
  • Evaluate and communicate test results and make recommendations for further enhancements
  • Understand and continually evaluate website analytics and customer data/behavior to recommend future opportunities for messaging efforts

Responsibilities:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in marketing, with at least one year of email marketing experience
  • Basic HTML experience required
  • Some understanding of direct-response marketing, email best practices, metrics and associated KPIs
  • Experience working with ESPs, preferably Exact Target
  • Self motivated and results oriented
  • Excellent project management, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in a web analytics tool, preferably Google Analytics
  • Strong data management skills, interpretive ability
  • Long term improvement focus, while maintaining flexibility in a rapidly changing work environment
  • The ability to prioritize, self-manage, and seek help when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience

Responsibilities:

  • Based in our Petaluma office.
  • Work in an office filled with people passionate about travel!

Applications will close on 31 January 2016. To apply, please send your CV to maya.markowitz@intrepidtravel.com

 

Business Development Manager – SW, Wales & Ireland

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing team of Business Development Managers, at the world’s leading adventure travel company. Responsible for growing our travel industry sales in south-west England, south Wales and Ireland, you’ll build relationships on the ground with our agents, offering training, marketing and commercial support. If you are passionate about our style of travel, can inspire others and are a driven a self-starter, we’d love to hear from you.       

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Application deadline is Monday 8th February.
To apply, please email your CV to tom.hawes@intrepidtravel.com

 

 

Our Team

We're incredibly proud of our small family of staff who each bring their unique skills and experience to our talent pool. In Intrepid offices around the world, you'll find dedicated, hard working people, who are passionate about what they do and thrive in a fun, positive team environment.

Here are just a few ways you might forge out a career with Intrepid:

Become a Travel Specialist

Our specialist travel advisors have an abundance of experience, a wealth of knowledge and a passion for amazing adventures. If you've racked up your fair share of passport stamps, come from a background in travel or simply have a thirst for adventure and sensational people skills - there might just be a job with your name on it in one of our offices around the world.

Become a Group Leader

Do you want to make a career out of showing your country to the world? Are experienced in group tours or travel? Then it's time to consider a career as an Intrepid Group Leader. Our leaders come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, and share our passion for responsible travel. Key attributes such as high-level organisation, problem solving and people skills are essential to ensure you've got what it takes to give Intrepid travellers the most incredible experience.

Join our industry sales team

Are you passionate about travel, skilled at making sales and have great attention to detail? If so, the Intrepid Industry Sales team might be just the place for you. This team are at the heart of our business - its trips, trips and more trips, 24-hours a day! In fact you are almost always on someone's holiday! Servicing the needs of direct sales, wholesale agents and web customers, you could be talking to an agent one minute and emailing a potential holiday-maker in Europe the next. Sound like the right mix of fun and variety for you?

 

Where we are in the world?

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
It is Melbourne where the Intrepid story began although the team has increased dramatically from the days Darrell and Manch were a two man band working out of their kitchen! This is the biggest Intrepid office in the globe and based in the cosmopolitan CBD. 

Alton, Hampshire, UK
Based approximately an hour from London the Alton office is a pretty market town surrounded by beautiful countryside. The office is bright and open planned and staff regularly get involved in some competitive table tennis competitions! 

Petaluma, California, USA
Overlooking the Petaluma River and the hills of Sonoma County this has to be one of the most attractive work environments for Intrepid staff. It was ranked 33rd in the 100 best places to work by the American Outside Magazine.   

Toronto, Canada
Tucked away in Toronto’s fashion district, our Queen St. W office space is truly a hub for adventure. This open space fosters an environment of open communication, collaboration and creativity. The office itself offers a relaxing lounge space, foosball table and two beer fridge’s, meaning there are no shortage of spots to celebrate a big win or a job well done!

Holzkirchen, Germany 
Nestled between one of Germany’s favourite cities, Munich, and the Alps, Holzkirchen, is a great place to work, not only at the time of the legendary Oktoberfest. With a half hour train ride from Munich downtown and located at the A8 Autobahn the office is easy accessible for commuters. We are a small team, but we plan to expand.

 

Our Culture

Working for Intrepid can often be a fairly social affair, like team lunches in Hanoi, yoga sessions in the Beijing office or 'Frock up Fridays' in Melbourne - we always make time to supplement our busy working lives with some fun and frivolity.

The thing that sets Intrepid apart is that all staff are encouraged to be themselves, make suggestions and share their ideas - even the crazy ones. After all, Intrepid Travel was born from a crazy idea two backpackers had while on holiday in Africa!

 

Recruitment process

Office-based hiring process

The job application process with Intrepid is nice and straighthforward. Just a few simple steps and you’re on your way to beginning the adventure of a lifetime.

Application process

Once you’ve identified a vacancy that suits your talents and requirements, please ensure you have your CV ready in an electronic format. Answer some simple questions related to the job you’re applying for and attach both to an email directed to the relevant location

Telephone screening

If you are shortlisted the first stage of the process may involve a telephone call to discuss your CV and career aspirations in more detail. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about life at Intrepid.

Interview process

Short-listed candidates will then be invited in to meet us in person. The initial interview will be a mix of behavioural and role specific questions and there is the potential for second round interviews to take place.

Selection

The final selected applicant will be given a verbal offer of the position, followed by confirmation in writing. The time frame for placement varies but generally may take between 2-4 weeks.

Benefits

  • Rostered days off (RDO) - each permanent full time employee may be eligible to one RDO per month to encourage work place flexibility.
  • Staff Travel Discounts - each permanent full time employee is entitled to a discount off Intrepid trips
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Intrepid offers an EAP program which provides employees and immediate family members with assistances in times of hardship. We want to ensure our employees are safe and happy inside and outside of work.

 

Training and development

To keep up with the growing needs of the business, we also regularly create new roles and reengineer existing positions - which means we can offer opportunities for multi-skilled members of staff to redefine and grow their roles within the business, or try their hand at something different entirely.

Performance reviews

Reviews are held every 6 months with each office staff member, where issues such as future development, training opportunities and performance are discussed and evaluated. This maintains healthy two-way communication between employees and managers.

Training and study support

At Intrepid, we not only recognise the importance of continued learning and development - we support it. All staff may be entitled to study leave and can apply for financial support for external training programs, short courses or tertiary study.

Internal training

Being an international company, we adopt a blended approach to learning that involves training in a face-to-face ‘classroom’ setting, online training via webinars and virtual ‘classrooms’ where employees from across the globe interact. Regular courses and workshops are also run by both internal staff and professional facilitators, on topics ranging from product specific training to conflict management and customer service.

 

Work Experience

Plenty of people grow up wanting to forge a career in travel - and why wouldn't you? Breathtaking sights, golden sunrises, eye-popping cities… we're inclined to agree that it's the best industry there is! In the interest of helping out the next-gen of travel gurus, Intrepid offers students the chance to do work experience in our Melbourne office.

As we receive a high volume of requests, all students must contact our HR Department, well in advance to be considered. Please email employment@intrepidtravel.com with the following information:

  • Your name, email and phone number
  • The course you are doing
  • Details of how long a placement you need, and likely dates
  • Your area of interest e.g. sales, operations
  • Your skills and experience. What are you really good at?