Apprenticeship

Position: Travel Advisor Apprenticeship

Company: Heather Christopher Travel Consulting, LLC

A boutique travel agency specializing in planning seamless vacations for time-starved and overwhelmed families and couples.

This is the perfect opportunity for:

  • Someone who has traveled themself and enjoys the research- not just for their own trips but for others.
  • Someone who focused on overall experience and not just price.
  • Someone who believes in what travel creates: empathy and understanding for other cultures.
  • This person must be self-motivated, driven, a quick learner, willing to think on their feet, detail-oriented and a great communicator via phone and e-mail.

Position Overview:

  • This apprenticeship is designed with the intent of the selected candidate becoming a travel advisor on the HCTC team.  

Job Requirements and Expectations:

  • Assisting Heather with all travel booking related components to include research, purchasing airline seats, making dinner reservations, building itineraries in our itinerary software, building + invoicing in our CRM, communicating with clients + vendors on Heather’s behalf.
  • A valid passport and semi-flexible schedule

Ideal Candidate:

  • Loves to travel and be pushed outside of their comfort zone, and has traveled to at least fifteen countries.
  • Has planned their own travel and don’t consider price to be the #1 priority
  • Has planned friends and family travel with enthusiasm
  • Solution based thinker
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • High level of attention to detail to deliver superior customer service
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for luxury client care
  • Ability to work independently in unstructured environment
  • Ability to learn very quickly in fast-paced environment and use initiative
  • Ability to master technical programs independently and quickly
  • Familiar and comfortable with Google and GSuite products
  • High School Diploma

Availability:

  • Must be available for at least 3 hours Monday, Wednesday, & Friday between the hours of 9:30AM – 2:30PM EST for online co-working. During the first 90 days, this is crucial, these can change after you’re no longer shadowing Heather.
  • Available to step in when Heather is unavailable due to travel.
  • Willing to assist traveling clients during non-business hours, when necessary.

HCTC Apprenticeship benefits:

  • Direct mentorship + training from an industry veteran to encompass all components of being a travel advisor; sales, education, back office training, behavior on professional trips, finding clients, boundaries, career longevity, opportunity for travel and membership with Traveller Made.
  • Half of your Certified Travel Advisor course (or similar) paid for with a two year contract.

Pay:

  • $10.50/hour, paid monthly, to start with roughly 10 – 15 hours a week
  • At 90 days, we will evaluate your performance with the expectation that you’re ready to take on your own leads that I give you/you get.
  • At six months, we’ll re-evaluate and determine the best course of action for you (based on your performance) with the ultimate goal of you making an 80/20 commission split.

Helpful Skills:

  • ClientBase, Traveljoy, Travefy
  • Marketing skills
  • Selling experience

Disclaimer:

While travel is a major component of this career, this is not for someone who just wants to travel “for free” or have a “side hustle”. While I realize this role may be on top of another part-time job  you have currently, this is only for people serious in making planning others vacations a long term career. If I quickly realize that this isn’t for you, a discussion will be had immediately to not waste any time.

Interested candidate should email a cover letter and resume by Friday, January 31, 2019.

The ideal start date will be Monday, March 4, 2019.

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