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You will be the force ensuring your Explorer Chicks enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Don’t be fooled. This is not an easy task! You must be nurturing, organized, decisive, a natural leader, energetic, hilarious, a bit rambunctious, and very fit.
The role is physically demanding, mentally draining and requires long hours. Yet the reward of befriending women from around the country and witnessing life changing moments is unparalleled! It is a privilege that I am grateful for everyday!
Explorer Chick is always looking for outstanding guides to join our team. We will begin hiring for our 2024 season starting in the Summer of 2023.
Please read the descriptions, requirements, and instructions carefully below.
We take guiding, adventure, and having fun very seriously. We cannot stress enough that you will not be on vacation—your Explorer Chicks will be. Yes, you’ll get to travel, but you will be working. It is your role to ensure your group has the best damn trip ever!
Energetic, Explorer Chick-focused, and a hardworking person with a love for people, the outdoors, and growing with us.
Explorer Chick Guides do not lead for free trips. When the going gets tough, Explorer Chick Guides are driven by positive sources that push them to be an exceptional leader for their group.
A Proven and Enthusiastic Leader
Capable of empathy, teaching, understanding of group dynamics, facilitating, coaching through challenges, effective communication, conversation, awareness of self and group needs, and a sense of humor.
Confident organizing large groups, detail-oriented, and competent working independently and remotely. Experienced with the logistics and details of trip planning. (Seeing the event through from A to Z).
Great with Interpersonal Skills
Knowledgeable of group dynamics to ensure the group as a whole has an epic adventure filled with growth, bonding, and fun. Guides will have the ability to know when it is appropriate to pull a woman aside for a private talk, give a woman some personal, quiet time, or even dismiss an individual from the trip.
Decisive and Calm
There will be highly unpredictable environments and circumstances. Explorer Chick Adventures are often at the mercy of the weather and group dynamics. Guides must be able to proactively solve problems and make quick decisions in a professional manner with limited support that maintains an exceptional experience for our Explorer Chicks (ex. wind storms, ripped tents, lightening storms, flooding, group pace, excursions cancellations, etc – these examples are just a few previous Explorer Chick experiences). Itineraries never go as planned.
Genuinely want the Explorer Chick experience to be the best it can be.
An Engaging Public Speaker
Strong, enthusiastic, and a cheerleader for the brand while engaging people with wit and charm.
Experienced in the Outdoors
Verifiable skills including first aid, crisis response, trip plan execution, risk management, nutrition, cooking, meal planning, camp set up, Leave No Trace, safety, etc.
Must meet the demands of the role. Not only do Explorer Chick Guides participate in all activities but they are often the first awake, last to bed, hiking extra miles, hauling gear, setting up camp, etc.
Social Media and Computer Savvy
Experience with Facebook and Instagram is essential.
Excited to Represent the Explorer Chick Brand
Guide our tribe of unruly, badass women!
At the same time, maximize learning and fun during your assignments.
Share your unique personality and talents with Explorer Chicks. Continue to develop and hone your skills as an Explorer Chick Guide through personal travel, research, and training.
Tasks vary with each adventure. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:
Due to the volume of applications received, we will respond only to the women that we wish to interview.
Failure to follow simple directions will not get you far in the process.
Following an initial interview, we may schedule further interviews with additional members of our team and/or invite you for a training trip.
Please keep in mind we are a growing, small business (Not a big time Tour Operator, yet). You will be an employee, not a contractor. This is not full time employment. Employment is not guaranteed for the year. Assignments will be intermittent and sporadic.
Explorer Chick is a virtual office with Dream Team members scattered throughout the world with our “World HQ” in Cincinnati, OH. You MUST be comfortable with communications via Slakck and email. You must have a natural tendency to take initiative, achieve results, and generally GSD. You must understand and work well in a small business culture – aka get ready to take on a variety of tasks and responsibilities while enjoying the wild ride.
Lastly TEAMWORK really does make our dream work. Our team learns from each other, pitches in for some good ol’ fashion brainstorming, takes responsibility for her actions, and holds herself accountable to the rest of the Dream Team.
Please send your SKILLS BASED resume and cover letter with the position you are applying for to DreamJobs@explorerchick.com