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Field Operations Manager
Now Hiring!
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You:

You are a proven leader in the outdoor adventure travel industry. You’ve been a guide or trip leader for a lot of your career. You know what it’s like to be in the field & run multi-day trips. You’ve also been in a leadership role, managing guides & outdoor professionals – after all this ain’t your first rodeo!
You are also a highly skilled photographer. You “speak” Sony, Canon & Nikon. You understand Mirrorless vs DSLR. You own & regularly use the best equipment already (i.e you KNOW your stuff!).

You can teach landscape & wildlife photography not only to our clients but also develop the skills of our team of professional photography trip leaders. Aperture, Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, Composition, Exposure – no problem.

You’re detail oriented, organized, and great at juggling timelines, schedules, people & resources.

You are a master at leading a team, delegating, holding people accountable & you can easily juggle the day-to-day logistics of a busy operation. Guide schedules, vehicles, last minute schedule changes – no problem. You are a master of putting out fires & keeping the trains running on time.

You’re also a forward thinking action taker and continuously learning, improving and refining your skills is a part of who you are.
You love the outdoor industry but you’ve moved on from the “guide life” or just want more time at home. At the same time you are ready & able to travel and go into the field & cover last minute needs if necessary.

If the above description doesn’t match you EXACTLY this is not the position for you!

However…if that is YOU and if you’re driven to work at a high-level, exciting company sending people across the world on photography adventures….read on!

The Job:

This position is responsible for a critical piece of our company operations, you’re the conductor, the driver, the train-master. It’s your job to make sure the ship sails smoothly! Your responsible for running & managing our field department. You are the manager of our photo guides, the mover of resources & the one who keeps the engine humming along. It is challenging, rewarding & fun.

As a remote team we need someone who’s adaptable and able to work independently most of the time. At the end of the day – it’s largely an office job but you’ll still be out in the field occasionally. It requires real leadership skills. Can you effectively manage a team of outdoor photography guides? Can you locate & hire excellent guides for our team? Can you evaluate team performance & remove underperformers when necessary? Can you develop our program & team to be it’s absolute best.

The schedule can be hectic. There will be evening & weekend calls. There will be last minute fires to put out & problems to solve. You will have to cover last minute photo trips when guides aren’t able to make their trip and head into the field for a week or more sometimes.
But at the end of the day – it’s awesome.

Us:

We’re Backcountry Journeys. We’re a group of outdoor photography nerds that love exploration & adventure. You’ll get to work with a fun, hard-working crew of like-minded, outdoor photographers, travel to exciting destinations around the globe & also spend a good deal of time at home doing what you love. Did we mention this is a remote position? Job done, mission accomplished? Go ski, climb or mountain bike after a hard days work. We are all about work-life-balance at BCJ. We work hard, we play hard!

Our purpose at BCJ is to create & inspire a profound, positive impact on the quality of life for people & wildlife by facilitating unequaled nature photography travel experiences.

If you + the job + us resonates with you give us a call. We’re always looking for GREAT people to join our team.

Core Responsibilities
  • Leadership, Management & Accountability for a team of 10-20 photo guides
  • Manage daily trips operations
  • Manage guide, vehicle & resource schedule for trips
  • Recruit & develop A players for our photo trip leader team
  • Develop & improve our field operations program

Skills
  • 4+ years experience in the outdoor adventure travel industry
  • 3+ years in a managerial role, managing & coaching an effective team
  • 3+ years professional photography experience (teaching is a huge plus!)
  • Proven problem solver - ability to think ahead and juggle lots of projects without dropping the ball
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously — you get things done, meet deadlines and keep promises
  • Insane attention to detail and high standards of organizational quality
  • Positive, flexible, solution oriented, and excited to work with a diverse team
  • Mature, coachable, and happy doing high-level projects as well as mundane design tasks (there will be a mix of both!)
  • Outstanding communication skills (both written and verbal) — you have a knack for offering constructive feedback, effective delegation, and ensuring everyone on your team is on the same page

Benefits
  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential
  • Paid Time Off plus flexible schedule allowing for additional time off
  • Opportunities to join in on trips to see what we’re all about!
  • Health Insurance Equivalent Payments after 90 days.

This is a remote work / home-based position. Please note that all candidates must have the following:
  • Laptop or computer that is compatible with Microsoft and Adobe products
  • Printer
  • Reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi connection
  • Quiet, dedicated workplace (sorry coffee shops, kitchens & living rooms won’t cut it)

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

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris connecting passionate people to exceptional experiences. Locations include Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris LLCs - Copyright 2023
BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris connecting passionate people to exceptional experiences. Locations include Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris LLC - Copyright 2023
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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