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Destination Associate Italy, Greece and Turkey

Location: Berlin, Germany

Type: Temporary to Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Description
Context Travel is currently looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual for the entry-level position of Destination Associate Italy, Greece & Turkey to join our Program department at our office in Berlin, Germany.  You will be responsible for the successful operations of on-the-ground logistics of Context tours in the region.  This position will report to the Destination Manager located in Rome, Italy and work closely with our main office in Philadelphia, USA and other offices around the world. 


Our ideal candidate is someone who is as happy working alone in front of a computer as you are in front of a group of academics. You have a keen attention to detail yet understand the importance of execution, and are not afraid to experiment when the conditions are right. Above all, you are the ultimate people person who excels in networking and will have excellent organizational, time-management, and administrative skills to ensure that the work gets done well and efficiently. You are resourceful and street-savvy. You are not afraid to use the phone and will not give up until you manage to arrange a certain meeting in person. You get a kick out of negotiating and difficult conversations, whilst keeping refinement and tact.
 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing relationships with vendors (main sites, museums, transportation providers) 
  • Organizing a very precise system of ticketing and travel logistics
  • Managing ticketing logistics, including purchase from local agents and distribution to docents and clients, update bookkeeping around this, tickets for main sites in the region.  
  • Handling concierge services and deliveries
  • Keeping control of quality on TripAdvisor and other platforms
  • Participating in the management of the emergency phone 
  • Being on the forefront to be on the pulse of evolving trends with a focus on bringing innovation to Context
  • Product promotion - storytelling about the programs through blog posts and social media

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with work experience or Master. Strong business acumen and a solid knowledge and interest in cultural aspects (history, art, architecture, gastronomy). You must have confidence and be able relate with a group of academics with very high credentials
  • Experience in travel, tourism, educational travel or logistics highly desirable
  • Experience with blogs, travel writing, etc a big plus
  • Passion for sustainable tourism industry and educational travel
  • Strategic mindset whilst actively engaged to run day-to-day priorities
  • Extremely precise and organized. Proficient in the use of Excel and spreadsheets (pivot tables, vlookup, etc.)
  • Solution oriented, open-minded and driven
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Be able to withstand stress in high seasons
  • Strong communication, social skills and cultural awareness 
  • Fluent (written and spoken) English and Italian. 

To be considered for this role, applicants must be either EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Germany. 
This job requires a certain amount of travel as well as occasional weekend and evening work.  

Starting Date

May 2017

Why work at Context?

  • We are intellectually curious - discussions with your colleagues will go beyond the regular day-to-day business 
  • We are international - our network spreads over more than 40 cities in the World 
  • We are focused in growth and bringing our high-quality and sustainable product to as many people as possible
  • We are street smart and have a “get things done” and "nothing is impossible" mentality
  • We embrace change. Be prepared to join a flexible organization where no day is the same. We believe that change is the key to business success and personal development.
     

About Context 
Context was founded in Rome in 2003 and has since established itself as one of the top cultural tour companies in the world. Context is listed on Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist and is a certified B Corp. Our organization is all about Context. We believe that true learning can only happen with context, and that philosophy penetrates everything we do, right down to our name. Whether it's exploring the urban development of Shanghai or understanding the favelas of Rio, we make sure our clients' experience is both memorable and authentic. We do this by crafting their time with us and by pairing them with highly qualified experts who are deeply embedded in both their subject and their city.

 

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