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Careers

Join Our Team!

Country Walkers is always looking for new and exciting talent, in our home office and abroad. We positively impact people’s lives through active travel experiences! Take a look at our openings and see if we have the right fit for you.

We are hiring for the following positions:

At Country Walkers we pride ourselves on our expert, local guides and recognize that an amazing guide makes an unforgettable trip! We welcome applications for new guides but ask that you first review the following section to see if you meet the required criteria:

What we look for in a potential Guide:

• Superb people and customer service skills: outgoing, confident, and fun personality; being at ease when speaking to groups and being a spirited conversationalist.

• Intimate knowledge about and expertise in your region whether it be natural history, art, architecture, food, wine, cultural and political history, geology, music, folklore, or local flora and fauna.

• Residence in or near the region in which you guide.

• English and local language fluency.

• Full guide licensing for your region (if applicable).

• Experience in handling multiple logistics; ability to problem solve.

• Ability to communicate well with local vendors including hotels, restaurants, and transportation companies.

• Passion for walking and the outdoors.

• Physical fitness: able to walk up to 10 miles per day in all weather and able to lift and carry luggage and a day pack of up to 50 lbs.

• Ability to work and connect with a co-guide; including sharing a room on tour with a guide of the same gender.

• Where relevant, the ability to safely drive a 12-15 passenger van; valid drivers’ license and clean driving record.

• Ability to handle and manage a tour budget.

• First aid skills and CPR (or equivalent) certification.

• Prior guiding is strongly recommended but not required.

When and how to apply:

We recruit and schedule guides on a year-round basis, however, most of the scheduling is confirmed during the late fall or early winter for the following year.

Guiding for Country Walkers:

• Guides work on a freelance basis and are paid a daily rate. All tour-related expenses are covered by Country Walkers. Some guides may lead only 2-3 trips a year while others may guide 6-8 trips. Guides are NOT able to work full-time, year-round with us due to the limited number of departures we offer in each region.

• Our domestic and international Country Walkers Guides are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19  to the extent practicable, subject to applicable law.

A guide’s primary role is to ensure our guests experience an excellent vacation with Country Walkers and support our mission of ‘positively impacting people’s lives through active travel experiences.’

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Thank you for your interest in guiding for Country Walkers!

Join Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling Vacations; an award winning, Vermont based, active travel company and be part of our high performing, international team. We offer deluxe, small-group bicycling and hiking tours worldwide at a variety of levels and paces. Positively impacting people’s lives through active travel experiences is what we’re all about! We’re seeking a qualified Staff Accountant to join our team.

Responsibilities

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the review of invoices prepared by AP clerks, payment of invoices from vendors and receipt of payments for the company.

  • Reviewing the invoice entry work of the Corporate AP staff to ensure accuracy of coding and data entry.
  • Processing vendor payments via wire, ACH, or Check
  • Tracking missing invoices
  • Processing cash, credit card, ACH and check receipts
  • Processing refunds
  • Maintain good communication and relations within the office both locally and Corporate
  • Preparing some balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Managing prepaid tour deposit account.
  • Assist on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Accounting Degree or relevant experience
  • Attention to detail
  • High level of organization
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Great communication skills

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