Educational Travel Consultant - Job Description

About Holbrook travel

Holbrook Travel is an experienced provider of educational, natural history, and specialty travel programs to groups and individuals. Major channels of distribution include educational institutions, nature and birding organizations, alumni associations, and a wide array of special interest clubs.

Our primary areas of expertise are Central America, South America, and Africa. Countries such as Costa Rica, Belize, Chile, Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Peru, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa are some of the regions in which we create our own programs through direct negotiation. Holbrook also owns and operates Selva Verde Lodge and Private Reserve in Costa Rica.

The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic, have a love for connecting with others, and hold a strong belief in travel as a valuable vehicle for experiential learning. Candidates could come from a variety of backgrounds: teaching, travel, non-profit, development, and natural resources. Experience with the birding community is a strong plus, as well as being technologically savvy, able to travel, and having ties to educational communities—these are all important ingredients.

About this position

The position in our Sales team requires a broad range of skills and an organized and motivated individual. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and work well within a team environment. Experience in a commercial Sales environment, Marketing background, international travel experience, or science background are considered a huge plus for applicants.

Position can be home-based or in our Gainesville, Florida office.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Group sales to educators and travel planners from organizational partners
  • Networking in education communities
  • Client account management
  • CRM management and working with internal departments

Required Skills, Knowledge​, must-haves, & Experience of "A" player:

  • Travel experience (Latin America, East Africa, other destinations that Holbrook offers)
  • Previous successful sales experience OR a strong interest in a selling role
  • The desire to meet and exceed measurable performance goals
  • Initiative, self-starter, willing to build client portfolio
  • Contacts and/or network in client communities, especially birding or conservation a plus
  • Enthusiasm, desire to connect with others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational/time management skills: Job may require working on multiple concurrent accounts and processes. Must be able to keep work organized to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, CRM systems

A successful person on the Holbrook team will have experience in and enjoy:

  • Working to support enthusiastic travel leaders for unique travel opportunities.
  • Supporting the cultivation of leads and building relationships within the mission and structure of the company.
  • Working within a team concept, to support a client-focused experience.
  • Support and influence the processes for client management efficiency and data management.
  • Building and nurturing relationships with colleagues in the office and our international network.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Base salary commensurate with experience, plus structured commission plan
  • 50% health insurance premiums covered first and second year of employment for employee, 75% the third year, then 100% after completing 3 full years
  • Dental coverage, which includes 2 cleanings per year, x-rays, and additional benefits for more extensive procedures
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation; 3 weeks after your 5th year of employment
  • 7 paid holidays – New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Friday after, and Christmas Day

To apply

Send your resume and cover letter to travel@holbrooktravel.com