Employment Opportunities

Artisans of Leisure is always looking for extremely knowledgeable, sophisticated, well-traveled professionals to work in our New York City office.

Ideal applicants will have lived, worked, and/or traveled extensively in international destinations. Applicants should be familiar with the main cultural highlights of a wide range of countries in each region as well as be familiar with a variety of special-interest attractions and activities, including local arts, cuisine, history, customs, luxury hotels and resorts. Travel industry experience is not necessary. An ability to articulate your passion for cultural travel within these destinations is.

Current openings:

1.) Luxury Travel Specialist    
Artisans of Leisure is seeking well-traveled, culture-loving individuals for this creative position involving the following responsibilities:

  • Working one-on-one with affluent travelers to customize private international tours based on firsthand travel expertise and experience
  • Designing new tours and related marketing materials
  • Research related to tours and special interests (culture, food, family activities, art, architecture, gardens, historic attractions, etc.)
  • Using own initiative to develop new activities, destinations, and partnerships
  • Other creative and design projects and travel-related activities

Requirements include:

  • Extensive previous international travel experience in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, South Pacific and/or South America
  • Exceptional communication skills and attention to detail
  • Confidence and proven leadership
  • Passionate about culture and able to speak from firsthand experience about food, art, culture, history, and what makes a place unique
  • Sophisticated interests related to lifestyle (avid reader of upscale lifestyle publications related to travel, food, shopping, art and culture)
  • Bright and articulate multi-tasker
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with design software a plus

This position is full-time and based in New York City.

To apply, please submit the following in PDF format:

  • A detailed cover letter, including why you are interested in Artisans of Leisure and this position
  • Resume
  • Thorough personal travel history (including places visited, date and length of trips, favorite places and experiences)

Important: Resumes will only be considered if accompanied by a detailed list of prior international travels.

Submit materials to employment@artisansofleisure.com

No calls, please.

2.) Operations Associate
This entry-level position involves working closely with our Senior Tour Designers and our Operations Manager to oversee client travel itineraries, documents and tour logistics. Applicants must be highly organized and detail oriented, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior international travel experience in our tour destinations is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting our Tour Designers with client itineraries
  • Confirming details and logistics of private international luxury tours
  • Communicating with international suppliers on a daily basis
  • Processing and distributing client documents
  • Ensuring seamless coordination of services throughout the tours
  • Maintaining databases, collateral materials and supplies
  • Using own initiative to develop and create new materials and processes to enhance the Operations Department and client experience
  • Attending regular meetings with suppliers
  • Learning about and researching culture and travel highlights in destinations all over the world
  • Assisting with special projects as needed

Requirements include:

  • Passion for travel, culture and quality
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to “see the big picture”
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Extensive prior travel experience in our tour destinations and/or travel industry experience a plus

This position is full-time and based in New York City.

To apply, please submit the following in PDF format:

  • A detailed cover letter, including why you are interested in Artisans of Leisure and this position
  • Resume
  • Thorough personal travel history, if applicable

Submit materials to employment@artisansofleisure.com

No calls, please.

3.) Travel Writer & Researcher

We are currently seeking an experienced travel writer who has traveled extensively in international destinations, is passionate about culture, and who has 5+ years of professional writing and research experience.

This full-time position is based in our New York City office.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with our Marketing and Product Development teams
  • Writing itinerary copy for customized tours
  • Writing and updating destination materials
  • Writing for newsletters and other communications sent to consumers, press and trade
  • Writing blog articles related to international travel
  • Writing website content, including tour descriptions
  • Writing for other sales and marketing projects
  • Travel research
  • Contributing to press relations
  • Contributing to social media
  • Developing new tours
  • Attending industry events and meetings with suppliers
  • Other writing, marketing and product development projects and tasks

Requirements include:

  • Accomplished writer, preferably with professional writing background in travel or culture
  • Journalism or similar background preferred
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Extensive prior international travel experience, preferably in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America and the South Pacific
  • Passion for travel, culture, history, food, art, architecture, design, shopping and other areas of interest to sophisticated, affluent travelers
  • Deep appreciation for and understanding of what makes each destination unique
  • Natural curiosity and broad range of interests
  • Ability to follow company guidelines for writing style, consistency and tone
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly about places and activities familiar and unfamiliar to you
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Vision, creativity and initiative
  • Experience generating story ideas
  • Scholarly approach to writing and research
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of the travel industry and/or international luxury hotels a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in various design software a plus
  • Proficiency in HTML coding a plus

To be considered for this position, please e-mail the following in PDF format:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing samples
  • Detailed list of prior travel history

Submit materials to employment@artisansofleisure.com

No calls, please.