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Vacation Specialist at Taos Ski Valley, Inc. in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Vacation Specialist plays a key role in the success of the Central Reservations Department and the overall experience of visitors to Taos Ski Valley. The agent is to assist prospective guests and repeat visitors to Taos Ski Valley in helping secure accommodations, Flights, lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and other activities which may be desired or offered by the Central Reservations Department. The Vacation Specialist will have a strong working knowledge of all the lodging and activity options offered in Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos. The Vacation Specialist will try to up-sell services and options to potential and repeat guests. The Vacation Specialist shall strive to provide exceptional service to both fellow staff members and guests at all times. Works closely with off-site agents and managers to ensure the success of sales and guest satisfaction.

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties. You will be expected to carry-out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor or in the Employee Reference Guide. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Has a pleasant and courteous phone voice
Follows departmental opening and closing procedures
Answers phone calls and returns email in a prompt and professional manner
Assists guests on the phone and through email communication with questions about Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos
Sells and up-sells lodging, packages and amenities to prospective and repeat guests
Takes reservation calls and records crucial data on to call log
Charges customer deposits to their credit card per department policy
Maintains a good working relationship with fellow co-workers and with Central Reservations suppliers
Communicates effectively with guests, co-workers, off-site agents and managers
Always maintains a professional demeanor and attitude
Maintains a professional appearance
Remains alert, courteous and helpful to the guests and colleagues at all times
Demonstrates reliable attendance on all work days

Personal Skills:

Strong personal character and commitment to Taos Ski Valley, Inc.'s Commitment and Passions.
Provides a guest experience that exceeds the guest's expectations.
Ability to gracefully and humbly accept criticism and opportunities for growth.
Ability to stay positive, focused, and constructive when faced with set-backs, challenges and while working in an ever-changing environment.


Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and evenings.
Strong computer and internet skills required
Prior experience with Property Management Systems preferred
Prior sales experience preferred
Ability to read and write in English required
Ability to speak foreign languages preferred
Is legally able to work in the United States and has the proper documentation for employment
Is able to type at a reasonable rate required
Educational requirements include: Highschool diploma or equivalent

Work Environment:
The ability to sit and speak on the phone for long periods of time is necessary. Capability to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written are essential and team members must take constructive criticism and frequent sales coaching well. It is essential for team members to ask for help and/or clarification, have strong organizational skills and be highly detail oriented. The position also requires adaptability to change in policy and/or procedures as directed and offer suggestions to improve operations.

Taos Ski Valley, Inc. is often a fast-paced work environment, especially during Holiday and Peak days. TSVI is located in a high-altitude alpine environment. Position may require travel on uneven, snow-packed, or icy terrain and may be exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions. Must be able to work in close quarters and with other staff.

Physical Demands of Position Include:
Occasionally might have to lift or move office items up to 10lbs. 5% of time may be sent walking, occasionally outdoors or on snow/ice, to meetings or other departments, 5% of time may be spent reaching for items and 90% of time will be spent sitting working with the computer or on the phone either talking or listening.

Background Check
Positions dealing with children, of safety sensitive and/or confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash may require a background check and MVR check. Employment is contingent upon a favorable background check and MVR check.

Is a Background Check required for this position: Yes
Is an MVR required for this position: No

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