• Director of Programming and Animation

    Job Locations CA-AB-Banff
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(03/23/2018 4:09 PM)
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    Front Office/Guest Services
  • Overview

    We wake every day to greet glaciers, mountain peaks and turquoise lakes. At Pursuit, we live the dream. We’re united by an intrinsic love of exploring that can’t be confined by physical borders. Together, Pursuit team members and guests create inspiring memories they’ll share with their friends and families for years to come. It’s all about sharing our amazing destinations. 

    We have gathered a collection of adventure travel experiences, each of them thoughtfully united by their power to inspire and invigorate. As a brand, Pursuit weaves elements of wonder and amazement across our range of awe-inspiring experiences. 

    • Our Vision is to be the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel.
    • Our Mission is to connect guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable, inspiring experiences.


    • Act as a business partner to Banff Jasper Collection (BJC) General Managers by directing the development of strategic business plans to generate engaging specialty product and seasonal programming; delivering revenue growth and elevated guest experience
    • Lead and mentor programming and interpretive team leaders, embedded within each business, to ensure excellence of planning and tactical delivery to guests
    • Direct and uphold BJC standard processes for programming planning and delivery to ensure collaborative and creative development of new experiences and timely delivery to market
    • Shape the training and professional development of programming and interpretive team leaders including creation of a proactive succession plans
    • With the support of the BJC Interpretive Programs Coordinator, lead the delivery of a brand-aligned, best-in-class and consistent Interpretive Guides Program across all businesses
    • Support the integration of brand-aligned interpretive story telling infrastructure within businesses that increase guest engagement and value proposition
    • Keep up to date of all innovations in the field of events and programming and integrate initiatives and concepts to ensure best-practices continue to drive BJC competitive positioning in the market
    • Champion and lead strategic interpretive initiatives that deliver First Nations story telling
    • Identify and leverage suitable 3rd party event and festival opportunities and provide partnership, supplier and contractor recommendations


    • 7-10 years of management experience including event planning and guiding
    • Experience building strong relationships across all levels of an organization and within the industry to build strategically aligned business opportunities
    • Strong attention to detail for planning and execution
    • Thrives in a fast paced, high energy work environment across a broad geography
    • Create “followership” through modelling our core values and best practices
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Good organizational skills with attention to timeliness
    • To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check

    Thank you for your interest in working with us, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    EEO Information

    Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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