If you’ve ever interacted with a destination organization like a tourism board or visitors bureau, you know how helpful they can be to residents, visitors and local businesses. But when those helpful orgs need help themselves, where do they turn? Enter Tempest.
Through specialized marketing and its destination management CRM software, iDSS, Tempest enhances the communities of travel havens across the United States and Canada. Tempest employees not only reap the benefits of a collaborative team, but the satisfaction of elevating more than 200 destination organizations across the U.S.
The Philly-based destination whizzes enjoy a hybrid work schedule. Three days a week, the team buckles down in their central hub of an office at 15th and Market. Perks of the job include PTO, a healthy work-life balance and travel opportunities. Employees are also able to travel to the destinations whose economic development Tempest works to strengthen each day. Tempest employees have enjoyed trips to places like Winnipeg, Manitoba; Charlottesville, Virginia; St. Augustine, Florida and Mesa, Arizona.
Tempest has 11 years of experience in the travel industry. Employees are connected to an established company with a laid-back culture and the motivated energy of a start-up.
Tempest teammates are assigned to one of three squads: web development, CRM or integrated marketing services. Intra-squad communication happens daily either in the office or via Slack. After work, the team gets to engage in fun events, such as mini-golf excursions or cheering for the home team at Flyers and Phillies games. Plus, Tempest throws its annual Tourism Academy, a national gathering of Tempest employees and travel pros for an educational week-long session full of brainstorming and innovation.
Ambitious to grow your skill-set alongside a forward-thinking company? Tempest is looking to hire 15 technologists in 2021, foreseeing growth in the future as well.
“Tempest is a place where I can strive forward. I'm looking forward to growing professionally, gaining more exposure, more experience, seeing as many destinations as possible and seeing how much I can be a positive impact to the growth within our organization.”Chelsea Cipriani Vice President of Platforms
“It's a pretty fun industry to be in. The highlight of my job is getting to see the organizations we work with do fun things in their destination and getting to work with each of our exciting clients individually.”Taylor Ander Account Manager
“We help the destination organizations we work with be a powerful asset to their community and help drive their economic growth. Tourism is a lot more than just taking vacations, and I’ve realized helping these organizations drive growth in communities through tourism in businesses is a very positive experience.”Chris Mateer Training and Success Manager
What’s it like working at Tempest?
Tempest has a strong company culture. Our employees are dedicated to their work, but the team balances all of that focus with its camaraderie. You can rely on the person sitting next to you to jump in when a project requires all hands on deck.
Tempest has built a strong worklow and structure to ensure your success. The growth and impact you visualize making in your role will come naturally in our supportive work environment.
What if I’ve never worked in the tourism industry before?
Tempest team members come from a number of different professional backgrounds. We don’t expect everyone to be a tourism industry pro on the first day, but Tempest is sure our supportive management team will have you trained in no time. Bring your work ethic and leave the training to us. Self-starters who strive for the best and want to work in a dynamic industry will do well at Tempest.
What will I learn at Tempest?
The power of a connected team driven by the same mission: to enrich the communities of the destinations we get to work in. Your professional development will also be enhanced through company-sponsored opportunities, such as conferences, seminars and courses. If you believe it will bolster your capability and knowledge, we want you to pursue it—and support you during that process.
Who’s an ideal Tempest employee?
A hardworking team player who is motivated, empathetic and creative.