Guide/tour leader

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About

I'm looking for a job in tourism.

Estoy viendo oportunidades en turismo.

Skills

Tour guide and tour leader. Translator. Journalist.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

November 2022 – February 2023

Base camp employee, “Pared Sur”, Plaza de Mulas base camp (4300 m.a.s.l, Aconcagua, Argentina).

The service to our clients included hospitality and assistance in itinerary planning, logistics inside the provincial park Aconcagua, communication and problem solving along with daily mountain camp tasks.

Languages: Spanish, English, Russian, French.

August 2008 – October 2019

Tour leader, Sundowners Overland (Australia)

Responsible for smooth running of trips in Central Asia, Japan, Turkey, Iran, Mongolia, China, Oman, UAE, Armenia, Russia and the countries of the Caucasian region for mostly senior groups up to 15 people from Australia, Europe, Canada and USA; duration of trips – from 21 to 45 days. My duties include taking care of group’s safety, the atmosphere and mood inside the group, communication with guides, hotels and transfers, problem solving of any kind on way, work with documentation.

December 2014 – Abril 2015

Guide in the national park Torres del Paine, Explora S.A. (Chile)

I was a part of the team of the five-star hotel Explora Salto Chico, situated in the heart of the national park Torres del Paine. The hotel has its own team of guides, who are responsible for safety and well-being of group members during trekking and horseback riding. We were not only representatives of the hotel but of Patagonia, providing guests with detailed information about geology and glaciology, flora and fauna, ethology in English, Spanish and Russian.

January 2015 – this moment

Freelance writer in international magazines, published in Discovery (Russia), L’Officiel Voyage, Russian Life (USA), Cruising Outpost (USA), Good Old Boat (USA), Faces (USA), Sailing Today (UK), Cruising Helmsman (Aus), Culture Pledge, Cross Country (USA), internet media. Made press trips to South Africa, Namibia, France, Austria, Germany, Brazil.

Favorite subjects: tourism and animal conservation, extreme sports.

October 2008 – November 2019

Tour leader, Aikamatkat Oy (Finland)

Management of an intense 3 to 7 days long tours for student groups up to 55 people in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Novgorod (Russia). Control over itinerary, hotels, transfers and smooth run of the program: museums, theaters, nightclubs, limo parties, dinners are in the itinerary.

December 2011 – September 2012

Journalist - translator, the First Russian Polar Sailing Expedition on board the yacht “Scorpius”

A sailor myself, I was involved into this unique project as a translator for its internet site www.nizovtsev.org. The 30-meter-long yacht “Scorpius” with Russian-Ukrainian crew on board rounded the Arctic and Antarctica in one year, setting four world records.

February 2007 – July 2011

Editor and journalist at “Travel” and “Sports” pages, the magazine “Firmenny”

Responsible for specification of the month theme, writing and editing, communication with information sources.

Diplomas

EDUCATION AND COURSES

June 2023 – October 2023

I’m a student of the Centre d'Esports de Muntanya del Pallars (Pobla de Segur, Spain). I take a course in mountain guiding.

May 2023

WFR (Winderness First Responder). Fundación EASPA - Escuela de socorrismo y primeros auxilios (Argentina)

WFR course takes 8 days and took place in the Pehuenche Pass camp by qualified Argentinian medical workers and rescue professionals.

June 2022

Mountain and industrial rescue training. “Vertical training” (Argentina)

September 2004 – June 2009, Saint-Petersburg

Degree in journalism. Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia)

LANGUAGES

Russian (native); English (fluent, professional use); Spanish (fluent, professional use); French (fluent).

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

First aid courses (WFR. Rescue courses)

Driving license, category B.

Language(s) spoken

French (Advanced)

Russian (Fluent)

Spanish (Fluent)

English (Fluent)

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Fixed-term contract, Temporary work
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Full time, Part time
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