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Careers at Tastemakers

Disrupting The Narrative

Tastemakers Africa is a team of travel and technology experts working hard to connect people to the world in the most authentic ways possible. We are equally the "keepers of the cool" and “disruptors” with an intent to make it easy for people to connect to culture-forward experiences celebrating Africa and its diaspora while disrupting narratives that keep us separated by our differences. We value hard work, collaboration, and innovation. We don't just support travelers, entrepreneurs, and creators: we are them. Tastemakers is building community, fueling passions, and creating sustainable change in a way that values both the visitor and the resident. We pride ourselves on our values, including:

  • Ambition with Integrity
  • Experimentation with Intentionality
  • Ideation with Creativity
  • Design with Representation
  • Curiosity in Culture
  • Growth with Community

Why Work at Tastemakers?

Working at Tastemakers is an opportunity to join a small team with huge ambitions. We work within a community of passionate travelers like no other. We are venture-backed and and we work for the most interesting creators, makers, and artists all over the world. And we work on the most interesting problems in travel using technology. You might be a great fit if you:

  • Work well independently, but even better on a team
  • Are good at exceeding goals, and great at defining them
  • Can quickly move between the big picture and the smallest details
  • Are self-motivated and keen on solving problems rather than passing them on
  • Have conviction that greatness lies everywhere 
  • Are passionate and/or curious about black culture globally
  • Believe that understanding and experiencing culture can change the world for the better

Our success is measured by how many travelers we send across the world and how many underrepresented tourism and lifestyle entrepreneurs join our mission. Through our work, we will create a “home” for people looking to be acknowledged for who they are and a safe space for those looking to explore their dynamic contributions to society.

The Perks of Being a Tastemaker

Startup Mindset

Well-defined goals, unknown solutions, and a huge opportunity to take ownership of our mission.

Team Conferences in Africa

Our entire team meets once a year somewhere in Africa to vacation: we call it quality assurance ūüėČ.

Experience Credits

Tastemakers platform credits to use on experiences all over the world. Feel free to use them on yourself or gift away.

Flexible Vacation Policy

Flexible vacation policy, standard holidays in your home country (well, the ones that aren't all about colonialismūüėĒ), and three weeks of paid time off.

Health Insurance

100% covered health insurance for you and your family.

Transportation Credits

Wether you're scouting all over Johannesburg for local artists or jumping on the train in New York to make team stand-up, all work transportation is covered.

Educational Opportunities

We are a team set up to learn from each other constantly. We also believe in getting ourselves in front of the bigger community - including tech, travel, and startup conferences.

Monthly Happy Hours

Our team comes together in cities across the world for team happy hours that might be the most global post-work hang out you'll ever see.

Amazing Coworkers ūüôĆ

You'll work alongside some of the coolest people we know (if we do say so ourselves).

Our Openings

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Software Engineer
New York, NY, USA  |  Full Time
We are looking for a software engineer to take our product to the next level. Our aim in the next 12 months is to put the ‚Äúsauce‚ÄĚ in our platform combining community and experiences that‚Äôll change the way we travel. You‚Äôll iterate on the Tastemakers platform, architect new applications and microservices, and own our technology stack. Our software engineers are just as comfortable behind a screen as they are meeting new people. We see travel as a way to make the world better and we couldn't be more excited to be the engineers behind the movement making it happen.
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Lead UX/UI Designer
New York, NY, USA  |  Full Time
We are looking for a lead UX/UI designer to make the Tastemakers platform an addictive, world class product that meets the needs of black millennials and culture curious travelers around the world. You’ll user test, design UI/UX, and own the Tastemakers visual brand. Our designers are multi-faceted with distinct points of view. While they are not afraid to experiment they back up their work with data that maintains that our users and community are at the center of our decisions. We see our technology as a community interface and an entirely new experience inspiring travelers and entrepreneurs across the world - our design team brings that vision to life.
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Customer Success Lead
Remote or New York, NY, USA  |  Full Time
We are looking for a customer success lead to work within the Tastemakers community and make sure our travelers have the best experience possible. The goal is to support Tastemakers travelers in every step of their journey as they discover, explore, book and travel with us. You will work within and for our amazing community of black millennials and culture curious travelers around the world. You’ll be part salesperson, part tech support, and part culture-vulture. Using chat, email, and phone calls: you’ll get travelers more excited, more prepared, and more organized for their trip.
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Executive Assistant
New York, NY, USA  |  Full Time
We are looking for an Executive Assistant to supercharge our CEO and drive execution on our vision. Our aim in the next 12 months is rapidly scale to new cities, build radical partnerships, and become the most influential travel platform in our community. You’ll be the right hand to our CEO, a highly awarded and sought after founder, working closely on marketing, partnerships, travel, activations, people management, finance, operations and more. The opportunity is to support a creative and visionary CEO and power our ability to utilize our network, partners, customers, and community to maximum potential. 
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Content Creators - Global
Various  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing content creators to bring our mission and platform to life. We see stories as our lifeblood, the thing that makes this beyond a transaction and a true community. We're looking for creators to help us tell the story of the people, places, and experiences in Tastemakers Africa cities. You will be working as an independent freelancer, on commissioned and submission based projects.
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Graphic Designer and Editor
Remote or New York, NY, USA   |  Freelance
We are looking for a Graphic Designer and Editor to translate our vision into things that excite our customers. Our aim in the next 12 months is launch original content, engage our customers pre, during, and post trip, and to be apart of our global community in new and imaginative ways. You’ll build on our existing brand creating print, digital, and video collateral that speaks to black millennials in particular. This role requires an innate knowledge of design principles and are tuned into #theculture. You are comfortable across a range of post production work including video editing for social. You like to push the edge on design, try new things, and also understand storytelling.
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Market Lead - Latin America/Afro Latinx
Panama City, Panama  |  Full Time
We’re looking for a dynamic Market Lead who can bring Latin America onto the platform with an emphasis on experiences related to people of African descent. We are looking to bring a large number of afro latino identifying entrepreneurs into the tourism ecosystem and provide access to the dynamic history and culture of an often overlooked society to travelers who prioritize cultural connectivity when they travel. You will be responsible for growing the supply of experiences across the region, defining partnerships and community activations, and driving growth strategy.
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Market Lead - Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria  |  Full Time
We’re looking for a dynamic Market Lead who can bring Nigeria onto the platform with an emphasis on experiences related to people of African descent. We are looking to bring a large number of African entrepreneurs into the tourism ecosystem and provide access to the dynamic history and culture of an often overlooked society to travelers who prioritize cultural connectivity when they travel. You will be responsible for growing the supply of experiences across the country, defining partnerships and community activations, and driving growth strategy.
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Community Ambassador - Abidjan
Abidjan, C√īte d'Ivoire¬†¬†|¬†¬†Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Accra
Accra, Ghana  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, USA  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Bahia
Salvador, Brazil  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Dakar
Dakar, Senegal  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Havana
Havana, Cuba  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Kampala
Kampala, Uganda  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Kingston
Kingston, Jamaica  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Kumasi
Kumasi, Ghana  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Lagos
Lagos, Nigeria  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - London
London, United Kingdom  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Miami
Miami, FL, USA  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - New York
New York, NY, USA  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Paris
Paris, France  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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Community Ambassador - Zanzibar
Zanzibar, Tanzania  |  Freelance
We’re looking for amazing Community Ambassadors that can help attract a large number of entrepreneurs  to develop and/host experiences for the categories Arts/Culture, Food/Drink, Entertainment/Nightlife, Nature/Outdoors, History/Traditional, Spirituality/Wellness. You will be working as an independent freelancer, and earn a fixed fee for every Experience listing you generate and for one that obtains a booking on the platform . You will also host monthly community events that engage both travelers and curators in your city.
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