• Our Talented Raconteurs

We’re out there.

Our entire team is addicted to playing in and caring for our great outdoors.

We’re creatives and experimenters.

We’re in here.

With decades of combined experience, we’re deeply acquainted with the outdoor industry and outdoor markets.

We are connected to a vast network of outdoor marketing, communications, and storytelling professionals to support your projects with targeted expertise.

Join Our Team

Account / Brand Manager (Full-Time Employee) 

About Bonfire Collective

Bonfire Collective partners with outdoor brands to help them reimagine the future, build movements, and grow explosively. Our team of brand and story experts develop visionary insights, strategies, content, and marketing campaigns that guide and inspire. 

We work exclusively with mission-based and forward-thinking organizations that are positively impacting the future of recreation and conservation. Our clients include national non-profits like the American Mountain Guides Association and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, as well as outdoor brands who are shifting industry paradigms, like Ibex, Alpenglow Expeditions, and Rocky Talkie. We also work with guide services, ski areas, conservation organizations, and other adventure- and experience-driven brands.

Our little team is rock solid. We:

  • Play hard. We recharge our creativity by skiing volcanoes, scaling desert towers, and going on long mountain runs.
  • Work hard. We relentlessly innovate, execute, and make life better for our clients.
  • Care hard. Personally and as a team, we volunteer with conservation nonprofits. We also give to environmental causes as a 1% for the Planet member business.

Summary of Position

Bonfire Collective is looking for a full-time Senior Account/Brand Manager to join our team. The Senior Account/Brand Manager will be leading a handful of key accounts in the outdoor industry, collaborating and working with a brand team consisting of creatives, media, and strategy. It is imperative that the Senior Account/Brand Manager have expertise managing complex accounts and teams; additional expertise/experience in business turnaround is ideal. 

You might be our dream candidate if…

  • The outdoors is in your DNA
  • You are an executional genius, and an organizational mastermind
  • You think proactively on both macro and micro levels
  • You have a proven track record managing and growing complex brands
  • You have expertise in the outdoor market and/or nonprofit

If these ring true, we welcome your application.

Reports To

Director of Strategy

Expected Duties Include…

  • Brand Management
    • Develop a deep understanding of each client’s business, industry and competitors, aligning all campaigns and executions with the client’s brand positioning & strategy.
    • Consult with internal teams to communicate client objectives and develop alternative strategic solutions.
    • Use market & campaign research to evaluate, adjust, and redirect campaigns.
  • Client & Project Management:
    • Act as main contact with the client and internal team on a daily basis.
    • Manage & lead internal team (creatives, media, and strategy).
    • Oversee all projects from start to finish; leader in every step of the process and responsible for driving team collaboration.
    • Advocate on behalf of clients internally: offer a deep understanding of client’s industry, business and marketing goals — continually drive value with this perspective.
    • Monitor performance, reporting and positioning. 
    • Drives timeline and project management (we use Monday.com, Slack & Toggl) 
    • Mentoring of staff, contractors, and clients.
  • Financial Stewardship & Profitability:
    • Develop proposals, estimates, track budgets/hours, monthly time reconciliations, monthly projections, negotiations.
    • Identify opportunities to generate additional revenue and drive incremental client growth.
  • Collaborating on owned/earned media, advertising strategies, content strategies, and creative campaigns alongside our team of experts

Our Ideal Candidate…

  • 4-6+ years brand/account management experience, with 2+ of those years in an advertising agency.
  • The outdoors embedded in your DNA, and ideally professional experience in the outdoor industry.
  • Proven track record of successful campaign management across fully-integrated, complex marketing campaigns.
  • Experience in the nonprofit industry.
  • Creatively strong with knowledge of creative / visual best practices and principles for social and digital projects.

Personal Attributes & Skills

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple assignments on tight timelines.
  • Amped about the Bonfire mission and client base and wants to grow with us (we love what we do, and we’re looking for a team member who will help stoke the fire).
  • Entrepreneurial work style: multi-faceted, resourceful self-starter with proven ability to work in an autonomous environment with a high level of personal initiative.
  • Ability to lead, work independently, and contribute as a member of a highly collaborative team.

Location

As a company, we offer tons of flexibility on where, how, and when you work, and this position can be fully remote. However, if you’re located in the Denver–Boulder metro area, there is opportunity for on-site or partial on-site work. Bonfire Collective is based in downtown Golden, Colorado, and we just moved into a great new office.

Compensation

$60,000 – 70,000/year, DOE + 6-weeks PTO. 

We are proud to offer our employees health benefits through United Healthcare. Bonfire contributes 60% of our employees’ monthly premium for medical, dental, and vision plans, and 100% of the monthly premium for group life insurance. 

Opportunity to increase rate over time based on performance.

Sound Good? Here’s How to Apply

If you’re interested in this position, please email jobs@thebonfirecollective.com with “Bonfire Account / Brand Supervisor” in the subject line. Include the following:

  • Your resume with a brief cover letter
  • A very short story, told in whatever format you want, that convinces us to speak with you
  • Your location and contact information


Looking to hire ASAP, position open until filled.

Designer / Art Director (Contractor)

About Bonfire Collective
Bonfire Collective partners with outdoor brands to help them reimagine the future, build movements, and grow explosively. Our team of brand and story experts develop visionary insights, strategies, content, and marketing campaigns that guide and inspire. 

We work exclusively with mission-based and forward-thinking organizations that are positively impacting the future of recreation and conservation. Our clients include national non-profits like the American Mountain Guides Association and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, as well as outdoor brands who are shifting industry paradigms, like Ibex, Alpenglow Expeditions, and Rocky Talkie. We also work with ski areas, conservation organizations, guide services, and other adventure- and experience-driven brands.

Our little team is rock solid. We:

  • Play hard. We recharge our creativity by skiing volcanoes, scaling desert towers, and going on long mountain runs.
  • Work hard. We relentlessly innovate, execute, and make life better for our clients.
  • Care hard. Personally and as a team, we volunteer with conservation nonprofits. We also give to environmental causes as a 1% for the Planet member business.


Summary of Position
Bonfire Collective is looking for a mid- to senior-level designer/art director with copywriting experience to join our team for about 15–25 hours/week to start. This position works closely with Bonfire’s brand managers to concept and execute unexpected, insightful, and compelling brand ideas, campaigns, and communications—both individually, and with a creative director and/or a copywriter.

Reports To
Creative Director

Our Ideal Candidate Is… 

  • Ingrained in the outdoors: both personally and professionally
  • Well versed in marketing and advertising strategy, design, storytelling, and copywriting to translate objectives into clear concepts and execution
  • Experienced in a spectrum of creative disciplines at a creative agency or similar
  • Client-minded with a keen brand eye and relentless pursuit of the exceptional 
  • Experienced in the outdoor industry (bonus if you have experience in outdoor apparel)
  • A strategic thinker and stellar executor 
  • Constantly improving and willing to incorporate feedback 
  • Hungry to work on a growing outdoor retail brand & make an impact
  • Bonus points if you write exceptional ad copy 

Expected Responsibilities Include…

  • Leading and executing the design, layout, and visual aspects of assigned project from concept to execution
  • Working closely with Brand Manager to understand various clients’ specific needs, tone, and style
  • Overseeing processes and quality assurance for all visual client deliverables
  • Writing persuasive ad copy that’s on brand and compelling
  • Staying attuned to design trends and emerging technology 
  • Presenting to clients and sell work
  • Working closely with Creative Director, account and media teams 
  • Optional but preferred: Demonstrating above-average copywriting skills needed for all mediums including point of purchase, social, digital, video, packaging, ‘big ideas,’ brand guidelines, and collateral

Qualifications

  • 4–8 years of art direction / design experience 
  • Previous work (with examples) of fully integrated campaigns from concept to completion​
  • Proficient in digital ad design, shown through a strong portfolio
  • Skilled in the latest art and design packages
  • Schooling in creative advertising, writing, and conceptual development 
  • Strong knowledge of typography, image manipulation, illustration, and animation
  • Ability to generate consistently outstanding creative concepts and visual solutions
  • A keen eye for visual details and accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proactive, leadership mindset
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

Location
As a company, we offer tons of flexibility on where, how, and when you work, and this position can be fully remote. However, if you’re located in the Denver–Boulder metro area, there is opportunity for partial on-site work. Bonfire Collective is based in downtown Golden, Colorado, and we just moved into a great new office.

Hours
Expected 15–25 hours/week to start as a contractor. Opportunity for employee role and/or increased hours and scope over time.

Compensation
$70–$80 per hour, DOE.

Sound Good? Here’s How to Apply
If you’re interested in this position, please email jobs@thebonfirecollective.com with “Art Director” in the subject line. Include the following:

  • Your resume with a brief cover letter, told in whatever format you want, that convinces us to speak with you
  • Your portfolio or sample of your past work (website or PDF preferred)
  • Your location and contact information

 Position opened until filled.

We love talented freelancers! Here at Bonfire we work with with ad specialists, social media specialists, editors, photographers and videographers, graphic designers, and more. We’re always looking to expand our team of creative minds, so if you have skills to add to our quiver, let us know you’re out there. Send your resume & portfolio to jobs@thebonfirecollective.com, and tell us how you can contribute to our collective!