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JAB / 114 / April 2023: Remote Work In The South Atlantic
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⭐️Massage Me Will Soon Start Recruiting For Mobile Massage, Beauty And Physio Therapists
FRANCE > Keep an eye on Massage Me, who should soon change a couple of digits on the dates on their recruitment page signalling that they have begun recruiting for the 2023/24 season. For the past couple of years they’ve done so around April 28 or 29.
Working on their clients this season have been John, who brings his dog along when swapping the surfboard and sea for skis and the mountains of the Paradski region; Zoe, a keen sailor now learning to ski in Tignes; Australian rowing champion Yotam; Kirsten, who has completed an Iron Man event; and Lisa, who previously used her healing hands to travel the world on a yacht.
⭐️Ski Miquel Already Thinking Ahead To Next Winter
EUROPE > Ski Miquel employs five or six members of staff in each of their resorts in Austria, Switzerland, France and Spain, and is already advertising for chalet hosts and chefs for the 2023/24 winter season. Applicants should be EU nationals but the right to work in the UK also opens the door to being posted in Switzerland.
⭐️Remote Work In The South Atlantic
BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY OF SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA > A remote volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic, somewhere between Africa and South America, St Helena is one of the last specks remaining of the British Empire and most famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte's final exile and death. There, the St Helena National Trust needs a project manager and is unsurprisingly looking overseas for candidates, who have until April 14 to decide if this adventure is for them.
Nowhere near but within the same administrative group of islands, uninhabited Gough Island is widely considered one of the world’s most important seabird breeding sites. The RSPB wants to place a field officer there for 13 months (plus two months of training) to carry out bird monitoring and other field work. The ideal candidate will be able to cope with tasks that include sharing cooking and cleaning duties in communal living quarters and will be experienced in remote and challenging field conditions. Applicants should have good awareness of safety issues and be comfortable living in close quarters with other people from a diverse range of cultures.
⭐️Moon Kkang Academy in Daegu Seeks Dedicated Teachers
SOUTH KOREA > Moon Kkang Foreign Language Academy is looking to fill two positions at their Hwangguem branch in Daegu starting early June 2023 (with training before the start date) teaching elementary and middle school students.
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⭐️Calling All Bartenders, Servers, Chefs, Hotel Assistants And Anyone With A Passion For Hospitality
FRANCE > Though they won’t begin in earnest for another couple of months, European Pubs, the owners of Jacks, Copiña Méribel, Copiña Courchevel and Hôtel Les Grangettes in the 3 Valleys, has already opened applications for their winter season in the French Alps. They are willing to hire both EU and Non EU candidates.
⭐️Wildlife Volunteering In South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA > Volunteering with wildlife can often come with hefty fees but three options in South Africa with reasonable rates are the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Drakenstein Lion Park, and Bambelela Wildlife Rehab and Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Facility.
Bambelela, located 20km out of Bela Bela in Limpopo, couldn’t cope without their South African and international volunteers - students, young people and the not so young - who stay with them for a minimum of two weeks. Expect to end each day dirty and exhausted. “Monkey blessings” is the term they use for getting urinated and pooped on.
Offering a great opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to get involved in true wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and release, volunteers work directly alongside the experienced wildlife staff and will be trained in all aspects of primate care, including acting as “surrogate parents” to orphaned baby monkeys, introducing juvenile monkeys to existing troops at the sanctuary, and preparing established troops for release. Long term volunteers may even get to experience living at the release site and monitoring the progress of the newly released troop. Their rates start at around US$280 per week, falling for longer stays.
For CROW, a wildlife hospital caring for up to 400 injured and orphaned wild animals and birds in Kwazulu Natal, feeding and caring for so many animals on a daily basis is no small task, which is why the skills, experience and enthusiasm of both local and international volunteers are welcomed at its centre. Located in a lush suburb of Durban, 15 minutes drive from the beach, accommodation, food and non-alcoholic drinks are provided for around $28 daily for the first month, with rates falling for longer stays.
Drakenstein Lion Park was established near Paarl, in Western Cape province, in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved.
Volunteer duties revolve mostly around preparing food for the lions, cleaning, clearing vegetation, fence and firebreak maintenance. Summer volunteers may have to do a bit of fire fighting. Volunteers should have a basic understanding of English, be at least 18 years of age and reasonably fit.
Accommodation is shared rooms with a communal kitchen and recreation room. A short distance away are the lion and chimp enclosures, so volunteers will have the added bonus of hearing the lions roar every night. Fees work out at around $280 for two weeks and volunteers are responsible for supplying and preparing their own meals.
WORLDWIDE > It has been a bonza time for kitesurfing instructors hanging out on Chicken Loop this week. Schools in Lisbon, Paros, Sardinia, Sicily, Canary Islands, Zanzibar, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Aruba are all looking to hire new faces for their teams.
⭐️The Volunteer Experience Of Mamorwa
COLOMBIA > Alex Dyche presented to our Facebook group an interesting volunteer project from the sacred lands of Mamorwa, stewarded by the indigenous Arhuaco people, located in the North of Colombia. There’s a US$12 daily contribution towards accommodation and food with a proposal of working four hours a day without obligation, staying as long as you please. Possible work includes preparing traditional Arhuaco food, tree planting, herding cattle, and learning local agricultural and building practices.
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⭐️Hospitality Enthusiasts Wanted In Mallorca
SPAIN > Every year, John and Christelle assemble a multi national team to work in three restaurants in Cala d’Or, on the southeast coast of Mallorca. They want waiters/waitresses, bartenders, and bartenders for cocktails to work for a few weeks or months. Spanish, German and/or Dutch is always useful, along with English. In the comments to their post, they also say they hire chefs and cooks. In the same Facebook group, a kitchen helper, waitress helper and pizza delivery person are all wanted by an Italian restaurant in Son Veri Nou. And La Perla Santa Catalina seeks waiters and waitresses with a preference for Swedish speakers.
⭐️Ski Weekend Is Recruiting For Winter 23/24
FRANCE > Scroll down past the we are now fully recruited for winter 22/23 notice to find Ski Weekend’s future vacancies for chalet hosts and chalet resort managers.
⭐️Unpaid Crewing Positions
AT SEA > April and May are the peak months for small boats crossing the ocean from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean. With many skippers wanting an extra pair of hands and eyes onboard this is a great way for even those with minimal experience at sea to get a free passage (though a contribution towards your expenses is often asked) from the Americas to Europe.
The old fashioned way to land a passage is to head to a favourable port and do the dock walk, going from boat to boat and asking captains direct but another way is to use Findacrew.net. The website lists both paid and unpaid berths, with details on the experience required and whether a contribution towards expenses is asked for.
Boarding positions currently within the first few results of their search page include the Bahamas, Panama City, Sint Maarten, New York, Istanbul, Sicily, Madeira, Colombia and the Solomon Islands.
⭐️Live In A Campervan
SPAIN > Would you like to live in a VW T3 camper on the north Spanish coast for three months and combine work with nature and passion? Are you open, communicative, responsible, used to working independently and interested in vintage camper vans? If yes, read on.
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⭐️Campsite Volunteer Workers Needed In Normandy
FRANCE > Do you have a caravan or motorhome/camping car and are willing to work a few hours a week in exchange for a free pitch, electricity, and wifi, for a minimum of two weeks? asks Camping Sous Les Etoiles Normandie. Building maintenance or garden skills/landscaping would be a great help or they have a restaurant open in the summer months and need help in the evenings.
⭐️Two Work Exchanges In Oz
AUSTRALIA > Keen to spend your Australian adventures exploring the Great Ocean Road and the Otways? Apollo Bay YHA is now taking applications for volunteer positions starting from May 2023 for a minimum of one month. Ten hours of work per week earns accommodation with options to reduce your hours to just eight per week for supporting them with social media content. Work includes light housekeeping and maintenance duties. Start dates are flexible.
Higher Ground Permaculture have two comfortable furnished bedrooms in the house plus a cosy caravan available with access to a camp kitchen, hot outdoor shower and composting toilet available to volunteers helping in both bush regeneration and general farm management of 146 acres of protected coastal wetland in the Clarence Valley. Two and a half hours a day is the requirement here, for a minimum of one month, and hours can be accrued for 2nd/3rd Working holiday visa holders.
⭐️Iguana Conservation Project
HONDURAS > Utila, one of the Bay Islands that is a continuation of the Belize Barrier Reef, is regarded as one of the cheapest places in the world to get a diving qualification. The island is also the habitat of an endangered Iguana that could use a helping hand to survive. Volunteers pay €80 per week for a shared room at the station, plus their own living expenses and meals. It’s breeding season until August, one of the most interesting periods to volunteer at the Iguana Station.
INDONESIA > Cikananga Wildlife Center is currently offering a challenging but rewarding position for a highly dedicated and motivated individual with a keen interest in making a contribution towards conservation. Alongside working on programs for a variety of species native to Indonesia, the successful candidate will also get the opportunity to work closely with Indonesian and international conservation organisations. If you are interested, read the job description and submit your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31st May 2023.
Cikananga also has a volunteer programme open to local and international volunteers interested in helping Indonesian wildlife. Rates range from €125 to €145, depending on the length of stay, covering dormitory accommodation, lunch, dinner and other daily necessities.
⭐️Native Speaking English Language Instructors Wanted In Basra
IRAQ > English language instructors are sought to deliver classroom instructions to oil field workers in Basra, Iraq. The instructor will be responsible for developing and delivering English language lessons with 30 or 60 days on site followed by 30 days off.
⭐️Volunteer In Palestine
PALESTINE > Volunteers have worked on various different projects when getting involved with Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH) and Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS), often bringing their own ideas and areas of expertise. For those who enjoy being outside, they need help with outdoor activities such as working in the botanical garden and helping with animal rescue and rehabilitation.
Volunteers can also help with research, conservation, creating displays for the natural history museum and cultural heritage exhibition, fundraising, collection management, administration, and giving guided tours of the museum. For non local volunteers, meals and accommodation are covered.
⭐️Stew Nurse And Masseur(euse)
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS > A 60 metre yacht currently in the Caribbean needs both a nurse and a masseur(euse). The ideal candidate for the nurse role must have land-based nursing or paramedic experience, and at least one year yachting experience, as this is a 90% stewardess 10% nurse role.
⭐️Cooking At Sea
AT SEA > A 50 metre motor yacht is looking for a crew chef for its Atlantic crossing from the Caribbean to Greece or Turkey. A chef with strong budgeting and accounting skills is also wanted for a 44 metre private and charter boat currently in France.
⭐️Remote Voiceover Jobs
REMOTE > The desire to not go home often leads to travellers getting creative in their efforts to stay abroad and voiceover work certainly falls into this category. Right now, StarNow is listing 30 voiceover jobs seeking submissions that could be the start of an on the move side hustle after a little bit of initial investment.
Carrie Olson is one traveller that has made it work, recording many spots from the bathroom of her travel trailer on a family cross country road trip across the US, or with a blanket over her head in the back seat of a car. The Daily Express reported Christopher Tester was working zero hour contracts when he set up a profile on Fiverr for his voice-over services and has since raked in £500,000.
Many positions are listed by small operators and fanboy productions and are unpaid but they can be a good way to build up a portfolio for future paid work. Among the opportunities we spotted today on StarNow are for a Doctor Who audiobook, an animation that requires an African accented English speaker, and character voiceovers for a podcast. Also, try Upwork and similar websites.
⭐️Work In A Volcanic Park
USA > Switch up where you work and join the team while enjoying the breathtaking scenery that surrounds Manzanita Lake and Lassen Volcanic National Park! More details on this graphic or visit snowmountainjobs.com.
⭐️Holiday Baby Nanny
USA > A young active family is looking for a temporary baby nanny from April 28 until May 16. They are planning to travel across California, Nevada and Arizona mostly by car. Private hotel accommodation and cafe and restaurant meals are included in addition to $30 to $40 per hour, plus aeroplane tickets from your home state to LA and back.
⭐️English Language Summer Governor In Antibes
FRANCE > A family travelling to the South of France this summer is looking for an experienced governor to work with their three boys aged five, nine and 14 for three months this summer beginning around June 1. The family would like the governor to engage in sports, games and trips with the boys, keeping them active and speaking, preferably British accented, English throughout the day. The family will also at some point take a summer yacht trip for around two weeks.
⭐️Kitesurfing School Volunteers Wanted
DENMARK > Free accommodation, a lot of fun and free usage of the newest kitesurf equipment is promised to volunteers hooking up for a while with Kiteschool Pro. A good knowledge of English is mandatory, but German and Danish would be great too especially as despite requesting we check out their website before sending our application to their email address, it’s only in those two languages. This flyer may be more useful to English speakers.
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⭐️Community Climate Ambassador Corpsmember
USA > Young Americans can take an outdoor job where they can make a difference and benefit their communities by joining Mile High Youth Corps’s 2023 Community Climate Ambassador program as a corpsmember. The Community Climate Ambassador program is a team based, 48 week program for individuals between the ages 18 to-24. Participants serve as community connectors and educate local residents on the issues of climate change, heat vulnerability, and water scarcity. Corpsmembers will earn up to $32,895 in total compensation over their term of service.
⭐️Outdoor Education Specialist
SINGAPORE > United World College of South East Asia has three vacancies for August 2023 for an outdoor education specialist. Successful applicants will are expected to lead students on residential expeditions and create memorable experiences by conducting adventure activities such as camp craft, mountaineering, trekking, climbing, sea and white-water kayaking, and dinghy sailing. Applicants with less experience or qualifications may be considered for an Outdoor Education Specialist Development Pathway. Apply by April 17.
⭐️Summer Camp Counsellor
SPAIN > If you’re passionate about changing the world and positively impacting a child’s life, aren’t afraid of hard work, and want a job that is fun, exciting and energising then spend your summer working as a monitor at CBS Summer Camp. Velvet School runs a summer camp too and may need an English teacher.
⭐️Summer In The French Alps
FRANCE > More Mountain Morzine is offering a summer in the Alps to the owners of the CVs they find most impressive sent to them in response to their ad for apartment hosts and housekeepers. The position starts June 5 until mid September and an EU passport or working visa is essential. UK Nationals can apply but must already have a Carte De Sejour. For their two hotels in the French Alps, Alpes Adventures are looking for candidates with a wide breadth of skills for their summer hotel maintenance/driver vacancy.
⭐️Campsite Warden In Scotland
UK > Larick Campsite is community run campsite set on the mouth of the River Tay next to the northern entrance of Tentsmuir Forest in Fife. An enthusiastic, self motivated, and customer orientated person or couple is sought to take the role of campsite warden. Applicants with pets are welcome. Or try Faskally Caravan Park in the heart of Highland Perthshire. They want general assistants.
⭐️Spend The Summer On A Scottish Island
UK > Tiree is called the ’Hawaii of the North’ says Reef Inn Tiree. They are a luxury guest house looking for one or two friendly and helpful team players to join their team in front of house and housekeeping roles. Accommodation is provided for no charge in a room in a newly renovated house with underfloor heating throughout. With miles of white sand and clear water, Tiree would best suit people who love to get outdoors or who want to learn to surf. Good hourly rate plus end of season bonus. Start date as soon as possible or within the next month. Email email@example.com.
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⭐️There’s Still Time To Get On Peace Boat’s 115th Voyage
WORLDWIDE > May 5 is the application deadline for volunteer English or Spanish teachers to get onboard Peace Boat’s next world cruise. We have shared this opportunity already in JAB so, rather than going into more details here, visit our blog for a longer summary or download their information pack.
⭐️Be A Dynamic Social Force For All Round Progress In Catania
ITALY > Stella Polare Foundation (FSPO) is a non profit organisation that is currently seeking volunteers to help with offering additional education to children in Catania, Sicily. Find more details and DM them via their post to the Volunteer Abroad For Free Facebook group.
⭐️Get Into The Boggle Hole
UK > Ahoy there! Says the pirate themed YHA Boggle Hole, who are looking to recruit five team members for 25 to 42 hours per week during the summer holidays. They are looking for folks to help out with the very busy summer holidays, making beds, serving breakfasts, bossing Henry the Hoover around, selling ice creams and huge amounts of cake, and generally helping their guests get the most out of a traditional seaside holiday.
According to The Yorkshireman website, Boggle Hole got its name from local folklore that Boggles, a form of mischievous hobgoblin or goblins, said to have lived in the caves that run along the coastline and haunt the slopes near Whitby. See here for other positions with the YHA across the UK.
⭐️Last Call For Sports and Kids Entertainers
⭐️Raft Guiding In Wyoming
USA > Most of their hiring is already done but applications are open until the end of the month to join Wyoming River Trips as one of their raft guides. Founded by two former rodeo cowboys, they draw their staff from a diverse pool of college students, teachers, ski instructors and retired couples, though applicants should be US based and allowed to work in the country.
⭐️Senior Spa Therapist
IRELAND > Delphi Resort is currently recruiting for senior spa therapists to join their team in Galway. Previous experience in a similar role is required. Multi activity instructors are also employed by the resort but the last vacancy we spotted them advertising was dated over a month ago.
⭐️Combine A Love Of Education With A Love Of Travelling
THAILAND > See a different side of teaching, and tick off your bucket list travelling goals at the same time, says ASQ Education. Their secondary school roles in Bangkok provide an enchanting mix of incredible teaching opportunities in a spectacular country that is ready to be explored. They are looking for teachers of English, mathematics, biology, and economics to start in August. They also want early years teachers.
⭐️Embassy Summer 23
UK > Giving young learners from all over the world an unforgettable learning experience is what can be expected when working for Embassy Summer. Working with them means the opportunity to teach and inspire a global group of young people in a position packed with activity and adventure.
Embassy Summer offers young learners aged eight to 17, and adults aged 18 to 21 versatile English language summer courses in 22 locations across four English speaking countries: Canada, the United States, the UK and Malta.
Applications have opened for summer 2023 with vacancies in each of these countries, but it’s for their UK positions where we are currently seeing them spend their advertising dollars. Activity leader is the position we are most interested in, but they have management and admin roles going too.
⭐️Non Profit Natural Healthcare
SOUTH AFRICA > The Unity Group is looking for people who are interested in health and healing, either qualified or not, to help them with a mobile natural health clinic in South Africa. They will travel from place to place diagnosing and treating under privileged people with natural medicine. They will cover the cost of accommodation, mostly camping, and some food.
⭐️Social Media Offer
RWANDA > Kingfisher Journeys receive lots of enquiries from bloggers and vloggers and are open to discussing collaborations from influencers with more than 100,000 followers. More details here.
⭐️Working Abroad Ideas For Curious Humans
WORLDWIDE > With the hope we could instead
skive off and head down the pub attend to some of our many cherished and vintage unanswered emails, we asked an AI to write this issue of the Jobs Abroad Bulletin newsletter, including links to current job vacancies for backpackers and working travellers.
“Dear Backpackers and Working Travellers,” it politely began. “We hope this newsletter finds you well and that you are enjoying your adventures abroad. As promised, we have compiled a list of exciting job opportunities for those of you who are looking to earn some extra cash during your travels.”
OK, we usually jump straight in without an introduction. Getting the neighbour’s dog to stand still long enough so we can exploit her image for our house sitting ad takes up that time. The sheep posing for this month’s cover picture were far less troublesome. So then, what jobs did our tame AI find for us?
First up is a vacancy for a resort host in Greece. “Are you looking for a job that lets you soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Greece? This resort host position may be just what you're looking for. The job involves greeting guests, helping with check-ins and check-outs, and providing assistance during their stay. You'll also have plenty of time to explore the island and enjoy the local culture.”
Great, we thought and were impressed by the use of word contractions. Data from Star Trek couldn’t do that and he’s from the future. Except the link given is a page not found. Muggins here will have to poozle around the internet for an alternative. Neilson is already oversubscribed for 2023 - so we’ll save them for next year - but, on the day we began writing this issue (longer ago than we expected), Alpine Elements were advertising a different position in another country: a summer resort manager in France.
“If you have a passion for teaching and exploring new cultures, consider teaching English in China,” suggests ChatGPT. This position offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as the opportunity to immerse yourself in Chinese culture. You'll be responsible for teaching English to students of all ages, and you'll have plenty of support from your fellow teachers and school administration.” Again, the vacancy, on Teachaway, isn’t at the end of the link given but try these ones instead - which may or may not have supportive teachers and administration staff - from the same website.
“Australia is known for its vibrant nightlife and exciting bar scene. If you have experience in bartending, consider applying for a position at a popular bar or restaurant in one of Australia's major cities. You'll meet locals and travellers from all over the world, and you'll have the chance to explore Australia during your time off.” Finding an up to date bar job in Australia was surprisingly difficult but you’ll certainly meet people from all around the world working in a cafe at Sydney Airport.
South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife in the world but as soon as we saw the title for its fourth choice, working as a tour guide in South Africa, we knew we would be hitting a dud link and we would have to do the leg work ourselves. We’re this AI’s human little bitches and it knows it.
Looking after bitches and whatever man dogs are called is probably a more realistic option for working with animals in South Africa, so check out Helping All Animals in Rural Towns (HAART) or email HAART.HelpingAllAnimals@gmail.com for information on volunteering.
HAART also works with Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre, which has a paid for volunteer programme designed to give volunteers a genuine understanding of the rescue, rehabilitation, rewilding, and release processes, for a variety of wild animals. We’ve also add more options for wildlife volunteering in South Africa in its own section above.
Finally, it generically suggested we consider the role of hostel receptionist in Spain and linked to a jobs page on Hostelworld that hasn’t existed since 2009 and didn’t then carry a position for a hostel receptionist in Spain anyway. Sigh! The Feet Up Hostels group offers an internship to work in Spain and learn Spanish.
“We hope you find these job opportunities exciting and that they inspire you to continue your adventures abroad,” it penultimately sentenced before wishing us all happy travels - even though we suspect it means this. “If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.” And by us, it clearly means me.
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