JAB / 122 / December 2023: Maker Of Happy
Vacancies, Leads, Links, Inspiration & Ideas For December And Beyond
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⭐️Peak Powder Byrne
EUROPE > Children's Club assistants are still needed for Powder Byrne’s winter season peak weeks - Christmas/New Year, February half term and Easter - in Austria, Switzerland and Italy. UK passports are valid but they’ll need to have some days left out of the last 180 to comply with Schengen Zone rules.
⭐️Surf Camp Photographer And Content Creator
PORTUGAL > Surf Cascais, a surf school, camp and shop near Lisbon want a creative and inspired content creator to highlight all they do to their future clients. They also want a housekeeper and run a volunteer programme.
⭐️Is Living And Working In The Definition Of Paradise Sound Like Something You’d Enjoy?
AUSTRALIA > Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage Site of global natural significance, could be the future home of a chef (or a chef and FOH couple) that clicks this link (private group) and sends their CV to email@example.com. More vacancies are given on this contact and employment page.
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⭐️Mark Warner Summer Vacancies
⭐️24 Leader Positions Available For 2024
NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA > Visions Service Adventures is hiring summer programme leaders in Peru, the British Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, and the Montana Blackfeet Reservation in the US. Typical leader teams may include outdoor educators, teachers, grad students, returned Peace Corps volunteers, adventurers, carpenters and other individuals who understand that the most immersive work can be the most rewarding. Leaders receive a salary stipend, meals, lodging, and travel expenses. International applicants are accepted.
⭐️Snowboxx 2024 Volunteer Application
FRANCE > Snowboxx, the end of the ski season festival, celebrates its 10th anniversary next year. Organisers Mainstage Festivals are recruiting a large team of skilful skiers, keen snowboarders or just passionate events people to assist them in the smooth running of the festival held in Avoriaz. The first round of applications closes January 5 and you must be available to work from March 13 to 23.
You must either have an EU Passport or the right to work in the EU/France or if travelling on a UK Passport you can't have been in the EU for more than 76 individual days in the 180 days prior to travel.
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⭐️Reap Athena’s Harvest
USA > Athena’s Harvest, a small three acre vegetable farm run by former Peace Corps volunteers just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, is using Backdoorjobs.com in their search for sustainable agriculture interns. A $3,735 season stipend paid monthly is provided for people who work the full season from March to November when they will learn all aspects of operating and maintaining a small sustainable vegetable farm while having fun and living in a supportive community. While they cannot obtain work visas for those travelling from other countries, international folks may be interested in WWOOFing with them instead - though visa applications are their own responsibility.
⭐️Possible Naturism Jobs In Crete
GREECE > We usually see Vritomartis, a Cretan naturist resort, recruiting around this time of year for staff for the coming summer season. In the past, they have needed receptionists, cleaners, a spa therapist, and a German or French and English speaking hostess/PR guide. While they didn’t confirm they are recruiting right now for next year, they did get back to us to say to send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and the relevant department will get in touch.
⭐️Hello Salty Souls
TANZANIA > Aquaholics Kite & Surf Zanzibar are looking for a last minute surf instructor (private group) to join their team working half days, leaving time to explore the tropical paradise island of Zanzibar.
⭐️Primates And Big Cats
SPAIN & MOROCCO > AAP Primadomus is looking for volunteers to fill two openings with immediate start for animal care and cleaning, one in their large cat area and one in the primate area. While the links given on their Facebook page for these are directed to Spanish language pages on their website only, they also have this one in English for a primate rehabilitation assistant for their Born to be Wild project in Morocco.
⭐️Caracal Cat Project
SOUTH AFRICA > Join Cape Conservation Research Centre in the Western Cape province if you are passionate about wildlife and eager to make a difference. They currently have an internship opportunity focused on the caracal cat listed in the Wildlife Workers' Network Facebook group (membership required). A background in biology, ecology, or related field is desirable but not essential.
⭐️Escape To Life In The Bush
SOUTH AFRICA > Wake up to the sounds of hippos snorting or hyena laughing and enjoy morning coffee watching the monkeys and baboons swinging in the trees. That is the pitch Lily Loubser posted recently to the Jobs for Campers, Nomads & Travellers Facebook group (membership required). She wants people to stay for three months helping out in safari lodges with guests’ requirements and spending the evenings around a fire in return for a base to stay and food. Almost certainly this offer has already been taken up by someone who likes the idea of living in a private nature reserve, but she says this is intended to be a rolling placement.
⭐️Let's Go Barging
EUROPE > After three beautiful days in the south of France to celebrate the end of the last season, European Waterways are ready to begin recruiting for their next season providing hotel barge holidays. Tour guide, host and chef are the positions that will interest us most here.
A good knowledge of French and English and a clean driving licence are needed to be their tour guide. You should also be a capable and confident driver in sometimes difficult conditions and feel shame if you scratch or dent their van. The chef on the boat provides a weekly menu of five lunches, six dinners and some breakfasts, and also cooks for the crew. Hosts have three main areas of responsibility: clients, interior housework and housekeeping.
Another canal barge cruising in Europe is advertising for a chef de cuisine in Anywork Anywhere.
⭐️Corfu’s Pink Palace Is Hiring
GREECE > If you are looking for a job on a sunny island, working in a friendly atmosphere with a motivated international team, The Pink Palace is hiring for vacancies starting from mid March or April to the end of October. Free shared accommodation, laundry, wifi, and meals are included. Should a lack of EU documentation be an issue for paid work, the party hostel has decades of experience hosting volunteers.
On Rhodes, in the south of the island, it is only a month or so since Mosa Beach Bar & Restaurant declared their summer season officially over, but already we’ve seen indications they are on the lookout for experienced staff for 2024. While this graphic relates to the season just gone, it gives job titles and contact details.
⭐️Maker Of Happy
AT SEA > Applications close December 5 to land ahoy a six month contract on board Marella Cruises as a destination services advisor.
⭐️Summer Camp Positions In Texas
USA > The assistant camp director for Camp El Tesoro, a child and youth development non profit serving North Texas since 1914, said recently that they work with LifeTraveled and Cenet to hire international applicants. Scroll down their careers page to find out more information on their next summer positions.
⭐️Volunteer Campground Hosts
USA > Campground hosts are wanted for next summer by Lake Poinsett Recreation Area in South Dakota. Hosts will be tasked with providing exceptional customer service, maintenance duties, custodial duties, and providing information to customers regarding the park and museum.
⭐️Hotel Dancing And Animation
EUROPE > Palmera Agency’s Simona Di Nardo is offering six to seven month long contracts in four and five star hotels in Greece, Cyprus, and Spain for entertainment managers, team leaders and supervisors.
⭐️Hostel Manager No Longer Wanted In Stockholm But Volunteers Are
SWEDEN > Despite being posted to a Facebook group weeks ago, Nomad Cave Hostel’s ad for an onsite hostel manager was only just approved by admin and the position has since been filled. Nonetheless, their advert reveals they accept both volunteers and paid staff for other positions, for whom they say they will support the right candidates from outside the EU during the process of acquiring a visa.
⭐️Spontaneous Chef Application
SWITZERLAND > We would expect Berghaus Toni, a family run hotel and restaurant in Riederalp, a car free village part of the Aletsch Arena ski resort, to announce a need for summer season chefs on their Facebook page around about now. They usually do so in December, though when we looked at the recruitment service they use there were still some winter vacancies going in the related Restaurant Edelweiss. A chef de partie position is often advertised for this restaurant in January but, rather than waiting, we suggest talented cooks use this spontaneous application option. Applicants should speak German and have an EU passport.
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⭐️Help A Poor Cambodian Family Improve Their Future In Beautiful Kampot
CAMBODIA > Eva Aus seeks volunteers (private group) for around six hours a day to help out around a new guesthouse in Kampot. Roles may include working receptionist, event crew, and doing odd jobs.
⭐️Horses And Cattle
AUSTRALIA > One short term paid job opportunity and one volunteer position (private group) are available straight away on a horse farm in central Victoria. The paid position is for one to two weeks doing gardening and labouring. The volunteer will help take care of the horses and requires someone with horse riding experience.
⭐️Sailing Vacancies For 2024
GREECE > Seafarer Sailing Holidays is pushing out ads in the RYA instructor Courses group for RYA cruising instructors to join them for the summer in Lefkada. More sailing vacancies for 2024 can be explored on their own website.
⭐️Quick reminder Of More Upcoming JET Programme Deadlines
While some nationalities have seen their application date to apply to work as an assistant language teacher in Japan passing them by already, applicants from New Zealand and Ireland have until December 5 and 8 respectively to get their forms into the Embassy of Japan in their home country. More information and the embassy website address for these, and other nationalities can be found in this PDF leaflet.
⭐️Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action
AUSTRALIA > Go on Seek and you will find an ad for an eco adventure tour guide.
⭐️Venue Holidays Website Update
FRANCE, ITALY & SPAIN > Caring and friendly people, whether they are young or mature, singles or part of a couple, are welcome to apply for one of the campsite representative positions Venue Holidays are now proffering for the 2024 season. Exactly what they seek in their reps and plenty of other information for interested parties can be found in this information pack.
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⭐️Meet Jungle Jack
MALAYSIA > After two amazing weeks Ivana Vukšić is sad to be leaving Jungle Jack Backpackers in Borneo. She’s looking for her replacement to help about the place and take two dogs for walks in return for dorm lodgings and food.
⭐️Help Daniela After She Took A Paws From Rescuing Animals
PANAMA > Daniela Ch started rescuing animals as a hobby and helped save 500+ cats and dogs until needing a mental break. She needs help from a few volunteers getting back on the project, or it could be a paid opportunity.
⭐️Western Workamping In Wyoming
USA > The Buffalo Bill Village Resort in Cody, Wyoming is hiring Workampers for the 2024 summer season from May 1 to October 1 with training starting April 23.
⭐️Final Piece Of The Puzzle
FRANCE > Due to unforeseen circumstances, Le Hibou bar/restaurant in Val d'Isère has a last minute chance for a chef to join their winter 23/24 team.
⭐️Direct Apply Summer Camps
CANADA > Several camp directors recently responded to a request for camp recommendations for an international applicant to apply straight through, instead of using an agency. The post inexplicably disappeared in front of us but we managed to jot down Camp Tamakwa saying they are hiring for all positions from counsellor to activity leaders to trip leaders.
⭐️Native Level English Speakers Wanted This Summer In Germany
GERMANY > Sprachcamp Allgäu and Fokus Camps, two English language summer camps in Germany, are both currently amid their annual roundup of native level English speakers. The former say they will negotiate and pay for the complicated process of getting a work visa for Brits, and the latter have formed a partnership with a company in the UK to make this so.
⭐️Make More Happy Faces In Romania
ROMANIA > Another camp option for next summer is Dalina Borcan’s Happy Faces Camps in Romania. Volunteers aged 18 to 40 years old who are energetic, enthusiastic, and enjoy working with children and young people can spend a minimum of four weeks with them in Transylvania. Workaway members also have the option of applying through the platform.
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⭐️Volunteer Work With Huskies
WORLDWIDE > Live with Leila in a traditional Finnish wooden house in the middle of the forest where howling from the dogs is part of the nightlife, combine learning about Argentinian cowboys and dog sled racing, or stay a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle in Sweden. These, along with opportunities in Norway, Chile, Estonia, and Australia are among the work exchanges with husky dogs we added recently to our website.
Also, if you’re in New Jersey, USA, Husky House, a Siberian husky and fellow canine rescue, has plenty that they need help with, including working in the kennels, helping with events, fundraising, and puppy kissing.
⭐️Ski Companies Hiring UK Passport Holders
EUROPE > Erika Leonard, admin of the Ski/Summer Industry Jobs Facebook group (membership required) recently put up a list of UK passport friendly ski companies (check the comments if stumped by the abbreviations). We doubt any of them will still have much in the way of work for this season, so bookmark this one for 24/25 in the Alps, perhaps cross checking with our own list from back in the day.
⭐️Summer Camp Counsellor Placements In Spain
SPAIN > Though we didn’t get a reply when we asked Go Camp Spain what's their summer camp counsellor application date, we assume from this recently placed advert it’s not yet. There’s a €570 placement fee but this can be recovered by pocketing wages of €150 to €250 a week.
⭐️Help Pups And Their People Live Their Best Lives
USA > Hikers interested in becoming dog trainers are sought by A Dog's Life Boston to lead off leash group hikes for pets and people. This is for a full time hiking position, paid weekly ($900 plus average mileage compensation of $125 per week), plus pet sitting opportunities for additional income. This is a full time position suitable for those with their own large vehicle and a valid US driver's license.
⭐️English Teacher Required In Fuente Palmera, Cordoba
SPAIN > Twin Schools Academy is looking for an English teacher with previous experience teaching young children and teenagers. An EU passport and a working knowledge of Spanish are required to start in January 2024.
⭐️What's Your Purpose Visiting This Country?
REMOTE > If you are a digital nomad and moving around every three to six months from country to country, what should we tell the border control officer of our visit? asks Lau Tiam Kok in Digital Nomads Around the World (private group). Is it safe to tell them we do work remotely while visiting? The consensus answer is no, just say tourism to avoid opening up a big can of work visa worms, but we did like Misty Dawn’s response that she once said “I hate my life and I need to get away.”
⭐️Recreate An American Camp Environment In Europe
EUROPE > In the UK, Portugal and Austria, Village Camps’ objective to recreate an American summer camp environment in Europe will have to be done largely sans Americans. Local employment regulations will make hiring staff from the US difficult but in Switzerland there is hope for them, plus Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis and even Brits applying for some of these vacancies.
⭐️From EU To You
ITALY > Beyond Borders ETS is thrilled to invite enthusiastic young individuals from Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, and Portugal to join them in Orta Nova for a short term ESC project promoting European values from January 15 to March 15. Visit Volunteer Abroad For Free for more information, including links to a detailed info pack and application form.
⭐️Winter Events In London
UK > Gorilla Events is looking for London based (accommodation is not provided) hospitality staff for temporary full time or part time work from now until January 2024 at Battersea Power Station's Glide and/or Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. Pay is £13.15ph + holiday (£14.74 total). Send your CV to email@example.com or fill out this application form.
⭐️Digital Know How And Dutch Or German
EUROPE > If you have an EU passport, are willing to relocate for the duration of the season, are comfortable with technology and speak English plus German or Dutch, head over to TUI to find out more about their airport rep position.
⭐️Australian Fruit Picking Round Up For December And January
AUSTRALIA > We start in Cardwell and Innisfail where there is banana picking all year. Elsewhere in Queensland, Australia, help may be needed by stone fruit farmers in Stanthorpe in December. Work may also still be available in Bundaberg and Childers over the next two months picking tomatoes and cucumbers, and on the Sunshine Coast (tomatoes).
In New South Wales, rockmelons and cotton chipping need harvesting in Bourke during December and January and cotton chipping in Moree until February. Otherwise head to Griffith and Leeton for orange picking until March or Coffs Harbour for bananas all year. Riverland and Adelaide Hills, in South Australia, have begun apricot and strawberry picking. These two harvests last until February.
Elsewhere, Tasmania will bring in the soft fruit crop until late January. Head for Huon, Kingsborough, the Channel District and the Derwent Valley. And whatever scallop splitting is, it's due to start in January until February in Bicheno. In Victoria, pears and peaches can provide work from January to March in Ardmona, Cobram, Invergordon, Kyabram, Shepparton and Tatura. Grape picking jobs will also be available in Robinvale and Sunraysia from January to April. Lastly, in Western Australia, try Dongara, Fremantle, Geraldton, Kalbarri and Mandurah for rock lobster until the end of January.
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