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⭐️Live In The Mountains Managing A Californian Adventure Hostel
USA > ITH Big Bear Lake Hostel and Retreat Center is looking for experienced hospitality managers who enjoy living in the mountains and hosting ultimate stays. This is a paid position and we provide on-site housing. You must have a valid USA work visa to apply. Your tasks will be to manage the daily operations to create the ultimate experiences for guests visiting Big Bear Lake. Send Bobby Dyer a DM via his post in our Facebook group if you are interested and want to chat more.
⭐️School Trip Counsellors
FRANCE > American Village Camps are actively recruiting for their camps, starting in April. Located across France in small villages or the countryside, all counsellors are hired to work at any location that is open during their employment. If you would like to know more you can read about positions available on their website or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
⭐️Rockley Adventure Introduces Animators To Their Brand New Outdoor Activity Centre In South West France
FRANCE > A new centre in France and the new role of animator have been added to the job vacancies offered by Rockley Adventure. As an animator, you will be joining their team ensuring Rockley’s UK school groups have a fantastic and memorable experience in Carcans, Southwest France. Applicants must be able to speak English clearly and be EU nationals or have the right to work in France.
⭐️Learn How To Become A Primate Keeper
SPAIN > As we write, Hayley Pooley has uploaded a doc to the ESC Animal Welfare Placements group. Due to a recent dropout, the MONA Foundation in Spain is looking for a ESC volunteer to start immediately. The placement will now be ten to 11 months long depending on when the candidate can start. The volunteer will learn how to become a primate keeper working with rescued Barbary macaques and chimpanzees. All training and support will be provided in addition to free food, accommodation and return transport to the site, plus a small amount of pocket money. To be eligible volunteers must be 18 to 30 years old at the start of their placement, and resident in an EU country. Apply using the application form, or email Alba for more information: email@example.com.
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⭐️Fancy A Few Months Working In The Beautiful French Alps?
FRANCE > Get Up & Go Jobs have some seasonal vacancies from now until mid April with Skibound. They need a general assistant and kitchen porter/night porter. They also have summer vacancies for their Travelbound team.
⭐️Applications Are Open For All 2023 Winter Seasonal Positions At Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
AUSTRALIA > Snow season (June to October) positions across all departments at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, the nearest downhill ski resort to Melbourne, are now online. Mt Baw Baw employs staff in a wide variety of positions including guest services officers, operations officers, food & beverage officers, guest services officers, resort entry and chain fitting, shuttle / oversnow drivers, retail/rental, snow sport instructors, ski patrollers, housekeeping, lift operators, snow grooming and more.
⭐️Château General Assistants
FRANCE > Normandy’s Château du Baffy, a popular destination for UK school groups during the academic year, is currently looking to add to its team of general assistants. Able to provide an excellent level of restaurant service, as well as cleaning and servicing the bedrooms and communal areas within the property, are the main requirements. An understanding of French would be beneficial, an EU passport is essential.
⭐️Chef de Partie And Nanny
GREECE > We are still seeing The Peligoni Club, a family run beach club in the secluded north of Zakynthos, looking for experienced chefs with EU passports to take on the challenge of running their busy restaurants. They were also advertising for a creche nanny.
⭐️Wildlife Caregivers Wanted In The Amazon
BOLIVIA > CVs need to be in by Feb 24 for the open vacancies at Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi, a well established NGO dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and care of wildlife that has fallen victim to illegal trafficking and other harm.
These are experienced roles available for a year or more and a small stipend is paid. The open vacancies are for head of primates area, capuchin monkey coordinators, sanctuary head director, and a head veterinarian. Send your CV plus a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers without experience can also work in one of their three sanctuaries but will be required to contribute towards their room and board, though the costs are reasonable, especially when staying longer and paying upfront.
⭐️Hostel Job Opportunities In Guatemala
GUATEMALA > One of our Facebook group readers was looking for hostel volunteering opportunities in Guatemala and asked if we had any ideas or contacts. As usual, we’re not going to restrict our answer to one person when we can add to our word count here, be closer to pressing send, closing the laptop and heading off down the pub.
For Spanish speakers, Finca Ixobel has a volunteer programme that may fit. They want people who can help out in their restaurant and reception. A handyperson with skills in carpentry is always welcome, as is somebody with experience in horse care and riding.
Earth Lodge has a link to volunteering on their website but there's nothing but a blank page at the end of it. Nonetheless, we have seen them using their social media to look for volunteers in the past. La Iguana Perdida is also known to take in volunteers and The Driftwood Surfer Hostel posts information for general volunteers, but also says if you are a yoga teacher or have any tradesman skills to let them know.
Jo Edwards chipped in by suggesting browsing through the Hostel Jobs website and pointed out that when she was in Central and South America, she basically just asked in hostels she liked and mostly they were happy to take on a volunteer. Nothing beats being on the ground for hostel volunteering.
⭐️Off Grid Rainforest Volunteering
COSTA RICA > Rancho Margot says their volunteer programme is a great chance for anyone 23+ to come for a true work-barter exchange for food and accommodation, practice Spanish, and work a six hour day for six days a week. Every month they host collaborators to help with the gardens, farm, holistic animal care, kitchen support and more. They also host 500+ hour yoga instructors within their volunteer programme, to guide twice daily yoga classes.
⭐️Make Some Mazatlán Memories In Style
MEXICO > If you are well travelled or it’s your first time abroad and you need a life changing experience then the Wandering Monkey Guesthouse extends an invitation to go to their volunteering page, convince them you’re not a robot, and fill out their application form. A one month minimum stay is required but staying longer is always welcome.
⭐️Adventures In The Rift Valley
KENYA > Do you love travel and the idea of working and living in Kenya appeals to you? Adventure, mountains, wildlife, culture, tropics, altitude, beach... if this sounds ideal, well that’s where Rift Valley Adventures work and they currently are recruiting for a senior field and centre manager. They require a dynamic, motivated and self driven person or couple with an excellent record of managing a diverse outdoor centre, has the required adventure qualifications, skills and experience and is willing to work in remote areas. A good level of management experience and skills is required, preferably with experience internationally. Apply by February 23.
⭐️Apprentice Activity Instructor selection Is Now Open
UK > At the beginning of the career path that could perhaps one day lead, via zipwires and river rafting, to managing an activity centre in the Rift Valley, JCA are offering an activity instructor apprenticeship at Condover Hall, in Shropshire. This is a residential position so don't worry if you don't live locally. Or qualify as an instructor to teach dinghy sailing with UKSA’s Train 2 Gain course.
⭐️Outdoor Activity Instructor Training In Northern Ireland
UK > Greenhill YMCA often get asked what they offer to volunteers joining them during the summer or on their year long volunteering programme. The possibility to develop another language, if you come from abroad, is one answer, but in the main it is training to be an outdoor activity instructor. The activities you will learn here include archery, bouldering, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, laser tag, mountain walking, raft building, outdoor cooking and ziplining. A small weekly wage is provided along with self catering accommodation.
⭐️Hotel Boat Chef
UK > English Holiday Cruises is advertising for a chef to work on board the highest capacity inland hotel boat in England. The chef must be comfortable and constructive in a small team environment and display attitudes which fit the needs of the family company and its mature, mainly retired, customers.
⭐️Horse Riding Work Exchanges In New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND > On our blog recently, we
headed over to New Zealand to personally select scrolled through Workaway to highlight seven work exchange hosts that can offer horse riding opportunities in New Zealand, whether on a lifestyle block, farm or business centred around horses.
⭐️EPIK Application Is Open For Autumn 2023
SOUTH KOREA > Application is open for teaching in Korea through for the English Programme in Korea (EPIK). With the aim of improving the English language skills of Korean students, the programme is affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education and offers one year teaching contracts to native English speakers throughout the country.
Open to nationals of the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with a BA degree in any subject, and aged under 62, benefits include a salary beginning at 2,000,000 KRW, paid holidays, free accommodation, bonuses, health insurance and pension, and a flight allowance.
There’s also an arrangement for Indian nationals to apply if they meet all other requirements and hold a valid teaching certificate in English education (this cannot be fulfilled by a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate).
Visit www.epik.go.kr for more information and to apply. Joel Marriman, who taught on the programme for five years, has written a handy How To Apply For EPIK Korea 2023 guide. The Teaching in Korea subreddit may also be useful.
Keeping blogs and teaching abroad seem to go hand in hand so there are a great many more guides and first hand experiences available to read from former teachers on the programme, including:
⭐️Volunteer To Teach English To North Korean Students
SOUTH KOREA > If you are already in South Korea (or save this for next year if your EPIK application is successful) you may be interested to volunteer a few hours teaching online to North Korean people as they achieve their liberty. Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is an international NGO looking for volunteers who can help resettled North Koreans improve their English speaking abilities.
⭐️Ibiza Spotlight’s Hard Won Advice For Realising Your Dream Of Working In Ibiza
SPAIN > Ibiza hotels are already prepping for the spring, bringing forward their opening dates with 2023 promising to be the island’s longest season. It’s not quite the time to be heading to the island’s resorts yet but head there you should if you want to spend this summer working in Ibiza.
Ibiza Spotlight, who have been writing guides to Ibiza for well over 20 years, say “it is almost impossible to find first-time work on Ibiza without being on the island. This means you have to fly down here to look in person!”
Here’s their take on the best options for finding work in Ibiza and when is the best time to book a plane ticket, a couple of weeks’ accommodation, and start hunting down work.
Bars and restaurants - With over four million of them heading to the island every year, anything involved in getting food and drink into tourists is going to need a pair of hands to cook, pour, serve, and clean the millions of plates and glasses used over the course of the season. Staff turnover is high for restaurant and bar work so don’t despair if, on getting down there to put yourself about at the end of April, your initial efforts to land a job falls flat.
PRing for bars and clubs and selling ticket for parties - The number of PR jobs has fallen recently due to laws restricting how many can be employed by a bar or club. If you have ever been on holiday and wearily collected a tree of offers and enticements you may think this is a good thing, but we are on the side of the hunter not the hunted today. If you are young and sociable, go around each of the clubs and bars when the party season starts at the beginning of June. Tickets sellers, either from ticket booths or loose in your territory bringing tourists to the booths, have a similar skill set but added to that should be a hunger for money, especially if the job is on commission.
Hotels - This search can be done before the season starts. Ibiza Spotlight’s advice is to phone them up in March and April to ask if there are any vacant positions. We suggest running the hotels in their guide through Google or Facebook to get the phone numbers. Plan B is to arrive in situ in May and ask around.
Sports and the beach - Qualified instructors for the many diving centres, surf, sailing and other watersports schools have the luxury of applying online. Also, check out other activity centres on the land who offer guided tours on wheels such as cycle, scooter, ebike or quad excursions.
Dancers and performers - Every nightclub, big or small, needs dancers, as well as eccentric performers and animators for some of the more theatrical events, such as the famed elrow. Talent is the most appropriate qualification and scouts are out there looking.
Read the full article, including accommodation options and paperwork requirements on Ibiza Spotlight.
One last piece of advice from us is no one goes to work in Ibiza for the money. Save up enough money before you go to pay for accommodation for the season. Keep your wages for having a good time.
Social media coach Zoe Newlove shares her account of working in Ibiza: the good, the bad and the ugly.
⭐️Sailing Jobs In Minorca
SPAIN > Minorca Sailing have been at their recruitment since last month but likely will still have some positions needing filling by EUed up dinghy, windsurfing, foiling, racing and children’s instructors, plus beach staff.
⭐️Summer Camps Job Opportunities In Austria, Switzerland And Portugal
EUROPE > Village Camps say they have a constant requirement for summer camp counsellors. French speaking Brits, Kiwis, Australians, Americans and Canadians can get involved with their camp in Leysin, Switzerland, where they also want a tuck shop manager.
⭐️Paid And Volunteer Work At Roskilde Festival
DENMARK > CoffeeCow is recruiting ten managers for seasonal work at Roskilde Festival 2023. You will get 800DKK pay, food tickets, a free festival ticket worth 2400DKK and a nice camp, they say, adding internationals are very welcome and eligible for the pay. They also hire volunteers looking for a ticket to the sold out festival.
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⭐️It’s Not Yet A Wrap For Their Festival Recruitment
UK > Wraps & Baps are making another call for experienced festival catering crew. They have a number of roles at some of the biggest events in the UK this summer, including Glastonbury, Download and Creamfields. Refresh West also have bar work at Glasto. Try also DC Site Services for litter picking, traffic management, car parking and stewarding positions.
⭐️Spirited, Go With The Flow Nanny Needed For Lively Los Angeles Family
USA & WORLDWIDE > Among the Adventure Nannies clients currently looking for travel loving nannies is this playful, artistic family seeking a driven and passionate nanny to join them in caring for their toddler. More open positions with gadabout families can be found here.
⭐️Volunteering In Huaraz
PERU > Owned by a young couple, Peru Expeditions is looking for volunteers to help in the reception of their hostel and hotel in Huaraz. Knowledge of Spanish and English, German, French or other languages is preferred. While they offer private and shared accommodation this doesn’t include food but they will point you in the direction of cheap options locally and provide the use of a kitchen. Other volunteering options include working for their travel business or taking care of baby Valery Andrea.
⭐️Hotel And Kids Club Entertainers Still Wanted
EUROPE & EGYPT > Check here, here and here for entertainer positions in Greece. The last remaining spots for summer season hotel and kids club entertainers to be placed through The Cyprus Events Company are going, going, but not quite yet gone. AB Castings and Management have roles starting March 15 in Paphos. Life Tourism Entertainment is hiring entertainers for Greece, Italy, Egypt, Spain and Portugal. There’s the possibility to work all year.
⭐️Experience The Summer Of A Lifetime Working In The Crystal Clear Mediterranean Waters Of Sunny Malta
MALTA > Kayak Tours Malta is looking for its 2023 season guides and will help non EU nationals with processing work permit paperwork and provide accommodation so you can focus on what you love best.
CROATIA & ITALY > Marotti Windsurf Center are looking for qualified windsurfing and wing foiling instructors. Accommodation is provided and previous experience preferred. Wing foil instructors are also needed in Italy.
⭐️Casting For Professional Dancers
GREECE > Avra Events is currently casting for professional dancers for their summer season, April to October in Crete. EU passport holders, Ukrainian passport holders or those with Greek residency preferred. Evening shows, no day duties, accommodation and flight allowance provided. Salary is above the overseas equity minimum. Send CV and showreels to email@example.com.
⭐️Summer Contracts For Drummers And Cirque Performers
USA > JMMD Entertainment is now casting drummers and cirque speciality performers for new shows at Adventureland Park, in Iowa, this summer. Unable to do those things and live locally? The park itself is looking for people to serve food, clean rooms, check people in, or operate a ride, and is holding a job fair this February 25. They have a workcamper programme too.
UK > Dusemond Study Programmes has posted a short ad to a couple of work abroad websites looking for people who are able to energetically lead their international students in a programme of on site activities and off site excursions. You will need to be fun, hard working, energetic, chatty and able to remain calm under pressure. More details are given via the medium of
mime a drive doc. The same sites also aid Severnvale Academy’s recruitment efforts.
⭐️Finish The Ski Season In Meribel
FRANCE > Alp Leisure are looking for an experienced chef and chalet manager to finish the winter season in Meribel. Ideally a couple they offer plenty of ski time. Immediate start. Must be EU passport or CDS holder and be able to drive. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also require an experienced host/stew too.
⭐️A Chef And A Stew Working For A Sea View
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS > A couple or two people teaming up are needed to work as a chef and a steward(ess) on a 30 metre motor yacht. You must be ready to fly out this weekend. The vessel will be heading to the Med after May.
MEDITERRANEAN > Also heading to the Med, this time from the UAE, is a 90 metre motor yacht in need of a spa stew / masseuse with strong massage and facial knowledge and confident in a wide range of techniques and styles.
⭐️Become an Outward Bound Canada Instructor
CANADA > Outward Bound instructors create life changing experiences for youth and are considered their greatest asset. Recruitment is ongoing.
⭐️Job Opportunities For Teachers, Animators, Supervisors
BELGIUM > Kiddy and Junior Classes, purveyors of a wide range of languages, from their Beaux Arts style house in Brussels, could do with some language teachers and animators, the latter versed in art, cooking, IT, music, nature, photography and digital art, fashion, theatre, and ecology. It does have to be said they could give their English language website editor a wee brush up.
⭐️Sports Camp English Teaching
UK > Working with Nike and Chelsea FC, Euro Sports Camps runs summer camps for eight to 17 year olds with tennis, field hockey, football, golf or dance coaching as the focus, combined with English language tuition. They hire English language teachers to deliver up to 25 hours of high quality English language tuition per week to students in their English language and sport programmes. Most of their recruiting is from February to April, but applications are welcomed throughout the year. The ideal candidate will be a native or near native English speaker holding a CELTA and/or Trinity CertTESOL and/or QTS in English or a Modern Foreign Language.
⭐️Music Mentors Wanted In Bolton
UK > Rock It Bolton is calling all musicians and youth workers to help develop a local youth led music scene, adding to the musical pedigree of Badly Drawn Boy, Buzzcocks and Michael. Volunteers are also required. No musical experience is needed - just a kind heart and a great sense of humour.
⭐️Travel Writing Gig
REMOTE > Katie Hammel, Content Marketing Director Going, formally Scott's Cheap Flights, has put out a shout for pitches for their weekly Wednesday Going Places newsletter, which delves into the history, culture, food, landscape, climate, music, art, and more of a single city, region, state, country, or island. They are looking for travel/lifestyle writers who live in/are from/spend an extensive time in and are deeply familiar with Guatemala, Finland, Nantucket, Atlanta, Egypt, South Korea, Austria, Lebanon, Kuala Lumpur, Latvia, Kerala, and Faroe Islands. Pay starts at $300.
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