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⭐️Spend The Summer With Mark Warner
GREECE & TURKEY > Mark Warner are advertising a bunch of jobs this week on various summer season recruitment verticals. Rather than list them all here, head over to their website to see for yourself and apply here.
⭐️Bar Work In The South Of France
FRANCE > Pineapple Enterprises, owners of three bar brands including the Irish themed Ma Nolan’s, posted their job requirements on St Patrick’s Day for bar and floor staff, and chefs. They also require bilingual French/English speaking bar and floor staff for their busy French cocktail bar. Applicants should be EU nationals or under 30 and hold a working holiday visa. France has working holiday visa agreements with Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Taiwan and Uruguay.
⭐️YuhiBuhi Forest Resort Is Still Seeking A Volunteer Bird Spotter
SRI LANKA > YuhiBuhi Forest Resort is still seeking a volunteer bird spotter. Bird lovers will help monitor and protect local birds using binoculars and other tools to identify and count birds in designated areas, record their observations, and report any unusual sightings to appointed officers or owners. Candidates should have a passion for birdwatching, have a high quality camera, an interest in conservation, and good observation and data recording skills. Benefits include the opportunity to contribute to scientific research and conservation efforts, gain experience in wildlife monitoring, and meet other bird enthusiasts. Volunteers will also enjoy the natural beauty of local habitats and receive free accommodation at YuhiBuhi Forest Resort.
⭐️Neilson Active Holidays Is Still looking For Staff
GREECE, ITALY & CROATIA > Despite launching their summer recruitment campaign months ago, Neilson Active Holidays usually still have some vacancies needing filled this time of year. In the past week we’ve seen them post several advertisements, including for a bike guide, tennis coach, ski boat driver, kitesurfing instructor and representative, lifeguards, an activity manager and an activities assistant. More details can be found at https://jobs.neilson.co.uk/summer-jobs.
Lake Como based Epic Gust is also on the lookout for a kitesurfing instructor. They say you don't need to be a pro kiter, or licensed instructor - they will teach you the needed things along the road.
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⭐️It’s Not Too Late To Get Involved With SunSail
GREECE & CROATIA > We followed our own advice from the last issue to keep an eye on Sunsail’s Facebook timeline and, sure enough, there they go listing the opportunities still available for you to join their team. They have both vacancies still available and a reserve list, so even if the position is currently full you may still have the chance to join them this season.
⭐️Summer In Les Gets
FRANCE > If you have some hospitality experience, whether in the kitchen, front of house or in housekeeping then Hotel Christiania would love to hear from you. They are a small traditional French family hotel, situated on the edge of the piste in the very centre of the resort and say that they are continually on the search for enthusiastic, hard working and flexible staff for their summer and winter seasons.
Currently, they have summer vacancies for the latter two positions advertised on Resort Work. Applicants should have relevant hospitality experience and be of smart and tidy appearance. French speaking applicants with a clean driving license have an advantage. UK passport holders must have a valid French work visa or be in possession of a valid Carte de Sejour or be prepared to apply for a work visa before starting the job. This takes about three weeks and costs £50. Otherwise, it’s EU passports only.
⭐️Stoke Travel Are On The Lookout For Their Chosen One
EUROPE > Described as the gap year for TikTok creatives and party animals (or better yet, both), Stoke Travel will be sending their pick on a once in a lifetime adventure to Europe for three months of excitement and hands on travel work experience.
Based in Barcelona, their adventurous intern will join the Stoke team between mid June to mid September. You’ll balance work and play, splitting your time between working in the Stoke office and partying at their partner festivals. You’ll gain experience in all aspects of the youth travel industry from a marketing and operations perspective, creating marketing content, working on social media projects and getting your hands dirty onsite at their festivals from an operations perspective.
Flights, job placement, all accommodation and travel, food and booze on location and transfers are included. To apply, tell Stoke your funniest travel story in as few words as possible.
Stoke Travel is also looking for 150 volunteers to join their festival crew during and leading up to Oktoberfest 2023. Free private tent accommodation at the Stoke Travel campsite, three meals a day, snacks and free beer and sangria off shift are provided in return for working between 25 and 40 hours a week.
⭐️Living, Exploring And Roaming Like Robinson Crusoe, Indiana Jones And Crocodile Dundee
ITALY > It takes a little time to make sense of Eco-Adventure’s all over the place and slightly, and endearingly, bonkers website from a potential volunteer’s standpoint. They are an NGO focused on adventure travelling and animal assisted therapy, but there’s a lot more going on here - permaculture and herbalism, wilderness courses, Hercules the Donkey, tree houses, plans to build a sailing ship - too much right now for a time pressed newsletter editor that wants to catch Match of the Day, finish this issue and send it out. We suggest heading over to their Workaway listing to find out more instead (and then head back to the website to apply if you are not a Workaway member and want to avoid their not unreasonable fee) or read this pinned post from a couple of years ago on their Facebook page.
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⭐️Crazy Christmas Dinner
SWITZERLAND > Crazy Dinner Show Company is looking for new attractions for their next Christmas show from November 3, 2023 until January 7, 2024. In the afternoon is a traditional circus show, in the evening a dinner show. All artists must be from the EU and take part in serving dinner so speaking English or French is a must.
⭐️An Extra Pair Of Caring Hands Required
AUSTRALIA > In exchange for working 15 hours per week, a couple or single person will be provided with a one bedroom self contained dwelling on a farm in NSW. Advertised in Grey Nomads, the work includes changing over farm stay accommodation, garden maintenance, plus taking care of farm animals on occasion. A six month commitment, from now until at least the end of September, is preferred but they’re happy to discuss this.
⭐️Surf Camp Kitchen And Restaurant Staff
FRANCE > Dreamsea Surf Camp is seeking team players with a smile, a sense of hospitality, and a passion for service to fill various roles in their surf camp and new restaurant in Moliets Plage in the south west of France. Positions include manager, chef, sous chef, kitchen staff, bar staff and servers for their restaurant. To be considered for a position it is required that you speak at least one foreign language and hold an EU passport or French work permit.
⭐️Send More Backpackers
AUSTRALIA > Two of their much valued and appreciated backpackers are moving on after several months so Swansea Cottages & Lodge Suites will shortly have several positions available assisting with housekeeping and laundry duties on Tasmania’s Sunshine Coast.
⭐️Send More Irish Women
AUSTRALIA > ABC News reports that a small town in Western Australia experiencing an influx of young Irish women who have made their home in Goomalling, a town of about 600 people two hours northeast of Perth. Six women on working holiday visas, one after the other, have answered the call to become bar attendants at the Jennacubbine Tavern, with at least two marrying their customers and sticking around. Relatively nearby, in Moora, two all rounders are needed to say I do to work the bar, plus other duties, at The Drover’s Inn.
⭐️Ambassador Posting To Colombia
COLOMBIA > Join the YMCA COLead3rs International Volunteer Program and become a cultural agent to empower Colombian children and teens. As an international volunteer, you will be an ambassador of your country, gain TEFL experience and get involved with Colombian culture. English speakers with passion for the language, from countries where Spanish is not the first language, and who enjoy working with children and youth, can apply before May 2 to travel in July 2023 for five or ten month. A monthly stipend is provided but there is a fee to join this programme.
⭐️Become A Surf Cerrito Volunteer
PERU > Surf Cerrito is a surf therapy organisation based on the north coast of Peru in a small village called Cerrito de la Virgen, on the outskirts of Huanchaco. They focus on using surfing as a tool for physical and mental development amongst kids in a very underprivileged area. If you’ve time to spare, starting with five minutes to fill out this form, they need voluntary help to allow the project to grow and develop. They can’t provide accommodation or food in exchange but say they have some great accommodation options for you to choose from that are pretty cheap.
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⭐️Lovely Shop Seeks Salesperson(s)
GREECE > If you like nutrition, aroma therapy, skin care, decorative eco products, adore communication with people and working in sales of health, beauty and wellness products this position in Agios Nikolaos, Crete may sound interesting to you.
⭐️Tour Leader/Bike Guide For Cycling Excursions
GREECE > As a bike guide for Hellas Bike you accompany cycling groups, instruct on biking techniques, drive the minivan and give information on history, flora, fauna and customs of Crete. You help with the service and maintenance of bikes. Advanced biking skills are required but not competition standard. Social skills and a customer orientated attitude are the priority.
⭐️Super Motivated Female Deckhand Wanted For A 55m+ Sailing Boat Currently In The Caribbean
AT SEA > A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a female deckhand to join a crew of nine finishing the Caribbean season before making the crossing to Europe. The candidate must be confident in all areas on deck using winches, working aloft and hard physical work on this family boat with children onboard, who will want you to do water sports and beach activities with them.
Here’s another boat crossing to Europe. It needs a temp deckhand for three weeks in May.
⭐️Baking On The Beach
GREECE > Betty's Bakery is looking for passionate bakers, assistant bakers, and baking enthusiasts willing to join the team of their brand new bakery in Sifnos island. Prior experience with dough or sourdough is welcome but not necessary. Email Hello@bettysbakery.gr.
⭐️European Solidarity Corps Programmes In Italy
ITALY > Associazione InformaGiovani is currently offering four opportunities for long term volunteering in Italy, in the north and in the south of the country, all financially supported by the European Solidarity Corps programme.
* Sport and recreational activities with children and young people - Palermo, Sicily. 10 months (May 2023 - mid-March 2024). One volunteer will support educators and workers in the implementation of recreational activities like after school educational activities for kids (support with homework, foreign language workshops through non-formal methodologies), recreational and creative workshops (music lessons, dance lessons, theatre, drawing, art craft, etc), sports activities. An interest in working with children living in disadvantaged areas, previous experiences in the field are a plus, flexibility and sense of adaptation is needed. Apply by March 31.
* Solidarity and support at refugees and migrants centre - Mazzarino, Sicily. 6 months (May - October 2023). Two vacancies supporting afternoon activities for refugees, young migrants and minors (homework, leisure time and creative workshops. An interest in migration topics, flexibility, autonomy, and sense of adaptation is needed. Apply by April 4.
* Supporting activities in a youth centre - Palermo, Sicily. 10 months (May 2023 - mid-March 2024). One volunteers will support the daily activities of the organisation aimed at increasing soft skills in the field of media, art music, and creativity of children, teenagers and young people of the youth centre (homeworks, support to music laboratories, dancing, media laboratories and production of audio-visual materials). Apply by April 4.
* Practicing and promoting sustainable lifestyles in Ecovillage - Rivignano, Friuli. 6 months (May - October 2023). Four volunteers will participate in garden management; bio-construction; healthy living and natural food processing (kitchen management, self-production); recycling and creative use of waste; production of biodegradable products; event organization, reception, and logistics; promotion (photos, social media) of the activity; creation and management of youth exchanges. Apply by April 2.
⭐️Bike Mechanic Wanted In The Scottish Highlands
UK > Nevis Range, a year round mountain ski resort in The Highlands of Scotland near Ben Nevis & Fort William is seeking a highly skilled and experienced bike mechanic to join their team, ensuring their bikes are always in excellent condition for our customers. Other positions are advertised on the same website we spotted this one. On their Facebook page they are also on the lookout for marshalls for MacAvalanche 2023, a nine kilometre plummet down the mountain on a bike.
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USA > Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, three and a half hours from New York City, Brant Lake is home to boys seven to 15 who enjoy a summer steeped in tradition and fun. They are still looking for young men and women who would like to spend their summers on the water sharing their talents with their campers. Housing and meals are included as well as internet, counsellor lounge, transportation on and off camp, free laundry facilities, etc. If you are interested in learning more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Typically, they have around 70 counsellors that are university students from the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.
⭐️Finca Volunteering Near Bogotá
COLOMBIA > Martha Ferro Mendieta posted to two Facebook groups earlier today for volunteers for short stays with Finca Umnisa, in Choachi, just one hour from Bogotá. You help them in the organic vegetable garden, the gardens and other maintenance tasks on the farm for four hours and in exchange they offer accommodation and three meals a day. Martha apologises that they can't help people that need an invitation letter to get a visa to go to Colombia. Her WhatsApp is +57 3184247532.
⭐️Native English Speaking - Probably Irish - Yacht Governess
FRANCE > An English speaking governess is required to work with a four year old boy during his family’s holidays in France on a yacht for two full months in July and August or for one month in July or August. The ideal candidate should be under 40 years old, vaccinated, a non UK citizen due to France’s entry regulations, qualified and have relevant experience. The candidate will provide English lessons, organise activities and games, and provide all childcare duties. The family is looking for a friendly, energetic person, who will not be too strict.
⭐️Volunteer Applications For The 2024 Paris Olympics Open March 22
FRANCE > Over 45,000 volunteers will be getting involved to make the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games an unforgettable event. Across 40 competition venues in Paris and around France, and even Tahiti, the Olympic and Paralympic Village, Media press centre, training venues and transport hubs, volunteers will perform tasks including assisting athletes, recording track times, looking after swimmers’ belongings, showing spectators to their seats, answering questions, transporting participants between venues in cars or minibuses, raking the beach volleyball sand court, assisting with media accreditation, and picking up tennis balls.
The volunteers portal will open to all potential candidates in the next few days and close the beginning of May. Set aside 30 to 45 minutes to make your application. For most roles at the games, applicants should be at least 18 years old by January 1, 2024, speak French and/or English; and be available for at least ten days between July and September 10, 2024. Other positions will also require extra skills or specific qualifications, such as familiarity with the rules of a specific sport, knowledge of a foreign language, a medical qualification or a driving licence.
More information from www.paris2024.org/en/volunteers/. French residents can also get application assistance in some Decathlon stores around the country.
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⭐️Overseas Nanny Needed In Ibiza, Cheshire And Cape Town
WORLDWIDE > An open minded, fun, flexible and experienced nanny is sought for a family that splits its time between Ibiza, Cheshire and Cape Town. The role will be split into seven or eight months in Ibiza, one month in Cape Town as well as visiting their home in Cheshire. The successful candidate must hold an EU passport and be a confident driver as a car is provided whilst on duty. Spanish speaking is a bonus but not essential.
⭐️Entertaining And Animating
EUROPE > Sounds Good Animation is looking for sport, fitness, Kiss Club and DJ entertainers with knowledge of English or German for placements in tourist facilities in Italy and Greece from April/May to September/October. For more information send your application to email@example.com.
Metaxa Hospitality Group is inviting CVs in English from kids club entertainers to their 5 star hotel in Crete, or get in touch with Viva Grecia to work in Corfu and Zakynthos. They want a Miniclub leader and a Miniclub entertainer to work in Domes Resorts. Wama Vibes is looking for a dancer, kids club animator and sport/fitness animator to work in Cyprus.
⭐️Windsurf & Wingfoil Instructor
GREECE > Gone Surfing Crete is looking for wingfoil/windsurf instructors and station assistants for their windsurfing station this summer in Crete. Knowledge of French is a plus.
GREECE > Medsailors is still recruiting professional skippers with start dates available from the 27th May up until the end of September. As a MedSailors skipper, your main duties will centre around sailing and client interaction.
⭐️Necker Island Head Watersports Instructor
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS > In the last issue of JAB, Sir Richard Branson's private island paradise, Necker Island, had need of a watersports instructor. This issue Virgin Limited Edition wants to hire that guy or girl’s boss. Management experience and five years minimum working in watersports as an instructor is needed.
⭐️Experience A Different Side Of Laos
LAOS > Do you want to experience a different side of Laos? At the SAE LAO Project you’ll be working side by side with local people to make Laos a more sustainable place. They welcome volunteers of all ages and nationalities and ask only that you come with an open mind, a responsible attitude, a willingness to help and an eagerness to interact with people.
SAE LAO is located in Nathong Village, seven kilometres outside Vang Vieng, and from short term volunteers asks for a contribution towards their accommodation and three meals a day, plus a small one off payment that helps fund their education and community projects. A two week minimum stay is required.
Most volunteers teach English, but other tasks include helping with sustainable building projects, gardening and working on the rice fields during the rice planting and harvest seasons. Skilled volunteers able to stay for a minimum of six weeks and coordinators able to stay a year are also sought.
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⭐️Sunny Beach Bartenders Wanted
BULGARIA > Johannes Vallendor swung by the Morzine Seasonaires 22/23 Facebook group recently to announce Beachstars Europe wants bartenders for the summer season in Sunny Beach, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. On his Facebook profile, Johannes lists his employment as a bartender at DGV, self described as “The Happy Viking, the only place where it's allowed to dance NAKED ON THE BAR.” We don’t know if DGV and Beachstars are connected, a new venture by Johannes or he hasn’t updated his details and, on short notice before posting this issue, didn’t have time to ask.
DGV, incidentally, are listed on MatchStaff, where they ask: “Always dreamed of working abroad? Love the idea of partying and living with one big group of friends? If so, you might just be the one we're looking for! DGV is the biggest disco in Sunny Beach hosting up to 2,500 every night. In order to cater to all these guests the disco holds 6 bars meaning we need 30+ bartenders to come join us this summer. The working season starts in May and ends in September.” We don’t know when this was posted but with perks including accommodation, a fixed salary, free alcohol and an interesting view, it may be worth sending over a copy of your CV.
NETHERLANDS > Every year Europol, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, offers a number of internships aiming to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about the activities of the agency, and put their learning and skills into practice by contributing to Europol's mission. Interns work 40 hours a week at Europol headquarters in The Hague for three or six months and are awarded a monthly maintenance grant of €1003 for 2023. March 23 is the deadline for EU nationals with a very good knowledge of English and at least one other European Union language.
EUROPE > A flight to Malta and a three week stint on arrival in a company apartment await Dutch and Flemish speakers in Birkirkara, a city in the central region of Valletta. You’ll be spending most of your working day live on camera; hosting games and interacting with players who are live streaming roulette, Texas hold em and blackjack to their devices
Crete’s warm and sunny Mediterranean climate could be the new home for Finnish, Swedish and Czech speaking customer support advisors. Norwegians can get in on the act too. German speakers can find work as video gaming support agents in Larnaca, Cyprus, or as a travel advisor in Lisbon, Portugal. French speakers can do this too.
⭐️Jet Boat Wharf Sales Crew Needed In Sydney
AUSTRALIA > Are you a bubbly, confident, fun and outgoing person? Are you reliable, committed and motivated to achieve the best for yourself and your team? Oz Jet Boating are looking for someone highly sales focused, presentable, a great communicator with exceptional English skills, with a second language a bonus.
⭐️More Vacancies On K'gari Fraser Island
UK > Samiad Summer School need someone to prepare afternoon activities and evening events on campus, participating and, in some cases, leading a wide range of activities from dodgeball, football and rounders, to arts and crafts, team games and nature walks. Experience working with groups of children and coaching qualifications are helpful, but not required.
⭐️Spa Vacancies In Dubai And Bermuda
WORLDWIDE > If you are an experienced beauty therapist looking for an opportunity to work internationally in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Strands is looking for you. They have an exciting career opportunity for an experienced beauty therapist to join their team in beautiful sunny, Bermuda. Facette Facial Bar has an opening for a skin specialist in Dubai.
⭐️Short Term Contract For A Seasonal Pool Supervisor
AT SEA > The March 20 deadline is looming large for seasonal pool supervisor wannabes hoping to get onboard one of Carnival UK’s boats during the UK school holidays. Ensuring the safe supervision and cleanliness of a small body of water floating atop a much larger body of water are the goals here. Applicants should be competent swimmers, with an RLSS Emergency Response (Swimming Pools) qualification and previous experience working as a lifeguard in a swimming pool environment.
⭐️Making Music Onboard Cruise Ships
AT SEA > Carnival UK is also currently looking for musicians to work across their P&O Cruises and Cunard ships, bringing us seamlessly to the Instagram account of Bryan James. Bryan shares his life working onboard the Celebrity Apex, including cabin arrangements and some of the perks of the job. Recruitment for Celebrity and other brands of the Royal Caribbean Group is done via www.rclctrac.com.
Already sold on a life at sea is Austin Wells. Calculating it will be cheaper than renting in his home town, San Diego, the 28 year old bought a cruise ship apartment to see the world without upending his daily routine.
⭐️Freelance Writing Opportunities
REMOTE > Dan Simon emailed to flag up the writing opportunities, many of them remote, on Qwoted, a platform built from his own experience as a writer for Forbes. As well as job opportunities, they have experts and other tools that writers can use to do their job every day.
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