Employment

Thanks for your interest in working for Unschool Adventures. As a small trip-leading company that runs only a few programs per year, we have few employment opportunities. When they do exist, they will be posted here:


No employment opportunities currently available


Please review the following criteria, and if you feel you’re a good fit, submit an application. We’ll get back to you via email.

International Trip Co-Leader

Trip co-leaders are fully responsible for the group and could run the trip on their own if needed.

Desired Traits: (* = non-negotiable)

  • Age 25+
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification*
  • International solo travel experience*
  • Experience with destination country(ies) and language(s)
  • Previous experience leading youth groups in overnight capacity as primary trip leader*
  • Familiarity with unschooling and self-directed learning
  • Impeccable navigation, organization, and group facilitation skills*
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check*
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States*
  • Able to carry heavy loads (50lb), navigate uneven outdoor terrain, bike 30 miles in a day, and hike 15 miles in a day.*

Compensation:

  • Salary based on specific trip
  • International flights and all expenses covered
  • Stipend for domestic flights to port of departure

What to Expect:

  • Long, irregular hours.
  • One full day off every two weeks + variable chunks of personal time off.
  • Getting the chance to work with an incredible group of teenagers.
  • Potential opportunity to remain in destination country after the program ends (for personal travels).

International Trip Assistant

Trip assistants are unpaid interns who are learning how to become international trip leaders. They perform some duties that trip leaders do in order to practice these skills, but they are not a replacement for trip leaders. They are monitored closely by trip leaders. This position is ultimately for the benefit of the assistant.

Desired Traits: (* = non-negotiable)

  • Age 21+
  • Current Wilderness First Aid certification*
  • International solo travel experience
  • Experience with destination country(ies) and language(s)
  • Previous experience leading youth groups in overnight capacity as primary trip leader
  • Familiarity with unschooling and self-directed learning
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check*
  • Able to carry heavy loads (50lb), navigate uneven outdoor terrain, bike 30 miles in a day, and hike 15 miles in a day.*

Compensation:

  • No salary
  • International flights and all expenses covered
  • Stipend for domestic flights to port of departure

What to Expect:

  • Long, irregular hours.
  • One full day off every week + variable chunks of personal time off.
  • Getting the chance to work with an incredible group of teenagers.
  • Potential opportunity to remain in destination country after the program ends (for personal travels).

No need to email us a résumé unless we ask for one. As the book Rework explains:

We all know resumes are a joke. They’re exaggerations. They’re too easy. Anyone can create a decent-enough resume. That’s why half-assed applicants love them so much. They can shotgun out hundreds at a time to potential employers. It’s another form of spam. They don’t care about landing your job; they just care about landing any job. If you hire based on this garbage, you’re missing the point of what hiring is about. You want a specific candidate who cares specifically about your company, your products, your customers, and your job.

Word.