As travellers, we understand the unbridled joy of setting off with a backpack full of barely clean washing and embracing the ‘non-plan’ – travelling when you want, working when you want, and generally being a total boss of your own life. But we also understand the job fear. The panic of ‘What if I can’t find a job and have to fly back to Bumblefudge to live in my childhood bedroom?' (which actually only works as a plan if your folks haven't already turned it into a home gym). So, to account for both ends of the freedom/fear job scale, we include the option of interviewing for a job before you go. Or when you land. And actually, for the whole of your working holiday visa. Job done.
Before you go
Every JENZA Camp includes guaranteed camp interviews, with every JENZA Work including the option to pre-arrange a working holiday job before you go.
On the job
From ski season jobs to tradie jobs, our vetted employers mostly hire for seasonal roles in the hospitality, tourism, retail and construction industries.
How it works
Once you’re booked, you’ll get access to our online Job Hub where you can start searching for jobs. Apply before you go or from the road.
Do a job you enjoy in a place you love
HLH Group, Sydney NSW Jobs available: Construction. Pay is AUD $30-45/hour. Great site locations, flexible working available, work for the highest rated labour hire company on Google.
Merivale bars and restaurants, Sydney NSW Jobs available: Bartender, Floor Staff, Wait Staff. Pay is AUD $21-27/hour depending on the role, hours and experience. Food and drink discounts at all Merivale establishments in Sydney.
Cape Lodge, Margaret River WA Jobs available: Food and Beverage Attendant. Pay is AUD $28/hour, plus hotel and restaurant discounts. Work for a luxury hotel on a private vineyard.
Gaia Retreat & Spa, Byron Bay NSW Jobs available: Housekeepers. Pay is AUD $22/hour, with staff rewards, spa and accommodation discounts. Plus, it’s BYRON BABY!
Book Work Australia now to be the first to apply.
Whistler Blackcomb Voted North America’s best ski resort, pay is CAD $20/hour + free ski pass, discounted meals on shift and included staff housing. But hurry, interviews start in May and jobs will go faster than the Super-G.
Westin Spa & Resort Jobs available: Service Express Agent, Front Desk. Pay is $20/hour, staff housing ($500 on-site, $800 off-site per month) discounted lift pass, free meals on shift.
Panorama Mountain Resort Jobs available: Front Desk Agent. Pay is CAD $17.75/hour + free season pass for unlimited mountain access. Plus discounted food, rental and use of the pool and facilities.
Banff Lodging Company Jobs available: Restaurant Busser or Host. Pay is CAD $15/hour + tips, subsidised staff housing ($14/night), plus food and drink discounts, free yoga and kayak pass.
Blue Mountain Resort Jobs available: Base Lodge Service Attendant. Pay is CAD $15.05/hour, subsidised staff housing, staff priced meals, free downhill mountain bike pass and golf rounds.
Book Work Canada now to be the first to apply.
NISADE Group, Hokkaido
Jobs available: Front Desk Agent (3-4 month contract starting Nov). Openings in the ski resorts of Niseko, Rusutsu or Furano. Pay is JPY 1,200/hour, including subsidised staff housing and discounted lift pass.
Hokkaido Tourism Management, Niseko Jobs available: Guest Host (3-4 month contract starting Nov). Pay is JPY 1,350-1,450/hour. Work in Japan’s most popular ski resort, with subsidised staff housing, free lift pass and lessons.
Book Work Japan now to be the first to apply.
Andersons Swim School, Pacific CA
Jobs available: Lifeguard. Pay is USD $15/hour, with free accommodation in a nearby staff beach house. Training is included so no experience required (other than the swimming thing, obvs).
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Long Island NY
Jobs available: Bartender. Pay is USD $16/hour, with free staff accommodation a 4-min walk from work and free meals on shift. Plus overtime at $24/hour!
Black Diamond Resort Co, Healy AK Jobs available: Busser. Pay is USD $12/hour, with subsidised staff housing ($15/night) and job performance incentives. Free golf, ATV tours and whitewater rafting. Plus, it’s ALASKA!
Sea Island Resort, Atlantic Coast GA Jobs available: Front Office. Pay is USD $14/hour, with free on-site staff housing and meals on shift. Plus staff parties and cultural events throughout the season.
All summer positions are available on Work USA 12 months. Book to be the first to apply.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming Jobs available: Retail staff. Pay is USD $18.50/hour, staff housing ($700-870/month), free ski pass, lessons and discounted food and rental. Starts Nov/Dec. Book Work USA 4 months to be the first to apply.
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, California Jobs available: Lift operators (living the high life!). Pay is USD $20/hour, subsidised staff housing, free skiing and riding, and staff parties. Starts Nov/Dec. Book Work USA 4 months to be the first to apply.
Arapahoe Basin Ski resort, Colorado Jobs available: Food and beverage. Pay is USD $20/hour, employee housing ($550/month), unlimited skiing/riding at Arapahoe Basin and 20 other Colorado ski areas and resorts. Book Work USA 4 months to be the first to apply.
The Westin, Chicago Jobs available: Barista. Pay is USD $14/hour, but the staff housing is free, as are the meals on shift. Plus, staff parties and cultural events throughout the season. Book Work USA 4 months to be the first to apply.
All winter positions are avalibale on Work USA 4 months and Work USA 12 months. Book to be the first to apply.
Disability Camp Counsellor
You'll need to be patient and committed. And more importantly, leave your perceptions of what’s possible at the front gate. One of the most challenging but rewarding roles at camp, you’ll learn as much about yourself as you teach to others.
As a friend, older sibling and herder of small people… you’ll need to have bags of energy, imagination and creativity. You’ll do a bit of everything – helping to run activities and generally make sure your campers feel safe, happy and supported.
Whether you’re coaching track or teaching art, this is about bringing your passion to life for your campers. You’ll need to be motivated and enthusiastic, enhancing their skills and growing their confidence – all while practicing the activity you love.
Beds and Bars, various bars in London Jobs available: Team Member (bar staff). Pay is £11/hour. Onsite accommodation may be available, plus 50% off food and drinks, staff trips and recognition program.
The Reubens at The Palace, London Jobs available: Room Attendant. Pay is £10.57/hour, plus free meals on shift and food and beverage discounts. Work in a historic 5-star luxury hotel in Central London overlooking Buckingham Palace.
PGL holiday camps, various around the UK Jobs available: Activity Leaders, Hospitality. Pay is £10.50/hour and includes subsidised accommodation and meal packages. Plus, the cost of your visa back if you pass probation!
XUK summer camps, London or Wiltshire Jobs available: Activity Leader. Pay is £9.40/hour and includes free accommodation and meals! Work in either the London day camp or residential camp in Wiltshire.
Book Work UK now to be the first to apply.
Live the high life
Cost of living (abroad) crisis? All over it.
Many of our ski employers include free or subsidised staff housing, plus perks such as discounted meals and free lift passes. Making a ski season a great way to earn money, live somewhere epic, and do probably-the-world's-most-expensive-hobby on the cheap.
Safe to work
What does pre-vetted mean?
The reality is, some seasonal work can be sketchy. Where backpackers are paid way below the minimum wage, with the promise of perks such as free meals and accommodation to supplement illegal wages. That was never going to work for us. Every employer on our Job Hub has been pre-vetted by our team. For our employers: they must be a registered business, hold employers' liability insurance, have a written health and safety policy, pay at least the national or state minimum wage, and if they offer staff housing, it must be at a reasonable rate. For our travellers: every JENZA working holidaymaker or intern is sent a feedback form after two weeks so that any issues can be flagged and worked out. We also have a zero tolerance policy, where we won’t hesitate to end an employer relationship if it’s in the best interests of our travellers.
Meet the jobs team
Known for their job searching sorcery, our Dreams Jobs team scour the planet looking for employers who are looking to take on working holidaymakers right now. We may not take ourselves too seriously, but we're total jobsworths when it comes to ensuring your working holiday health and happiness.
The job lot
Unlimited working holiday jobs with JENZA Work
Access hundreds of vetted working holiday jobs on our JENZA Job Hub. Apply before you go, when you land and for your whole visa.
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