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It's off to work the world we go. Access hundreds of pre-arranged and pre-vetted working holiday jobs and internships around the world.

Landing a job overseas doesn't have to be hard work.

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Why are you so obsessed with jobs?

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?'. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hiring on the Job Hub

Some of the employers that are currently hiring for jobs in Australia on our Job Hub.

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 to apply.

Our Japan ski resort employers start hiring each year in May/June. Below are just a few of the positions they hired for in winter '23. Work Japan is open year-round, so if you want to head over in spring or summer, our partners in Tokyo will help you land an English-speaking job until winter hiring opens in the resorts. Equally, they can also help you find a job in Tokyo after your season

Ski Valet at HTM, Niseko Jobs available: Ski Valet. Pay is JPY 1,300-1,400/hour. Spend the winter working in Japan's leading ski resort. Free Grand Hirafu season pass, subsidised accommodation, free ski lessons, and bonus upon contract completion. Book Work Japan ready for winter '24 hiring.

Chalet Host, Niseko Alpine Developments x The Luxe Nomad Jobs available: Chalet Host. Pay is JPY 1,800/hour. Work in Japan’s most popular ski resort, subsidised staff housing, free lift pass or 50,000 JPY recreational allowance. Book Work Japan ready for '24 hiring.

Guest Experience, Niseko Alpine Developments x The Luxe Nomad Jobs available: Guest Experience Ambassador. Pay is JPY 1,500/hour. Work in Japan’s most popular ski resort, subsidised staff housing, free lift pass or 50,000 JPY recreational allowance. Book Work Japan ready for '24 hiring.

Concierge, The Vale, Rusutsu Jobs available: Concierge. Pay is JPY 1,200/hour. Subsidised staff accommodation, discounted lift passes, resorts discounts and staff events. Book Work Japan ready for winter '24 hiring.

Housekeeping, Fenix, Furano Jobs available: Housekeeping. Pay is JPY 1,200/hour. Subsidised staff accommodation, discounted lift passes, resorts discounts and staff events. Book Work Japan ready for '24 winter hiring.

Front Desk, The Freshwater, Niseko Jobs available: Front Desk Agent. Pay is JPY 1,200/hour. Work in Japan’s most popular ski resort, subsidised staff accommodation, discounted lift passes, resorts discounts and staff events. Book Work Japan ready for '24 winter hiring.

Book Work Japan to apply once winter hiring opens.

Here are some of the jobs in America that feature on our Job Hub. Positions may be seasonal, to either help out with the summer rush or winter ski season. Our Job Hub which is kept up-to-date with the latest positions. And you can check out the seasonal hiring dates below.

  • Winter hiring for pre-arranged 2-3 month ski resort positions for Work USA 4 months usually start in May.
  • For Work USA 12 months you don't need to have a job in America lined up before you go. Leaving you free to find a position related to your studies, trade or professional when you arrive. If you'd like to pre-arrange a casual job to start earning as soon as you land, you can apply for seasonal hospitality and full-time positions on our Job Hub.

Confused? Our JENZA Support Squad will run through everything with you when you book.

Winter positions for Work USA 4 months and Work USA 12 months

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer or year-round positions for Work USA 12 months

Intern at PBDW Architects, New York, NY Available: Long-term internship (1 yr) in NYC for candidates with relevant experience. Salary is USD $3,750 - $4,167/month. Perks include paid vacation days, holidays, sick leave, and flex time.

Shannon Moving & Storage, San Francisco, CA Jobs available: Office Administrator. Pay is USD $26/hour. Start date: mid-Sep 23. Live and work in San Francisco!

Host at Bubba Gump Shrimp, Santa Monica, CA Jobs available: Host. Pay is USD $16.90/hour. Perks include great tips. Plus, you'll be working on the world famous Santa Monica pier! Krilling it.

Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, NJ Jobs available: Front of House Service. Pay is USD $16/hour. Start date: 4 Sep 23 End date: 31 Dec 23. Perks include staff housing and meals!

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).

Server at Brae Burn Country Club, Newton, MA Jobs available: Server. Pay is USD $18/hour. Perks include meals on shift and access to 9-hole golf course. Live and work 15 minutes drive from Boston.

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.

Our hiring pool includes almost 300 camps from 30 states across America. And includes Private, Non-profit, Disability, Religious and All Girls camps. Interviews for camp positions usually open in Sep/Oct, so book Summer Camp USA early for your first choice of camp and positions.

Camp Directors either hire for traditional Camp Counsellors, Activity Specialists or hybrid roles that include a bit of everything.

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.

Camp Counsellor

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.

Activity Specialists

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.

JENZA has two UK work abroad options - Intern UK and Work UK.

Work UK

Here are some of the Work UK year-round working holiday and seasonal jobs you'll find on the JENZA Job Hub. Apply before you go or whilst in the UK on your working holiday.

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 apply.

Intern UK

Here are some of the Intern UK paid and voluntary internship placements you can expect to see on the JENZA Job Hub.

Artist Management Intern, London Placement: A lookbook for your resume, get hands-on work experience at a leading UK booking agency that manages artists, runs a label and a publishing company. Salary: Voluntary internship.

Architectural Design Intern, London Placement: Build up your international resume with a professional internship at this innovative and vibrant design studio based in central London. Salary: Voluntary internship.

Modelling Agency Intern, London Placement: Get a resume that stands head and shoulders above the rest with a Sales/Creative internship at one of the foremost commercial and fashion agencies in Europe. Salary: Voluntary internship.

Video Editing/Production Intern, London Placement: Give your resume an edge with practical work experience at this leading UK artist management that looks after artists, singers and actors. Salary: Voluntary internship.

Finance Intern, London Placement: Get the practical skills you need to take your academic achievements to the next level at this London-based finance firm. Salary: Voluntary internship.

Social Media & Marketing Intern Placement: Priceless professional experience for your resume, get ahead with an internship at an art and software app company based in the heart of central London. Salary: UK minimum wage.

Book Intern UK for more internship information and placements on the JENZA Job Hub.

Here are just some of the New Zealand jobs our New Zealand employers recruit for throughout the year. Some roles are seasonal, so may only be available during the harvest, summer or ski season.

Onsen Hot Pools, Queenstown Jobs available: Customer Service Rep. Pay is NZD $25.50/hour. Discounted staff housing ($265/week + bills) plus discounted spa treatments.

South Sea Hotel, Stewart Island Jobs available: Kitchen hand. Pay is NZD $24-26/hour. Includes discounted staff housing ($120/week), plus discounted ferries, flights and staff meals.

Sofitel, nationwide Jobs available: Various including waitstaff, front of house, housekeeping. Earn great money and get world-class experience working for a global luxury hotel group. Transfer between locations as you work and travel the world.

REALNZ, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Christchurch Jobs available: Various including sales assistants, café crew and more. Work in epic locations where the tourists pay to go. Perks: FREE Cardrona/TC season pass + take a mate for free on REALNZ's activities including jet boating, Milford and Doubtful Sounds - saving you heaps on all the travel-y stuff.

Good Group Hospitality, Auckland and Queenstown Jobs available: Various front and back of house including bar staff, chefs, managers and more. The good stuff: full-time or casual hours working in fun bars and restaurants, paid training, 20% staff discount, generous tips and the chance to transfer between cities when you move on.

EastPack, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Jobs available: Various from Kiwifruit packers to forklift drivers. Perks: work in the gorgeous Bay of Plenty, competitive salaries, weekly social events, free food and opportunities to earn extra $$. Great way to meet new friends whilst earning money to fund the next part of your adventure.

Book Work New Zealand to apply.

We work with 20+ leading ski resorts across Canada to provide 4-6 month winter or summer season jobs for our Jen-setters - some of which only hire for their seasonal staff through organisations like JENZA.

Winter hiring usually opens in Apr/May, and summer hiring in January - you must have your Canada working holiday visa to interview though, so we suggest entering the visa pools as soon as they open in Dec/Jan each year. Here are some of the employers you can expect to see on our Job Hub.

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.

Four Seasons Whistler Jobs available: Hosts. Pay is CAD $20.10/hour. The word on every Canada working holidaymaker's lips, Whistler. Spend your summer or winter in the world-famous mountain playground of Whistler, working for the only Forbes 5-star resort in Canada.

Panorama Mountain Resort Jobs available: Various including Guest Services, Retail Clerks, Rental Clerks, Front Desk Agents and Pool Attendants. Pay is CAD $16+/hour. River deep and mountain high, Panorama is a year-round resort for skiers, bikers, hikers and rafters. Perks: season pass for unlimited mountain access.

Banff Lodging Company Jobs available: Kitchen Helper. Pay is CAD $19/hour. Subsidised staff housing ($14/night), discounted lift pass, food and drink discounts, free yoga.

Blue Mountain Resort Jobs available: Base Lodge Food & Beverage Assistant. Pay is CAD $17/hour. Subsidised staff housing, free skiing and riding, discounted retail. Plus, in-house training and development.

Cypress Mountain Jobs available: Various from Guest Service to Mountain Operations. Pay is CAD $16.75+/hour. 30-minutes from Vancouver, get the best of both worlds living in the city and working on the mountain. Perks include: free shuttle, free season pass, food, beverage and rental discounts.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort Jobs available: Various. Pay is CAD $14.15+/hour. Always our favourite 'F' word, perks include FREE STAFF HOUSING, free ski pass and free rental.

A Few Good Lads Jobs available: General Labourer on sites in/around Vancouver. Pay is CAD $20.50/hour. Apprenticeship is a plus, but not a requirement. Monthly social mixers, discounts at local restaurants/bars, progression pathways to improve skills and increase salary.

Banff Trail Riders Jobs available: Horseback Trail Guide (Apr-Oct). Pay is CAD $15/hour. Spend your summer working in beautiful Banff National Park, looking after horses and taking guests our riding. Riding experience required.

Pursuit Collection Jobs available: Culinary & Restaurant, Retail, Guest Services. Pay is CAD $15+/hour. Jobs available in Pursuit properties in the year-round adventure playgrounds of Banff, Jasper, Golden and Waterton national parks. Perks: staff events, park passes, subsidised housing in some locations.

Clique Resorts Jobs available: Front Desk Agent. Pay is CAD $18/hour. In the heart of the Rockies, Canmore is a town for outdoor lovers. 45 mins from Calgary and 15 mins from Banff. Perks: bonus program and discounts at sister resorts in Whistler & Calgary.

Fox Harb'r Jobs available: Bartender. Pay is CAD $15/hour. Work amongst the unspoiled nature of Nova Scotia in this luxury 5-star ocean-front resort. Perks: staff housing only $55/week! Plus dining, golf and spa discounts.

Book Work Canada to apply or get ready for seasonal hiring.

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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.

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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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We may not take ourselves too seriously, but we're total jobsworths when it comes to ensuring your working holiday health and happiness.


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