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Live, Work & Travel in the USA


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The KNOM Radio Mission - Broadcasting to isolated Eskimo villages, volunteers have been critical to this station's success. Only 15 per cent of applications are accepted but those successful will receive room and board, round trip air transportation, health insurance and a monthly cash stipend. Volunteers work in a variety of positions including DJ, producing feature interviews and documentary programmes, news reporters and producers.

Coolworks - They claim to link to 70,000 jobs in great places. We haven't counted but they certainly do provide excellent coverage of working in America, including info for non US citizens. This is a very good place to find a job in a summer or ski resort, in national, state and amusement parks, on water, at camp, or as a volunteer.

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Employment in the USA

Employers, Agencies & Placement Services

Alaska Tour Jobs - Offers spectacular land and sea experiences from Princess Cruises and Holland America Line. Along with cruise ship positions there are also jobs in wilderness lodges, luxury motor coaches and domed rail cars.

Alaska Wildland Adventures - Summer job opportunities in the Kenai Peninsula and Denali regions of Alaska. Seasonal job openings include positions that require skills in natural history interpretation, outdoor leadership and recreation, fish guiding, raft guiding, maintenance, and hospitality.

American Camp Association - A community of camp professionals who, for 100 years, have joined together to share their knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. An extensive number of vacancies are listed in their jobs section.

American Institute for Foreign Study - The major au pair in America programme. Represented in the UK by Au Pair in America.

American Work Experience - Apply to AWE or request an assessment of your potential and guidance on how to strengthen your application.

American Youth Foundation - Apply for summer camp jobs with two camps in New Hampshire and Michigan.

Americas Best Value Inn - A large number of hotels across America. No employment info is found but those with the appropriate visa and skills could use the hotel directory to find telephone numbers and email addresses.

AmericInn - Hotels in 22 states. Enquiries about employment should be directed to the individual hotels.

Aspen Snowmass - Operates four ski areas around Aspen. Helpful visa information is provided for potential applicants from abroad.

Aubergis Resorts - Hotels, and resorts in the western states of the US. Employment information no longer seems available.

Au Pair in America - Au Pair in America offer young people a chance to spend a year in the USA and enjoy exciting cultural experiences while working as a nanny.

Awosting and Chinqueka Camps - A boys camp and a girls camp in Connecticut. Online application form provided.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts - Summer and winter jobs in California.

Budget Host - Many hotels across the US. There is a jobs page for finding work with their affiliates but it has been blank on each occasion we have looked.

BUNAC - Work available as a counsellor or behind the scenes on the KAMP programme. KAMP, open to students only, supplies maintenance, security and clerical staff to American summer camps.

Camp America - Part of the American Institute for Foreign Study, Camp America has been recruiting camp counsellors for 30 years and currently sends more than 8,000 to work at camp each year. 

Camp Ballibay for the Fine and Performing Arts - Non competitive fine and performing arts activities in a traditional camping environment. Swimming and tennis instructors wanted as well as artistic types.

Camp Barney Medintz - Jewish camp in Georgia.

Camp Counselors USA - Place counsellors from over 30 countries. 

Camp Cedar - Camp in Maine.

Camp La Jolla - Californian fitness and weight loss camp by the beach. Various positions offered other than counsellor, including nutritionist, nurse, watersports instructor, aerobic instructor and personal trainers.

Camp Lohikan - A summer camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 15, located in the northeast Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.camps. A job link is available but don't bother with the site if you hate downloading plug ins and are impatient with slow loading sites.

Camp Modin - New England Jewish camp that has been recruiting counsellors for over 75 years.

Camp Nashoba North - Nashoba North offers crystal clear water for swimming, sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing.

Camp Thunderbird - Two independent camps (one boy, one girl), family-owned and operated since 1946, nestled on 700 acres in the wild and wonderful lakes and woods country of northern Minnesota. Excellent information available to camp counsellors.

Cedar Point - American amusement park recruits 3,700 staff every summer. Most jobs are live-in and the site includes an application form.

Childcare International Ltd - Au pair jobs.

CLM Services Corporation - Operates outdoor recreation facilities and related hospitality services in California, Oregon, Washington State and Nevada. A list of current positions is provided, mostly for camp hosts.

Cogent Health Care - Hospitalist company.

CIEE - Work and travel in the USA.

Deer Valley Resort - Jobs in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, 36 miles east of Salt Lake City.

Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins - Jobs available in a rustic backpacker's hostel and private cabin rentals in the mountains near Denali National Park, Alaska. The season runs from mid May to mid September.

Devils Farm Ranch Resort & Spa - Winter jobs at this hotel in Colorado include Nordic ski instructors, snow removers and catering staff.

Disneyland - The biggest and most well known park in the world.

Dollywood - Originally Silver Dollar City, this theme park has seen attendance figures rise 75% since Dolly Parton took over in 1986.

Douglas Ranch Camps - The ideal qualities for a Douglas Ranch cabin counsellor are good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, common sense, loyalty, honesty, sense of humour, patience, judgement, and self control.

EF - Au pair programme in the USA.

Expert AuPair - A federally designated US au pair agency, providing cultural exchange programs for international students and families in the US They match international students between the ages of 18 and 26 with host families in the United States who need childcare. International au pairs work legally for host families, providing up to 45 hours of childcare per week, in return for a weekly salary, educational support, and free room and board for one year.

Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant - Irish pub chain with bars in Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta and a few other American cities. Online application available.

Glacier Park, Inc - Seasonal jobs in the Rockies for energetic, enthusiastic, service orientated types. No application deadlines.

Grand American Adventures - Small group adventures across the Americas. Part of the PEAK Adventure Travel Group, we couldn't find any recruitment information on the site but GAA has in the past looked for adventurous leader/drivers for adventure camping tours and hostelling trips. Americans with a good sense of North American geography, history and culture are the prime candidates for these jobs. Foreign nationals will be considered for special groups positions which require bi or tri-lingual language ability provided they have the required visa to work legally in the United States.

Grand Teton Lodge Company - Summer jobs from mid May to mid October in Wyoming. Online application available. 

Green Tortoise - North American adventure bus company employs drivers and campus ambassadors.

Harmel's Ranch Resort - Employment available from May to September 8000ft up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. They hire college aged staff from across the States and some from overseas.

Harrah's - Hotel group specialising in casino hotels in Vegas and Atlantic City. There is a link to careers information.

Hidden Valley Camp - Located in Maine.

The Home Ranch - American guest ranch recruits wranglers, guides, and service staff for June to mid October. Preference given to those willing to work for the entire season. Winter positions are also available with applications taken from September.A note from The Home Ranch: "Unfortunately, due to the small nature of our business, we do not currently have the resources to accept international travelers. I would hate for anyone to contact us expecting to be able to work for us."

Iroquois Springs Camp - Iroquois Springs is a safe, fun filled environment for children looking to experience the magic camp has to offer and create positive memories that will shape each child's future since 1931. Application form available.

Kildares - Chain of Irish pubs. Short employment information available.

KOA Workamper - Work options for RVers at KOA Kampgrounds across the states.

Lake Greeley Camp - A slow loading site, weighed down with Java. The camp itself is a private coed overnight summer camp, located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, with 375 vacancies each year.

Loon Mountain - Applications for the winter jobs offered by this New Hampshire resort begin in August.

Mount Herman Association - Christ-centered camps, conferences and concerts for every member of the family.

NaniNet - Resources available via this US organization include nanny positions wanted board, calculation of taxes and a search of their databases.

National Nannies - Originally founded by an English nanny that moved to the US, National Nannies has over 15 years of experience in providing quality nannies, au pairs, and sitters.

Northstar at Tahoe - Openings available all year at this American summer and ski resort.

Northstar California - Openings all year at this American summer and ski resort.

Olympic National Parks - Jobs are available in a number of resorts within national parks on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.


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