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  • Overview

    So, you want to work for Westcoast Connection? Awesome!
    We commit to providing each and every participant with the summer of a lifetime. The key to achieving this is to recruit the best people. If you’re dedicated, enthusiastic, energetic and love how travel can change a life, you’ve come to the right place!

    Testimonials

    As a Trip Leader, each year has been a unique and unforgettable experience. Thanks to Westcoast, I have met so many different people, including staff, teens, and locals, whom all share different stories. I have been given the chance to not only discover parts of the world but to reciprocate feelings of inspiration and positivity that are produced by these trips. Westcoast honestly created opportunities that helped me grow as a person and I took them by simply putting my best foot forward and by getting to know each person encountered. Each trip I’ve done has been the best trip ever, and I would recommend any trip, whether it is a discovery, adventure, community service, or language trip to anybody!!!! Much love to my Westcoast family and to everyone I’ve met throughout my experiences in this great organization!
    Joaquín M.

    I absolutely love being a staff! It is such a fun, exciting and rewarding position that pushes me to reach outside my comfort zone and be a positive role model and mentor for the teenagers I get to work with!
    Jessica G.

    Working for WCC this summer has changed my life and the bonds that I have formed with both my fellow staff and my trip members is indescribable and my life has been forever changed by the trip this summer.
    Jason G.

    I teach Spanish full-time during the year, but there are several reasons I keep returning each summer to Westcoast.  There is a different connection made during these trips — a connection between the trip members and staff, a connection between the trip members and service — that lasts even after the trip is over.  I see the trip members grow during this very short period of time.  They pick up Spanish and actually use it in real-life contexts. They help others who are less fortunate and in the same moment I over hear them saying they are having the best summer of their lives.
    Stephanie R.

    Literally the best job in the world! I can’t thank Westcoast Connection enough for the experiences I have had doing this “job”. I have been fortunate enough to travel to many different destinations and participate in great activities. The trip members are fun to be with and the overall experience is nothing but positive!
    Ryan L.

    Knowing I’ll be working for Westcoast each summer gets me through the year! Most rewarding job on the planet!!
    Ashley S. 

    Each time I gush about my experiences with Westcoast Connection, I get a similar response, “You get paid to travel, doesn’t the job sort of sell itself?!” I respond the same way each time, “You’re mistaken, this job is SO much more than that.”  Don’t get me wrong, I am so thankful for the travel opportunities I am allowed by working with the company.  However, what makes WCC so special is how much it allows both trip leaders and trip members to grow as people.  I have grown to be more culturally sensitive and accepting of people, while learning to be a more generous, selfless and caring person. Working with such first class co-staff has pushed me to be the best possible trip leader and person I can possibly be. Interacting and learning from such remarkable people has taught me invaluable skills I will take with me through all of my future endeavors.  I can’t stress enough how amazing the company (and its programs) are.  I dread the day that I am no longer able lead trips with Westcoast Connection. Thank you so much for everything!
    Brittany G.

    These are the best days of my life. I’ve travelled the world with hundreds of friends that I’ve made over these past few summers with Westcoast Connection!
    Zach N.

    The Seventeen Fashion Experience is such an incredible trip that Westcoast has to offer. In this unique program, trip members have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with executives in the magazine and fashion industries. They receive advice, guidance, and experiences that will help to prepare them for a future career in the industry, in a variety of roles. As a staff, it was so interesting to delve into this world and to be able to spend time learning from such interesting and engaging people in the incredible Hearst Tower. We got to attend exclusive Seventeen Magazine launch events, pick the brains of CEO’s from some of the most well-known companies (i.e. Macys), and develop an appreciation for what it would be like to live as a true New Yorker.
    Samantha B.

    Leading a teen tour across Europe was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Experiences are always best when they are shared, and who better to share them with than a group of enthusiastic Trip Members and dedicated and creative staff? I have led three trips and am always pushed to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone – working for Westcoast Connection had made me change in so many positive ways that I can’t imagine having lived without it!
    Jim R.

    Leading a Westcoast community service trip is the best way to spend a summer! You get to travel to amazing locations, work with incredible teens and staff, and help communities from around the world! As someone who has been volunteering locally and internationally my whole life, to be able to share the value of service and giving back with teens is such a powerful and rewarding experience for me, the trip members, and the people we help.
    Madison H.

    Being a Trip Leader is one of the most fulfilling jobs I’ve ever had. Travelling with a group is an incredible experience where you learn so much about the world, yourself and everyone around you. It’s very meaningful to be trusted with the responsibility of guiding teenagers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
    Delaney O.

    Being a trip leader on the US Explorer is not a job, it is the jackpot. I got to experience things I never would have imagined and I got to visit places I never would have if it was not for Westcoast Connection.
    Austin S.

    I just finished my 6th year of teaching high school, and nothing I have experienced in those 6 years compares to what I experienced in 3 weeks of Pre-College Enrichment Montreal. There is something special about watching students learn for the purpose of learning and not for earning an A. Students were engaged in learning, excited to attend class, and eager to complete and present homework. They took charge and had reason behind the courses they selected. Having the opportunity to witness this first hand and get to know this amazing group of teens was a refreshing and heartwarming change from just teaching them math!
    Staci G.

    There are no words to describe the endless opportunities Westcoast Connection offers to be exposed to different cultures and grow through travel. The experience of working with great staff and surrounded by fun trip members easily makes this the role of a lifetime.
    Jay B.

    Westcoast Connection continues to amaze me. My only regret is not joining this family sooner. I love working with teenagers from all around the world and assisting in getting to experience and explore right beside them. I have met amazing friends, seen amazing places and have done things I never thought I would ever be brave enough to do. This company continues to push me past my comfort zone and show me what I am capable of doing physically and mentally and socially.
    Jennifer W.

    While being a trip member on three WCC trips and witnessing first-hand the profound impact that staff can make on a trip member’s life, I was so excited to have the opportunity to be a trip leader. However, my experience being a trip leader exceeded any expectations that I ever had. Being a trip leader this summer was one of the best experiences of my life! I formed such strong connections with my co staff as well as my trip members and my life has been forever changed by this opportunity. I grew so much as a person and had the opportunity to improve my leadership skills as well. It was so incredible to get to know each and every trip member and see how much they all grew over the course of the trip. Our trip family became so close and we created friendships and memories which I know will last a lifetime.
    Amy P.

  • Travel Jobs

    Who We’re Looking For

    We hire educators, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and individuals with diverse backgrounds.

    No matter the position you apply for, we expect our staff to deliver on our two priorities:

    1. Safety
    This is the number one priority. In addition to the physical safety of each and every trip member, the emotional and social well-being of participants is equally important.

    2. Delivering an unforgettable experience
    We expect our staff to operate as team players, approach every day with enthusiasm, be respectful, and strive to create a memorable travel experience for each and every participant.

    Why Work With Us?

    The satisfaction you get from a summer position with Westcoast Connection is unparalleled. We’ll be the first to admit it’s not an easy job and comes with a lot of responsibility. If you’re prepared to put in the effort, you’ll have the time of your life!

    Just think, you’ll get to do incredible activities like whitewater raft, sand board, surf, zip line, and maybe waterfall rappel. You’ll also have unique experiences such as volunteer with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs and Habitat for Humanity, navigate European metro systems, interact with small communities in South America, visit world-famous landmarks and much more! Our leaders contribute so much to create a positive experience and form a dynamic, tight-knit group. It’s something that truly makes our programs unique.

    Training Weekends

    As staff, you must attend mandatory training sessions prior to summer departures. These sessions acquaint you with our philosophy, policies, and procedures. You learn what it takes to successfully run a program and get to know your team members before the start of your journey together!

    We provide meals, accommodations and recreation activities as well as an allowance paid for travel to and from training sessions depending on your location.

    Final placement is contingent upon your successful completion of training.

    Please review the schedule below to ensure you can attend the training weekend for your desired position.

    New Trip Director Trip Director Trip Leader Campsite Manager
    New TD Training Day

    April – Date TBD

    (approx 3rd week of April)

    City Specific

    Trip Director Weekend
    April 26th to April 28th
    Montreal, Quebec

    Campsite Manager Training
    May 29th to May 30th

    Montreal, Quebec

    Precamp

    May 31st to June 2nd
    Montreal, Quebec

    Application Process

    To apply, all you need to do is complete our online application!

    Once your application is reviewed you may be contacted to arrange a personal interview with one of our Directors. Please make sure that all reference information is correct and up-to-date, as we often check references prior to granting interviews. Those who join us will experience the thrills of learning through travel and the triumphs of creating a tight-knit group.

    Please note:

    • Successful candidates are matched with a position based on your experience and qualifications.
    • All staff are required to hold valid certificates in First Aid and CPR (through August 2019). Certification is the responsibility of the applicant.
    • Westcoast Connection provides a non-smoking environment.

    Please e-mail us at staff@westcoastconnection.com for further information on the application process.

  • About Program Types

    Program Types

    We offer different programs, all are led by one staff acting as Director and the others as Leaders. Depending on your experience and qualifications, you could be placed within one of the following divisions:

  • Office Jobs
  • Full-Time Jobs

    Year Round Positions

    We are always on the lookout for great talent to add to our team. If you don’t see a position here that fits what you are looking, you are always welcome to send a cover letter and résumé to: info@westcoastconnection.com

    Westcoast Connection is an equal opportunity employer.

    Interested parties may send cover letters and resumes to info@westcoastconnection.com

So, you want to work for Westcoast Connection? Awesome!
We commit to providing each and every participant with the summer of a lifetime. The key to achieving this is to recruit the best people. If you’re dedicated, enthusiastic, energetic and love how travel can change a life, you’ve come to the right place!

Testimonials

As a Trip Leader, each year has been a unique and unforgettable experience. Thanks to Westcoast, I have met so many different people, including staff, teens, and locals, whom all share different stories. I have been given the chance to not only discover parts of the world but to reciprocate feelings of inspiration and positivity that are produced by these trips. Westcoast honestly created opportunities that helped me grow as a person and I took them by simply putting my best foot forward and by getting to know each person encountered. Each trip I’ve done has been the best trip ever, and I would recommend any trip, whether it is a discovery, adventure, community service, or language trip to anybody!!!! Much love to my Westcoast family and to everyone I’ve met throughout my experiences in this great organization!
Joaquín M.

I absolutely love being a staff! It is such a fun, exciting and rewarding position that pushes me to reach outside my comfort zone and be a positive role model and mentor for the teenagers I get to work with!
Jessica G.

Working for WCC this summer has changed my life and the bonds that I have formed with both my fellow staff and my trip members is indescribable and my life has been forever changed by the trip this summer.
Jason G.

I teach Spanish full-time during the year, but there are several reasons I keep returning each summer to Westcoast.  There is a different connection made during these trips — a connection between the trip members and staff, a connection between the trip members and service — that lasts even after the trip is over.  I see the trip members grow during this very short period of time.  They pick up Spanish and actually use it in real-life contexts. They help others who are less fortunate and in the same moment I over hear them saying they are having the best summer of their lives.
Stephanie R.

Literally the best job in the world! I can’t thank Westcoast Connection enough for the experiences I have had doing this “job”. I have been fortunate enough to travel to many different destinations and participate in great activities. The trip members are fun to be with and the overall experience is nothing but positive!
Ryan L.

Knowing I’ll be working for Westcoast each summer gets me through the year! Most rewarding job on the planet!!
Ashley S. 

Each time I gush about my experiences with Westcoast Connection, I get a similar response, “You get paid to travel, doesn’t the job sort of sell itself?!” I respond the same way each time, “You’re mistaken, this job is SO much more than that.”  Don’t get me wrong, I am so thankful for the travel opportunities I am allowed by working with the company.  However, what makes WCC so special is how much it allows both trip leaders and trip members to grow as people.  I have grown to be more culturally sensitive and accepting of people, while learning to be a more generous, selfless and caring person. Working with such first class co-staff has pushed me to be the best possible trip leader and person I can possibly be. Interacting and learning from such remarkable people has taught me invaluable skills I will take with me through all of my future endeavors.  I can’t stress enough how amazing the company (and its programs) are.  I dread the day that I am no longer able lead trips with Westcoast Connection. Thank you so much for everything!
Brittany G.

These are the best days of my life. I’ve travelled the world with hundreds of friends that I’ve made over these past few summers with Westcoast Connection!
Zach N.

The Seventeen Fashion Experience is such an incredible trip that Westcoast has to offer. In this unique program, trip members have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with executives in the magazine and fashion industries. They receive advice, guidance, and experiences that will help to prepare them for a future career in the industry, in a variety of roles. As a staff, it was so interesting to delve into this world and to be able to spend time learning from such interesting and engaging people in the incredible Hearst Tower. We got to attend exclusive Seventeen Magazine launch events, pick the brains of CEO’s from some of the most well-known companies (i.e. Macys), and develop an appreciation for what it would be like to live as a true New Yorker.
Samantha B.

Leading a teen tour across Europe was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Experiences are always best when they are shared, and who better to share them with than a group of enthusiastic Trip Members and dedicated and creative staff? I have led three trips and am always pushed to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone – working for Westcoast Connection had made me change in so many positive ways that I can’t imagine having lived without it!
Jim R.

Leading a Westcoast community service trip is the best way to spend a summer! You get to travel to amazing locations, work with incredible teens and staff, and help communities from around the world! As someone who has been volunteering locally and internationally my whole life, to be able to share the value of service and giving back with teens is such a powerful and rewarding experience for me, the trip members, and the people we help.
Madison H.

Being a Trip Leader is one of the most fulfilling jobs I’ve ever had. Travelling with a group is an incredible experience where you learn so much about the world, yourself and everyone around you. It’s very meaningful to be trusted with the responsibility of guiding teenagers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
Delaney O.

Being a trip leader on the US Explorer is not a job, it is the jackpot. I got to experience things I never would have imagined and I got to visit places I never would have if it was not for Westcoast Connection.
Austin S.

I just finished my 6th year of teaching high school, and nothing I have experienced in those 6 years compares to what I experienced in 3 weeks of Pre-College Enrichment Montreal. There is something special about watching students learn for the purpose of learning and not for earning an A. Students were engaged in learning, excited to attend class, and eager to complete and present homework. They took charge and had reason behind the courses they selected. Having the opportunity to witness this first hand and get to know this amazing group of teens was a refreshing and heartwarming change from just teaching them math!
Staci G.

There are no words to describe the endless opportunities Westcoast Connection offers to be exposed to different cultures and grow through travel. The experience of working with great staff and surrounded by fun trip members easily makes this the role of a lifetime.
Jay B.

Westcoast Connection continues to amaze me. My only regret is not joining this family sooner. I love working with teenagers from all around the world and assisting in getting to experience and explore right beside them. I have met amazing friends, seen amazing places and have done things I never thought I would ever be brave enough to do. This company continues to push me past my comfort zone and show me what I am capable of doing physically and mentally and socially.
Jennifer W.

While being a trip member on three WCC trips and witnessing first-hand the profound impact that staff can make on a trip member’s life, I was so excited to have the opportunity to be a trip leader. However, my experience being a trip leader exceeded any expectations that I ever had. Being a trip leader this summer was one of the best experiences of my life! I formed such strong connections with my co staff as well as my trip members and my life has been forever changed by this opportunity. I grew so much as a person and had the opportunity to improve my leadership skills as well. It was so incredible to get to know each and every trip member and see how much they all grew over the course of the trip. Our trip family became so close and we created friendships and memories which I know will last a lifetime.
Amy P.

Who We’re Looking For

We hire educators, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and individuals with diverse backgrounds.

No matter the position you apply for, we expect our staff to deliver on our two priorities:

1. Safety
This is the number one priority. In addition to the physical safety of each and every trip member, the emotional and social well-being of participants is equally important.

2. Delivering an unforgettable experience
We expect our staff to operate as team players, approach every day with enthusiasm, be respectful, and strive to create a memorable travel experience for each and every participant.

Why Work With Us?

The satisfaction you get from a summer position with Westcoast Connection is unparalleled. We’ll be the first to admit it’s not an easy job and comes with a lot of responsibility. If you’re prepared to put in the effort, you’ll have the time of your life!

Just think, you’ll get to do incredible activities like whitewater raft, sand board, surf, zip line, and maybe waterfall rappel. You’ll also have unique experiences such as volunteer with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs and Habitat for Humanity, navigate European metro systems, interact with small communities in South America, visit world-famous landmarks and much more! Our leaders contribute so much to create a positive experience and form a dynamic, tight-knit group. It’s something that truly makes our programs unique.

Training Weekends

As staff, you must attend mandatory training sessions prior to summer departures. These sessions acquaint you with our philosophy, policies, and procedures. You learn what it takes to successfully run a program and get to know your team members before the start of your journey together!

We provide meals, accommodations and recreation activities as well as an allowance paid for travel to and from training sessions depending on your location.

Final placement is contingent upon your successful completion of training.

Please review the schedule below to ensure you can attend the training weekend for your desired position.

New Trip Director Trip Director Trip Leader Campsite Manager
New TD Training Day

April – Date TBD

(approx 3rd week of April)

City Specific

Trip Director Weekend
April 26th to April 28th
Montreal, Quebec

Campsite Manager Training
May 29th to May 30th

Montreal, Quebec

Precamp

May 31st to June 2nd
Montreal, Quebec

Application Process

To apply, all you need to do is complete our online application!

Once your application is reviewed you may be contacted to arrange a personal interview with one of our Directors. Please make sure that all reference information is correct and up-to-date, as we often check references prior to granting interviews. Those who join us will experience the thrills of learning through travel and the triumphs of creating a tight-knit group.

Please note:

  • Successful candidates are matched with a position based on your experience and qualifications.
  • All staff are required to hold valid certificates in First Aid and CPR (through August 2019). Certification is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Westcoast Connection provides a non-smoking environment.

Please e-mail us at staff@westcoastconnection.com for further information on the application process.

  • 1. Trip Director
  • 2. Trip Leader
  • 2A. Trip Leader & Lifeguard
  • 3. Campsite Manager (CSM)

Program Types

We offer different programs, all are led by one staff acting as Director and the others as Leaders. Depending on your experience and qualifications, you could be placed within one of the following divisions:

  • Active Teen Tours
  • Global Adventures
  • Pre-College Enrichment
  • Language
  • Volunteer
  • Communication Center Trip Monitor

Year Round Positions

We are always on the lookout for great talent to add to our team. If you don’t see a position here that fits what you are looking, you are always welcome to send a cover letter and résumé to: info@westcoastconnection.com

Westcoast Connection is an equal opportunity employer.

  • a) Client Services
  • b) Trip Planning

Interested parties may send cover letters and resumes to info@westcoastconnection.com

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