Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with ActionQuest!

As a leader in the field of international adventure travel programs for teenagers, we attribute our continuing success to the quality of our staff and the strong relationships we build in pursuit of our mission. Below you will find more information about us and how you can begin your path towards an exciting and rewarding summer experience.

 

ActionQuest Summer Camps

Company Overview

Backed by over 40 years of experience in the field of experiential education, ActionQuest is part of Global Expeditions Group (GXG). ActionQuest offers international sailing, scuba and leadership training programs for teenagers and our mission is to provide incredible adventures that promote social, emotional and intellectual growth.

Over the years, we have taught thousands of teens to sail and scuba dive. All of our programs involve a combination of these sports along with water skiing, windsurfing, marine biology and ecology. These are the hard skills. More important are the soft skills that our students learn in the process of living and working together in small teams aboard a sailing vessel: Communication and leadership skills, personal effectiveness and integrity. Our philosophy is to educate, instruct and facilitate the development of both the hard and the soft skills, thereby arming our students with a new set of tools for the future.


 

ActionQuest Summer Camps

Employment Information

ActionQuest is proud to attract and recruit the best in our field. Our summer staff consists of avid world travelers, highly qualified professionals, and fun and experienced facilitators and educators. All members of our team are dynamic, multi-talented and passionate individuals with an unending devotion and commitment to the safety and experience of our students.

The average age of our summer staff is 26. Almost all are 21 years or older, although we would consider a 19+ year old for a Staff-In-Training (S.I.T.) position if they possess the desired level of qualifications. Most of our staff are U.S. citizens, though a wide range of nationalities are represented every year. We accept applications on a year round basis but begin our summer hiring process between January and March. Contracts vary in length from 7 to 11 weeks depending on the location(s) assigned. We seek summer staff for the following positions:

 

Skipper / Sailing Master

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PADI Scuba Instructor

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Marine Science Instructor

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Medical Staff

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General Support Staff

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ActionQuest Summer Camps

Compensation and Benefits

ActionQuest offers compensation packages competitive within our field. Compensation is dependent on many factors including staff qualifications, experience, position and responsibilities, program location and duration. Compensation packages include round trip air tickets for US staff from a major airport to the program's starting/ending point (we offer a flight cost stipend to those joining us from other countries), staff apparel, room, board, and a temporary medical insurance plan. Most staff are afforded the opportunity to join us for multiple summers. Please contact our office at employment@actionquest.com if you have specific questions regarding compensation and benefits.


 

ActionQuest Summer Camps

Staff Expectations

Our professional staff need to be the embodiment of the ActionQuest mission, philosophy, policies and procedures. We place high expectations on our summer staff, thus applicants should consider all of the following before applying.

  • Our staff must be enthusiastic and young enough at heart - as well as physically, mentally and in all ways able - to work with teenagers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in an environment that is highly active and adventurous, is physically and mentally demanding and lacks personal privacy, space and time off.
  • Safety comes first in everything we do at ActionQuest. Staff are expected to create a safe, fun and educational environment for our students, as well as be a positive role model.
  • As international travel, living aboard sailing vessels and work with teenagers is in many ways unpredictable, staff need to be able to think on their feet and be flexible enough to handle change and associated challenges.
  • Although English does not need to be a first language, staff are expected to be fluent.
  • Staff need to maintain professional conduct and present a professional appearance at all times.
  • Most of our summer programs start in the first week of June and run through until the third week of August. Most staff would be required full-time during this period. Prior to the arrival of our students, all staff are required to join us for Staff Training which typically runs June 8 - June 17 in the British Virgin Islands. This training includes First Aid and CPR certification (and re-certification) at no cost. Please click here to view our program dates.
  • All staff are required to be trained in First Aid and CPR. Special consideration is given to applicants with advanced medical training such as Wilderness First Responder or EMT.
  • We are a strict tobacco, alcohol and drug-free program for our students. As our staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are models of the behavior we expect from our students, our staff must be able to maintain tobacco, alcohol and drug-free behavior during their contractual periods. On exception, staff are permitted to consume alcohol in moderation during approved times off, but staff must understand these are infrequent exceptions to the rule rather than regular occurrences. All staff agree to random drug testing in the workplace.
  • Employment is conditional upon successful completion of ActionQuest Staff Training, a passing background check and an acceptable medical history form and/or examination by a licensed physician.

ActionQuest Summer Camps

How to Apply

If you think you have what it takes, not just the right qualifications but also the right outlook, motivation and commitment to our programs, we'd love to hear from you! To apply, simply fill out the online application below. If you have any questions before application, please e-mail us at employment@actionquest.com.

Please note that our employment process is highly competitive. Upon receipt of an Application for Employment, ActionQuest is only able to contact potential candidates for interviews but you should feel free to follow up with us by phone or email.


 

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