Location : Switzerland, Valais region - Anzère, Nendaz & Crans-Montana
Start Date : 5 September 2018, positions of 1, 2 & 3 weeks
The Salary : Generous salary, accommodation, meals, accident & liability insurance
Viamonde's dynamic and experienced team of English-speaking staff are committed to offering a safe, friendly and fun environment for children of all ages. The international schools we work with demand the very highest standards of supervision and care for their students and we recruit only those with the very best skills and experience.
A Typical Day in the Job
Viamonde works with international schools and every programme is tailor-made to meet their specific requirements. This means that each week is different, with a different schedule of outdoor activities, team-building exercises and fun evening activities.
You will be responsible for a small group of students throughout the day, making sure that they are safe and supervised at all times.
For some activities, you will be responsible for setting up and leading the activity. For other activities, you will assist a specialist instructor. Activities are varied and include hiking, climbing, orienteering, mountain biking, canyoning, high ropes, archery, zip lining, kayaking.
Other duties include some wake-up and lights-out duties, as well as participating in evening activities and supervising meals.
Who are we looking for?
Successful applicants will have experience supervising, teaching and motivating children, preferably in a camp or activity centre environment and be organised, creative, adaptable, trustworthy, patient and presentable. Most important is enthusiasm and passion for working outdoors.
Applicants should be at least 21 years of age (exceptions are made for very experienced applicants) and have UK, EU, US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand or Swiss nationality.
Applicants should be certified in first aid and CPR.
Our staff and clients, although coming from throughout the world, all speak English. We are, however, based in a French-speaking area of Switzerland, which offers a great opportunity to improve language skills.
What we can offer you
We offer an excellent salary, as well as accommodation and all meals. All staff are provided with comprehensive accident and liability insurance.
We provide staff with a uniform.
If you have the personality, experience and flexibility Viamonde requires and enjoy working with children of all ages from diverse cultural backgrounds, a position with Viamonde will be an incredibly rewarding experience and afford the opportunity to meet many similarly-minded young people, establish lasting friendships and spend time in a beautiful Swiss mountain resort.
We have very staff high staff retention and many staff return for many years.
This is a typical quote from one of our staff: "Working for Viamonde is a great experience, working in beautiful but different resorts in the Swiss Alps. Working long days are well rewarded with good pay, accommodation and tasty food which leaves nothing to worry about. It's a great opportunity to share our passion for the mountains with a huge variety of kids coming from all over the globe."