Overseas Program Leader

Job Description

About us

Unearthed Travel run challenging overseas adventures for young people that truly shape who they become in the future. We work hand in hand with schools to create incredible international experiences for students and teachers alike. Our ethos of Leadership, Resilience and Mindfulness is central to who we are and how we go about business. We truly believe that travel is one of the most vital learning experiences a young person can have on their way to adulthood.


The Unearthed Leader has overall responsibility for the overseas program and the members of the team. They must foresee and prevent any risks involved in the activities carried out and ensure that all team members have a safe, enjoyable and educational experience.

Prior to departure:
  • Attend training weekends with students and teachers that you will travel with. Relevant training dates will be advised at point of contract offer.
  • Ensure the safety of all team members.

  • Work closely with the teachers to discuss the program, the students, any risk management concerns and learning outcomes.

  • Supervise, support, encourage and guide students through all aspect of the overseas program.

  • Manage in-country providers e.g. local trekking guides and community project providers.


  • Extremely professional approach.

  • Great relationship management skills.

  • Passionate about youth development and travel.

  • Can work well under pressure and in a crisis management situation.

  • 25+ years old prior to travel.

Required Experience

  • Outdoor Education, Youth Development, Leadership Training.

  • Leading / guiding groups in North America.

  • Leading / guiding groups overseas on adventurous journeys.

  • Developing world travel and/or developing world community work.

  • Personal adventurous travel e.g. trekking, biking, canoeing/kayaking.

Desired Qualifications

  • Guiding / Hiking / Leading qualifications

  • Wilderness First Aid (not required at time of application)

  • Police Check

Leader recruitment, selection and training weekend in California - January 19 and January 20, 2019.

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Recruitment and Training in January 2019. Programs in April through September 2019

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