Overseas Tour 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.


Unearthed Travel Tour Leaders are the hand-picked superstars who accompany our school groups, overseas on our experiential learning adventure programs. They’re responsible for so much more than a team’s safety and wellbeing - They’re there to make sure our travelers experience the best of what this world has to offer while picking up some important life skills along the way.

Our Tour Leaders come from all walks of life. So whether you’re an adventure guide, outdoor educator, paramedic/nurse, travel photographer, teacher, or something else entirely... if you have a passion for education, we’d love to hear from you.

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

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Overseas - Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, China, Vanuatu and more!
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Now recruiting for programs departing in the first half of 2020.

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