If you love talking to people about travel and exploring new cultures, have a knack for building relationships wherever you go, are committed to going the extra mile and want a work in a place that makes a positive impact, we would love to meet you.
As a Chapter Host for Sojrn, you are there to keep the good vibes flowing and to help facilitate memorable experiences for the Sojrn community. Additionally, you’ll work with the local host to make sure all activities go as planned and help troubleshoot any issues that may come up. Most importantly, this role is to help provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all of our travelers.
Typical day for a chapter host.
(Just kidding, there are no typical days!)
Each week of the chapter is designed to be an eye-opening and immersive experience for our participants based around a weekly subtheme. The range of activities we offer on our chapters is vast and therefore fairly difficult to describe them as “typical.”
While this is a part time role of an estimated 20-25 hours per week, some days start early and some end late. Some days the job is as simple as taking the group out for a cocktail and some days you’ll join a weekend day trip outside the city.
The workload will also vary week to week, with the first being the most involved and the last having significantly less to do. You will be provided a lots of resources to help you succeed in the role, however the right person will be self-starting, extremely extroverted, happy to lend a hand whenever, and always excited to try something new.
General duties include:
* Planning and attending happy hours and group meals
* Planning and attending ad hoc social events like game nights or potlucks
* Planning and attending one weekend trip during the month
* Facilitating a welcoming and inclusive environment
* Deepening Sojrn’s relationship with the local community and suppliers
* Helping the local host troubleshoot any issues
* Capturing content of the chapter experience
Note: Please submit your resume and a short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject:
Sojrn Chapter Host - [Full Name]
How old do I have to be?
Our groups are geared for all ages, in general, it is ideal for our participants to have a Chapter Host who fits their profile being aged between 30 - 40yrs old. However, if you are outside of this range don’t be afraid to get in touch.
Do I need any prior hosting experience?
Preference will be given to applicants with prior trip leading experience, but please do not let this stop you from applying if you don’t have any. We are looking for people with great organisational and people skills.
What qualifications do I need?
We require all chapter hosts to go through Sojrn training as well as complete the most relevant and up to date Health & Safety training courses, which includes but is not limited to a CPR & First Aid course administered by an internationally recognized provider (e.g. American Red Cross).
Can I choose which chapters I host?
Personal preferences, language skills, availability and country-specific experience will be taken into account when placing Chapter Hosts onto trips and our top-rated hosts will get the first right of refusal for any specific itinerary. The operations team is constantly juggling the work schedules to make sure that every departure has an available chapter host and we are constantly adding more chapters so there will likely be ample opportunity.
Do I need to speak other languages?
While it isn’t a requirement, it is helpful. Additionally, we encourage all chapter hosts and customers to try and learn as much of the local language when traveling. However, it is not mandatory to providing our customers with life-changing experiences.
I want to host chapters in my home country, is that possible?
Absolutely, we love working with locals!
How much do I get paid?
Local Hosts get paid an agreed fee for completing a chapter, with the first and last day of the trip generally paid as half-days. Your pay is based off your experience level with a chance to increase your salary through happy customers and favorable reviews. The compensation package includes all on-trip accommodation, travel to the starting point of the trip and participation in all pre-planned group activities. You will also be eligible for bonuses for positive reviews from travelers on your trips.
Are there any physical requirements to be a chapter host?
Different trips have different requirements in terms of physical fitness. Please let us know if you have any requirements to help you work effectively.
Can I do this alongside my other job or studies?
While on trip, the responsibilities of a Local Host need to be prioritized like a full-time job. However, depending on your schedule, there will be time to take up other jobs or studies during the quieter days. Regardless, please discuss your schedule with the team so that we can plan accordingly. All meetings from other work or studies will have to be cancelled if they clash with the chapter itinerary..
Equal Opportunity Employer
Sojrn is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws or ordinances. To all recruitment agencies - we do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.