It has been a very good week for new paid jobs and volunteer positions sent to our sister site the Jobs Abroad Bulletin. Normally I like to make sure the ten best positions make it into our email newsletter (sign up at www.jobsabroadbulletin.co.uk) but quite a few that normally would go in didn’t make it this week.
Two of our recent advertisers we have met personally within the past couple of weeks. After leaving Chiang Mai, our temporary home of the last few months we stayed in Hostelling International’s At Home Sukhothai, meeting Issara, the owner. He showed why his hostel is so named by digging out the photo album and explaining the main building of the hostel used to be his family home. He is currently looking for a caretaker to work in reception and tend the garden for a couple of months.
Deirdre particularly liked Sukhothai and if it weren’t for our flights home booked for the end of this month and her utter lack of gardening skills would have applied for this position herself. While Deirdre would make a good hostel receptionist, I’m not convinced I would make a good English teacher but if you think you have it in you then we suggest you contact Mr Winyoo. Last week, we stayed in Ban Sabai Hostel, where he works as their marketing manager. He also helps find volunteers to teach English in Bangkok. Volunteers pay no fee and get a discounted stay at the hostel (which has a roof pool).
We did a little volunteering of our own last week, spending a couple of days with a project of Save Elephant Foundation and ending the week with the Safari Park Volunteer Initiative, both in the Kanchanaburi region of Thailand. Aside from writing about our experiences in The Working Traveller we will also be supporting these projects in JAB. Providing I get the time and the wifi connections we’ll put these opportunities in front of JAB readers next week, or the week after at the latest.
Back to the latest batch of positions added to JAB and like the leopards I was feeding just a few days ago I nearly bit the hand off Maria Bain when she asked if we would mind sharing the position she sent us for a teaching crew member to join a luxury yacht to cruise through South East Asia. Another wonderful looking position is for a guest relations manager wanted in Sri Lanka.
Other notable vacancies this week include a children’s entertainer and playcare attendants wanted in the UAE, and two winter resort jobs, one for a second chef in Chamonix, another for a native English speaker to tend bar in Prato Nevoso, in Italy. Other Italian jobs include linguistic assistants in Milan and Mantova. Other English teaching jobs we have had sent to us are in Spain and the Dominican Republic, though I’m unsure if this last one is paid or for volunteers. A definite volunteer position is on offer in Cambodia, where administrative volunteers are always needed in Siem Reap.