Trip Leaders Needed


Trip leaders, Camp Crew, and Trip Prep Specialists are being sought by Backroads for the 2019 season. Every year Backroads hires seasonal employees for the job of a lifetime.

Backroads runs biking, hiking, multi-adventure, family, private and active ocean and river cruise trips all over the world on six continents and in more than 60 countries.

Backroads Trip Leaders consistently earn a 97% approval rating from guests for their outstanding performance as interpreters, facilitators, ambassadors and all-around sources of inspiration and goodwill, which probably counts as recognition that they must be some of the top people in this role. Competition for these coveted roles is tough; according to the Washington Post (April 17, 2017), securing a field position with Backroads can be compared to gaining acceptance to an Ivy League college. But for those willing to brave the competition, their efforts are rewarded with the opportunity to live and work in some of the most desired travel destinations in the world, including America’s national parks, Italy, Patagonia, Iceland, Hawaii and more. Trip Leaders provide exceptional customer service with all the on-trip support, equipment and logistics, so Backroads guests are free to explore actively and stress-free while traveling with the company.

“If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Backroads Trip Leader, we’d love to hear from you,” said Tom Hale, who founded the company back in 1979 & is President of Backroads. “We are looking for passionate applicants who love people, customer service, problem-solving and most of all exploring the world under your own power.”

To qualify, applicants must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and speak English fluently. As an active professional, all applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight.

A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads’ celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests and lays claim to being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company.

You can get more information about the Trip Leader role and apply online.


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