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Got Wanderlust? These 4 Jobs in the Travel Industry Are Open Right Now
A few months ago, we wrote about an awesome, dream-job opportunity that included traveling the world, staying in expensive digs and making your friends jealous by posting about it on social media — all while earning $10,000 a month.
Sadly, ThirdHome, the company sponsoring this amazing gig, could only pick one person for the job, and that person has already been chosen.
Sorelle Amore is now ThirdHome’s lucky travel ambassador, Travel and Leisure reported. Her job includes hanging out in destinations including Scotland, London, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and more.
Feeling jealous yet?
We’ll admit, it’ll probably be a little less grand than what ThirdHome is offering Amore, but check out these opportunities that will get you to new destinations — or at least will have you working in the world of travel.
And if traveling isn’t a must-have for you, but you’re looking for a new job, check out The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook for other fun and interesting open positions.
For Those Who Like to Fly
They’re looking for people who have at least two years of customer service, hospitality or sales experience. You’ll also need to be a good communicator, be able to lift up to 50 lbs and must be at least five feet tall (yes, that’s a thing).
As a flight attendant, Spirit will expect you to have a valid passport and any necessary travel documents, and you’ll have to complete a four-week training course in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The expected salary was not included in the job listings, but self-reported salaries on Glassdoor show Spirit flight attendants making an average of $22.36 an hour. The company also offers benefits like medical and dental insurance, 401(k) offerings and more.
If you want to learn a little more about what it takes to work in the sky, this United Airlines flight attendant spills all the details about her job experience in this post.
For Those Who Like to Cruise
Imagine grabbing a drink while in the middle of the ocean. Sound relaxing?
Well, this job will have you serving the drinks to a multitude of customers, but hopefully, there will be ample time for fun and relaxation during off hours.
Norwegian Cruise Line is looking for a wine steward to serve drinks to customers on board its ships.
You’ll be responsible for providing optimal beverage service to guests, so the ideal job candidate will have extensive knowledge of the different wines served and be able to make suggestions on how best to pair wine with meals.
To score this gig, you need to have at least two years of bartending experience on a cruise ship or large hotel bar, including some supervisory experience. You must have great customer service skills, be able to work seven days a week and be fine with living in close quarters with other crew mates.
The job listing did not include the salary offering, but self-reported salaries on Indeed show Norwegian Cruise Line bartenders averaging about $40,066 a year.
There’s also the cool perk of cruising to coastal locales.
See here for more details and to apply.
For College Students Needing a Spring Internship
Ready for an internship that’ll get your career off the ground, literally?
Well, Southwest Airlines is looking for an inflight operations onboard experience and support intern for spring 2018. This internship is based at the airline’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
You’ll be providing project management support for the crew inside the cabin, including helping with “onboard product offerings, hospitality initiatives, mobility, fleet design, international efforts, and future provisioning strategies,” according to the internship listing.
Compensation isn’t just college credit. You’ll make $15 an hour, working at least 40 hours per week, plus you’ll enjoy flight privileges.
Southwest is looking for full-time students studying business who are at least in their junior year. You must have a 2.75 GPA or higher.
So get your resume, transcript and letters of recommendation handy. You’ll also be asked to pen an essay on the topic: “Why Southwest Airlines.”
Check here to apply for this internship.
For Travel Lovers Who Want to Work From Home
Kind of ironic, but not all travel-related jobs actually require workers to travel.
Sykes Enterprises is hiring work-from-home corporate travel agents. You’ll help corporate clients arrange and book all types of travel.
For this full-time role, you’ll need to have at least one year of travel agency experience (or two years of experience working for an airline) and know how to work with Sabre Red GDS software.
A college degree isn’t required, but you’ll need good communication, customer service and geography skills.
If hired, your home office must include a Windows-based personal computer, high-speed internet, an analog phone line and two headsets — a USB one for online training and a telephone headset for once you get into the real work.
Speaking of training, those hired will go through 20 days of paid training making $10.50 an hour. After training, pay jumps to $14 an hour.
Additionally, this job includes include medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) contributions, tuition reimbursement and more.
And if you decide do some traveling of your own on your days off, borrow some tips from this budget-conscious, travel-loving family.
See here to apply for the travel agent job with Sykes.
Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She enjoys traveling but has never found herself swept up by wanderlust enough to want a traveling job. She’s more interested in exploring her new community and putting down roots.