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Our Tour Leaders

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Jumpstreet Tours President and Co-founder, Mark Clarke, got his start in tourism as a Tour Leader, so it comes as no surprise that to this day, Jumpstreet is renowned for its incredible Tour Leader team.  

A Jumpstreet Tour Leader is a tour guide, camp counselor, entertainer, chaperone and
 role model wrapped into one inspiring young person. For the most part, we recruit our Tour Leaders through both referrals within the business and job postings on university websites, though for some destinations we also use third-party guide companies vetted by our Operations team.

To be selected for an interview, a candidate must have prior experience working with youths (camps, coaching, mentoring, etc.) and must be at least 19 years old (though most of our applicants are 22 years old).

For the first screening, candidates attend one-on-one interviews and group interviews that include simulation training and team-building activities. We look for the following qualities:

  • Professional yet fun-loving
  • Positive and infectious energy
  • Confident and outgoing
  • Open-minded and approachable
  • Disciplined and forward-thinking
  • Resourceful and quick-thinking

A second screening takes place where candidates must complete 25 hours of classroom training. Then, once background checks are completed through an independent agency, a final screening unfolds with over 50 hours of practical training where candidates shadow a senior Tour Leader during a class trip.

The candidates who make it through this process are hired to accompany your group 24/7 and bring your itinerary to life. As destination experts and multi-linguists, they act as an extension of your class trip’s curriculum objectives. They also do much of the heavy lifting for you, such as:

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Once they are part of the team, our Tour Leaders are given yearly destination trainings and refreshers, such as Jumpstreet's Annual Guide Weekend. Check out this video to learn more about it! 

If you are interested in becoming a Tour Leader for Jumpstreet, you can do so by sending a letter of intent and C.V. to our Tour Leader Team Coordinator, Mélanie Dewar at melanie.dewar@worldstrides.com.

We typically begin to recrute in the fall so that everyone is ready to kick off the winter tour season and end-of-year high season on the right foot. Although we do have some tours available to lead in the fall, our high seasons are during winter tours (January to March), and our spring and end-of-year tours (April to end of June).  

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