Backdoorjobs.com: Your Home for Short-Term Job Adventures, Unique Experiences & More!

Are you looking for opportunities to work, travel, play, live, learn, help, create, experience and grow? Come explore, dream, discover, do and thrive with Backdoorjobs.com: Short-Term Job Adventures!

AboutEmployers Post a Job »

Short-Term Job Adventure Channels

Adventure Jobs North America | Worldwide
Wilderness Therapy Jobs
Jobs in the Great Outdoors & Conservation Work
Environmental & Outdoor Education Jobs and Internships
Sustainable Living & Farming Jobs and Apprenticeships
Summer Camp & Ranch Jobs (Seasonal/Year-Round Options)
Resort, Guest Services, Food & Hospitality Job Opportunities
Mind, Body & Soul Quests — Work with Like-Minded People
Meaningful Work — Make a Difference Now!
Explore Seasonal & Summer Jobs by State »

International Short-Term Job Opportunities

Work, Volunteer, Intern, Study, Travel Abroad
Adventure Travel Jobs Worldwide
Teach Abroad
View the Abroad Jobs Directory »

This Week's Featured Hot Jobs

Continual learning, innovation and personal development is part of the Adventure Links staff culture.

Continual learning, innovation and personal development is at the heart of the Adventure Links staff culture!

Program in the Spotlight With a foundation in outdoor education, Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook is committed to providing quality adventure programs — from summer adventure camps to environmental education programs for school and community groups. Instructors facilitate weeklong outdoor adventure day camps, residential camps and traveling programs for groups of 14 participants as they explore a variety of outdoor recreation sites in Northern Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia, with activities that include a challenge course, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving and environmental education. Actively seeking 3-Season Instructors (now through November 19th), Summer Camp Instructors (June 2nd–August 31st; flex end date) and 2-Season Instructors (June 2nd–November 19th).

Instructors possess a unique blend of character, humor and compassion allowing them to create countless value-forming experiences for people of all ages. View the work experience »

View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr View Google+ Page View Instagram Photos Explore LinkedIn page Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! View Yelp Reviews! Watch YouTube Videos


Whether you are a student, career-shifter or retiree, seasonal staff members at Omega are encouraged to engage in the inner work of self-examination and personal growth within the context of community living.

The seasonal staff at Omega are instrumental in producing a fantastic guest experience for the workshop, conference and retreat participants at the Rhinebeck, NY campus.

Cool Job of the Week Each year, hundreds of hospitality staff join the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies to be a part of something larger than themselves and to work and grow alongside like-minded people. With positions available through October, these unique service opportunities for students, career-shifters or retirees offer a season of hard work, personal growth, spiritual exploration and community building. Now seeking Seasonal Staff Members with a strong interest in culinary arts and hospitality who can commit to a full-time work schedule between May through the end of October, filling essential support roles. Openings are available in many departments; residential part-time positions for at least 4 weeks are also available.

View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Google+ Page View Instagram photos Explore LinkedIn page Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! View Vimeo Page View YouTube Page


Volunteers are immersed in the Gould Farm community working on the Residential, Garden, Forestry and Grounds, Farm and Kitchen teams, as well as in the Harvest Barn Bakery, Roadside Café, and at the transitional program in the Boston area.

The unique spirit that resides in this rural community lifestyle offers both meaningful work coupled with recreation, singing, music, crafts and a celebration of nature and life.

Cool Job of the Week Gould Farm offers an opportunity for volunteers from around the world to participate in the life of this special community through a full-time, extended term of service in residence at the Farm. Volunteers are immersed in the community working on the Residential Support, Gardening, Forestry and Grounds, Farming and Kitchen teams, as well as in the Harvest Barn Bakery, Roadside Café, and at the transitional program in the Boston area. Mature and caring individuals interested in living in a therapeutic community are encouraged to apply. Benefits are plentiful!

View the volunteer video »

View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos


Dragonfly Transitions is looking for bright, self-confident and motivated individuals to become Mentors for young adults in transition to healthy living.

Are you bright, self-confident and motivated to be a mentor and role model for young adults in transition to healthy living?

Cool Job of the Week With a work location within the shadow of Mt. Shasta in Southern Oregon, Mentors for Dragonfly Transitions will serve as role models and support students in their quest for independent living skills, personal growth and emotional maturation. Farm Mentors are also needed to teach life skills and facilitate daily farm chores at The Homestead, Transitions' 30-acre farm where students work on therapeutic issues in a quiet, rural setting. If you enjoy working in a professional and fun atmosphere and being a positive influence in the lives of young adults, email your resume to Brian Rossiter.

View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter!


Being on staff at Thunderbird is an experience of camaraderie, community and friendship where you will work hard and have the summer of your life.

Being on staff at Camp Thunderbird is an experience of camaraderie, community and friendship where you will work hard and have the summer of your life.

Cool Job of the Week At Thunderbird, staff members create a close community setting where campers can become more in tune with themselves, and grow to appreciate the outdoors. With fun and adventure at the heart of the camp experience, Thunderbird campers can choose between nearly 30 daily activities as well as multi-week adventure programs in majestic locations across the Pacific Northwest, Western U.S., Great Lakes and/or Canada. Both the Boys Camp and Girls Camp are hiring; current job openings include Trip Leaders (Both Camps) and Counselors who can teach Western Horseback, Pottery or Arts & Crafts (Girls Camp) and Fishing and a Ski Boat Driver (Boys Camp). All camp staff will work from early June to early August. Fill out the online application today!

View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter!


Environmental Educators will have unique opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the students and tailor lessons to best meet the interests and needs of the group.

Environmental Educators will have unique opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the students and tailor lessons to best meet the interests and needs of the group.

Cool Job of the Week The Cahaba Environmental Center is focused on inspiring students of all ages to become stewards of the natural world through hands-on, experiential environmental science programming that connects them to the Cahaba River. Paired with one trail group of 8-12 students during their 1-5 day experience, Environmental Educators will have the opportunity to share the wonders of the natural world, create a sense of community, foster a fun and safe learning environment and facilitate hands-on activities about topics such as forest and stream ecology, watershed science, Native American culture, and geologic processes. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and three references to Kim Hall. Now seeking Educators for the fall season (August to late November).

View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page


Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert are one of the oldest, most respected camps in the midwest, with campers and staff that come from 25 different countries.

As brother-sister camps, Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert are located across the lake from each other, offering more than 30 land, water, adventure and wilderness activities.

Program in the Spotlight Summer staff positions include Head Counselors, Counselors (each cabin contains typically 16-22 campers and 4-6 staff), Activity Leaders (from sailing, windsurfing, horseback riding, high ropes, and climbing wall to arts and crafts, photography, pottery, drama, guitar, martial arts and a variety of sports), a Kitchen team (25-30 individuals providing 3 meals/day for 700 campers/staff), and Health Care, Office, and Driver/Warehouse staff. The wages are competitive, the facilities are legendary, the benefits are endless and the experiences are unlike any you've known before! Staff can arrive as early as May 25th for activity training and leave as late as August 22nd (a full season). All staff orientation begins on June 4th, with campers in session from June 14th-August 10th. If you are caring, fun, 100% committed to working with children and being a positive role model in all aspects of work and play, fill out the online staff application.

View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Watch YouTube Videos


Because all of Counselors have the chance to lead activities in addition to counseling, working at Camp Wyoming gives you a wide range of experiences, skills and opportunities.

Because all Counselors have the chance to lead activities in addition to counseling, working at Camp Wyoming gives you a wide range of experiences, skills and opportunities.

Cool Job of the Week Camp Wyoming is seeking male Summer Camp Counselors who are looking for experience working with children, speaking in front of and leading groups in a variety of activities, teaching skills and leading Bible studies. Positions run from May 22nd though August 6th (with a middle of summer break from July 2nd–9th). If you have a passion for working with others through service, ministry and hospitality while seeking to make a difference in the world, fill out the online application or contact Stacie Hoppman for more information.

Did you know? The community at Camp Wyoming is small and close-knit. 25 staff members are hired for the summer, which means that you will get to know everyone well. The friends you work with will be friends you keep for the rest of your life.

View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos


Check out a variety of unique job hunting, career and blog links or life-changing books.

The Green River Preserve: Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living.

Green River Preserve. Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living.

Cool Job of the Week Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, Green River Preserve Mentor Naturalists lead and teach challenging and nurturing learning experiences at this 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Summer job opportunities include Mentors, Cabin Counselors, Activity Coordinators, Expedition Leaders, Nurses, Program Interns (Summer Camp, Expeditions, Farming, Media and Land Management) and a Camp Nanny.

Now accepting applications for the summer camp season (early June to mid-August). Mentor Naturalists have the option of extending work through early October.

View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! View Vimeo Page Watch YouTube Videos


Learn more about working for WinGate Wilderness Therapy Program in the pristine red rock territory of Utah.

Be genuine. Inspire lives. Change hearts. Be part of an incredible adventure with a unique wilderness therapy program in southern Utah's pristine red rock territory.

Cool Job of the Week With a stunning landscape providing a powerful backdrop for life-changing experiences, WinGate Wilderness Therapy Field Guides will use the wilderness and primitive living skills as metaphors to enable change of heart in each of their students. The best practices of the wilderness are combined with the best clinical techniques in order to take wilderness therapy to a dramatically higher level of integration and results.

View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr View Google+ Page Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos


Working for Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is not just a job, it's a journey.

Are you looking to affect change in young people’s lives while developing your own leadership and outdoor resume? Come to Outback Therapeutic Expeditions for a truly life-changing career in wilderness therapy!

Cool Job of the Week Working for Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is not just a job, it's a journey. It is an experience that will challenge and reward you in countless ways as you touch the lives of students in your care. It is emotionally, physically and mentally challenging—and will probably become the most memorable and most fulfilling job you'll ever have. If you are an individual who can establish relationships fast, enjoys working with teenagers, loves adventure, and is outgoing, active, and can work well in a team environment, check out Outback!

Outback is also seeking a Masters level Field Therapist who is working on hours for licensure. Immediate career opening!

View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog View Facebook Page View Google+ Page View Instagram Photos Explore LinkedIn page Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos



First stop: Prague, Czech Republic. Second stop and beyond: teach and travel your way around the world!

Earn your TEFL certificate in the heart of Europe, experience the world and discover new cultures through teaching English abroad.

Cool Job of the Week Are you ready to lose yourself on winding cobblestone roads that intertwine between castles, cathedrals, galleries, museums, cafés and pubs? In just four weeks you can become TEFL certified and begin teaching English as a foreign language worldwide. TEFL Worldwide Prague graduates are certified to teach English all over the world; certificate courses are offered each month in the magical city of Prague, Czech Republic. Over 2,500 graduates have taught abroad in 60+ countries! Sign-up for the next TEFL certificate course beginning on May 29th or July 3rd!

View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Explore LinkedIn page Follow on Twitter! View YouTube Page


Take the leap and change your life, advance your career and become a leader by traveling for a change with Greenheart Travel.

Take the leap and change your life, advance your career and become a leader by traveling for a change with Greenheart Travel.

Cool Job of the Week Start your international adventure teaching English abroad, volunteering on a meaningful project, getting TEFL certified or working abroad in exciting destinations around the world. Make 2017 the year you travel for a change! Check out these exciting Greenheart Travel opportunities: Teach English in a School  Teach English in a Homestay Get TEFL Certified  Volunteer Abroad  Work & Travel Abroad

More Greenheart Travel exploration!Apply by May 31st to Teach in Thailand (TEFL program + paid teaching placement) beginning on July 31st.
More Greenheart Travel exploration!Learn about past volunteer and teacher experiences on the Greenheart Travel blog.

View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Follow on Twitter! View YouTube Page



Cool Job of the Week Explore our Facebook page for everything else work, travel, play and inspiration »