Back Door Jobs, which is the website affiliated with the book, “Short Term Job Adventures,” is a great resource for those interested in finding jobs on farms, at summer camps, and other environmental education opportunities.
|The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures: Internships, Summer Jobs, Seasonal Work, Volunteer Vacations, and Transitions Abroad
This book, and this blog, are great for those of us who are interested in earning a living while traveling and learning. The website is created to be a job resource page. This page is for ‘sustainable living and farm‘ jobs. This page is for ‘mind body & soul quest‘ jobs. There is also an international page with ‘adventure jobs abroad‘ listed. The web page looks like a great resource, however, I always prefer to have a hard copy of a valuable resource. I have referred back to this book many times over the years. It is great to pick up off the shelf and flip through. I always end up discovering some great company or job opportunity that I was previously unaware of.
Here is an excerpt about the director:
About the Director (a calling unique to me)
As I reflect on a handful of experiences in my lifetime—landing my first internship with Gallo Winery while in college; learning to “think different” as an event marketing intern at Apple; traveling coast-to-coast with MTV; counseling and inspiring college students about the importance of internships and short-term work experiences at California State University, Chico (my alma mater) and Pace University in New York; venturing to Europe on a solo backpacking and cycling adventure (I absolutely loved Switzerland!); experiencing the beauty of Yellowstone National Park while working as a recreation manager; connecting more with the earth as an apprentice at a farm; teaching elementary school children; or working as a graphic designer/illustrator at the American Institute of Wine & Food, Harvard University, and other nonprofits—I realized that all of these experiences, no matter how unrelated they were, have made me the person I am today. By looking at the world with curious eyes and exploring what’s on the other side of the mountain, I now can see this incredible place we live in from many perspectives. Amazingly, I’ve seen my calling in life develop through this extraordinary sojourn that I’ve experienced. Fortunately, I can now share my insights and philosophies with you through this site (which I’m very thankful for).