the perfect summer job

we are young austria

As a private youth travel operator, young austria has been organising trips for children and young people for almost 70 years.

As a professional network of accommodation providers, we have been creating both sporting experiences and active adventures in Salzburgerland together with our 16 partner houses since 1950. The ya! summer camps form a small, but perfectly formed part of our company. Our goal is not only to ensure the company stays ahead of trends in the youth travel sector, but to offer holidays full of experiences for children and young people from all over the world to enjoy.

young austria regards itself as a tour operator for children and young people between 6 and 17. We aim to promote the talents and strengths of our young guests and support them on what is often their first trip without parents.

When children and young people from all over the world come together, culture, religion and politics play no part. Our drive is to facilitate unforgettable experiences and promote friendships from all over the world.

We act as an extension of parental care and constantly ensure that parents are aware that their children are in safe hands. As holiday operators, we use a mixture of comprehensive communication, individual care and highly responsible actions, day in, day out.


Are you at least 19 years old, a real team player and do you enjoy working with children and young people? Are you dynamic, flexible and responsible, do you have stamina and do you enjoy being out in nature? 
If you are an English native speaker, we would love to welcome you to the English Action Camp! If you speak German, you can also work in one of our many other camps (e.g Outdoor & Activity Camp, German Camp, Kids Camp etc.). Check out what jobs we currently have available!

  • Minimum age of 19 years
  • Austrian or EU citizenship or work permit
  • Impeccable record
  • Pleasure and patience in dealing with children and young people
  • Friendly and polite interaction with children, young people, parents and the care team
  • Commitment, flexibility, team spirit and creativity
  • Imaginativeness and funny ideas for leisure programmes
  • First aid skills
  • Sports skills
  • Participation in the ya! getting to know each other meeting
  • Participation in the ya! counsellor seminar

application procedure

  • Online application
    The first step involves applying on our website using our online application form. We will contact you as soon as possible via email after we have received your application. 
  • Interview
    If your application is accepted, you will receive an invitation to an online interview. This is very important to us since we want to get to know every applicant personally. Moreover, we organise online ya! get-to-know-each-other meetings starting in January where you will receive further information about young austria and our camps, and where you can ask any questions you may have.
  • Definitive job confirmation
    After the interview and once we have agreed on which weeks you would like to work, you will receive a definitive job confirmation. 
  • Training
    For all counsellors starting work at the beginning of the summer, there will be a 2-day English native speaker seminar right before camp starts. The counsellor training aims to prepare you for work at camp and involves various workshops on topics such as group leading skills, planning camp activities as well as child safeguarding and lesson planning. For everyone starting work later in the summer, you are expected to arrive on the Wednesday before the new camp week starts for the counsellor training.


As a counsellor in our English Action Camp, you can either work as an activity leader or an English teacher. You do not need any prior teaching experience in order to be able to teach in camp! Please note that even as an activity leader, you might have to cover classes from time to time.  
As an activity leader, you will have the following responsibilities: 

  • planning and preparing activities
  • running activities
  • room counselling
  • supervising and entertaining the children during Happy Time (our organised free time at camp)




As a teacher, you will have the following responsibilities: 

  • planning and preparing English lessons (grammar, vocabulary, conversation, country & culture)
  • teaching lessons to a group of around 10 children (level A1-B2)
  • assessing camp participants in an informal interview according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) upon their arrival 
  • supporting the free time activities 
  • room counselling 
  • supervising and entertaining the children during Happy Time (our organised free time at camp)