If you wish to apply for a 2014 Trek Travel Guide Contract and feel that you have what it takes to succeed in this position, here are the steps to follow and the 6 items you will need. After you have fully read through the details below, apply online.
Please do NOT submit application items in to our office by mail or fax. Applications received by mail or fax will not be considered.
Please do NOT contact Trek Travel by phone to inquire about the status of your application. We will only be contacting the strongest candidates for an interview.
Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. It is in your best interest to submit your application early to improve your chances of being hired as we use rolling admissions while processing applications.
Our deadlines for submitting Guide applications to be considered for the start of our full 2014 season have passed. However, we still want to hear from you at your earliest convenience!
The Trek Travel Guide Hiring is a unique multi-step process designed to enable us to offer Guide Contracts to the very best candidates. It is made up of the following steps:
As our Guide needs arise, we will select the strongest candidates for a Skype video interview to be scheduled as applications are processed. If you are chosen for an interview, we will contact you to set up a convenient time. These interviews will last approximately 30 minutes. There is a possibility that if selected for a Skype interview, we may ask you to do a second one.
Please note: All interviews will be done over Skype video. If you are chosen for an interview, you will need to have access to a video-enabled computer or smartphone with strong Internet access to take part in this process.
As mentioned above, these initial 2014 season Events have passed. Any future Guide Hiring and Training Events are to be determined; Event details will be posted online once scheduled.
All guides are required to provide their own laptop or tablet computer, equipped with the following capabilities to use while working for Trek Travel:
While all of our units come fully stocked with extensive bike repair tools, Guides are expected to have a basic tool kit that they bring with them into the field. If you are offered a Guide Contract, you will be expected to supply your own set of tools, listed below:
All Guides must provide their own cycling First Aid kit, which they are required to carry with them at all, times while riding bike support. Guides are responsible for making sure that this is kept stocked for each trip they guide. If offered a Guide Contract, you will be given a list of items that must make up this kit. Guides are responsible for replenishing this kit as needed.
All Guides are required to provide their own web-enabled, camera-equipped smartphone. Your daily pay rate includes a per diem for phone use, therefore all costs associated with the use of your cell phone while guiding are the responsibility of the Guide, so it is advised that you keep all cell phone receipts for tax purposes.
Note: Trek Travel will provide a European cellphone and SIM card to use while working there, however you will still need the smart phone.
All Guides must provide and carry with them a portable digital camera while guiding. Please note that point-and-shoot models are perfectly acceptable. If your smartphone’s camera has at least 8-megapixel resolution and you would prefer to use that for picture taking rather than a separate camera that is perfectly acceptable.
Trek Travel provides 2 jerseys, 2 pairs of shorts and 2 pairs of socks at no cost to every Guide given a contract. Outside of these items, as a condition of their Guide Contract, all outwardly visible cycling apparel must be branded, either Trek Travel, Trek or Bontrager, including cycling shoes. Also, Guides will also be able to use the Trek-branded helmets that are part of the field equipment. Please note that if you are given a Guide Contract, that you will be able to purchase Trek and Bontrager apparel and cycling gear at near-wholesale prices prior to beginning your guiding season.