How do I become a Pinkie?
The basic requirements for being a member of the Short Term Staff team are very simple:
- To be a Scout or Guide member of a National Scout or GuideOrganisation recognised by WOSM or WAGGGS.
- To be at least 18 years old on the day you arrive here.
- To be able to communicate in English.
Please be aware that we will need to secure permission to work in Switzerland with the relevant authorities. For citizens from EU/EFTA countries this may be easier than for others. Any appointment made will depend upon receiving this necessary permission. If you don't have a EU/EFTA passport, you have to be under 35 years old at the time of your work period, as that is the age limit for the visas we can receive.
Short Term Staff receive full training at the beginning of their season. During the season they receive accommodation in the Chalet, food and all the basics needed to stay at the Centre. There is no pocket money but some travel support may be available.
Our Short Term Staff come for one of these seasons and it is very important for them to be with us for the full 3 months. If, for some reason, you cannot be here for the full 3 months, this may affect our decision on whether to offer you a place. However, send us an email and let us know what you can do and when you can be here, and we will see what is possible.
The dates of the future seasons are as follows:
Season Start Date End Date Deadline for Applications Spring 2017 05 March 2017 09 June 2017 CLOSED Summer 2017 10 June 2017 09 September 2017 CLOSED Autumn 2017 10 September 2017 08 December 2017 31 March 2017 Winter 2018 09 December 2017 10 March 2018 30 June 2017 Spring 2018 11 March 2018 08 June 2018 30 September 2017 Summer 2018 09 June 2018 08 September 2018 31 December 2017
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. in order to be able to submit the application you will need to SEND ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS can NOT BE submittED.
You can fill in the application form here. Before you start filling in the application, you should prepare all the supporting documents that are stated below, you need them to be able to submit the application.
We get many great applications from Scouts all around the world to become Short Term Staff at KISC and receive more applications then we have positions available. To make your application stand out, it is important to give us some extra information about yourself and the skills that you will bring to KISC.
If you have any questions about the supporting documents or the application procedure, please send an email to Anna (FI).
required documents for your application:
Confirmation from NSO
We need a written confirmation by the International Commissioner of your National Scout/Guide Organisation or Association, stating you are a registered member. This should be a scanned letter. Please get in touch with you National Headquarters if you need support with this.
Write a one page letter to introduce yourself. This letter should include who you are, your interests, what skills and experiences you have that will help you work at KISC (e.g. languages, climbing, cooking), why you are applying for STS, what makes you suitable for being a staff member and what you expect from your experience in Kandersteg.
Please take this form to your doctor, so they can sign and state that you are physically and mentally healthy to work and live at KISC.
Download the form here.
A picture of yourself in free format. Smile!
Curriculum Vitae, listing your education and work experience.
In your scouting profile you should explain what you have done in scouting, what your present role is, and what scouting means to you.
Copy of your passport
Please upload a copy of your passport. Please let us know if you have several passports.
This is optional, but if you have someone from your education, work or Scouting life, that you would like to write a reference to support your application, then this can be included and uploaded with your application.
In case one of them is missing, you will not be able to submit your application.
For any additional clarifications concerning your application please email: tsXC19DQ9t3fxdWY1d4@nospam