Before you start your application for a specific Short Term Staff (STS) season, make sure you prepare all the supporting documents that are listed below. You will need these to successfully submit your application. The documents need to be in English and preferably in a. PDF format. Apart from the Reference Letter all of the documents are essential for your application.

If you have any questions about the supporting documents or the application procedure, please send an email to our Staff Development Director.

Motivation letter 

Write a one-page letter of A4 introducing yourself. This letter should include who you are, your interests, what skills and experiences you have (e.g. languages, climbing, cooking), why you are applying for STS, what your Scouting life looks like, what makes you suitable for being a Staff member and what you expect from your experience in Kandersteg.

Curriculum Vitae

Please include your CV, listing your education and work experience in one to two pages.

Membership confirmation from your National Scout Organisation

We need a written confirmation hand-signed 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 contact your national Scout headquarters if you need support with this.

Copy of your passport(s)

Please let us know if you have several passports.

A medical certificate:

Please download our Medical Certificate here and self assess yourself answering all of the questions. Please consider the natural environment you could be working in (altitude, climate, etc) and whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions. This is really important to us, so we know how best to help and support your mental health and well-being whilst you live and work at KISC.

If you are selected to the role, you will have to take the form to your doctor, so they can confirm or modify the information, signing it before you send it back to us.

Picture

A picture of yourself in free format. Smile!

Video

Please upload a short video (max. 2 minutes) introducing yourself (who you are, what kind of person you are, why you want to come to KISC). It should be a basic video in English (elaboration, ornamentation are up to you) where we can hear you talk.

We can accept video clips with the following formats: MPEG-4, AVI (Audio Video Interleave), MOV (Apple QuickTime Movie), WMV (Windows Media Video).

Reference Letter

The Reference Letter is an optional attachment to your application, but if you have someone from your education, work or Scouting life, whose reference would be relevant to support your application, then this can be included and uploaded with your application.

We get many great applications from Scouts and Guides from all around the world to become Short Term Staff at KISC and receive more applications than we have positions available. To make your application stand out, it is essential to give us some extra information about yourself and the skills that you could bring to the Pinkie team.

After the application deadline, we will go through the selection process and you will hear back from us in approximately 3 - 5 weeks

Before you start your application for a specific Long Term Staff (LTS) or SMT (Senior Management Team) position, make sure you prepare all the supporting documents that are listed below. You will need these to successfully submit your application. The documents need to be in English and preferably in a. PDF format. Apart from the Reference Letter all of the documents are essential for your application.

If you have any questions about the supporting documents or the application procedure, please send an email to our Staff Development Director.

Motivation letter 

Write a one-page letter of A4 introducing yourself. This letter should include who you are, your interests, what skills and experiences you have (e.g. languages, climbing, cooking), why you are applying for STS, what your Scouting life looks like, what makes you suitable for being a Staff member and what you expect from your experience in Kandersteg.

Curriculum Vitae

Please include your CV, listing your education and work experience in one to two pages.

Membership confirmation from your National Scout Organisation

We need a written confirmation hand-signed 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 contact your national Scout headquarters if you need support with this.

Copy of your passport(s)

Please let us know if you have several passports.

A medical certificate:

Please download our Medical Certificate here and self assess yourself answering all of the questions. Please consider the natural environment you could be working in (altitude, climate, etc) and whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions. This is really important to us, so we know how best to help and support your mental health and well-being whilst you live and work at KISC.

If you are selected to the role, you will have to take the form to your doctor, so they can confirm or modify the information, signing it before you send it back to us.

Picture

A picture of yourself in free format. Smile!

Reference Letter

The Reference Letter is an optional attachment to your application, but if you have someone from your education, work or Scouting life, whose reference would be relevant to support your application, then this can be included and uploaded with your application.

After the application deadline for sending applications, the Senior Management Team carefully read through all the applications for the different positions. Afterwards, eligible applicants will be invited for an oral interview. It is possible to organise an online interview or a personal one at KISC. As preparation for your interview, go through the position detail one more time and prepare your questions. After the interview, you will be notified about the results. The selection process for certain positions can take up to 2 months.