FAQs about US-based jobs with us
How do I apply for a role with Kings?
In order to apply for a role with Kings, please complete our online application form. Also ensure that you complete the second step of the application process, which requires you to email your resume and applicable qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you apply through an external body such as Indeed you will still be required to send in a resume and complete our online application form.
Where does Kings have summer centers?
Please refer to the Locations tab on this website for more information.
What qualifications are required for a role with Kings?
For all Teaching roles we require a completed teaching qualification. This includes a CELTA, TEFL, Trinity Certificate in TESOL, MA TESOL or equivalent. In addition, a completed Undergraduate degree is required, and previous teaching experience is desired.
Candidates interested in a Director of Studies position are required to display the minimum teaching requirements in addition to a minimum of two years teaching experience, management experience preferred.
Activity Leader roles do not require formal qualifications, we do however place preference on applicants who have previous experience in working with children and teenagers, as well as applicants with sports/coaching experience and qualifications or experience of working in an international camp environment.
What happens after I submit my application?
Once you have completed the online application and emailed your resume and qualifications to the recruitment email your application will be reviewed. If you meet all requirements and are shortlisted for interview you will be contacted within 3 weeks of your application.
This interview usually lasts 45-60 mins, depending on the role and location, you may be invited to an in-person interview.
All staff must be eligible to work in the US. All gaps in resumes will be queried and two references are required for each applicant.
Upon successful interview you will receive an offer letter, new hire paperwork and information regarding your role with Kings.
We aim to promote managers from within – based on performance in previous summers – but highly encourage new applicants as well.
Once you have completed the online application and emailed your resume and qualifications to the recruitment email your application will be reviewed.
Will I be background-checked?
Yes, Kings will conduct a background check. In addition, we require two references from a recent employer or college/university. All employment offers are subject to satisfactory results of both.
Will I be placed at the center of my choice?
The recruitment team will aim to place you at the center you prefer, should you be successful. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to allocate staff to a different location than originally applied for or offered. In this case you will be contacted before your start date. In rare instances we may ask staff to move to a different location to meet business needs after commencement of the position.
What does a typical work week look like?
All staff work 6 days per week, with one full day off per week. In addition to teaching and leading activities all team members are expected to cover residential duties, which include wake up calls, shuttle supervision, meal supervision and bedtime duties.
Requests for longer absences throughout the course of the summer are not normally permitted though exceptions can be made with plenty advanced warning.
What is the single and double shift system (aka “zigzag”)?
In a single shift center teachers teach 15 hours per week spread over 2.5 days and are involved in leading activities for the remaining time of the week. In a double shift center teachers will teach 30 hours per week spread over 5 days and support the management team with residential duties and/or activities one day per week.
Will training be provided for my role?
All staff will have access to the following training and materials:
- Staff Handbook
- Online staff portal with training materials and presentations.
You will be expected to review and study these documents before you start your role
One day of on-site training at centre before commencement of your role
How much do I get paid?
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Activity leaders, depending on age and experience. Further details will be provided at interview stage.
All residential staff get full board (with 3 meals per day).
Returning members of staff in their previous role will receive a loyalty bonus upon successful completion of their contract.
How will I be paid?
Staff are paid bi-weekly, every other Friday through direct deposit.
Do I need to wear a uniform?
All staff will be provided with Kings issued uniform consisting of a Polo/T-shirt and hooded sweatshirt. Uniform has to be worn during all shifts. Employees are expected to keep uniforms clean and presentable and dress according to their role/the activity they are scheduled to lead.
A face covering might be required.
Will I live on campus?
Most of our staff live on campus in a residential capacity. On occasion, it is possible for Teachers and Activity Staff to be non-residential and live off campus.
All of our accommodation is in twin rooms in dorms located on campus. Staff will be located in the same areas as students for the purpose of supervision and will likely share a room with another staff member of the same gender. For operational purposes staff are sometimes required to move rooms during their stay
All residential staff will be provided with three meals per day. Cooking facilities are not provided.
Will I have access to laundry facilities?
Yes, all of our sites have an on-site laundry, which depending on center is either free or a cost of around $3 per wash/dry.
What shall I bring if I am living on campus?
Please bring your own towels and any personal items you may require throughout the summer. Bedding will be provided but we encourage staff to bring their own.
Teachers should bring classroom suitable attire, which can be worn with the uniform. All staff should bring comfortable clothing and footwear, suitable for sports, beach trips, walking tours and sightseeing excursions. As all of our centers are in a variety of climate zones a light jacket, suitable for rainy days is recommended.
All staff are responsible for valuables (such as laptops, tablets, cell phones) which are brought to campus so we advise for these to be covered by personal insurance.
We also encourage staff to bring along their favorite teaching materials and musical instruments (within reason) to enhance the program delivery.
Will Kings organize staff transport?
All staff are required to arrange their own transportation to the center. Upon request we will facilitate communication between staff to arrange ride sharing.
Can I bring a car to campus?
Yes, all of our centers are located on a university campus, which provide free parking.
What are residential duties?
These are typically meal and bedtime duties. You will generally be required to do 3-4 per week. These are 30-45 minutes long and will be on a rota basis. Residential duties might also include waking up students or doing evening bed checks.
Do I need to remain on campus at all times?
Please note this may vary depending on current Covid-19 restrictions.
No, staff are encouraged to explore the local area and enjoy their time off while not on duty. All staff must adhere to school rules and curfew times (where appropriate). Please refer to the Kings Staff Handbook for more detailed information for residential and non-residential staff.
How can I communicate with the staff in advance on the summer?
Once hired we will invite you to join our Kings Young Learners staff Facebook group where we encourage staff to communicate with each other.