New Travel + Creative Opportunities: August 16, 2023

Remote (US): FT Destination Specialists wanted for South America, Africa, Europe + Asia by Vaya Adventures.

South Haven, Michigan: FT Live-in Innkeeper wanted at 10-room Inn at the Park B&B a block from Lake Michigan. Salary + housing + work vehicle.

Gorham, New Hampshire: Seasonal Caretaker wanted by AMC for Hermit Lakes + Tuckerman’s Ravine. “Caretakers stay onsite for 7 days at a time followed by 7 days off. Food for both days on and days off, and days off housing, are provided through a $45 weekly deduction. Home is the caretaker cabin located on the Tuckerman’s Ravine trail. Arguably the coolest studio apartment in New England, the cabin is equipped with a full kitchen, stove, refrigerator, desk, bunk bed with mattress + private composting toilet. Trail tools, supplies + equipment provided. There is also a small store selling essentials located in the cabin that is operated at the caretaker’s discretion.” Salary + housing + meals + AMC membership + more.

Randolph, Massachusetts: FT Off-Season Caretaker needed August 26, 2023-June 3, 2024 by AMC at Ponkapoag Camp. “Located along the banks of 230-acre Ponkapoag Pond in the 8,500-acre DCR Blue Hills Reservation, this purposefully rustic camp offers a wilderness experience just 15 minutes from Boston.” Salary + housing + AMC membership + more.

US + Canada, 18+: Call for submissions to the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction written by women + nonbinary writers annually in Canada + the US. Grand prize: $150,000 (USD) + 4 finalist prizes of $12,500 each (USD). Novels, short story collections + graphic novels written for an adult audience are eligible. Free entry for books published between August 1 – December 31; application deadline: October 13, 2023 (11:59pm PST).

US, 18+: Win 1 of 4 trips for 2 to Providence, Rhode Island, includes airfare, accommodation, excursions, food + more. Free to enter by October 9, 2023.

US, 13+ (excl CA): Enter your best video or photo of NYC’s Empire State Building in their 2023 Annual Photography Contest to win cash prizes up to $5,000. Free to enter by September 22, 2023. Categories:

  • Youth – a new category for videos and photos from ESB’s 13-17-year-old fans
  • Video – 30-second video clips of ESB in all of her glory
  • Nightscapes – shots of the building lit up after sunset
  • Weather Shot – captures of the building under rain, sleet, snow, or rainbow
  • Photoshop/Edit – creative edits from unique backgrounds to starry night skies
  • Smartphone Shot – snaps taken with an iPhone or similar
  • Sunset + Sunrise – photos of/from ESB during golden hours
  • ESB x City Wide – pictures of ESB surrounded by the New York City landscape
  • Beginner Entry – shots from photo newbies
  • Observatory Views – features ESB’s iconic views taken from one of the Observatories

US, 18+: Want to win 1 of 5 generators for off-grid camping? Free to enter by September 24, 2023.

US, 18+: Win a new Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO + 2 SP2 Solar Panels. Free to enter by September 4, 2023.

Corsicana, Texas: Applications open for 2024 Artist + Writer Residencies at 100 West, a former Odd Fellows Lodge built in 1890s. Residents are granted fully-funded studios with housing with shared kitchen, dining + living rooms. 2 Artists and 1 Writer hosted each term. Collaborative applications welcomed. Open to US + international applications; $30 fee to apply by September 1, 2023.

Southeast Asia: Trip Planner/Hosts wanted by Pletoura, a new tour company on a mission to show travelers a plethora of true experiences. “We’re looking for hosts to plan itineraries and organise trips in Southeast Asia — from food journeys to road trips, water adventures, city explorations, and beyond. It doesn’t have to be a place of your expertise, but they could be places that you are confident in getting around. We’re open to your ideas!”

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