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USA RECRUITMENT FAQs

Why work for Embassy Summer?

Embassy Summer gives students and staff around the world the chance to be part of an amazing cultural exchange. We have 16 centres across the UK and US, with students and staff from all over the globe!

What is the US recruitment process?

There are four stages to our recruitment process:

  1. You submit your application
  2. We shortlist applications and invite successful candidates for a Skype/phone interview.
  3. Group interviews and candidate meetings are scheduled in NY/LA/Boston and/or a second in depth Skype interview is scheduled.
  4. Provisional offers are made and contracts sent whilst background checks and references are completed. Job is confirmed and pre-arrival online and onsite training is offered.

Do you only hire staff with a lot of experience?

If you have worked at a summer school before, fantastic, get in touch! If not, we have a need for people who want to make the camp experience a dynamic one for our students. If you feel this is your skill set, tell us why!

Do I need any qualifications?

We require all of our EFL Teachers to have a University Degree in any discipline & a CELTA or TESOL or a college degree and 3 years of relevant ESL teaching experience.

What about other qualifications?

Are you a lifeguard or Red Cross Safety certified? Please let us know! Are you a coach or dance instructor? Do you speak Chinese, Russian, Italian (or another language)? We’d love to hear from you! 

Will I need a background checks?

All staff for Embassy Summer USA go through a background check and screening process.

Is it possible to be involved in both activities and language learning?

Of course! Our summer centres give the students and staff an opportunity to take education outside of the classroom and on an excursion! Most staff is either in a non residential teaching position or an activity leading role. We have LIMITED positions for residential dual role teachers/activity leaders. 

What course resources are available to me?

EFL Teachers will be provided with Embassy summer curated educational material, examples of lessons plus a range of technology (location specific). Our teachers are actively encouraged to make lessons more personal and unique.

I’m not from the UK/US, can I still apply?

You will need legal permission to work in the US or UK. We cannot sponsor visas. As long as you have the right to work in the United Kingdom or US, we will process your application. Embassy Summer has always prided itself in its ability to connect people from all over the world. (Native/near-native competence in spoken and written English is essential). Study Group is an equal opportunities employer (EOE). Our Company values ensure diversity and welcome employees who enjoy the challenge of a dynamic career in an exciting, internationally inclusive workplace. 

Can Embassy Summer sponsor my work visa?

Due to the temporary nature of our summer posts, we regret to advise you that Embassy Summer cannot consider any applicants who do not possess the required visa status and/or work permit for the UK or US (appropriate to your desired location). If you possess the appropriate documentation, you will be required to provide evidence in support of your application.

I want to work with my friends, is that possible?

In order to provide our staff and students with the best possible experience we are typically unable to promise that friends can work together. All staff skills are profiled during the screening process and attached to the most appropriate centre location. 

How & when will I receive my wages?

Staff with a US bank account will receive their wages every 2 weeks into their account if they sign up for direct deposit in advance OR a debit wage card.

What do I need to make sure I am taxed correctly?

Staff will fill out all employment tax forms for filing before start date.