BE PART OF A GLOBAL TEAM.

Explore the world. Lead a community. Make a difference.

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We are continuing to grow and are looking to hire new people soon!

Spend the next year (or more) traveling the world to awesome locations while leading a ragtag crew of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, writers, project managers, and all-around cool people.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who love meeting new people, who are not afraid to ask or to give an opinion, but who also know when it’s time to listen. We gotta know what our community wants, so being able to listen is very important.

Experience Counts

Your background is not important, but your experience is essential. We might stalk you on social media to get a sense of who you are outside of just your application you submit to us. We value uncanny superpowers like being nice to people, thinking outside the box, having a high emotional IQ, being communicative, working in groups, being empathetic and not being afraid of change or public speaking.

Embrace differences!

We strive to create a community where everybody feels included and accepted, regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or any other factors. We do not tolerate prejudices of any kind and we embrace the differences and quirkiness that are in our community. 

What's in it for you?

  • Be part of a growing startup
  • Say hello, thank you, and cheers in so many languages
  • Work from a coworking space, a park, a cafe, or even a bar
  • Fit everything you need for an entire year in a suitcase
  • Find a routine and be productive while on the road
  • Be part of a global family

It is very inspiring to be part of a community of open-minded people, who are willing to share their knowledge and hearts with you. Hacker Paradise is very well put together, and the facilitators do a great job managing it.

Niels de Hoog – Participant

We’re looking for people who have experience:

  • Leading and managing groups of people, especially in a role outside of a normal 9-5 office job (being a camp counselor, RA-ing in college, managing people, etc.)
  • Organizing events (conferences, hackathons, meetups, etc.)
  • Working with creative and technical people (bonus points if you’re creative and/or technical yourself)
  • Resolving conflict (non-violent communication, etc.)
  • Working with high autonomy, either professionally or on your own projects
  • Living or traveling abroad for extended periods​

What makes Hacker Paradise special?

We are the longest-running remote work and travel community. Our program is focused on professional and personal development with several events happening every week. You will play an integral part in helping people connect, collaborate, and grow.

We are a more than a group of people. We teach each other, help each other, rely on each other–basically, we become each other’s support structure on the road, even long after a trip is over.

We organize trips and manage community for people who want to have new experiences and get stuff done at the same time. Our program attracts freelancers, remote workers, entrepreneurs, people in transition, and people who simply want dedicated time to focus on a side project.

Spoiler alert: we’re fairly addictive and you’ll not want to leave.

Check out the positions available and apply

Trip Leader

Your job is to make sure the trip runs smoothly and everyone has an awesome time. The job requires a deep understanding of who our participants are and what they are looking for.

We’re looking for people who can commit to at least one year of traveling & working with Hacker Paradise. There will be 3 weeks every several months for you to recharge.

Main goals

– Cultivate Community: It’s a Trip Leader’s job to connect people, keep the community engaged, set the right culture, and make sure Hacker Paradise remains a safe space for everyone to come together and contribute. People that participate in Hacker Paradise trips often end up working together and forging long-lasting bonds.

– Support Growth: At Hacker Paradise, we highly value personal and professional growth. The Trip Leader works to understand the goals of each of our participants and tries to help them achieve those goals during the trip.

– Keep things running smoothly: On the trip, there will be the day-to-day of keeping the program running. Part of the Trip Leader’s job is to deal with the inevitable hiccups that come along the way and to ensure that participants have as smooth of an experience as possible.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities for a trip leader fall into roughly two categories: managing the community and facilitating on the ground.

Community manager responsibilities include:

– Set the culture of the group
– Manage conflict within the community
– Onboard and engage new members of the community
– Connect with the local community through events
– Cultivate connections between members of the community
– Seek feedback from the group and iterate on our processes & structure
– Help manage the Hacker Paradise social media
– Be an active participant on Slack and at social events

Facilitation responsibilities include:

– Organize weekly talks, workshops, and lunches
– Address Wi-Fi issues
– Take care of the projector, the router, and other Hacker Paradise gear
– Handle logistics for arrivals and departures & issues for housing and coworking spaces

Compensation

The best part about Hacker Paradise for us has been the ability to (1) travel the world and (2) be part of a fantastic community, developing friendships that last far beyond the trips themselves.

In terms of financial compensation, you will receive free travel, housing, & coworking when leading a trip and a stipend on top of that for living expenses during the trip.

Work Exchange Program

Spend three months traveling with us in exchange for your work

If you can’t commit to a full year as Trip Leader but still would like to work with us and get a taste of the HP lifestyle, we have opportunities open as work exchange.

— The position is for 12 weeks
— This is an unpaid position based on work exchange
— Your role should involve 30 hours per week of work

Your job is to make sure that we are consistently on top of the operational tasks and delivering high quality social media content, engaging with our community and followers.

What's included

– Accommodation at a private room
– Full time access to a coworking space
– Access to a community of ragtag crew of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, writers, project managers, and all-around cool people that are traveling together as part of the Hacker paradise program

What's not included

It doesn’t include plane tickets, transportation, side-trips, food or anything other than the specified benefits mentioned above.

A little more on us, our Culture and Mission

Work & Travel Easy

 

Hacker Paradise was started in 2014 from the need to escape from the typical startup hustle that can leave people burnt out and disillusioned with the startup world. By allowing people to change their environment, we set up a nomadic community where they are more motivated and inspired to accomplish their goals–whether those be professional or personal.

 

We aim to help people grow professionally while getting out to experience the world. We want to create a community for people who care about experiences more than possessions but still value getting things done and making a difference in our communities.

We believe in some core values: 

Community first; 
Diversity & Inclusivity; 
Engagement & Empathy.
We also have fun.
Lots and lots of fun.

Apply now and join us!

“Warning! Hacker Paradise is highly addictive! This program is ideal for people who are striving to pursue success in their career, but also have a passion for traveling, i.e. “my people”.

Whitney Perkins – Participant – traveled with us to Italy and Colombia