Tour Crew Positions

  • PETA
  • Remote (USA (Nationwide))
  • Jul 05, 2024
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description

Our tour teams are seeking outgoing crew members and leaders to join our education and outreach crews. With multiple crews on the road, you have endless opportunities for adventure and to make a difference! 

TeachKind tours bring our animatronic educators, Carly the cow and Ellie the elephant, to elementary schools nationwide, encouraging kids to get active for animals!

peta2 tours educate the public and distribute literature on college campuses with our Abduction tour, at music festivals and tours, or in other public spaces. 

Position Objective: 

To travel on TeachKind and peta2’s tours. You may be considered for the following tours: Carly the Cow and Ellie the Elephant tours, Abduction virtual-reality campus tour, or peta2’s concert tours. 

What to Expect: 

This is a full-time, traveling position and you are expected to travel extensively (driving a box truck or other large vehicles from city to city) on tours starting immediately after being hired. You’ll live on the road throughout tour seasons each year: winter/spring, summer, and fall. Altogether, this equates to 7 - 9 months on the road each year, give or take, with breaks in between tour seasons.   

Looking for something shorter? We also have temporary positions that last 1-2 months.

While on the road, in addition to hourly pay, a daily food stipend is provided and hotel and travel costs are paid. You will represent PETA, handle administrative tasks for the tour, and deliver a compelling message against cruelty to animals to young people.  

Between tours, you may assist other departments at PETA with tasks that reflect your strengths. This could include helping the Campaign’s team with demos, outreach at festivals, or working remotely to help the TeachKind team with projects. 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties: 

• Ability to travel full-time starting immediately and until the completion of each tour 

• Confidence in and ability to drive a large box truck safely from stop to stop on tour 

• Carefully load and unload tour materials at each tour stop 

• Give educational presentations about empathy and kindness to animals to large groups of students 

• You may handle administrative tasks (such as expense reports, thorough nightly reports, inventory reports) and more 

• Help with PETA expenses for the tour team 

• Liaise with PETA office staffers about daily event reports and weekly highlight reports 

• Help coordinate the travel logistics for assigned tours and events 

• Knowledgeably perform animal rights outreach for several hours each day

• Perform maintenance addressing any technical issues right away with the team

• Build connections to promote objectives 

• Report on and fulfill campaign objectives such as advocacy material distribution and more 

• You may act as a spokesperson for pitches to the media 

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor 

Requirements

• You must be comfortable driving for long periods and driving bigger vehicles, like box trucks 

• Willingness and ability to travel full-time and extensively 

• Extensive activism experience 

• Leadership skills, a plus 

• Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 

• Proven knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns 

• Demonstrated willingness and ability to initiate conversations about animal rights and communicate effectively with a variety of people 

• Ability to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds 

• Interest/experience with working with young students, a plus for TeachKind Tours  

• Prepared and able to commit to working outside in all weather conditions

• Professional appearance and demeanor 

• Strong verbal and written communications skills 

• Problem-solving abilities and responsible judgment is a must

• Adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle 

• Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. repeatedly 

• Ability to walk and stand for several hours at a time 

• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues 

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license and passport, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record 

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization 

The salary range for the Tour Crew Member is $17.21 - $21.18.

The salary range for the Tour Crew Administrator is $17.73 - $21.82.  

The ultimate salary within this range that will be offered to a qualified candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and the cost of living in the area in which the candidate will live and work. 

A list of benefits available to qualified employees is available here.