- Do I have to be a trained performer for the Pop Music Tour?
You do not need to be a trained performer if you have extensive teaching experience. However, you do need to be able to play guitar and sing to a high standard.
- Do I have time off to sight-see?
You will receive a minimum of 6 full days off a month, however some days you will work for 4 hours, and others for 6 – some days you will need to drive to another destination and sometimes you will not. Each day is different. It is fine if you wish to visit locations of interest as long as it does not disrupt the tour. Aside from the contractual days off, there is a paid break for Easter.
- Do I have to be able to drive to apply?
No, but it’s advantageous and could give you an edge over another candidate We need at least 1 strong driver per tour. You MUST be able to drive manual with the corresponding license. You’ll also need to obtain an International license before leaving home.
- Do I need a work visa or EU Passport?
Yes, you will need one of the following:
- -EU passport
- -Working Holiday Visa (applicable ONLY to Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South Korean applicants)
Any successful non-EU applicants will be required to pay a nominal fee (approx. €170) when arriving in Italy towards your entry stamp. You’ll also need a passport photo.
Please note that the UK is not included as an EU passport.
- Do I need to obtain a Working Holiday Visa before applying?
You must have a Working Holiday Visa, which is valid up until the end of May 2022, to work for Educo. We understand that this job may be a driving force for many people wanting to apply for a Working Holiday Visa, however this should not be the sole reason for applying. A Working Holiday Visa is intended for those wanting to travel a country for half of the time and work for the other half.
You can apply via our online application form. After 31st October (our application closing date) we will be letting applicants know if they have been short-listed. At this point, short-listed non-EU applicants will be requested to send us a copy of/ proof of application of their Working Holiday Visa for Italy.
Please note, if you apply for a Working Holiday Visa, this does not guarantee you a position with us.
- How do I apply?
Click here to begin the application process.
- How much money will I be paid?
Whilst on tour, facilitators earn €250 per week (paid monthly). There is also an opportunity to earn a bonus of between €0 and €30 per week, which is paid six months after the successful completion of the tour. Accommodation, transport, car and work insurance is provided. Artistes receive €150 per week for rehearsals (paid weekly) plus accommodation, breakfast and lunches. Please note, we do not cover travel costs to and from Italy.
- What age are most of the actors?
The minimum age for our actors is 18, and the bulk of our actors are aged between 22 and 30.
- What happens in Sanremo for the rehearsal period?
Training takes place in Sanremo, a bustling coastal town on the Italian riviera near the French border. The training period involves learning the different course repertoire and how to put together your lessons. You will also be told whereabouts your tour will take place and general administration information.
- How much of Italy will I see?
The majority of your tour will be in the north. This includes the beautiful regions of Lombardia, Veneto and Piemont. There may be travel to central and southern parts of the country but we do not guarantee any specific locations.
- What is the accommodation situation like?
Accommodation will be in shared hotel rooms or in Educo apartments depending on where your tour takes place. You will almost always have to share a room with your colleagues.
- When do tours start and how long do they run for?
Tours run from January to the end of May (training period included), though we reserve the right to end some or all tours earlier than anticipated depending on the number of bookings we receive.
- Do I need to speak any Italian?
Knowledge of the Italian language is obviously useful for you, but it is not a pre-requisite for the job.
- Who can I contact for more info?
Please contact us by email at email@example.com.