Program Summary

Applications for Summer 2022 Now Open!

Immerse yourself into a fantastic Work and Travel experience in California, USA. Located off the coast of California on the beautiful Santa Catalina Island, on this program you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of positions and experience unique cultural exchange.
The Island Ventures company comprises of 3 Retail stores, Food and Beverage locations and 2 boutique hotels. Island Ventures retail stores offer an extensive array of high-quality apparel, accessories, and gifts, featuring big brands and exclusive Catalina Island merchandise. The hotels provide guests with world-class facilities and a fantastic environment in which to savour all that Catalina Island has to offer.
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Imagine spending your summer break from university living the Californian Dream... You can do just that with our Island Ventures Resort Program! On this program, participants will spend their summer on Catalina Island, CA, working in one of the following positions:
  • Barista / Server
  • Retail
  • Housekeeping
  • Hotel Front Desk (for applicants with prior experience)
Participants will be paid an hourly wage of $14.00 USD per hour and will be guaranteed at least 32 hours of work per week, however, typical schedules can be between 35-45 hours per week during peak times.
Company housing is provided for all participants for the duration of the program and will cost $125.00 USD per week (automatic payroll deduction). The housing is fully-furnished, shared apartments. Participants will be required to share a room with between 1-3 other program participants, depending upon the size of the room. There is no transportation on the island; housing is located a short walk to local amenities and all work locations (maximum 20-minute walk). 
There are plenty of opportunities to engage in cultural exchange activities on the island during your time off, including island safari excursions, zip-lining and dolphin boat tours. Based off the coast of L.A, participants will also be able to explore everything California has to offer during their days off, making this program the perfect mix of working, travelling... and having fun!


  • Applicants are required to be available for the full program dates in order to be considered. The program runs from end May/ mid June - mid September.


  • If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an online video interview with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team.
  • If successful through the interview with YJ, candidates will then be invited to a final interview with a member of the Island Ventures team via Skype.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change