SWAT Jobs

Are you SWAT material?
Read this and find out what it takes.

15 years ago we started a company that would offer college students affordable, high quality vacation packages featuring nonstop itineraries and unrivaled entertainment. While we knew the idea was big, it’s safe to say that we never truly realized the potential and opportunity ahead of us.

As we celebrated our 15th anniversary during Spring Break 2012, our team’s dedication, drive, and unrelenting commitment to making 2012 the best year of SWAT Spring Break is what allowed our dream to come to fruition.

Because of the outstanding teamwork exhibited by our on-site management staff, we successfully made Spring Break 2012 the largest Spring Break trip that we’ve ever produced. Our Operations & Logistics team made sure the events went as planned and that the “nuts and bolts” of the trip went smoothly. Our Security team kept everyone safe while making sure things didn’t get too out of hand. Our Medical team made sure that travelers who were sick or injured were well taken care of. The Production team built an unreal stage, lighting, and sound system. And last, but certainly not least, our Campus Rep team helped us make sure that everyone on their respective campuses knew SWAT was the company to travel with as over 7,000 college students celebrated their time away from school.

As SWAT continually grows, becomes a stronger company, and expands to new areas across the United States, we’ll need more manpower. Starting this June, we’ll be hiring between eight and 10 salespeople. We’ll also be hiring three to five people to work in our Marketing and Operations departments. If you’re interested in working with us, we’d love to talk with you.

Before you send us your résumé, make sure you don’t mind working long hours. We spend an entire year planning trips. There’s a common misconception out there that our staff just goes on Spring Break and parties for four weeks. It’s actually totally the opposite. Working with SWAT is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. We work extremely hard and refuse to work with anyone but the best. 90% of our independent contractors and employees have been a student representative at their college or high school in the past. We have a lot of fun while running the West Coast’s largest Spring Break trips, but having the ability to have fun while getting the job done is critical. It takes a lot to pull these events off and without top-notch people running around “behind the scenes,” you wouldn’t have a top-notch trip.

In order to maintain the integrity of our infrastructure, we've got a few prerequisites: If you're ready to dig deep and get into sales, you need experience with being a Campus Rep in high school or college.  If you don't have that experience, then please click the "Join The SWAT Rep Team" link at the top of the page to apply.  Internships require no prior experience but your knowledge of our company and how we operate are a huge plus.  Lastly, everyone who works for SWAT must be at least 18 years old and at least 21 years old to attend high school trips as Staff.

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to be a member of the SWAT family, then please send a cover letter and your résumé to jobs@swatup.com. We’re looking for fun, outgoing, and self-motivated people who are ready to learn more about planning events, sales, and marketing than they will anywhere else. Some of our past salespeople are now working for Fortune 500 companies, in politics, and have even started businesses of their own. Let us know where you see yourself fitting within our organization and why you think you’d be a great addition to our team. If you’re applying for a job or internship with our Marketing or Operations departments, then know that you’ll need to work out of our office in Orange County. Unfortunately, regional positions for those departments aren’t available. If you’re into sales, you can work just about anywhere.

Thank you for helping us make Spring Break 2012 an Experience Unlike Any Other!

Thomas "TJ" Jaenichen, President
Matt Gostanian, Senior Vice President