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Topdeck Trip Leader - North America 2018

The role of a Trip Leader - North America

A Trip Leader is responsible, together with their follow crew, for the day-to-day running of the trip.  This involves:

  • informing passengers about North America, including country and city introductions as well as conducting driving or walking tours; 
  • liaising with suppliers;
  • managing trip expenses;
  • socializing with passengers and providing support where needed; 
  • initiating group activities; and 
  • providing ‘inside tips’ to passengers and assisting them to plan their own free time.  

As a trip leader you are at times an educator, a friend, a counselor, a parent, a guidebook, an events planner and always a positive influence on the group.  

What we look for in a Trip Leader

We want a trip leader who:

  • has a genuine interest in and love for history;
  • can develop good study habits both before and during their on-road career;
  • demonstrates a true passion for sharing their travel experiences with others;
  • is organized, with the ability to remain flexible where required;
  • can solve problems logically and creatively;
  • has excellent communication skills;
  • prioritises team work; and 
  • demonstrates professionalism at all times.     

How do you become a Trip Leader for Topdeck in North America?


To apply you must be able to work in the United States of America.  You must have:

  • a passport for the United States of America; or
  • permanent residency in the United States of America.

It is up to all road crew to ensure their own eligibility.  We are not able to offer sponsorship or assistance with acquiring working visas.  

Core skills and competencies 

As a trip leader you must:

  • be confident in public speaking; 
  • have relevant life experience in order to deal with difficult situations that occur on the road;
  • have a keen interest in American history and culture; and 
  • have travelled in America.   

How do I Apply?
Please click "Apply Now" below to access our online application form.   We process applications in the order they are received, therefore if you apply earlier on in the process you have more chance of attaining an interview.   

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