How to Land a Job at the Olympics

Work at the 2018, 2020 and 2022 Games

Vancouver 2010 Oympic Games Olympic Ring lights near Vancouver airport, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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Summer Olympic Games are held every four years during leap years, for example in 2016, 2020, etc. The Winter Olympics take place during the even-numbered non-leap years in, for instance, 2018 and 2022. Countries that want to host the games submit bids to the International Olympics Committee, headquartered in Switzerland.  IOC members choose winners seven years in advance, giving the host cities time to prepare for the events.

With each Olympic Games comes a slew of job opportunities, as well as chances to volunteer. The upcoming summer games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, still has both employment and volunteer opportunities available. Job listings are not yet available for the Tokyo, Japan 2020 Summer Games and the Beijing, China 2022 Winter Games. Bookmark this page and check back here as the games get closer.

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games run from February 9 through 25, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. Jobs will be available in planning, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities and accommodation planning, transportation management and IT. Please check the PyeongChang website for employment opportunities, which will be listed as they become available. For more information about the 2018 Winter Games, Like PyeongChang 2018 on Facebook and follow @2018PyeongChang on Twitter.

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan will take place from July 24 to August 9. You can find details about the games on the official Tokyo 2020 website, also available in English and French. Use Google Translator to translate the site into a multitude of other languages.

As of this writing, jobs are not yet listed. This article will be updated when that information is available. Connect with Tokyo 2020 on Facebook and @Tokyo2020 on Twitter.

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing, the capital of China, will host the Olympic Winter Games from February 4 through 20. Official information is available on the Beijing 2022 website in Chinese, English, and French. Employment information is not yet available. This article will be updated when it is.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Careers

The International Olympic Committee, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, oversees all activities surrounding the Olympic Games. You can view current job openings with the IOC on the organization's website.