At Travel for Teens, we take recruitment very seriously. We hire staff from around the world, and fluency in English is required. Our staff meets a profile that is designed to insure a quality experience for our participants, consistent with the Travel For Teens philosophy of running substantive, educational trips while having a great time.

We have crafted our unique programs to engender love for travel, hunger for learning, curiosity about differences, recognition of universalities, and an appreciation for global citizenship.

We hire several new staff members for each summer season. Occasionally we also hire full-time staff to work in our Pennsylvania office. Our summer staff is our primary source for permanent hires.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of our hard-working, professional team, read on and fill out an application form!

Full Time Sales Representative

Job Description:

Travel For Teens is on the lookout for talented individuals to lead tours abroad in the summer and join the sales and marketing team the rest of the year. We are looking for candidates who are seasoned travelers with a great attitude and who have sales skills. This is an entry level position primarily providing support to territory managers and travel to meet with clients. There is very good upward mobility potential. You must love travel and be a high energy individual who is flexible with job duties. Extensive overnight travel involved. The ideal candidate has experience working with teenagers and parents, has had a year of marketing/sales experience, well traveled, and able to be overseas all summer. College degree preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compiling leads, handling client outreach, building client relationships, and handling related sales tasks
  • Calling /Emailing potential parents to discuss trips and providing parents with advice on which trips are right for their children
  • Offering prompt, accurate and courteous service to clients
  • Responding to client questions, concerns and inquiries with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Securing new client sales and retention through exceptional customer service

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of sales experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbally
  • Fluency in English and ideally at least one other language
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Salesforce experience a plus
  • Marketing experience a plus
  • Intimate knowledge in locations and cultures where we travel
  • Experience and a passion for working with teens
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Travel experience in the locations where we travel
  • Photography skills are a bonus
Office Internship

Job Description:

Travel For Teens is looking for a college level student to help with our day to day responsibilities at our headquarters, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.  Upon hire, one will assist both our marketing and operation teams.  Successful candidates, are reliable, inquisitive, eager to learn, and self motivated.

Responsibilities:

  • Inputting and processing new sales leads
  • Mailing marketing materials
  • Filing confidential paperwork
  • Answering phones and directing calls to necessary personnel
  • Assisting with organizational projects
  • Answering general client inquiries

Qualifications:

  • College level student
  • Must be able to commit to at least 15 hours a week
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently, and follow instructions
Trip Director/Counselor (Asia)

Job Description:

Travel For Teens is looking for a qualified candidate to be a Trip Director and Counselor on trips throughout Asia.  Potential Trip leaders and counselors, must be over 21 years old and able to commit to at least 2 summers.  Upon hire, one must attend a mandatory training at our headquarters in Wayne, Pa, May 27th-31st, 2015. Successful candidates, are reliable, passionate about travel and different cultures, and have experience working with teens.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the safety of our group
  • Creating and maintaining a positive environment
  • Teaching, and infusing knowledge of the locations we travel
  • Creating life long enjoyable memories
  • Keeping a clear line of communication with parents and office staff
  • Completing day to day tasks, that include errands and odd jobs

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbally
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Intimate knowledge in locations and cultures where we travel
  • Experience and a passion for working with teens
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Travel experience in the locations where we travel
  • Photography skills are a bonus
Trip Director/Counselor (Europe)

Job Description:

Travel For Teens is looking for a qualified candidate to be a Trip Director and Counselor on trips throughout Europe.  Potential Trip leaders and counselors, must be over 21 years old and able to commit to at least 2 summers.  Upon hire, one must attend a mandatory training at our headquarters in Wayne, Pa, May 27th-31st, 2015. Successful candidates, are reliable, passionate about travel and different cultures, and have experience working with teens.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the safety of our group
  • Creating and maintaining a positive environment
  • Teaching, and infusing knowledge of the locations we travel
  • Creating life long enjoyable memories
  • Keeping a clear line of communication with parents and office staff
  • Completing day to day tasks, that include errands and odd jobs

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbally
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language including French, Spanish, German, Greek, and Italian.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Intimate knowledge in locations and cultures where we travel
  • Experience and a passion for working with teens
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Travel experience in the locations where we travel
  • Photography skills are a bonus
Trip Director/Counselor (Latin America)

Job Description:

Travel For Teens is looking for a qualified candidate to be a Trip Director and Counselor on trips throughout Costa Rica, and Panama.  Potential Trip leaders and counselors, must be over 21 years old and able to commit to at least 2 summers.  Upon hire, one must attend a mandatory training at our headquarters in Wayne, Pa, May 27th-31st, 2015. Successful candidates, are reliable, passionate about travel and different cultures, and have experience working with teens.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the safety of our group
  • Creating and maintaining a positive environment
  • Teaching, and infusing knowledge of the locations we travel
  • Creating life long enjoyable memories
  • Keeping a clear line of communication with parents and office staff
  • Completing day to day tasks, that include errands and odd jobs

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbally
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Intimate knowledge in locations and cultures where we travel
  • Experience and a passion for working with teens
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Travel experience in the locations where we travel
  • Photography skills are a bonus
Trip Director/Counselor (Australia & Fiji)

Job Description:

Travel For Teens is looking for a qualified candidate to be a Trip Director and Counselor on trips throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.  Potential Trip leaders and counselors, must be over 21 years old and able to commit to at least 2 summers.  Upon hire, one must attend a mandatory training at our headquarters in Wayne, Pa, May 27th-31st, 2015. Successful candidates, are reliable, passionate about travel and different cultures, and have experience working with teens.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the safety of our group
  • Creating and maintaining a positive environment
  • Teaching, and infusing knowledge of the locations we travel
  • Creating life long enjoyable memories
  • Keeping a clear line of communication with parents and office staff
  • Completing day to day tasks, that include errands and odd jobs

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbally
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Intimate knowledge in locations and cultures where we travel
  • Experience and a passion for working with teens
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Travel experience in the locations where we travel
  • Photography skills are a bonus
Trip Director/Counselor (South Africa)

Job Description:

Travel For Teens is looking for a qualified candidate to be a Trip Director and Counselor on trips throughout South Africa.  Potential Trip leaders and counselors, must be over 21 years old and able to commit to at least 2 summers.  Upon hire, one must attend a mandatory training at our headquarters in Wayne, Pa, May 27th-31st, 2015. Successful candidates, are reliable, passionate about travel and different cultures, and have experience working with teens.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the safety of our group
  • Creating and maintaining a positive environment
  • Teaching, and infusing knowledge of the locations we travel
  • Creating life long enjoyable memories
  • Keeping a clear line of communication with parents and office staff
  • Completing day to day tasks, that include errands and odd jobs

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbally
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Intimate knowledge in locations and cultures where we travel
  • Experience and a passion for working with teens
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Travel experience in the locations where we travel
  • Photography skills are a bonus
The Typical TFT Staff Profile
  • Fluent or highly proficient in at least one language in addition to fluency in English
  • Passionate about cultural learning, travel, and working with teens
  • Experience working with youth or in a camp setting
  • Ability to perform as a role model, team-player mentality, responsible, independent problem solver
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Willingness to work unusual hours with limited time off

All counselors are expected to have superior communication skills in English and at least one other language. We prefer applicants who have spent time in and have acquired intimate knowledge of the locations where we travel. Experience working with 13-18 year olds, preferably in a camp environment, is crucial. Finally a giving, nurturing personality balanced with leadership skills and the ability to set limits is vital. The success of our programs depends on communicating to our participants that they are welcomed and valued. We seek out flexible people who work well on a team, have enormous stamina, and are physically fit. A clear head in unusual circumstances and an ability to change roles quickly are vital.

Staff must expect to have little private time and to share rooms with other staff. Time off is rare and is managed by the Trip Director on a case by case basis.

Counselor responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensuring the safety of the group, encouraging social cohesion and setting a positive tone at all times, on-site teaching, making sure the participants are having the time of their lives, and a wide variety of errands, tasks and odd jobs.

All staff are expected to participate in our Staff Training session held in May in Wayne, PA.

Applicant Requirements
  • At least 21 years old
  • Experience working with teens
  • Able to commit to two summers
  • Experience living, traveling, or working in one or more of our destinations
  • Able to attend mandatory staff training weekend from May 27–31, 2015
Types Of Counselor Positions

CIT’s are Counselors in Training. CIT’s are participants who have traveled with us for a total of three trips over two summers and who demonstrate the interest, passion, and potential to be considered for employment with us.

Junior Counselors are college students or recent graduates who are available to travel for nearly the entire summer. We look for foreign language skills, great social and communications skills, and experience working with youth or in camp environments.

Senior Counselors are required to be college graduates and at least 24 years old. They must demonstrate extensive expertise and experience in a foreign country or region, as well as experience working with youth or in a camp setting. Senior Counselors are either natives of one of our destination countries or have spent significant time studying a foreign language and culture outside of the US.

Trip Leaders are often selected from our pool of returning Senior Counselors. A unique mix of qualities is necessary, including special attention to detail, impeccable communications skills, foreign language fluency, and effective leadership capability.

Compensation

Compensation is subject to a wide variety of factors such as experience in the field, level of education, staff position, and performance. Compensation includes room and board, transportation, and all work-related expenses during our trips.