Working for TFT

Are you passionate about inspiring youth? Do you believe experiential education is crucial to growth and development? TFT staff have the unique opportunity to work with teens in incredible countries all around the globe. Our staff have in-depth knowledge of the destinations we visit and are proven role models and leaders. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Meet the Team

What we’re looking for
  • Passion for experiential learning, travel, and working with teens
  • Experience working with youth (13-18 years old)
  • 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
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 in June in the United States, or May in Europe.
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 while on programs.

Typical Staff Profile

All counselors are expected to have superior communication skills in English and ideally 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 is crucial. 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 individuals who work well on a team, have great stamina, and are physically fit. A clear head in unusual circumstances and an ability to change roles quickly is important.

Staff must expect to have little private time and to share rooms with other staff. Time off is limited 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 that the participants are having the time of their lives, and a wide variety of errands, tasks, and odd jobs.

Summer Staff Positions

Trip Directors (TDs)

Must be a minimum of 25 years old and 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.

Senior Counselors (SCs)

Must be a college graduate and demonstrate extensive expertise and experience in a foreign country or region, as well as experience working with youth.

Junior Counselors (JCs)

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.

Counselors in Training (CITs)

Participants who have been out of highschool for a minimum of one year and are typically TFT alumni. CITs demonstrate interest, passion, and potential to be considered for future employment with us.

Open Positions

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Trip Directors / Counselors

Trip Directors / Counselors

Europe
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Trip Directors / Counselors

North America
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Trip Directors / Counselors

Latin America
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Trip Directors / Counselors

Oceania
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Trip Directors / Counselors

Asia
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Trip Directors / Counselors

Africa
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Counselors in Training (CITs)

All Regions

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