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! Scroll down to learn more and view all available summer travel jobs, as well as part-time and full-time career opportunities.

Meet the Team

What we’re looking for in our summer staff
  • Passion for experiential learning, travel, and working with teens
  • Experience working with youth (12-19 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
  • At least 21 years old within the calendar year
  • Experience living, traveling, or working in one or more of our destinations
  • Able to attend a staff training weekend in early June 2024 in the United States (Pocono Mountains northern Pennsylvania) or attend virtually if you are unable to travel.
  • Staff who can commit to two summers will have preference

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

Typical Summer Staff Profile

We prefer applicants who have spent time in and have acquired intimate knowledge of the locations where we travel. Experience working in a leadership capacity with middle school or high school-age students is a plus. 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.

Counselor responsibilities include, but are not limited to: executing the program itinerary, 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.

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.

Summer Staff Positions

Trip Directors (TDs)

Must be a minimum of 24 years old within the calendar year and are often selected from our pool of returning Counselors. A unique mix of qualities is necessary, including special attention to detail, impeccable communication skills, foreign language fluency, and effective leadership capability.

Senior Counselors (SCs)

Must have worked with us for at least one summer and demonstrate extensive expertise and experience in a foreign country or region, as well as experience working with youth.


We look for passionate travelers with great social and communication skills and experience working with youth. The difference between a Counselor and a Senior Counselor is that a counselor is the title for someone their first summer on staff.

Counselors in Training (CITs)

Participants who have been out of high school 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

Logistics / Sales / Finance

Full-Time Sales Representative

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Trip Directors / Counselors

Trip Director

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Travel Photography Instructor / Travel Photographer

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Counselors in Training (CITs)

All Regions
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Airport Coordinator / Flight Chaperone

Flight Leader/Chaperone

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Airport Coordinator - JFK

New York, New York
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Airport Coordinator - LAX

Los Angeles, California
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Airport Coordinator - MIA

Miami, Florida
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