company profile image

Trip Director

Travel For Teens

San Francisco, California Florida Keys, Florida Colorado Springs, Colorado Moab, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Los Angeles, California Anchorage, Alaska Bend, Oregon Seattle, Washington Jackson Hole, Wyoming Glacier National Park, Montana West Yellowstone, Montana Stateline, Nevada Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Acadia, Maine

View Profile


Seasons For Hire

End of Season

Payment Schedule


Employee Housing


Job Type

21 Years Old

Minimum Age

1 year

Minimum Experience

Job Description

Are you passionate about inspiring youth? Do you believe experiential education is crucial to growth and development? Travel For Teens staff have the unique opportunity to work with teens in incredible countries all around the globe.
If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you now!

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

Trip Director
Travel For Teens is looking for qualified candidates to be Trip Directors for programs throughout Europe, Oceania, Asia, North America, and Latin America. This position carries the highest level of responsibility and potential program leaders must be at least 25 years old by the start of summer and preference is given to candidates able to commit to at least two summers. Successful candidates are reliable, passionate about travel and different cultures, and have experience working with youth. All staff must attend mandatory training either in person or virtually in late May or early June 2023. Trip Directors typically start as counselors and move up to direct unless they are candidates who have experience in guiding teen travel.

• Ensuring the safety of our group
• Managing a team and executing itineraries
• Creating and maintaining a positive environment
• Teaching and infusing cultural knowledge of the locations we travel
• Creating lifelong enjoyable memories
• Keeping a clear line of communication with parents and office staff
• Completing day-to-day tasks that include errands and odd jobs
• Managing a budget and funds

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Fluency in English
• Leadership skills
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude
• Intimate knowledge of locations and cultures where we travel
• Experience and a passion for working with teens
• Experience managing a team
• Travel experience in the locations where we travel
• Ability to drive a 9-15 passenger van for domestic programs
• Ability to work with little time off and limited personal time
• Photography skills are a bonus