Current Openings

    We are currently accepting applications for all positions with Putney Student Travel, New York Times Student Journeys, National Geographic Student Expeditions, and The American Public Media Summer Podcast Institute.  

    How to Apply

    Carefully browse our website and familiarize yourself with the program categories, destinations, and itineraries for which you are most qualified. Read through the Leadership Requirements page, and if you meet our eligibility requirements and want to explore the possibility of working as a leader for Putney Student Travel, National Geographic Student Expeditions, The Summer Podcast Institute with American Public Mediaor New York Times Student Journeys, please proceed to our online application form below.

    Application Timeline

    Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis from December through May.  When possible, candidates that are offered an interview should arrange to meet our Hiring Director’s in-person at our offices in southern Vermont or at one of our scheduled interviewing events. Candidates who are not able to meet in person will be offered interviews via video call.  

    We appreciate your patience during the hiring process as we take care to put together holistic leadership teams for each program. We are proud to have a high percentage of returning leaders each year and we give preference to those leaders for positions in January and February. First-time leaders can expect decisions about leadership opportunities beginning in mid-March until all positions are filled.

    A more exact decision-making timeline may be clarified during your interview.

    Due to the length and timing of our programs, the majority of leaders are hired to lead a single program, however when possible, a leader may be hired to lead two trips consecutively.

    In-Person Interview Dates and Locations

    We prefer to  meet and interview candidates in-person.  If you live within a reasonable distance to travel to Putney, VT we would love to have you visit our offices.

    Putney Directors may be in your area this winter.  We will continuously update cities and dates below.

    Check back soon for more interview destinations and specific dates in:

    Williams College, MA – March 9
    Providence, RI – TBD


    Please fill in your information and answer the questions in the boxes below.

    If you are contacted for an interview, you can expect part of the interview to be conducted in the target language (if applicable) of the program for which you are applying.

    In your resume and cover letter, be sure to highlight your language abilities, as well as time spent in countries outside of the U.S., specifically the countries where you are interested in leading programs. Please also elaborate on your experience working with students in a teacher or leadership capacity. For Pre-College teaching positions, please highlight any experience that would make you an effective teacher of your chosen seminars. For Summer Podcasting Institute teaching positions, please highlight any experience that would make you an effective leader of any specific tracks (see website for track descriptions).

    Putney Student Travel is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our students, leaders, and staff.

    General Information

    Can you attend orientation in Vermont in late May/early June 2018?
    Note: orientation for Pre-College, Middle School Costa Rica, and American Public Media take place on location a week prior to the start of the program.

    Can you drive stick-shift?

    Are you currently certified in CPR/First Aid?

    Indicate if you hold any advanced certifications:

    How did you hear about Putney?


    Travel Experience

    Check every country, city, and region in which you have significant travel experience:

    AlaskaAustraliaBaliBarcelonaBelizeBotswanaCanadaCaliforniaBhutanCambodiaChinaColombiaColoradoCosta RicaCubaCzech RepublicDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEnglandFijiFlorenceFranceGermanyGreeceHollandIcelandIndiaIrelandIsraelItalyJapanJordanLaosLondonMoroccoNamibiaNepalNew YorkNew ZealandPatagoniaPeruRwandaSpainSan FranciscoSwitzerlandTanzaniaThailandTokyoVietnamWashington DCYellowstone National Park

    List any other countries or regions in which you have significant experience:

    Qualified Programs

    Select the branch you are most qualified for from the drop down menu. Regardless of which type of program and branch you select, all candidates will be considered for all available positions between Putney Student Travel, Pre-College, National Geographic Student Expeditions, American Public Media, and New York Times Student Journeys programs.

    If you are applying for Pre-College programs, please list which seminar, workshop, or position you are most qualified for and interested in.

    Upload and Submit

    Your resume and cover letter must be named appropriately in order for us to most efficiently process your application. Please include your full name and the title of the document in the file name as shown in the examples below.

    “First-Name Last-Name – Resume.pdf”
    “First-Name Last-Name – Cover Letter.pdf”

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