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Current Openings

All positions have been filled for summer 2022. We will be turning our focus to summer 2023 in the coming months. Please check back in December to submit a leadership application for summer 2023!

COVID-19 Considerations

The health and safety of our leaders and students is our top priority. We continue to monitor the changing COVID landscape and have developed robust health policies and safety protocols that are particular to each destination. Depending on program destination requirements, leaders may be required to self-quarantine before their contract starts, schedule pre-departure testing, and participate in testing throughout the program. More specific guidelines will be provided throughout the hiring and onboarding process.

All leaders are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by staff training in June, 2023.

Application Timeline

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early in the cycle.  Candidates with the skills and qualifications we seek for available positions may be offered an interview in person at our offices in Vermont or 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. First-time leaders can expect decisions about leadership opportunities beginning in March until all positions are filled.

A more exact decision-making timeline will be clarified during your interview as circumstances may differ.

Whenever possible, we prefer candidates lead multiple programs a season.


Before submitting your application below, please 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 follow the links below to apply.

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 teaching or leadership capacity. For Pre-College and Academia teaching positions, please highlight any experience that would make you an effective instructor of your chosen seminars.

Please apply for the programs for which you are the most qualified.  Regardless of how many applications you submit, every candidate will be considered for all open positions across Putney Student Travel and its collaborations.

Check back in December for all 2023 leadership applications!