EF Education First: Freelance Tour Director - United States

Do you enjoy meeting new people and exploring new places?

Do you thrive in ever-changing environments and excel under pressure?

Are you passionate about helping young travelers learn more about the world and themselves?

If you answered yes to the above, youve come to the right place!

At EF, the role of a Tour Director is both challenging and rewarding. Tour Directors work alongside EF to help students and teachers from North America discover the world through educational travel. No two days are ever the same, and there is never a dull moment on tour.

Every EF tour director has a love for travel; what truly makes them unique is their passion for sharing their knowledge & experiences and their unrelenting pursuit of lifelong learning. Great organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary for everything including liaising with suppliers, managing tour logistics, engaging with students, and leading fun, educational activities.

Tour Directing is a fantastic and flexible role for someone who enjoys working independently, connects quickly with others, can think on his/her feet, and has a true passion for providing experiential learning opportunities to students.

Check out this video to learn more about the Tour Director role:


We are looking for people who are:

  • Organized
  • Great communicators
  • Passionate
  • Resilient
  • Knowledgeable
  • Professional
  • Flexible
  • Creative problem solvers
  • Positive
  • Enthusiastic

If this sounds like you, complete the following application!

This is a freelance role in the United States only with tours offered from March-June 2020. We review applications on a rolling basis. If your application is successful, you will be invited to take part in an in-person selection round that will take place in the fall.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Employee Testimonials

Helene Vincent
Manager of Product Innovation, Language Immersion Tours

It's a big university town so there are always concerts and cultural events. There are also people from all over the world so you can hear all kinds of languages. It's large enough to be exciting, but small enough that we have a real sense of community.

Kate Berseth
Executive Vice President

I was used to a fast-paced and informal environment in previous companies, but I think what sets EF apart is the physical office space – light, open, minimal, elegant, fun and happy. It sold me the first time I walked into the Boston office.

Angela Xu
EVP, Recruitment and Employee Development

I love the fact that there are so many universities in Boston, a city of culture and intelligence. There are so many meet ups you can join, to meet new people.