Hey There!

We get sooo many questions on how to become a member of the Bookbag Tours team that we thought we would create a page that can answer your questions, about us, about the job requirement, as well as how to submit your Press Kit / CV.

Because of our Mission in Globalizing Classrooms through Professional Development and making personal human connections with other teachers... we want to share with you 10 important things about our company.....basically, this is how BBT rolls.

  1. We do this because we love it.
  2. We are here to change the world, one trip at a time, we make a difference.
  3. We don't do mediocre. We give 120% to everything and more. We obsess about exceeding expectations and going above and beyond for each other.
  4. We are problem-solvers. We don't complain, we figure it out and do it (oh yea, we are doers too.)
  5. Yes, we promote and sell experiences. We are proud of our trips and professional development. Our goal is to have every teacher feel blown-away or changed for the better by this experience.
  6. Trust is everything. We mean what we say and we do what we say we are going to do. When mistakes happen (and they will) we take responsibility and work our tails off to make things right.
  7. We have a "Kind People Only Policy". Those who demonstrate mean-spirited, dishonest or mean-girl/boy egotistical/superior behavior are not welcome. This also extends to ageism, racism, or other ism that stems from bigotry and hate. (If you think taking the subway is too beneath you, filled with too many people or too dirty for you....no need to apply.)
  8. We are not for everyone. Our optimism is unstoppable. Trip Leaders cannot be shy and must be available for our teachers 24/7 during a trip....with that being said, we take our work seriously, but not ourselves.
  9. We started something that matters. We are a for-profit, making a change in this world with our Trip experiences and also through our philanthropic arm "Teach With Love". Our paid programs/trips, allow us to give back and continue to give amazing experiences to both Teachers and Students around the world.
  10. We have fun doing it all.

We understand that we may have more guidelines than most other Professional Development programs. It’s not intended to be restrictive or overly difficult — we’ve just learned a lot of hard-won lessons over the years. We take brand integrity, customer experience, and our mutual industry relationships very seriously. Plus, we take the fact that a Bookbag Tours trip is a big investment to heart! It’s a significant amount of money for teachers to invest in and it’s vital that we all hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and our guidelines help make that happen.

Positions (not yet open.):

Bookbag Tours Trip Leader - Marketing

Here are the BBT Trip Leader Requirements:

  1. Must be a BBT Alumni (must have traveled with us so as to understand what our vision and mission is first-hand, and see how much work being a Trip Leader is....it isn't so easy!)
  2. Currently, or in the past, held a leadership position in the Education Industry or worked in a District or University/College Leadership position
  3. Or...Must have experience Public Speaking and/or an online presence with a large following (50K min) of similar audience to BBT clientele.
  4. Must be aligned on every level with the integrity, spirit and mission of our company (see above 10 important things about our company list.)
  5. Works well leading a team and is a cultivator of positive relationships with their team, trip leaders, and international partners.
  6. Must have a creative, selfless social media plan for promoting the program before, during and after the trip as well as a concrete plan for offering support and adding value to our BBT clientele.

Positions (not yet open.):

Bookbag Tours Trip Leader - Logistics

Here are the BBT Trip Guide Requirements:

  1. Must be a BBT Alumni (must have traveled with us so as to understand what our vision and mission is first-hand, and see how much work being a Trip Leader is....it isn't so easy!)
  2. Currently, or in the past, held a leadership position in the Education Industry or worked in a District or University/College Leadership position
  3. Must have high energy, confidence and be personable
  4. Works well leading a team and is a cultivator of positive relationships with their team, trip leaders, and international partners.
  5. Must be EXTREMELY organized.
  6. Must be aligned on every level with the integrity, spirit and mission of our company (see above 10 important things about our company list.)

Want to Apply?

If you want to travel deeper into our world, submit your detailed resume and cover letter to our Director, [email protected]. Office hours are M-F 9am-6pm. Please allow up to 4 weeks for a reply during busy season. If you need to confirm receipt of resume, email [email protected]

Updated 6/2019