About SFS


Work that Makes a Difference

At SFS, we employ individuals who are motivated to help inspire a new generation of global citizens, who want to better not only themselves, but the planet as well. Our employees come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a passion for promoting international experiential education.

Hiring Timeline

The majority of SFS field positions adhere to an academic calendar. Our new hires typically start in late January and late August.  During these peak application periods, we are reviewing a large number of candidates for multiple positions and it is possible that the process could take two to three months.  We strive to make our hiring decisions as quickly as possible. At any point in the hiring process, we are happy to give a candidate an update on their application status. Please email us at jobs@fieldstudies.org if you have any questions.

Where you Work

SFS Headquarters: USA—Beverly, Massachusetts

Centers: Curious about what life would be like at an SFS field station? Please click on the following links to learn more about each of our Centers.

Meaningful Work

  • Opportunity to engage in amazing projects that benefit local communities
  • Give students their first experience in field research
  • Meaningful work that creates a sense of purpose and connection to the mission
  • Inspire future environmental leaders
  • Live in a small community abroad
  • Supportive colleagues in the U.S. and around the world

Benefits of Working for SFS


  • Health and dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with employer contributions
  • Flexible spending accounts (health and dependent day care)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Ten (10) federal holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with match provided by SFS
  • Full employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Full employer-paid short-and long-term disability insurance
  • Worldwide travel assistance
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Domestic partner coverage
  • Flexible schedules
  • Employee family discount (to attend SFS programs)


  • Free on-site room & board
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunity for faculty sabbaticals
  • International health insurance reimbursements
  • Full employer-paid long-term disability insurance
  • Full employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Medical Evacuation & Repatriation insurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Professional development assistance for faculty positions

SFS Equal Opportunity Statement

SFS is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, caste, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetics, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin, or veteran status.

Due to national regulations in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment for all TCI positions.