Work with us

At Imagine Scholar, we are passionate, creative, driven, and committed to lifelong learning. We seek innovative solutions and collaborate with others to challenge the status quo of educational norms. Most importantly, we hold ourselves to the same rigorous standards as the youth in our program.

The Imagine Scholar community is built around a shared purpose, what we call our ‘WHY’. We commit and aim to:

  • Awaken the confidence to step outside our comfort zones
  • Cultivate the extraordinary in ourselves
  • Develop the courage to do the right thing, and
  • Be empowered to inspire our community and the world

Imagine Scholar students play an important role in shaping the future of our program. If you are applying for a ground staff or student-facing position, please expect to speak to current students or alumni as part of your application process!

If this sounds like a team you want to be a part of, check out openings below or visit our profile on for the most up to date vacancies. 

Program Associate

TYPE: Full-time

LENGTH: 6 months, preferred (open to shorter stay)

Start date: early April 2018

End date: (ideally) October 2018, though potential for extension if good fit

LOCATION: Nkomazi, South Africa

INFORMATION: The Program Associate will serve as a youth mentor and assist with a variety of tasks to ensure the program is running smoothly.

Program Associate’s schedule: Wednesday – Sunday; 9:30am – 5:30pm (*however, Imagine Scholar is open Tuesday – Sunday; students attend our program 2:00 – 5:30pm between Tuesday – Friday and 9:00am – 5:30pm between Saturday – Sunday)

What’s in it for you:

The Imagine Scholar community is a group of creative, inspired, driven youth and adults exploring their own development and learning. Being a part of the IS team means being a student. You’ll have access to our expansive library of fiction and nonfiction books, like-minded staff from around the world, curious teenagers who love to share ted talks and articles with you, and the beautiful solitude of rural South Africa (a space to think, reflect, and grow yourself in whatever field you’re interested in).

If you’ve been looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and dive into your own passions, this is a fantastic space to work in. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and while spending your free time on your own personal projects.


Team members will live on site in Kamhlushwa, South Africa with the other Imagine Scholar staff in a simple, private dormitory bedroom. At any given time there are 4-7 international team members on site.

Food, clean drinking water, running water, and unlimited internet access are also all provided for!


The Program Associate will also be provided a 1500 rand stipend per month.

Round trip ground transportation (not airfare) will be arranged and covered by Imagine Scholar.

Team members will be responsible for their round-trip airfare, extra off-site activities should they wish to partake in, ‘eating out,’ and any visas (would be required if you stayed more than 90 days) or shots that may be required/or that you wish to get.

Candidates who commit to a 6-month placement are offered a $500 flight reimbursement check upon the completion of their commitment.

Imagine Scholar offers additional flight credit reimbursement for team members who wish to participate in fundraising for the organization. Please ask about this if interested!


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


Please send your resume and a written or video (a video is preferred!) personal statement as to why you’re interested in this opportunity to Please, no generic cover letters! We want to see who you are, what you’re all about and how you see yourself contributing to the Imagine Scholar family. Our organization is an amazing place to work – our team and students are fun, dynamic, and really personable. Thus, we’re looking for excited and genuine candidates. Tell us about your skills and quirks. Anything that makes you, you! Please also provide the following information:

  1. Where you saw this post
  2. Your first and last available date