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Are you looking for a job in the outdoors?  Please find a list of job opportunities below:

Australian Camps Association - People Outdoors: Disability Support Worker - Recreation (VIC)

ACA_INDIGENOUS_V_PEOPLE_AFA.pngPeople Outdoors have an outstanding opportunity for motivated Disability Support Workers to combine their passion for working with people with a disability with their love for the outdoors and adventure activities.

To view the Position Description, please click here.

To apply please email a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current and complete resume to peopleoutdoors@auscamps.asn.au.
An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

 

For further information please contact the People Outdoors Office on (03) 9863 6824 or via email.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Australian Camps Association
Finance Officer - ACA Positive Start

ACA_INDIGENOUS_V_PEOPLE-OUTDOORS.pngPosition Title: Finance Officer – 4 days a week (Part time/ Contract - 0.8)
Reports to: Senior Accountant - Positive Start
Contract Period: Immediate Start – 31 July 2023

Australian Camps Association (ACA) is the national peak body for camps and associated providers.

We develop, support and promote the delivery of camp experiences that provide positive community, social and personal outcomes.

The Positive Start in 2022 project is an exciting initiative of the Victorian Government to deliver 81,200 students on school term and school holiday camps in 2022/2023.

View Position Description here.

Key responsibilities:

  • Process funds received and disbursed
  • Manage and reconcile client and supplier accounts
  • Process invoices, liaise with clients and other ad hoc duties to help out the team
  • Prepare and submit reports when required
  • Successfully contribute to all financial aspects of the project plan, team, resources, systems and processes
  • Successfully contribute to the overall integrity of the project ensuring all compliance and audit requirements are met with timely and quality delivery of all project aspects
  • Provide accurate and timely information
  • Develop and maintain important relationships with all project stakeholders and the broader ACA team and stakeholders.
  • Monitor all project resources to ensure they meet deliverables
  • Support the Senior Accountant and Chief Finance/Operations Officer and work closely with all project stakeholders

Please send through your resume to sanchi@auscamps.asn.au

Closing date for applications – 30th November 2022

 
 

 
 

Australian Camps Association
Customer Service Officer - ACA Positive Start

ACA_INDIGENOUS_V_PEOPLE-OUTDOORS.pngPosition Title: Customer Care Officer – 4 days a week (Part time/ Contract - 0.8)
Reports to: Camps Operations Manager - Positive Start 
Contract Period: Immediate Start – 30 June 2023

Background
Australian Camps Association (ACA) is the national peak body for camps and associated providers. We develop, support and promote the delivery of camp experiences that provide positive community, social and personal outcomes.

The Positive Start in 2022 project is an exciting initiative of the Victorian Government to deliver 81,200 students on school term and school holiday camps in 2022/2023.

The Role
Support the Managers and Positive Start team as needed to deliver key program objectives within scope of the Positive Start initiative, to include but not limited to:

  • Primary point of contact for ACA Positive Start customers, (camp operators, schools and parents).
  • Respond to enquiries by email and phone in a timely manner.
  • Escalate issues to Managers as required.
  • Assist with routine reporting with ACA and Government.
  • Provide support as needed to deliver key program objectives within scope of the Positive Start initiative.

View Position Description here.

Please send through your resume to sanchi@auscamps.asn.au

Closing date for applications – 30th November 2022

 
 

 
 

Outdoor Education Group (OEG)
Manager Programs and Sites

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As Manager Programs and Sites, you will provide leadership to the team in Western Australia and work alongside the management team in the Outdoor Education Directorate.

You will ultimately be accountable for all aspects of the site and operations. You will be involved in budget planning and monitoring of operational and capital budgets to ensure our product and site and facilities meet OEG’s quality and compliance benchmarks and margins.

You will oversee a team, actively promoting a team-based approach to obtain common goals, whilst encouraging and creating clear processes for team to develop and thrive in our organisation.

You will ensure that all our programs on and off site are delivered to the highest standards of consistency and quality, meeting the needs of students, schools and staff. You will ensure that all programs are delivered efficiently to the expectation of clients and profitably with an overview of compliance and risk management.

You will provide senior level strategic advice and support process change to achieve an environment of continuous improvement. We expect you to implement initiatives and strategies to drive cultural alignment, employee engagement and professional development, whilst improving efficiencies and accountability across the site.

You will build strong, trusted relationships, manage internal and external stakeholders and thrive amidst complexity and ambiguity 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide high quality support to both internal and external stakeholders to retain and grow business
  • Ensure quality and compliance of site, gear and program delivery is meeting the required standards
  • Accountable for financial and administrative needs of the site, including planning and managing budgets, client contracting/ quoting. Ensuring system and processes are followed.
  • Oversight of workforce planning, recruitment, and onboarding.
  • Supervise and support direct reports whilst providing inspirational leadership to the entire team
  • Manage client expectations in line with organisational needs
  • Represent the interests of the site to internal and external stakeholders.

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Business Administration, Facilities Management or Recreation and Tourism or demonstrated experience (3+ years) in camp of facilities management.
  • Passion for Outdoor Education.
  • Experience managing teams.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both interpersonal and written and the ability to provide high level customer service to a diverse business.
  • Displays flexibility and responsiveness and has the initiative, attitude and ability to thrive within a dynamic, challenging and changing environment.
  • Experienced and effective at communicating across teams and departments in a manner that supports effective feedback and reporting.
  • Previous experience balancing a hands-on, roll your sleeves up approach with a strategic mindset and bigger picture lens.
  • A collaborative working style, ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate a proactive approach to engaging internal and external stakeholders.
  • Working with Children Check.
  • National Police Check (international applicants).

BENEFITS:

  • We are offering a salary of $100,000 + Super based on experience. 
  • Full time Employment
  • Location: Bush Camp Margaret River – Karridale, WA
  • 5 weeks annual leave a year!!!!

Applications will close COB Friday 23rd of December 2022.

Please include in your application:

  • Your current CV
  • A Cover Letter address key criteria

Simply Click on the Apply Now button or click here to view the Position Description.

If you require further information please call Ash Creighton on (03)5770 8256

The Outdoor Education Group is a proud Child Safe Organisation.  You will be required to maintain a Current Working with Children Check while employed by the Outdoor Education Group. Please include a copy in your application or note your willingness and ability to obtain this check to meet our requirements. 

The Outdoor Education Group strongly welcomes applications from our diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. All employment decisions are based on merit and we pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer

They say a picture is worth a thousand words - watch our video to learn more about the incredible work we do.

 
 

 
 

The Great Aussie Bush Camp (NSW)
Activity Instructor

greataussiebushcamp.jpgAre you looking to work on the beautiful East coast of Australia?

We are looking for outgoing, motivated people who feel comfortable in the outdoors to join our team of activity instructors.

A career as an Activity Instructor is a fun and dynamic role that requires a special kind of person. You will be supervising the health and welfare of a group of students and engaging them in a range of structured activities on and off site during the length of their stay (generally three days).

Each day brings a variety of new opportunities, as you continue to challenge each group, turning their potential into success. You get to see their utmost enjoyment as they achieve their potential.

As well as facilitating your group through the many activities at camp you will also be required to help out at meal times, facilitate night shows ranging from a disco or trivia night to commando through the bush. The highlight is capping the whole day off by telling a thrilling story around the camp fire at night to an enthralled audience.

At times you will have some late finishes and early starts, for this reason we do offer onsite accommodation to our employees.

A bit about our two centres:

Our Tea Gardens centre has been operating for over 20 years, its sits on 70 acres, has 47 onsite activities and can house 900 students.

Our Kincumber centre is located on the beautiful Kincumber broadwater, It has 18 on site activities, can sleep 330 students and sits on 50 acres .

You will also need to maintain a current bronze medallion and First Aid Certificate (both of which can be obtained during the training process).

No prior experience is required as all training is provided in house .

We are committed to ensure that every child and young person has the right to be safe and protected. All applicants must undergo a screening process prior to appointment.

To apply follow the link below or send an up to date resume and cover letter to jobs@bushcamp.com.au.

Or apply via Seek

 
 

 
 

Iluka Retreat (VIC)
Glamping Caretaker

ilukalogo.jpgCasual/ part time - This role includes taking care of the glamping village.

Ideally you are proficient in office admin and day to day operations including guest check in/basic admin and email  correspondence/events/operations/cleaning/of facilities and tents plus great customer service.

This role suits someone who likes to work in the outdoors, with people and has great attention to detail. This role requires a person with reasonable fitness and agility. Junior applicants must be 16 years or above.

Please email Amanda@ilukaretreat.com.au with your expression of interest including your availability on weekends.

 
 

 
 

Out Beyond (VIC)
Program Facilitators 

outbeyond.pngOutBeyond has the opportunity for you to work with us as a Program Facilitator on our experiential learning school camp programs.

We deliver camp program for year 6 - 10 students across Victoria. Specifically, The Otways, The Grampians, The Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Melbourne CBD  The activities we deliver include, Kayaking, Mountain bike riding, Hiking, Surfing.

The Role: You will be responsible for the safety and maximising the learnings of a group of up to 20 students. In particular the learnings arising from an OutBeyond designed Leadership Development Program. The value of this program is what attracts many schools to OutBeyond. 

You will have:

  • Outdoor ed quals or working toward these
  • First aid quals
  • Working with Children Card
  • A passion for the outdoors, and,
  • An interest in young energetic and enquiring young minds

A Victorian drivers license is desirable but not essential 

  • You will be supported in the field by an on program manager.
  • Our program schedules are structured - you are not left to decide "what next''
  • We have our own radio channel to ensure the safety and support of you and your student group
  • We have 24 hour operational support - kitchen, transport, head office... for our Facilitators 

You will -  have excellent communication skill, be collegial (you may be working with up to 20 OB colleagues) be and be a problem solver 
  

If you are interested in working with OutBeyond and our dynamic and highly capable team please upload your CV to our website and we will take it from there.  

https://www.outbeyond.com.au/careers/working-with-outbeyond

 
 

 
 

Forest Edge Recreation Camp (Western Australia)
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR

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Forest Edge Recreation Camp is an award winning small business, situated on 105 acres of beautiful, undulating land in Waroona, located only 90 minutes away from Perth CBD.

Our exceptional team facilitate and manage around 70 camps per year, offering a range of outdoor education activities, and we are considered one of the leading providers of outdoor recreation programs in WA. 

We are currently seeking passionate candidates seeking to establish a career as an Outdoor Activity Instructor, and welcome applications from all interested individuals.

Working alongside our team, you will bring to the role an enthusiastic, positive attitude, excellent work ethic and a natural ability to form positive relationships with others, especially children and teens. You will demonstrate excellent group management and communication skills.

You will be a willing and motivated learner, with loads of energy, and always up for a challenge! Your people skills demonstrate a real desire to connect with others and you value being part of a team of professionals.

It is important that you are resilient, trustworthy and dependable, and able to follow established protocols carefully to maintain a safe environment for everyone in our workplace. You will have the ability to empathise and support individuals in situations which are physically and emotionally demanding.

This is not just a job, but a lifestyle and career opportunity that most employers simply cannot match! As well as relevant training, we even provide accommodation AND meals during your camp experience. 

A current Driver’s License is essential for this role and we will assist suitable applicants to gain all other relevant qualifications/certifications, such as First Aid, Bronze Medallion and a Working with Children’s Check.

HOW TO APPLY

Please call (08) 9520 8675 and follow the voicemail instructions.

The team at Forest Edge Recreation Camp are excited to hear from you!

 
 

 
 

AGH Camps - Sydney (New South Wales)
Outdoor Activities Instructor

AGH-Camps-Sydney-Logo.pngAGH Camps is a new player in the outdoor education market, we are family owned and operated with over 25years experience of running outdoor education. We are seeking Instructors to help guide our camp to be one of the leading providers of Outdoor Recreation in NSW.

Based in South West Sydney this camp is ideally positioned on the cliffs of the Nepean River and is fast becoming a popular location for school camps.  

With Activities such as High Ropes, Maxi Zips, Gorge Swing, Canoeing, Archery, we offer schools aged children from Kindergarten to Year 12 the opportunity to build their confidence and experience the thrill these activities have to offer.

With Term 4 fast approaching, we are after instructors for a fixed term contract to join our team.  If your preference is to remain casual, we are able to discuss this with the right candidates. There is also potential for permanent work and promotions for the right people

The ideal staff will:

  • provide exceptional customer service for our outdoor activity-based programs by safely facilitating and utilising activities run at AGH Camps.
  • This will require you to teach skills and techniques in activities mentioned above.
  • Love the outdoors 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating activities for groups of all ages and backgrounds, liaising with teachers and other activity instructors.
  • Interacting with campers and helping provide them with a unique and memorable experience.
  • Performing maintenance and daily checks on activities and equipment.
  • Capacity and willingness to be familiar, understand and comply with organisational policy & procedures.
  • Ability to manage critical situations with a professional and calm manner.
  • Maintain relevant qualifications & skills including Rescue training.

Essential Criteria

  • Right to work in Australia
  • Valid Working with Childrens Check number
  • A love of the outdoors
  • Can do attitude
  • Great communication skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Background in outdoor education/activities
  • Certificate III/IV in a relevant field

The right candidate needs to be hard working and professional with both staff and clients. Industry experience isn't essential; however, it would be a huge asset to pick up all aspects of the camp.

If you want to find out more about us, visit www.aghcamps.com.au or send us through your CV & Cover letter telling us more about yourself.

 
 

 
 

The Urban Challenge (New South Wales)
Casual Guide

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The Urban Challenge experience redefines outdoor education. Each program is an innovative, unfolding adventure which enables high school students in years 8-12  to discover the culture of Sydney in a fast-paced team environment. 

Whilst on The Urban Challenge, students will take responsibility for managing their team’s budget, meals and transportation around Sydney. They will participate in a range of exciting activities and complete various team challenges along the way.

Our team of Guides are a friendly and energetic group of individuals with a diverse range of experience and expertise. They facilitate day programs and overnight programs that range from 1 to 5 days. We are looking for suitable candidates to join our rapidly expanding team! 

We have competitive daily rates between $500-$600 a day including overnight allowance for a full day program. 

Availability:

Applicants must be available for overnight programs and for multiple days at a time, we are unable to hire guides who are looking for day program work only. Opportunities for a casual role, throughout Semester 2, 2022 and beyond. The work load varies week to week, where no two weeks are the same!

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Outdoor Education, Tourism, Teaching or other relevant group management experience
  • Current Senior First Aid
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Must enjoy working in a team environment and have strong facilitation skills
  • Should have a flexible approach, calm manner, be a creative problem solver and have a proactive professional nature
  • Experience in working with youth is advantageous

For more information about The Urban Challenge, please visit our website at www.theurbanchallenge.com or check out our social media pages @theurbanchallenge.

To express interest please send through a cover letter and copy of your current CV to Ash at ash@theurbanchallenge.com.au 

We will endeavour to respond to any enquiries and applications as soon as possible.

 
 

 
 

Camp Goodenough (NSW)
Activity Instructor/ Guide

campgoodenough.pngCamp Goodenough is a family owned and operated Outdoor Adventure & Education Centre located 15 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport at Carool NSW 2486.

We operate Monday – Friday during School Terms for School Groups from throughout South East Queensland and Northern NSW.

Established since 1984, we have bed capacity for 178 guests with all activities conducted on-site.

Our Activity Portfolio consists of the following :

  • High Ropes,
  • Giant’s Playground,
  • Leap of Faith,
  • Indoor Climbing,
  • Crate Stack,
  • Giant Swing,
  • Team Building,
  • Team Obstacle Course,
  • Billy Cart Construction,
  • Archery.

We are seeking motivated, professional, qualified/experienced instructors to join our family/team at Camp Goodenough.

The role includes leading groups in any of the above activities along with assisting in general daily routines.

If you are passionate about working with and leading students through fun adventurous activities then we would like to hear from you.

For an overview of our venue, please refer to our website: www.campgoodenough.com.au

Apply by sending your resume and covering letter to fun@campgoodenough.com.au

Applications close once appropriate candidate is found.

 
 

 
 

Log Cabin Camp (Victoria)
Office/Admin & Operations Role

logcabincamp.jpgOffice/Admin & Operations Role. 
Position Available at School Camp

Log Cabin Camp is located on the edge of Creswick set in a peaceful bushland setting. The camp is a very popular spot for school camps, corporate groups and retreats between 50 and 140 campers.

We are seeking to offer employment to an enthusiastic and reliable individual in a casual role, with the potential for the position to become permanent for the right person.

The successful applicant would work in a supportive role to the current office staff and camp manager, with tasks including but not limited to; rostering and staff management, overseeing the day to day operations of the camp, designing programs for school groups, overseeing the housekeeping team to maintain routine and in depth cleaning schedules, liaising with clients, answering phones and emails.

The individual would be a team player and willing to contribute to our small friendly team environment and be able to grow into the role.

Previous experience working in admin would be preferred and experience working in the camping industry would be even more desirable, however not essential and job specific training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Skill Requirements/Preferences 

  • Experience in working in an office with staff management experience 
  • Experience working with, Microsoft Word, Excel, Deputy
  • Good customer relations skills 
  • Good problem-solving ability 
  • Enjoy working in a small team environment with a ‘can do’ attitude!
  • Have strong inter-personal and communication skills, especially dealing with schools, customers, and team members with a friendly and approachable personality 
  • Working with Children’s Check

Position available now! 

Flexible work hours could be arranged to suit school drop off/pick up if necessary. 

Pay rate depends on experience and qualifications.

Location – Creswick, Vic  
Applications close by 21st October 2022.

Please send expressions of interest along with your resume and at least 2 referees to: admin@logcabincamp.com.au
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

 
 

 
 

YMCA Camp Manyung
Catering Coordinator

  • Sitecore theY Header Logo 2020 200x80.jpgBe home by 7:30pm in a hospitality role that doesn't have you working late into the evening!
  • Permanent, full-time role at $28.48 - $36.82 per hour (based on qualifications and experience)
  • Balance your lifestyle with a vibrant and supportive team of people who care about you
  • Free access to YMCA gyms and pools across Victoria!
  • Free access to the Virtual Y – online health and wellness 
  • Opportunity to work on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula
  • Flexible working and rostering arrangements

Are you seeking a for a hospitality role that has you home by 7:30pm? Are you looking for an impactful catering role in the spectacular bush environments that Victoria has to offer? YMCA's Camp Manyung, located just a short walk from the Port Phillip foreshore, is seeking a passionate leader and skilled chef worker to join their dynamic team!
  
About Camp Manyung
Camp Manyung is a recreation camp located in Mt Eliza on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, and managed by YMCA Camps. Catering to schools and groups year-round, the team at Camp Manyung run a variety of programs and activities to suit every group, from snorkelling and kayaking to archery and raft building. Featuring a state-of-the-art recreation centre, flexible and accessible accommodation and picturesque outdoor areas, Camp Manyung is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors.
  
About the Role
As the Catering Coordinator, you will ensure all campers receive nutritious, allergy-friendly and delicious meals during their stay. In this hands-on role you will have the responsibility for directing catering staff as well as working directly in the kitchen as a sous chef. You will be responsible for:

  • The provision and preparation of food for camp clients, including the coordination of special diets
  • The training and supervision of the catering team in all aspects of food preparation and service including safe use of kitchen equipment, food handling, cleaning routines/checklists and liaison with campers in campers’ kitchen set up and clean up
  • Preparing and serving meals that provide a healthy balanced diet, ensuring sufficient quantity and variety, and professional presentation at all times
  • Applying best practice as outlined in the camp’s food safety program
  • Undertake a range of operational tasks within established policies and procedures utilising acquired skills and knowledge
  • Upholding the values of the YMCA at all times

This is a permanent, full-time role with an hourly rate of $28.48 - $36.82 per hour, based on qualifications and experience.

About You
You are a skilled chef with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, which will allow you to build strong and positive relationships with campers, colleagues and other stakeholders. You will have experience in the hospitality and/or catering industry. You will be well-organised, committed to excellent customer service and have the ability to apply best practice as outlined in the camp’s Food Safety Plan and to ensure compliance with local government requirements and YMCA policies and procedures.
  
In return, YMCA Victoria offers you flexible working and rostering arrangements, opportunities for career development and growth, and a range of further benefits.
  
Mandatory Pre-Requisite Qualifications

  • HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
  • HLTAID001 or HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Current Drivers Licence

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices
  • VU21658 – Manage asthma risks and emergencies in the workplace
  • VU21800 – Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis
  • VU21801 – Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis
  • Other qualifications in Hospitality/Catering an advantage

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit victoria.ymca.org.au

How to Apply
Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click the Apply button or email careers.vic@ymca.org.au for further information.

 
 

 
 

People Outdoors (Ballarat, VIC)
Disability Support Worker - Recreation

Australian Camps Association - People Outdoors: Disability Support Worker - Recreation (VIC)

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THE ROLE:

The role is casual and will require your attendance and participation on a camp from start to finish. This role will involve shifts from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, shifts on public holidays and during school holidays from Monday to Friday. Some minibus transports. Predominantly Ballarat and surrounds start and finish.

THE ROLE’S KEY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TO MANAGE:

Program delivery:

  • To ensure the delivery of programs that are flexible and ensure outcomes are positive and of high quality
  • Provide high quality, professional and individualised support to participants.
  • Respect and develop professional relationships with participants, using appropriate terminology and creating a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Provide physical assistance as required to participants including all aspects of manual handling, lifting, bending, stretching and physical transfers of participants.
  • Provide assistance with toileting, showering, meal assistance, medication, grooming, dressing and other tasks as required.
  • Assist participants in participating in activities on camp by encouraging and facilitating involvement where possible and practical.
  • Report any observations that may affect participant activities and the running of the programs.
  • Write incident reports and report all incidents in accordance with policies to the Lead Disability Support Worker.
  • Work together with Co-Disability Support Workers and Volunteers.

Governance tasks

  • Complete documentation of attendance and outcomes for participants.
  • Promote and support People Outdoors programs.
  • Complete any other tasks as directed by People Outdoors.

An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

View Position Description here.

For more information please contact Simon Milligan at simon@auscamps.asn.au

 
 

 
 

Coonawarra Farm Resort
Permanent painter Position

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Coonawarra Farm Resort is located in East Gippsland, Victoria. Our camp has 330 beds between two resorts nestled amongst native bush and farmland. School camps are what we do, and what we have done for over 30 years. We are a popular choice for students aged 7-18 due to our range of activities. Our main attractions include two 300 metre flying foxes, 20 metre high giant swings, horse riding, climbing wall and many others.

About the role

We are in need of an experienced painter. Our facilities need to be painted inside and out. We are flexible on working hours but anticipate needing a minimum of 30 hours per week. All tools and materials would be provided. Looking for someone that genuinely enjoys painting.

Benefits and perks

With the native wildlife and beautiful views, we don't think there are too many better locations to work in Australia. Our camp is set on 1000 acres, giving us plenty of opportunities to explore once our work day is done. Being close to national parks, beaches and not all that far from the snow means weekends are never dull. Accommodation may be available on-site for the right applicant.

Skills and experience

Experience working with children would be highly regarded. Successful applicant must have, or be able to get, Working with Childrens Check.

For More information please email - info@coonawarraresort.com.au

 
 

 
 

Coonawarra Farm Resort
Permanent painter Position

About the business

Coonawarra Farm Resort is located in East Gippsland, Victoria. Our camp has 330 beds between two resorts nestled amongst native bush and farmland. School camps are what we do, and what we have done for over 30 years. We are a popular choice for students aged 7-18 due to our range of activities. Our main attractions include two 300 metre flying foxes, 20 metre high giant swings, horse riding, climbing wall and many others.

About the role

We are in need of an experienced painter. Our facilities need to be painted inside and out. We are flexible on working hours but anticipate needing a minimum of 30 hours per week. All tools and materials would be provided. Looking for someone that genuinely enjoys painting.

Benefits and perks

With the native wildlife and beautiful views, we don't think there are too many better locations to work in Australia. Our camp is set on 1000 acres, giving us plenty of opportunities to explore once our work day is done. Being close to national parks, beaches and not all that far from the snow means weekends are never dull. Accommodation may be available on-site for the right applicant.

Skills and experience

Experience working with children would be highly regarded. Successful applicant must have, or be able to get, Working with Childrens Check.

For More information please email - info@coonawarraresort.com.au

 
 

 
 

The Portsea Camp (Victoria0
Outdoor Activity Leader

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The Recreation Activity Leaders at the Portsea Camp are a member of a small team committed to maintaining and further developing the Portsea Camp as a premier camp for children in Victoria. 

Their role is to assist the Recreation Coordinator in the planning and delivering of all recreation programs for both general camps and children’s charity camps. This includes running of the daily activities, group Safety briefings, maintaining recreational equipment and facilities, record keeping and administration.

The range of activities on offer at the camp includes: high ropes; flying fox; giant swing; abseiling/bouldering wall; kayaking; snorkeling and swimming; bike riding; art and craft; drama; orienteering and much more.

The position requires a person with great communication and organisation skills, professionalism, a team player, highly motivated to provide a high quality recreational camp experience for children and adults, and most of all, a fun and friendly personality.

Work Environment

The Portsea Camp is a children’s camp with approximately 10,000 people staying each year, an average of approximately 100 campers each night. Maximum occupancy occurs during the January charity camps when up to 350 children and adults are present for periods of up to a week.

Hours of Work

We even have an awesome casual pool that we'd love you to join, with the possibility to secure part time ongoing work. The majority of our hours are spread from Monday to Friday, with the occasional weekend as required. Everything is possible at The Portsea Camp.

Experience

We will require you to have qualifications in Community Lifesaving (or equivalent) or Pool Lifesaving, but other than that, our selection criteria will be based mostly on your passion, excitement and yearning to learn more about leading campers and activities. 

To apply or find out more, please contact us via email - recreation@theportseacamp.com.au

 
 

 
 

YMCA Lady Northcote Discovery Camp (VIC)
Cleaner

Sitecore theY Header Logo 2020 200x80.jpgAre you looking for a role in the spectacular bush environments that the Rowsley Valley and Bacchus Marsh regions have to offer? YMCA Lady Northcote Recreation Camp, located in the picturesque Rowsley Valley and nearby to the Bacchus Marsh area, are seeking casual Cleaners to join their dynamic team!

About Lady Northcote Recreation Camp
Lady Northcote Recreation Camp is a bush adventure camp located just 50 minutes from Melbourne, and managed by YMCA Camps. Overlooking rural farmland and catering to schools and groups year-round, the team at Lady Northcote run a variety of programs and activities to suit every group, from archery, bush walking and canoeing by day, to campfires and stargazing at night. Featuring a plethora of indoor and outdoor facilities and full catering options, Lady Northcote Recreation Camp is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors.
  
About the Role
As a Cleaner, you will work closely with the maintenance team to undertake miscellaneous cleaning tasks, ensuring that the cleanliness standards of all campsite facilities are maintained to an exceptionally high standard. You will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring the camp facilities are presented exceptionally well
  • Raising maintenance requirements through to relevant parties, as required
  • Upholding the values of the YMCA at all times
This is a casual role with an hourly pay rate of $28.16 per hour.
 
About You
You are a motivated individual with a commitment to perform to their best. You possess the ability to follow instruction and work semi-autonomously. While note mandatory, previous cleaning or facility maintenance experience will be highly regarded.
  
In return, YMCA Victoria offers you flexible working and rostering arrangements, opportunities for career development and growth, and a range of further benefits.
  
Qualifications
  • Level 1 First Aid & current CPR certificate
At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit victoria.ymca.org.au

Benefits
At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual, such as:
  • Flexible working and rostering arrangements 
  • Opportunities for career development and growth 
  • Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state 
  • Free access to the Virtual Y – online health and wellness 
  • Opportunity to work in the gorgeous Rowsley Valley area
How to Apply
Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click the Apply button or email careers.vic@ymca.org.au for further information.
 
 

 
 

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures (SA)
Outdoor Education Facilitators

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To provide a positive and safe learning environment for people who attend a Wilderness Escape outdoor education program and/ or camps.

To support and uphold outdoor educational learning principles and promote a positive outdoor educational experience which will encourage the desire to participate in future outdoor experiences.

To supply and facilitate an environment in which people will learn skills in a broad range of outdoor educational activities as well as philosophies that will promote a desire to continue to participate and extend their outdoor skills and experiences in the future.

Requirements

  • Current Remote Area or Wilderness First Aid
  • Australian or New Zealand residency or a current working visa with clear travel plans.
  • Child Safe Environments, Responding to Abuse and Neglect;
  • DSCI clearance (working with children clearance) South Australia
  • MR (bus) License (preferable); will need to obtain Driver Accreditation on commencement.
  • Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion.
  • Food Handling and Hygiene.
2 or more activity specific qualifications preferred with a willingness to extend

All Australian National Training Package qualifications will be accepted.  International qualifications will be considered.

  • Bushwalking; easy untracked to remote
  • Flatwater Kayak/Canoe Guide or Instructor – Australian Canoeing
  • Small Dinghy Sailing Instructor - Yachting Australia
  • Surf Coach Level 1 - Surfing Australia
  • High Ropes Facilitator, (internal practical training also provided).
  • Natural Surface Climbing - Top Rope Guide /Instructor
  • Instruct Snorkeling skills, PADI or SSI.

Preferences will be given to people who have experience with diverse age groups and styles of programs from base/ residential to journey based expeditions. 

Our pay and conditions come under a Fair Work registered Enterprise Agreement.   Full time instructing positions may be available. 

Wilderness Escape has been providing schools and other groups with quality outdoor programs for 28 years and is the largest provider of school camps, excursions and outdoor pursuits in South Australia and one of the largest on a national scale.  We provide outdoor experiences to schools from a junior primary level up to senior secondary. 

Our aim is to improve the relationship that people have with the outdoors and enjoy a range of recreational and educational experiences. We utilise outdoor settings as a means of escape from social stresses; to gain better understanding of ourselves; improve our relationships with others and find enjoyment associating within groups away from our structured surroundings.

South Australia is a great place to run outdoor programs as we can offer diverse activities and environments all year round.  The added variety of conducting day programs, base camps and journey expeditions helps to give balance. 

We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic instructors; people who have multiple qualifications.  We take care to give variety of programs to reduce burnout.   Work all year round is a refreshing reward when people come to South Australia.

Training and upskilling is advantageous and something we encourage and provide.  We have an extensive training calendar as we believe multi skilling continues to be a win/win.

Resumes and letters of interest can be directed to:
employment@wildernessescape.com.au

 
 

 
 

Bindaree Outdoor Education - Coastlife (NSW)
Casual Outdoor Staff

coastlife.jpgBe inspired, challenge yourself and educate for the future.

Coastlife is owned by Bindaree Outdoor Education Services which is a private company based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with a proud 30-year history specializing and delivering quality outdoor education programing to school and corporate groups throughout Victoria.


Coastlife has been providing exciting outdoor  education experiences to students from across NSW, the ACT and Victoria for almost 26 years and was recently purchased by Bindaree.
We work collaboratively with schools to design, plan and deliver exceptional outdoor education programs on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. Every program is tailor made to the client group with an educational, professional and fun focus. Coastlife provides an all-inclusive service by combining transport, quality catering, comfortable accommodation and creative outdoor education activities into one complete camp package.

Coastlife works mainly with secondary schools to deliver sequential, progressive and educational outdoor camp programs. We strive to set the highest standards in areas of safety and professionalism as well as program and curriculum development and are seeking experienced Outdoor Educators and / or Coastal Activity leaders to join our team from 2020 and into the future.

READ FULL JOB AD HERE.

For all questions relating to this role please contact the Program Staffing Manager:
Shannon Grass at Shannon.grass@coastlife.com.au

Thank you for your time and interest in this position.

We look forward to your application.
Workload:   Casual

 
 

 
 

Halls Outdoor Education (VIC)
Casual / Freelance Staff

halls_logo.pngHalls Outdoor Ed operates throughout Victoria providing quality outdoor education programs for its clients.  We also operate 3 hardtop venues. 

We are constantly recruiting casual staff to fill a number of positions throughout the year.

Halls OE has in place an Enterprise Agreement which governs its pay rates to casul staff.

We would like for freelance and casual staff to send their resume and logbook as their expression of interest to work for Halls OE.

Where: Gembrook, Victoria, Australia

Workload: Casual    

Closing Date: N/A

Contact... Rob Cooling
Halls Outdoor Education
Lot 3 Beenak Rd
Gembrook Victoria Australia 3820

Phone: 03 5968 1739

Email: robc@hallsoutdoored.com.au

Website: http://www.hallsoutdoored.com.au

 
 

 
 

Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp (VIC)
Inspiring Group Facilitators, Kinglake, Victoria

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Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp & Journey Development Programs

Casual / Freelance positions / Core Team Contract positions available.


Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp (KFAC) & Journey Development Programs (JDP) are looking for some new facilitators to join our team.


Do you really want to inspire and develop young people and organisations? Do you want to develop yourself? Do you want to be part of a positive and inspiring team that thinks likewise and is genuinely connected? Perhaps now, more than ever this rings true to you.


KFAC & JDP has a reputation for innovative programs that you will not find eleswhere. Our team is experienced, diverse and motivated and our camp & programs are full of energy and achievements the team is proud of.

During the lockdown era we have been very successful in maintaining a strong culture within our team that allowed us to have a very successful start to 2021 as camps started running again.


Hear from our Leader: https://youtu.be/t9c8gqvetR0 


We have recently been creating some new exciting Journey programs across Victoria and some new ventures in the Whitsundays & The Red Centre.


As a group facilitator at KFA you will be involved in delivering our industry leading camp programs with wellbeing and life skills development being very prominent. Delivered in an outdoor forest setting at our residential camp, light expedition programs and some various offsite locations.


The team generally consists of one third Cert IV Outdoor Reccers, one third recent teacher grads with OEd or SportRec and one third just great natural group facilitators.


The common thread is an unshakeable focus on outcomes, a desire to continually learn and an intention to make all others in the whole team the best they can be. There are a limited number of core team contracted positions for term 3 & 4 that would continue into the 2022 season. KFA’s unique development opportunity would begin for you on 28 th September 2021 when we will do our staff development program.


KFA operates from 800 hectares of parks and forests just 60 minutes North of Melbourne
CBD. Onsite shared accommodation and all meals are included for crew. If you fit the profile and would like to be a part of the family please enquire.


Camp Facilitation Duties may involve:

  • Facilitating initiative activities
  • Delivering challenge ropes experiences
  • Group facilitation throughout a themed camp
  • Leading overnight and multi day hiking trips
  • Coaching individuals and groups through experiential learning processes

Note: At KFA you stay with the same group throughout the duration of the camp experience.


Selection Criteria:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Challenge Ropes Conductor certificate preferred but not essential
  • CPR, Anaphylaxis management and Level II First Aid or willingness to obtain
  • A commitment to truly understanding our programs including positive psychology and personal development components
  • A passion for achieving individual and group development
  • Current working with children card

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A Cert IV in Outdoor Rec or equivalent.
  • Wilderness 1st Aid or Remote Area 1 st Aid
  • Hard skills in Bush walking
  • Challenge Ropes Conduct or Supervise
  • Outdoor Ed or Sport and Rec teaching qualifications

KFAC and JDP are committed to creating a safe environment for children and young people. All applicants must comply to our child protection policy and drug and alcohol policy and will undergo a screening process prior to employment. If hired, you must provide a copy of a current working with children card and any noted qualification certificates.

Please visit our websites www.kfacamp.com.au, journeyorgdev.com.au and tourism experiences at www.kinglakeforestadventures.com.au for an insight into our camp.

Applications including two experience related references:
Via email to Maddy Bennett at office@journeydp.com.au

 
 
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