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Community Engagement and Resource Coordinator, Nature Play QLD

Community Engagement and Resource Coordinator
Nature Play QLD

(Inserted: February 13, 2018)

Nature Play QLD’s mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors – nature play – is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.

Nature play promotes health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and it builds resilience and creativity as well. Experiences in nature as a child also leads to environmental awareness and stewardship later in life.

Nature Play QLD is a collaborative organisation, working with partner groups to encourage the Queensland community to value nature play, and support families to prioritise it in children’s lives. Our primary role is to advocate the nature play message and to increase access to nature play resources, events and programs for Queenslanders.

Nature Play QLD is an independent not-for-profit organization administered by Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Temporary Role – 12months

3 days per week / 22.8 hrs per week

  • Please provide a resume & cover letter addressing ‘Responsibilities & Duties, Qualifications, Experience & Skills and Personal Qualities & Traits
  • Applications close Feb 19th
  • Interviews Feb 26th & 27th
  • Start date Mid March

Responsibilities & Duties

  1. Develop, order and manage Nature Play QLD resources
  2. Source & assist with management of Nature Play QLD partnerships
  3. Communicate and engage with parents/teachers/care-givers and community groups who use the Nature Play QLD resources
  4. Monitor and report KPI targets in relation to Nature Play QLD
  5. Conduct Nature Play QLD evaluations & surveys
  6. Develop and implement strategies to promote and increase use of Nature Play QLD resources
  7. Update resource related content on Nature Play QLD digital Interfaces
  8. Report resource distribution numbers
  9. Collate, organise and manage reporting databases relevant to your areas of responsibility (all Nature Play QLD Resources).
  10. Assist with delivering Nature Play QLD events
  11. Support Nature Play QLD Program Manager
  12. Represent Nature Play QLD at community events
  13. Develop strategies for increasing and supporting Queensland families to increase their nature playing across QLD
  14. Collaborate with Nature Play QLD Team to engage, promote and develop Nature Play QLD resources
  15. Maintain relationships with suppliers of resources

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities and Traits



1. Community development related qualifications


2. Relevant associated tertiary qualifications

Work Experience & Skills


  1. Minimum of 3-5 years of community engagement and development experience
  2. Minimum 2 years of project planning, development and management
  3. Data collection, analysis & reporting
  4. Proficient use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and other software programs (eg; CMS, Wufoo, Survey Monkey & MailChimp.)
  5. Time management & multi-tasking
  6. Able to work independently and within a team
  7. Child Safety Blue Card (or the capacity to get one)
  8. Current Driver’s Licence


  1. Early childhood experience, working with children or group facilitation
  2. Proficient use of Adobe In Design or equivalent software

Personal Qualities & Traits


  1. Love of nature
  2. Friendly and personable
  3. Team Player
  4. Creative problem solver


1. Understanding of potential benefits of nature for children

Job Benefits & Perks

  • Minimum remote work station negotiable

Please apply through SEEK.

Outdoor Recreation Instructors, Sports Tuition

Outdoor Recreation Instructors
Sports Tuition
Alexandra Headlands, QLD

(Inserted: February 9, 2018)

Casual position
Salary: $32 per hour

Casual Outdoor recreation instructors are required for the Sunshine Coast. The site is based at Alexandra Headlands and primarily involves facilitating school-based programs – activities such as, high ropes, rock climbing, archery, raft building, team building initiatives etc.

Minimum qualifications required:

  • Cert III or Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • First Aid Certificate; and a
  • Working with Children Blue Card.

Pay rate: $32 per hour.
All meals provided.
Accommodation can also be provided, if required.

Email your CV to  or phone 0403 154 510 for further details.

Applications close when suitable candidates are found.

Outdoor Recreation Facilitator, Youth Flourish

Outdoor Recreation Facilitator
Youth Flourish
Gold Coast

(Inserted: January 23, 2018)

A new position is available on the Gold Coast starting 1 Feb and earning $20,000pa (12 weeks of program, plus coordination time & 12 days of holiday program).

Two outdoor rec staff members will work as a team in the delivery of the contract. The new person will share the responsibility with an existing member of staff.

We provide 12 x 5-day programs per year to local primary schools (Yrs 5 & 6) during the school term, plus a few holiday day programs.

The two employees are required to work together to liaise with the schools to book the programs in. Each will be given six of the programs to manage. Peer support, someone to lean on if needed, to share and learn with is the reason for the shared responsibility.

This role will suit those who want stable employment base for 12 months, with the flexibility to expand and manage their time.

It is expected that these two staff will also be available for additional work with our Adventure Based Youth Work programs, when not working on Building Bridges. This of course will increase the total casual wage beyond the initial $20 000pa.

An immediate start on 1 Feb is required.

Position Descriptions available on request to

Applications addressing criteria and resumes close Sunday 28 Jan.

Casual Facilitators, Camp Cooby

Casual Facilitators
Camp Cooby
Geham, QLD

(Inserted: December 6, 2017)

Camp Cooby is recruiting casual facilitators for our unique and dynamic program.

At Camp Cooby we believe children are our future and we need to actively help them grow into positive and productive members of our communities.

Camp Cooby is a values-based organisation with qualified staff including onsite psychologists, technology and innovation leaders, business leaders, scientists, teachers, outdoor educators, and data analytics experts. Our aim at Camp Cooby is to Empower the Future, Transform the Now. We want individuals to Connect, Care and Lead Themselves, others and their Environment.


  1. Manage, plan and undertake a range of outdoor, environmental, social and emotional and innovation activities.
  2. Conduct trip planning, navigation and interpretation.
  3. Active and effective verbal communication to achieve program deliverables.


  • Child Commission Blue Card
  • Drivers Licence and Access to a vehicle
  • Remote Area First Aid and CPR
  • Qualifications and experience in one or more of Camp Cooby curriculum streams
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or Degree in Outdoor Education or Equivalent experience.

All applicants must enjoy working in a positive and professional team environment.

For more information about Camp Cooby visit our website at

Please submit your 1 page cover letter explaining your professional background and why you would be a good fit for the Camp Cooby team and your CV to

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

VET in School (VETiS) Outdoor Recreation Trainers, Churchill Education

VET in School (VETiS) Outdoor Recreation Trainers
Churchill Education

(Inserted: October 31, 2017)

Expressions of Interest

Churchill Education is a privately owned and operated RTO based in Samford We were awarded the Employer of Choice in the Australian HR Awards in 2016.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced trainers in the Outdoor Recreation field to join our VET in Schools team. Roles will commence in mid-February 2018 and will involve working at schools in the Brisbane Metro, North Brisbane and/or Darling Downs areas.

Working within school hours during school terms, the positions offer flexibility to support a healthy family/work life balance. You will be offered dedicated support from the team at Churchill Education and the schools you work with. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of both the school communities and Churchill community whilst working with consistent groups of students from beginning to end of their qualification. On top of this, you’ll also be invited to join in team development days with an innovative organisation.

Trainer(s) must:

  • Hold a Cert IV in TAE
  • Hold a Certificate II or higher-level qualification related to their industry – Outdoor Recreation
  • Have at least 3 years of recent experience in their industry
  • Have a reliable vehicle and driver’s license.

Experience working with high school students is highly desired and high levels of personal presentation a must. The trainers will be remunerated at a competitive day rate and must have or be willing to apply for an ABN.  Applicants need to be self-directed, able to work autonomously, and be flexible with travel.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to or phone Kristy on 0458 691 069.

Client Relationship & New Business Manager, The Outdoor Education Group

Client Relationship and New Business Manager
The Outdoor Education Group
Eildon, VIC

(Inserted: October 3, 2017)


We believe that nothing prepares kids for real life like the real world. And that bumps to the body and bruises to the ego early on in life make them stronger and harder to break later.

As Australia’s most established outdoor education provider, we’ve not just got years of experience; we’re prepared for everything the future’s yet to bring. We partner with schools to complement and enhance curriculums. Bring theory to life in the real world and provide experiences in some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful natural environments.

We employ 300+ staff. All committed to creating an inclusive, progressive, and supportive workplace. Wherever in Australia that may be.

 We offer real careers. And provide real opportunities. To live, learn, and earn in the real world.

 The details:

A brand new and exciting opportunity has arisen to grown the seed that has been planted in South Australia. As a Client Relationship & New Business Manager you will maintain robust and exceptional relationships with client schools, respond to enquiries in a timely fashion by developing a listening brief and then liaise with a small business focused team, in order for The Outdoor Education Group realise the potential to make outdoor learning accessible to more young people. You will assist in implementing strategies and actions to support the achievement of the Organisations strategic vision and objectives.


You will utilise your very strong understanding of the educational sector and exceptional client relationship skills to retain and grow existing client base. You will utilise your kitbag of network contacts to prospect new and exciting opportunities for the organisation in line with its strategic vision and objectives. A previous background in teaching Outdoor Education or a similar discipline within a school environment would be highly advantageous.

Applications should include:

  • Covering Letter addressing criteria.
  • Resume

For further information and a full position description please contact our Careers Team at or 1800 888 900 (option #2).

All employees of The Outdoor Education Group are required to hold a current Working with Children Check and Australian Federal Police Check. Please include a copy in your application, or note your willingness and ability to obtain these checks to meet our requirements.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Outdoor Education Professionals, The Outdoor Education Group

Outdoor Education Professionals
The Outdoor Education Group
Eildon, VIC & Moss Vale, NSW


We believe that nothing prepares kids for real life like the real world. And that bumps to the body and bruises to the ego early on in life make them stronger and harder to break later.

As Australia’s most established outdoor education provider, we’ve not just got years of experience; we’re prepared for everything the future’s yet to bring.

We employ 200+ staff. Some full-time. Others seasonal. Many under roofs. Many more in the open air. All committed to creating an inclusive, progressive, and supportive workplace. Wherever in Australia that may be.

We offer real careers. And provide real opportunities. To live, learn, and earn in the real world.

The details
As an Outdoor Educator, you will give kids the desire to overcome difficulties. Lessons and learnings with long-term benefits. A taste for toughing it out. And a better understanding of both themselves, and their place in the world around them.

Two years’ experience in outdoor education or related field desirable, one year for Camps- based staff with recognised competency and logged experience in one or more of the following activities: abseiling, climbing, canoeing, bush walking, high and low ropes, rafting, sea kayaking and ski touring.

Apply now for our January 2018 intake

Applications should include:

  • Covering Letter
  • Resume, Logbook and two current contactable work references

For further information please contact our Careers Team at

All employees of The Outdoor Education Group are required to hold a current Working with Children Check and Australian Federal Police Check. Please include a copy in your application, or note your willingness and ability to obtain these checks to meet our requirements.

Applications close when suitable candidates found.

Instructor Positions, Camp Kokoda

Instructor Positions
Camp Kokoda
Maroon Dam, South East QLD

(Inserted: July 24, 2017)

Casual/Full time contract positions available

Camp Kokoda is a unique not-for-profit organisation that is one of the many sectors of the Kokoda Youth Foundation.  Clients include primary, secondary and university students as well as various community groups. Camp Kokoda is located at Maroon Dam and is around 100km south west of Brisbane and the Gold coast.

Programs are usually 3-5 day journey-based expeditions, designed to achieve meaningful outcomes focusing on the development of the individual, the group and fostering their relationship with the natural environment.

We are seeking new Staff members to join our exciting team, who have a passion for developing the potential in people, who have a love for environment, an enthusiastic commitment to the outdoor education industry, and a desire to make a difference, whilst having fun!

Selection Criteria:

  • Desirable: tertiary qualifications or experience in leisure, outdoor education, education, human movement, childhood development, social work, youth work or psychology
  • Minimum qualifications or equivalent experience, of Certificate 3 or 4 in Outdoor Recreation
  • (covering abseiling, ropes courses, Bushwalking, flat-water canoeing and vertical rescue)
  • Demonstrated willingness to support young people with their journey into Adulthood as well as strong advocacy for the environment
  • Love for the nature and an enthusiasm to share this with young people of tomorrow
  • Current Wilderness or Remote Area First Aid
  • Manual Driver’s License
  • Ability to obtain Commission for Children & Young People – Suitability ‘Blue Card’

For further information please contact: 0403 830 373 or by email:   

Please submit an expression of interest letter along with your resume

Applications close: 5th January 2018

Instructors - Queensland Canoeing

Instructors – Recreation Program
Queensland Canoeing

Qld Canoeing logo

QLD Canoeing is looking to hire casual staff to run our recreation program.
Expressions of interest can be sent to Steven Rowland at

Please email through:

  1. Evidence of your ACAS canoeing/kayaking qualification (minimum requirement is a Flatwater Guide)
    • [if you have a Cert 4 in Outdoor Education with relevant units completed with sufficient recent experience we can help you get your ACAS qualifications]
  2. Blue Card
  3. First Aid
  4. CPR
  5. ABN
  6. A brief summary of your experience.
  7. A relevant referee’s name and details.

Job description:

  • We are looking for staff to help fill shifts taking groups on recreational paddles for 2 to 3 hours
  • We run programs for Councils, schools and recreation camps
  • You will need to be outgoing, friendly and prepared to chat to participants
  • You will be required to unload and reload canoes/kayaks, assist with the safety briefing and running the programs
  • Applicants must have their own vehicle and preferably be able to tow our trailer

Pay and conditions

  • We pay a contractor rate, plus an allowance for travel
  • All contractors are required to have an ABN
  • If you tow our trailer you will be paid an additional allowance and tolls if applicable
  • The minimum shift is 3.0 hours, and shifts up to 10 hours are available
  • Guides and Instructors need to abide by Queensland Canoeing code of conduct
  • The work is casual; you will be emailed a list of shifts available for the following month

Interview process:

  • Short listed applications will be contacted for an interview
  • A practical interview may be requested with one of our instructors (possibly assisting on a recreation program)

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the position or to express your interest, please give Steven a call on 3899 1667 or email him at

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