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Jobs Available

Boys Residential Supervisor, IRONBARK

Boys Residential Supervisor
Crows Nest, QLD

(Inserted April 16, 2018)

Permanent Full-time position starting during Term 2, 2018

St Peters Lutheran College seeks a motivated and enthusiastic Boys
Residential Supervisor for ‘Ironbark’, the college’s outdoor education centre.  Ironbark runs 5 week programs for all St Peters Year 9 students based on our 800 hectare property located near Crows Nest, approximately 2 ¼ hours north-west of Brisbane.

We are seeking someone looking for a diverse role that will include
facilitating 13-15 year old students providing pastoral care in the boys dormitory during the evening and also in the farming, catering and outdoor programs during the afternoons. Applicants need to have a passion of working with children in a Christian community. They also need a willingness to work weekends and public holidays during student programs. Single or shared accommodation will also be provided onsite as part of the package.

Further details are available at or by contacting the Director of Ironbark, Matthew Sullivan on 07 4698 1171 or

Applications addressing the selection criteria, including curriculum vitae and the names and contact numbers of two professional referees should be marked private and confidential and addressed to:

Matthew Sullivan
Director of Ironbark
PO Box 27
Crows Nest Qld 4355

or emailed with cover note to

The position will close by COB Friday, 27 April 2018.

On-Site Manager / Outdoor Education Professional, Edmund Park

On-Site Manager / Outdoor Education Professional
Edmund Park
Thornton, via Laidley, QLD

(Inserted April 16, 2018)

Now under new ownership, Edmund Park is seeking a motivated staff member to grow with the business. With recent renovations to the venue, along with the installation of a wide range of new activities, Edmund Park is ready to re-open. This would be a great career move to develop a business from the ground up and be part of re-establishing Edmund Park as a leader in the outdoor education arena.

Along with your extensive experience as an outdoor education professional, you will need to have a hands-on, can-do anything approach to every day.
You will be the first staff member of the new Edmund Park team, and we welcome your creative input and your desire to succeed.

Our ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in the outdoor education field covering a wide range of activity disciplines
  • Sound understanding of operational and risk management protocols in line with accepted industry practise
  • Sound business acumen and the ability to think outside of the box to generate ground-breaking strategies for the growth of the business
  • Exceptional customer service with high level written and verbal skills
  • The highest ethical standards
  • The ability to thrive under pressure
  • Your willingness to undertake any task required.

This role is a live-in on-site position and is multi-faceted. The duties will also evolve over time as the business grows so your flexibility is imperative. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, business development, administration, programming and activity development, safety management, staff rostering and supervision, and caretaking duties. Here’s a list of our requirements for the role:

  • Strategically support the continuous development and improvement of our services
  • Actively develop ideas for school outdoor education programs
  • Actively pursue user groups for bookings for 2018 and beyond
  • Assist with ongoing activity projects, site maintenance, and other projects
  • In consultation with the Owner, develop marketing strategies and campaigns to attract business (this includes school and non-school user groups)
  • Co-ordinate, roster and support staff required in all departments for the delivery of our services to clients
  • Design quality programs and ensure delivery of service at a high standard and within a set budget
  • Ensure that the programs support the outcomes of the school and align to industry accepted safety standards
  • Adhere to Edmund Park’s standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments for outdoor activities and review as required
  • Develop operating procedures and risk management for new activities
  • Recognise potential risks and emergency situations and coordinate relevant action
  • Ongoing review of all adventure activity sites and equipment
  • Coordinate and instruct activities for programs scheduled
  • School visits where required
  • Coordinate logistics with suppliers
  • Maintenance and cleaning duties as required (Please note: this role will include general caretaking duties including mowing)

Qualifications / Minimum requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, or proven industry experience to a high level
  • 4+ years’ experience in this industry
  • Food handlers certificate would be advantageous, or ability to gain this qualification if successful
  • Business generation is a high priority of this role, so prior
    sales/business development experience would be highly regarded
  • Possession of a Blue Card for suitability for working with children, or ability to acquire, on successful placement

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia on a full-time ongoing basis at the time of application, and be prepared to commit to living on-site at the venue.

An attractive package will be offered, including salary, accommodation, mobile phone, use of car, and other benefits.

Applications will be considered immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed. Initial interviews for interstate or distant candidates will be conducted by telephone/Skype.

If you are looking for a company that will value you and support your career development, and if you have the attributes and skills to succeed in this role, please apply now!

Send your resume along with your supporting statement as to why you are the right person for this role to

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Camp Manager, Camp Cooby

Camp Manager
Camp Cooby

(Inserted: 21 March, 2018)

*We are expanding*

Package up to $100K!

Bring your energy and enthusiasm

About the business

As Australia’s most unique outdoor education provider, we’ve not just got years of experience; we’ve developed a program which prepares young people to be our future business and community leaders.

Camp Cooby is located just north of Toowoomba set on a 50 acre estate on the edge of Lake Cooby.  Camp Cooby provides a camp experience which helps young people develop the skills to connect with self, others and their environment whilst also learning to navigate the on and off-line word. We partner with schools to deliver a camp experience that complements and enhances curriculums and their school culture.  We offer experiences for youth (and adults too) with programs onsite, incursions and expeditions. At Camp Cooby our outdoor education stream offers opportunities such as canoeing, sailing, archery, high ropes, rock climbing, giants ladder, leap of faith, low ropes, bush walking, orienteering, team builders, problem solvers and initiative games. Unique to Camp Cooby, our outdoor experience is supported by our other curriculum streams that include mindfulness, environmental science, entrepreneurship and technology.

About the role

Do you enjoy working at an operational level? Seeing a program through from planning, delivery and review stages? Enjoy building relationships with students, teachers and field staff? As a Camp Manager at Camp Cooby, you will be responsible for all operational aspects of program delivery while maintaining strong relationships with your school clients. In addition to this, you will support Camp Cooby achieve its strategic vision and objectives by being part of the leadership team.

As Camp Manager / Camp Coordinator, you will be responsible for ensuring the activity procedures and standards are in place to meet company and governing body standards/ expectations.

As a manager in our business, your personal knowledge and technical expertise will assist you to coach, develop and performance manage your team consistently. Additionally you’ll think creatively and monitor weekly feedback from our guests, address any issues, and champion staff that excel to ensure we provide excellent customer service which delivers outstanding results.

Benefits and perks

  • Be part of an innovative “can do” team
  • Work alongside entrepreneurs, psychologists, environmental teachers to design and deliver programs
  • Be respected and trusted as part of the leadership team
  • Mobile phone
  • Beautiful lakeside location
  • Be a part of a growing business

Skills and experience

About you:

  • Passion for outdoor education
  • Qualifications in Outdoor Education
  • Experience and/or capability to design and lead a modern outdoor education business
  • Technology experience to support your role as a manager
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Experience in managing a small but growing team.
  • Customer service driven
  • Drivers License
  • Working with children blue card
  • First Aid
  • Align to our vision and our values.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter addressing job criteria and why you would like this role at Camp Cooby. This is a genuine vacancy where we are seeking experienced people who are wanting to commit to a long term, full-time position.

All outdoor education employees of Reflections – Camp Cooby are required to hold a current Blue Card, First Aid certificate and Drivers license. Please include a copy with your application, or note your willingness and ability to obtain these checks to meet our requirements.

For more information and a full position description please email or call 0746966244 and ask for Tanya, our General Manager.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 4th April 2018
however shortlisting and interviews will commence immediately.

Operations Coordinator, Camp Kokoda

Operations Coordinator
Camp Kokoda
Maroon Dam QLD, 4310

(Inserted: 19/3/2018)

Camp Kokoda is owned and operated under the umbrella of Kokoda Youth Foundation.  Camp Kokoda Outdoor Education is located on the shores of Maroon Dam, 80 minutes from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

We are seeking an energetic, outgoing, role model to join our team at Camp Kokoda. Someone who is highly organised, professional, self-motivated, can manage people and who is passionate about all aspects of the outdoors. As the Camp Coordinator you will work with the Camp Kokoda Manager, administration, instructional staff and our valued clients.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent
  • Manual Drivers licence
  • Current Wilderness First Aid/CPR
  • Queensland ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card.
  • Qualifications (or equivalent experience) for the following activities:
    • High ropes
    • Low ropes
    • Abseiling
    • Rock climbing
    • Bushwalking/Navigation
    • Canoeing and kayaking
    • Vertical rescue
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead a team to successful outcomes

Job Overview

Work with our clients, offering various opportunities for their desired outcomes

  • Update and follow the organisations standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments for Outdoor activities
  • School visits where required to do so
  • Design quality programs and deliver at a high standard within a set budget
  • Coordinate and instruct activities regularly to maintain practical experience and connection with the staff and work place procedures
  • Recognise potential risks and emergency situations and coordinate relevant action where required
  • Roster and coordinate a team of full time, part time, contract and casual Outdoor Instructors
  • Program staff supervision and support
  • Assist with ongoing activity projects, site maintenance, annual burn off etc
  • Coordinate logistics with Suppliers

An attractive salary will be paid to the suitable person. Apply by sending your resume and a covering letter responding to

Applications will close when a suitable candidate is found.

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.

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.

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.

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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