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Outdoor Education Instructors, The Southern Outlook

Outdoor Education Instructors
The Southern Outlook
Boonah

(Inserted: 19/8/2022)

Fulltime, Permanent

Employment opportunities exist at The Southern Outlook, based in Boonah, for experienced outdoor instructors who possess strong human service skills and abilities to work with young people and staff within the Qld Youth Justice system.

The Southern Outlook uses adventure-based learning activities and techniques to support learning, growth and the reduction of reoffending in the lives of young people connected to youth justice services in Qld, from Mackay to the Gold Coast.

This role gives the opportunity to enhance programs that are culturally specific, offence oriented and focused on transitioning young people out of the Youth Justice system. There is also a strong focus on the training and skill development of staff in the delivery of group based programs.

If an opportunity like this excites you, then use the Smart Jobs link below to access the role profile, salary range and how to apply.

Please note that applications close Wednesday 31st August, 2022.

https://smartjobs.govnet.qld.gov.au/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=15033&in_jnCounter=222399217.

Alternatively, go to https://smartjobs.com.au and keyword search ‘Adventure Intervention Officer’

Outdoor Education Teacher, Brisbane Grammar School
Outdoor Education Teacher
Brisbane Grammar School
Lake Moogerah, QLD
(Inserted: 5/8/2022)

1x Full-time, Max term for the following periods:

  • 4/10/2022 – 24/10/2022
  • 27/2/2023 – 31/3/2023
  • 17/4/2023 – 22/6/2023

Commencement: Tuesday, 4 October 2022

The role

Outdoor Education at BGS contributes to the development of students through sequential outdoor learning experiences from Years 5 to 11, utilising Effective Thinking Cultures in Outdoor Education pedagogy. Each year, students reflect upon these place-based experiences to build the dispositions of a BGS learner and leader.

The Outdoor Education Teacher works with a team of educators to deliver the Outdoor Education program. The Outdoor Education Teacher is responsible for the planning, preparation, implementation and management of Outdoor Education experiences and facilities. The program includes experiences for Years 5 to 11 students based at the School’s Outdoor Education Centre at Lake Moogerah, as well as expeditions to alternative sites, school-based training, and BGS community events.

Working hours are dependent on the program and include overnight duties, on-call responsibilities, and some weekend and holiday work.

The Outdoor Education Teacher reports to the Director of Outdoor Education and through him to the Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School.

About you

The successful candidate will ideally have experience working with young people in outdoor education and be an excellent role model, demonstrating:

  • A passion for the outdoors and adventure
  • An understanding of environmental concerns
  • An understanding and acknowledgement of Indigenous culture and history
  • Fit and active lifestyle
  • Clean and professional presentation
  • An ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Strong ICT skills in both Mac/iOS and Microsoft Windows suites

The successful candidate will ideally hold or be willing to obtain the following qualifications:

  • Tertiary Education degree and registration with Queensland College of Teachers
  • Height activities: rock climbing, abseiling, high and low ropes, zip lines
  • Paddle sports: flatwater and sea kayaking
  • Bushwalking
  • Registration as an Adventurous Journey Supervisor with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Queensland
  • Wilderness first aid and CPR
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Chainsaw operation
  • Manual driver licence
  • 4WD operation
  • Safe food handling.

The School

Brisbane Grammar School is a non-denominational boys’ school of about 1800 students (Years 5 to 12) overlooking the Brisbane CBD. The School maintains a 150-year strong tradition of academic excellence, extensive co-curricular activities and student wellbeing programs. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and professional staff who provide an exceptional learning environment responsive to the needs of our students.

Our professional community

Brisbane Grammar School values the professionalism of our teaching staff and seeks to nurture a dynamic learning culture at the School for both students and staff. The School provides freedom for teachers to be creative and innovative, and to develop and grow our research capacity in pedagogical practice and blended learning. The School’s academic structures support collaboration, with staff working in teams within and across disciplines and between the Middle and Senior Schools. Our teachers model collaborative, lifelong learning, and are supported through generous professional development opportunities and high-quality resources.

Our learning environment

In recent years, Brisbane Grammar School carefully audited and reviewed its curriculum frameworks and practices. Our curriculum design processes are led by teachers who continually grow and refine their teaching skills. As a result, we are committed to systematically developing effective thinking cultures within all classrooms and staffrooms. We plan learning experiences in the language of student thinking and cognition and give feedback and guide learner improvement through distinct values of inquiry. The School has a well-supported and pedagogically advanced Tablet PC program, with all students in Years 7 to 12 enabled for one-to-one learning. Teachers are encouraged to work together to use technology and space in innovative ways, ensuring adaptive and transformative curriculum delivery. We are growing our capacity to identify and analyse relevant data that helps our teachers to respond to their students’ learning needs. In addition, the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy informs curriculum design and classroom practice.

Applicants for all teaching positions must be eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and should be sympathetic to the aims and ethos of independent schools.

Application process

Brisbane Grammar School recognises the value of diverse thinking, and we encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. To better understand what it means to join BGS, please review the information on our website and social media accounts before submitting your application. You should also familiarise yourself with our key policies and procedures available on the School website, which may assist you during the recruitment process.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo a screening process prior to appointment. For further in formation please read our Child Protection and Reporting Policy.

To help us assess your application, you will be asked some questions when you submit your application.

Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their eligibility to engage in activities involving children.

Applicants may be requested to complete skills and psychometric tests as part of the School’s evaluation process.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the core responsibilities for the role
  2. A full CV including the names, addresses, titles, and telephone numbers of two (2) recent professional referees. One of these referees should be the applicant’s principal.
  3. QCT certification
  4. Evidence of teaching qualifications
  5. Academic transcripts
  6. Proof of rights to work
  7. Photo ID.

Only applications adhering to all of the above will be considered. Only applications submitted through the online submission portal will be considered.

Please make sure you select “Yes I agree to the privacy statement.”

Please upload documents in DOC, PDF, PNG and JPEG formats.

Brisbane Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found.

For further information please contact recruitment@brisbanegrammar.com.

Applications close: 4.00pm Thursday, 25 August 2022.

Team Member, Higher Ground

Team Member
Higher Ground
Kenilworth, QLD

(Inserted: 5/8/2022)

Come and enrich lives with the Higher Ground Group…where having fun is just the beginning!

Do you have a passion for the outdoors, learning, and the environment?

We are reaching out to discover new team members to join the Higher Ground Group and be a part of building our core team moving into the future. Based in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, you will work in a variety of locations including our Experiential Learning Centre and many of the surrounding National Parks.

Higher Ground is looking for innovative people with a desire to change the way outdoor education is done. Multiple roles are available for creative outdoor leaders ranging from – Managerial, Admin, Outdoor Leaders, and Field Roles and the terms of employment are optional.

Remuneration will be open to discussion and based on individual skill sets.

Higher Ground believes in providing unique and challenging environments which facilitate personal growth through discovery. Bring your enthusiasm and willingness to make an impact and come on the Higher Ground journey where we create the freedom to learn.

For applications or further information, please contact Coral Bailey (Head of Field Operations) at: coral@higherground.com.au

Applications close when suitable candidates are recruited.

Outdoor Education Teacher, Brisbane Grammar School

Outdoor Education Teacher
Brisbane Grammar School
Lake Moogerah, QLD

(Inserted: 5/8/2022)

1 x Full-time, ContinuingCommencement: Monday, 16 January 2023

The role

Outdoor Education at BGS contributes to the development of students through sequential outdoor learning experiences from Years 5 to 11, utilising Effective Thinking Cultures in Outdoor Education pedagogy. Each year, students reflect upon these place-based experiences to build the dispositions of a BGS learner and leader.

The Outdoor Education Teacher works with a team of educators to deliver the Outdoor Education program. The Outdoor Education Teacher is responsible for the planning, preparation, implementation and management of Outdoor Education experiences and facilities. The program includes experiences for Years 5 to 11 students based at the School’s Outdoor Education Centre at Lake Moogerah, as well as expeditions to alternative sites, school-based training, and BGS community events.

Working hours are dependent on the program and include overnight duties, on-call responsibilities, and some weekend and holiday work.

The Outdoor Education Teacher reports to the Director of Outdoor Education and through him to the Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School.

Duty Statement: Click here

About you

The successful candidate will ideally have experience working with young people in outdoor education and be an excellent role model, demonstrating:

  • A passion for the outdoors and adventure
  • An understanding of environmental concerns
  • An understanding and acknowledgement of Indigenous culture and history
  • Fit and active lifestyle
  • Clean and professional presentation
  • An ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Strong ICT skills in both Mac/iOS and Microsoft Windows suites.

The successful candidate will ideally hold or be willing to obtain the following qualifications:

  • Tertiary Education degree and registration with Queensland College of Teachers
  • Height activities: rock climbing, abseiling, high and low ropes, zip lines
  • Paddle sports: flatwater and sea kayaking
  • Bushwalking
  • Registration as an Adventurous Journey Supervisor with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Queensland
  • Wilderness first aid and CPR
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Chainsaw operation
  • Manual driver licence
  • 4WD operation
  • Safe food handling.

The School

Brisbane Grammar School is a non-denominational boys’ school of about 1800 students (Years 5 to 12) overlooking the Brisbane CBD. The School maintains a 150-year strong tradition of academic excellence, extensive cocurricular activities and student wellbeing programs. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and professional staff who provide an exceptional learning environment responsive to the needs of our students.

Our professional community

Brisbane Grammar School values the professionalism of our teaching staff and seeks to nurture a dynamic learning culture at the School for both students and staff. The School provides freedom for teachers to be creative and innovative, and to develop and grow our research capacity in pedagogical practice and blended learning. The School’s academic structures support collaboration, with staff working in teams within and across disciplines and between the Middle and Senior Schools. Our teachers model collaborative, lifelong learning, and are supported through generous professional development opportunities and high-quality resources.

Our learning environment

In recent years, Brisbane Grammar School carefully audited and reviewed its curriculum frameworks and practices. Our curriculum design processes are led by teachers who continually grow and refine their teaching skills. As a result, we are committed to systematically developing effective thinking cultures within all classrooms and staffrooms. We plan learning experiences in the language of student thinking and cognition and give feedback and guide learner improvement through distinct values of inquiry. The School has a well-supported and pedagogically advanced Tablet PC program, with all students in Years 7 to 12 enabled for one-to-one learning. Teachers are encouraged to work together to use technology and space in innovative ways, ensuring adaptive and transformative curriculum delivery. We are growing our capacity to identify and analyse relevant data that helps our teachers to respond to their students’ learning needs. In addition, the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy informs curriculum design and classroom practice.

Applicants for all teaching positions must be eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and should be sympathetic to the aims and ethos of independent schools.

Application process

Brisbane Grammar School recognises the value of diverse thinking, and we encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. To better understand what it means to join BGS, please review the information on our website and social media accounts before submitting your application. You should also familiarise yourself with our key policies and procedures available on the School website, which may assist you during the recruitment process.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo a screening process prior to appointment. For further information please read our Child Protection and Reporting Policy.

To help us assess your application, you will be asked some questions when you submit your application.

Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their eligibility to engage in activities involving children.

Applicants may be requested to complete skills and psychometric tests as part of the School’s evaluation process.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the core responsibilities for the role
  2. A full CV including the names, addresses, titles, and telephone numbers of two (2) recent professional referees. One of these referees should be the applicant’s principal.
  3. QCT certification
  4. Evidence of teaching qualifications
  5. Academic transcripts
  6. Proof of rights to work
  7. Photo ID.

Only applications adhering to all of the above will be considered. Only applications submitted through the online submission portal will be considered.

Please make sure you select “Yes I agree to the privacy statement.”

Please upload documents in DOC, PDF, PNG and JPEG formats.

Brisbane Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found.

For further information please contact recruitment@brisbanegrammar.com.

Applications close: 4.00pm Thursday, 25 August 2022.

2023 Immersion Leaders, Red Earth

2023 Immersion Leaders
Red Earth
Various locations,
Australia

(Inserted: 5/8/2022)

All Regions – Cape York, Top End and Arnhem Land, Central Australia, Lake Mungo

Have you dreamed of combining your love for outdoor education with a passion for Indigenous culture and remote travel?

Are you seeking your next adventure as a group leader and want to help shape the future of young Australians?

Red Earth is seeking experienced outdoor guides and facilitators to join our growing family as Immersion Leaders in 2023.

If the following description sounds like you, please consider applying to become a part of our team:

  • You are over 21, or will be over 21 on April 1, 2023.
  • Hold at least a Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership/Recreation (or have equivalent experience).
  • Have 2+ years experience working as an outdoor guide, facilitator or educator.
  • Have experience working with high school aged students and teachers.
  • Want to learn more about Indigenous culture.

For more information, please read our 2023 Immersion Leader Information Pack.

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Staff Testimonials, as well.

When you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete our online form.

Apply Here: https://forms.office.com/r/gFFGdZ6agj

Applications will close on Sunday 23rd October 2022.

Red Earth is an equal opportunity employer. In particular, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

Outdoor Education Instructor, St Laurence’s College

Outdoor Education Instructor
Camp Laurence
St Laurence’s College
Lake Moogerah, QLD

(Inserted: 5/8/2022)

 

Camp Laurence is located on five hectares on the western bank of Lake Moogerah in the beautiful Scenic Rim approximately 90 minutes from Brisbane. It is an Outdoor Educational extension to St Laurence’s College in South Brisbane established in 1975. We run a sequential outdoor educational program for St Laurence College students along with offering our venue to external schools.

We are recruiting experienced, enthusiastic and passionate Outdoor Instructors, to join our team commencing as soon as possible.

The Outdoor Education Instructor will comply with all EREA and College Policies, work to ensure that the Outdoor Education Team supports the College mission, and operate within the parameters expressed in the Charter for the Authentic Expression of Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition.

The ability to work outside normal working hours and public holidays is a must.

The Outdoor Education Instructor reports to and assists the Camp Manager with the promotion of a positive and effective safety culture at Camp Laurence.

The following qualifications and experience are required:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent
  • Logged experience in at least two of the following activities: high and low ropes, abseiling, climbing, canoeing, bushwalking, mountain biking, team building/initiative sessions.
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR (or ability to obtain)
  • Manual Drivers Licence
  • Queensland ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card
  • Ability to travel & stay away for extended periods (i.e. up to 5 days at a time)
  • A reasonable level of fitness.

A Queensland “Working with Children” Blue Card is required (or ability to obtain) for this role.

Full details of the position and application procedure can be downloaded from the “Employment” page on the College website (www.slc.qld.edu.au) and Camp Laurence’s website (and www.camplaurence.com.au) or can be forwarded on request.

Further information on the role can be obtained by contacting:

  • Mr Mitchell Adams, Camp Manager, St Laurence’s College on mobile 0434 330 745 or email: madams@slc.qld.edu.au
  • Ms Lorraine Kopp, Director of Human Resources, St Laurence’s College, on mobile 0407 656 866 or email lkopp@slc.qld.edu.au

Note: All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures and will be required to authorise such checks and provide identification. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

Applications should be forwarded via email to: the Principal, St Laurence’s College at employment@slc.qld.edu.au.

Applications close: Monday, 29 August 2022 @ 9.00am.

Trail Guide, Spicers Scenic Rim Trail
Trail Guide
Spicers Scenic Rim Trail
Grandchester, QLD
 

(Inserted: 5/8/2022)

Opportunities available for the remainder of the 2022 season, as well as next season starting March 2023Wage dependent on experience ~ $30/hr

RoleSpicers is seeking a Trail Guide for Luxury 4 day Hiking Tours in World Heritage Rainforests.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating safe and engaging walking experiences for guests of small group all-inclusive walking adventures
  • Hiking 60+ km over four days, not only leading the way but leading the experience through accurate & insightful interpretation, positive energy and the creation of a cohesive group
  • Delivering accurate, engaging & informative interpretation on a range of topics
  • Dynamic risk assessments of ever-changing environments and responsibility for emergency and first aid response
  • Assessing weather and conditions to determine the safest and most enjoyable routes
  • When not on trail contributing to general duties such as assisting with food and beverage service and preparation at camps. Supporting a camp host in the mornings and evenings (washing dishes and assisting with hospitality roles)
  • Pre/post-preparation tasks, including cleaning & organising equipment
  • Days are usually from 6.30 am to 7:45 pm, with one hour break and allowances for overnight duty.

Selection Criteria:

  • At least two years of experience as a guide
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation/Leadership or similar hard skill qualifications preferred
  • Wilderness First Aid Qualifications or similar
  • Food Handling (prefered or willing to obtain)
  • Manual Driver’s Licence
  • Light Rigid Truck licence or higher
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (QLD).

Careers at Spicers

  • A career at Spicers is more than our beautiful locations, perks and ongoing career development
  • Our core values of happy, humble and smart are what set us apart from the rest
  • We are joy creators and memorable moment makers
  • We are all about working with amazing people to create special connections with our guests – turning a trip away into something they’ll never forget.
  • We are committed to supporting our team to achieve their goals by offering the essential ingredients and winning recipes for success
  • We regularly celebrate our triumphs with great food, fine wine and good humour (not to mention 2 free stays each year to treat yourself and a friend to a break!).

For more information or to apply, please contact scenicrimtrail@spicersretreats.com

Applications close when a suitable candidate is appointed.

Outdoor Education GAP Placements, Ironbark OEC
Outdoor Education GAP Placements
St Peters Lutheran College
Crows Nest, QLD
(Inserted: 29/07/2022)

Ironbark Outdoor Education CentreFixed-term position from August – December 2022

Wanting to gain some experience in the Outdoor Education industry but can’t find a way in?

St Peters Lutheran College is seeking two GAP Year Placements (one male, one female) for ‘Ironbark’, the college’s 600 hectare outdoor education centre located near Crows Nest, approximately 2¼ hours north-west of Brisbane.

The school runs 5 week courses throughout the year for the Year 9 students, in a natural bush environment, incorporating community living, outdoor adventure activities and working farm.

The GAP Placements will assist all aspects of the Ironbark program including dormitory supervision, farm work, outdoor adventure activities and catering. Accommodation is provided onsite in shared accommodation along with meals and a fortnightly living allowance. Training will be provided for the successful applicants to assist all aspects of the Ironbark experience.

The only qualifications needed are a driver’s licence and a ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card or ability to attain one.

Applicants must be willing to:

  • work some long hours and some weekends
  • assist groups on expeditions and campouts.
  • work a combination of day or night shifts across a 5 week roster.

These positions can either be short-term contracts until the end of 2022 or longer if you would like to undertake formal training in the Outdoor sector.

Further details are available by contacting the Director of Ironbark, Mr Matthew Sullivan by phone (07) 4698 1171 or email m.sullivan@stpeters.qld.edu.au. Applicants are expected to support the Christian ethos of this Lutheran College.

We are looking for people to start ASAP therefore there is no closing date. The positions will be filled once suitable applicants are found.

Teacher/Instructor: Outdoor Education, Rockhampton Grammar School

Teacher/Instructor: Outdoor Education
Rockhampton Grammar School
Emu Park, QLD

(Inserted: 22/07/2022)

The Rockhampton Grammar School seeks to appoint an Outdoor Education Teacher or Instructor to join the School’s thriving Outdoor Education Programme, to commence in January 2023.

Key Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Outdoor Education Teacher/Instructor will be responsible for facilitation and planning/co-planning Outdoor Education, Certificate II Outdoor Recreation, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and other programs at The Rockhampton Grammar School and the Ritamada Outdoor Education Campus near Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast and other relevant locations.

Relevant Outdoor Leadership and Activity Skills

  • Bushwalking;
  • Canoeing on flat water;
  • Kayaking on flat water;
  • Sea Kayaking in inshore conditions;
  • Abseil natural and artificial surfaces/structures;
  • Climbing natural and artificial surfaces/structures;
  • Navigation;
  • High and low ropes;
  • Initiatives;
  • Campsite management;
  • Minimal impact;
  • Staff & student management & facilitation;
  • Driving 4WD;
  • Record keeping for results/assessment and petty cash;
  • Logistical organization;
  • Expedition skills in group/staff management.

Required Licences/Certificates

  • Registered with Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) (required for teacher position);
  • Current Full Driver’s License for a manual vehicle;
  • Driver Authority License for LR (desirable);
  • Current Wilderness or Remote Area First Aid Certification;
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation with relevant specialisations and/or relevant outdoor leadership and activity skillsand experience;
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessor (desirable);
  • Use technology to facilitate work requirements.

For full details of the position please download the relevant Position Description:

For further information about the Rockhampton Grammar School visit: https://www.rgs.qld.edu.au/

To ApplyTo apply, submit an application form (teacher or non-teacher), resume and cover letter to positions@rgs.qld.edu.au.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is recruited.

Conditions of EmploymentThe successful applicant will be subject to a “Working with Children Check and Criminal Records Check” where applicable. The School undertakes several screening processes to ensure the appropriate protection of children and young people in its care. This includes reference checks, identity checks qualification check and professional registration checks.

The Rockhampton Grammar School reserves the right to amend the Position Description at its discretion in accordance with any legislative and/or operational requirements.

Nature Mentor / Forest School Leader, Birdwings Forest School

Nature Mentor / Forest School Leader
Birdwings Forest School

(Inserted: 3/05/2022)

Birdwings Forest School on the Gold Coast is expanding our team and we are looking for an extra Nature Mentor to join our award-winning program, Little Birdwings. Birdwings Forest School is not your average bush kinder service – we take bush kinder deeper than you’ve experienced it before! Our programs are full day, 100% outdoors in wild nature through all seasons and weathers. We have been finalists in the Outdoor Queensland Awards since 2019 and winners in 2020.

We have no building at all and enjoy full-day adventures with children in nature. Every day we take the children on an adventure scrambling through the creek, hiking in the bush and playing together in nature. We mentor skills for independence in all developmental and practical skills, for all ages.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • early childhood qualifications (diploma or above),
  • previous experience working in nature with children under school age,
  • Blue Card, 1st Aid and Child Protection certificates
  • personal experience and connection to wild nature. This position is well suited to those who thoroughly enjoy camping, hiking and having wild adventures.

DESIRED QUALITIES
We are looking for people who:

  • have a sense of adventure and a positive approach to self-reflection and personal growth. We grow within this work as much as the children do and engage in our own personal learning regularly.
  • are practical people with common sense, able to think ahead, problem-solve and find creative solutions.
  • comfortable being out of doors and curious about all of nature’s creatures, plants and landscapes.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Nature Mentor is an early childhood qualified educator who leads the Little Birdwings program with children aged 18 months – 5 years. Little Birdwings is a multi-age kindy-style program that runs outdoors in nature for an 8hr day. The main tasks include:

  • risk assessing outdoor spaces – safety checks, and dynamic risk assessments in new areas
  • setting/packing up resources,
  • care of the child (building relationships, dressing, toileting/nappy changes, supervising eating and drinking of water and child’s personal needs)
  • supervision of play in a variety of natural play spaces in all weathers (creek play, bush play, scrambling, loose parts play, etc)
  • clear and professional communication with co-workers and families
  • documentation (daily observations, visual documentation in group journal)
  • personal reflection tasks (monthly requirement)

The casual position is initially for 2 full days per week with flexibility after a 3 month trial. Wages are casual in accordance with the Miscellaneous Award.

Contact Narell Neville or Jennifer McCormack
birdwingsnature@gmail.com
Outdoor Education Teacher, Maroon Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Education Teacher
Maroon Outdoor Education Centre
Maroon Dam, via Boonah QLD

(Inserted: 14/04/2022)

Teaching positions: Commencing 19th April 2022Salary: $2,892.80 – $4,016.20 per fortnight (Department of Education Teachers Salary Schedule)

Maroon Outdoor Education Centre is a unique educational facility operated by the Queensland Department of Education offering 3-5 day residential outdoor education programs to students from Queensland schools.

Located 20km south of Boonah, Maroon OEC employs a range of teachers and support staff to provide a high-quality learning environment for students.

Teachers are required to provide facilitated learning through the use of high challenge, camping, expedition, canoeing and group problem solving activities. Maroon OEC teachers work extended hours, including regular night and overnight programs. Maroon OEC negotiates a time-off in lieu agreement with teachers.

Please forward a resume outlining your professional experience teaching in the outdoors and your personal involvement in outdoor pursuits.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess:

  • Demonstrated ability in planning and teaching outdoor education
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement effective risk management strategies
  • Demonstrated personal or teaching experience in a range of outdoor pursuits.

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and apply to the Queensland Department of Education for teacher employment. Refer https://teach.qld.gov.au/apply-to-teach

For further information and to Apply contact:

Peter McKennaPrincipalpmcke14@eq.edu.au

Applications will close when the position has been filled.

Full time Instructor, Kokoda Youth Foundation

Outdoor Education Administration Officer
Kokoda Youth Foundation

(Inserted: 28/02/2022)

Due to Covid-19 Disruptions we are re-advertising

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Full time Instructor
Reports To: Operations Manager
Role Type: F/T Salary
Remuneration: $55,000 – $62,000 (+ Super + Salary sacrifice)
Location: Based at Maroon Dam, Scenic Rim with days at Thornton, Lockyer Valley QLD
Timeframe: 12 months with extension based on performance review

ORGANISATION OVERVIEW

Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) holding Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status. It exists to transform the lives of young Australians through the Spirit of Kokoda.

The KYF has three main areas of operation; Kokoda Challenge Events, Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs and Outdoor Education. Our Outdoor Education sector has two facilities, Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park, and is a leading provider of journey-based camping programs that annually hosts more than 3000 school children. The diverse range of fun and challenging outdoor activities stimulate a sense of adventure outside familiar comfort zones, which empowers self-belief and discovery.

 

Camp Kokoda is a 660-acre property which is situated on the western shores of Maroon Dam, containing 6 self- sufficient campsites with multiple activity sites. All programs are expedition style programs.

Kokoda Park is a centre based facility in Thornton, about 20 minutes west of Laidley. It has dorm accommodation for 140 students, commercial dining hall and adventure activities. Some expedition style programs are available at Kokoda Park but most will be centre based.

 

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Full time instructor position is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our small team to facilitate programs across our two venues with the diverse range of clients and facilities we have on offer. There is an expectation that our staff participate in our broader KYF youth programs within their expertise. Facility, Site and equipment maintenance is a part of this full time role and is an expected requirement when taking on a full time role.

ABOUT YOU
To be successful in this role, you must be someone who enjoys working collaboratively as a team. Your creative solution focused approach combined with a passion for connecting with people, client delight, the outdoors and the environments you work in, where no day is ever the same!

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Great communication skills with the ability to problem solve and work under pressure
  • Field experience with varied age groups and locations is preferred
  • Recognised Outdoor Education/Recreation qualifications
  • Wilderness First Aid, High ropes, vertical rescue, abseil and canoe
  • Current manual drivers licence and Working With Children Check

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria to the Director of Outdoor Education via admin@campkokoda.com.au

Applications will continue to be received until the right applicant is successful.

Outdoor Education Administration Officer, Kokoda Youth Foundation

Outdoor Education Administration Officer
Kokoda Youth Foundation

(Inserted: 28/02/2022)

Due to Covid-19 Disruptions we are re-advertising

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Outdoor Education Administration Officer
Reports To: Outdoor Education Director
Role Type: F/T Salary
Remuneration: $50,000 – $60,000 (+ Super + Salary sacrifice) commensurate with experience
Location: Based at Lake Maroon, Scenic Rim with some work at Thornton
Timeframe: 12 months with extension based on performance review

ORGANISATION OVERVIEW

Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) holding Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status. It exists to transform the lives of young Australians through the Spirit of Kokoda. The KYF has three main areas of operation; Kokoda Challenge Events, Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs and Outdoor Education.

Our Outdoor Education sector has two facilities, Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park, and is a leading provider of journey-based camping programs that annually hosts more than 3000 school children. The diverse range of fun and challenging outdoor activities stimulate a sense of adventure outside familiar comfort zones, which empowers self-belief and discovery.

Camp Kokoda is a 660-acre property which is situated on the western shores of Maroon Dam, containing 6 self-sufficient campsites with multiple activity sites. All programs are expedition style programs.

Kokoda Park is a centre based facility in Thornton, about 20 minutes west of Laidley.  It has dorm accommodation for 140 students, commercial dining hall and adventure activities.  Some expedition style programs are available at Kokoda Park but most will be centre based.

1. PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Outdoor Education Administration Officer is an exciting opportunity for a ‘hands on’ highly motivated individual to join the Outdoor Education team. We are looking for an experienced professional person to join our small team to help facilitate and manage the day to day administration of all thing Outdoor Education.

Reporting to the Outdoor Education Director and assisting the Operations Manager, applicants will need to be able to problem solve, self-motivate, be flexible, enjoy interacting with a diverse range of staff, clients, suppliers and stakeholders and be highly organised with great attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

2. ABOUT YOU

To be successful in this role, you must be someone who has previous experience in an administrative role, competent in Microsoft Office including Word & Excel, internet and email systems, a strong work ethic and be able to work independently.

  • You are energised by our core values and altruistic at heart
  • You have a growth mindset, love the outdoors and working with youth
  • You have demonstrated hands-on experience in Administration and strive to achieve high standards

3. KEY DUTIES (including but not limited to)

  • Be the first point of call for all enquiries for both Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park
  • Liaison with clients (mainly schools) with discretion and courtesy
  • Establish and maintain accurate and efficient electronic and manual filing systems
  • Create and maintain a booking calendar
  • Maintain camp food, stationary and first aid stocks
  • Receive and create client invoices, collect receipts and manage petty cash
  • Lodge all invoices in Xero for payment
  • Collate staff hours for payroll including leave and sick forms
  • Maintain staff files including updating qualifications
  • Collation of information and creation of internal staff newsletter
  • Updating and releasing social media updates
  • Organising promotion and marketing material and projects as directed by the Director
  • Provide administrative support to the Director

4. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Blue Card
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate or equal qualification
  • Previous experience in an administrative role
  • Competent in Microsoft Office including Word & Excel, Xero Accounting, internet and email systems

5. DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Administration
  • Previous experience in Outdoor Education
  • Qualifications in Outdoor Education activities

6. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong team spirit and the ability to work as a team member within the ethos and values of the Kokoda Youth Foundation
  • Excellent time management, organisation and planning skills with an ability to manage complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to relate to staff and clients from diverse backgrounds;
  • Written and verbal communication skills;
  • Problem solving skills and a proven capacity for planning, implementing and completing a large project;

Please apply with your CV, cover letter and address the key selection criteria to Laura Skinner at laura@campkokoda.com.au

Applications close Friday  12th March 2022

Operations Manager, Kokoda Youth Foundation

Operations Manager
Kokoda Youth Foundation

(Inserted: 28/02/2022)

Due to Covid-19 Disruptions we are re-advertising

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Operations Manager
Reports To: Director of Outdoor Education
Role Type: F/T Salary
Remuneration: $75,000 – $85,000 (+ Super + Salary sacrifice)
Location: Based at Maroon Dam, Scenic Rim with days at Thornton, Lockyer Valley
Timeframe: 12 months with extension based on performance review

ORGANISATION OVERVIEW

Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) holding Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status. It exists to transform the lives of young Australians through the Spirit of Kokoda.

The KYF has three main areas of operation; Kokoda Challenge Events, Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs and Outdoor Education. Our Outdoor Education sector has two facilities, Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park, and is a leading provider of journey-based camping programs that annually hosts more than 3000 school children. The diverse range of fun and challenging outdoor activities stimulate a sense of adventure outside familiar comfort zones, which empowers self-belief and discovery.

Camp Kokoda is a 660-acre property which is situated on the western shores of Maroon Dam, containing 6 self- sufficient campsites with multiple activity sites. All programs are expedition style programs.

Kokoda Park is a centre based facility in Thornton, about 20 minutes west of Laidley. It has dorm accommodation for 140 students, commercial dining hall and adventure activities. Some expedition style programs are available at Kokoda Park but most will be centre based.

  1. PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
    The Outdoor Education Operations Manager is an exciting opportunity for a ‘hands on’ highly motivated individual to join the Camp Kokoda team. We are looking for an experienced professional person to join our small team to help facilitate and manage the day to day Camp operations.

Reporting to the Director of Outdoor Education and managing a diverse team of predominantly casual instructors, applicants will need to be able to problem solve, self-motivate, be flexible, enjoy interacting with a diverse range of staff, clients, suppliers and stakeholders and have a passion for working with our younger school aged generation and further growing our Outdoor Education department.

  1. ABOUT YOU
    To be successful in this role, you must be someone who enjoys working collaboratively as a natural leader and is not afraid of hard work. Your creative solution focused approach combined with a passion for connecting with people, client delight, the outdoors and the environments you work in will serve you well, where no day is ever the same!
  • You are energised by our core values and altruistic at heart
  • You have a growth mindset, love the outdoors and working with youth
  • You have demonstrated hands-on experience in Outdoor Education delivering programs to meet a range of agreed outcomes to a high standard
  • You have a strong understanding of operational safety, risk and environmental standards required for outdoor education with previous management experience
  1. KEY DUTIES (summarised but not limited to)
  • Ensure the overall smooth running of all Kokoda Outdoor Education programs on a daily basis
  • Liaising with clients, design high quality programs that best meet the needs or goals of the particular client group attending pre-program school visits when requested for new and existing business
  • Oversee and participate in physical weekly activity maintenance and gear inspections as well as quarterly gear inventory and inspections
  • Responsible for regular staff training to ensure all instructors facilitating at either site are confident, qualified and trained on how to carry out all activities and expeditions according to our policies and procedures
  • Alongside the Director update policies and procedures/Risk management in conjunction with Industry standards
  • Be on call for program coordinators needing advice or direction to ensure the safety and smooth running of programs and client and staff safety
  1. KEY CHALLENGES
    • Balance a high work volume during peak programming
    • Being frugal and resourceful in NFP sector while remaining competitive within industry while delivering programs at a high-quality standard
    • Working with a high proportion of casual staff
  2. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Management experience in Outdoor education, managing staff, expedition style programs and design and deliver a high standard program
    • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to problem solve and work under pressure during peak periods
    • Field experience with varied age groups and locations
    • Flexibility in work hours
    • Sound understanding of Industry WH&S and risk management practices
    • Recognised Outdoor Education/Recreation qualifications
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Current manual drivers licence and Working With Children Check
    • Understanding of windows applications including, Access, Word, Excel and drop box
  3. DESIRABLE CRITERIA
    • A minimum of 5+ years industry management experience
    • Outstanding communication and
    • Previous experience in administration, planning programs and staff/program logistics
  4. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
    • Strong team spirit and the ability to work as a team member within the ethos and values of the Kokoda Youth Foundation
    • Excellent time management, organisation and planning skills with an ability to manage complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently
    • Interpersonal skills and ability to relate to staff and clients from diverse backgrounds
    • Written and verbal communication skills
    • Problem solving skills and a proven capacity for planning, implementing and completing large projects

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria to the Director of Outdoor Education via admin@campkokoda.com.au

Applications will continue to be received until the right applicant is successful.

Manager, K2 Basecamp

Manager
K2 Basecamp
Fortitude Valley, QLD

(Inserted: 27/01/2022)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated and high energy Store Manager to join the K2 Base Camp family in Fortitude Valley.

About You

We’re looking for someone with a ‘can do’ attitude, someone who is able to drive and encourage a high performing sales team with a strong passion for the outdoor and travel industry. An outgoing, joyful, positive and encouraging personality is what we’re looking for. We are a motivated team who are passionate about the outdoor industry and about the K2 brand and we’re looking for that in you. We value authenticity, integrity, high energy, and results. If this describes you, please apply below.

Duties
  • Create a fun, upbeat and encouraging environment in store to keep staff motivated and productive
  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction through encouraging excellent service
  • Meeting sales goals by training, motivating, mentoring and providing feedback to floor staff
  • We want someone that’s high energy, positive and goal-oriented to create that atmosphere in store amongst staff members
  • Daily management of stock to minimise stock loss and maximise sales
  • Be a champ in visual merchandising
  • Create a safe working environment for your team and customers
  • Roster your team in line with store’s trading hours and needs
  • Scheduling and assigning employees to work stations
  • Following up on store and staff results and performance
  • Communicating store targets to floor staff and encourage high performance
  • Maintain high levels of product knowledge and share technical product knowledge with floor staff
  • Maintain awareness of current outdoor industry trends
  • Monitor local competitor initiatives and promotions to help us better serve our customers
  • Maintain high levels of sales, up-selling and cross-selling
  • Manage start and end of day store procedures
  • Assisting the Business Manager and Inventory manager with product purchasing by analysing customer trends, customers interactions, current stock levels, historic sales data, product knowledge and industry knowledge.
  • Meet with key organisations and business clients to determine their product needs and provide competitive quotes to win tenders
  • Build a strong relationship with our customers and community.
Skills & Experience
  • Experience in the outdoor industry (climbing, hiking, camping/overnight hiking) – highly regarded
  • Previous retail store management experience – essential
  • Ability to provide a genuine and unique customer experience – essential
  • Proven ability to achieve sales, KPI’s & stock loss targets – essential
  • Previous visual merchandising experience – essential
  • Experience in developing and coaching a high performing sales team – essential
  • Proven ability to motivate staff and improve staff sales performance and productivity – essential
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel – essential
  • Experience with Retail Express – essential
  • Retail product Buyer experience – preferable
  • Experience with RFID – preferable.
Benefits
  • Competitive salary $80,000 + Super + Bonus
  • Generous staff discounts on K2 products
  • Opportunity for sales incentives
  • Development plans to support your ongoing growth.

How to Apply

This exciting and challenging opportunity to conquer the adventure retail industry is just a few clicks away. Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing how you meet the criteria above to management@k2.com.au.

Applications close when suitable candidate recruited.

Assistant Store Manager, K2 Basecamp

Assistant Store Manager
K2 Basecamp
Fortitude Valley, QLD

(Inserted: 27/01/2022)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated and high energy Assistant Store Manager to join the K2 Base Camp family in Fortitude Valley.

About You

We’re looking for someone with a ‘can do’ attitude, someone who is able to drive and encourage a high performing sales team with a strong passion for the outdoor and travel industry. An outgoing, joyful, positive and encouraging personality is what we’re looking for. We are a motivated team who are passionate about the outdoor industry and about the K2 brand and we’re looking for that in you. We value authenticity, integrity, high energy, and results. If this describes you, please apply below.

Duties

  • Create a fun, upbeat and encouraging environment in store to keep staff motivated and productive
  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction through encouraging excellent service
  • Meeting sales goals by training, motivating, mentoring and providing feedback to floor staff
  • We want someone that’s high energy, positive and goal-oriented to create that atmosphere in store amongst staff members
  • Daily management of stock to minimise stock loss and maximise sales
  • Be a champ in visual merchandising
  • Create a safe working environment for your team and customers
  • Scheduling and assigning employees to work stations
  • Driving store and staff targets
  • Communicating store targets to floor staff and encourage high performance
  • Maintain high levels of product knowledge and share technical product knowledge with floor staff
  • Maintain awareness of current outdoor industry trends
  • Maintain high levels of sales, up-selling and cross-selling
  • Manage start and end of day store procedures
  • Build a strong relationship with our customers and community.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in the outdoor industry (climbing, hiking, camping/overnight hiking)
  • Previous retail management experience
  • Previous sales experience
  • Ability to provide a genuine and unique customer experience
  • Previous visual merchandising experience
  • Proven ability to motivate staff and improve staff sales performance
  • Experience with Retail Express
  • Experience with RFID.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary between $60,000 + Super + Bonus
  • Generous staff discounts on K2 products
  • Opportunity for sales incentives
  • Development plans to support your ongoing growth

How to Apply

This exciting and challenging opportunity to conquer the adventure retail industry is just a few clicks away. Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing how you meet the criteria above to management@k2.com.au.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is recruited.

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