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Reptile Demonstrator, True Blue Reptiles

Reptile Demonstrator
True Blue Reptiles
Gold Coast, QLD

(Inserted: 5/7/2021)

Salary: $24.80 p/h (Mon-Sat); $34.72 p/h (Sunday rate) + super
Casual position 7-15 hours per week approximately

  • Present fun and educational reptile demonstrations at various offsite venues including; parties, schools and events
  • Provide husbandry for captive reptiles.
Applicants should have:
  • Certificate III in Captive Animal Management/equivalent or similar on the job work experience.
  • a current valid drivers licence
  • the ability to work independently
  • a passion for animals and conservation issues
  • the confidence to speak in front of a crowd.
Successful applicants will need to have/be prepared to obtain:
  • a working with children Blue Card
  • First Aid and CPR certificate.

Further information

For further information contact Sarah Jane Connop, Proprietor via email:

Applications, including a cover letter and a resume with references to

Applications close: Tuesday, 3 August 2021.

Outdoor Education Operations Manager, Kokoda Youth Foundation

Outdoor Education Operations Manager
Kokoda Youth Foundation
Maroon Dam

(Inserted: 3/07/2021)


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.


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.


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

3. 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • A minimum of 5+ years industry management experience
  • Outstanding communication and
  • Previous experience in administration, planning programs and staff/program logistics


  • 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

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



Outdoor Facilitators, Camp Kokoda

(Inserted: 29/06/2021)

Tour Guides, Savannah Guides

Tour Guides
Savannah Guides

(Inserted: 19/4/2021)

Tour Guide work available at some of Australia’s most spectacular attractions for experienced guides or those looking for a new adventure!

Undara Experience, North QLD

Their Guiding Crew needs your help!
Undara requires experienced or inexperienced Tour Guides for their award-winning range of Lava Tube and Nature-based Tours.  On the job training.  Immediate Start!

Contact Ivor Davies … 0418 730 882 or

If you have never visited Undara, click HERE for their website

Bullo River Station, NT

Require Tour Guides on their remote upmarket cattle property.  On the job training.  Immediate Start! Click HERE for more details.

Email …

Adels Grove, Western QLD

Requires Tour Guides and Hospitality Staff for this iconic destination.

Email …

Central Australia

Requires Tour Guides for the many Tour Operators in this amazing region.

Contact Martin Bollmeyer …

Trek Tours Australia, Darwin and Alice Springs

Requires Tour Guides for their Walking Holiday Groups.  On the job training.  Immediate Start!

Click HERE for more details.

Email …


Outdoor Educator, Ironbark OEC

Outdoor Educator
Ironbark Outdoor Education | St Peters
St Peters Lutheran College
Crows Nest, QLD

(Inserted 17/3/2021)

Short-term full-time contract position
Support the delivery of our Ironbark program
Work as part of our dynamic and passionate team

St Peters Lutheran College is seeking an experienced Outdoor Educator for ‘Ironbark’, the college’s outdoor education centre located near Crows Nest, Queensland. This is a leave cover contract for Term 2 and early Term 3, 2021.

Ironbark operates 5 week courses throughout the year for the college’s Year 9 students, in a natural bush environment, incorporating outdoor adventure activities, a mixed working farm and community living. Ironbark is located approximately 2 hours north-west of Brisbane. Visit our Facebook page to learn more

The position is a full time contract to cover staff taking leave between 19 April – 30 July 2021. The successful applicant may start sooner to become familiar with our program.

Applicants must have Outdoor qualifications and be willing to:

  • work some long days, public holidays and some weekends
  • lead groups in Bushwalking, High and Low Ropes, Bushcraft and camping

To learn more about Ironbark, visit our Facebook page:

A position description and some additional information about this role has been included in the links below – please read this before submitting an application.

To apply, please submit a resume and response to the selection criteria via this link, along with names and contact details of two professional referees.

Interviews will be offered to suitable applicants and the position will close once a suitable applicant is found.

Agency applications are respectfully declined.

Blue Card Legislation has changed effective 31 August 2020 and a “No Card, No Start” policy is now in effect. This means that paid Employees must hold a current paid Blue Card / Exemption Card or be issued with a paid Blue Card / Exemption Card before they can commence work.

Candidates may wish to consider how their Blue Card status will affect their suitability for this position as a Blue Card / Exemption Card is an inherent requirement of the role prior to a start date.

For more information about these changes or to submit an application for a new or renewed Blue Card / Exemption Card, please go to the Blue Card Services website.

Project Manager - South East Queensland, Wearthy

Project Manager
South East Queensland

(Inserted 16/2/2021)

Do you want to play?

For nearly a decade, we’ve been creating unique play environments, contributing to tens of thousands of children’s development in the ways mother nature intended. We are serious about empowering our future leaders with compassion, resilience and respect for the planet. 

We are proud creators of sustainable learning environments that consider the health of our children, our future and our earth. We specialise in creating outdoor play environments that foster natural learning and build confidence in young children. Our playgrounds feature natural elements to allow for sensory exploration and give children the chance to care for their environment – nurturing a sense of responsibility and connectedness to nature at all times.

As we continue to grow we are needing a masterful Project Manager to help us to deliver more ‘real’ play to children.

About the job

Currently servicing SEQ & parts of NSW, we have a range of projects on the go at any one time. Our Landscape Architecture and Construction teams are second to none and rely heavily on a carefully planned out project plan. We want to be able to deliver more of what we do, to our high standards and in the most efficient way possible.

This position makes the biggest impact at pre-construction phase. This is where all pre-build preparation and meticulous project planning takes place. Holding the reigns on the project plan to ensure its execution to time and budget is the ultimate goal.

Working closely with the Construction Manager this position looks a little like this:

  • Ensuring all details are thought of, planned and delivered to ensure successful project kick off all the way through to completion; updating the Buildertrend system at all times for internal and external project communication
  • Developing and maintaining strong, trusted relationships with our clients and construction team & other stakeholders to each project
  • Regular site visits & update of schedules, project timelines and plans
  • Effectively manage any project variations following agreed processes
  • Manage project budget & costings to ensure profitability with quality project delivery.
  • Providing support to Construction Manager & site teams so they can focus their energy on where they add the greatest value – the build!
  • Ensure all regulations and permits are met and acquired
  • Coordination of maintenance and defects
  • Contract administration.

Our PM does also provide input to construction estimates, scope of works at contract sign off and resourcing and scheduling for any after care requirements.

About you

We are a highly passionate team each with our own areas of expertise. We’re after an experienced Project Manager who thrives on project planning & execution. Someone who can easily identify the needed details and organise them in an efficient way for others to follow & deliver to.

Building strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, from clients, suppliers, tradespeople, construction crew and our internal team, is most important. The ability to build trust, influence and negotiate within these relationships to deliver on project goals cannot be understated.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience as Project Manager planning and running projects from start to finish, in construction, landscaping or playgrounds is ideal;
  • Experience with project budgeting, pricing and contract administration;
  • Proven leadership ability to inspire others along the project journey to do their best work whilst holding them accountable;
  • Tertiary qualifications in construction, engineering, business or related will be highly regarded;
  • Experience in being able to handle multiple elements to multiple projects; staying calm under pressure to make sound decisions at any point in time;
  • Ability to resolve problems, issues and conflicting situations amongst stakeholders during the lifespan of the project;
  • Talent for seeing the big picture and translating into a master plan that captures all the details that must come together for a project to succeed.
  • Previous experience in ensuring compliance with WHS requirements

How you benefit?

We are as passionate about nurturing the growth & development of our team as we are about future generations. We have a highly collaborative and empowering culture allowing everyone a voice and space to do their best work.

Joining us comes with a few perks we think might interest the right person:

  • We ensure regular one to one touch points with each team member ensuring they’re supported and their goals are nurtured
  • Regular team gatherings and interactions
  • Professional development support to help you grow your career and skills.

Curious to know more about us? 

We encourage you to visit our website at  and see how we create natural playgrounds & memorable childhoods that all children deserve.

Here is  our latest video that will give you a little more insight into what we do, why and how. 

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please share/forward or get in touch with Vanessa at

Applications will remain open until the role is filled.

Leadership Development Facilitator (x2), PCYC Bornhoffen

Leadership Development Facilitator (x2)
Bornhoffen – PCYC Queensland
Natural Bridge, QLD

(Inserted 8/2/2021)

1 x Full-time, fixed-term (12 months) position
1 x Casual position

We are currently seeking two passionate and driven Leadership Development Facilitators (1 x Full-time, fixed-term and 1 x Casual) to join us at one of our PCYC Leadership Development Centres – Bornhoffen. If you have a keen interest in adventure-based and experiential learning, then we want you!

Bornhoffen is a PCYC Leadership Development Centre located at Natural Bridge near the QLD-NSW border. We work in partnership with schools and community organisations to deliver leadership development programs using adventure-based and experiential learning to build personal and social capability.

What we can offer!
•  Free PCYC gym membership at your closest Club
•  Flexible workplace
•  Potential salary packaging benefits to increase your take home pay
•  Friendly and supportive team environment
•  Be a part of creating a stimulating and positive environment for the development of young people

Your New Role
Reporting to the Bornhoffen Program Service Manager, you will lead and deliver safe and effective experiential learning and adventure-based programs for young people. It may also include some support functions such as program planning and logistics.

About You

  •  Working With Children Check (Blue Card) No Card, No Start and Restricted Person legislation applies to all applicants
  • Recognised industry accreditation and experience across various adventure activity disciplines e.g. minimum Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation, etc
  • Experience in outdoor education, with the ability to facilitate groups of a variety of ages, backgrounds and towards program goals
  • Current Manual Drivers’ License and an ability to drive in a variety of terrain and off-road conditions
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate (or able to obtain at a wilderness level)
  • Ability to travel including overnight stays as required
  • Please note: All PCYC employees are required to complete a National Police Check upon commencement.

For the full position description and to apply, please go to:

Full-time, Fixed-term vacancy reference: 415458
Casual vacancy reference: 415464

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Leadership Development Consultant, PCYC Bornhoffen

Leadership Development Consultant
Bornhoffen – PCYC Queensland
Natural Bridge, QLD

(Inserted 8/2/2021)

Salary: $28.46 per hour + super
Full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months

PCYC Queensland are currently seeking passionate and driven Leadership Development Consultant to join us at one of our PCYC Leadership Development Centres – Bornhoffen. If you have a keen interest in adventure-based and experiential learning, then we want you!

Bornhoffen is a PCYC Leadership Development Centre located at Natural Bridge near the QLD-NSW border. We work in partnership with schools and community organisations to deliver leadership development programs using adventure-based and experiential learning to build personal and social capability.

What we can offer!
•  Salary packaging benefits to increase your take home pay
•  Free PCYC gym membership at your closest Club
•  Flexible workplace
•  Friendly and supportive team environment
•  Be a part of creating a stimulating and positive environment for the development of young people

Your New Role
Reporting to the Bornhoffen Program Service Manager, you will have dual responsibilities to develop and deliver Bornhoffen Services: safe and effective planning and delivery of experiential and adventure learning programs as well as deliverable in client liaison, program design and community consultation.

About You

  •  Working With Children Check (Blue Card) No Card, No Start and Restricted Person legislation applies to all applicants
  • Recognised industry accreditation and experience across various adventure activity disciplines e.g. minimum Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation, etc
  • Experience in outdoor education, with the ability to facilitate groups of a variety of ages, backgrounds and towards program goals
  • Current Manual Drivers’ License and an ability to drive in a variety of terrain and off-road conditions
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate (or able to obtain at a wilderness level)
  • Please note: All PCYC employees are required to complete a National Police Check upon commencement.

For the full position description and to apply, please go to:

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found..

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor, Adventure Alternatives

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor
Adventure Alternatives
Kenilworth Campus
Noosa/Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD

(Inserted 8/2/2021)

About the role:
We are a family-owned business, working from our purpose-built, Outdoor Education Campus at Kenilworth, plus a number of other remote and equally cool locations in SE Queensland.

We facilitate outdoor education programs for private schools from year 6 to year 10.

The work is fun, forward-thinking, and dynamic. We really want to see you grow and develop, so you can help our clients grow and develop too.

We aren’t big on stress. So, while we will expect you to work efficiently and get things done, we focus on open communication and getting things done right the first time around.

You’ll know how much work you’ve got months and months in advance so you don’t have to be stressed about finding more work. We have our calendar up to a year in advance.

You will experience things, do things, and make decisions on things that no corporate type company would ever allow you to do. Because we trust our staff and we’ll empower you to make the right decisions at the right time for the right outcomes.

We are looking for someone to start immediately as a couple of our current team members are heading to University in late Feb.

About the job requirements
You need to be the type of person who gets joy out of getting things done and helping students grow and develop. Every day, you will have the opportunity to use the Outdoors to educate our clients in a unique way… doing Fun stuff, Important stuff, Necessary stuff to help them grow.

Because you’ll be working outdoors you will have a minimum of a Certificate 4 in Outdoor Rec (or equivalent). Coupled with this you’ll also need a Remote Area First Aid qualification.  Furthermore, the key things we are looking for include, a willingness to learn, an elevated level of safety and risk awareness, ability to read a map and navigate, and you’ve spent some time in the field with groups of students.

You will be using your communication skills a lot. So, you need to enjoy talking with people and giving and getting directions.

You need to be a person who loves to deliver remarkable experiences to other people. You need to be someone who feels good by making other people feel good.

You need to nail down the details, paperwork, briefing, debriefing, safety, and client care. We need you to slow things down and get them done right by following our specific sequential program delivery style. We are not an activity provider, we are outdoor educators!

We want you to be meticulous in your work. If you are shy or quiet that is totally cool. We are not looking for the life of the party…in fact, quite the opposite. We are looking for a good, fun person, who gets stuff done and done well, with a high level of excellence.

About the application process
Murray Stewart ( or 07 5472 4287) will be your point of contact if you have any questions.

Keep it simple, just send Murray your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be awesome in this role.

Applications will remain open until the roles are filled.

Outdoor Instructor, QCCC, Mapleton

Outdoor Instructor
Queensland Camping and Conference Centre
Mapleton, QLD

(Inserted 7/12/2020)

Casual position
Commencement Date – Mid January 2021

The Queensland Camping and Conference Centre (QCCC) is excited to announced we are offering casual positions within both our Sunshine Coast Mapleton campus and Expeditions department!

We are seeking motivated and passionate team members who have a love for the great outdoors and excellent service delivery to join our dynamic, fun, committed and skilled team.

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic person to be involved in a Christian workplace providing outdoor education and recreation programs to school and community groups. The casual positions involve supervising and facilitating participants, from grade 3 to grade 12. Activities such as team building, canoeing, archery, raft building, climbing, abseiling, high ropes and bushwalking are just a few of our activities offered at the Mapleton campus. To add to this diverse role, instructors with QCCC also have opportunities to lead survival and bushwalking, sea-kayaking, climbing/abseiling or Mountain biking journey-based experiences for school groups operated out of Noosa.

Applicants need to be honest and self-motivated team players, willing to work weekends, evenings, and public holidays.  Experience in facilitation, teaching, outdoor education or recreation is essential.

Applicants must have the following qualifications or equivalent experience:

  • Minimum qualifications, or equivalent experience, of Certificate III or IV in Outdoor Recreation (covering high ropes, expedition leader, flat-water canoeing and vertical rescue)
  • Current First Aid and CPR.
  • Current Drivers licence
  • Ability to obtain Commission for Children & Young People – Suitability ‘Blue Card’
  • Climbing & abseiling, Bronze medallion/lifeguard, Remote/Wilderness 1st aid (all highly desirable)
  • Bushwalking/Sea Kayaking/Mtn Biking Instructor (desirable)

Generous remuneration is provided at above award wage.

In the first instance, interested persons should send resumes to:
– PO Box 93 Mapleton 4560 Qld,

For further information contact Neil Robinson on phone number (07) 5456 3600

Applications close when suitable candidates are found.

Outdoor Activity Instructors, Randstad - Sunshine Coast, QLD

Outdoor Activity Instructors
Randstad – Sunshine Coast, QLD

(Inserted 15/10/2020)

The Role
Randstad is currently seeking experienced and reliable Outdoor Activity Instructors to ensure our clients Recreation Centre is able to successfully and safely meet operational requirements; this position is based on the Sunshine Coast.

Skills and Experience required

  • Lead and facilitate quality experiences for individuals and groups in an appropriate manner to ensure safe participation in sport and recreation activities and programs at the Centre.
  • Contribute as an Individual and as a team to the development and continuous improvement of participation of Queenslanders in sport and recreation programs.
  • The ability to take responsibility for implementing risk management practices associated with providing sport and recreation activities to the public.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of activity specific policies and procedures for the safe, efficient and effective running of the Centre’s programs and activities.
  • Ensure that activities are delivered in compliance with workplace health and safety, industry regulations and standards and the state wide program framework, including preparation, maintenance and storage of equipment.
  • Deliver appropriate standards of client service and relationship management within the Centre and local community.
  • Ensure that accompanying teachers / group leaders have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities while conducting activities at the Centre.
  • Maintain effective administrative systems and procedures in relation to program reporting and workplace health and safety, ensuring compliance with departmental policies and procedures.

Mandatory requirements, Certifications and Accreditations

You will have proven and demonstrated experience in the successful delivery of high quality sport and recreation programs and community activities in an outdoor environment and have a minimum of one year’s industry experience.

You will also hold a Cert III or IV in Outdoor Recreation and hold at least three appropriate accreditations in practical disciplines, including:

  • Challenge Ropes Courses
  • Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Surf-Related Activities

You will also possess the following:

  • A current Positive Notice Blue Card (Type P), for Child Related Employment
  • First Aid Certificate
  • A current Queensland Drivers Licence
  • The Availability to work after hours and on weekends

Opportunities for ongoing work for the right person
Opportunity for growth within the company
Learn new skills
Get quality experience in the industry

How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please contact Cameron from Randstad on (07) 3640 6800.

Applications close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Program Support Officer, Tallebudgera Leisure Centre

Program Support Officer
Tallebudgera Leisure Centre
Palm Beach, QLD

(Inserted 2/10/2020)

Your New Company
Our client,  Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, is a renowned state government organisation based near Tallebudgera Creek, in Palm Beach. Randstad have multiple staff on site and are seeking an energetic and driven Program Support Officer to join their busy team.

Your New Position
You will be looking after groups of children and ensuring they remain safe at all times and properly learn the techniques for the following areas; Kayaking / Canoeing- Surfing – High Ropes – Artificial Rock Climbing – Artificial abseiling. In this position you will be expected to maintain a high level of safety and security for the children staying onsite, therefore the premises are fenced and secure.

These are long term casual positions that are available for an immediate start and have flexible shifts. Please note that these roles require a full medical assessment completed prior to succession and you will be employed by Randstad for this role. Due to the physical nature of the position, a standard level of fitness will need to be met.

The successful candidate will hold:

  • Valid working with Children Blue Card
  • Certificate 4 in Outdoor Recreation with the following experience in facilitating and managing the use of kayaks, rock climbing walls, canoeing, water sports and abseiling
  • Positive and outgoing attitude.

Please note that you will be provided with a uniform upon commencement.

If you are interested, please submit your resume (in Word) as soon as possible via email to Jessica Smith at Ensure that you indicate your experience and appropriate qualifications, including your blue card number.

For further information about this position please call Jessica on (07) 3100 7059.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

Applications close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Casual Outdoor Recreation Trainer and Assessors, The Outdoor Education Consultants

Casual Outdoor Recreation Trainer and Assessors
The Outdoor Education Consultants
Sunshine Coast and SE Qld. region

(Inserted: 13/3/2020)

The Outdoor Education Consultants have positions available for casual trainer and assessors to deliver training at Certificate III, IV and Diploma level in Outdoor Leadership. The average training day is up to 8 hours and occurs mainly on weekends (excluding long weekends) and week days, during the Qld. Public school holidays. Training locations vary from the Gold Coast to Warwick, Hervey Bay and Brisbane.

The ideal candidate:

  • hold the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, including the required additional units.
  • 3 years continuous experience, as a minimum in outdoor recreation as a Guide or higher in the last five years.
  • current first aid certificate
  • working skills and knowledge in one or more of the following:
    • abseiling
    • archery
    • bushwalking
    • canoeing
    • kayaking
    • rock climbing (natural and artificial surfaces)
    • vertical rescue
  • be a suitable candidate to receive recognition of prior learning to the new outdoor leadership training package
  • hold a current Queensland driver’s license
  • hold a current Blue Card (working with children check)

Please send a letter outlining your suitability and a resume to

Applications close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Client Services and Program Coordinator, Thunderbird Park

Client Services and Program Coordinator
Thunderbird Park
Tamborine Mountain

(Inserted: 31/7/2020)


This role is a leadership role which is hands-on, sales orientated, program focused, highly administrative task-orientated, and requires a high level of leadership, detailed attention, energy and enthusiasm.

The Co-ordinator is responsible for building strong relationships with clients and camp team to encourage client satisfaction and ensure that their needs are met. A satisfied client will be likely to return and ensures the spread of positive ‘word of mouth’ marketing to others about the camp and its services and as such are crucial to the future success of the camp and increased retention.

Your role will be predominantly organising client services, staff, sales and supervising all outdoor education and camp programs under the supervision of the General Manager.

Your specific admin, sales and customer service responsibilities are to:

  • Prepare event orders and distribute to staff.
  • Attend weekly operations meetings to discuss upcoming camps and all logistics
  • Prepare deposit invoices, final invoices and supplementary invoices.
  • Send client invoices and report weekly cashflow to General Manager.
  • Be the key ‘relationship builder’ with all program and non-program clients. Your position entails developing and maintaining good working relationships with all clients. For example, maintaining good communication prior to arrival, ensuring clients are happy with service, following up after the service delivery and maintaining ongoing communication to encourage clients return to the camp. This includes oral, written and face to face presentations.
  • Support a team of outdoor education contractual, permanent and casual or otherwise staff by providing staff with program logistical information and informative briefings (through the preparation and facilitation of OEI staff briefs, information kits and debrief sessions).
  • Conduct presentations and face to face meetings with clients when required.
  • Up-sell programs and camp facilities to clients.
  • Be head of communications with all clients pre-quoting to post camp follow up.
  • Responsible for increased conversions and retention.
  • Design suitable services that meet the Camp’s vision and operational procedures and make profit for the camp.
  • Liaise with clients upon arrival: welcome and inform clients of rules and responsibilities (safety brief), and direct clients to accommodation or campsite.
  • Prepare equipment and gear for hire prior to client arrival, including opening camp facilities and leaving out camp information and forms.
  • Design evaluations and any client correspondence to improve services.
  • Liaise daily with clients in occupancy.
  • Collect and analyse evaluations from clients and any feedback.
  • Follow up client groups after service delivery with debrief and organise future bookings.
  • Reviewing booking procedures annually.
  • Support, lead and mentor the client service team through supporting staff with information and informative briefings.
  • Assist with general office management duties. E.g. Maintaining Camp keys, ensuring efficient and operational office space, stationary supplies, equipment operational including photocopier, meeting room and front office etc.
  • Be responsible for lock down procedures and collection of keys.
  • Assist with any marketing projects.
  • Assist in website when requested.
  • Coordinate marketing material and expos. 

Specific Camp Programming responsibilities are to: 

  • Design services and proposals for schools, community and corporate groups.
  • Write program timetables and pre and post camp coordination communications to clients.
  • Developing non-instructional programs that cater for a diversity of needs.
  • Co-ordinate all program logistical co-ordination.
  • Assist in all areas of camp operations and service as directed.
  • Assist in authorising all program staff hours worked and sign off on all timesheets.
  • Develop and implement new OE program resources and ensure current resources are up-to-date.
  • Design and develop new program initiatives, budgets and timetables.
  • Assist in the organisation and implementation of on-site training for the OE contractors, staff and volunteers.
  • Review and update risk management and safety operational plans.
  • Be responsible for conducting stocktakes and audit.
  • Provide all essential log books and audits to the General Manager so they can manage the audit database, program equipment database and log book entries.
  • Ensure facilities are in excellent condition prior to group arrival (eg. Evening lights on, distribution of mattresses, chairs or crockery) where necessary.
  • Ensure all equipment is ready for clients.
  • Ensure Housekeeping is of high quality pre, during and post occupancy.
  • Ensure Catering is of high quality in communications pre and service delivery during occupancy.
  • Ensure Maintenance is of high quality pre, during and post occupancy.
  • Ensure all program debriefs, incident reports and program paperwork are completed, compiled and delivered to the Assistant Manager immediately after each program.
  • Be responsible for the correct storage of outdoor education equipment.
  • Deal effectively with unpredictable and non-routine situations.
  • Assist in debriefing programs and initiating new projects to enhance programs.
  • Report and inform appropriate Managers of any specialised repairs or attention required on the property, in the operations, in business such as (but not restricted to; incidents, near misses, hazards, operational excellence, not exceeding client expectations, following operational procedures, or HR issues effecting workplace.


  •  Maintain a CRM.
  • Ensure all IP is saved and backed up.
  • Develop evaluations and reports to general manager on client service and satisfaction on monthly basis.
  • Attend meetings with Senior Managers, OEI suppliers, Client Services Team and other staff as required.
  • Keep Managers abreast with any workplace issues that affect your workplace responsibilities.
  • Be accountable to Managers regarding task and time management and the management of your workload.
  • Report and inform Managers of any specialised repairs or maintenance required on the property.
  • To complete any unidentified tasks as directed by Managers or Director when required.
  • Conduct an annual review with Managers for feedback and performance appraisal.
  • Contribute positively and proactively to the Thunderbird Park and Cedar Creek Lodges Team.
  • Effectively communicates with all levels of the organisation, business, community and government in a professional and timely manner to ensure the delivery of client needs.
  • Adhere to Professional Code of Ethics, Mission and Values Statement, Strategic Plan, and all policies and procedures including Keeping Children Safe.
  • Report any HR issues of staff to Manager.
  • Ensuring site is always meeting Fire Evacuation standards.
  • Maintain stringent WH&S procedures at all times.
  • Adhere to Accreditation policies at all times.
  • Assist staff with any emergency or task as required, as directed from the Managers.
  • Assist staff with any requirement that fulfils your role to a professional standard for operations and service delivery.
  • As directed, follow any other performance task as required by the Camp from the Managers.
  • Keep a work log detailing tasks completed and hours.
  • Act as a first aid officer when required.

Email resumes to

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Casual Guides & Instructors, Paddle Queensland

Guides and Instructors
Paddle Queensland

(Inserted: 12/3/2020)

Paddle Queensland is recruiting casual Guides and Instructors for their recreation programs.

Job Description

  • We run programs for local 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

Qualifications Needed / Desired

  • PAQS canoeing/kayaking qualification (minimum requirement is a Flatwater Guide)
  • (If you have a recent Cert 4 in Outdoor Education with relevant units completed with sufficient recent experience, we can help you get your PAQS qualifications)
  • Blue Card
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • ABN

Please submit a brief summary of your experience and relevant qualifications to

Applications close when suitable candidates found.

Outdoor Education Instructors (x2), Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Education Instructors (x2)
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
via Blackbutt, QLD

(Inserted: 10/12/2019)

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre is owned and operated by Immanuel Lutheran College. It specialises in month long residential programs for groups in Years 7, 9 and 10.  Programs include high ropes, horse riding, archery, farm activities, hiking and camping, along with many other activities.

The main goal of the outdoor education program is that students experience community living and grow in their own self-sufficiency and confidence in who they are.

Mt Binga’s Values are that all participants will:

  • Show Initiative
  •  Persevere
  •  Collaborate
  • Challenge Themselves
  • Take Responsibility
  • Respect Our Environment
  • Have Gratitude
  • Engage in Community

Suitably qualified instructors are invited to apply for the following:

Outdoor Education Instructors
2 x 1.0 FTE Contracts
Contract Period: 11 January 2020 – 13 November 2020

Key requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to live and work within the Christian ethos of the College
  • Applicants must have a background in working with youth in a pastoral care/counselling role or equivalent Outdoor Education role
  • Applicants must have Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Applicants must have experience with high ropes and navigation
  • Applicants must have the ability to recognise potential risks and emergency situations in outdoor activities and a rural setting, and coordinate responses where required
  • Applicants must hold current Senior First Aid certificate (Wilderness/Remote Area First Aid qualification will be considered favourably)

About Working at Mt Binga:
The Centre is a former logging camp and has been an Outdoor Education Centre since 1982. Mt Binga is a small community of staff that live on site in modern accommodation. The closest country town is Blackbutt (24kms), with the closest city being Toowoomba (76km). You can expect to live a farm lifestyle, with some modern conveniences.

Further information including position descriptions are available at the website listed below.
Electronic applications including the names of three current referees, and addressing the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Job and Person Specification to:

The Principal
Immanuel Lutheran College

Applications close: 4pm Monday, 6 January 2020.

Outdoor Education Instructor, YMCA Camping

Outdoor Education Instructor (Casual)
YMCA Camping

(Inserted: 7/5/2019)

The YMCA operates a number of services including Child Care, health and fitness, education and training, outdoor education and camping, accommodation and hospitality along with benevolent activities including the YMCA Vocational School and the Schools’ Breakfast program.


YMCA Camping is a long standing activity of the YMCA and is conducted at our Camp Warrawee, Camp North Pine and Camp Bundalong facilities in Brisbane and Camp Leslie Dam near Warwick in Queensland.


We are seeking experienced and professional customer focussed individuals to take on the role of Outdoor Education Instructor. You will be responsible for running YMCA Camping outdoor education programs.

In this position, you will be paid $30.84 per hour.


The ideal applicant will have a strong outdoor education background, be highly motivated, have high standards, and a passion for excellent customer service.

In addition, candidates will require the following key attributes:


1. Tertiary qualifications in Outdoor Education or Outdoor Recreation (Certificate IV Outdoor Education or equivalent);

2. Sound knowledge of computer systems including an ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of programs;

3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimum direction and as part of a team;

5. Demonstrated ability to apply sound reasoning and judgement; exercise tact; and maintain discretion;

6. Minimum Class C drivers licence or equivalent;

7. Current certification for First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management, or willingness to obtain;

8. Currently possess, or be willing to obtain, a positive notice Blue Card in accordance with the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000;


1. Royal Life Bronze Medallion and Pool Life Guard Qualifications or equivalent;

2. Demonstrated Experience in the Outdoor Education and Recreation sector with demonstrated proficiency in risk management, program development, group facilitation and logistics planning.

Please send your resume and cover letter to

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people

Applications close when suitable candidates are found.

Outdoor Activity Instructors, Riverlife
Outdoor Activity Instructors
Riverlife Adventure Centre

(Inserted: 23/4/2019)

Riverlife in Brisbane is looking for energetic and experienced outdoor activity instructors who are able to work on a casual basis with a flexible roster. We’re a 7-day operation, with Night Experiences on weekends, so plenty of opportunities for work to suit alternative work schedules. 

Qualifications needed/desired:

  • Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation (or similar), OR
  • Equivalent qualification in a specific activity (i.e. kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Successful applicants must currently have or be willing to obtain: First Aid, CPR & Blue Card.
At Riverlife we are all about creating amazing, inclusive experiences for our customers, so if you’re good with people, always have a smile on your face, and have any of the above qualifications, email us your resume at
Applications close when a 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.

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.

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