Outdoor Education Jobs

Kickstart or advance your career in outdoor education with Outward Bound Australia.

Current Outdoor Education Jobs
Group Leaders
Become a Group Leader with Outward Bound Australia.

• Experience the ultimate outdoor adventure.
• Industry-leading professional development.
• Contract or casual with great conditions.

Outward Bound Australia is excited to be recruiting outdoor education Group Leaders. Be part of an inspiring field crew with industry-competitive employment conditions and bespoke professional development. This is a great time to join our team. Become part of our unique community, leading adventures in the outdoors with a wide range of participants and building life-long friendships with your peers.

Outward Bound is the heart and heritage of outdoor experiential learning in Australia. Join us to see where it all began and become a part of creating a new future for outdoor education – at a time when young people need outdoor adventure learning more than ever!

As a Group Leader, you will be responsible for your team of participants while out on expedition programs, hiking, paddling and climbing in stunning National Parks in ACT, NSW, WA and Victoria.

Positions are also available to support our on-base programs (hard top) at Tharwa. Or a bit of both!

Please email your updated CV and Qualifications to: people@outwardbound.org.au.
Group Leaders in Training
Have you ever considered a career in outdoor education?

We’re looking for legends who are ready to take on their Cert III or Cert IV in Outdoor Leadership. Get paid to study your Cert III and/or Cert IV in Outdoor Leadership and work with Outward Bound.

• Do you love the outdoors, have a sense of adventure and want to help people achieve their best?
• Do you want to develop your leadership and technical skills in hiking, paddling and roping activities?
• Are you over 18?
• Do you have the right to work in Australia?

If you answered yes to those questions, then an Outward Bound traineeship might be for you! We have two intakes per year and are always happy to talk to you about starting with us in the future.

Based in Tharwa ACT (with accommodation available, pending capacity) you’ll be paid while you study and get hands on experience in all aspects of outdoor education and leadership.

Please email your updated CV and Qualifications to: people@outwardbound.org.au to register your interest!
Duke of Edinburgh Award Supervisors
Are you an experienced bushwalker, like working with children and young adults and want to share your hiking knowledge and life skills?

Outward Bound Australia is an Open Award Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in ACT, NSW and Victoria. This means we now administer the entire award for young people whose school doesn’t run it. It also means we have increased demand for Adventurous Journeys, ranging from two to four days.

Join our team to supervise these hikes, mostly during school holidays and weekends in ACT, NSW, Victoria and WA. Casual rates are between $350 and $450 per day, and you get to travel to different locations across the country.

You’ll be trained on Duke of Ed requirements, assessed on map-reading and group-management skills. Casual employment means you can fit this amongst your other adventures. It doesn’t suit everyone, but the right people are paid well to share their knowledge in a variety of locations across Australia.

You’ll also get access to wholesale rates on outdoor gear; i.e. Pro Deals, as an added bonus. It could be the perfect opportunity to earn while doing what you love.

Retirees and mature-age people are encouraged to apply. Age is no barrier. If you’re fit enough, responsible and can communicate effectively in a group environment, you’re halfway there.

Please email your experience and/or qualifications to: people@outwardbound.org.au.
Equipment and Logistics Manager

We are looking for an Equipment and Logistics Manager at Tharwa to support the delivery of outdoor education programs. The position provides equipment and logistic support for courses, including field equipment, vehicles, stock take and gear maintenance, and the use of consumables. Annual budgeting skills will be useful, and a medium rigid license is preferred. Successful candidates will need to submit a WWVP check.

Contact us for more details via: people@outwardbound.org.au

Maintenance Volunteers Needed

If you're in the Canberra region you know how green the grass is right now. For Outward Bound that means our beautiful 32 acre rural Tharwa property on the banks of the Murrumbidgee requires constant maintenance to keep it functioning as an outdoor education centre.

We’re a non-profit that’s struggled through bushfires and Covid over the past few years but we’re still here and we’re still running programs to help people overcome life’s hurdles. However we need help to keep the base looking good. Unchecked, the grass would be overhead in weeks.

If you have a day a week to jump on the ride on mower, take the whipper snipper around the trees or are a handyperson whose hammer and cordless drill are getting cobwebs in the toolbox since you retired, we'd love to hear from you.

We’re a relaxed bunch of people so whatever help you can give is appreciated. A day a week, a month, whatever time you can afford to give is welcome. We’ll cook you a BBQ and shout you a cold drink some days too.

Please email us at people@outwardbound.org.au

“I did a traineeship, and it set me up for life.” Beau Miles on why you should do an Outward Bound Traineeship.

Make a difference, leading people to face new challenges, grow in confidence and love the outdoors.

Bring your Outdoor Recreation Cert III, IV or degree and Wilderness First Aid and we will help you to take your professional development to the next level. As a Group Leader at Outward Bound Australia your work will be valued, earning between $46,000 and $58,000 per year plus 10% superannuation, with overnight and other allowances recognizing the special contribution you make.

Staff accommodation is also available at Tharwa, ACT – providing the opportunity to live, work and play at Outward Bound! Full and part time contracts and /or casual positions are available to match your needs. International applicants are welcome, however working visas and access into Australia must already be secured. Positions ideally commence with two weeks of induction and inhouse training at the beginning of August.

Be part of Outward Bound

Outdoor Education Jobs with Outward Bound provide a unique opportunity to make a difference. Our mission is to provide challenging experiences that help people discover, develop and achieve their potential. Our culture is supported by our values of Human Potential, Integrity, Responsibility, Resilience, Compassion and Service. Learn more about our mission and values. Working at Outward Bound Australia is more than a job, it is an inspiring lifestyle that provides challenge and adventure along with the opportunity to make lasting friendships and visit untouched parts of Australia.

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