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Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Education Facilitators


Whilst we have experienced a stoppage to our business we expect an extra busy period to make up for lost time starting mid July to December 2020.

Covid 19 has brought many challenges, while we have been able to keep many of our staff engaged under Job Keeper, we will be faced with an increased need for facilitators in Term 3 and Term 4.

We welcome people that have worked in the tourism industry to apply. We understand tourism has faced the biggest hit in decades and many aspects of outdoor education and recreation cross over with the tourism sector. We are working with our future tourists, endeavouring to create a love of outdoors and travel with our students of today.

We will have intake training at the end of June beginning of July. We’re excited to come out on the other side of this with great learning experiences in the outdoors!!

Position Objectives

To provide a positive and safe learning environment for people who attend a Wilderness Escape outdoor education program and/ or camps.

To support and uphold outdoor educational learning principles and promote a positive outdoor educational experience which will encourage the desire to participate in future outdoor experiences.

To supply and facilitate an environment in which people will learn skills in a broad range of outdoor educational activities as well as philosophies that will promote a desire to continue to participate and extend their outdoor skills and experiences in the future.

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  • Current Remote Area or Wilderness First Aid
  • Australian or New Zealand residency or a current working visa with clear travel plans.
  • Child Safe Environments, Responding to Abuse and Neglect;
  • DSCI clearance (working with children clearance) South Australia
  • MR (bus) License (preferable); will need to obtain Driver Accreditation on commencement.
  • Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion.
  • Food Handling and Hygiene.
2 or more activity specific qualifications preferred with a willingness to extend

All Australian National Training Package qualifications will be accepted.  International qualifications will be considered.

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Preferences will be given to people who have experience with diverse age groups and styles of programs from base/ residential to journey based expeditions. 

Our pay and conditions come under a Fair Work registered Enterprise Agreement.   Full time instructing positions may be available. 

Wilderness Escape has been providing schools and other groups with quality outdoor programs for 28 years and is the largest provider of school camps, excursions and outdoor pursuits in South Australia and one of the largest on a national scale.  We provide outdoor experiences to schools from a junior primary level up to senior secondary. 

Our aim is to improve the relationship that people have with the outdoors and enjoy a range of recreational and educational experiences. We utilise outdoor settings as a means of escape from social stresses; to gain better understanding of ourselves; improve our relationships with others and find enjoyment associating within groups away from our structured surroundings.

South Australia is a great place to run outdoor programs as we can offer diverse activities and environments all year round.  The added variety of conducting day programs, base camps and journey expeditions helps to give balance. 

We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic instructors; people who have multiple qualifications.  We take care to give variety of programs to reduce burnout.   Work all year round is a refreshing reward when people come to South Australia.

Training and upskilling is advantageous and something we encourage and provide.  We have an extensive training calendar as we believe multi skilling continues to be a win/win.

Resumes and letters of interest can be directed to:

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Where: Based in Adelaide - various South Australian camp and wilderness locations

Workload: Full Time     Casual     Contract    

Closing Date: N/A

Carla Nielsen
Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: employment@wildernessescape.com.au

Website: http://www.wildernessescape.com.au

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