Overview

YMCA Camp Adair is on the look-out for motivated, outgoing and passionate staff to join the team. You will be working on a range of outdoor activities on our large residential facility with diverse groups. Camp Adair offers a wide range of outdoor education programmes for individuals, schools and corporate groups. As an Outdoor Instructor you will be leading clients in activities like:  High Ropes, Climbing, Hiking, Kayaking and much more. As well as providing support for groups on site as required.

The role of an Outdoor Education Instructor is one full of adventure as you instruct our outdoor educational programmes, maintaining the facility and equipment, working on week long holiday programmes, and providing general support for groups during their stay. We are looking for up to 5 individuals to join our Camp Adair team, with an ASAP start date. Work will be required mostly through the weekdays between 8am-7pm, but occasionally you will be required to work on the weekend and evenings as the hours vary depending on the programme. There may be opportunities for additional evening and weekend hours as well as being on call.

The job requires:

  • Experience in the outdoors and preferably in climbing
  • Ability to work with children
  • A current First Aid certificate
  • An understanding of risk management
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A full drivers licence (preferred but not essential)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A strong work ethic, be hard working and reliable

We provide training to develop your skills and enable you to coordinate and lead activities. As weekend work may be required, candidates will need to be flexible with work hours. For appropriate candidates we may be able to provide accommodation on site.

YMCA Auckland is committed to Child Protection and the safeguarding of children and young people in our care and it is our expectation that all staff will operate in a way that reflects this intent.

The successful applicant will need to return a satisfactory Police Record Check before commencement of Employment and have a the legal right to work in New Zealand.

If you passionate about the outdoors and want to work at one of the most iconic outdoors centres in Auckland, please send a CV and cover letter to Rox Oakenfull (rox.oakenfull@ymcaauckland.org.nz), specifying why you would like to join our team. We will recruit until all positions are filled so get in before they’re gone! Please note the interview process will start prior to the job ad closing.

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