CAREERS AT THE OUTDOOR EDUCATION GROUP 

The Outdoor Education Group is a for-purpose organisation, seeking to make learning outdoors accessible to all young Australians.

Outdoor Educator Journeys

OUTDOOR EDUCATOR JOURNEYS

As a Journeys Outdoor Educator, you will lead students in some of the most stunning and impactful locations around the country.

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OUTDOOR EDUCATOR CAMPS

As a Camps Outdoor Educator, you will encourage, excite and lead students in a site you’ll know like the back of your hand.

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

As a Program Coordinator you are instrumental in leading and supporting our programs, staff and students in the field.

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IMAGINE YOURSELF WORKING HERE

Working in some of the most stunning locations in Australia, empowering young people in the outdoors ... imagine yourself working here.

 

The Outdoor Education Group is a for-purpose organisation, seeking to make learning outdoors accessible to all young Australians.

 

Founded in 1984, our not for profit position enables us to provide outdoor education to schools and community groups across the country, while investing in improving the opportunities offered to more young Australians.

 

The Outdoor Education Group works with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and supports students to become real world ready. We support more than 48,000 students each year in locations across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australian, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

 

We would love you to join us.

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DELIVERING OUTCOMES

We are experts in creating an educational overlay and matrix across an outdoor education program.  Our programs are designed to support your curriculum and teaching frameworks to deliver social, physical and psychological outcomes.

 

We believe in the power of experiential learning in the outdoors as it is:

 

MEANINGFUL real, applied learning and experiences with purpose, actions and consequences.

 

MEMORABLE the experience stands out and stays with you for life. It is fun yet challenging.

 

CHARACTER BUILDING it enables individuals to recognise there is more to themselves and others than they realised. It improves and builds upon an individual’s strengths.

 

TRANSFERABLE learning life skills to apply in multiple situations and settings. It equips individuals to thrive throughout life.

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OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose is to make learning in the outdoors accessible for all young Australians.

 

The Outdoor Education Group know learning in the outdoors is a great way to enhance young people's personal development and promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

 

Changes in society are affecting childhood experiences. Opportunities for outdoor play and exploration are diminishing, contributing to more sedentary lifestyles, disconnected from the natural world. Learning in the outdoors increases student’s physical, mental and social health and overall.

HOW OUR TEAM BRING OUR PURPOSE TO LIFE

We asked our team to share how they see their role delivering on our purpose.

MAGGIE RIGBY

When I'm out there with students, I impart my own passion and love for the outdoors and with that comes respect for the natural world. Passing on as much passion and knowledge as I can so hopefully, the students I lead can see the places we explore in the same way I see them. This includes the respecting and acknowledging that we share these spaces with others.

- Outdoor Educator, VIC

BLAIR YATES

I have a passion for the outdoors stemming from childhood and teachers I had. I want to pass that on, and I have an educational background, so I do that through educating. I try my best to teach young people about animals and environments and their surrounds. I do a debrief at the end of program, which gives the students an opportunity to share with the group what they have learnt and how they feel about the outdoors.

- Outdoor Educator, VIC

KARIN BURROUGHS

In a nutshell, my role supports growth in business. For context, I design programs in consideration of three primary features: OEG, the client, and the student. My aims are to design programs that are a good fit for OEG’s internal resourcing and calendar, are within the budget and risk tolerance for the school, and are designed with the right content, physicality, and social opportunities for the students, with regard to season, and venue.

- Karrin Burroughs, National Resource and Design Co-ordinator

JAYDE COOPER

It's about one of two things – either giving those who don’t want to be there a one-off experience and making it the best it can be, being a doorway into the world they otherwise wouldn’t go into. And for those who have an interest in the outdoors it's about giving those young people the skills to take their friends out, their family. They learn how to camp, cook, pack a pack, so they can pass on their passion.

- Outdoor Educator, SA

GLENN BENSON

Working with groups made up of different demographics it allows us to impart skills and inspire development, which can support them in adulthood and to fostering some form of love of the outdoors, maybe even eventually working in the outdoors themselves to continue passing on these skills.

- Outdoor Educator, NSW

JYE MITCHELL

I believe my current role supports the development and progression of our field team. With a focus upon creating more sustainable professional pathways, my recent work also supports smoother program design and planning through the review of more integrated, functional leader competency systems.

- Quality Assurance Coordinator

NICKY HANSON

A large part of my role is to ensure that everything that should have been done in preparation for a program has been done. As a result, students have a positive and possibly life-changing experience on camp, and the school wants to come back again!

- Head of Operations, WA

ELYSE MARR

I work with a process of storm-norm. If there is a conflict we talk it out and it allows young people to become closer and appreciate their time outdoors together.

- Outdoor Educator, NSW

ALASTAIR MASON

By providing an effective corrective, routine, scheduled, preventive, and predictive maintenance program, we can ensure both our machinery and facilities run smoothly "behind the scenes". We aim for 100% productivity for OEG's program deliveries.

- Maintenance Coordinator Eildon-Wanggai

OUR VALUES

Our values and our culture support our purpose and allow us to deliver incredible outcomes and impact for our partner schools, and each other.

Pioneering

BE PIONEERING

We chart new ground by placing the outcome at the centre.

Navigate

NAVIGATE THE JOURNEY

We are rigorous in our preparation and execution.

Guide

GUIDE TOWARDS EXCEPTIONAL IMPACT

We empower each other and our customers through our powerful connection to the outdoors.

Amplify

AMPLIFY THE EXTRAORDINARY

Together we focus on the positive difference we make for the future.

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?