Outdoor Instructors
YMCA Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago


Join YMCA for an amazing New Zealand camp experience?

We are now in pursuit of experienced outdoor instructors to join our enthusiastic team at Camp Adair (Hunua Ranges).

YMCA Outdoors provides fun filled experiences for school and community groups, providing a wide range of activities such as archery, climbing, kayaking, high ropes, mountain biking, sailing and orienteering.

What will you be doing?

This is a casual position where hours / shifts will vary week to week, which may include weekdays, weekends and overnight stays.

Some of the key duties will be :

  • Instruct outdoor educational programmes to groups largely aged 8-14, including setting up and packing down equipment.
  • Instruct school holiday programmes (this will include staying overnight during the programme).
  • Be responsible for Health and Safety of campers.
  • Assist with camp tasks including cleaning, maintenance and catering
  • What experience / skills do you need?

    To be a successful Outdoor Instructor for YMCA you need to be passionate about the outdoors, love working with children and all ages, be able to excite others and share your love of the outdoors, as well as the following attributes :

  • Relevant certificates, qualifications and technical skills, including; Outdoor First Aid, High Ropes, Skills Active Quals, NZOIA
  • Experience working with children and / or camps i.e. can include job placements, work experience, volunteer work, etc.
  • Knowledge of water safety and experience with water based activities, being a strong confident swimmer is an advantage.
  • Confidence in talking to groups
  • Ability to give instructions and encourage participation.
  • Ability to think on your feet, be creative and have strong communication skills.
  • Quick learner with the ability to teach others
  • Physically active & able to be on your feet all day, often exposed to the outdoor elements (if you don’t like getting wet or muddy this isn’t for you!)
  • Flexibility to work shifts including some weekends and overnights
  • Hardworking & reliable with your own transport
  • Work as part of a team but also on your own
  • What the YMCA offers :

  • Specific job and safeguarding training with opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • A great team, organisational culture
  • Career opportunities
  • YMCA buying privileges and discounts
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities

    You probably know the song, but did you also know that YMCA North employs around 800 employees across Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga?

    Our operations include facility management, health and fitness, early childhood education, before and after school care, holiday programmes, accommodation, outdoor camps, recreation, aquatic, fundraising and youth programmes.

    As a not for profit, for over 150 years YMCA has been about families. Join us and know that you’re contributing to building strong kids, families and communities now and for many years to come.

    YMCA is able to offer great opportunities for personal development and career advancement. We provide real career pathways and job opportunities in a fun, community-focused environment.

    We are proud to have a great mix of people of all ages and cultures within our teams who love their work and all contribute to our diverse company culture.

    We live by our values of Caring, Honesty, and Respect and Responsibility


    YMCA North 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.

    Staff will be required to attend Safeguarding workshops, trainings and online modules to comply with YMCA North Safeguarding Policy.

    The successful applicant will need to return a satisfactory Police Record Check before commencement of Employment.

    All applicants must currently hold the right to work in New Zealand.

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