Work with us

Create a ripple of positive change through outdoor education

Joining Optimum Experiences means kicking off a journey in your own career satisfaction, growth and wellbeing. Our team members indulge their passion for the outdoors and enjoy exceptional benefits, like regular professional development, flexible conditions to encourage work-life balance, great salaries and meaningful work that has a positive impact on the world.

Why work with us

Make a difference in the lives of young people as you work with students from kindergarten to year 12. With Optimum Experiences’ sequential learning program, you’ll see students return year after year. Develop lifelong relationships. Nurture their growth. Share your passion for protecting the planet.

We teach students essential life skills, empower young people, and help them thrive in their personal and academic lives - as we also pass on our love of the environment, for their future guardianship.

Positions

Outdoor Leadership Trainee

Help ensure the smooth running of Optimum Experiences programs
As an Outdoor Leadership Trainee with Optimum Experiences, you’ll facilitate programs that exceed group expectations. Help groups achieve their desired outcomes from our specially designed programs, be they educational or recreational.

We’re looking for someone studying a Certificate 3/4 in Outdoor Leadership, who is keen to gain on-the-job experience while also completing formal training.

Work with young people and those who teach and care for them. Pursue your passion for outdoor education. Help protect the environment. Kickstart a rewarding career in the great outdoors.

Outdoor Educator

Salary
As an Outdoor Educator with Optimum Experiences, you’ll lead groups as they undertake programs that exceed expectations. Help groups achieve their desired outcomes from our specially designed programs, be they educational or recreational. Contribute to the leading outdoor education company in the Southern Highlands.

We’re looking for someone with a Certificate 4 in Outdoor Leadership (or an advanced qualification). You’ll have First Aid qualifications and experience in delivering outdoor education, safety briefings and demonstrations.

Work with young people. Inspire people from all walks of life. Pursue your passion for outdoor education. Help protect the environment. Continue your rewarding career in the great outdoors.

Staff benefits

Annualised training
Benefit from an allocated $1500 per person for scheduled external training in accredited and non-accredited courses. Explore a wide range of training opportunities, including mental health first aid, 4WD courses and industry-specific facilitation programs. Take advantage of an allocated five dedicated days each year for externally provided professional development. Access in-house personal development programs throughout the year.
Offsite accommodation
Relax and recharge in our newly renovated staff house (available for rent), located just 5 minutes from our centre and company offices. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Southern Highlands, with easy access to Moss Vale, Bowral, Sydney, Illawarra and the South Coast, close to cafes, shops and essential services like GPs.
Flexibility
We understand the dynamic nature of our industry and the importance of work-life balance. We will work with you to accommodate your personal commitments. Enjoy the variety of programs we offer - from engaging primary school centre-based programs to thrilling 5-day expeditions with year 10 students. Every day brings new adventures and challenges.
Industry-Leading Salary Packages
Experience our industry-leading salary packages, with allowances (field expenses, program differentials) on top of your weekly salary. Benefit from 6 weeks accrued annual leave: time for rest, relaxation and personal pursuits. Additionally, sick leave is available to support your wellbeing. Superannuation contributions are additional to your salary. Our tiered system allows for growth, advancement and recognition.
Meaningful work that impacts young people
Make a difference in the lives of young people as you work with a range of age groups, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Teach essential human skills, including effective communication, leadership, resilience and practical problem-solving, empowering students to thrive in their personal and academic lives.
Strong workplace culture
Join our close-knit team of passionate individuals who share a common purpose and support one another. Benefit from the guidance and support of our Staff Body Wellbeing team, dedicated to your wellbeing and professional development. Engage in staff events and activities that promote a positive and collaborative workplace culture.

Would you like to join the Optimum Experiences team?
We are always looking to the horizon.