Manager, Arthurs Pass Outdoor Education Centre

The YMCA is looking for a dynamic educator and outdoor enthusiast who relates well to all ages and harbours a desire to impart knowledge to children in an way which is inspirational and strengths-based.

This is a unique opportunity which would suit anyone who would enjoy living in an alpine environment – being Arthurs Pass village – and also enjoys teaching environmental education to school aged children.

A background in outdoor education and experience or training in primary school teaching and curriculum would be ideal. Couple that with an ability to manage the multiple aspects of this sole-charge position: taking bookings, organising programme logistics, instructing, teaching, facility maintenance and cleaning, health & safety and an ability to communicate with the many different customers and stakeholders, so we are looking for a special individual (or job share for a couple).

Accommodation is provided and day to day expenses are met, alongside a salary which could enable the successful applicant to save a good nest egg while having an experience in Arthurs Pass. The role is a permanent role but we hope for the successful applicant to be willing to commit to 18months – 2 years minimum.



How to Apply

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If this sounds like you then please apply through SEEK.
Applications close: 5pm Friday 30 June 2017 – now extended to Friday 4 August 2017.



Volunteer Programme Instructors

YMCA Wainui Park
YMCA Wainui Park offers a unique volunteer work and training experience for aspiring outdoor instructors, tertiary students who require ‘work experience’ in the area of outdoor leadership, and young adults on their ‘overseas experience’ who have worked for outdoor centres or YMCAs in their home country.

We are currently recruiting volunteer instructional staff for the next season which starts in September 2016.

Volunteer programme staff who are committed for the season live on site in shared accommodation, and receive a small weekly expense allowance as well as training, meals, internet access, vehicle access and a ready-made group of like minded friends!

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How to Apply

For more information please contact Wainui Park Camp

P 03 304 8460 E



Holiday Programme Supervisors

We are always looking for passionate, outgoing and reliable individuals to supervise our busy school holiday programmes!

We need supervisors that are at least 20 years of age, have a current First Aid Certificate, and have a good understanding and experience of working with young people.

We currently run active, creative, performing and general programmes, which you will help create, plan and develop.

This is full time work while school holidays are running, with up to 6 hours of additional paid training prior to the programme starting.


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How to Apply

For more information please contact Youth Development Services at the City YMCA.

P 03 366 0689 E



Holiday Programme Volunteers

Working on a holiday programme is a fantastic way to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with people. Holiday programmes are a huge amount of fun and a very valuable way to give back to the community and gain invaluable skills. Each school holiday period the YMCA runs up to 8 different programmes all over Christchurch City!

As a volunteer leader you will work as part of a team, alongside and experienced supervisor, to run the programme. You can expect to get involved wi the kids, manage your group and the behaviours, role model a positive attitude and have a great experience!

Some of the activities you may be involved in are: movies, tenpin bowling, mini-golf, swimming, Antarctic Centre, sports, art & crafts, outdoor adventure days, inddor climbing and the list goes on! You will be required between the hours of 8:30am to 5pm, and must be 15yrs or over.

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How to Apply

For more information please contact Youth Development Services at the City YMCA.

P 03 366 0689 E



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