Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre

Outdoor Education Professionals

Barrington Outdoor Education

Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre (BOAC) is currently recruiting staff to join our team for the busy 2018-2019 season, from September through to the end of May.

We are offering fixed term and casual positions working on a variety of centre and expedition based programs for both tourism and outdoor education clients. 

The activities we offer include whitewater kayaking and canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling, bushwalking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and flatwater canoeing, plus a range of outdoor education activities such as high ropes and survival skills.

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We are looking for staff who show a commitment to outdoor recreation and the environment, have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working in a busy, fast-paced environment. You must have a real enthusiasm for the great outdoors and a passion for empowering people, young and old, through outdoor activity. Of course we are looking for people with a desire to work hard and who are willing to live in a rural area. You will also need to hold a need a full drivers license and a Working with Children’s Check or have the ability to get one.

In return, all BOAC employees are paid above the industry award and we offer great incentives to complete your ongoing work with us, including training and additional certification as well as generous discounts on personal adventure equipment for paddling, mountain biking and climbing through our retail outlet – Random Adventure Gear. You will be joining a team of existing, highly experienced and friendly staff and you will have access to top quality equipment across all activities. Cabin accommodation for staff is also available at our beautiful campground, The Steps of Girrba, which is located on the Barrington River.

We are based in the scenic, rural town of Gloucester on the doorstep of the World Heritage rainforest of Barrington Tops National Park. The town boasts all modern amenities such as supermarkets, Olympic swimming pool, pubs and clubs and train and bus services. More importantly it is close to stunning National Park walking trails, mountain biking trails and is just one hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast around Forster, Port Stephens and Shoal Bay.

Contract Positions Whitewater Qualified:

We work on one of NSWs most pristine whitewater rivers and require Whitewater Skills Instructors with a minimum grade 2 whitewater certification from Australian Canoeing or the equivalent. Ideally you will also have a minimum Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent experience. This is a varied and exciting role where you will gain experience across a broad range of outdoor recreation activities from guiding day tours to teaching skills to school groups through to joining staff for development and training adventures. All Contract Employees are expected to have first aid qualifications.

Contract dates:          

10 September 2018 to 31 May 2019

4 February 2019 to 31 May 2019

Contract Positions Outdoor Education:

Our Outdoor Education Activity Instructors must have a minimum Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation. Whitewater Qualifications are preferred but not essential. Our Outdoor Education programmes are a combination of centre based and expedition style programmes. We have one of the most scenic abseil sites in NSW and many of our programs are held at our beautiful campground, the Steps of Girrba, which boasts 3.5km of mountain biking single track. Whitewater and flat water kayaking and canoeing are our biggest drawcard but our programmes also include bushwalking (on trail and off trail), high ropes, initiatives, wildcraft and group challenges. All Contract Employees are expected to have first aid qualifications.

Contract dates:          

10 September 2018 to 31 May 2019

4 February 2019 to 31 May 2019

Casual Positions:

BOAC is also looking for confident Outdoor Education professionals to join our team a program on the following dates:

29 October – 1 November 2018

Further dates to be published throughout the season.


Send your resume to Brian or Naomi on or call us on +61 2 6558 2093.

Where?: Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia

Workload:   Casual   Contract

Closing Date ( 26.08.2018


Brian or Naomi
Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre

126 Thunderbolts Way
Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia 2422

Phone: +61 2 6558 2093