What does Red Earth do?

Red Earth partners with Traditional Owners in Cape York, Central Australia and Arnhem Land, and assists them in hosting groups on their land. Groups spend 10 days doing cultural activities, completing a project on a homeland, visiting sacred sites & spending time having a yarn with the Traditional Owners of the land. In doing so, they develop a genuine connection with the Traditional people and the country they live on.

Red Earth specialises in unique experiences that are not available outside of this setting. We foster one-on-one relationships with the Traditional Owners we work with and are the only external group to have access to the homelands we visit.

Red Earth also spends time preparing the groups for their travel to remote Indigenous Australia, and sends leaders with the groups to help facilitate the experience.

Working with our team is a genuine opportunity to help close the gap, educating future generations about the rich Aboriginal culture and history which is right here in our own backyard.

How do you get involved?

Red Earth is always looking for professional, enthusiastic leaders to join our team. A large part of what we do is rooted in relationships with Traditional Owners, and experiences had on-Country. As such, we do not believe we can train leaders in any way other than sending them on an immersion to see what Red Earth is all about.

With experience working in the Outdoor Recreation industry, we know that you will be experienced and well suited to the style of program we run. As such, we will pay you as an assistant leader to join a trip and learn the ropes from one of our experienced staff members. Once you have completed your training trip, you will be added to the roster as a Red Earth leader, and will facilitate cultural immersion programs in the region you have trained in.

What qualifications do I need to have?

You will have the opportunity to get to know Traditional Owners in their own backyard, and hear from them first-hand about their culture, history, challenges and the importance of living on their country. You will get to visit some of Australia’s most remote communities, with all expenses paid including flights.

To apply for this position, you MUST have the following qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or higher
  • Remote First Aid Certificate or higher
  • 2+ years industry experience in Outdoor Recreation

In addition to these qualifications, Red Earth require our leaders to have the qualifications listed below. If you do not already have these qualifications, Red Earth will pay for and assist you in obtaining these qualifications:

  • Pool Bronze Medallion (Arnhem Land & Cape York only)
  • Drive & Recover a 4WD Certificate
  • Relevant Working with Children Checks

How do I apply?

To apply for a position with Red Earth in 2020, please complete our Online Expression of Interest – http://www.redearth.edu.au/2020-application-form/

Please note that to work for Red Earth, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be available for one of our group interview dates – see information below
  • Be 21 years or older on 1 April 2020
  • Be based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane
  • Hold a full manual drivers’ licence
    • Note: All Red Earth Vehicles are manual – if you cannot drive a manual vehicle, you will be unable to work with Red Earth
  • Be eligible to get a Working with Children Check
  • Be available to travel on an immersion in 2020
  • Be available to attend a compulsory training event in Sydney – 7th-8th March 2020
    • Note: Those residing in Melbourne & Brisbane, travel to/from the training event will be organised & paid for by Red Earth

What is the selection process?
Interview Process
The Red Earth Program Manager & Head of Operations will be conducting group interviews in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane on the dates listed below. If you are interested in applying to work with Red Earth, please note that you must be able to attend one of our nominated interview dates.

In the interview, applicants will be required to complete a series of tasks & will be asked questions relating to skills which will be useful on an immersion. The group interview will take roughly 2 hours, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Interview Dates

  • Sydney – Thursday 4th & Friday 5th December 2019
  • Melbourne – Saturday 7th December 2019
  • Brisbane – Sunday 8th December 2019

Locations & times will be emailed to applicants who are invited to attend the interviews.

Applications close: Friday, 29 November 2019.