Overview

1 year negotiable, Full-time, live-in position to start as soon as possible

What is Wollangarra?
Wollangarra is an independent, non-profit organisation situated beside the Macalister River south of Licola, Victoria. Through outdoor education, Wollangarra aims to provide a small but vital step towards a healthier environment, a stronger community and happier young people.

Wollangarra is a unique and simple place. There is no electricity and access is via flying fox across the river. Everything is in the old style, including wood fired stoves and boilers, open fire places and old style gas lights.

The pioneer style homestead accommodates up to 24 young people in a simple but comfortable way. There are no timetables or bells, watches or mobile phones. Wollangarra offers young people the chance get away from all that and discover the heart of Victoria’s high country in small, well supervised hiking groups. They are then given the opportunity to return on follow-up programs and become part of an ongoing program of practical conservation in the nearby mountains.

Who are we looking for?
The successful applicant will be a skilled outdoor educator, already quite proficient at leading groups in the outdoors, who is looking to experience a year of intensive professional development and personal learning under the guidance of our incoming Director. This position was created to enable a leader of young people outdoors to step up into leading and facilitating a group of other outdoor leaders.

The Program Manager will form the management team in conjunction with the Director and, as such, will enable a real “hands-on” approach to all aspects of managing the Wollangarra program and property. You will be a good “people-person” and someone who is able to get your stuff done whilst facilitating the staff team to be successful in what they are doing as well.

More information
You can find a full position description and further information on how to apply at: http://wollangarra.org.au/program-manager/

It is highly recommended that prospective applicants experience Wollangarra first hand. Those who are new to Wollangarra may also wish to visit the website (www.wollangarra.org.au) to familiarise themselves with the program structure.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Josh or Annabelle at the homestead on (03) 5148 0492 or on directors@wollangarra.org.au.

Applications will close once the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you.