The Urban Challenge is recruiting casual guides for our unique and dynamic program.

The Urban Challenge is an innovative, adventurous outdoor education program designed to engage students in the urban landscape, to work as a team and to have a fun and diverse experience. The Urban Challenge is an unfolding adventure and has been running successfully for ten years, working with schools ranging from Sydney to rural NSW and as far out as the ACT.

During the program, students will learn to navigate their way around Sydney using only their feet and public transport. They will organise their meals, activities and transport, be responsible for their budget and their belongings. The aim of the program is to develop skills that students will use once they have finished school – skills they would not usually have to chance to develop whilst at traditional school camps. We aim to provide a well-rounded and fun experience for students, teachers and staff alike.

Position Description
An Urban Challenge guide will be responsible for facilitating groups of up to 30 students through a 1-4 day urban camp experience. This will involve duties such as group management, interaction with students, schools and activity providers, time management, working in both an individual and team environment, incident management and providing a safe and secure environment at all times. Staff will also be required to stay overnight at the designated accommodation with the students and teachers.

Urban Challenge guides are required to be flexible with their approach to teams, be quick thinking, innovative and approachable.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Previous group leading or similar is required
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • All applicants must enjoy working in a positive and professional team environment.

Work Dates
Applicants must be available to attend a training period in February followed by a three day program familiarisation. From here you will be assigned an individual roster for the remainder of the semester through till the end of the school year.

Essential Dates of Availability:

  • 7th December 2017
  • 5th & 6th February 2018
  • 9th February 2018
  • 13th – 15th February 2018
  • 9th – 13th April, 21st – 25th May 2018

For more information about The Urban Challenge go to: www.theurbanchallenge.com.au

Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to joel@theurbanchallenge.com.au.

Applications close: Sunday, 10th December 2017.