JOB VACANCY: Auckland outdoor instructor

JOB VACANCY: Auckland outdoor instructor

We are looking for an outdoor instructor for our Auckland office! But don’t be fooled by the not-very-outdoorsy-sounding location! Our Auckland instructors go gallivanting all over the place … the stunning beaches of Northland, the rugged bush of the Kaimai Ranges in Coromandel, the plains of the Central North Island. Plus, the hidden beauty inside Auckland: the coastal beauty of the Waitākere Ranges as well as the numerous bays and coves and inlets of the Manukau Harbour for our kayaking, surfing, coasteering missions.

Who is Adventure Specialties?

We are a charity founded in a garage in 1984 that has now grown to be a national organisation with over 20 permanent staff. We combine outdoor adventure with a deeper purpose – a look at the parts of life that are truly important

What do we do?

Our two different ‘categories’ of outdoor adventure programmes are “Adventure With Purpose” and “Adventure Therapy”

>>> Adventure With Purpose aims at building self-awareness, social awareness, cultural awareness, environmental awareness, and a desire to be physically active.

>>> Adventure Therapy aims at increasing a person’s self-worth, building tools for hauora (health and wellness), creating a feeling of community and belonging (whanaungatanga), building a sense of hope for a future with purpose, and increasing taha wairua (spiritual wellness)

Which outdoor pursuits do we do?

Take your pick from our broad range of pursuits: alpine, abseiling, bush, caving, canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking, rock climbing, sea kayaking, surfing, and white water kayaking/rafting. Get experience in lots of these, and pursue the ones that you want to get qualified in, through the national NZOIA qualification scheme.


Think you might be interested? Pop into the Auckland office for a coffee and a chat! (The boss just bought a shiny new coffee machine, so someone will make you a real cuppa).

Or read more info about Job Vacancies on our webpage: Vacancies

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