Work for Mittagundi

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DIRECTOR 2019 - 

30 July 2018

It is with a sense of sadness and understanding that we have to inform you that Phil, Lesley and the girls are going to have to leave Mittagundi much earlier than expected. Some unforeseen family commitments have popped up, that mean that staying on as the Director of Mittagundi is not sustainable for them.

As such, we are starting the search for a new director. If you think you might have what it takes to take the lead on running purposeful programs for young people (or know soemone who might), please read the position description below for more information.

Phil will be available to help with the handover and to make sure that the new Director gets the best handover possible. We would like to thank Phil, Lesley and the girls for all that they have done during their time at Mittagundi, and wish them all the best for the future. 

As a council, we are looking forward to the search for a new Director and the next exciting chapter in Mittagundi's history

2019 Staff Positions

2019 Program Manager - FULL

We're looking for a skilled outdoor educator with program management skills to join our team in an exciting leadership role. This position is designed for a person with solid outdoor and group leading experience to be a valued part of a professional team delivering unique opportunities for young people and leaders on our classic outdoor programs. The key responsibilities are to support the director in all program related responsibilities and team management.

We are looking for applicants that have a passion for working with young people in an outdoor education and working farm environment. The position requires staff to lead young people on outdoor adventure activities (bushwalking, xc skiing, rafting and abseiling) and farm based projects (such as feeding animals and gardening). 

2019 Program Leaders - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

It is rare chance to be a valued part of a professional team delivering unique opportunities for young people on our classic outdoor programs. Leaders are at the heart of Mittagundi’s large community, they share a purposeful life and experience a year of professional development and personal learning through nationally accredited and in house training, skills and group work.

We are looking for applicants that have a passion for working with young people in an outdoor education and working farm environment.  The position requires the leader to lead young people in outdoor adventure activities (cross country skiing, snow camping, hiking, white water rafting and abseiling), logistics activities in support of these activities, and farm-based projects (such as feeding animals and gardening).

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in leading adventure activities in an Alpine environment (qualified cross country/nordic ski instructors, abseil and/or white water rafting guides will be highly regarded).

  • Extensive experience in working with young people (14-17 year old age group).

  • Effective communication skills.
    A demonstrated strong and flexible work ethic.

  • High level of physical fitness and mental resilience.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team.

In addition to the selection criteria, we will be looking for candidates with:

  • A keen interest in young people and the bush.

  • Experience or desire to lead young people in the outdoors.

  • A sense of maturity and initiative ‘to have a go’.

  • A commitment to working, living and learning as part of a team.

  • An ability to take on increasing responsibility and autonomy in work.

  • An ability to work through challenging times of stress and pressure. 

  • An understanding of Mittagundi philosophy.

  • Experience living and working on a farm, or trade skills (mechanics, carpenters/builders and plumbers are handy!).

  • A current Full Non-Restricted Manual Drivers Licences (preferably with experience and/or qualifications in four wheel driving).

  • A Police Check and Victorian Working with Children’s Check (WWCC).

Please be aware that this is a full time, limited tenure, live-in role; Mittagundi will become your home and workplace for the duration of your contract. Consequently, the requirements  of the role (specifically the living arrangements) are not suitable for families.

If you are interested in this role, please have a look around our webpage to familiarise yourself with our programs and review the information about the role. If, after reviewing this information, you are interested in being considered for this role please forward your CV, logbook and a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and why you want to work at Mittagundi to Applications will be processed as they are received, and interviews will commence immediately. Incomplete applications will not be progressed.

Candidates will start in Mid-Jan 2019. Any further queries can be directed to the Mike Heffernan, Council Chair at

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