Joining Our Team




WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING INSRUCTOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. However, we generally hire two times per year (one season typically beginning in August, and one typically beginning in January). If you are interested in future seasons, please see the description below:

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp seeks suitably experienced and enthusiastic outdoor instructors to join our awesome team. The successful applicant may have the opportunity to renew the contract for additional seasons. This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the best known Outdoor Activity Centres in the industry, with great staff and an amazing work environment.


We seek people with a passion for inspiring youth in the outdoors, some instructional experience, and preferably NZOIA qualifications in rock, bush or sea kayak. For those with this higher skill set, there may be the opportunity to assist on our Central Plateau programs that include caving, outdoor rock climbing, and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.


Work will include leading groups on a range of activities based on Motutapu Island, a pest free Island in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Successful applicants will be required to assist in the maintenance and the overall efficient day to day running of the camp, in addition to the core Instructional role. Some weekend work will also be required.


Candidates must have experience in outdoor instruction and be confident and competent in rope work and one water based pursuit. You must have a willingness to train in all activities offered at MOEC and in return will be given opportunities to develop your individual skills and knowledge.


Successful applicants will be able to work independently within our hard working team with the aim to provide quality outdoor experiential education.


Successful applicants will be trained to lead a variety of activities including sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, waka ama, high ropes, climbing, abseiling, archery, environmental education, and more. While our camp hosts groups of all ages and backgrounds, your main focus will be on youth & school groups with ages ranging mainly from 11-15.


As this position is residential, a weekly rate plus accommodation is offered.


For up and coming instructors, this is an opportunity to work for an organisation that believes in working with its staff to move forward, build skills, and achieve qualifications.


If you don’t mind working hard, and would like the opportunity to live on a stunning Hauraki Gulf island while you do it, then this is the place for you!!


For inquiries, please email