Adventure Leader Tutor - Job Position |
We are seeking Adventure Education Instructors - are you keen?
Horizons are currently recruiting for a number of positions over Summer 2019. We'll be delivering a range of school programmes to more than 3000 students, starting in January 2019, and are looking for competent staff who are interested in both locally-based one-day programmes, and multi-day wilderness journeys.
If you'd like to find out more, or to register your expression of interest please email email@example.com. We welcome all expressions of interest, applications are open until October 20th 2018.
Download the Role information here. A position description and an application form.
We'd love to hear from you.
Operations Assistant - 2018 - 2019
This role is to provide operational, planning and administrative support to the Programme Manager to enable the smooth running of the 2019 delivery season. Would suit a highly organised, quick thinking person with previous adventure education experience. This is a 50/50 logistics planning and delivery role.
Length of Contract:5 days per week for term four 2018 and term one 2019
Pay Rates:Dependant on role, previous industry experience and qualifications
For more information including a detailed role descriptions, pay scale and application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org on RE: 2019 Positions.
Keen to find out about GAPYear 2019?
We are hosting an information evening for students and families who are interested in our GAPYear programmes for 2019 and beyond.
This short info session will provide you and your parents with more details about the GAPYear Experience. We'll include an informal presentation on Course Content, and outline the overseas work opportunitites that you can apply for after the programme. Come along to meet the Horizons Team, ask your questions and check out some amazing photos of what YOU could be doing next year!
It’s been another busy term in our work with high schools and we have just completed a series of overnight camps with Avonside Girls High School Year 10 students. These camps were a great opportunity for the girls to head out into the Craigeburn Valley and try their hand at caving (brrrrr), raft building and racing, and team-assisted rock climbing. Groups of Year 13 students were there to lead the way, support the younger girls and try out their leadership skills.
A highlight for students and teachers alike was our collaboration with the Department of Conservation(DOC) on an environmental project. DoC do a lot of pest monitoring in the area, keeping watch for plagues of stoats, rats, mice, hedgehogs, possums and ferrets. DOC provided us with stuffed stoats and kiwi which some of the girls loved and some found a little off-putting – but they were great for everyone to be able to see what we were watching out for and to understand the impact these pests have on our native environment.
Students laid bait (peanut butter) in a tracking tunnel and then returned the next morning to analyse the footprints of various rodents to see what pests were present and in what numbers. Some tunnels were untouched but many saw evidence of overnight visitors and all the data was sent on to DOC to contribute to their research.
We look forward to developing our programme and seeing the year 10’s in action!
Here’s what some of the teaching staff had to say:
“The raft building surprised me. The girls were hesitant / slightly reluctant to get involved but they loved it. It was more fun and challenging than I had anticipated.”
“Great leadership provided by staff. Fun, encouraging and overall great people. They clearly knew what they were talking about and in particular related everything back to facts, safety and sustainability of the environment. I certainly learnt a few things. “
“Pest monitoring task was useful in making the students realise that NZ has a huge problem with introduced pest. “
Find out more about other programmes within our Adventure Education Department here.
Outdoor Safety Updates
Mark has spent a considerable amount of time this past year working with the Department of Labour and Outdoors New Zealand on the review of risk management and safety in the adventure and outdoor commercial sectors, and the development of the audits standards for the new HSE (Adventure Activities) regulations.
Mark also continues to work with numerous adventure / tourism operators throughout New Zealand developing, advising and auditing Safety Management Systems. This, combined with his lead role in the redevelopment of the Outdoors Mark Safety Audit Scheme, means that Mark is well placed to help providers meet the changing needs for safety in the adventure / activity sector. If you'd like more information, please contact Mark: email@example.com