Direct at Wollangarra

Wollangarra is seeking one or two people to fill the position of Director/s from end of September 2019. Our current Directors and their family (Clare, Jay and Elliot) have done such a wonderful job directing Wollangarra for the previous two years, but it is time for them to move on to their next big adventure. 

Director Position Description

Wollangarra was established thirty years ago, but remains more relevant than ever to the young people of today. It provides an opportunity for them to experience a lifestyle based around the simple philosophy of doing rather than talking and fixing rather than complaining.

Directing at Wollangarra is a hugely challenging, but rewarding experience. Director/s (and their family) have the opportunity to live onsite and work closely with a team of dedicated staff members, taking young people hiking into and educating them about the mountains. 

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some previous Directors have said of their experience:

“Places like Wollangarra are so special and such a treat for us to educate and be educated in. It is so rewarding for us to see changes in young people and changes in ourselves.” Joey 2000 – 2002

It (Directing) has been an extraordinary two years. I knew it would be amazing, and I have not been disappointed. Thanks to all those people who have opened their doors, their hearts, and most importantly their fridges, to me. When asked why I came to Wollangarra, the reasons I came up with were Change, Challenge and Community. I got all that, and a lot more, and I thank every person who I have met while out here for their contribution to my experience. I feel that I have shaped Woll in some way, but it has definitely shaped me.” Ross 2005 – 2007

“What a fulfilling three years we have had at Wollangarra. Always something full of purpose and meaningful to be done. We have learnt so much from so many people. We have had heaps of adventures in some of the most beautiful places in Victoria. What an amazing place to live and work and share with our family. All the hard yakka has been totally worth it.” Simmo 2007-2010

We will be hosting a casual afternoon at The Retreat Hotel on Sunday 16thJune at 2pm. This will be an opportunity for people thinking of working at Wollangarra to meet and mingle with ex-staff and ex-directors in a casual setting. If you would like to come along please RSVP to businessmanager@wollangarra.org.auor you can phone the homestead on (03) 5148 0492. 

The following video was originally made for staff members thinking of working at Wollangarra for a year, however it gives a good picture of what life at Woll is like.

Wollangarra Outdoor Education Centre from Jeremy Beasley on Vimeo.

If you think you have the ability, experience and willingness to take on this unique role then please click on the position description below and send through an application. Please direct any questions via email to businessmanager@wollangarra.org.au or you can phone the homestead on (03) 5148 0492. 

Director Position Description

We look forward to hearing from you. 


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