Our History

The Wollangarra Director role is a once in a lifetime 2-3 year live-in position suited to either a couple or individual. The director/s are the heart of our strong community for their time at Wollangarra, and each new person in the role brings with them new knowledge, experience and personality that add to the vibrant Wollangarra story. Wollangarra prides itself on running high standard outdoor education programs that encourage care for natural spaces and others, foster community and gives young people purpose they can thrive on.

As an integral member of our small community based around simplicity, the director/s days are filled with hard work and a strong sense of purpose. This is a challenging, but immensely rewarding experience that enables directors to have lasting impacts on the lives of young people, inspiring them alongside the Victorian mountains. This hands-on role is exciting, dynamic, varied and no two days are the same, but overall it centres around overseeing the running of our outdoor education programs for young people that are inspiring, safe and effective, training and managing a staff team, maintaining the Wollangarra homestead, facilities and equipment and administrative tasks.

The director/s are provided with a small cottage on ‘Tussocky Flat’, nestled in the Gippsland foothills overlooking the Macalister River, as well as food, utilities and a sustainable honorarium. This incredible opportunity comes up every 2-3 years, and is advertised on our website, social media, newsletter and through the trusty Wollangarra grapevine.

If this is the sort of position that you may be interested in for the future, and you would like to chat about it further, please email directors@wollangarra.org.au. Otherwise keep an eye out for when the role is advertised and we would love to hear from you