Outdoor Educator and Instructor/Surf Instructor/Sea kayak instructor

Job Description

Company Outline 

A-Team Edventures Limited (ATE) is a fast growing, Hong Kong-based Outdoor Education organization. The core business is providing highly professional, quality Outdoor Education programs and leadership camps to international and local schools and universities. These programs are designed to connect participants with the natural surroundings and teach them transferable life skills, as well as reinforce classroom curriculum links with real-world experience.  ATE has two recreational business divisions, Surf Hong Kong and Kayak Hong Kong.  All divisions operate under our “Culture of Safety” cardinal principle. 

Surf Hong Kong is one of the foremost surf schools in Hong Kong, offering lessons, tours, kid’s adventure camps and school programs for individuals to large school groups. SHK offers surfing, SUP paddling, kayaking, canyoning, slack-lining, camping and more. 

Kayak Hong Kong is a sea kayak training and tour operator, where locals and tourists alike can learn everything from basic sea kayaking skills to rescue and self-rescue to surf kayaking. Eco-adventure tours run from several locations in Hong Kong, encompassing paddle and snorkel trips, night paddles and overnight trips.  

Job description 

This is a single position, wherein time may be spent on any of the three aspects (likely 70% education, 20% kayaking, 10% surfing) depending on interest and experience. Therefore, ideal candidate will possess skills in a range of outdoor activities, especially sea kayaking and surfing, and have a broad base of environmental knowledge, capable of delivering educational programming to a wide range of ages and abilities.  

During programs, the ideal candidate will model appropriate behaviors for school-aged children, motivate them in potentially unfamiliar/uncomfortable circumstances and clearly communicate a positive attitude and risk management behavior. The ability to communicate clearly and appropriately and engage with adults, children and other staff is of key importance.  

As a young and rapidly growing company, a self-motivated candidate with a strong work ethic will have the chance to thrive in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to see a task through to completion, whatever the obstacles and come to the table with solutions. Because of the changeable nature of outdoor work, a candidate should quickly adapt to changing circumstances and demonstrate a flexible attitude, as well as a recognition of the needs of other staff, clients, teachers and children. 

Requirements: 
•Programme delivery/event management experience. 
 Group leading experience, especially in sea kayaking/surfing. A candidate with experience 
 organizing trips from first contact to delivery given preference.  
•A bachelor degree, Certificate or Diploma in related discipline. 
•Excellent organizational skills and ability to use initiative. 
•First Aid, but preferably Remote or Wilderness First Aid or higher. 
•Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate risk in outdoor and group settings. 
•Experience working or traveling in the developing world (personal travel is recognized). 
•Previous experience working with youth / appropriate soft skills in outdoor settings. 
•Can write and speak fluent English (with Cantonese or Mandarin advantageous). 
 Police record check or Working with Children certificate or equivalent required.  
 
Work Conditions 
Competitive salary and shared staff accommodation. 
Courses in kayaking, surfing, leadership and medical certifications can be offered. 
Variable schedule based on programs, tour bookings and project needs.  
6-day work week. Due to the nature of the work, there are no scheduled hours per day. Overnights are expected on programs and some tours. Holiday times are compensated for by days off in lieu. 
 The position includes a lot of weekend and holiday work. 
Programs take place in tent camping or dorm settings. 

To Apply

Please send a CV/resume, cover letter discussing why you want to join A-Team EDventures and copies of relevant certifications to:

John Terenzini – [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 
on-going throughout the year
Application Contact Email: 
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Hong Kong, China
Job Experience: 
3 - 5 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
Job Starting Date: 
Flexible in February 2020

Job Details

Job Details: 
Commercial Outfitter/Guide Service
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Environmental Education Program/Center
Experiential Education
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Outdoor Education Center
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