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1. Overview

Let your love for the outdoors and your passion for working with children and making a difference come together in a career that is both rewarding and exciting. Join us and be a part of a team that is dedicated to shaping students through the outdoors.

As an Outdoor Adventure Educator (OAE), you will have the opportunity to lead camping activities, facilitate learning, and ensure the well-being of students at MOE Outdoor Adventure Learning Centres.

This position includes a sponsored basic training programme that lasts 4 to 5 months, during which you will receive a monthly salary. Upon completion of the programme, you will be ready to embark on your journey as an OAE.

Why join us as an Outdoor Adventure Educator (OAE)?

Outdoor Adventure Educator 

Impact Students’ Lives Through Outdoor Adventure

As an OAE with MOE Outdoor Adventure Learning Centres (OALCs), you play a key role in creating memorable outdoor adventure experiences that shape students’ lives. Imagine leading a group of enthusiastic learners on a thrilling outdoor expedition or conquering the height-based activities. You’re not confined to the four walls of a classroom; you’re in the outdoors, fostering personal growth, resilience, and teamwork among students, and creating memorable experiences that last a lifetime.

1. Transformative Experiences

Beyond the Classroom: Say goodbye to monotony! As an OAE, you’ll immerse students in nature, where learning becomes an adventure. Whether it’s conquering a zipline, navigating a nature trail, or setting up camp under the stars, you’ll be their guide through it all. Your guidance and mentorship will not only enhance their outdoor skills but also instil in them a deep appreciation for nature and the environment.

Holistic Development: It’s not just about survival skills; it’s about stepping outside of their comfort zone, develop positive attributes such as self-confidence, teamwork, resilience, and strengthen trust and relationships with peers and teachers. By fostering these qualities, you’ll empower students to thrive in any environment—whether they’re crossing a high rope or facing life’s challenges.

2. An Environment That Nurtures You

Work-Rest-Learn Cycle: At MOE OALCs, we strongly believe in embracing work-life harmony. As you dive into your work with gusto, you’ll have time to recharge, learn, and grow. Our professional development opportunities are like outdoor trails waiting to be explored. Whether it's mastering outdoor adventure skills, refining instructional practices or sharpening your competencies as an outdoor leader, you'll have the space to hone your professional and technical skills.

Collaboration and Mentorship: Imagine being part of a supportive network of colleagues who are just as dedicated about outdoor education and passionate about the great outdoors as you are. Together, you'll brainstorm creative activities, share best practices, and inspire one another. Experienced mentors will also provide valuable guidance, helping you find purpose and satisfaction in your work.

3. Where Thrills Meet Meaning

Newbie or Experienced? Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned adventurer looking for a career change, if you have the love for inspiring our next generation, our OAE role is open to you. It's where passion and purpose come together. You’ll inspire curiosity through adventure, foster resilience, and promote connections with people and environment.

Join Our Mission: At MOE, we mould the individuals who will shape our nation’s future. As an OAE, you play a significant role in empowering students through outdoor education. This is crucial for their holistic development, particularly in developing 21st Century Competencies and values such as responsibility and adaptability. These outdoor adventures also boost students' confidence, foster teamwork, and promote active and healthy living. So, gear up and join us in making a difference —one adventure at a time.

Mr Muhammad Syukri Bin Anuar, Outdoor Adventure Educator

Click to learn more about being an Outdoor Adventure Educator from Mr Muhammad Syukri

Career Development Opportunities to Build Professional and Thought Leadership Capabilities

Grow Professionally

All OAEs will undergo a sponsored basic training programme that lasts 4 to 5 months, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge. Upon completion of the programme, you will be ready to embark on your journey as an OAE. We invest in your development by providing full salary during the basic training programme.

Professional development is not limited to the basic training programme. As an OAE, you’ll have access to a range of professional development programmes and resources aimed at continuously enhancing your skills, staying updated on best practices, and deepening your understanding of outdoor adventure education. These may include developmental assignments, work attachments, courses, and networking opportunities with experts curated under MOE’s Core Competency Framework for OAE.

Outdoor Adventure Educator

Career Pathway For OAEs

MOE provides clear pathways for career advancement in tandem with professional development. Experienced OAEs with consistent good work performance and displayed necessary competencies may progress to take on higher responsibilities in either OAE or Management track shown in the chart below.

In the OAE track, OAE will take on instructional leadership role as Senior OAE, Lead OAE and Master OAE.

In the Management track, experienced OAEs will be given opportunity to take up roles as Outdoor Programme Manager and Assistant Director in the OALC Management Team.

In addition, there are also opportunities to explore career growth in other Allied Educator or Education Officer scheme for those who meet eligibility requirements.

Career Pathway For OAEs

Roles and responsibilities

  • Conduct adventure camp activities and facilitate students' reflection and learning.
  • Ensure students' safety through safety instructions and procedures.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for camp activities.
  • Plan and evaluate camps, to ensure achievement of learning objectives.

As an OAE, you will typically work 5 days a week, which may include Saturdays. Camps are residential and you will be rostered for some overnight duties. Off-in-Lieu/time-off will be granted for extra work hours.

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Requirements 

  • A strong interest in outdoor adventure activities and the ability to connect and establish rapport with students.
  • The capability to perform and supervise activities at height and in the waters.
  • Experience in conducting outdoor activities for students would be an advantage.
  • Applicants should have the physical fitness and mental resilience to carry out their duties effectively.

Salary and benefits

The starting salary commences at $1,900, with typical starting salaries ranging from $2,650 to $4,700, based on your experience and qualifications. After completing the pre-service training of 4 to 5 months, you will be eligible for a salary top-up of $180. You will also be eligible for field allowance when deployed for outfield work. 

Should you be successful in your application, you will be placed on the Outdoor Adventure Educator Scheme and be eligible for Civil Service benefits, which includes:

  • Leave benefits including vacation and medical leave.
  • Subsidised medical and dental benefits.
Learn more about the benefits as a Public Officer.