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Last Updated: 10 October 2023

1. Overview

As an Outdoor Adventure Educator (OAE), you will conduct 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 of 4 to 5 months, subject to the availability of courses. You will receive a monthly salary during your training. Upon completion, you will need to serve in your role for at least 1 year.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Conduct adventure camp activities and facilitate students’ reflection and learning.
  • Give safety instructions on technical adventure equipment, and carry out procedures to ensure students’ safety.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to enable the smooth delivery of camp activities.
  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of the camps, to ensure that learning objectives are achieved.

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.


  • A strong interest in outdoor adventure activities.
  • Sufficient level of physical fitness and no existing medical conditions that will impair one from carrying out outdoor adventure activities.
  • The ability to connect and establish rapport with students.
  • The ability to work under stressful conditions and environments.
  • The capability to perform and supervise activities at height and in the waters.
  • A willingness to work at night and reside at campsites for overnight activities.
  • Experience in conducting outdoor activities for students would be an advantage.

Note: While the OAE role is a rewarding one, it also comes with expectations and demands at work. Applicants should have the fitness and resilience required to engage students safely and carry out their duties effectively. As part of application processing, candidates may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination.

Salary and benefits

OAEs are appointed on the Outdoor Adventure Educator Scheme of Service. Successful candidates will be appointed on a contract basis in the first instance.

Your starting salary will range from $1,900 to $5,200. Your exact salary takes into consideration:

  • Your relevant work experience and time spent on the job.
  • Your academic training.
  • Whether you have completed full-time National Service.
Note: Information on salaries is accurate at the point of publication but may be subject to review and change.

You will also be eligible for these benefits:

  • 18 days of vacation leave.
  • Subsidised medical and dental benefits.
  • 14 days of medical leave without hospitalisation, and up to 60 days with hospitalisation.
  • Field allowance for fully trained OAEs deployed for outfield work.
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