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Work with us

Now is a great time to join a rapidly expanding business that has a strong focus on a great work environment, professional development and career progression.

See below for all our open positions.

All positions are based in Halls Gap, Grampians.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to adrian@absoluteoutdoors.com.au

Senior Guide

Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Co

Permanent - Full Time

An exciting opportunity to join and be a big part of the next chapter of Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Company. Since 1989 Absolute Outdoors has been helping guests experience, learn, connect and explore in the Grampians, in 2022 Absolute Outdoors along with our sister brand, Grampians Peaks Walking Company, will be taking some giant leaps towards our vision for the future.

 

We’re looking for an all-around superstar facilitator that is passionate about the environment and delivering meaningful experiences to a range of audiences. This person needs to possess a broad skill set, a few years of relevant experience and be looking to migrate to the Grampians region for the next step in their professional outdoor career. Our aim is for this person to join our team as a program guide, learn about the local area and our operations and move into a leadership role (Senior Guide) within 3 months.

 

This role will work across both our brands, Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Company facilitating a range of activities from half-day adventure activities, multi-activity outdoor education programs to multi-day, high service, guided walks on the Grampians Peaks Trail.

 

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Requirements

  • Ideally a diploma or degree in outdoor leadership/education

  • Qualifications and experience in bushwalk, climb/abseil, flat water and mountain bike

  • Wilderness First Aid

  • Hold or willing to obtain CPV driver accreditation prior to commencement

  • Hold or willing to obtain light or medium rigid license as soon as possible (partially funded)

  • WWCC and Covid-19 vaccination certificate

 

Pay and conditions

  • Predominantly field-based work/guiding

  • Other tasks include equipment maintenance, logistical support and opportunities for retail in our outdoor shops.

  • 3 month probation/training starting FTE salary of $57,200/annum + super

  • Moving to senior guide role FTE salary of $62,400/annum + super

  • Additional loading for weekends and overnights

  • EBA in place to guarantee annual pay increases

 
Program Guide

Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Co

Permanent/Contract - Full Time

An exciting opportunity to join and be a big part of the next chapter of Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Company. Since 1989 Absolute Outdoors has been helping guests experience, learn, connect and explore in the Grampians, in 2022 Absolute Outdoors along with our sister brand, Grampians Peaks Walking Company, will be taking some giant leaps towards our vision for the future.

 

We’re looking for a multi-skilled superstar facilitator that is passionate about the environment and delivering meaningful experiences to a range of audiences. This person needs to possess a broad skill set, ideally a few years of relevant experience and be looking to migrate to the Grampians region. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing business with a strong focus on providing a great work environment, professional development and opportunities for career progression.

 

This role will work across both our brands, Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Company facilitating a range of activities from half-day adventure activities, multi-activity outdoor education programs to multi-day, high service, guided walks on the Grampians Peaks Trail.

 

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Requirements

  • Ideally a diploma or degree in outdoor leadership/education

  • Qualifications and experience in bushwalk, climb/abseil, flat water and mountain bike

  • Wilderness First Aid

  • Hold or willing to obtain CPV driver accreditation prior to commencement

  • Hold or willing to obtain light or medium rigid license as soon as possible (partially funded)

  • WWCC and Covid-19 vaccination certificate

 

Pay and conditions

  • Predominantly field-based work/guiding

  • Other tasks include equipment maintenance, logistical support and opportunities for retail in our outdoor shops.

  • FTE salary of $57,200/annum + super

  • Additional loading for weekends and overnights

  • EBA in place to guarantee annual pay increases

 
Trail support staff

Grampians Peaks Walking Co

Full Time or Part Time - Contract

An exciting opportunity to join and be a big part of the next chapter of Grampians Peaks Walking Company. Since 2015 Grampians Peaks Walking Company has been helping guests experience, learn, connect and explore in the Grampians, in 2022, with the opening of the complete 160km, 13 day Grampians Peaks Trail, Grampians Peaks Walking Company, will be taking some giant leaps towards our vision for the future.

 

This new opportunity will be specifically working with the Grampians Peaks Walking Company in a diverse role ranging from customer service, support and retail in our new GPT Hiker Hub to providing on-trail support to independent hikers via transport and food drops as well as supporting our guided multi-day walks. A great opportunity to enter the ecotourism industry and get in at the ground level and grow with an expanding business. 

 

This role would suit someone looking to enter our exciting industry and gain a qualification at the same time. Options to study a Certificate III in tourism while you work leading to roles in guest services/booking management/expedition management) or a Certificate IV in outdoor leadership to enter the exciting world of guiding. Any hospitality, cooking or hosting skills would be a great asset to keep the role exciting and varied!

 

A number of these positions are available ranging from part-time to full time. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Requirements

  • No formal qualifications required

  • Multi-day hiking experience a great benefit

  • Passion for the outdoors and the environment

  • High level of organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Hold or willing to obtain CPV driver accreditation prior to commencement

  • Hold or willing to obtain light or medium rigid license as soon as possible (partially funded)

  • WWCC and Covid-19 vaccination certificate

 

Pay and conditions

  • Predominantly office/shop based role with some time driving shuttle bus

  • Opportunities to support/host campsites on multi-day walking tours

  • Starting FTE salary of $49,691/annum + super

  • Additional loading for weekends and overnights

  • EBA in place to guarantee annual pay increases

 
Trainee guide

Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Co

Full Time - Contract

An exciting opportunity to join and be a big part of the next chapter of Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Company. Since 1989 Absolute Outdoors has been helping guests experience, learn, connect and explore in the Grampians, in 2022 Absolute Outdoors along with our sister brand, Grampians Peaks Walking Company, will be taking some giant leaps towards our vision for the future.

 

The perfect opportunity to enter the outdoor education, recreation and ecotourism industry. Work as an assistant guide, be mentored by some of the best in the business, learn ‘the ropes’ and gain an industry-recognised qualification at the same time! One of the most diverse and well-paid traineeship opportunities in Victoria as you’ll gain experience hiking, canoeing, stand up paddling, rock climbing, abseiling and mountain biking while working with school groups, families, corporates and high-end travellers on multi-day, luxury walks.

 

Make the most of now as the Cert 4 in Outdoor Leadership is a FULLY funded (ie FREE) TAFE course for 2022! Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Requirements

  • No formal qualifications required

  • Any outdoor experience is a plus!

  • Passion for the outdoors and the environment

  • Victorian drivers license (full license ideal but not necessary)

  • WWCC and Covid-19 vaccination certificate

 

Pay and conditions

  • Predominantly field-based role with additional opportunities in our retail shop

  • Starting FTE salary of $45,510/annum + super

  • Additional loading for weekends and overnights

  • EBA in place to guarantee annual pay increases

 
Casual GPT Walking guides

Grampians Peaks Walking Co

Casual

An exciting opportunity to join and be a big part of the next chapter of Grampians Peaks Walking Company. Since 2015 Grampians Peaks Walking Company has been helping guests experience, learn, connect and explore in the Grampians, in 2022, with the opening of the complete 160km, 13 day Grampians Peaks Trail, Grampians Peaks Walking Company, will be taking some giant leaps towards our vision for the future.

 

The Grampians Peaks Trail has finally opened up and excited hikers are booking in! We’re anticipating a lot of growth over the next year and looking for expressions of interest from experienced and qualified walking guides to join our list of freelance staff to lead multi-day walking tours along the trail.

 

Requirements

  • Qualification  in Outdoor Leadership/Education

  • Wilderness First Aid

  • Passion for the outdoors and the environment

  • Min 2 years experience leading multi-day walks

  • Experience working with adult clients is ideal

  • CPV driver accreditation and medium rigid license a bonus

  • WWCC and Covid-19 vaccination certificate

Pay and conditions

  • Casual/freelance position

  • Predominantly field-based work/guiding multi-day walks

  • $315-$336 per day depending on experience

  • Expenses and meals provided while on tours

 

Keen to apply? Get in touch!

Send us your resume with a cover letter letting us know which position you think is right for you and why.