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With the Y, you’ll be able to grow both personally and professionally with career pathway opportunities across our camps in Victoria.

Our teams

The Y Discovery Camps operates using the following structure:

Camp Manager

  • Oversees the entire camps operations and experience
  • Ensures guests needs are met and all safety practices, policy, and procedures are compliant
  • Directs YMCA staff on-site
  • Acts as main liaison between partners

Operations Manager (only at Lake Dewar)

  • Manages the daily operations of the site across all departments

Operations Director or Service Director

  • Responsible for operations at site when manager is off-site
  • Directly responsible for 2-3 departments (depending upon skillset)
  • Service Director usually acts as the main admin person, whereas the Operations Director usually runs the program, maintenance, cleaning areas (varies from site to site)

Program Coordinator

  • Leads the Program team
  • Responsible for managing the writing of programs, training, health and safety, and maintenance of program equipment
  • Ensures learning outcomes are achieved and risk management procedures are adhered to
  • Delivers camp program activities
  • Leads guests through activities and experiences
  • Must be qualified or studying Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation and CPR

Program Officer

  • Assists the Program Coordinator in the management of training, health and safety, equipment maintenance
  • Ensures learning outcomes are achieved and risk management procedures are adhered to
  • Delivers camp program activities
  • Leads guests through activities and experiences
  • First aid and CPR trained

Administration Officer

  • Manages bookings and customer enquiries
  • Handles orders and finances
  • Liaises with customers

Maintenance and Cleaning Teams

  • Ensure compliance across maintenance and cleaning areas

Why you should work at the Y

The Y is more than a place to work - it has a range of benefits as well. Some of these include:

  • FREE access to YMCA Victoria’s recreation centres
  • Flexible working - part time opportunities, job share, ability to work from home, or close to home with our growing number of centres
  • Paid parental leave - up to 10 weeks available to permanent employees who are primary carers
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Career promotions and internal transfer opportunities or a transfer to another YMCA sector such as Recreation, Camping or State Office)
  • Health and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Program (includes confidential counselling services and online services such as legal, financial and mortgage assistance)
  • Reward and recognition events
  • Salary sacrifice options - available to permanent full and part time staff
  • Free membership to Travel Club (members-only holiday deals with savings on travel insurance, lounge memberships and more)

Job vacancies

Current vacancies are listed on the YMCA Victoria job portal. If the right position for you isn't currently available you can submit an expression of interest in working at the Y Discovery Camps by completing the form below. If you're looking to participate in an industry placement, we also ask you complete this form.

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Enquiries are reviewed by our HR team and stored in a database for if new positions become available. Preferred candidates may be contacted if suitable positions become available, however, we cannot respond to all enquiries - due to the high volume we receive.

Expression of interest

If you can't find a position that's right for you, please submit an expression of interest in working with YMCA Children's Programs via the form below. 

Due to the high volume of interest we receive, these are stored in our database and only reviewed as new positions become available.

Preferred candidates will be contacted if their qualifications and experience match the needs of the role.

Express your interest in working for the Y Discovery Camps

Learn more about the Y Discovery Camps