Join the Bigfoot Crew


Bigfoot instructors are outdoor activity professionals with a special passion for education. These instructors bring with them technical skills and competencies in a range of pursuits, the ability to motivate and inspire, an intimate understanding of the environment and the capability to facilitate powerful learning experiences.

Our instructors are extremely dedicated to the activities they instruct. Not only is this evident in the support and encouragement they offer but the fact they are out pushing their personal limits and developing skills, experience and sound judgement in their personal time.

Bigfoot staff are friendly, passionate and inspirational people. They do not approach Bigfoot looking for work; instead they approach Bigfoot for the opportunity to use their skills and experience, to enrich the lives of others and to inspire those whom they teach to seek experiences in the outdoors.

Bigfoot Adventures has over 40 contract instructors. Our fully qualified and friendly staff are highly experienced in working with people of all ages and skill levels. All are First Aid certified, Police Vetted Annually and attend regular 6 month training programmes to keep their skills current. We also have instructors with Passenger endorsed licenses.

Examples of Staff qualifications

AUT – Dip in Outdoor Recreation & Leadership & Rec Management

SKOANZ   РSea Kayak Association of New Zealand

NZOI – New Zealand Outdoors Instructors Association

NZQA – New Zealand Qualifications Association

SFRITO – Outdoor Recreation Assessors

ATTTO  РSea Kayaking Assessors

MSC – Mountain Safety Council

ONZ – Outdoors New Zealand

Keen to become an instructor?

Bigfoot are always looking for new instructors to come on board and be part of the team! Our busiest months are February, March, April, May, November, December.

All of our instructors are contractors, therefore we cannot offer full time work. But we have plenty of week day work, evening and weekend work depending on your availability.

We offer regular in house training, social events and all the support you require to instruct any of our activities.

If you want to find out more about how to become an instructor with us please contact us on Please send through a cv, cover letter and your contact details.

The next instructor training is 1st and 2nd Feb 2018 please contact for more info.