To Serve, To Strive and Not To Yield

OBS is expanding and we want you to join the family as outdoor educators who are passionate about developing and educating youth through the great outdoors.

As an OBS Instructor, you will coach our youth and help them discover their strengths and leadership potential through a rigorous outdoor education experience. You will lead expeditions across land and sea, motivating our youth to persevere and work as a team. Your values, competencies and leadership qualities will shape Singapore’s next generation.

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Register your interest through this OBS Instructor Career Interest Form. E-mail if we can assist with any clarification.

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Shaping Lives Through Purposeful Adventure as a Professional Outdoor Educator

As a professional outdoor educator, the OBS Instructor’s key role is to help our youth draw impactful learning through purposeful outdoor adventure experiences.


  • Passion for engaging with and developing youth
  • Leadership and adaptability to thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • Good communication and cognitive ability to teach skills, and facilitate reflection and learning
  • Drive, initiative, and qualities of an active team player
  • Strong situational and safety awareness to manage the well-being of participants
  • Physical fitness and mental resilience to work extensively in an outdoor environment
  • Preferably have youth development, teaching or instructional experience, and an active sporting or outdoor background

OBS Instructor Selection Process (ISP)

OBS Instructors are selected through an immersive 3D2N outdoor selection process – candidates will go through mentally and physically challenging activities to demonstrate their qualities. At the end, selected candidates will be invited for a final panel interview.

The ISP is a physically demanding and highly intensive programme. For your safety, if you have any of the medical conditions below, you are advised not to participate:

  • Cardiac conditions e.g. ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia, congenital heart conditions
  • Respiratory conditions e.g. exercise-induced asthma
  • Seizure (with history of episode/medication within last 2 years)
  • History of anaphylaxis (due to environmental/food allergens)
  • Any conditions that may cause:
  1. Inability to perform strenuous/physically demanding activities and movements for prolonged periods of time (e.g. carry loads of 15 – 20 kgs for 5 – 6 hours a day);
  2. Inability to see colours or see in the dark/night;
  3. Inability to conduct outdoor activities and independently supervise the safety of minors; and/or
  4. Danger/hazard to self or others in an outdoor/wilderness setting.

 How OBS Instructors are Selected

Learn more about our Instructor Selection Process (ISP) and the attributes that we are looking for in an OBS instructor.


Becoming an OBS Instructor

Get insights on the various skillsets that you will be equipped with during the Basic Instructor Training (BIT) and assessments needed to become an OBS instructor.


Growth Opportunities with OBS

Find out more about the growth opportunities as a professional Outdoor Adventure Educator with OBS.



Starting salary: $3,750 - $5,200

Your exact salary will depend on relevant work experience and time spent on the job, academic training received and if you have completed full-time National Service.


Enjoy a wide range of leave benefits including vacation, medical, study, marriage, maternity/paternity, childcare, and parent-care leave.

Medical Benefits

As a public officer on the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) medical benefits scheme, you'll receive an additional 2% of your gross monthly salary into your Central Provident Fund Medisave Account.

You'll also receive a subsidy of up to $500 per calendar year for your medical expenses.

Dental Benefits

You’ll be reimbursed 85% of your dental expenses per visit, up to a maximum of $120 per year.

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