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Seasonal Instructors in Asia

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Seasonal Instructors

Dragonfly has two high seasons, in Spring and Autumn. Each year, recruitment is more competitive and we enjoy a 50-70% retention rate. Instructors frequently come with a background in outdoor education, but just as many come from teaching, psychology and social welfare backgrounds.

Courses take place in dozens of locations, from the beaches and mountains within Hong Kong, to the rivers and villages in the south and west of China, as well as other locations less frequently. Dragonfly and Six Seconds (a world leader in EQ research, methods and measurements) provide incoming staff with training in Emotional Intelligence using the Six Seconds methodology. Instructors receive a certificate for completing the “Emotional Intelligence in the Outdoors” course, in addition to other activity and location training.

On Dragonfly courses, students learn how to recognize and navigate their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions and handle challenging situations constructively.


Staff must have a blend of outdoor, teaching and interpersonal skills to be successful.

Applicants should have

  • a University degree
  • outdoor skills and certifications
  • a minimum 4 seasons in an instructional role

Responsibilities include

  • leading and instructing groups
  • facilitating learning outcomes
  • following safety and risk management protocols

Benefits include

  • basic salary + stipend for HK working days
  • staff housing and food on workdays
  • extensive training and professional development


In the early 2000’s, outdoor education was relatively unknown in Hong Kong, China and the region. Co-founder Will Huetinck was an international school teacher, and in 2001 began designing and organizing week-long courses for students. He had no...