Employment with Openground


Openground employs a diverse group of mindfulness teachers from different professional backgrounds and locations across Australia. Being employed by Openground will require that you embody most or all of these qualities and/or experience:

  Specific professional training in MBIs equivalent to the MTIA program or another program which meets the UK Good Practice        Guidelines. 

  Experience and excellence in teaching skills as outlined by the MBI TAC.              

  Ability to function well in a community of teachers.               

  Having the personal qualities of self-reliance, warmth, potency, responsibility, initiative, confidence, ability to engage emotionally and intellectually, generosity, self-reflexivity, openness to receiving feedback, sense of humour. 

  Grounded in long term meditation practice and retreat experience as well as having theoretical clarity about the application of mindfulness in the MBI context.

  Living in a particular location where Openground is developing courses 

  Having specific skills and expertise relevant to the Openground offerings (e.g. workplace experience, training in programs related to parenting, compassion, adolescence and children. 


If you meet most of these criteria and would like to be considered to become part of the Openground team, then contact Caroline: info@openground.com.au including your resume and responding to each of the above requirements in a cover letter.

There are many contextual factors in the decisions about the employment of new teachers. Please note that meeting these criteria is no guarantee that you will be employed by Openground now or in the future, and not being employed by Openground is not a reflection on your professional or personal capacity as a teacher.


What People Are Saying

I gained a lot from this course! I would definitely recommend it to friends and already have. I hadn’t been feeling ‘myself’ at the start of the course, and hadn’t been for almost a year. I had long term RSI which has gotten better in the 8 weeks – not 100% yet, but better than 6-8 months of physio beforehand! I feel myself again, and friends and work colleagues have noticed I seem happier, less stressed and I feel able to cope with stresses easier.

Tracey, 2017

Inner strength, confidence through knowing myself better, a more positive view of my future knowing that all I need is to turn into my pain and remember it will pass

Anna, 2016

It has definitely changed relationships in my life. Also it has helped me deal with confrontation a lot better. It has helped me become a lot more task focussed and given me the skill to see where my mind often wanders and why it goes to certain places. Loved the course and would recommend it to everyone.

Lacee, 2015

The course has made me feel a lot calmer in a busy life. It has reminded me to stop and smell the roses. It has taught me that awareness – is just that – not complicated! That meditation is not about stopping all thoughts but acknowledging them and letting them pass and then focussing back on the here and now.

Lisa 2016

It is hard to verbalise the surprisingly profound impact this experience (so much more than a course) has had on me. It has been so complete—spiritually, emotionally, professionally and intellectually.

Patrick 2016