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 have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.



Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.



Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 


Roz , 2018