Working for the Y is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture.

Whether your passion is caring for little ones, supporting young people, recreation and aquatics, or the behind the scenes magic – there’s something for everyone at the Y!

Check out the current opportunities on offer and find your next role!

Current Vacancies

Check out the website below for current vacancies.


Why work at the Y

At the Y of the Northern Territory, we’re not just looking for employees – we’re on the lookout for extraordinary individuals who seek to make an impact on the world around them.

Our goal is to create a transformative and inclusive environment where exceptional individuals, driven by a passion for community, come together to inspire and make a lasting impact. Regardless of your age, background, or life experiences, we are dedicated to welcoming you into our vibrant organisation united by belief in the ‘power of inspired young people.’

Our Passion for Making a Difference

Working with us means joining forces with colleagues who share a common passion for making a meaningful impact on our communities. Together, we strive to transform lives for the better. We offer a host of benefits designed to enhance your well-being and personal growth.

Explore Diverse Career Paths

With over 300 dedicated staff and volunteers spread across Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Alice Springs, and remote Northern Territory locations, the Y presents a world of opportunities. Whether you’re interested in recreation (aquatics and gyms), early learning, outside school hours care, community development, youth services, or corporate functions such as finance, HR, safety and compliance, IT, and marketing, we have a role that suits your aspirations.

Work/Life Harmony

At the Y, we prioritise work/life balance. Our flexible working hours allow you to adapt your schedule to accommodate family commitments and your individual needs. 

Investing in Your Career

At the Y, we’re committed to nurturing diverse careers filled with challenging and rewarding experiences. We place great emphasis on training and development, encouraging our employees to take ownership of their roles and set new standards for success. With our presence across the Northern Territory, you can explore different facets of the Y to craft a fulfilling and varied career.

Opportunities to Grow

Our commitment to your growth includes:

• Exploring career opportunities in various locations in the NT.

• Special interest groups and projects at the Y

• Training and development in accordance with your career aspirations.

Our Collaborative Environment

Prepare to work in a vibrant and positive atmosphere, surrounded by colleagues who share a deep passion for our work. We believe in nurturing your potential and are dedicated to helping you reach new heights.

Healthy perks!

As a part of our team, you’ll enjoy free access to Y-managed recreation facilities. In Alice Springs and Katherine, this means complimentary access to local Y-managed gyms, and Y-managed pools in Nightcliff, Casuarina and Parap.