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Hospitality All Rounders - Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

~ A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation at an AWC Sanctuary~

About us

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 30 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.

AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by:

  • Operations - delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management.
  • Science - delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs including reintroductions, and providing advice to management.
  • Fundraising -mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of AWC conservation programs.

Six of AWC’s properties – Scotia (NSW), Newhaven (NT) and Buckaringa, Yookamurra, Dakalanta and Kalamurina (SA), are in southeastern (SE) Australia, covering a combined area in excess of 1 million hectares, which protect a diversity of threatened species and habitats.

Located on the NSW-SA border, around 150 kilometres south of Broken Hill, Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary is dominated by majestic old-growth mallee woodlands and stunning red sand dunes. The sanctuary is nearly 65,000 ha in size, placed within the Murray Mallee subregion of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion and is one of the most important nature reserves in the Murray-Darling basin. Together with adjacent reserves in NSW and SA, it helps protect one of the largest areas of intact mallee woodland in Australia.

About the role

AWC requires motivated and experienced Hospitality All-rounders to assist for short (10 days) or long-term (2-3 month) contracts during the 2021 season (August – October) at Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary. There are also opportunities for similar roles at Mount Zero-Taravale Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, should this interest you. This role is offered on a seasonal casual basis.

Hospitality All-rounders require a diverse range of skills, RSA qualification & an updated First Aid certificate is preferred & a current driver’s license. You will be rostered across restaurant and bar services, kitchen-hand duties, housekeeping and basic handyperson tasks.

You will require previous experience or training in hospitality or tourism, with a good track record of providing quality outcomes, as well as excellent communication, customer service and organisational skills. A strong work ethic and a high degree of flexibility is necessary, as you will be supporting and working with a diverse range of staff.

Applicants should have an interest in wildlife conservation and eco-tourism practices and be comfortable living and working in a remote location as part of a small team.

This is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia. The remuneration offer includes in addition to salary, basic single share accommodation.

Initial enquiries to:

Fiona Tran, HR Advisor | Fiona.Tran@australianwildlife.org or

Lucy Giesen, Events Project Manager | Lucy.Giesen@australianwildlife.org, using the subject line: Hospitality All Rounders - Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary enquiry via EthicalJobs

To submit an application, visit our careers page (click Apply Now), select the relevant job vacancy, click ‘APPLY’ and follow the application form prompts.

Your application must include CV and covering letter briefly addressing your experience, qualifications/certificates, and interest in the role. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.

Please note:

  1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
  2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.
  3. Any application submitted to AWC will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at www.australianwildlife.org/privacy. By providing us with your contact details, your consent to receive communications and direct educational material will remain current until you advise us otherwise.

To learn more about AWC’s sanctuaries, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries/.

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