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Wildlife Guides


Employer: Echidna Walkabout Pty Ltd
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Eco-Tourism, Animal Welfare & Protection, Conservation & Land Management
Sector/s: Business/Private Sector, Social Enterprise
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 12 June, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Casual roles
  • Melbourne region

Do you know and love Australia’s wildlife?

  • Would you like to join Australia’s premier wildlife tour operator as part of a small, enthusiastic and dedicated team devoted to helping international guests understand and protect our wildlife IN THE WILD?
  • Do you have a genuine, in depth, knowledge of Australia’s birds, mammals and natural environments and great guiding skills enabling you to enthusiastically and effectively share your knowledge with international visitors?
  • Are you open-minded and willing to integrate your skills into our style by participating in our in-house guide training program?
  • Are you looking for work?
  • Do you live in or near Melbourne?

Echidna Walkabout (Port Melbourne) seeks casual Wildlife & Nature Guides. We are based in Port Melbourne and have over 25 years experience operating high quality wildlife tours, in the wild, for international visitors.

Selection criteria

STYLE – successful applicants will be:

  • passionate about wildlife – in the wild
  • able to deliver information about our unique wildlife in a friendly, enthusiastic, respectful and courteous manner
  • happy to work closely with Aboriginal People
  • willing to participate in our in-house guide training program (regardless of previous experience)

PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE – you will need to:

  • be outgoing and well presented
  • have first class communication and public speaking skills
  • work unsupervised in wild and natural areas
  • guide groups ranging in size from 2 to 40 people
  • work alongside our small enthusiastic team
  • guide first class, world standard, wildlife tours

BASIC PREREQUISITES – you should:

  • have a full drivers license
  • bring with you – or be prepared to gain – a Victorian Drivers Certificate
  • have Level 2 First Aid Certificate

Wildlife Guide Training

All our tours are fully guided by experienced, highly-trained Wildlife Guides. Read about our Wildlife Guide Training Program.

How to apply for this job

Your application MUST display:

  1. A comprehensive, detailed knowledge and understanding of Australian wildlife and environments. (You do not have to be a scientist. We are seeking people who are confident about identifying and describing individual species of birds and mammals)
  2. Previous guiding experience
  3. Be prepared to begin training now and commence guiding in September

To better understand our business please research our website: echidnawalkabout.com.au then email your resume, contact details, references and any pertinent information (or questions) to: Roger Smith, Director Operations, Echidna Walkabout: roger@echidnawalkabout.com.au, using the subject line: Wildlife Guide application via EthicalJobs.

NOTE: DO NOT telephone us. We will NOT accept telephone calls about this advertisement. If you have any questions please email them to Roger (see above).

We will respond to all applications and contact you if we would like to talk to you further or offer you an interview.