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Front of House Supervisor - Kimberley

Australian Wildlife Conservancy
  • A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation in the Kimberley

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation inAustralia, 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 andKati 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.

AWCis looking for a small team of dynamic people with experience in hospitality to facilitate the operation of the renowned Mornington Wilderness Camp (MWC). MWC is one of the Kimberley’s highest rated destinations, known worldwide for its scenery (sandstone escarpments, ancient gorges and vast savanna woodlands), its wildlife (Gouldian Finches are one of 200 bird species) and the integration with a working conservation project. Attracting 4,500 visitors each year, MWC offers safari tent accommodation,25 site campground, a licensed bush restaurant and a range of tours/interpretative products.

Based at MWC, this is a stunning opportunity to be a part of the continued success of an iconic wilderness camp which contributes substantially to the success of Australia’s most effective conservation organisation. All proceeds from our Kimberley Wilderness Camps are invested in the conservation of AWC’s Kimberley properties. Your success in this role will mean more revenue to invest in the conservation of threatened species such as the Gouldian Finch and the Northern Quoll and greater public awareness about AWC and the plight of Australia’s wildlife.

AWC is seeking an energetic and experienced Front of House Supervisor to join our team at Mornington Wilderness Camp (MWC) situated at Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary. Reporting to the Mornington Deputy Camp Manager the Front of House Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the restaurant and bar operates at a consistently high standard of customer service and that all camp staff are trained in the appropriate manner and method of greeting visitors and guests – in a friendly manner and promptly upon their arrival.

The Front of House Supervisor’s role is critical in ensuring the delivery of a high level of customer service with a consistent conservation message which leaves a lasting impression on all who visit. Given the location, the job is quite diverse with exciting opportunities to volunteer with the sanctuary science and operations programs in your spare time.

In addition to experience in hospitality or tourism, you will have demonstrated exceptional people management skills and superior customer service skills. You will have a good track record of providing quality outcomes, as well as excellent communication 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.

Enquiries to:

Chloe Kobel, Wilderness Camp Manager | Chloe.Kobel@australianwildlife.org or Fiona Tran, HR Advisor | Fiona.Tran@australianwildlife.org, using the subject line: Front of House Supervisor - Kimberley enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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

Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing your experience, critical competencies, 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. 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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