- Job posted on: 15th Jan 2020
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~ A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation in the Kimberley ~
One of the most exciting and rewarding hospitality roles in Australia, this is a rare opportunity to use your practical hospitality skills as part of a team protecting the spectacular Kimberley landscape and its threatened wildlife.
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the effective conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife and their habitats. AWC owns or manages in partnership more land than any other private conservation organisation in Australia - 29 properties, covering more than 6.4 million hectares - protecting more than 1,200 fauna species through active land management informed by strategic scientific research.
AWC is 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, 60 capacity 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.
Reporting to the Head Chef, you will ensure guests are provided with a superior dining experience and that the restaurant and kitchen are maintained in good working condition. You will be highly organised, self-sufficient, hands-on, flexible with work hours, and have a background or interest in nature conservation.
In addition to experience in hospitality, you will you will have a good track record of providing quality outcomes, as well as excellent interpersonal, 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 a background or 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.
For a full position description for this role, please see below or visit our careers page: www.australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/.
To learn more about AWC, please visit our website: www.australianwildlife.org/.