We’re hiring! Want a job where you can travel, explore our incredible back yard AND get paid?!
Cockatours are looking for one keen GUIDE or ECOLOGIST and one excitable CHEF or COOK for the 2023 season, between May-October. We run 15 & 17 day camping tours to remote outback Australia in our two 4WD tour trucks. Our main tours are to Cape York and Northern Territory/Gulf Savannah (Cairns-Darwin). For guides, Cape York experience is COMPULSORY as is tour guiding experience and truck driving. One guide will be trained to run Gulf Savannah tours. There may also be work running outback youth leadership camps throughout the year.
Employment is for 6, 15-17 day tours from May to September. Our tours offer a relaxed way of seeing Cape York for our clients aged 50-80. Tours are run by a driver/guide and an assistant/chef. Team work, communication and cooperation are essential. We have a great reputation and we pride ourselves on taking care of our clients and staff. Training will be provided on the job.
These roles are highly rewarding, visit amazing places, pay well and have employee benefits based on time employed. Some days can be challenging, but most are exciting, interesting and incredibly enjoyable! You get to see the country & meet amazing people!
Please be aware, these roles are highly active and require a decent level of fitness. Whilst the work isn’t physically difficult, the days can be long and there is always something to do. Camping tours require a higher level of staff engagement than accommodated tours do. They are busy roles, however you will also be able to do many of the things your passengers do.
• Experience in Cape York essential
• MR License, Drivers Authority, First Aid necessary
• Guiding or ecology qualifications highly valuable
• $300-350/day depending on qualifications & experience
This role is suited to a friendly, humorous and confident person with an exceptional ability to interpret stories. Good navigation, mechanical knowledge, initiative and problem solving are also important skills. A high amount of responsibility is required for this role. Duties include driving, coordinating the day & activities, liasing with destination staff as well as delivering stories and interpretations to guests.
• Experience as a chef/cook essential
• Food handling certificate & First Aid necessary
• Serving experience highly valuable
• MR License highly valuable
• $250-300/day depending on qualifications & experience
This role is suited to a friendly, outgoing and relaxed person. Duties include preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner (each night a client assists with dinner), coordinating food supplies, announcing meals and assisting the tour guide where needed. We pride ourselves on exceptional food and welcome chefs to bring their own take on meals.
How to Apply: