24 Feb 2020
The ultimate bilby-lovers’ tourism job!
An outback adventure that you actually get paid for!
Great working holiday role!
6 Month position with end of term bonus!
The Save the Bilby Fund (STBF) are proud to be part of Charleville’s community; we use it as a base for our captive bred bilbies to be conditioned prior to release inside the predator proof fence on Currawinya National Park. We also run the Charleville Bilby Experience where visitors can see live bilbies in our bespoke nocturnal house and learn more about our little native Aussie battler and how we are trying to prevent it from becoming extinct.
Our main tourist season is a 6 month period from April to October. During which we need to take advantage of every opportunity to book people in to shows, ask them to donate to our cause and man the gift shop. We think we have nailed most of the procedures and practices in terms of how we run things but now we need to really increase our profitability and improve the customer experience.
We are looking for someone who can bring fresh ideas to promoting the Charleville Bilby Experience. The right person for the role would have a can-do attitude, be eager to go above and beyond where necessary and is able to get on with people from all walks of life. And they would have many ideas on how to achieve our aims.
It could be someone who has recently studied tourism or worked in a tourist attraction that wants to fast track their resume with an ‘all-rounder’ and highly autonomous role; as well as get a chance to live and work in an amazing location.
Equally, you could come from a rich working background with plenty of transferable skills and expertise.
We will require all the basics – a high degree of comfort with the online world especially the use and development of social media for promotion and experience satisfaction; numerate, literate, honest and hard working. We are a tiny team at STBF, so it is essential that the successful candidate is self-assured and pro-active.
The ‘nice to haves’ would be a demonstrated track record in a similar role and tertiary qualifications.
We encourage overseas applications but please note – a car is essential due to the isolation of outback communities: there is a twice weekly train and a daily flight but no other public transport.