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Current positions available include:

Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Tasmanian East Coast

Yacht Crew / Guide

The exciting Wineglass Bay Sail Walk makes up a brand new addition to the unique tourism portfolio on offer with the Tasmanian Walking Company


We are seeking a couple (2) of experienced wilderness guides with commercial maritime experience (preferably on ocean yachts) to join our strong team of professionals in delivering this new and exciting product for the upcoming season 1415.


The position will directly support our yachts' skipper in all operational duties and customer service aspects of the tour delivery. As part of a 2 guide team and under the direction of our field operations manager and skipper, you will be responsible for:


* Being able to command the yacht in the event of an emergency

* Commanding the Tender/ RIB for walker transfers

* Provisioning and yacht operations

* Yacht presentation and tour animation

* Guest and Yacht Safety

* Catering, cooking and customer service

* Cleaning and high quality yacht maintenance

* Cultural and Environmental Interpretation


The role will be offered on a casual seasonal contract for 1415, commencing in mid October 2014. The guiding / yacht crew position will be offered on a rotating roster and will be trip booking dependant.


Required QUALIFICATIONS (all AUS nationally recognised and current) and Essential CRITERIA

  • A minimum two ( 2 ) years' maritime sailing (large vessel) experience together with current logbook
  • Un-restricted Coxswains license
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety certificate (ESS)
  • Marine Radio Operators Certificate (MROCP)
  • Powerboat handling certificate
  • Current Applied First Aid Certificate (Workplace Level II)
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Food Handling Level 1 certificate (component of Cert. III Hospitality)
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate
  • People skills - maintain positive relationships; provide support, direction and feedback
  • Ability to work as part of a team and have the ability multi-task
  • Excellent verbal (face to face conversations)
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills


  • COASTAL MARITIME OPERATIONS - MASTER CLASS 5 or sea time to enable gaining MASTER 5 for following season
  • Relevant Tasmanian maritime and East Coast bushwalking experience with a good knowledge of the National Parks you will be working in and around
  • Tour Guiding experience
  • Hospitality experience; cooking, food preparation, presentation and service are highly desirable.
  • Ability to maintain a professional approach 24/7 regardless of conditions

You will be required for pre-season product training in October 2014.


Applications for the role close when the suitable candidates are found.

For any further inquiries and a full position description please contact Human Resources on:


(03) 6392 2211

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Cradle Mountain Huts & Bay of Fires Walks

Overland Track & Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Guides - Overland Track and Bay of Fires

Please be advised that applications for Walking Guides for our 1415 walking season are now CLOSED.


We will be short listing and arranging interviews with prospective guides prior to our pre-season training.

However, if you are interested in future guiding with the Tas Walking Co, please feel free to drop us a line and inquire about the next planned recruitment phase. We are always on the lookout for experienced and talented guides.


General information on what we are looking for in a walking guide:


Guiding for the Tasmanian Walking Co. is a unique opportunity to work in some of the most pristine wilderness locations in Tasmania and to meet a variety of people from all around the world. Guiding is a challenging job, requiring high levels of responsibility and accountability.

You must be able to work in an open, co-operative team manner with your fellow guide(s) and guests in order to achieve high levels of guest satisfaction.

You will ideally have bush walking experience in Tasmania and Australia; a good knowledge of the National Park you intend to apply for; an ability to share your knowledge and provide interpretation about the area, the flora, fauna, history to individuals and groups of up to ten people; and hospitality experience, including cooking, food preparation, presentation and service.

A solid awareness of group management, safety and risk management is a major component of becoming a guide for the Tasmanian Walking Company.

All guides need to be available to participate in our pre-season training program, which includes an induction day held at our head office and a practical training multi-day program.  Your participation in ongoing training is also required throughout the season.  Our communication and training is taken very seriously and we encourage participation and contributions from all members of the guiding team.


REQUIRED qualifications for ALL guides (all AUS nationally recognised)

Cradle Mountain Huts

  • Current Applied First Aid Certificate (Workplace Level II)
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Food Handling Level 1 certificate (component of Cert. III Hospitality)
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

  • Current Applied First Aid Certificate (Workplace Level II)
  • Current Surf Bronze Medallion (includes CPR certificate)
  • Food Handling Level 1 certificate (component of Cert. III Hospitality)
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate

REQUIRED qualifications for all LEAD Guides (all AUS nationally recognised)

Cradle Mountain Huts

  • Wilderness First Aid

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

  • Public Passenger Vehicle License

DESIRABLE qualifications for ALL Guides (all AUS nationally recognised)

  • Certificate III and IV in Tourism (Guiding)
  • Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation (Advanced Bushwalking and Flat Water skills)
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management
  • Australian Canoeing Sea Guide Award

To request a detailed job description and application form please contact Human Resources:

Tel: + 61 (0)3 6392 2211
Fax: +61 (0)3 6392 2277

or apply online.

Applications for 1415 now CLOSED

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