Working at Strahan Village

Strahan Village

Do you want to work in Tasmania's premier west coast destination?

Strahan Village is located by the water in Macquarie Harbour on the edge of Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness. The tranquil accommodation in Strahan reflects the calm pace of the Tasmanian coastal town, where time is marked by sunrise, sunset and the surrounding untamed wildnerness.

As part of RACT Destinations, a proudly Tasmanian owned and operated tourism business, we're often looking for people to join our team. You can view our full list of positions available here.

 

Our Welcome to You

Strahan on Tasmania’s wild west coast is a place of incredible beauty and rich history. Located on the edge of the stunning UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, it offers easy access to spectacular wilderness.

Working with our team provides opportunities to learn about multiple operational departments across the Village, as well as at our other regional properties and operations. This opportunity to grow and diversify is a genuine benefit of working with RACT Destinations.

Todd Roberts, General Manager, Strahan Village

Why work with us?

  • Passionate and committed team
  • On the doorstep of Tasmania's Western Wilderness
  • Part of RACT Destinations, offering exciting career progression opportunities
  • Access to local experiences
  • Tasmanian owned and operated
  • Access to discounted staff accommodation

Take a Look Around...

Work and Play 

  • Live nestled between rugged mountains and the mighty Gordon River
  • Strahan is on the doorstep of iconic local attractions like Gordon River Cruises and the
    West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Enjoy whisky and wine tastings overlooking Macquarie Harbour at Restaurant View 42°
  • Excellent bike riding, hiking and sand tobogganning nearby
  • Near one of the last expanses of temperate rainforests on the planet
  • Approximately 5 hours drive from Hobart and 3.5 hours from Launceston

Questions?

Do you provide accommodation for staff? How much does it cost?

Yes, all of our Destinations properties have accomodation for staff. Strahan Village offers a variety of staff accommodation, all located within walking distance or a very short drive of the property. Couples may share a double room at a discounted rate.

All accommodation is fully furnished, including bed linen and cooking equipment. Please enquire with People Services for rental prices.

Does it matter if I don't have my own transport?

Many employees, especially our seasonal staff and working holiday makers, come to Strahan Village and our other properties without their own transport. We ask all new employees to make their own way to the Village to commence induction before starting work – we can assist with transport options if required.

If your assigned staff accommodation is offsite, you will need to arrange your own transport to and from work. Having your own vehicle is useful if you wish to explore the broader area, as there is very limited local public transport.

Our People Services team will provide you with more information about induction if you are offered a position with Strahan Village.

What will I need to wear? Do you have a uniform?

Yes, all of our RACT Destinations employees are required to wear a uniform. In most cases, we will provide branded items of clothing such as shirts, aprons and jackets at no charge – we ask employees to provide their own black trousers and appropriate footwear.

The People Services team will provide you with more specific information regarding uniforms if you are offered a position with Strahan Village.

What are your pay rates?

All of our positions are covered by the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010. Many positions are casual and are paid by the hour in accordance with their classification under the Award.

If you would like to know more about the rate of pay for a particular position, please contact the People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.

What does your recruitment process look like? How long will it be until I hear back from you?

When you apply for a position via the RACT website, your resume is uploaded to our online recruitment system and will be reviewed by the People Services team. You will receive an acknowledgement email to confirm that your application has been received.  Many of our casual positions are advertised on an ongoing basis and do not have a specific closing date, so applications are reviewed as they are received. We endeavour to contact applicants as soon as we can to keep them updated on the progress of their application, but cannot always respond immediately.

If you would like to know about the status of a vacancy, please contact the People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.

What's it like at Strahan Village? What can I do in my free time?

Strahan Village is located on Tasmania's west coast on the edge of one of the last expanses of temperate rain forest found on the planet. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and sand tobogganing are popular.

Is there a reliable phone reception at Strahan Village? Can I access the internet?

Only Telstra’s network works well in Strahan. Optus works further afield in Zeehan and Queenstown only.

What would I need to bring with me to Strahan Village?

New employees need to bring only their personal belongings with them to property, as all of our staff accommodation is fully furnished. You may also bring your own bed linen if you wish. We recommend that you bring some warm clothing and sturdy shoes to cater for all types of weather.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

If you have questions about a specific position, please contact RACT's People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.For general enquiries, please contact the People Services team on 03 6236 4345 or at peopleservices@ract.com.au.

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