Wayoutback Desert Safaris is always on the lookout for bright and enthusiastic people who are up for a challenge and like to have some fun. Based in the heart of the Outback, Alice Springs, we are always interested in talking with people who have a passion for tourism and Australia. We have positions in Operations (vehicle preparation, cleaning, etc), Administration (bookings, filing, banking; will leave it to your imagination), Sales (flying around Australia, spreading the word) and of course, Tour Guides.
Tour Guides need to be innovative types who enjoy working with people. Most of our passengers are from overseas so some previous travel experience would be great to get you on the same planet. As we operate 4WD vehicles in remote locations, a basic understanding of mechanics and some practical common sense is a must, along with 4-wheel driving ability.
Wayoutback holds an “Advanced Eco Tourism” accreditation so we do take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to sustainable tourism and cultural sensitivities. We pride ourselves with our small group sizes on imparting more information than most of the competition. Other than that … it’s all about enjoying yourself and ensuring your customers have a fantastic time.
Cooking skills, first aid knowledge and physical fitness are required as is a willingness to learn about Australia, its history, flora and fauna, geology, Aboriginal mythology, history and culture. Sounds like a lot but if you have an interest in this kind of thing then it is totally fascinating. We offer a comprehensive training program to get you up to speed for what is one of the greatest and most satisfying jobs in the world.
Other than our in-house training, there are a couple of external hoops you will need to jump through before you’re on your way such as:
- Senior First Aid Certificate
- MR or LR License with H endorsements plus standard Medical Check
- Criminal History Check
Working with Childrens Card
Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park &/or Kakadu Guide Accreditation
Responsible Service of Alcohol attainment
As a result of the company’s expansion, guiding opportunities now exist for suitable persons touring in Kakadu/Litchfield National Parks, Tasmania & the East Coast of Australia. Wonderful opportunities also exist for trekking guides during the central Australia autumn & winter months on the Larapinta Trail with our sister company Walking Country.
Multi functional guides is our aim. It provides our guides with a great opportunity to learn skills way beyond other singular touring positions.
Once you have been through our training program then you go out on a number of tours with a senior tour guide until you’re totally confident and up to speed. Then you’re on your own!!
If you’re interested in joining the best “Small Group” tour operator in Australia, give us a call or send us an email and tell us a little about yourself and what you’re good at. Applicants need to be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
+61 8 8950 9200 (office hours only) or Email us.