Curtin Springs employs a range of short and long term staff.

Below are our current opportunities for you to join our team.

Shift Manager

Curtin Springs Wayside Inn is seeking a full time “Shift Manager” to add to our existing team.

Curtin Springs is a diversified multi award winning Tourism and  Pastoral Business located 85km East of Ayers Rock or 365km South West of Alice Springs

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual for the position of Shift Manager. Shift times are varied and will include early, evening and split shifts.

The Shift Manager is a support and operational position to assist with smooth day to day operations across all aspects of the business, with the focus of the position in the tourism operations.

This positions supports, supervises and directs General Support staff as required on a shift basis maintaining priorities as established by senior management.

  • Assisting with direct customer service, resolving customer issues, assisting with entry into and maintenance of the integrity of the business systems, responding to enquiries as necessary and assisting senior management with more complicated enquiries, functions and groups.
  • Ensuring compliance with various legislative requirements including Workplace safety and food handling, liquor licensing.
  • Undertake workplace training including developing and delivering training packages in all areas including customer service, business systems, service delivery, product knowledge. The position also runs staff meetings.
  • Supervise and direct line staff as necessary.
  • Run tours as part of Curtin Springs Paper and speak confidently to groups.
  • Able to be highly adaptable and flexible to pick up and assist in any area at any time when needed – this includes, bar, kitchen, housekeeping, garden, paper and in emergency situations.
  • Accurate handling and reconciling of cash and accounts.
  • Computer literate with confidence in all Microsoft Office programmes.

Preference will be given to persons holding a Cert IV in Training & Assessment and/or Business, Business Admin or Management qualifications (cert IV level or above). An ideal candidate would also have prior experience with accommodation booking systems and accounting systems.

Previous staff management skills essential, along with excellent multi-level communication skills, time management skills in yourself and others, problem solving, attention to detail and ability to work within the framework set by the business. Candidates should be confident in working independently, and with leading a team.

This is a long term position. There is also the ability to come with a partner who can also be employed by the business. Please also send through their resume with your application.

All staff live on-site.

Please send your application to by 30th September.


Curtin Springs Wayside Inn is seeking a full time “Cook” to add to our existing team.

We are located 360km sw of Alice Springs and 100km east of Ayers Rock.

The Cook assists the Head Cook in the day to day delivery and management of the kitchen for staff and customer meals, across the different customer bases, in a way that enhances the customer’s experience, provides a profitable turnover of meals, with meals prepared on time, in compliance with food handling, WHS requirements and the business policies and procedures.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Minimum of Cert 111 (Australian recognised)
  • Recent and relevant substantial experience, as a cook, in different kitchen settings, meeting different customer needs.
  • High level flexibility
  • High level English
  • High level communication skills
  • Strong customer services skills and approach
  • Proven ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to follow policy and procedure
  • Ability to work independently at a consistently high level
  • Willingness to work in a remote location and understand the benefits of remote living.
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Must be punctual, reliable and willing to be flexible
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare menus, prepare meals, portion control, high level foodhandling skills
  • Ability to train other staff as required

Meals and accommodation are provided onsite (weekly charge applies).

Position suitable for singles or with a partner who may be able to also obtain work.

This is a long term position and we are seeking applicants who are willing to commit to an extended period of time eg 2 years.

Please send your resume or CV with your qualifications, experience and current work referees to


 Station Hand

We are looking for an energetic, self motivated and committed station hand to help with our current workplan.

The good rains over the last 12 months have left us with a lot of cattle work to catch up on and lots of infrastructure work to get on with!

Priorities for selection criteria for the Station Hand position are:

  • Significant pastoral experience cattle – preferably north Australian cattle (essential)
  • Valid manual driver’s license – including HC  (essential)
  • Minimum of Bobcat, Forklift, Endloader and Grader tickets (essential)
  • Welding (arc/mig/oxy) and basic fabrication skills and experience (essential)
  • Fencing experience (essential)
  • Sound understanding of general vehicle, machinery and equipment maintenance and repairs (essential)
  • Be self motivated (essential)

This is a full time, long term position and not suitable for Working Holiday Visa holders.

We have single or double accommodation available. If you are a family with your own accommodation, then we will be happy to consider your application.

We are looking to fill a one person position and full time work is available for a partner in the tourist side of the business.

For your information pack, please contact Lyndee at