Working at Cradle Mountain Hotel

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Do you want to work in one of Tasmania's most iconic destinations?

Cradle Mountain Hotel is tucked away in Tasmania's central highlands, on the doorstep of Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park. It's a place of natural beauty, expansive walking trails and furry critters.

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

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most iconic destinations. Being part of an exciting tourism business in such a picturesque location is something we consider to be truly special. 

Working with our team creates opportunities to learn about multiple operational departments across the Hotel, 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.

Michael Krueger, Hotel Manager, Cradle Mountain Hotel

Why work with us?

  • Passionate and committed team
  • Part of RACT Destinations, offering exciting career progression opportunities
  • Access to local experiences
  • Tasmanian owned and operated
  • Iconic natural setting
  • Access to discounted staff accommodation

Take a Look Around...

Work and Play

  • Cradle Mountain Hotel is located on the doorstep of the Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park
  • Get up close with the iconic Tasmanian devil
  • Access to many walking trails with options for everyone
  • Tour the area by horse back or helicopter
  • Challenge yourself with a canyoneering tour at Dove Canyon
  • Admire Tasmanian artwork, inspired by local flora and fauna in the Wilderness Gallery
  • Approximately 2.5 hours drive from Launceston, 4.5 hours from Hobart, 1.5 hours from Devonport and 1.5 hours from Burnie

Questions?

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

Yes, all of our Destinations properties offer accommodation for staff. Cradle Mountain Hotel offers onsite shared accommodation.  Kitchens and lounge rooms are shared in each house consisting of 12 bedrooms (single and double). Bathrooms are shared between two bedrooms (through interconnecting doors). Free-of-charge laundry facilities are shared amongst the houses. There are four washers and five dryers available for use.

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 Cradle Mountain Hotel and our other properties without their own transport. We ask all new employees to make their own way to the hotel 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 Cradle Mountain Hotel.

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 and aprons 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 Cradle Mountain Hotel.

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 Cradle Mountain Hotel? What can I do in my free time?

Cradle Mountain Hotel is situated at the doorstep of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park, offering pristine natural surroundings. Outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, wildlife watching and camping are popular.

Is there reliable phone reception at Cradle Mountain hotel? Can I access the internet?

Only Telstra's and Optus network works at Cradle Mountain. Please note there are numberous 'black spots' due to the local terrain. Phone service via the Telstra and Optus networks are generally not an issue at the hotel.

What would I need to bring with me to Cradle Mountain Hotel?

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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