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Job Opportunity at Katherine Outback Experience

Annabel and Tom

Annabel and Tom of Katherine Outback Experience

We are on the hunt for a reliable all-rounder to join our Katherine Outback Experience team!

About Us:

We are a small family owned and operated Aussie business trying to kick goals and have fun along the way! At our site in Katherine, Northern Territory we operate the following:

  • Katherine Outback Experience: A 90 minute tourism show that showcases life on Australian cattle stations through real horse and dog training demonstrations and live music performances
  • Riverboyne Horsebreaking & Training: Tom is a professional horse-breaker so while we are not running shows, he’s busy breaking and training horses for clients
  • Riverboyne Performance Horses: We breed, train and prepare horses for competition and sale
  • Riverboyne Working Dogs: We breed, train and sell cattle and sheep dogs (that means super cute puppies!)

All our Riverboyne animals are used in our Katherine Outback Experience shows. Shows are daily Monday to Friday and some Saturdays and Sundays.

We also host some music under the stars events, attracting nationally acclaimed touring artists to perform!

We weren’t lying when we said there would be super cute puppies to play with!

Job Description – Pastoral Award 2010

We are hoping to find someone who is reliable, willing to learn and has good communication skills.

We are looking for someone who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty but can also assist with some domestic roles. You will be working closely with both Tom and Annabel, assisting with a variety of jobs including (but not limited to):

  • Feeding and watering horses, dogs and other farm animals
  • Preparing animals for shows
  • Setting-up for, and packing-up after shows
  • Gardening, mowing lawns and general grounds maintenance
  • Cleaning of communal areas
  • Assisting Tom with training horses and dogs  (pending experience level)
  • Liaising with guests to our shows
  • Assisting with food preparation

You don’t have to be experienced with handling horses, however you will be required to work with and/or around large animals.

There will be times we require your assistance on weekends when we have shows, or when we are away to ensure animals are always fed and watered. Working hours are not a standard 8am to 5pm. Staff must be flexible to work around show times and animals.

We are willing to offer accommodation and keep as part of the employment contract. We are also registered for the Backpacker Tax and are flexible in our approach to the employment terms to ensure the work meets the ‘Farm Work’ requirements if necessary.

Annabel helping kids feed Buttercup the poddy calf during a show.

Applicants:

  • Must be reliable and flexible
  • Must be able to work in a team
  • Must present neat and tidy
  • We would prefer someone with their own vehicle as we are located 7kms from the Katherine Town Centre
  • Preferred minimum employment of 3 months, up to early November 2017
  • Commence around 1 April however we are willing to wait for the ‘right’ person for the job

There is no age limit. You might be a backpacker looking for ‘Farm Work’, fresh out of school looking for an adventure in your gap year, or a grey nomad looking for some work over the Dry Season.

Tom with the Riverboyne Working Dogs

Applications:

  • Tell us something interesting and exciting about yourself – something you could bring to the Katherine Outback Experience Team! You might be an accountant, or perhaps a chef (our last employee was a chef and artist and we loved her), you might have marketing experience, play an instrument or can sing, ride horses or maybe you are super savvy with computers, you can paint houses or be good at welding! Let us know your talent – get us excited to have you on our team!
  • Please include an Australian based reference if possible
  • Advise how long you intend to be based in Katherine and when you are available to commence work
  • Advise if you are seeking ‘Farm Work’ for your 2nd Year Visa
  • Please provide a contact phone number and your current location
  • Please send your resume to Annabel McLarty at admin@katherineoutback.com.au
  • Applications close Tuesday 28 March 2017 5pm EST.

*Please note we will have limited phone and email service over the coming week due to being on the road. Email will be the easiest form of contact.

Tom working with a breaker during a Katherine Outback Experience Show

Tom working with a breaker during a Katherine Outback Experience Show

Annabel with Trev the Border Collie and Rhapsody the Horse

16 Comments

  1. Kye William Wallace on March 22, 2017 at 4:56 am

    G’day there very interested in your job, as I’m based just outside Katherine also worked all through Australia on cattle stations most of my life , very competent horse person and have had a large team of dogs most my life that I enjoy muchly ( only have one dog at present) ,I am a fit , energetic 37 year old male with a smile on my dial at all times and enjoy people’s company also a happy sense of humour, this role would suit myself to the ground,also enjoy all the green thumb jobs such as gardens, mowing and all aspects that come with this job.permantly based in Katherine with my loving partner which would also suit this job.regards kye Wallace, can meet for interview anytime,



  2. Billie harding on March 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    This is my dream job such a shame I live the other side of the world



  3. Big Pom on March 24, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Hi Annabelle, My name is Colin Coombes (Big Pom) I used to bring a tourist bus out to see your shows and I am interested in the Job you have advertised. However at present I am in SA and leaving to come back for the 3rd of April. If possible could you give me a ring or message me your number on 0427718531 thanks



  4. Rod on March 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Very interested have done a lot of this work shown my own cattle etc.



  5. Daryl (the Bull) Paynter on March 27, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Gday I am an Aussie with much to bring to this kind of role as I am outgoing love meeting people, haven’t had much to do with horses but willing to give it a go. I am a drummer can play anything by ear as long as it doesn’t hurt to much.. lol .. I am good with machinery, can weld , drive tractors and have a road train licence as well with experience. Hope you wanna give me a go.



  6. Mandy on March 29, 2017 at 5:39 am

    My son would love this shame he’s only 14, think of us in a few years.
    It would be an amazing experience



  7. Mandy on March 29, 2017 at 5:39 am

    My son would love this shame he’s only 14, think of us in a few years.
    It would be an amazing experience



  8. Andrew brown on March 30, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Hey my name is Andrew Brown I live in Moora Western Australia I’m 19 years old and a have my drivers license, I’ve been up north on a station working with cattle, it’s been ten years since I’ve ridden a horse but I’m still capable on feeding and getting them ready to ride, and I’m determined in lurking more skills with live stock including horses, I’m more then happy to do any yard work and general farm work that’s I’ve been required to do , I’m available to start straight away thank u for ready my comment and I hope I can have the chance to show u what I can do
    Please call my mobile : 0438191207 or my house phon: 96511267



  9. Storme Amiet on April 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Love animals. Dont know much about horses! Cant sing 😊 however enjoy music. Can comunicate with people. I normally do cleaning at 30 room motel 4 days a week. Hate cooking but l will clean dishes..Enjoy gardening. Been to Katherine visiting for a few days a couple years ago. Did the gorge trip. Right incentive, would put furniture into storage. I am renting. I am single, 58 year old female. Have family here In Coffs Harbour, NSW, however for few months could be interested. Can get 4×4 if needed…no definte yes till I know more 😊 thanks



  10. TomAnna on April 7, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Hi Daryl,
    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately all Applications needed to be sent to the email address provided within the job description by 28 March 2017 to be considered for this position. This position has now been filled. We wish you the very best.



  11. TomAnna on April 7, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Hi Rod,
    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately all Applications needed to be sent to the email address provided within the job description by 28 March 2017 to be considered for this position. This position has now been filled. We wish you the very best.



  12. TomAnna on April 7, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Hi Big Pom,
    We trust you are keeping well? Thanks for your message. Unfortunately all Applications needed to be sent to the email address provided within the job description by 28 March 2017 to be considered for this position. This position has now been filled. We wish you the very best and hope to see you around Katherine.



  13. TomAnna on April 7, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Hi Kye,
    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately all Applications needed to be sent to the email address provided within the job description by 28 March 2017 to be considered for this position. This position has now been filled. We wish you the very best.



  14. TomAnna on April 7, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Hi Storme,
    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately all Applications needed to be sent to the email address provided within the job description by 28 March 2017 to be considered for this position. This position has now been filled. We wish you the very best.



  15. TomAnna on April 7, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately all Applications needed to be sent to the email address provided within the job description by 28 March 2017 to be considered for this position. This position has now been filled for this season. We wish you the very best.



  16. TomAnna on April 7, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Hi Mandy,
    We anticipate this position will be made available on a seasonal basis so there is a possibility in the future once your son has finished school.
    Cheers,
    Annabel



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