Have you ever wondered what it is like to live on a beautiful island? Now’s your chance!
We urgently require friendly and motivated travellers to help out at our lovely beach front Guest House in Arcadia, Magnetic Island, situated just across from gorgeous Geoffrey Bay Beach. Some lucky travellers will have the opportunity to work for their accommodation. In return for approximately 4-5 hours of work, 6 days per week,
you will receive accommodation, breakfast, use of hire car, and use of the pool & snorkel gear etc. Some of the work includes: cleaning the guest house; cleaning the hire cars; picking up and dropping off guests; and some general maintenance of the property if you are skilled in this area. A good understanding of customer service will be highly regarded, as well as previous cleaning or hospitality experience.
Some of our volunteers find paid work at the local cafes, pubs, etc.
Please contact us if you are interested in this offer.
This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.
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Arcadia Beach Guest House
Member since: December 2016
The guesthouse was originally named Centaur House in memory of the Australian hospital ship Centaur. The ship was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine fifty miles off the coast of Brisbane on 14th May 1943, during World War11. Of the 332 persons on board, only 64 survived.
The land was first purchased in 1929, then transferred to the Townsville hospital for management by its trustee’s. The original building was constructed in 1946 and opened in 1947 as a holiday hostel for nurses.
In 1963,recognising the need for more accommodation on Magnetic Island, the property was leased out and converted into a guesthouse for tourists.
The property was subsequently sold to private enterprise in 2006. The new owners undertook a major redevelopment by adding new facilities, updating the amenities and and modernising the rooms.
Arcadia Beach Guesthouse is now one of the most popular holiday venues on the island and has been featured on the national television show
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism