Careers | Daydream Island Resort Whitsundays
20.558° S, 148.8139° E Daydream Island
20.558° S, 148.8139° E Daydream Island
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There's no other island quite like Daydream on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. And with an extensive $100m refurbishment ready to see the resort reopen with world-class venues and facilities this April, there’s never been a better time to work here.

We’re currently hiring for positions in all areas of operation – from Housekeeping to HR, Food & Beverage to Front Office, and many more you can explore below.

But Daydream doesn’t only offer great career opportunities. Surrounded by crystal waters, bathed in warm sun, and with a tight-knit crew who like to hang out and enjoy the island’s activities in their free time, Daydream also offers a unique and incredible lifestyle.

Are you passionate about hospitality?

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Food & Beverage

1. Chef Positions:

All Chef qualifications require Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or above. 

  • Sous Chef - Infinity, Asian Fusion Restaurant | Full time, 6 month contract with the possibility of extension
  • Commis Chef (Multiple Positions) | Full time, 6 month contract with the possibility of extension
  • Kitchen Stewards (Multiple Positions) | Full time, 6 month contract with the possibility of extension
  • Chef de Partie – Banquets – Full time, 6 month seasonal contract with the possibility of extension

 

2. Food & Beverage positions: 

1.Bar Staff (Multiple Positions)-Live on/off Island, Full time, 6 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension

  • Current Queensland Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate (required) 
  • Strong customer service skills in a fast paced environment is hightly desirable 
  • Good team work skills
  • Ability to work in cocktail, pool, lobby, restaurant and dispense bars desirable 
  • Cocktail, Barista, Wine service and knowledge highly desirable 

 

2. Team Leaders

  • Bars and Restaurant experience required in a multi-outlet resort/hotel 
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Ability to manage and train the team 
  • Current Queensland Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate (required) 
  • Strong customer and skills 
  • A la carte, Buffet & Banquets experience beneficial 

 

3. Food & Beverage Attendant (Multiple Positions)-Live on/off Island, Full time, 6 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension 

  • Current Queensland Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate (required) 
  • Strong customer service skills in a fast paced environment is highly desirable 
  • Good team work skills 
  • A la carte, Buffet & Banquets experience beneficial 


Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Front Office

1.Front Office Manager-Live on island | Full time ongoing 

2.Front Office Supervisor-Live on island | 6 month fixed term contract 

3. Guest Services Manager-Live on island | Full time ongoing 

4. Guest Services Agent-Live Off island | Casual 

5. Porter - Live on Island | 6 month fixed term contract 

  • Welcome our guests to the resort and assist with luggage transfers to and from the ferry and resort rooms
  • Be the first point of contact upon arrival and impress our guests with your warm and friendly first and last impressions of our resort
  • You will require strong organization and time management skills plus a current Drivers

 

6. Reservations Sales Agent-Commute Daily to the island | 6 month fixed term contract 

  • Fast paced role taking resort Room reservations over the phone and via email 
  • Strong customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritise competing tasks 
  • Opera Property Management System experience is highly desirable 

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Activities

1. Life Guard-Live on/Live off positions, 6 month

Qualifications required: 

  • RLSSA Bronze Medallion 
  • CPR & First Aid 

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Housekeeping

1. Room Attendants - Live on/Live off island roles, 6 month, full time, fixed term contract 

  • Ensure all guest rooms and areas are cleaned and presented to an exceptional standard
  • The ideal candidates will have strong organisational, time management and attention to detail with the ability to work autonomously
  • Safe work practices including correct manual handling techniques and safe chemical handling is required
  • Previous experience is highly desirable, however the applicants ability to learn the role and tasks quickly is required

 

2. Senior Housekeeping Team Leader - Live on island | 6 month | full time | fixed term contract 

  • Lead the housekeeping team to ensure the Resort areas are cleaned and presented to an exceptional standard. 
  • The ideal candidates will have previous experience in a similar position with a strong emphasis on staff training
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively work with the Front Office department to ensure guest requirements are met
  • Ensure team members are demonstrating safe work practices

 

3. Houseperson Team Leader-Live on Island, 6 month, full time, fixed term contract 

  • Liaise with the Laundry and Housekeeping Team to ensure availability of linen and amenity stock and par levels in each of the resort wings
  • Cleaning of resort public areas and other staff areas
  • The ideal candidates will have previous experience in a similar position with a strong emphasis on staff training
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively work with the Front Office department to ensure guest requirements are met
  • Ensure team members are demonstrating safe work practices
  • Assist Housekeeping, Public Areas and Laundry Teams when required

 

4. Public Areas-Live on Island, 6 month, full time, fixed term contract 

  • Ensure all guest resort and staff areas are cleaned and presented to an exceptional standard
  • The ideal candidates will have strong organisational, time management and attention to detail with the ability to work autonomously
  • Safe work practices including correct manual handling techniques and safe chemical handling is required
  • Previous experience is highly desirable, however the applicants ability to learn the role and tasks quickly is required

 

5. Laundry Attendant-Commute Daily to Island, 6 month, full time, fixed term contract

  • Ensure all resort and guest linen is cleaned , stored and presented to an exceptional standard
  • The ideal candidates will have strong organisational, time management and attention to detail with the ability to work autonomously
  • Safe work practices including correct manual handling techniques and safe chemical handling is required
  • Previous experience is highly desirable, however the applicants ability to learn the role and tasks quickly is required

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Human Resources

1. Security/WHS Manager-Commute to the island daily | 6 month full time | fixed term contract 

  • Certificate IV in WHS (or higher )-required 
  • Security Qualifications-required 
  • First Aid-required 

 

2. Training Manager-Live on Island-6 month | Full time | Fixed Term contract

  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment 
  • Train the Trainer facilitation experience

 

3. Staff Canteen Attendant, 6 months, Full time, Fixed Term contract | Live on island

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Finance

1. Accountant– Commute Daily to Island | 6 month fixed term contract 

  • Accounting Degree
  • Experience in a similar role within  a hotel/hospitality environment 
  • Sunsystems, Excel, Sega Micropay & Time Target system (essential) 
  • Opera and Material Control systems experience (preferred) 

 

2. Financial Controller – Live on Island | Full time | on-going Position 

  • Accounting Degree
  • Experience in a similar role within a hotel/hospitality environment 
  • Sunsystems, Financial Accounts Software, Symphony, Time Target, Material Control system, Sage Micropay and POS systems experience will be well regarded 

 

3. Junior Accountant -Commute Daily to Island | Full time | on-going

  • Fluently bilingual in Mandarin and English (highly desirable) 
  • Accounting degree 
  • Experience in a similar role within a hotel/hospitality environment 
  • Sunsystems and Excel (preferred) 

 

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Sales & Marketing

1. Director of Sales & Marketing-Full time, on-going position | Sydney Office 

2. Business Development Manager-Full time, on-going position | Sydney Office 

3. Sales & Marketing Coordinator – Sydney Office | Expressions of Interest

4. Sales & Events Executive – Full time, on-going position | Sydney Office

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Purchasing

No positions

Maintenance

1. General hand - Commute to island daily, 6 month fixed term contrct 

  • All-rounder required to assist with maintenance jobs across the resort, including resort rooms, kitchens, guest & staff areas. 
  • Trade qualification in Carpentry/Painting highly desirable

 

2. Gardener-Commute to island daily, 6 month fixed term contract 

  • Certificate III in Horticulture (or above) highly desirable along with previous tropical resort gardening experience

 

3. Painter | Expression of Interest

4. Electrician | Expression of Interest

5. Plumber/Gasfitter (dual trade preferred) | Expression of Interest

6. Refuse removalist | Expression of Interest

7. Maintenance Carpenter | Expression of Interest

8. Refrigeration Mechanic | Expression of Interest.

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Retail

1. Supervisor-Live off island position | 6 month | Full time | fixed term contract

2. Retail Attendant-Casual position-Commute Daily to the Island 

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Living Reef

No positions

IT

1. IT Manager, Live-on island | Full time on-going position

 

Select APPLY NOW with the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outlined in the form), or alternatively email [email protected],including the completed Job Application Form & documentation (as outline in the form). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please click HERE to access the job application form.

We thank all applicants for their time in applying however, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.