AS Australia’s first five-star “glamping” and caravanning resort continues to take shape, the family behind the Rivershore Resort are being inundated with requests for work.
Future on-site manager and part-owner Will McGovern said the family-run business, which is set to offer 84sqm tents with king size beds, alfresco dining and one of the biggest heated pools on the Coast, had a long history with the Sunshine Coast and they wanted to ensure they hired locals and kept their spending local.
Will said more than 100 tradespeople had worked on the site since construction began last year and there were around 35 concreters, plumbers, electricians and builders working each day.
Earlier this week, they placed an advertisement on Seek for a head chef for the resort, but 40 people had already sent in resumes vying for a chance to secure work in any of the different roles that will become available at the $10 million resort when it opens in August.
Will said because of that, they would not need to advertise for any of the other positions but they had felt it necessary to cast the net far and wide to secure a skilled and experienced head chef as the successful applicant would be tasked with coming up with a menu for the cafe as well as running the small kitchen team.
“In the coming months, we will look at filling 15 full-time roles and will employ between 30 and 40 people as casuals for the holiday seasons when we are fully booked up,” he said.
“The roles will range from maintenance to housekeeping, front office, the kitchen team and hospitality casuals for the bar and cafe.
“We will go from there and as the business grows, so will the number of our employees.”
Interest in the Didillibah resort is already on the increase, with the majority of bookings being made by families locking in camping spots for the Christmas holidays.
Two conferences have already been booked for the five-star tents.
“The word will spread rapidly once people start to stay here,” Will said.
“In the tours we have done of the site, people have been absolutely blown away by it all.”