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S. Kidman & Co employs staff in a diverse range of positions across its 14 cattle properties and Feedlot operation. The Head office is based in Adelaide with our stations located in rural Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Our Feedlot is located at Sedan, South Australia.

Opportunities for employment on our properties may arise throughout the course of the season, which generally runs from mid February to December each year. Positions that may become available include:

  • Bore Runner/Bore Mechanic
  • Cook - Station & Camp
  • Feedlot Farm & Livestock Hand
  • Gardener
  • Head Stockperson
  • Home Tutor
  • Homestead Maintenance
  • Machinery/Plant Operator
  • Mechanic
  • Pilot/Station Hand (Fixed Wing and Helicopter)
  • Station Hand/Stock Hand

If you are seeking employment in any of the above areas, please complete an online application or for further information contact our Adelaide Office on (08) 8334 7100. Resumes and/or other information in support of your application may be emailed to hr@kidman.com.au.

Overseas travellers with a current working holiday visa and who are already located in Australia are welcome to apply for positions, however, should be aware that it is S. Kidman & Co's strong preference to recruit candidates who apart from meeting relevant selection criteria for a position, are genuinely seeking ongoing, full-time employment with the company and in the Australian beef production industry. At this time S. Kidman & Co does not provide employment sponsorship of international job candidates.


Expression of Interest (2018 Opportunities) - All Properties

S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd is now accepting applications for employment opportunities across all roles that may become available for commencement in 2018. As job vacancies are confirmed, we will be contacting suitable candidates to progress with the recruitment process.

We require enthusiastic, self-motivated and resilient candidates, with good communication and interpersonal skills. The ability and willingness to learn and a strong commitment to working safely are also essential, as is an appreciation for rural and remote living.

To submit your interest in relevant vacancies that may arise, please click on the "Apply Now" option below.

Recruitment is a competitive process so the quality of your application is very important. Please ensure your application is completed in full and provides sufficient information on your skills and experience, along with contact details for at least 2 recent referees.

S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head Stockperson (Immediate Commencement) - Naryilco
An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced, highly motivated and energetic person to join the team at Naryilco Station in the role of Head Stockperson.

Naryilco Station, situated in South West Queensland, 110km north of Tibooburra, is a breeding and fattening property running 12,000 head of recorded cattle on 7,510 square kilometres.

Reporting to the Station Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Supervising and undertaking effective and timely herd management
  • Recording stock numbers for the livestock information system
  • Training, supervision and leadership of staff
  • Maintaining and developing facilities and improvements
  • Monitoring and responding to land and environmental issues; and
  • Assisting with purchasing.
The successful applicant will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a high level of leadership and supervisory experience, be competent in the use of horses and motorbikes, and experienced in handling cattle in a quiet and controlled manner. A proven ability to keep accurate records, a good grasp of technology and computer literacy and a strong focus on safety in the workplace is essential. A current Driver's licence and Motorbike licence is required (HR to MC licence is desirable)

This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced stockperson to advance their career in a progressive organisation. Competitive remuneration and benefits are provided, along with high quality single accommodation.

For further information, please contact Kevin Jenkinson, Station Manager on (07) 4655 4362.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to hr@kidman.com.au
A position description is available on request.

Home Tutor (Immediate Commencement) - Durham Downs
We are seeking an experienced Home Tutor for Durham Downs Station, situated 220 km west of Eromanga in South West Queensland.

The position requires the provision of educational support and supervision of a 9 year old boy completing Year 4 through the Longreach School of Distance Education.

Key duties include:
  • Coordinating & supervising the daily school lessons and curriculum
  • Planning & maintaining a structured school schedule
  • Organising & providing materials & equipment needed
  • Maintaining regular contact with teachers
  • Encouraging participation in and developing extracurricular activities such as arts & crafts and sport;
  • Attending school activities off station
  • Undertaking alternative duties around the station as required, e.g. light domestic/gardening, helping in the kitchen.
Successful applicants will need to be energetic, self-motivated, flexible, highly organised, have a positive outlook, and most importantly be genuinely interested in teaching children. Tertiary qualifications will be highly regarded. Requirements include:
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Sound literacy, numeracy & writing skills
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and proficiency with Microsoft Officeâ„¢ applications
  • Good planning & organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to children
  • Police and/or Working with Children check
  • Senior First Aid certificate
  • Drivers licence.
Quality air-conditioned accommodation is provided, along with all meals. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended. There is an opportunity for partnered employment as a Mechanic/Bore Runner position is also available at the property.

For further information, please contact Michelle Reay on (07) 4655 4366.

To apply, please submit an online application as below and/or email a resume to hr@kidman.com.au.

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Station Hand - Helen Springs
An opportunity is available for an experienced Station Hand to join the stock camp team at Helen Springs Station. Helen Springs is situated in the Northern Territory, 140km north of Tennant Creek.

To be considered, applicants will need to have experience with Station Hand duties including:
  • movement, handling and monitoring of cattle;
  • use of horses and bikes;
  • general station maintenance and repairs - including fencing & welding;
  • vehicle & machinery operation and maintenance; and
  • land management.
A Class C Drivers licence, experience riding horses and handling cattle in a calm and controlled manner, along with a strong commitment to workplace safety and animal welfare is required. A Motorbike licence is preferred or be willing to obtain.

Air-conditioned, single room accommodation is available and all meals provided. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Please note this position is permanent and not available to working holiday visa holders.

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