Smokehouse Restaurant
Mon & Tues: Curate your own smokehouse picnic.
Wed to Sun: Chef’s Smokehouse Snack plates from 11AM.
Thurs to Sun: Sharing Lunch Menus, 12PM.

Cellar Door
Complimentary splash tastings, 10:30 – 5:00pm, daily.

Farm Shop & Coffee
Seven Days 10:30 – 5:00pm

02 6230 2487
431 Nanima Road
Springrange NSW 2618
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Positions Vacant

Become part of the Poachers family business as we continue to grow and expand our traditional smoked meat operations, weddings and events offering, and restaurant and wine experience.

Administration Assistant (full time).

If you are the kind of person who loves interacting with people, on the phone, online and in person, in a very passionate family owned business in a picturesque environment, we would like to have the opportunity to speak with you.

Poachers Pantry is a family owned and operated business located just north of Canberra. We produce award winning smoked meats and cool climate wines and operate a restaurant, cellar door and weddings venue.

We are seeking a full time Administration Assistant to join our close knit and passionate team.

As our business continues to evolve and expand, there are opportunities for growth within our business.

Key responsibilities and tasks

Restaurant reservations and wedding & events enquiries

  • Assisting customers with their requests for bookings in the restaurant, for special events and wedding enquiries that come in via email, phone and social media
  • Scheduling meetings for wedding & event showarounds

Online content management

  • Writing and scheduling social media posts, Google posts and website content to communicate to our digital audience.
  • Drafting content for our monthly e newsletter
  • Creating social media tiles using pre-designed templates
  • Monitoring and responding to social media messages

Poachers Vineyard Wine Club

  • Responding to wine club related queries
  • Preparing wine orders for Aus Post

Smokehouse administration support

  • Ordering of packaging materials for our smoked meats
  • Data entry into our inventory management system
  • Filing of paperwork

Business admin tasks:

  • Daily email & phone management
  • Preparing weekly department reports for the General Manager
  • Support the book keeper with accounts receivable and payable tasks
  • Editing and printing menus for the restaurant, weddings & events
  • Updating wholesale pricelists
  • Stationery orders
  • Preparing wholesale wine & meat order invoices
  • Research on new business system & tools
  • Packing of hampers for special occassions i.e. Fathers Day, Christmas

We are looking for

Someone who has a professional approach to work, has a passion for or interest in food and wine and enjoys being in a regional location.

About you

  • A high level of literacy and verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Well presented
  • Experience in a communications or administration role
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Calm, friendly and approachable – face to face and phone manner
  • Ability to use a digital booking system, Gmail & Google Drive (or similar)
  • Can manage your time effectively and prioritse tasks
  • Can work as part of a team and autonomously at times
  • A willingness to learn and grow.

To be considered for this role, please submit your Cover Letter and Resume via seek or to the General Manager at

Gardener and Farm Hand (casual).

Are you interested in gaining gardening experience at an established rural business in the Canberra Region?

Poachers Pantry is looking for our next gardener / farm hand to join the team. We are a family owned and operated business and have an extensive garden that surrounds our restaurant, marquee and homestead.

Ideally, you are passionate about horticulture; you may be studying and looking for practical experience or just love to work outdoors.

Tasks may include:

  • Weeding, watering & maintaining the wicking beds and garden beds
  • Following the seasonal planting guide for our wicking beds
  • Mowing the lawns (weekly) using the ride on mower
  • Hedging
  • Performing general farm maintenance tasks

To be successful in this role, you must be:

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Have good communication skills
  • Able to follow directions
  • Work autonomously and without supervision
  • Have a drivers licence and your own transport.

Benefits include:

  • Free coffee
  • Free parking
  • Award wages
  • Staff discounts on our smoked meats and wine
  • The opportunity to work with an experienced landscape designer during the implementation of a new garden design in the next 6-12 months.

Tools, equipment & PPE is provided.
If you have questions regarding this role, please contact

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