Monday, January 12, 2009

Tired of teaching in Korea? Try "Wanted: Paradise island 'caretaker'"

Saw this on the BBC website today . . .

Tourism officials in Australia are describing it as "the best job in the world".

They want someone to work on a tropical island off the Queensland coast.

No formal qualifications are needed but candidates must be willing to swim, snorkel, dive and sail.

In return, the successful applicant will receive a salary of A$150,000 (US$103,000, £70,000) for six months and get to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool.

You also have to . . .

The new recruit will work for just 12 hours a month. Duties include feeding some of the hundreds of species of fish and collecting the island's mail.

Picture: Hamilton Island - courtesy Tourism Queensland
They will also need to prepare a blog, a photo diary and video updates to attract tourists to the area.

"There are hundreds of islands scattered along the Great Barrier Reef," Mr Hayes told the BBC. "We are looking for someone who can go and explore all the different islands then report back to the world on what they see.

I think I'll update my resume . . . lol.

J

2 comments:

Kelsey said...

Damn, I'm a sailor (formerly professional), diver, and snorkeler...hm....

pDogg said...

Awesome vidy mate! Here's my best try with a cool rock song:
http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/applicants/watch/kQzXTMfDLpA