Friday, January 23, 2009

6 Months on an Island Paradise

I have found the perfect online job for someone who wants to "get paid" for having fun and who can take a 6 month “vacation” from their real life.

Tourism Queensland is inviting people to apply for the Best Job In The World - you’ll have to live on an island paradise with sandy white beaches and blue skies for 6 months, rent free, in a 3-bedroom villa that’s complete with a pool of course.

You’ll really only be working approximately 12 hours per month (feeding fish and collecting the island’s mail) but you’ll also be expected to prepare a blog, a photo diary, and make video updates. I am totally going to apply for this job!

Chief Executive of Tourism Queensland, Anthony Hayes, told the BBC:

“There are hundreds of islands scattered along the Great Barrier Reef,” … “We are looking for someone who can go and explore all the different islands then report back to the world on what they see. “We need a special person. They are going to be pretty busy having a good time.”

The island?
Hamilton Island in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands.

The objective?
Promote tourism to the island.

Nothing formal, but should love to swim, snorkel, dive, and sail.

The pay?
$103,000.00 US.

The deadline?
February 22, 2009.
They’ll pick list of 10 candidates from all of the online video applications and one wildcard to visit the island for a 4-day final interview process. The first day of the new job is slated for July 1, 2009. The competition is pretty stout. According to a Tourism Queensland news post today, they’ve received more than 200,000 prospective applicants in 24 hours. What a brilliant tourism campaign!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey SunEGrl, I just read this post and wow I want this job too!! It sounds great doesn't it? You are right this is a great idea for tourism, and to think the one who gets the job has to also blog about the islands... what a life that would be. Thanks for the great read and the "possible" chance of One can dream can't they?