Best job in the world update

Amarnath Prabhakar March 3, 2009 0

Tourism Queensland has announced the 50 Short-listed Applicants for the Best Job in the World. Amongst the candidates from over 22 countries are a charity fundraiser, dance instructor, physiotherapist, chef, radio DJ, scientist, actor, interpreters, adventurers, students, television journalists and photographers.

The job is to be a caretaker of an island on the Great Barrier Reef. You may ask what’s so special, here is the reason why it is special, the below words are exactly how it appears on the site.

Explore and report back

There’s so much to see and do, so you’ll have plenty to write about in your weekly blog. And with so much life above and below the water, you’re sure to capture some entertaining moments for your video diary and photo gallery. To keep you busy, Tourism Queensland will organise a schedule of travel and events on the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Your schedule could include sampling a new luxury spa treatment at qualia on Hamilton Island, trying out new snorkelling gear on Heron Island, or bushwalking on Hinchinbrook Island.

Feed the fish

There are over 1,500 species of fish living in the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t worry – you won’t need to feed them all.

Clean the pool

The pool has an automatic filter, but if you happen to see a stray leaf floating on the surface it’s a great excuse to dive in and enjoy a few laps.

Collect the mail

You’ll have some time on your hands, so why not join the aerial postal service for a day? It’s a great opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the reef and islands.

The best part is you get paid for the holiday you take on, you would be paid AUD$150,000 for a six-month contract, accommodation and food free.

Now, for the update – there would be 10 people chosen by the tourism department and there is a chance of 1 more person to be added to the 10 already selected.

The one person will be chosen from the 50 shortlisted through votes. People are free to vote to the person they feel should win.

Go ahead and vote to the person you feel should win. Visit this site to vote –

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