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    The Best Job in the World – Island Caretaker Great Barrier Reef

    About the job

    Tourism Queensland is seeking applicants for the best job in the world! The role of Island Caretaker is a six-month contract, based on luxurious Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a live-in position with flexible working hours and key responsibilities include exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef to discover what the area has to offer.

    You’ll be required to report back on your adventures to Tourism Queensland headquarters in Brisbane (and the rest of the world) via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews. On offer is a unique opportunity to help promote the wondrous Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Other duties may include (but are not limited to)

    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 – During your explorations, 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.

    About the job package

    Living above the Great Barrier Reef is a pretty unique benefit, but the successful candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract. You’ll receive return airfares from your nearest capital city (in your home country), accommodation and transport on Hamilton Island, travel insurance for the contract period, computer, internet, digital video and stills cameras access, plus travel to a number of the other Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. The six-month contract commences 1st July 2009.

    About the location

    Stretching for 2,600 kilometres, and composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia is the world’s largest coral reef system. The World Heritage Listed area supports a diversity of wildlife including whales, dolphins, sea turtles and more than 1,500 species of fish. The reef is an extremely popular destination for tourists, sustainably managing approximately 2 million visitors each year.

    Education/Experience Requirements:

    A broad range of experience will be considered, but the successful applicant should posses:

    - Excellent interpersonal communication skills

    - Good written and verbal English skills

    - An adventurous attitude

    - Willingness to try new things

    - A passion for the outdoors

    - Good swimming skills and enthusiasm for snorkelling and/or diving

    - Ability to engage with others

    - At least one year’s relevant experience

    How to apply:

    Want the best job in the world? If you enjoy new experiences and you can spare six months to enjoy life above the Great Barrier Reef, you’re already in with a good chance. It’s easy to apply.

    Step 1: Create a video application (in English and in 60 seconds or less) telling us why you’re the best person for the job and demonstrating your knowledge of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Step 2: Fill out a brief application form and upload your video to www.islandreefjob.com. Applications close 11.59pm UTC 22nd February 2009

    Applications open on 2.00pm UTC 9th January and close 11.59pm UTC 22nd February 2009.

    About the application process:

    Eleven candidates will be invited to the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef for an interview from the 3rd to the 7th May 2009. So, if you want the best job in the world, you’ll need to be available to travel to Queensland for the final interview selection process. You’ll also need to be available to start work on the 1st July 2009.

    Tourism Queensland will select ten candidates. Visitors to www.islandreefjob.com will have the chance to select one Wild Card candidate, who will also participate in the final interview selection process.

    All applicants must be eligible for a short term business visa for the interview selection process and a long term temporary employee visa for the contract period.

    For more information and to apply please visit www.islandreefjob.com.

    Source: http://jobs.monster.com.sg/details/6672665.html
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    The news reports that there are abt 30 enquiries / applications made EVERY sec.

    Wow.

    Anyway your job is basically to go there, try new things / adventure, snap photos, blog about the fun you're having.

    Sounds pretty cool huh

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    Default Re: The Best Job in the WORLD...

    featured on news just now

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    Quote Originally Posted by luna_sea83 View Post
    featured on news just now
    ya just found out abt it today.

    The pay is like.... 25k/mth

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    ya just found out abt it today.

    The pay is like.... 25k/mth
    Wowww... so cool... and 25k per mth for having an adventure?!?
    This is unbelievable!!!
    I'm applying!

    Was planning to go to Alaska to work on wildlife tours... my US friend told me noone wants to work in Alaska cos it's too cold... so maybe I stand a chance... so far the criteria for those jobs is must be eligible to work in US... which I'm not... so that is the problem... that is always the problem... :'(

    Wanna work in Antarctica too... but most of the research programs only accept residents of that country's program.... sighhh... :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    The news reports that there are abt 30 enquiries / applications made EVERY sec.
    I believe it! The website has such high traffic that half of the time, I need to refresh the pages to load them!!!

    There are also videos on the website. Would be interesting to watch... if it can finally load!
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    Funny how I see a dream job that will last about a year (depending on how long the interest last) and fill you with a life time of adventures and wonderful memories but alot of people only seem to notice and talk about the money portion more then anything else.

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    dream job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    Funny how I see a dream job that will last about a year (depending on how long the interest last) and fill you with a life time of adventures and wonderful memories but alot of people only seem to notice and talk about the money portion more then anything else.
    It is a BIG draw no doubt. I would say its a plus. The adventures and all that maybe primary to some but to top it off, you get good pay too!

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    no way. Donalld Trump's trophy wife would be the best job in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    Feed the fish - There are over 1,500 species of fish living in the Great Barrier Reef. Donít worry Ė you wonít need to feed them all.
    Feed the small ones, and they'll feed the big ones. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    About the job package

    Living above the Great Barrier Reef is a pretty unique benefit, but the successful candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract. Youíll receive return airfares from your nearest capital city (in your home country), accommodation and transport on Hamilton Island, travel insurance for the contract period, computer, internet, digital video and stills cameras access, plus travel to a number of the other Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. The six-month contract commences 1st July 2009.
    How about life insurance and other cover on medical and compensation on work related injuries?

    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    ya just found out abt it today.

    The pay is like.... 25k/mth
    And half it it goes to Australian Tax Organisation..... its PAYE so you don't even have a chance to say see the full amount in your bank account.

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    Education/Experience Requirements:

    A broad range of experience will be considered, but the successful applicant should posses:

    - Ability to engage with others (others, like the fishes?)

    - A passion for the outdoors (eat, sleep & bath like primates?)

    - Good swimming skills and enthusiasm for snorkelling and/or diving (just in case got huge tidal waves?)

    hey, where's the fridge stocked with goodies?!! if hungry how?...
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    I want to apply.

    6 months from July.

    schoolies anyone?
    chicken fight!

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    I'll take it even with half the salary offered.

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    actually i don't think that's the best job in the world.
    even with that attractive pay check, I oso need to consider.
    and most likely I won't take it.

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    Admittedly, its not THE BEST Job in the world.

    But its miles better than what I have at the moment, and perhaps, many others out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velasco View Post
    no way. Donalld Trump's trophy wife would be the best job in the world.
    yeah... but currently no vacancy...

    this job at least got vacancy.
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    - At least one yearís relevant experience
    1 year experience in ??? feeding fishes??
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    If you look under 'Key Dates', there's a voting process to shortlist 50 candidates.... zzz another you win if you have more friends competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo View Post
    If you look under 'Key Dates', there's a voting process to shortlist 50 candidates.... zzz another you win if you have more friends competition?
    Could it be something like a survivor-type reality show again?

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