Over the past couple of weeks I have had emails from quite a few of you, suggesting that I would be an ideal candidate for The Best Job In The World.
If you haven’t heard of it, here is an outline of the job, which is being offered by Tourism Queensland:
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.
…”weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews”… hmmm, sounds familiar – I think I could manage that!
At first I thought it was a shame that it fell within my 100 weeks period, but when I read further, and discovered that the salary on offer is AU$150,000, I thought I might be able to take a six-month break from my self-appointed, and rather expensive task! The job is almost right in the middle of my 100 weeks, starting in the middle of week 48. I think it would be a great interlude!
The application process is pretty straight-forward, and involves making a 60 second video and submitting it to their website. I have pondered my application for a few weeks now, and while on Hawaii, discussing it with Julie and Karen, came up with the initial idea for my video. Well, after a couple more weeks of thinking and planning, and a bit of procrastinating too, I finally got a video made, which I have just uploaded to Tourism Queensland.
You can take a look at the video I sent in here if you wish, and let me know what you think! Just click the “Play” button below:
You are not too late to apply either, if you fancy the position yourself! Applications are being accepted until the 22nd Feb. But if I were you, I wouldn’t waste my time, I think the job is already taken. 😉
More details on my application here: