The best job in the world. No kidding!

the perfect job

Tourism Queensland is seeking applicants for the job as caretaker on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef.

You will live-in with flexible working hours. Key responsibilities include exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef to discover what the area has to offer and report back via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews. [Ed: Hey, blogging, pictures, video updates.. That's me! They're talking about me!]

Other duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Feed the fish (over 1,500 species of fish living in the Great Barrier Reef but don't worry, you won’t need to feed them all)
  • Clean the pool (like "if you happen to see a stray leaf floating on the surface")
  • Collect the mail
Salary: AUD $150,000 (about USD 100,000) for the six-month contract.

More info and applications welcome here.

[Ed: OK, I'm outta here. This blog will not be updated for the next 6 months. Byeee!]

Update May 6: Brit wins "The Best Job in the World" contest

Thanks to Gianluca for the tip. Post re-discovered via @rachelshattuck on Twitter


Sean Power 08 February, 2009 22:15  

Wow. What a job description. I wonder how many applicants they'll get :)

Peter 09 February, 2009 06:18  


It seems like they got so many applicants their site crashed a couple of days ago...!

Unknown 19 February, 2009 07:21  

well this an awesome PR campaign .. for queensland .. and their tourism industry ....,their main aim is to give a boost to this industry during this global meltdown..and they certainly have seem to done the job.

also please visit this link and vote

pDogg 22 February, 2009 07:05  

Here's my best try with a cool rock song:

Peter 22 February, 2009 10:12  

pDogg and Sunny: Will have a look. Did not know voting was on!

阿文 07 March, 2009 02:07  

Rescues Kim!
I thought that Kim is a specialty, and care manner person. I saw has many people to the point of view is subject to duty this work, but I thought that she is not such person. Perhaps some people is good at performing, movie also very fancy. But is this work's core not that environmental protection ' care ' continues forever to develop like three goals? Now the great barrier reef ecology moves toward feebly day after day , we need to have a person who has sincerity to treasure it the to manage it, but is not throws the ticket to the human who is good at performing , like this we and the later generation descendants can forever appreciate guarantee the reef beautiful scene, also can avoid letting it move toward the historical noun the regret, DO you want yours and your descendants can appreciate guarantees the reef greatly? That throws the ticket to Kim! In all participants, only then she can accomplish, please throw a your sacred ticket to her! Thanks!

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