Greatest Job in the World – Tropical Island Caretaker

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Australia is now offering the “Greatest Job in the World” as an island caretaker in the Great Barrier Reef. The job pays $105,000 (US) and includes free airfares from the winner’s home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.

In return, the “island caretaker” will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of “a few minor tasks” — and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.

The successful applicant, who will stay rent-free in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.

“The fact that they will be paid to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel and generally live the Queensland lifestyle makes this undoubtedly the best job in the world.”

Sounds rough. Here’s more on the job description, responsibilities, and photos of the island on their website:

  • Frank Hambrick

    I would love to be selected for this position. I teach 7th and 8th grade SCIENCE. I wanted to be a “MARINE BIOLOGIST” but my parents wanted me to become a teacher and get a quote “REAL JOB”. I regret not following my dream. One of my hero’s is J. Costeau. I’m very concerned about our ocean reefs.

    education: Master’s in education
    AGE: 46

  • iddo naiss

    Im iddo naiss, 26, from israel.
    I served in the IDF for 3 years in the field as a fighter.
    Now im in my 4th year in electrical engineering, starting on my masters.
    My dream is to live in Australia, and having the chance to be there and help taking care of the environment is amazing

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