Looking for the Best Job in the World?


Paging all those who are unemployed. And those who are worried they might lose their jobs in the next six months. And those who have ever dreamed of living on a remote tropical island.

Well, that should cover most of you.

Tourism Queensland (as in Australia) has just launched a global search to fill "The Best Job in the World." And it certainly does sound that way. They're looking for an "Island Caretaker" to live on Hamilton Island in a three-bedroom house with a plunge pool for six months for $100,00 (AUD $150,000). The Caretaker's main responsibility is to report back on the adventures of living above the Great Barrier Reef through weekly blog entries, photo diaries and video updates.

To apply, send a one-minute video explaining why you're the best one for the gig and demonstrating your knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef. Don't know that much about it? Check out and an online magazine called You have to upload your video to the official website,, by the Feb. 22nd deadline. They'll fly their short list down for interviews in May. The Caretaker starts on July 1st.

If any of you win, I hope you'll invite me down to visit. I won't stay too long, just a few weeks.


One Response to Looking for the Best Job in the World?

  1. Billy LetsBuyIt November 10, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    I have to admit I have 2 dream jobs, one involves spending my life on a tropical island and the other being paid to shop! If you are at all like me then you might be interested in the second best job in the world! is currently searching to hire an international shopping consultant. If you are a shopping expert and spending one month shopping all over the world in your dream job then you need to apply! The chosen Candidate will sign a one month contract to travel in business class to 7 shopping capitals such as: Paris, Milan and Tokyo to name a few. They will stay in the finest hotels (thanks to and in addition be provided with €10,000 for shopping and a salary of €5,000. In return they will be asked to write a blog documenting their journey. To apply visit our partner to submit your CV and submit your video entry to our website before the deadline 14 December 2009.

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