Dream job available

blog-reefBeing a luxury lifestyle writer is about as good as it gets. I travel the world, writing about fabulous food, fabulous wine, fabulous destinations.  Really, how much better could it possibly get?

$150,000 better.

And so I would happily take a sabbatical to explore more of what the world has to offer. Yes, I will be applying for what must surely be The World’s Best Job.<cross fingers>  Before you go getting all worked up about how some people have all the luck, know this: It could be you, instead of me, that gets this gig.  Keep reading.

Position: Island Caretaker Great Barrier Reef

Contract: Six months

Working Conditions: Based on luxurious Hamilton Island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  A live-in position with flexible working hours. Key responsibilities include exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef to discover what the area has to offer.

Reporting Requirements: 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.

Job Perks: 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.

Start Date: July 1, 2009

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 snorkeling and/or diving
  • Ability to engage with others
  • At least one year’s relevant experience

For more information, and to apply, click here.  Tell them Denise Reynolds, Luxury Lifestyle Writer, sent you.

And no more whining about how confining your cubicle can be.