The Australian state of Queensland is looking for professional adventurer to help boost its tourism industry.
The six-figure “dream job” involves snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and strolling on Australia’s beaches; then the “island caretaker” will blog about his or her experiences.
The position, open to applicants until February 22nd, is advertised as “the best job in the world.” It comes with a six-month contract, flexible hours, and a salary of about $105,000. The applicant must be a good swimmer, good communicator and must be able to speak and write English.
The job is part of Australia’s attempts to reinvigorate its flagging tourism industry.
Job perks include free airfare from the applicant’s home country to Hamilton Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as free rent in a three-bedroom home, complete with a pool and golf cart.
Australia’s tourism industry employs thousands of people and is worth $62 billion annually."The Best Job in the World": Snorkeling in Australia by Harrison Barnes