5 Mar 2013
Growing up is hard. Not only do you have to do well in school to prepare for a job, but then you have to find a job after college. It’s exhausting! What if we told you that we have the best job in the world up for grabs? The only requirements are that you have to be willing to swim, snorkel, dive, and sail.
Sounds great, right? Well imagine if we told you that we have six incredible jobs up for grabs – in Australia. Let it sink in…
Tourism Australia has six life-changing jobs up for grabs and – each with a six-month contract and salary package worth AUD $100,000. If you’re successful, you could be paid to live a life most people can only dream of, working in one of six extraordinary areas of Australia.
Your daily duties could include waking-up kangaroos, taste-testing boutique beer and wine, patrolling pristine beaches, or sleeping in a hammock under the stars in the Outback. Unreal, right? Let’s dive in and explore the jobs.
Chief Funster, New South Wales
Listen up social butterflies and fun junkies – Sydney is on the hunt for a Chief Funster. Nowhere knows how to party like Sydney, and part of your job will be assisting putting on some of the state’s biggest and boldest parties, festivals and events.
Based in Sydney, you’ll be a VIP at the swankiest soirees in the state; working behind the scenes at the Mardi Gras, the Sydney Festival and – the biggest of them all – the massive New Year’s Eve firework spectacular on Sydney Harbour.
Outback Adventurer, Northern Territory
If you’re desk-bound and dreaming of wide-open spaces, imagine soaring across the Australian Outback in a hot air balloon. That’s just an average day in the office for the Outback Adventurer. The winner of this intrepid post will feel the breeze in their hair every day, as they roam around the Northern Territory’s radiant and robust landscapes.
The role is to unearth the best adventures and experiences for working holiday makers, like watching the sun set over Uluru, or sampling traditional bush food like green ants – which taste a bit like lime sherbet, in case you were wondering.
Park Ranger, Queensland
Hiking through ancient rainforests, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, testing the water at spectacular waterfalls. Wait, is this a job? Yes it is and Mother Nature is your boss! As a park ranger, your job is to work across Queensland’s national parks, protecting and promoting Australia’s natural wilderness.
All that’s required is an adventurous spirit, a love for the great outdoors and a connection with nature. And maybe some sunscreen… Queensland is famous for its sunny days, after all.
Wildlife Caretaker, South Australia
Like a zoo without fences, Kangaroo Island is a wildlife haven for some of the country’s cutest and quirkiest native species. As a wildlife caretaker, your job is to get better acquainted with the wildlife and educate visitors about Kangaroo Island’s remarkable ecosystem.
Of course, no two days in “the office” will be the same. Monday could include swimming with dolphins, Tuesdays could be spent sunbathing beside seals and Wednesday nights could see you monitoring Kangaroo Island’s little penguin colony.
Lifestyle Photographer, Melbourne
Working as a lifestyle snapper with Time Out magazine, this role will use your standout photography, film and writing skills to showcase all the coolest things this sizzling state has to offer. Find out how Victorians live, eat, drink, play, and escape.
A typical day could see you exploring Melbourne’s hip laneways, visiting hidden rooftap bars or reviewing a music festival. Plus, you’ll be required to take regular jaunts out of the city to sniff out stuff like surfing along the Great Ocean Road or skiing at Mt. Hotham.
Taste Master, Western Australia
Western Australia is famous for produce, gastronomic cuisine and world-class vineyards and your job – should you choose to accept it – is to promote it. All you need is a set of taste buds!
A day in the life of a Taste Master could involve touring the state’s restaurants, pubs, wineries, and breweries to quaff boutique beer and wine, or sample rock lobsters and black truffles. Another day could see you working alongside master winemakers and brewers. You’ll even get to discover indigenous delicacies like tukka, what Aboriginal people have survived on for thousands of years!
What else is included with the jobs?
Yes it’s true…the lucky six candidates who secure these positions will be paid a salary of AUD$50,000 with another $50,000 thrown in for allowances to cover your accommodation and travel. All you have to cough up is the cost of meals, beverages, utilities (water, electricity), telephone, and personal items. Not too bad!
While you’re in Australia, you’ll fly around in style with Virgin Australia and get set up with a Citibank Plus Account. Keep your friends back home up to speed on Facebook and Twitter with your brand spanking new DELL XPS 12, which combines the performance of an ultra-book with the ease of a Windows 8 touch tablet.
We think you’ll agree, it’s a pretty good package!!
How do you apply?
- Simply visit here and submit your details
- Create and upload a 30 second video explaining why you are the best person for the job and why there is nothing like Australia.
Applications are open to anyone over 18, who is eligible to work in Australia. Make sure you qualify.