Welcome to the TravelPod forums
This is the place where TravelPod bloggers exchange travel tips with each other. Have a question? Ask one of our Local Experts by clicking "new topic" in any category.

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Seeking Dream Job On Paradise Island?, Now this is COOL!!
wakingdream
post Jan 13 2009, 10:10 AM
Post #1


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 5853
Joined: 18-August 06
From: Guelph, Ontario
Member No.: 13336




Now who wouldn't want to get this job??? If I were planning a trip to Aus, I'd submit the 1 minute video. What could be the worst thing to happen? You don't get the job. But the best thing could be you do get the job, get to travel, get paid for it and get to live on the beautiful island of Hamilton!!

IPB Image

"Seeking Dream Job On Paradise Island?"

"the employee is also required to go scuba diving, snorkeling and hiking and to enjoy at least 25 nearby island resorts."

Oh, now that sounds like a terrible job!



BIRMINGHAM -- Depressed about the global economy, unemployed, or just looking for adventure? Then look no further because a tiny Australian island is offering a dream job, advertising globally to find the right person.

It involves spending six months immersed in the culture and beauty of the Great Barrier reef island of Hamilton and promoting its tourism through a video blog.

Duties include feeding ocean fish, cleaning a pool and collecting deliveries of mail that arrive by plane but the employee is also required to go scuba diving, snorkeling and hiking and to enjoy at least 25 nearby island resorts.

To offset the drudgery, the state of Queensland is offering 150,000 Australian dollars ($105,000), accommodation in a luxury three-bedroom house and transportation to and from the island.

No skills or experience are required for the job that starts in July and there is no age requirement.

"We are looking for someone who is dynamic, charismatic and interested in the world of barrier reefs,'' said Shana Pereira, Tourism Queensland's Regional Director for the Americas.

Queensland created the job as an antidote to the global economic slump and is advertising in 18 countries including the United States and China, she said.

Applicants must submit a one-minute video expressing interest in the Great Barrier Reef, a vast coral reef system that is classed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

"It is such a fantastic opportunity, I wish I didn't have a conflict of interest or I would apply,'' said Pereira.


Somebody out there do it! smile.gif


--------------------
~Susie

'Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift - which is why they call it the present.'
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jan 13 2009, 10:16 AM
Post #2


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




Where do we submit the video?


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wakingdream
post Jan 13 2009, 10:53 AM
Post #3


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 5853
Joined: 18-August 06
From: Guelph, Ontario
Member No.: 13336




islandreefjob.com


--------------------
~Susie

'Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift - which is why they call it the present.'
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jan 13 2009, 10:55 AM
Post #4


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




Nope, it didn't work for me.


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
skylab
post Jan 14 2009, 09:57 AM
Post #5


World Traveler
******

Group: Members
Posts: 1042
Joined: 19-August 08
From: Buenos Aires
Member No.: 228012
Nominate me as a Local Expert



Thousands are going to submit applications. It was on the NYC news last night and on Yahoo front page.


--------------------
DJSkylab.com: My blog :)
ArtOfBackpacking.com: Backpacking Independent International Traveler
Facebook
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." -Andy Warhol
"My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough." -Noel Coward
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jan 14 2009, 09:59 AM
Post #6


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




The website doesn't even work.


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
skylab
post Jan 14 2009, 10:03 AM
Post #7


World Traveler
******

Group: Members
Posts: 1042
Joined: 19-August 08
From: Buenos Aires
Member No.: 228012
Nominate me as a Local Expert



QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 14 2009, 09:59 AM) *

The website doesn't even work.


It's getting hit by millions.
They are averaging 6 millions hits a week according to alexa.com
I'd hate to be the HR for that company!


--------------------
DJSkylab.com: My blog :)
ArtOfBackpacking.com: Backpacking Independent International Traveler
Facebook
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." -Andy Warhol
"My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough." -Noel Coward
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jan 14 2009, 10:05 AM
Post #8


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




Well, they probably should've thought of that before launching it!


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
darrenstravels
post Jan 14 2009, 02:18 PM
Post #9


Tourist
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 572
Joined: 12-April 08
From: County of Kent, UK
Member No.: 167016
Nominate me as a Local Expert



I think personally it's the greatest promotion ever. They've just got millions more people interested in going there. The job aspect is moot! Good on 'em.


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wakingdream
post Jan 14 2009, 08:31 PM
Post #10


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 5853
Joined: 18-August 06
From: Guelph, Ontario
Member No.: 13336




QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 13 2009, 10:55 AM) *

Nope, it didn't work for me.


The server is totally overloaded!

QUOTE(skylab @ Jan 14 2009, 09:57 AM) *

Thousands are going to submit applications. It was on the NYC news last night and on Yahoo front page.


But, one person has to win. It could be you! You never know. I would totally submit a video if I didn't have a new baby!


QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 14 2009, 09:59 AM) *

The website doesn't even work.


That stinks. I hope it gets up and running!


--------------------
~Susie

'Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift - which is why they call it the present.'
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
nztravelguide
post Feb 10 2009, 08:59 PM
Post #11


Pathfinder
*****

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 370
Joined: 22-July 07
From: New Zealand
Member No.: 72601




Here is the opportunity for everyone to get a shot at paradise. Don't hesitate to have a go...

Here is my entry:
http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/applicants/watch/BpetdBVF6oM

If you stop by perhaps you can rate it...................

I think someone from Travelpod should get the positon.........don't you?

Send us your link if you are in.........................
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wakingdream
post Feb 10 2009, 10:56 PM
Post #12


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 5853
Joined: 18-August 06
From: Guelph, Ontario
Member No.: 13336




QUOTE(nztravelguide @ Feb 10 2009, 08:59 PM) *

Here is the opportunity for everyone to get a shot at paradise. Don't hesitate to have a go...

Here is my entry:
http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/applicants/watch/BpetdBVF6oM

If you stop by perhaps you can rate it...................

I think someone from Travelpod should get the positon.........don't you?

Send us your link if you are in.........................


Your entry is great Ron!!! You're right, someone from Travelpod should get it!!


--------------------
~Susie

'Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift - which is why they call it the present.'
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Feb 17 2009, 05:04 PM
Post #13


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




Hahaha! That is hilarious. What program did you use to make it?


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jun 10 2009, 03:56 PM
Post #14


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




Here's another "best job in the world"

Drink wine for a living and post about it on the internet.
http://www.areallygoodejob.com/overview.aspx#


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic

 


- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 3rd September 2014 - 01:17 AM
Top Hotel Destinations in New Zealand

Akaroa Hotels
Arrowtown Hotels
Auckland Hotels
Blenheim Hotels
Christchurch Hotels
Coromandel Hotels
Dunedin Hotels
Fox Glacier Hotels
Franz Josef Hotels
Gisborne Hotels
Greymouth Hotels
Hamilton Hotels
Hanmer Springs Hotels
Hastings Hotels
Hokitika Hotels
Invercargill Hotels
Kaikoura Hotels
Kerikeri Hotels
Lake Tekapo Hotels
Mangere Hotels
Napier Hotels
Nelson Hotels
New Plymouth Hotels
Oamaru Hotels
Paihia Hotels
Palmerston North Hotels
Picton Hotels
Queenstown Hotels
Rotorua Hotels
Russell Hotels
Taupo Hotels
Tauranga Hotels
Te Anau Hotels
Timaru Hotels
Waiheke Island Hotels
Wanaka Hotels
Wanganui Hotels
Wellington Hotels
Whangarei Hotels
Whitianga Hotels



Copyright © 1997 - 2011 TravelPod.com, a proud founder of travel blogs on the web. All Rights Reserved.