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Tourism Australia offer the chance to apply for the ‘Best Job in the World’: including Chief Funster and Taste Master


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

March 5, 2013 | 2 min read

Tourism Australia is again offering the public the chance to take up the ‘Best Job in the World’ with a six-month contract and salary package worth AUD $100,000 (approximately £67,380).

The competition, which aims to promote Australia’s Working Holiday Maker visa programmes, previously ran in 2009, with Ben Southall winning the role of caretaker of the Great Barrier Reef.

People can choose what job to apply for: lifestyle photographer (Melbourne), chief funster (New South Wales), outback adventurer (Northern Territory), park ranger (Queensland), wildlife caretaker (South Australia) and taste master (Western Australia).

Applicants will be notified as to the next stage in the recruitment process within 48 hours of registering.

Andrew McEvoy, Tourism Australia managing director, said: "We've taken one of the most successful tourism campaigns in recent times – ‘Best Job in the World’ - and made it bigger and better by coming up with a competition which represents our breath-taking landscapes, our unique wildlife, great food and wine and, of course, our huge sense of fun.

“For many young people, Australia’s Working Holiday Maker visa programmes provide the economic means to fund travel plans. We recognise the high levels of youth unemployment in the UK and Ireland, and encourage young people from both countries to apply for one of the roles and to find out more about experiencing our country on a Working Holiday visa.”


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