Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Best Job in the World


My name is Steven, and I've applied for the best job in the world – Island Caretaker on Australia's Great Barrier Reef!

This blog was set up to introduce you to the beautiful islands of Queensland, Australia, and show you why I am the perfect candidate to watch over, appreciate and promote them.


The Great Barrier Reef is home to an enormous and eclectic group of the world's most exotic plants and animals. It is comprised of over 2,900 individual reefs and inhabited by over 1,500 species of fish. As a swimmer, scuba diver and snorkeler, I can't wait to go exploring.

All my life I have enjoyed water sports – from kayaking to skiing, from rowing to surfing. And I'm always up for something new.

With over 600 islands in the Great Barrier Reef, I could explore a few each day during my employment and never see the same one twice!

Also, I've always wanted to travel the world by boat, and sailing around the islands of the Great Barrier Reef would be a wonderful way to start.


I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Communication, and I have experience in marketing, public relations and video production.

As Communications Director for an international company, I currently write and edit newsletters, update websites, and shoot and edit photographs.

It would be an honor to use these abilities to communicate the beauty and excitement of Queensland to the watching world.

I love to travel, explore new places and meet interesting people. In addition to English, I speak and write in fluent Spanish and know greetings in eight other languages.

I've been on every continent in the world but Australia, and I can think of no better way to see it than this!


For Desley Boyle, Anthony Hayes and those of you with Tourism Queensland, please, by all means contact me for more information. You're not going to find a more eager and qualified applicant.

For those of you just wondering what it's like to wake up every morning in paradise, maybe it's time to take the next step and go see for yourself.

Island Photos Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

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