Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Islandreefjob.com "Best Job In The World"

I know many of you have been trying to reach Islandreefjob.com to get your application in for the "Best Job In The World" however the site has been down for the better part of the day. So while you wait for the traffic to die down you can check out some of the great videos they have on their YouTube Channel: IslandReefJob.

For those of you that aren't satisfied with watching videos and are desperately trying to get to the site, the wait might be a long one. The site had well over 200K applicants in less than 24 hrs and given the fact the site seems to be overloaded it might take awhile to get in. Unfortunately you need to reach the site to fill in the online form as well as upload your 60 second video.




I posted the details of the job this morning "Australian Site Offers "Best Job In World" Blogging From Paradise Island" but here are the full details of the application process (PDF).

Candidates are required to create a 60 second or less video application in English explaining why they are uniquely qualified for the job. Candidates are also required to complete an application form and upload the video to www.islandreefjob.com. Applications open on 10th January and close 22nd February 2009. Tourism Queensland and their representatives in international markets will select ten candidates and visitors to www.islandreefjob.com will have the chance to select one Wild Card candidate. All candidates will participate in an interview selection process which will be held on a number of the Islands of the Great Barrier, on the 3rd - 6th May, 2009.

About the job
Tourism Queensland is seeking applicants for the best job in the world! The role of Island Caretaker is a six-month contract, based on luxurious Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a live-in position with flexible working hours and key responsibilities include exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef to discover what the area has to offer. You’ll be required to report back on your adventures to Tourism Queensland headquarters in Brisbane (and the rest of the world) via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews. On offer is a unique opportunity to help promote the wondrous Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Other duties may include (but are not limited to)
  • Feed the fish - There are over 1,500 species of fish living in the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t worry – you won’t need to feed them all.
  • Clean the pool - The pool has an automatic filter, but if you happen to see a stray leaf floating on the surface it’s a great excuse to dive in and enjoy a few laps.
  • Collect the mail – During your explorations, why not join the aerial postal service for a day? It’s a great opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the reef and islands.

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About the job package
Living above the Great Barrier Reef is a pretty unique benefit, but the successful
candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract.

You’ll receive return airfares from your nearest capital city (in your home country),
accommodation and transport on Hamilton Island, travel insurance for the contract period, computer, internet, digital video and stills cameras access, plus travel to a number of the other Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. The six-month contract commences 1st July 2009.

About the location
Stretching for 2,600 kilometres, and composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900
islands, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia is the world’s largest coral reef system. The World Heritage Listed area supports a diversity of wildlife including whales, dolphins, sea turtles and more than 1,500 species of fish. The reef is an extremely popular destination for tourists, sustainably managing approximately 2 million visitors each year.

Education/Experience Requirements:
A broad range of experience will be considered, but the successful applicant should
posses:

    -Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    -Good written and verbal English skills
    -An adventurous attitude
    -Willingness to try new things
    -A passion for the outdoors
    -Good swimming skills and enthusiasm for snorkeling and/or diving
    -Ability to engage with others
    -At least one year’s relevant experience


How to apply:
Want the best job in the world? If you enjoy new experiences and you can spare six
months to enjoy life above the Great Barrier Reef, you’re already in with a good chance. All applicants must be eighteen years of age (or over) as of the 1st January 2009
It’s easy to apply.
  • Step 1: Create a video application in English and in 60 seconds or less. The file must be MPEG, AVI, MOV or WMV only and the file size under 100MB. Applicants should be telling us why you’re the best person for the job and demonstrating your knowledge of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Step 2: Fill out a brief application form and upload your video to www.islandreefjob.com. Applications open on 2.00pm UTC 9th January and close 11.59pm UTC 22nd February2009

About the application process:
Eleven candidates will be invited to the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef for an interview from the 3rd to the 7th May 2009. So, if you want the best job in the world, you’ll need to be available to travel to Queensland for the final interview selection process. You’ll also need to be available to start work on the 1st July 2009.

Tourism Queensland will select ten candidates. Visitors to www.islandreefjob.com will
have the chance to select one Wild Card candidate, who will also participate in the final interview selection process. All applicants must be eligible for a short term business visa for the interview selection process and a long term temporary employee visa for the contract period.

Eligibility Requirements
From the terms and conditions page:

The following conditions must be satisfied and agreed to in order for your application to be accepted.

  1. You must be 18 years of age or over as at 1st January 2009.
  2. The successful applicant will be required to undertake activities and tasks which require excellent physical and mental health. Therefore, if shortlisted you must submit to physical and psychological examinations by Tourism Queensland selected medical professionals and meet all physical and psychological requirements.
  3. You must be of good moral character and not be under the influence of any medication, drugs or other substance which may impair your ability to undertake your employment responsibilities. By applying for this position, you authorize Tourism Queensland to conduct civil, criminal, financial, driver-history and other background checks deemed necessary by Tourism Queensland.
  4. You must be willing to be employed by Tourism Queensland or its nominee, for a period of six months pursuant to an employment agreement and otherwise act in accordance with the reasonable directions of Tourism Queensland during the employment period.
  5. If you are shortlisted by Tourism Queensland for an interview, you must be willing and able to travel to Queensland for approximately one week to be interviewed at a time as scheduled by Tourism Queensland for the final selection process. Interviews are expected to occur in early May 2009. Economy travel (return to and from the interview destination and the airport in your closest capital city) and hotel accommodation (in Australia) will be arranged and paid for by Tourism Queensland. Tourism Queensland recommends that all shortlisted interviewees obtain comprehensive travel insurance (at their own expense) prior to attending interviews.
  6. Applicants must be eligible for a short term business visa to Australia for the interview event and a Temporary Business Long Stay visa for the employment period. For business visa information visit www.immi.gov.au/skilled.
  7. You must be willing to participate in a formal interview and various activities during the interview process. Activities may include team challenges, physical, skill based and aptitude tests.
  8. Tourism Queensland shall be entitled to use your application, name, likeness, appearance, voice and biographical information for its promotional and publicity purposes.
  9. Your involvement in the selection process and your employment is entirely at your own risk. You agree to release Tourism Queensland and its nominees, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, and all others connected with the selection process and your employment, from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses, in any way arising out of or resulting from your involvement in the selection process and your employment, including, without limitation, any and all claims, actions, and liabilities for injury, loss or damage to you, to anyone else or to any property, regardless of whether or not such injury, loss or damage was caused by the negligence or misconduct of Tourism Queensland, its nominees or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives or employees, or anyone else connected with the selection process and your employment. You agree to indemnify Tourism Queensland and its nominees and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, and all others connected with the project and hold them harmless from any and all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, expenses and losses (including, without limitation, legal fees) of any kind or nature whatsoever in any way caused by or arising out of your involvement in the selection process and your employment.
  10. Shortlisted candidates will behave in an appropriate and professional manner as befitting their potential representation of Tourism Queensland.
  11. Any inappropriate, illegal or immoral behavior on the part of the shortlisted candidates will result in immediate exclusion from the selection process.
  12. All applicants will be subscribed to receive email communications from Tourism Queensland.
  13. The closing date for applications is 22nd February 2009, however this date may be brought forward at Tourism Queensland’s discretion should more than 30,000 applications be received.


Employment Conditions
The successful applicant will be required to enter into an employment agreement incorporating the following conditions. All applicants must confirm their acceptance of these conditions.

  1. You must be available for a six month employment period from 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2009. However if unforeseen circumstances arise you may withdraw from the employment contract after a minimum of 3 months, in which case the salary will be paid pro rata up until employment ceases. It is an employment requirement that you are to reside in Queensland, Australia for the extent of your employment under this contract.

  2. You are responsible for making any necessary arrangements with your employer and family in anticipation of an extended absence from home.

  3. Employment responsibilities will include the following:
    • Providing weekly internet updates/blogs;
    • Travel to various Islands of the Great Barrier Reef as required;
    • Represent Tourism Queensland at various functions;
    • Be an Islands of the Great Barrier Reef ‘Ambassador’ and participate in media interviews as required;
    • Act responsibly at all times and in accordance with the reasonable directions of Tourism Queensland.

  4. During the employment period, you must:
    • Reside on the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef for the period of your employment contract maximum 6 months, minimum 3 months
    • Act responsibly and demonstrate good moral character.
    • Should these requirements not be met, Tourism Queensland shall be entitled to terminate the employment agreement at its absolute discretion.

  5. You must be willing and able to participate in the various tourist activities available on the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, including but not limited to sailing, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, island picnics and bushwalking.

  6. The gross wage of AUD$150,000 is inclusive of superannuation, allowances, benefits and an amount of applicable income tax will be withheld. The wage will be paid on a fortnightly basis during the period of employment.

  7. Accommodation will be provided by Tourism Queensland or its nominee during the period of employment. However, you will be responsible for the cost of all meals, beverages, utilities such as water, electricity, telephone and personal items.

  8. The employee, as a representative of Tourism Queensland, will act in an appropriate and professional manner and not engage in any activity or undertaking which brings disrepute or cause damage of reputation to Tourism Queensland.

  9. The employee will exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence in the performance of the services in accordance with the standards of Tourism Queensland

  10. Tourism Queensland will own all intellectual property in reports, diaries, blogs, photos and other material created by the employee in the course of their employment.

  11. Tourism Queensland reserves the right to monitor and edit material produced by the employee in line with its corporate communication and marketing guidelines.

4 comments:

  1. Love to cuddle - sounds like FUN to me.

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  2. i think it's great

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  3. Anonymous12:08 AM

    Hy! I'm Bernard Maddoff , before wall-street I was a good lifeguard....this job is for me ,I'm a good swimmer! in 5 years I can change this islands like Manhattan , with buildings ,traders, highways, pollution,dealers,stress,and ice-cream merchants evrywhere....trust in me , I'm the good boy for you!

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  4. Awesome vidy. I have a video app. that literally rocks!
    http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/applicants/watch/kQzXTMfDLpA

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