The winners of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ began arriving in Australia this week.
The competition managed to attract 330,000 applicants from 196 countries after it launched in March of this year.
French online marketer Elisa Detrez starts her position as Queensland’s Park Ranger this week, while Irish dot.com entrepreneur Allan Dixon begins his job as the Northern Territory’s Outback Adventurer.
English costume designer Richard Keam will become Western Australia’s Taste Master at the end of August, followed in September by Brazilian Roberto Seba as Victoria’s Lifestyle Photographer.
Greg Snell and Andrew Smith; South Australia’s Wildlife Caretaker and New South Wales’ Chief Funster respectively, are due to start their new jobs in December 2013.
American singer-songwriter Cameron Ernst will also become Virgin Australia’s High Flyer this month.
“This has been an extraordinary competition, and these are no ordinary jobs... together, they capture the broad appeal of our country and demonstrate why there really is nothing like Australia,” Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy said.
“During this time they’ll come face to face with our magnificent landscapes and scenery, unique nature and wildlife, cosmopolitan cities, amazing food and wine, and a lifestyle the envy of the world - and they’ll be getting paid for it.”
Each of the ‘Best Job’ winners has been provided a six month employment contract in Australia.