Published on May 6th, 2013 | by john.weir0
Four Brits Shortlisted For Australia’s “Wildlife Caretaker” Best Jobs In The World
|Four wildlife enthusiasts from the UK have been shortlisted for one of Australia’s Best Jobs in the World, that of Wildlife Caretaker on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
|The four UK finalists are amongst 25 people selected from all over the world to go into the second round of Tourism Australia’s Best Jobs in the World campaign. They have been shortlisted from a total of 99,420 Wildlife Caretaker applicants and are now tasked with showing off their creativity and commitment to the role by generating advocacy and media interest, supporting evidence needs to be submitted by 6pm on 8th May 2013.
The job of Wildlife Caretaker proved to be the most popular in the UK, receiving more applications than any other.
The successful candidate will look after Kangaroo Island’s kangaroos, swim with dolphins and sea lions, cuddle koalas and sunbathe with seals on the pristine beach at Seal Bay.
The four UK finalists are:
Three of the 25 finalists will be chosen on May 15th to fly to Australia to take part in the final interview process.
There are 150 candidates from 35 countries still in contention for the six dream jobs including Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia. Tourism Australia’s Best Jobs in the World competition is part of a major international marketing push to promote tourism opportunities provided by Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) programme. A total of 600,000 people entered the competition as a whole.
The job of Wildlife Caretaker will entail:
The wildlife caretaker, based in South Australia, will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our most loved animals and even come face to face with a great white shark. He or she will spend six months exploring South Australia’s regions, including Kangaroo Island – regarded as the best place in Australia to see animals in the wild. As its name suggests, Kangaroo Island is home to thousands of kangaroos, as well as many other species of wildlife.
A key part of the role will be assisting with guided tours and promoting understanding and appreciation of South Australia’s natural environment and wildlife. The successful applicant will work with park rangers and researchers to learn about our animals, document the work they do and share this with the world. They may also be required to assist in education programs, wildlife management and general conservation projects, including surveys and monitoring animals.
What does the job involve?
Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, Eyre Peninsula
Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula
Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island
Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island
Marine Adventures, Kangaroo Island
Events, South Australia