April 11 - Australia's six vacant 'Best Jobs in the World' positions attract 40,000 interested applicants. Elly Park reports.
The deadline has officially passed to apply for Australia's six "Best Jobs in the World", which includes such titles as "Chief Funster" and "Taste Master." More than 40,000 people from nearly 200 countries have applied for the six-month positions that come with a 100,000 dollar (Australian dollar) salary. Interested applicants were asked to create a 30-second video explaining their qualifications and most were of high quality says Karen Halbert of Tourism Australia. SOUNDBITE: Tourism Australia General Manager of Corporate Affairs Karen Halbert, saying (English) "They are all mad, we're really excited it's going to be a really tight contest but an amazing outcome when we pick the final six." First officials have to choose 18 finalists among the 40,000 entries who will be flown to Australia for interviews and final selection. Other vacant dream job positions are Outback Adventurer, Wildlife Caretaker, Lifestyle Photographer and Park Ranger. The six winners will be announced on June 21.