WA offers the best job in the world

Tourism WA is seeking a food and wine taster.

Western Australia's growing reputation as an international food and wine destination has inspired a new dream job as part of a major new global tourism marketing campaign, the Best Jobs in the World, launched by Tourism Australia.

Tourism WA has partnered with Tourism Australia and five other state and territory tourism organisations for the Best Jobs in the World campaign, based on Queensland's very successful campaign in 2009.

At the centre of the campaign is a global competition with each of the tourism organisations offering their own unique Best Job in the World as a prize.

Western Australia's best job is a Taste Master and the winner will be required to eat their way around the State, foraging out our finest produce and experiencing WA's best bars, restaurants, cafes, wineries and micro-breweries.

But it won’t be all eating and drinking. The successful applicant will also be required to get their hands dirty and catch some of his or her own food at some of the most extraordinary destinations WA has to offer -- that could be fishing for Barramundi in the Ord River, mud crabbing at Cape Leveque, yabbying at Kukerin, diving for lobsters off the Abrolhos Islands, Blue Manna crabbing at Mandurah, harvesting oysters in Albany or trout fishing at Pemberton – to name just a few possibilities.

The successful applicant will also be required to document their experiences and share them with the world through social media and an internet blog.

The WA Taste Master will be based in Perth and will travel the length and breadth of the State during the six month contract.

Accommodation, food and travel expenses will be paid for as part of a salary package worth a total of A$100,000.

For further details of the competition visit the Best Jobs campaign page  or check it out on Facebook 

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