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Embark on a travel-covered adventure in Tasmania with an 'Odd Job' (wombat walker, star seeker and more)


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Calling all adventurers, animal lovers, and anyone who craves a conversation starter at your next social gathering. Tasmania's got an offer you won't want to miss: trade spreadsheets for stargazing and swap rush hour for wombat walks. Their innovative ‘Odd Jobs’ campaign is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ditch the daily grind and become a temporary custodian of some truly unique (and sometimes quirky) roles in this stunning island state.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yes, you read that right. Tasmania's tourism board is on the hunt for intrepid souls to fill unique, temporary volunteering experiences during the winter months. Dubbed 'Odd Jobs,' the program offers a chance to become a "wombat walker," ensuring these adorable marsupials get their daily exercise (and who wouldn't want that on their resume?). Perhaps "oyster organizing" is more your speed? Tasmania boasts some of the world's finest bivalves, and you could be the one ensuring they reach peak deliciousness.

 

But the options don't stop there. If the otherworldly mysteries pique your interest, you could become a "paranormal investigator" in Tasmania's supposedly haunted hotspots. Or, if you're a budding astronomer, you might find yourself as a "star seeker," navigating the island's famously unpolluted night skies. Wine enthusiasts? We haven't forgotten you! There's even a job dedicated to the delightful task of becoming a "wine whisperer," learning the secrets behind Tasmania's world-class vinos.

 

These 'Odd Job' volunteering experiences aren't just about the novelty factor (although, let's be honest, who wouldn't want to be a wombat walker for a day?). It's a clever strategy by Tourism Tasmania to boost tourism during the off-season by showcasing the hidden gems and diverse experiences the island offers. From the rugged beauty of its wilderness to the charm of its local businesses, there's something for everyone in this island paradise.

 

So, are you ready to ditch the daily grind and embrace the extraordinary? Head over to Discover Tasmania's website to see all ten jobs on offer and apply for your chance to become a part of this unique experience. The best part? While positions are volunteer-based and short-term, Tourism Tasmania covers your travel costs. This is your chance to experience the magic of Tasmania without breaking the bank. Applications are open until July 8th, 2024, so don't miss out. 

 

Now, let's hear from you!. Which odd job most tempts your adventurous spirit? Have you ever had an unusual work experience you'd like to share? Let's chat in the comments below.

 

 

 

Image: Lukas Vejrik | Dreamstime.com

 

 

 

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