If ‘me time’ and remote locations are your thing, then this posting from the Canadian government for a lighthouse keeper could be right up your street.
The role is for an assistant lighthouse keeper working along British Columbia’s stunning coast and is offered through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. Applicants will depart for Victoria, Port Hardy, Tofino, Bella Bella or Prince Rupert – suggesting several roles available to service remote locations such as Trial Island, Triple Island, Quatsino, Cape Beale, and Boat Bluff.
While it might sound idyllic, it’s a pretty tough job. Applicants need experience operating and repairing mechanical and electrical equipment, such as generators and power tools, and a valid Restricted Operators certificate or higher.
Day-to-day duties range from reporting weather conditions and relaying radio messages to grounds maintenance of the station and its cistern, refuelling diesel tanks, painting buildings, and testing fire pumps and equipment.
Salary expectations range from $45,241 and $60,707, with an application deadline of 31 December 2023. The major snag? You must be residing in Canada, a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living abroad to be considered.