Since we absolutely adore our gigs, we’re all about helping others land their dream jobs. From being paid to watch Netflix all day to nabbing a role to travel and taste beer, we’re here to bring to you the most fun, most adventurous and, this time, most adorable jobs that exist. So get yourself ready for one of the cutest careers EVER because Flinders Islands is looking for a professional ‘Chief Wombat Cuddler’ and not to cuddle just any ol’ wombat (although we’d totally do that, too), but this position is specifically to cuddle Derek, the lonely orphaned baby wombat.

baby wombat Derek

Baby Derek lost his mommy wombat when she was tragically hit by a car. Saved and cared for by the awesome people on Flinders Island, they’re now holding a contest to find someone willing to come and cuddle the lonely little creature. But don’t think that he’s a sullen soul. Watching him run around on the beach will totally make your day!

“There’s no doubt Derek the wombat has won Australia’s hearts, with many wishing they could cuddle him — even for just a short moment. (And let’s be honest, every parent needs a break now and then — even the foster parents of super-cute marsupials!),” Derek’s contest website explains. “Flinders Island is seeking a Chief Wombat Cuddler. (Cue squeals of excitement!)” On cue: *SQUEALS OF EXCITEMENT!*

If happen to be living down under (or know someone who is), not “only will you and a friend be flown from your nearest Australian capital city to Tasmania’s Flinders Island to smother our little friend with cuddles, you’ll get to spend three nights exploring Derek’s island home.” O…M…G! Now that’s a super sweet opportunity!

Unfortunately for US folks, entry is only open to Australia residents aged 18 years or older, but if you have an Aussie friend, be sure to tag them because they’ll definitely want to know about this baby wombat-cuddling contest. But remember, this is all about the cuddlers, so they remind us, “Non-cuddlers need not apply…”

Would you love to be a professional baby wombat cuddler? Tweet us @britandco!

(h/t Mashable, photo via Tasmania – Go Behind the Scenery)