Being a professional tourist tops dream jobs like eating avocados and drinking beer.
If you love sprawling on the beach, staying in luxury hotels and getting VIP table service, then this is the job for you.
Tourism website Cancun.com is looking for its next “Cancun Experience Officer,” who will be paid $10,000 a month to soak up the sun, explore jungles and try the city’s hotels, nightclubs and restaurants for six months. It will also provide its new “CEO” with the necessary camera equipment to flaunt these amazing adventures in videos, blogs and social media posts.
This position in paradise is open to an individual candidate or a social media team (although the group would split the money, so you might want to go it alone.) Applicants must submit a 60-second video showing why they are the best for the job by Dec. 17. Candidates need to be over 18, have a valid passport, and able to relocate to Cancun for six months. Considering Cancun.com will cover the all-inclusive hotel accommodations, however, that shouldn’t be a problem.
The five top candidates will then be flown in for formal interviews, team-building exercises and physical assessments (since some of the adventures including hiking to Mayan ruins and swimming with whale sharks.) And they’ll announce the lucky appointment on Jan. 31, 2018.
This is just the latest in too-good-to-be-true gigs that have hit the market.
Good Fat, Australia’s first avocado cafe, recently tapped a “Head of Avo Control” responsible for taste-testing the 20 new dishes at the pop-up eatery in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The avo aficionado is also be responsible for being an avocado “avocate” by documenting the Good Fat avo experience in colorful posts on Snap, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #OzAvoGoodFat.
So you’re basically being hired to brunch every day.
There’s a catch, of course – the Head of Avo Control isn’t paid an actual salary, but does get to eat for free at Good Fat for the entire month that it’s open. And considering how expensive avocados are getting, that’s essentially green gold.
If beer is more to your taste, than this position at London’s Meantime Brewing Company would make you hoppy.
“Yes, this is the best job in the world,” read the LinkedIn posting for a beer taster to come in three hours per week – on Friday mornings, no less – to join a panel of brewers in sipping and discussing new and innovative beers. The salary is described as “competitive … with beer benefits.”
Hate your job? You can now get paid to eat avocados, travel the world and drink beer https://t.co/AVQkQ8krr4
— Moneyish (@Moneyish) October 24, 2017
But perhaps the most coveted open position on the planet is at the New York Times, which plans to pay someone to visit its current list of “52 Places to Go” across the globe for an entire year.
The NYT wants to hire a journalist to travel the world. Know anyone who might be interested? https://t.co/t4sTXMDEy0
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 24, 2017
“This year, we want at least one ambitious traveler to turn our wish list into an itinerary,” read the viral job posting. “We are seeking a correspondent who will go to every destination on our list and tell us the story of each place and the story of life on the road.”
Qualified candidates must have already worn in their passports by traveling to several destinations, and have media experience publishing their travels at print or digital publications, or documenting them on film.
Social media savvy is also a must. In fact, part of the application process involves sending the Times all of your social media handles so that they can eyeball your #wanderlust posts.
You’ve also got to commit to a year of jet-setting to unspoiled beaches, touring new museums and tasting local dishes. Tough gig.
This article was originally published on Oct. 24, 2017, and has been updated with the Cancun.com position.
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