Calling all travel enthusiasts: This is your opportunity to sleep in luxury hotels, hang out on the shores of Cancun, scale Mayan ruins and mingle with locals in the hottest clubs, while getting paid for the privilege.
Cancun.com—a tourism website promoting the Mexican resort city—just launched a campaign to find its next Cancun Experience Officer. The, ahem, "CEO" will act as the face of Cancun.com for at least six months, traversing the city’s beaches, urban destinations and natural wonders—and telling the world all about it. Adventures will include swimming with a 40,000-pound whale shark, teeing off at an ocean fairway, climbing 3,000-year-old pyramids, and getting VIP table service at nightclubs.
The role would require you to post videos, blogs and social media posts about your (hopefully amazing) experiences around Cancun.
The gig pays $10,000 per month, the job posting says—while Cancun.com also provides you with all-inclusive hotel stays and paid-for excursions. The company will also give you video and photo equipment to capture your experiences with appropriate detail (and enthusiasm).
The position is open for either one person or a team of social media savvy brand ambassadors (although the pay doesn't increase for multiple people). You should be able to craft stories and engage online audiences, immerse yourself in charitable projects with local organizations, and withstand the physical demands of extensive travel, the posting says.
Though you'll need to have a knack for posting on social media, having a huge online following isn’t a requirement. “It doesn’t have to be somebody who has a million followers on Instagram,” Cancun.com general manager Chad Meyerson tells Money. "It can be somebody who is just very passionate about the destination and wants to go out there and document what it has to offer."
To apply, candidates should submit a 60-second video describing why they (or their crew) would make the ideal Cancun Experience Officer; deadline is December 17. Candidates must be over 18 years old, have a valid passport, and be able to live in Cancun for the entire six-month duration. (Also note that the U.S. State Department currently has a travel advisory for Cancun's state, Quintana Roo.)
Meyerson says the five leading candidates will fly to Cancun to take part in an "Interview Event," which includes formal interviews, team building exercises and physical assessments. Cancun.com will announce the appointment of the CEO at a live event on January 31, 2018.
“I think that this form of finding a candidate to fill this role should be a lot of fun,” Meyerson said. “We really want to open this up to everybody, we want people to have interesting takes and personalities to come and see if they can add value here.”
The application materials can be found at ceo.cancun.com. ¡Buena suerte!