Columbia Announces New Outdoor Dream Job

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Are you looking for a new gig? Sure, you could go the traditional route—maybe find a nice office job with a short commute—or you could apply for a fully paid six-month adventure to test gear around the world.

It sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly the position that Columbia Sportswear is now hiring for.

Aptly named ‘The Director of Toughness’, this esteemed post will require selected candidates to travel the world on Columbia’s dime, testing gear in some of the world’s most iconic wild places.

Among other skill sets, qualified candidates (two of whom will ultimately be hired) are expected to posses a proficiency in skiing or snowboarding, trail navigation of varying degrees, and Instagram-worthy photography skills.

The new ‘Directors of Toughness’ will also need to be media savvy and comfortable in front of a camera, because they’ll become brand ambassadors of sorts for the iconic outdoor company, appearing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live throughout the course of the six month gig.

According to the job post, Columbia plans to pay the new employees $26k for the dream job and put them up in the outdoor hub of Portland, Oregon—when they’re not traveling the world testing the latest and greatest Columbia gear of course.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Apply here now!

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