Want to be a full-time Columbia beta-tester, brand ambassador and social media personality? Don’t worry about cleaning up your resume. It should be dirty and caked with a bit of mud. The sportswear company is searching for two new Directors of Toughness.
The winning applicants will replace outgoing brand ambassadors Lauren Steele and Zach Doleac. It shouldn’t have to be stated, but if your idea of an adventure is how many hours you can binge Netflix, this isn’t the job for you.
It’s not just an application. How is sending your LinkedIn profile tough? Nah, Columbia is billing the search as the “The Toughest Interview (To Get To).” You have to make it to four remote spots to interview for the position. The first US interview is open for registration, and you better have your bags packed to journey to the Mt. Hood Wilderness, just outside of Portland.
Be ready to show off on September 15 as Columbia puts applicants through a battery of tests. Google just thinks its interviews are hard. Show up rested and ready to kick ass, because Columbia plans on kicking your ass.
Not only do you get to be a Director of Toughness, but you also get paid. $39K USD plus full-time benefits of a traditional employee. You’ll have to live and breathe the outdoors. The company is quick to point out you don’t have to be an expert, but if you’re willing to be on camera and give that mountain a shot, register.
Additional interview spots will be revealed in the coming weeks, with an eastern US location, Canada, and the UK rounding out the four locations.
It’ll be one hell of a resume builder if you’re selected. Not many people can say they spent 9-months around the world as a product tester. There can only be two, so bust out the hiking boots. Not saying it will win you any points, but all things equal, it’s probably best to be wearing Columbia gear.