Last year, gear manufacturer Columbia set the Internet ablaze when the went in search of two “Directors of Toughness.” The position promised to be adventurous, sending the two people selected off to remote areas to test gear in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. It also offered a base salary of $39,000 plus benefits for nine months of work that involved lots of long days in the field. In exchange, the directors would blog about their experiences, video their adventures, and generally serve as online ambassadors for the Columbia brand. Sound like a dream job? If so, I’ve got good news for you. Columbia is hiring once again!
If you’re interested in potentially becoming a Director of Toughness, you’ll first need to register online to take part in a potential interview. Currently interviews are scheduled to take place on Mt. Hood in the state of Oregon, but future sites include somewhere on the East Coast of the U.S., as well as in Canada and the U.K. Exact locations will be announced at a future time. Follow Columbia on Instagram at @Columbia1938 for more details as to when those interviews will take place.
For more information about the Director of Toughness position visit the Application Page here. And to get a sense of what the job is all about, check out the video below.
Seems like a great opportunity for the right person. Good luck to everyone who applies!