If you were looking for the perfect excuse to get out of the office this summer — well, now you have it. Hotels.com is now hiring a “poolhop,” and, yes, the position is exactly what it sounds like. Someone will get to go from pool to pool during the hottest part of the year and get paid to do it. So, why not you?
The gig will last for two weeks in August and will pay a total of $10,000. In other words — you’ve got no excuse not to apply.
According to the official “job” description, Hotels.com is looking for someone who loves to travel, enjoys the hotel lifestyle and doesn’t mind laying around by the pool all day. Sound like some of your best qualities? Keep reading.
You’ll need to be adept at applying sunscreen and at documenting your poolside adventures for social media. You must also be at least 21 years old to apply.
The person hired to be the poolhop will travel to six different hotels during the two-week time span. According to Travel + Leisure, the hotels the lucky person will be visiting include the Four Seasons Hualalai in Hawaii, the Mondrian Los Angeles, the SLS Las Vegas and the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado — just to name a couple.
In addition to the $10,000 salary, the person hired as the poolhop will receive free flights and hotel stays and also receive a year of Gold Rewards member status on Hotels.com. Not bad, eh?
How To Apply
Lucky for you, the application process is fairly simple. You’ll need to fill out an online form detailing why you’re the perfect person for the job in 100 words or less, write a review of your favorite hotel pool in 100 words or less and provide some contact information, such as your email and Instagram account name.
To be considered, entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on June 25.
Hotels.com posted about the job opening on Instagram, and if this doesn’t entice you to toss your hat into the ring — or toss your float in the pool, rather — we don’t know what will:
Should you be notified you got the position, we’d suggest stocking up on pool floats and accessories to help officially make this the best summer job ever.
Something like this motorized pool float should help you live your best life this summer, considering you’ll never have to use your arms as a paddle to get where you need to be:
Ready to add professional poolhop to your resume?