This Company Wants To Pay You To Travel The Country And Eat Chocolate


In adding to the recent news about awesome seasonal job openings (who wants to drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile around?), here’s another sweet “Help Wanted” ad. This time around, the potential employer is a chocolate company looking to hire three people to promote their candy and social causes by driving a truck across America.

Yes, eating lots of chocolate while working is a must.

Tony’s Chocolonely, a confectionary company based in Amsterdam whose products are sold in stores across the U.S., has posted openings for a Chocotruck Captain and two Chocotruck Co-Pilots on its website. To start this spring, the hires will ride around in a bright red, food truck-style vehicle that’s well-stocked with chocolate. They’ll carry out tasks relating to company brand promotion.

However, these chocolatey jobs won’t be sugar-coated. These temps will also get a solid briefing on this Dutch brand’s mission of combating inequalities in the cocoa industry, primarily with modern-day slavery and illegal child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa.

First, the Chocotruck Captain job will last four months but could evolve into a permanent one. During that time, he or she will be unwrapping their leadership role through managerial tasks and problem-solving skills. Along with supervising two Chocotruck Co-Pilots, the Chocotruck Captain will handle tour logistics and TLC of the truck, source equipment as needed and serve as the point person at venues and with activation partners. He or she will also collaborate with the company’s marketing manager on social media strategies and post photos from the road, plus fill out paperwork once the tour is done.

Also, a temp role, the Chocotruck Co-Pilots will juggle a handful of tasks. They will be giving out samples of and selling Tony’s Chocolonely candy, taking pictures and helping with event set-up and tear down and driving the truck.

Their work commute will take them to 10 cities: Austin, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Eugene, Portland (where Tony’s Chocolonely’s U.S. headquarters are located), Seattle and Chicago.

Along with a love for chocolate, a positive attitude, an adventurous spirit and a sense of humor will be the ingredients for success in these jobs. There are some basic requirements, too: a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, a bachelor’s degree, U.S. work authorization, being able to lift 40 pounds, being age 21 and up, photography skills and have or can pass USDOT Physical Certification.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 12. Along with endless amounts of chocolate, employee perks will include competitive salaries, monthly massages, weekly yoga sessions and nice accommodations.

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