From a young age, kids are always looking for ways to make a little extra money. Some take up paper routes, while others work at their local mall after school. But now, one lucky youngster will eventually land the ultimate dream job at an international candy conglomerate. Last week, Candy Funhouse announced that it will soon be appointing a Chief Candy Officer. Eligible candidates must be at least five years old and live somewhere in North America. The position is fully remote, but Ontario or New Jersey residents have the option of working from the company’s Toronto and Newark offices, respectively.
The ideal candidate for the Chief Candy Officer is someone with a sweet tooth and golden taste buds. Sporting the aura of Willy Wonka is also a plus. Responsibilities will involve taste testing 3500+ products every month, approving the site’s candy inventory, leading the FUNhouse Candy Strategy, and running candy board meetings. All interested parties need to be fluent in English and free of any food allergies, according to the company’s job listing on LinkedIn. Candy Funhouse adds that the chosen candidate will be put through extensive palate training.
With an earning potential of up to $100,000 per year, the Chief Candy Officer will approve candy inventory and decide whether or not to award each treat with the official “CCO Stamp of Approval”. Speaking about the role, Candy Funhouse CEO Jamal Hejazi said Candy Funhouse is all about fun. So who better to set their FUNhouse strategy than someone that is a real candy fanatic? “Whoever lands this position better be ready for the ride of their lives, and to have chocolate flowing through their veins,” in he said a statement via Food & Wine. “I’m thrilled about all the candy adventures we have planned!”
While it might sound like a completely made-up gig, Candy Fun House says the Chief Candy Officer position is very real. “This is an actual job that builds on the candyologists we currently have on staff,” a company spokesperson told the publication. “If you stand out, you will be selected for an interview just like any other job position. It is based on merit, not a random selection sweepstake.” Interestingly, the position is also really open to children and anyone else who’s hit their fifth birthday.
Addressing the inclusion of youngsters in their search for a Chief Candy Officer, the spokesperson said it’s because children have the most creative and imaginative minds with some of the most out-of-the-box ideas. That’s exactly what Candy Funhouse is looking for. “In tough economic times, our community continues to fuel us in reimagining the way candy can bring people together,” the company representative added. Anyone who wants to take a shot at this tasty gig can apply on the Candy Fun House website or via LinkedIn before August 31st.
Candy Funhouse is also looking for applicants for three other jobs. This includes a Social Media Personality, a Search Engine Optimization Copywriter, and a Shopify Developer. Unlike the Chief Candy Officer position, these jobs are more traditional and definitely not open to five-year-olds.