Travel enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike are in luck thanks to a new job advertisement that could see candidates earn up to £1,000 a week by jetting off to sunny Florida, USA. It sounds too good to be true, and as you may expect there is a catch – though it might not be bad news for some.
The job role will see one lucky traveller take on the challenge of becoming a theme park tester for some of America’s most loved attractions.
The job market just got a lot brighter, thanks to the advertisement from Ocean Florida which specifies the desire for a candidate who loves to travel and get creative behind the camera.
While it’s a role many people are likely to be willing to take on for free, the successful candidate will earn an impressive £3,000 salary for the three-week period and have all expenses covered.
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Taking on the job title of “official theme park tester” one adventure lover will have the opportunity to experience rides, snacks and fun at theme parks in the Sunshine State and then provide feedback.
Feedback criteria will see the lucky applicant score each park on the overall experience, quality and variety of food and drink, souvenirs and merchandise on board, suitability for families or couples, thrill factor for each of the attractions, as well as scoring them for entertainment and photo opportunities.
Harry Hastings, Co-CEO at Ocean Florida commented: “We’re on the hunt for someone to fill the role of Official Florida Theme Park Tester here at Ocean Florida.
“It’s an incredibly exciting opportunity, and truly is a job like no other.”
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Applicants can try their luck via the Ocean Florida website and have until January 31 to be in with a chance of bagging this job.
Florida is famed for its vast array of theme parks, with Lonely Planet naming Walt Disney World as Florida’s second top attraction.
The state is also home to Legoland, Universal Orlando Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
Lonely Planet’s experts sum up the region, saying: “Florida means almost anything: amusement kingdoms, Latin and Caribbean capitals, wild wetlands, artist colonies, and wild surf beaches. This vast, flat peninsula has it all.”
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However, if rollercoasters and theme park rides aren’t for you, there are plenty of jobs in the industry where you can get paid to travel.
Cabin crew are some of the most well-known world travellers, often deemed glamorous jet setters.
While for some it may seem pretty straight forward to apply for a flight attendant position these days, it hasn’t always been that way.
There was a time when heavy specifications and requirements were put in place for hopeful crew.
From aesthetic guidelines, such as weight and height, to specialist qualifications, becoming a flight attendant wasn’t easy.
According to TheVintageNews.com, the first female flight attendant was a 25-year-old registered nurse in 1930.
Other airlines soon followed suit, hiring nurses to take on the new role, dressing them in white hospital-like uniforms.
Experts explained to Vanity Fair that these uniforms were supposed to be “comforting”.
They go on to explain: “At that time, passengers had to worry not only about frequent crashes but also about sudden drops of altitude, which, in unpressurised planes, could rupture one’s eardrums.”
Luckily, as air travel and technology developed, airlines soon dropped the nursing requirement, which means almost anyone can be in with the chance of applying for the role these days.