If you love hiking as much as you love beer, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. wants to hire you.
Devils Backbone is looking for a chief hiking officer to traverse the Appalachian Trail next year, enjoying “some big ol’ beer parties along the way,” its website states.
The brewing company — which has a “base camp” in Roseland, Virginia, and an “outpost” in Lexington, Virginia, not far from the trail — will outfit the CHO with gear, fly them to the trail head and pay them $20,000.
In addition to being able to hike the 2,200 mile trail, applicants must be 21 or older, and a resident of the District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia. You also must submit a one minute video with your application. You can get all details and apply on the Devils Backbone website.
You also should have a social media presence, which Devils Backbone will check out to determine if you’re right for the position.
“Hiking the AT is no joke,” the application states. “It’s 2,200 miles huffing your pack all over the Wild East. You’re sleeping under the stars and there’s no food delivery service (trust us, we’ve checked). Our CHO has to prove to us that they are prepared for this once in a lifetime adventure.”
If this sounds like your dream job, you have until July 31 to apply.
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