This Company Will Pay Chocolate Lovers to Travel Across the U.S. This Spring
Calling all chocolate lovers: Dutch confectionary company Tony’s Chocolonely, which focuses on producing and selling chocolates that promote fair trade practices and are created 100 percent slave free, is on the search for its next “Chocotruck" captain.
The company is looking for three folks to become the new staff of its Chocotruck and take the vehicle on a multi-city drive throughout the U.S. to share their love of chocolate with people across the country.
Chocoholics are invited to apply for both the captain and co-pilot spots now through Feb. 12 for the chance to take the truck on a tour across ten different U.S. cities this spring, starting at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Additional stops will include Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Eugene, Portland, Seattle, and Chicago.
As part of the job, those chosen will help to educate people about the inequalities that can exist in the cocoa industry, including illegal child labor on cocoa farms.
The driver will be responsible for not only steering the truck filled with chocolate goodies, but also managing a team of two other co-pilots and handling the logistics, activations, photography, and daily recap of the tour.
Meanwhile, co-pilots will report to the captain and assist with setting up events, helping fans taste and buy chocolates, answer questions to visitors, and more.
The roles, which last four months for the captain and three months for co-pilots, include competitive salary and perks (including those in chocolate form). The captain position also includes the possibility to extend the role to a permanent position.
“We’re very crazy about chocolate and we want to share the fun with choco fans across the country; but don’t be mistaken,” U.S. marketing manager of the company Dena White said in a statement. “Everything we do is to achieve a single goal: to make all chocolate worldwide 100% slave free; the Chocotruck is our way of taking our mission on the road and sharing our story with as many new friends as we can,” White added.
For both positions, candidates will need to be at least 21 years of age, authorized to work in the U.S., be able to pass a DMV and background check, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, have the ability to drive large vehicles and lift 40 pounds on a regular basis, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.
They’ll also be required to hold a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of three years of road touring or event production experience.