How to Hang with Flamingos All Day (and Get Paid For It)
Baha Mar in the Bahamas just posted the dream job of Chief Flamingo Officer, and we're telling you how to get it.
Yeah, you read that right: The Baha Mar resort in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is looking for someone to take care of their flock of flamingos. These exotic beauties will be living in the conservation habitat sanctuary on the resort, where you’ll help the chief scientist educate guests about the importance of conservationism and preserving wildlife in the Bahamas.
If you've been thinking about making some big life changes, this might be the opportunity for you, but know this first: Being the CFO (Chief Flamingo Officer) is actually a lot of hard work. Just being obsessed with the pink bird isn’t going to cut it. One of the requirements for this position includes have a degree in zoology or in a related field, plus five years experience in caring for exotic birds. And yes, all that flamingo knowledge will come in handy.
Since the flamingo is the national bird of the Bahamas, you must take your job extra seriously. Educating tourists is a big part of the gig, and the more people know about the native wildlife, the more people will care about keeping it intact. Other Bahamian animals you can find in the sanctuary include stingrays, nurse sharks, and green sea turtles.
If you think you can be the next Chief Flamingo Officer, you can apply on the resort website (check out the bottom of the page for their career section). Think about it this way: After you apply, you’re one step closer to year round summertime. This might not be the CFO position your parents had in mind for you, but it’s close enough right?