Some Lucky Duck Will Earn $50K a Year Exploring National Parks

If you’re a certain type of indoorsy person, wandering the nation’s national parks – even if you’re getting paid – does not sound like your idea of a dream job.

For someone who lives for exploring, for hiking, for communing with nature and spending your days outdoors instead of in an office would seem like what they’d been dreaming of for a lifetime.

If you’re the latter type of human being, good news – you can earn $50K a year roaming America’s national parks.

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The position is for CEO – Chief Exploration Officer – with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. And no, you can’t apply because they got so overwhelmed with applications, that the process is now closed. Sorry.

The person who gets this job will be provided one camper van (with a complete bathroom), and 6 months to visit, hike, and photograph a list of national parks that includes Yosemite, Sequoia, Joshua Tree, Saguaro, and Big Bend.

Your $50,000 salary doesn’t include money for necessary expenses like gas or the van, and you’re welcome to take a friend along for the ride.

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The website lists the following qualifications:

  • An affinity for outdoor/nature photography and/or videography
  • A deep appreciate for the joy that connecting with nature brings
  • A willingness and an ability to hike through national parks and other outdoor areas
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Being at least 21 years old

They would also prefer the candidate enjoy and respect the great outdoors, have a knack for seeing the big picture, and be willing to follow all CDC guidelines on traveling responsibly.

Being a natural strong leader with a clear sense of direction is also a plus, as is – of course – a love of beer.

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The deadline might be passed, but you can root on the person who gets the job this year, and remind yourself to apply next year for your own adventure.

Better yet, maybe this will catch on, and all of the beer companies will hire their own CEO for summer 2021.