Monday, August 24, 2015

Columbia Sportswear Wants to Pay You to Test Gear

Do you love being outdoors? Do you enjoy trying out new gear? If so, than Columbia just might be looking for you. The gear company is looking for two Directors of Toughness to put their latest and greatest outdoor clothing to the test, and they're willing to pay handsomely for the right candidates. 

The job requires a six-month commitment out of the two hires, although they will be paid $26,000 as compensation. On top of that, whoever gets the job will also be sent off on several exciting expeditions to some of the most iconic places in North America, and other parts of the world. Benefits include health insurance and paid housing in Portland, Oregon as well. And of course, the Directors of Toughness will also be outfitted with all of the gear that they could ever hope for to help them survive their adventure too.

Where exactly these gear testers will go has yet to be determined, but the plan is for them to follow the weather. In other words, those who are hired for these positions will probably be spending a lot of time in places that are less than ideal in terms of the conditions. That is to be expected of course, as the best way to see if a piece of gear performs well is to take it to places that are cold and difficult.

Applications for the DoT positions are being accepted through the end of August. If you think you have what it takes to join the Columbia team, click here to fill out the application. And good luck!

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