This Chief Candy Officer Will Get $78K a Year to Eat Sweets
Update your resume and brush up on your interviewing skills: The world’s coolest job is yours for the taking. Canadian candy company Candy Funhouse is currently hiring a chief candy officer, a job that pays $100K CAD (that’s $78K here in the states) just for taste testing candy.
And you can do it all from home.
The unique job listing says that no experience is necessary for this executive position. In fact, they’re accepting applications from hopeful CCOs ages 5 and up. But don’t let the minimal experience requirements fool you; this is hard work.
According to the more detailed listing on LinkedIn, Candy Funhouse’s chief candy officer will be responsible for:
- Approving all candy in inventory
- Awarding select sweet treats with the CCO Stamp of Approval
- Deciding which new candy products the online candy store will carry
- Leading candy board meetings
- Serving as the head taste tester
- Taking charge on all things fun
Sounds like tough work, eh?
As the head taste tester, the chief candy officer will need to sample more than 3,500 products each month. But don’t worry: This position comes with an extensive dental plan.
“Whoever lands this position better be ready for the ride of their lives,” CEO Jamal Hejazi said in a press release, “and to have chocolate flowing through their veins.”
The company is accepting applications through Aug. 31 so you’ve got less than a month to perfect your palate and enter your name for consideration. If taste testing candy isn’t for you, Candy Funhouse is also looking for a social media personality, paying up to $24 an hour. They’ve already got 2.4 million TikTok followers, but just a mere 6,700 on Twitter.
The Chief Candy Officer position is completely work-from-home, but you’re also welcome to work out of the Toronto or Newark, New Jersey, offices — which could be useful if your trash bin is full of candy wrappers and you’re up against a tight taste-testing deadline.
While no actual experience is necessary, Candy Funhouse is looking for someone in North America who is fluent in English, has excellent communication skills and has no food allergies.
Candy Funhouse is the world’s largest online candy store, carrying candies from here in the U.S. but also countries like Japan, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
While candy is their specialty, you can also order snacks, cookies and even cereal, as well as flavored drinks from around the globe and candles that smell like your favorite treats. They’ve also got Fun Boxes for special occasions — and yes, you can schedule Fun Box deliveries as a subscription.
Timothy Moore is a writer and editor in Cincinnati, Ohio, who normally covers banking, insurance, automotive and travel topics for The Penny Hoarder. But he does like candy and his favorite is a Reese’s peanut butter cup.