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This Resort in the Bahamas Will Pay You to Hang Out With Flamingos All Day
Baha Mar, a new 1,000-acre resort in Nassau, Bahamas, is on the search for a CFO.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to be good with numbers to snag this job. But you do need to be an expert on all things avian, because this time CFO stands for Chief Flamingo Officer.
That’s right, the resort is looking for someone willing to move to a tropical paradise and take care of their flock of flamingos.
While this does sound like basically everyone’s dream job, you need to have some pretty impressive qualifications to land it.
For starters, you need to have a degree in zoology or a related field. Candidates should also have at least five years of experience working with exotic birds, and with flamingos in particular.
(The closest thing I have to exotic bird experience is one pretty tense standoff with a Florida sandhill crane that wouldn’t let me get in my car, so I don’t think I’ll be sending in my resume.)
The CFO will be overseeing the Baha Mar Flamingo Mansion, so the right candidate will know how to maintain a flamingo habitat. They will also need to be knowledgeable about food preparation and the nutritional needs of their pink feathered friends.
The job listing also specifies you should have “wide knowledge of biology, ecology, behavior and captive requirements of flamingos.” The CFO is responsible for not only maintaining the flamingo habitat but also overseeing flamingo training, behavior observation and breeding.
In addition to having impressive flamingo knowledge, the position also requires hospitality and communication skills. When the CFO isn’t chilling in the Flamingo Mansion, they will also be responsible for scheduling guest interactions with the flamingos and leading educational tours.
The flamingos, scheduled to arrive at the resort in the spring, will be an integral addition to the Baha Mar Ecological, Aquatic Conservation Habitat Sanctuary, or BEACH Sanctuary. The sanctuary aims to teach guests about the conservation of natural wildlife in the Bahamas.
So, while everyone and their mom is ready to pack their bags and flock to Nassau for this position, it’s for experts on all things flamingo.
But if you do have the qualifications, congrats! Head on over to Baha Mar’s career page and apply for this dream job.
Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She wanted to put way too many flamingo-related puns in this post but had to put her foot down.