Nut Jobs Available: Planters to Hire 9 Peanutters to Drive the NUTmobile

Peanutters jump in front of the nutmobile.
Photo courtesy of Planters

A moment of silence for the late Mr. Peanut. 

Since the 104-year-old monocle-clad aristocratic peanut passed away last week, Planters announced several job opportunities to carry on his legacy by driving the Planters bus – aka the NUTmobile – across the nation.

“The NUTmobile isn’t going anywhere,” the Instagram post stated. “Our deadline to apply has been extended to Feb. 5th. Apply now to keep his memory alive.”

NUTmobile drivers are dubbed Peanutters, and they’re tasked with dotting events from coast to coast as part of a “traveling public relations firm,” according to the job description. Each year, Kraft Heinz, the parent company of Planters, hires nine people for a one-year term aboard one of three giant motorized peanuts.

Applications close Feb. 5, and the positions begin in June at Peanut Prep, a training program where inductees learn about the history of Planters, company products, events planning and how to maneuver the “large legume.”

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After graduating Peanut Prep, Peanutters spend a year traveling across the country making promotional appearances at events including televised parades, professional sporting events and grocery store grand openings. “There’s never a dull moment,” according to a press release.

The positions are only available to recent college graduates, preferably with degree in public relations, journalism, advertising or marketing.

To apply, candidates should email their resumes to [email protected] or snail mail their materials to:

The Planters NUTmobile Department
ATTN: Peanutter Position
560 E Verona Ave
Verona, WI 53593

Heinz Kraft, owner of Oscar Mayer, is similarly hiring 12 Hotdoggers to drive the Wienermobile. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.

Planters confirmed the passing of Mr. Peanut Jan. 22, and released shocking footage of his final moments.

The centenarian peanut was involved in a NUTmobile crash that threw him and his passengers, actor Wesley Snipes and comedian Matt Walsh, from the vehicle and down a ravine. The three passengers clambered to an unstable branch jutting out from the cliff.

Mr. Peanut let go of the branch before it snapped, sacrificing himself to save both Snipes and Walsh. A subsequent explosion from the wrecked NUTmobile incinerated his shelly remains.

Authorities do not suspect foul play.

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