The Big Apple is known for the stunning skyline of its concrete jungle, some tourist hotspots, locals who are simultaneously very helpful yet curt and cold, and its ridiculously expensive rent. Needless to say, New York's got a bit of character. In the wise words of Baz Luhrmann, "Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard." Or, get yourself a job as the city's Explorer in Chief! Yes, apparently that's a thing. Downtown Alliance posted a job vacancy that seemed too good to be true, but their reply was that “there is no catch.” The company is baiscally hiring someone who’s willing to explore New York while living rent-free. That’s it. That’s the job description.
The Explorer in Chief gets to live rent-free in luxurious accommodations in Lower Manhattan this summer, documenting their life in New York City from June to August and getting paid a monthly stipend and expenses for exploring the concrete jungle. The lucky explorer will be asked to spend their time searching for hidden gems and must-visit spots in the city, while being treated as a VIP at all attractions, restaurants, and bars. . The right person for the job should have "a camera-ready personality, a keen eye, a distinctive voice, and the chops to produce compelling, entertaining content."
If you think you’ve got what it takes and you’re free for the summer, applications are basically a 60-second video submission on the official explorer-in-chief website. The deadline is on March 15th for a free summer pad and an adventure through Lower Manhattan.