Cruise company wants to pay someone £100,000 to travel the world and post on Instagram

The dream job for millennials is now available – being paid to travel the world and post incredible experiences on social media.

The role, as an apprentice “Shore Explorer”, will include visits to destinations including Alaska, Japan, Norway and Dubai, along with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a private island in the Caribbean.

The chosen candidate will also be paid a salary equivalent to £104,000 a year for their travels as they shadow expert photographer Russ Francis.

It does not even sound like hard work, as the only daily task will be posting experiences on Instagram, Instagram Stories and IGTV.

The successful “Shore Explorer” candidate will be selected by an independent panel of judges including The Vamps’ guitarist and I’m A Celebrity star James McVey, and travel writer Nadia El Ferdaoussi.

The role is open to UK and Irish applicants.

Royal Caribbean managing director Ben Bouldin and Russ Francis will also help to make the final decision.

James McVey said: “My jungle experience taught me that you really can’t beat the thrill of exploring new destinations and experiences – whether on land or sea – and that’s what becoming a Shore Explorer is all about.

“I’m so excited to be working with Royal Caribbean to find the perfect person for this new Apprentice-Ship; someone who has a passion for travel, exploration and seeking out new and extraordinary experiences around the world.

“And, of course, they have to be brilliant at sharing their adventure online too.”

The once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity was thought up by Royal Caribbean International, whose spokesperson said: “We’re looking for an adrenaline junkie who is not only hungry for adventure, but also has a unique ability to capture a moment and tell a story in a simple social media post.

“By launching this position, we’re hoping that the winning candidate will take our shore excursion programme to the next level.”

The dream job has emerged as British millennials claim to be a “do it” rather than “buy it” generation, according to research.

A study of 2,000 adults showed people aged 18 to 37 were more focused on spending their money on memorable things to do, rather than possessions which held no personal value.

The results found 56 per cent of millennials believed they simply got more out of experiences than they would from a physical asset.

For a quarter, the “instant gratification” gained through a fun experience was much better than having to save up for an expensive item.

Some of the top experiences on millennials’ bucket lists included seeing the Northern Lights, laying eyes on the Grand Canyon and skydiving.

Others in the 18 to 37 age group said they would like to spend their money on experiencing music festivals, getting a tattoo or walking the Great Wall of China.

The research indicated that the so-called “Instagram Generation” appears to value experiences more highly than anything else.



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