It’s an interning job that doesn’t require deep thinking or exhausting work.
Mattress Firm is looking for an intern to test their mattresses, and is offering $200 a week for an individual over the age of 18 who will post frequently to social media about the joys of their job.
“Our ‘sleep-tern’ is an internship for someone who is prolific at sleeping. But it’s really all about helping us identify what are the best mattresses, the best accessories,” says Mattress Firm’s Scott Thayler.
On their website, the job opening describes the ideal candidate:
We are searching for someone who can put their rest to the test. If you think you’re a slumber star, apply to sleep on the job as our in-house bed tester, testing the best of the best mattresses. The back of your eyelids won’t be your only view. You’ll test the optimal head and foot positions on our selection of adjustable bases for Netflix binging, Instagram stalking *ahem* posting, reading, typing, eating…really anything that would be better in bed.
Requirements for the position include demonstrated proficiency in napping at any time of the day beginning August 15.
The position is essentially to assist the company’s social media marketing staff, and will be required to film and edit short videos and post them to sites like Facebook, Instagram and You Tube. Applications require a video under: 60-seconds and completing an online form.
Thayler says he’s looking for someone with a quick wit. “Having social media knowledge, and being comfortable in front of a camera because we want them to be able to capture some of their experiences, have fun with it, a great sense of humor, and truly – being able to share an opinion.”
For the lucky applicant who wins the position – it will probably be their only opportunity to sleep on the job and get paid for it.