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Dream Job: Columbia Hiring ‘Directors Of Toughness’

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Columbia Sportswear is hiring. Only the ‘tough’ (and outdoorsy) need apply.

2015/16 ‘Directors Of Toughness’ atop Colorado’s Mount Elbert

Today, Columbia Sportswear began its search for two new Directors of Toughness. The dream job includes nine months of adventure while testing the brand’s gear and sharing the experience on social media.

It’s a tough job, but somebody gets to do it! For the adventure-minded, this job is amazing, including constant travel, participation in world-class events, and unique challenges around the globe.

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Lauren Steele, a former Director Of Toughness, shows her mettle on a high peak

The new hires will replace Columbia’s inaugural Directors of Toughness, Lauren Steele and Zach Doleac.

Last winter, GearJunkie editors took Steele and Doleac on a road trip across a portion of the U.S. and up a tough climb to the summit of Colorado’s tallest peak, Mount Elbert.

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Unique Interview

This is not your run-of-the-mill job, and getting it will be a challenge.

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Doleac and Steele do a little product testing in Ecuador

To stand out from the thousands of expected applicants, those eligible for employment in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. must register to interview online at Columbia.com/ToughJob then prove their “toughness” by making it to one of four remote locations for “The Toughest Interview (To Get To).”

Once hired, the Directors of Toughness will serve as full-time beta testers, brand ambassadors, and social media personalities.

Registration for the first U.S. interview is now open and will take place in the Mt. Hood Wilderness, just outside of Columbia’s home city of Portland, Ore.

Additional interview locations will be revealed and will open for registration in the coming weeks. A limited number of interview slots will be available, so act quickly if you want a shot at the once-in-a-lifetime job.

–For more information, visit Columbia.com/ToughJob.

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