You Can Now Get Paid $1k to Explore Your Own State in a Dream Job Outdoors

After what's been an unprecedented year, most people want to get back outdoors and make the most of the summer, and now you can get paid to do just that.

WhistleOut is seeking one lucky person to "explore beautiful places in your state," and will pay you $1,000.

The company is looking to hire a Chief Adventure Officer (CAO) to explore their local area, with U.S. citizens living in any of the 50 states eligible to apply.

And they'll throw in a state-of-the-art smartphone, worth up to $1,000, to snap some breathtaking photos and document the natural beauty at your doorstep.

Fear not if you're a tech novice, as the team confirmed they'll help you pick one, and then send it to you.

The key attributes they're looking for in their new CAO is a love of the outdoors, a desire to travel and explore, a keen interest in photography and a taste for adventure.

Adventure is calling! We’re looking to pay one of you $1,000 to get out and explore your state’s most scenic areas! Visit us below to apply! #WhistleOutside
What's your favorite outdoor activity?

— WhistleOut (@WhistleOut) May 6, 2021

Whether you live in a state characterized by desert, mountains, lakes or on the coast, WhistleOut is eager to hear from residents all over the U.S.

"I'm sure your backyard is gorgeous BUT we want to see national parks, state parks, mountains, rivers, beaches," said WhistleOut.

The company provides an example of some of the excursions it would expect, saying you'd be responsible for: "Planning a trip to a scenic outdoor destination in your state, like Yosemite National Park in California or the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina or Tennessee (it doesn't have to be a national or state park though—any scenic spot in your state will do)."

The CAO will be reimbursed up to $500 for travel expenses. WhistleOut confirmed it would cover "any expenses you incur along the way like food, snacks, park fees, camping fees, camping equipment, etc."

The job application said: "We are absolutely not looking for the next Ansel Adams. Professional photography skills are not required for this job. As long as you can snap a picture on a smartphone, we're confident you can learn as you go!

"Instead, we are primarily looking for the adventurous at heart—the type of person who'd rather be climbing a mountain than bingeing the latest Netflix hit (don't worry, we won't judge you if you still watch that show). You are a little more Indiana Jones and a lot less Scooby and Shaggy."

Applications close at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. ET) on May 21, 2021, with the winner announced on May 28.

You must be over 18 to apply, and you'll need to fill out the application form here and tell the team why you're perfect for the job.

Hiker in the Grand Canyon
Stock image of a hiker in the Grand Canyon. A company is looking to pay someone $1,000 to explore their home state. Nikolas_jkd/Getty Images