Job hunting can be a stressful endeavor, but when a posting comes along that seems like a perfect fit, it is important to jump on the opportunity as quickly as possible. For animal lovers, veterinarian offices and zoos might seem like the obvious choice for a job, but one company is turning that idea upside down with their new job posting. Dog lovers looking for a new job in Fort Worth, Texas may be able to get a dream job thanks to Mutts Cantina. The dog-friendly cafe and pet park took to Instagram on October 29 to share the news that they were hiring for a position they are calling a “puptern.”
The puptern position pays $100 per hour and for dog lovers it may just be a dream job. As a Mutts Cantina puptern, the job is simple: pet puppies. It really is as simple as that. The job requires people to be good at petting puppies, and generally loving dogs.
In their post on Instagram, Mutts Cantina asked people to “Show us your puppy petting skills!” They asked interested parties to send in videos of their puppy petting skills via the social media platform. In order to get their attention and show the company that the video was in fact being submitted for the job, they asked people to not only tag them using @muttscantina, but they also needed to add #MUTTSpuptern.
The best way to grab the attention of Mutts Cantina was to make the video creative, while still showing off those puppy petting skills. Beyond the obvious skills being shown in the video submission, people were also asked to explain why they believed they would be the perfect fit for the position of puptern.
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Show us your puppy petting skills! Do you have what it takes to be the first-ever MUTTS Puptern at our brand new location in Fort Worth? Post a photo or video by 11/12 that shows us your puppy petting skills and use #MUTTSpuptern and tag @muttscantina for a chance to be hired as our Puptern and get PAID $100 per hour to pet puppies at our new location! Creativity is encouraged– tell us why you're the best fit for the position in your caption! #MUTTSFortWorth #MUTTSpuptern
Since posting their puptern position, the Instagram post has been viewed more than 25,000 times and has been picked up by a number of news outlets in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In fact, the news of this dog-friendly job opening has spread near and wide, bringing in more than 1,500 video submissions under #MUTTSpuptern.
From videos to pictures, Instagram users seem excited by the idea of being paid to pet puppies. With so many submissions having already been submitted to the dog-friendly restaurant and park, it is likely that the puptern position will be filled easily.
Mutts Cantina already operates a location in the Dallas area, and this new position is for their second location, which was recently opened in the Fort Worth area. At $100 per hour, plus getting to spend those working hours with puppies, it may just be a dream job.
Written by Kimberley Spinney
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