Update: The application window for this opportunity is closed. Those who made the cut will start working in June 2020.
Planters is hiring nine people to drive its NUTmobile around the United States and represent the Planters brand through media appearances, interviews and visits in communities.
Drivers are known as Peanutters and receive a salary as well as paid expenses, benefits and clothing. The position is described as “self-managed with many responsibilities.” And of course, the opportunity to drive around in the NUTmobile is a super-fun job perk as well. The job lasts one year beginning in June 2020.
Planters took to Instagram to announce this exciting opportunity with a photo of three people standing in front of the nut-themed vehicle:
“While Mr. Peanut is no longer with us, the NUTmobile isn’t going anywhere,” reads the caption, referring to the company’s recent decision to “kill off” (and then resurrect) the brand’s mascot, Mr. Peanut.
In a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, Mr. Peanut perished at the age of 104 in an automobile accident, and in a later spot, he was reborn as “Baby Nut.”
Check it out in the Instagram video below:
In order to be considered for the NUTmobile-driving roles, the company was looking for candidates with a BA or BS degree. Bilingual candidates were encouraged to apply as well.
The company was looking for people who are outgoing, creative, enthusiastic and friendly with a “big appetite for adventure.”
If you’re more of a hot dog fan than a peanut person, you may have heard of Oscar Mayer’s recent hunt for drivers of the Wienermobile. The brand was seeking 12 new “Hotdoggers” to travel the country and “meat” other hot dog lovers. The deadline to apply was Jan. 31, so now we’ll have to wait and see who is chosen to represent the hot dog brand on the open road.
For a fun throwback that combines both “mobiles,” check out this Instagram photo from last fall featuring the dearly departed Mr. Peanut posing with both the Wienermobile and the Planters NUTmobile:
Safe travels to all the drivers of these food-related vehicles!