Dream of a job where you can sleep all day?
Sleepy's is making that dream a reality by creating a new position for a Snooze Director with the company. Once hired, this person will be responsible for testing mattresses in several Sleepy's stores, researching sleep trends and live blogging and vlogging their experiences, in addition to launching a social media campaign.
"This started off as a fun idea and it became a real need for somebody who could be responsible for sleeping on the job," said Greg Longmuir, Sleepy's director of online marketing and advertising. "We want to find someone who can blog and work in social media. This position that could be a great advantage to our customers and to people researching mattresses on the Web."
Longmuir said the job would be perfect for recent college graduates.
"They tend to be really tuned in to social media. Lots of them are up late blogging and tweeting," he said. "And we all know that they have experience sleeping."
The job isn't limited to 20-somethings, though.
"We're looking for the right candidate for the job. There are no age limits," said Longmuir, who added that a college degree is not a requirement for consideration.
Right now, Sleepy's is looking to fill one position based in Hicksville, N.Y., but Longmuir said that could change.
"We're in 13 states, so if this is successful, it may produce more [snooze directors]," he said. "We're going to start with hiring one. Of course, the right candidate can write his or her own ticket."
Sleepy's has more than 700 locations on the East Coast, including one in . However, representatives from the local stores declined to comment on the campaign.
In addition to resumes, Sleepy's is asking interested candidates to upload photos and videos demonstrating why they are the perfect candidate and a sleeping expert on the Sleepy's Facebook page. At the end of the search, Sleepy's will offer one candidate a regular job.
Those interested in the position can apply on CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com or learn more about the position and apply through the Sleepy's Snooze Director page.