A mystery billionaire is offering a lucky couple $185,000 to spend a yr living on an idyllic private island within the Caribbean — but there’s a catch.
In response to a list placed by recruitment agency Fairfax and Kensington, the chosen pair will likely be expected to throw themselves into the full-time job of in-house hype machine, promoting the exclusive retreat on social media.
Their predominant task will likely be to document life on the Bond villain-evoking lair within the British Virgin Islands, chronicling its evolution from construction site right into a full-fledged luxury oasis.
“That is the last word influencer role,” the agency’s George Ralph Dunn told Kennedy News. “The owner wants to emphasise the fantastic thing about the place. They’d must capture it after which put their very own stamp on how every little thing looks and works.”
“He really desires to capture how the island transforms, too, so that they’d tell the story from Day 1, with the skeleton of a constructing site, to hopefully one yr on, where nearly all of the work is accomplished,” Dunn noted.
As of yet, each the identity of the owner and the specifics of the island remain under wraps. Nonetheless, each Virgin Airlines big-wig Richard Branson and Google co-founder Larry Page own islands nearby, making it a veritable billionaire’s row on the water.
And while the island’s own influencers will seek the advice of on the creation of guest lodges and a predominant residence, they won’t be expected to select up a hammer — construction will likely be executed by the property’s existing general manager and engineers.
The paradise-bound pair will likely be even be expected to administer the facilities and events while the primary wave of guests and investors visit the tropical Valhalla.
With the intention to qualify, applicants should be social media-savvy, “adventurous” and have prior experience in the luxurious industry, akin to “working on yachts or ultra-high-net-worth households,” per Dunn.
Finding someone who embodies all these facets is not any easy feat.
“We’ve had applications from candidates we represent, but the rationale we’re trying to achieve out is that quite a lot of people in private service roles don’t have the media side to them,” the recruiter lamented.
In actual fact, this need for diverse talents is why the billionaire is looking for couples. Each partner brings a distinct complementary skill set to the table, a la a groundsman and a housekeeper, Dunn explained.
On its face, this promo might sound like a canopy story for a surreptitious game show or influencer-based social experiment (cue images of the super-rich hunting your favorite Twitch streamers on a beach in animal masks).
Nonetheless, the advert states that the goal is to draw “barefoot luxury tourism” to the region. That is defined by Dunn as an “unpretentious” travel experience, through which tourists might be in a “beautiful a part of the world” with good service sans feeling “uptight.”
The couple will jet off to this seaside Elysium in January to start out the task, which is broken down into grueling six-day workweeks.
They get one return flight home per yr, in addition to 25 vacation days, which might be spent on one in all the neighboring islands (although we presume some influencers might yearn for a change of scenery after being “marooned” for months).
To use, influencers must submit a TikTok video, which will likely be reviewed by the billionaire’s personal video team. Prospective employees should apply soon, as Dunn plans to decide on the lucky couple before the vacations.
Dunn, for one, sees the gig as the chance of a lifetime.
“They’d should pick up their whole life and move, nevertheless it’s a cool role to select up your life for,” Dunn noted.
“If I wasn’t sitting at this end of the table, I might have applied myself,” he said.