The $10K a Month Job Opportunity in Mexico That People Keep Telling Me About

Since I retired, I don’t pay any attention to job offers. I left the working world back in 2015 and since then, I’ve been living a stress-free existence in a Caribbean paradise here in Mexico.

I have no regrets and absolutely no desire to return to a world of deadlines, meetings, long hours and stress. Nowadays, the only person that I have to answer to is my wife — and she’s great boss.

Over the last week or so, I have been inundated with emails and messages from people recommending that I apply for Cancun.com’s position of CEO (Cancun Experience Officer). I guess I look bored in my photos and people think I need something to keep me busy.

Although I have no interest in working a full time job again — not even in paradise — I thought that maybe some of our readers would be interested in applying, so here’s some information about it.

Job Description

According to their web page, Cancun.com is looking for someone to serve as their brand ambassador and showcase the warmth, wonder, and essence of Cancun as one of the world’s premier vacation destinations.

Their job will be to immerse themselves in everything Cancun—from activities, accommodations, food, and beaches to kitesurfing, museums, ancient ruins, and more.  During these experiences, they will create content (videos, images, social media posts) for Cancun.com and its social channels.

The person selected would be required to live in Cancun for six months and work a 40-hour work week (they lost me on that last requirement).

The job pays $10,000 USD a month — yep, you read that one correctly, 10K a month. That’s a lot of money for playing tourist for six months.

How to Apply

Go to https://ceo.cancun.com/

There is a pretty extensive selection process which starts with the applicant creating a one minute video saying why he or she should be selected for the position. The videos are then posted on either Youtube or Vimeo and people can vote on them.

If you would like to see the videos of the people who have already applied, click HERE. After all, it never hurts to check out the competition.

December 17 is the deadline for applications.

Let’s Wrap This Up

If any of our readers decide to apply, feel free to post the link to your video page in the comments section of this post. It might even help you get a few votes.

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About the Author

Q-Roo Paul

Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years and retired at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He moved to Mexico with his wife six days later to enjoy a laid-back, Caribbean lifestyle on a tight budget.

In 2016, Paul started a blog to share information with other people who may be thinking of making the move to Mexico. The blog, Two Expats Living in Mexico (qroo.us), has been viewed over a million times and Paul’s articles appear in periodicals across Mexico.

13 Comments on "The $10K a Month Job Opportunity in Mexico That People Keep Telling Me About"

  1. Hi Paul and Linda, have you done a piece on tipping? We are especially wondering about at the market when someone bags a lot for us or helps us to our car? What’s appropriate? Thanks for your help.
    Ann and Dan

    • We did a post about tipping at all inclusive resorts but not at the grocery store. I actually have the topic of ripping the volunteer baggers on my list of possible topics.

  2. HELL NO!!!!!

  3. I saw the job posting online yesterday and thought it must be offered in pesos. 10K is a pretty nice haul for playing in paradise!

  4. Gerald Bourhis | November 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm | Reply

    Paul, as much as I think you would make an absolute perfect candidate for the position. I and I’m sure many that follow you and Linda on your blog are breathing a sigh of relief. You would be way too busy doing that job to do this blog, which I’m sure keeps you busy enough. Thank you for all you do and provide for so many.

    • I agree that it wouldn’t be possible to that job and keep this blog going at the same time. Of course, that job would pay much better than blogging does…lol.

  5. Some of those videos are so funny! How will they choose I wonder… D

  6. Haha, your response is so funny! I had someone suggest it to me too, I think they miss the point, we aren’t moving to Mexico to make massive quantities of money and work our butts off, exactly the opposite, at least for me! I love the simple life I have, deciding when I want to work and when I want to play. It made me laugh to receive your email today!

  7. That sounds like work. I’m more inclined to do as BTO sang, “I love to work at nothing all day”!

  8. I know something about this. In 2009 the tourist board in Queensland Australia promoted a ‘best job in the world’ search that this one is modeled on. The competition got huge, worldwide attention and 34,000 entries all for someone to come there, live on a tropical island near the Great Barrier Reef for 6 months and promote the heck out of it – for $100K. The winner was a young 20-something Brit who could snorkel, shoot video, blog, sail, use all kinds of social media while being very engaging as a public figure.

    This video is about the contest:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI-rsong4xs
    Here’s an article about the winner:
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/05/06/best.job/index.html

    A few years later the tourist board for the rest of Australia did a similar contest. I’m sure Cancun’s effort will be similar. Beyond expected job skills I suspect any applicant surely has to be competent, energetic, personable…and attractive in a certain kind of way since it is very much a public person PR situation.

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