A luxury resort in the Bahamas is on the hunt for a CFO but instead of ‘Finance’, the ‘F’ in this job role stands for ‘Flamingo’.
The Baha Mar, which cost £2.48billion to build, announced the new job posting for a Chief Flamingo Officer via social media and those interested can apply via the careers section of the website.
The successful candidate will be put in charge of the hotel’s pink flock of birds, which are due to arrive this spring.
A luxury resort in the Bahamas is on the hunt for a CFO but instead of Finance, the ‘F’ in this job role stands for ‘Flamingo’
To be qualified for the role, applicants must have a degree in zoology or a related field.
Day-to-day tasks will include training the flamingos and making sure they have enough food.
The Chief Flamingo Officer must also help develop a breeding program to ensure a healthy population and they must be prepared to incubate eggs, hand-rear young and attend sick animals in case of emergency.
Along with having the right animal skills, the employee must be good with people.
The Baha Mar, which cost £3.5bn to build, announced the new job posting for a Chief Flamingo Officer via social media and those interested can apply via the careers section of the website
To be qualified for the role, applicants must have a degree in zoology or a related field
The job posting stipulates: ‘[You must be able to] provide dynamic services to ensure guests are “wowed” by Baha Mar’s animal exhibits.’
Currently the hotel has an array of other animals on site including turtles, sting rays and nurse sharks.
These can be found within an area called ‘the sanctuary’ where guests can have close-up encounters with the creatures.
The addition of flamingos will no doubt be a hit with holidaymakers.
The eye-catching birds have become a popular feature on the holiday scene.
Tickled pink: Two bikini-clad holidaymakers feed the flamingos at Renaissance Island, Aruba, in the Caribbean. The tourist on the right, travel blogger anna.everywhere, said that the flamingos weren’t ‘half as excited to see me’
On the island of Aruba, off the coast of Venezuela, guests staying at the five-star Renaissance Resort And Casino on Renaissance Island in May 2017 started a social media frenzy when they posed for selfies with the long-legged waders.
The trend angered many people and one animal campaign group urged tourists not to interact with the animals.
Philip Mansbridge, UK Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw), said at the time: ‘Wildlife selfies are just selfish – especially if the animals in question may not be really living wild and cannot get away.
‘While we are not in a position to say whether or not these particular birds are captive or unable to fly, it is best to keep a safe distance from any wildlife.
‘Ifaw would suggest making sure your selfies are always safe ones – it’s fine to take a photo with your friends where wildlife is part of a more distant backdrop, but not a close-up experience which may cause stress or suffering to the bird or animal.’
Baha Mar’s job will be open to applicants until February 28 – so if you love birds and sunshine, this might be the dream role for you!