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GE Appliances seeks professional grandma to demonstrate its products

US home products supplier GE Appliances is advertising for a professional grandma to demonstrate its cutting edge kitchen technology

The organisation states that it wants to celebrate non-traditional, stylish grandmas, and highlights the need for candidates who represent diversity and can help sustain cultural legacies through food.                  

According to the ad, the job title will be ‘great American grandma’, and the successful candidate would be earning a $50,000 salary as a contracted employee. The working hours would be approximately 10-15 hours per month for the period March 2019 to March 2020. The perks of he job include five brand new GE Appliances kitchen products.

The requirements are quite specific, however. The job advert states that the ideal candidate will be: “A grandma who can make us laugh and hasn’t touched a cookbook in decades…who believes in tradition but is anything but traditional…who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer when asking you if you’re hungry.

The position also calls for smiles, laughs, selfies, videos and social posts, and that the right candidate will be socially engaged and willing to travel.

Prospective candidates are asked to do a video application, but the organisation notes that third party applications will also be accepted: “Friends and family can also submit applications on Grandma’s behalf by submitting interviews with their squeezable, lovable, witty, cantankerous, fashionable, camera-loving, foodie, edgy matriarch.”

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