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Is Your Kid The Next Chief Play Officer For Toys "R" Us?

The Coolest Job in the country

Imagine a job that allows you to clock in and play with toys all day. Well, it's not too good to be true, though there is one catch: you have to be a KID.

At 14, Alex Thorne is set to retire from his post as Chief Play Officer (CPO), and according to a press release, Toys“R”Us Canada is currently recruiting a confident a 11 to 13 year old to fill Thorne's capable shoes.

Job Description:

  • receive deliveries of the hottest new toys at your doorstep
  • test and play with toys
  • participate in toy training sessions
  • share the latest toy trends online
  • appear in promotional videos
  • attend charitable events
  • represent Toys“R”Us Canada in media appearances across the country

Starting date: December 2015

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm EST on October 4, 2015

“The Chief Play Officer is one of the most coveted jobs in our company. As an integral member of our team, we rely on our CPO for honest opinions and toy reviews to help advise parents and gift-givers on what kids like,” said Toys“R”Us, Canada Vice-President of marketing and store planning, Liz MacDonald.

“If you have a child who is passionate about toys, outgoing and comfortable on camera, we want to hear from you. We are always impressed with the creativity and energy of the kids who apply and can’t wait to see this year’s entries.”

As for Thorne, he simply described his role as "awesome" and the "coolest job in Canada."

Parents, if you think your kid has what it takes to be the next CPO, apply at Applicants will need to submit a short video describing their favourite toys and why they are the best candidate for the job. 

Finalists will be invited to an in-person interview and audition, before judges award the selected candidate a one-year contract as Toys“R”Us, Canada’s Chief Play Officer.
It's hard work, but someone's gotta do it! Could that someone be your child?