Happy Friday! It's time for another thrilling installment of Cool Jobs, where we round up the best, most interesting, or just plain weirdest positions now hiring. Think of it as the job equivalent of food porn (with the addition of relevant information like salary and basic responsibilities). And if something catches your eye, guess what? You can always apply!
Click through the slideshow below to explore this week's offerings.
1. Senior Scientist, Toxicology
Average salary: $77,000
Description: The Sr. Scientist, Toxicology will review toxicological, chemical, and clinical data for new and existing products in order to determine that products meet Organizational standards as well as current safety and regulatory requirements.
2. Retail Sales Representative - Hershey's
Average salary: $47,742
Description: The Retail Sales Representative will ensure flawless execution of store level sales and promotion plans with customer retailers in assigned territory. The territory consists of high volume food chain grocers and mass merchandiser customers. The RSR masters retail execution plans by driving incremental sales, implementing and maintaining best-in-class promotional and merchandising strategies, and ensuring 100% distribution on authorized Hershey items across all classes of trade.
3. Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music Faculty
Median salary: $43,362
Description: Responsible for instruction in all general areas of Bluegrass & Traditional Music with emphasis on Instrumental Technique, Studio/Sound Recording and Enhancement and Music Business & Marketing. Must be able to teach individual group lessons as well as facilitate and organize workshops and seminars. Must be willing to balance the demands of full-time instructor with any professional touring or recording activities.
4. Social Media Specialist
Median salary: $41,000
Description: The Social Media Specialist will recommend plans that leverage the social media space while having a solid background in marketing and communications. The candidate will evaluate and grow the company's presence across social media channels, including but not limited to LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Candidate should have experience in leveraging management tools to provide progress reports and mine insights, while finding ways to improve existing metrics through A/B testing and recommendation for new initiatives.
5. TV Broadcast Operator
Average salary: $76,319
Description: WRAL-TV is seeking a person to perform master control and videotape duties in a multi-channel, multi-format and news – intensive environment. This individual will also perform duties in the areas of satellite dish uplink/downlink set-up, and other visual and aural associated duties. The Broadcast Operator will maintain the quality and integrity of microwave, satellite, fiber-optic and broadcast signals, coordinate live shots during the newscast, switch local and network programming, record local and satellite feed materials and communicate with other departments throughout the station.
6. Industrial Engineer
Average salary: $82,100
Description: Analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards, establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product. Support current and develop new manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization. Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities. Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards. Study operations sequences and material flows to determine worker functions and responsibilities. Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools and computer.
7. Large Animal Team Leader
Average salary: $78,000
Description: Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Large Animal Team Leader (Laboratory Animal Technician) will perform as work floor leaders, and provide technical and husbandry services. Primary responsibilities include supervision of floor technicians, scheduling procedure rooms, husbandry room activities, storage rooms and adhering to all SOPs. Team Leaders will be responsible for maintaining an updated list of active protocols per respective floor and keeping a current log of research activities. Team Leaders must demonstrate the ability to interact with investigators and have experience with the type of research specific to the facility.
8. Director, Behavioral Health
Median salary: $107,257
Description: Enhance member satisfaction through integration of quality physical and behavioral health care. Ensure that the Mainstream Behavioral Health program is fully integrated into the Plan's operations. Work with vendor management and community program coordinators to: 1) effectively oversee Beacon Health Services; 2) a comprehensive network of providers that deliver fully accessible and timely services; 3) execute programs that assure successful, culturally competent care and partnerships with community program providers; and 4) Develop and implement strategies designed to assure quality and efficiency of clinical management functions.