The human perception of color is a more complicated phenomenon than it might at first seem. The range of subtleties and complexities in colors is so vast and diverse, it’s extremely rare to actually be able to distinguish between the variety of subtle hues — like eggshell white and off-white or cerulean blue and robin’s egg blue. If you’re one of those people who is truly gifted when it comes to colors, this could be the ideal job.
Behr Paint is looking to hire a “Color Explorer” — someone who loves color and is intrigued by the lesser-known, subtler colors of the palette. The successful applicant will travel the US and Canada in search of color inspiration with the ultimate goal of creating (and naming) a new Behr Paint color.
Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Color and Creative Services at Behr Paint, said in a statement, “People are fascinated by the paint color-naming process. It requires a lot of time and creativity because each name tells a microstory about the specific shade. Our color experts travel the globe tracking down emerging color trends, and we’re excited to give our Behr Color Explorer a glimpse into this process by sending them on a search for new, dynamic hues to add to Behr Paint’s color collection.”
According to the job description, successful applicants can expect to “travel to colorful destinations and events across the US and Canada, capture detailed field notes and photos of the color inspiration discovered at each stop, share your color exploration journey on social media and the Colorfully, BEHR blog, and use your findings to create a name beautiful new Behr Paint colors.”
And the best part — all travel expenses are covered, in addition to a $10,000 stipend.
You must be 21 years old with a valid passport to apply. Simply visit the application page and write about what color inspires you, in 150 words or less, by May 15.