We can still fondly remember our childhood days on the bus, riding to school with the latest installment of the American Girls stories planted firmly in our laps: From Molly to Samantha to Felicity and Kirsten, the girls’ tales of resilience, strength, courage, and friendship captivated us completely during an otherwise arduous commute.
Bustle has just discovered the dream job for any girl who can relate: The iconic company is seeking a “researcher” to help “ensure [the historical] accuracy and authenticity of its newest American Girl characters.”
As any fan knows, the time periods and historical happenings associated with each American Girl doll are a huge part of what helps define them — Molly, for instance, helps teach young women about how people lived during wartime as a child growing up in World War II, while Addy, who escapes plantation life as a fugitive slave, serves to educate about such heavy topics as racism and prejudice.
The research you do for the job will ultimately help the brand create factual, relatable characters (such as Melody, its new civil rights doll), and will be seen in all its marketable assets, from the doll, books, and movies, to its games, web content, and retail displays.
Interested parties much have a Bachelor’s degree in history or similar, three or more years of experience with research, and slam dunk communication skills.
Sound like you? Head over to the Mattel’s career page to apply — we’ll be rooting for you!
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