A Finnish Hotel Is Looking To Hire A Northern Lights Monitor
Sounds like a dream job!
If you’re looking for a job that will allow you to cross off an item on your bucket list, well, this is the one for you! As Travel + Leisure points out, the Arctic Snow Hotel in Finland is looking to fill the position of “Aurora Borealis Monitor.”
Since the job listing is in Finnish, let me sum it up for you. Basically, the job is exactly what it sounds like. You’ll be paid to track the weather and have an idea of when the Aurora Borealis will show up in the night sky. You’ll be expected to stay awake from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. watching for it. And when you see it begin to light up the sky, you’ll have the important task of ringing the “Northern Lights Alarm.”
It’s simple stuff, really. All that the hotel asks is that you speak English (though, presumably, also Finnish—or at least be willing to learn some before December?) and have a means of transportation to get to and from the location.
The hotel is known for its rooms made out of snow and its glass igloos. So, I’d say getting to work here definitely seems like a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience.
If hired, you’d work from December to March or April. They’re accepting applications through Sept. 11. Might as well throw your name in the ring, right? Honestly, why not?
I mean, what could it hurt to look at the Northern Lights every single night? Now, that’s a dream job if I’ve ever heard of one.
[h/t: Mental Floss]