If you favour donning your thermals and trekking through the snow, wrapping yourself in blankets and staring up at the night sky over packing in your nine-to-five and moving to the Caribbean, Metro may have found the perfect job for you.
Seriously. This is the definition of a dream job. As long as you don’t mind the cold…
The Arctic SnowHotel, located right in the Arctic Circle, is searching for a Northern Lights spotter. Yup. They’re advertising a job that mostly involves looking at one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world.
The position will require the Northern Lights spotter to, well, spot the Northern Lights.
They’ll need to analyse weather data to predict when the Aurora Borealis will be visible in the night skies, and let guests know when they’re most likely to see them.
When the North Lights do appear, the spotter will need to alert the guests so they can come out and take a look.
They’ll also need to help out with the hotel’s Aurora Alarm Service, which gently wakes up guests when the Northern Lights appear.
Now the only thing holding us back a bit from quitting our jobs and applying for this one immediately is the fact that the hotel hasn’t revealed how much their Northern Lights spotter will be paid. Maybe it’s dependent on how much experience you have looking at the sky.
What we do know, however, is that the successful applicant will get free accommodation in the hotel – in a room made of ice or a glass igloo – throughout the Aurora season, which runs from December to March.
As well as getting paid to look at the sky, whoever gets hired for the position will get to enjoy all sorts of perks, including access to a snow sauna, outdoor hot tubs, and three fancy lakeside restaurants.
They’ll also be able to learn how to ice fish, make ice sculptures, and make snow shoes. Fun.
Of course, this does all mean that if you fancy applying, you’ll need to be able to handle the cold. Not only is it pretty nippy outside, but the rooms themselves are all kept at a temperature of between zero and minus five degrees celsius. So you’ll need to pack some warm PJs.
If this all sounds like your snow-covered dream, you can apply for the position by directly contacting the hotel.
If you’d prefer something a little warmer, we’d recommend going for the sausage expert job. Sounds nice…