I’ve read my fair share of odd job postings, but this one might take the cake. Norway is currently seeking someone who would be willing to spend three weeks in the Arctic wilderness spotting polar bears. Yes, that is the job. Three weeks. Bring your music devices.
The governor’s office on the remote northern islands of Svalbard is seeking a polar bear spotter to warn researchers doing projects in the region.
The job starts July 8 and also requires previous experience with the outdoors, good polar bear spotting skills and a competence with firearms. But Helge Solli from the governor’s office says the successful candidate likely won’t have to use a gun “just as long as they have a loud voice” to scare off any bears.
There are an estimated 3,000 polar bears in the Svalbard archipelago, which has a human population of about 2,400.
I’m not really sure about the firearms, but I think if you’ve got good polar bear spotting skills, you’re in!