Dream Job Alert: Spread Christmas Cheer Across the Land!
Over the course of the past year, we've brought you news of some dream jobs, from motorcycle and mattress testers, to ninja and pizza chef. This one however, requires a particular set of skills. Skills one would have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make one a nightmare for people like me... Halloween enthusiasts. That job skill set? Christmas enthusiast. Specifically an elf.
Now, before you start booking flights to the North Pole, you need to know a few things. First, there's no airport at the North Pole. You'd have to fly into Alert, Nunavet, Canada, and still walk about 500 miles to get there. Then you'd have to walk 500 more to get back to the airport. By then you'd have walked a little over 1000 miles and probably just fall down at the door. Second of all, the job is actually in Finland. Third of all it's obviously only seasonal. But if you have you an up-to-date passport, about six weeks to spare during the holiday season, and literally more Christmas spirit than the first two Die Hard films combined, this could be a sweet gig for you.
This is all for all Finnish Lapland Safari Locations, but don't worry, you don't need to know Finnish. The training is in English, your primary language would be English, though knowing another European language like French, Spanish or German would be helpful. You'd go train, which according to the job posting, "includes learning the required elfing and communication skills. Knowledge, skills and security are the main principles of the training." Then you get to pick your destination, go be an elf, and spread Christmas cheer, which I understand is best achieved by singing loud for all to hear.
I couldn't find a clip of the singing scene, so here's the snowball fight. Close enough.
If you'd like to be a Christmas Elf in a place that very much resembles the North Pole, then give Lapland Safaris a holler with your resume and Christmas Cheer credentials. This could be a cool gig to have on your resume.