Looking for work? This job rocks!

Wanted: Senior management candidate for job in Wiltshire countryside. Must love rocks.

English Heritage has a $99,000-a-year-job available. The conservation organization which oversees English historic buildings and monuments is looking for a general manager to take charge of Stonehenge. Do you think taking care of a circle of ancient rocks sounds like an easy job? It isn’t.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

English Heritage predicts an increase of 1.25 million visitors to Stonehenge by 2016-2017, and they’re looking for a senior manager to oversee renovations of the site’s visitor’s center and exhibition galleries which are expected to be finished in December 2013. The job also includes supervision of the 80 staff members and more than 100 volunteers who work there.

Stonehenge, which dates back to as early as 2,500 B.C., has never employed a general manager before, and English Heritage is seeking someone ”to lead Stonehenge into a new era.” Tim Reeve, historic properties director, told the BBC that new role is important to ensure that ”solstice celebrations aren’t in some way compromising the mystery and integrity of the stones.” He added, “You could be up at the stones one minute, in outdoor garb trying to help visitors, then you can be back in a state-of-the-art visitors’ centre. The next time you could be in a suit, representing our site.”

So, they’re worried about partying Druids messing up the rocks? I could handle that for $99 thou per year. Sign me up.

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6 thoughts on “Looking for work? This job rocks!

  1. Gayle Mills

    I’m not sure this is the job for me. I would have to stand them all up and make sure the circle was perfect. Then there’s the issue of size. Some of them just don’t measure up. How would that look with some of them short and some of them tall. And then there’s the deal with weed-eating around them. I’m very concerned about the chipping away that’s probably occurring. Come to think of it, that’s probably why they’re not the same size. Nope, this isn’t the job for me at all.

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    1. Robin Helm Post author

      So, your OCD would kick in? You’ve seen my house. You know that a few fallen rocks wouldn’t bother me. lol

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  2. Susan Kaye

    I understand it’s a big money maker, so the 99k is probably small potatoes. At the end of the day, you have no real effect on the “product,” and it will certainly outlive you. Kind of like most jobs.

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      1. Susan Kaye

        As Laura tends to remind me, it’s all gonna burn.

        How do I tend to keep from quitting altogether? Oh yeah, stubbornness.

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        1. Robin Helm Post author

          Yep, naked we came into the world and naked we leave it.

          I’m just too stubborn to quit, too. ; )

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Why yes, we DO want a piece of your mind. ;-)

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