By Josh Duboff. Photos: Getty Images.
Tired of sitting in a desk all day? Itching to move to a new city? Applied for the job as Kate’s private secretary and been turned down? There is a position on the market that could be perfect for you.
The royal household is looking for someone who can make cushions and curtains (O.K., so this might not be the right job for everyone). You’ll be paid approximately $27,700 a year and be charged with looking after the furnishings in 1,000 (!) rooms in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and St. James’s Palace. Yes, that is correct, you have to keep tabs on one thousand rooms.
But, hey, there are worse ways to spend the workday than cycling through a bunch of extremely fancy rooms in palaces! Per the advertisement, the position—the “Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer” (but you can call it whatever you want on LinkedIn when you get the job)—will entail “maintaining the presentation and functionality of these unique environments,” in an effort to “consistently aim for the highest standards.” Additionally, in the role, the individual will have to take care of “numerous historic items” and make sure that all the rooms are kept in “good condition, fully equipped and stocked.” You need to have “extensive experience,” as well, it should go without saying.
And if the promise of glimpses of corgis and Middletons aren’t enough to have you clicking on the application already (due April 6), let this, from the advertisement, wash over you: “. . . knowing that you're conserving and creating magnificent items that will be enjoyed by future generations will give you the greatest sense of reward.”
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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