Send out the owls: US Quidditch (USQ) is hiring!
No matter whether you’re a Muggle or a half-blood, a Slytherin or Ravenclaw — if you’re passionate about Harry Potter and event planning, you might be able to land this dream gig.
That said, you must be able to travel to USQ events several times a year. Not really a hard sell, though… “Sorry, guys, can’t come to bowling next week; gotta fly to the Quidditch Cup for work.”
If turning that sentence into reality gets you more excited than a chocolate frog, keep reading.
How to Become an Events Manager for US Quidditch
I still don’t really understand how you can play quidditch without flying — but honestly, who cares? This job lets you work from home and pretend Harry Potter is real.
Still TBD whether Cedric Diggory will be one of your coworkers — a girl can dream, right? Speaking of, have you SEEN Neville Longbottom lately? Okay, I digress.
Back to the job.
As the events manager for USQ, you’ll be responsible for “supporting the planning and execution of all USQ events and related programs, including nationals and regional championships.”
The position entails a wide array of duties — everything from event support and logistics to volunteer management and marketing.
Sounds like the perfect gig for someone as well-rounded as a snitch.
To be eligible, you need at least three years of event organizing experience, as well as excellent project management, communications and time-management skills.
Since you’ll be working with volunteers, staff and vendors, you must have the ability to “motivate others” and “form productive relationships.”
It’s “100% remote, with some travel to events throughout the country,” USQ executive director Sarah Woolsey confirmed in an email.
You’ll earn $32,000-$38,000 per year and receive vacation days, paid holidays, health benefits and a professional development allowance.
I don’t know about you, but this job is sounding sweeter than butterbeer.
Heck, I might even apply by sending a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org before Sept. 30, 2016.
P.S. If you know where I can get any black market Felix Felicis beforehand, tweet me…
Your Turn: Do you love Harry Potter? Will you apply for this job?
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.