Still Waiting on Your Hogwarts Acceptance Letter? Check Out this Dream Job
There are Harry Potter fans, and then there are Harry Potter superfans. (If you’re the latter, stick around — we might have a job opportunity for you.)
The distinction between the two?
Well, a fan has probably read all the books, has definitely seen all the movies, and, like, really wants to take a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter someday.
But a superfan? A superfan has worn the covers off the books, dressed up for every midnight movie premiere and identifies strongly with the girl I watched fall to her knees sobbing on opening day of Diagon Alley back when I worked at Universal Studios.
(Also, a superfan still holds a grudge against Queen J.K. herself for killing off their fave, and was there for Matthew Lewis before that iconic #glowup.)
If you do consider yourself a Harry Potter superfan, then it’s time to dust off your wand and have your robe dry-cleaned (is there a spell for doing laundry? Asking for a friend), because it’s time for a transatlantic broom flight.
That’s right: the British Library is looking for a Harry Potter Creative Producer to create a travelling exhibition about The Boy Who Lived.
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OK, so being a super-fan isn’t the only thing you’ll have to have going for you.
The ideal candidate for this project will have proven experience in exhibition project management, including nationwide exhibitions, and will also need prior experience building relationships with libraries and the cultural sector.
In this role, you’ll work with curators and library partners to create a unique Harry Potter panel exhibition that will travel between 21 different Living Knowledge Network partners throughout the United Kingdom.
The application process closes on May 7, and interviews will be held on May 19. There’s also the small (OK, not so small) requirement that you must currently have the right to work in the UK in order to apply.
But if you get the job, you’ll be contracted to work until February 28, 2018 in a part-time role requiring about 28.8 hours of work each week. The salary is £25,600 per annum.
If this sounds like it’s right up your (Diagon) alley, you can apply here. Then you can sit back, relax and wait for an owl to bring you your acceptance letter — er, job offer.
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The exhibition is touted as “one of the most anticipated cultural events of 2017-18.” (Aside from the Quidditch World Cup, of course.)
It will open in London in October of 2017 and will showcase an “extraordinary range” of wizarding books, objects and manuscripts to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
Which sounds like a superfan Potterhead’s delight, if you ask me.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your cauldron in your trunk, kiss your wretched aunt goodbye and head to London — your dreams are exactly one broom flight, one floo trip and a Knight-Bus ride away.
You Turn: Does this sound like your dream job? Or are you vying for a position as the Potions Master at your local wizarding institution?
Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her dream job is as a Trolley Witch on the Hogwarts Express.