Tuesday, 7 July 2009

£50,000 job for a witch ...

Wookey Hole is currently witchless

A Job Centre is advertising a "witch" vacancy with tourist site Wookey Hole, in Somerset, for £50,000 a year.

The witch, who has to live in the site's caves, is expected to teach witchcraft and magic.

Wookey Hole staff say the role is straightforward: live in the cave, be a witch and do the things witches do.

The advert for the post, placed in the local press as well as job centres, says applicants must be able to cackle and cannot be allergic to cats.

The job has come up after the previous witch retired from the role.

"We are witchless as the moment so need to get the role filled as soon as possible," said Daniel Medley from the tourist destination.

Read the rest of this article at: BBC News.


laoi gaul~williams said...

how odd~dont know why but it makes me feel a bit...uneasy.

Ancestral Gael said...

Maybe because its perpetuating a stereotype?

I'm uneasy about someone teaching witchcraft and/or wicca and that they are "auditioning" for the new post. What does the audition involve? Souring milk?

Anonymous said...

"Nice work if you can get it . . ." Seems like quite a salary for hanging about playing witch. I only dream of that much money, working my 50 hour weeks teaching school children.