Finland is in dire need of Christmas elves. But, in lieu of the real thing, they'll settle for you, dressed like an elf, spreading yule-tide cheer in the months leading up to the big day. Lapland Safaris, a Finnish travel company, is looking to hire full-time elf impersonators to brighten people's moods during the Christmas season and, honestly, the gig sounds pretty perfect.
The job listing on Lapland's website informs readers:
An Elf is at the same time an entertainer, a guide and a mythical creature of Christmas.
I was meant for this job🎄 https://t.co/qswZ2eVz5K— Katja Spitz (@Katja Spitz)1540215554.0
Applicants should expect to become a "guide and mythical creature" from November 2018 to January 2019, starting with an intense elf-training session at the Arctic Hospitality Academy.
According to the application:
Training includes learning the required elfing and communication skills.
Surely no one with true Christmas spirit will be confused by that.
Born for this...🎄🎅 https://t.co/u9bjaZ3CP9— Kristen Hudak (@Kristen Hudak)1540307380.0
If Lapland choses you after the rigorous elven boot-camp, they will supply you with a shared apartment and a discount at all Lapland-owned stores and restaurants.
You could be a real life Buddy the Elf and get paid for it! https://t.co/aRCeqgEx3G— 961KZQ (@961KZQ)1540253432.0
You may be wondering—what kind of events does an elf facilitate? Some of the classics include "skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and Northern Lights-gazing."
Rethinking my career choices at the moment https://t.co/mVFaecEyRl— lagarto malo 🦎 (@lagarto malo 🦎)1540299760.0
Sound amazing yet? Well, there's one catch: it's gonna get cold.
Elves will get the chance to help pick their destination from a list of cities that includes "Saariselkä, Levi, Rovaniemi, Hetta, Olos, or Ylläs," but no matter where you end up, it's gonna be very VERY chilly.
Might have found a new reason to bust out my elf on the shelf costume https://t.co/Qv0HmFu7dZ— tomhury (@tomhury)1540251900.0
If you want this job, you'd better apply quick because Twitter wants it very badly!
I want to do this too! This looks like fun! Yay! Hannah Saunt this could be a lot of fun. thanks for sharing this https://t.co/W2krCcUyzh— Jerry mader (@Jerry mader)1540312140.0
What a great job! 🎄🌟🎁 https://t.co/1U82rwxKv9— Erin Wike (@Erin Wike)1540261462.0
Shutup, and take my application... https://t.co/KdlimwWSh1— JonesAroundTheWorld (@JonesAroundTheWorld)1540157489.0
I have a new life goal! https://t.co/srsMhHjcXK— Mae (@Mae)1540312048.0