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A UK Castle is Hiring A Wizarding Professor To Teach Flying Lessons And Witch Craft

A UK Castle is Hiring A Wizarding Professor To Teach Flying Lessons And Witch Craft

Calling all muggles and wannabe wizards! A castle in Northumberland is recruiting a Wizarding Professor to teach broomstick lessons and witch craft.

Alnwick Castle - which was one of the filming locations in Harry Potter - is on the hunt for a new member of staff who'll teach the next generation of witches and wizards.

According to the job description on the castle's website, the role requires no special qualifications, although knowledge of magic is obvs preferred.

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O.W.L and N.E.W.T qualifications are impressive, although not essential to scoop the position.

You'll know how to handle a broomstick (you'll be teaching flying lessons like Madam Hooch, no biggy) and you'll be comfortable delivering classes on the history and lifestyle of muggles.

In the varied position, you're also required to referee flying matches and issue detentions for those who misuse their magic.

Sounds straightforward enough, right?

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Madam Hooch's flying lesson was filmed at Alnwich Castle (Credit: Harry Potter/Warner Bros)
Madam Hooch's flying lesson was filmed at Alnwich Castle (Credit: Harry Potter/Warner Bros)

The castle is looking for someone who is authoritative, but level-headed and approachable. If you land the role - which is fixed-term from March to October - you'll need to be well-presented at all times and dressed in the appropriate professor cape/robe.

Sound like you? Well, what are you waiting for?! If you want to apply, you'll need to head to the website where you can download an application form.

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You'll also find a link to the *full* job description, which explains the role is also referred to as Historical Interpreter and Performer (now it all makes sense).

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You'll be teaching the next generation of witches and wizards (Credit: Sean Elliott Photography)
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Your actual main duties will include interacting with guests to provide information and knowledge on the history of the castle as well as delivering an array of activities including craft workshops, artillery demonstrations, have-a-go archery and tours.

Broomsticks *will* make an appearance, as broomstick 'training' is also included in the activities list.

When it comes to the job requirements, the ability to speak in front of a large group of people is essential as well as being able to work efficiently as part of a team.

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Do you have what it takes to be a Wizarding Professor? (Credit: Harry Potter/Warner Bros)
Do you have what it takes to be a Wizarding Professor? (Credit: Harry Potter/Warner Bros)

The castle is looking for someone both energetic and enthusiastic, with good communication and interpersonal skills.

The role does require standing for long periods of time - often outside and in a range of weather conditions - and working hours will include evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Perks include being able to practice your magical powers on a daily basis, and you can't really put a price on that, can you?

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To apply, visit the Alnwick Castle website. Applications close at midnight on Saturday 1st February.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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