If you spent your childhood dreaming of marvelous medicines, giant peaches, snozzcumbers, and Everlasting Gobstoppers, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire, England has a marvelous opportunity for you. The little museum, which opened in 2005 to commemorate the works of the beloved children’s author and to provide a space for kids to interact with his stories, is currently looking for a few grown-up board members to help out.
The museum is accepting applications for two open board member positions through May 2. The position is open to candidates with a deep love of Dahl’s magical worlds and a background in human resources or finance. Board members are unpaid volunteers who meet four times a year to discuss all of the practical and financial details that ensure the museum can continue to run like clockwork. Not unlike Oompa Loompas, the board members are the behind-the-scenes heroes who keep the magic of the museum alive.
An untraditional museum, the RDMSC strives to be as hands-on and interactive as possible, and offers live storytelling, arts and crafts, and writing events. They also display Dahl’s original scripts, photographs, and letters—and even transported his legendary Writing Hut from his garden to the museum. Their goal, according to the museum website, is “to be an inspirational Museum that encourages children and adults to unlock their imaginations, engage with reading and have a go at creative writing.”
If that sounds like the kind of phizz-whizzing experience you’d like to be a part of, check out the Roald Dahl Museum website job listing for more information.