A Finnish Hotel Is Hiring a Northern Lights Monitor

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The mesmerizing beauty of the aurora borealis is a major tourist attraction up north. It’s such a big event at Finland’s Arctic Snow Hotel that the establishment is looking to hire a professional Northern Lights spotter to track the phenomenon, Travel + Leisure reports.

From December 3 through March 31, the hotel’s “Aurora Borealis monitor” will be responsible for scanning the skies between 11 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. and sounding the “Northern Lights alarm” when the celestial phenomenon makes an appearance. Speaking Finnish is not a prerequisite, but the hotel does ask that applicants know English, have some idea of what the Northern Lights look like, and be adept at "staying awake." It is also recommended that applicants have access to a car, as no local transportation travels to the hotel. The primary qualities they're looking for in candidates are “what you can do, what you are good at, and what you're willing to learn. Attitude counts!” 

Even on a slow night, the Arctic Snow Hotel offers visitors plenty of scenic views at ground level. The rooms are built from actual snow, and a bar and restaurant on the premises are sculpted from ice. Guests looking for a cozier experience can watch the skies from one of their insulated glass igloos, which are popular in the region

Job-seekers with sharp eyes and a high tolerance for subzero temperatures have until September 11 to apply.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

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