Want To Work For the Queen of England?

She needs a live-in housekeeper at Buckingham Palace, but the pay isn’t great.

By Jessie Schiewe

This could be you so stop playin’. (Photo:   rawpixel   )

This could be you so stop playin’. (Photo: rawpixel)

Looking for a weird job? Here's one that would make any Anglophile convulse with joy : the Queen of England needs a housekeeper.

According to a post on the Royal Household's website, Queen Elizabeth II is looking to hire a "housekeeping assistant" that will work full-time, five days a week, at Buckingham Palace. The annual salary is only about $22k, but includes accommodations on palace grounds and meals. It also has some pretty generous perks, like 33 days of vacation and a 15-percent employer contribution pension program.

Cleaning “historic vases” and “irreplaceable paintings” is part of the job’s description. (Photo:   Debbie Fan   )

Cleaning “historic vases” and “irreplaceable paintings” is part of the job’s description. (Photo: Debbie Fan)

"This is no standard housekeeping role," it says on the job listing — and we don't doubt that. Some of the roles of the gig include taking care of guests and helping out at social events. But if you’ve ever cleaned wealthy people’s homes before, some of the job is probably pretty similar, with tasks like cleaning and caring for “historic vases” and “irreplaceable paintings.”

But even if you don’t have prior housekeeping or hospitality experience you should still apply, the description says. Those skills “would be an advantage but [they are] not essential. We're more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges.”

Apply online before January 1, 2019 to throw your hat in the ring. And if the pay is too low but you still want to work at Buckingham Palace, there are a few more job openings for positions that pay better, including General Catering Assistant and a horse trainer and caretaker at the Royal Mews.


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