A lot of people take temporary jobs over the holiday season to make some extra cash, but this might be the best, and most coveted, holiday job out there. Finland’s Lapland Safaris is looking for Elves this Christmas season to help guide visitors on holiday, lead them to buses, and generally spread Christmas cheer in the Arctic.
According to the job posting, “An Elf is at the same time an entertainer, a guide, and mythical creature of Christmas,” and Elves should be “energetic, outgoing, positive persons with good customer service skills.”
If you really want a leg up on the competition, you should know a language other than English, especially French, Spanish, or German. And don’t worry if you don’t have any prior Elf experience. If chosen, you’ll take part in the “Arctic Hospitality Guide training,” which will include learning necessary Elf communication skills.
Opportunities are currently available in Saariselkä, Levi, Rovaniemi, Hetta, Olos, and Ylläs. And you shouldn’t expect a warm, cozy hearthside experience. You’ll be pretty far north — Lapland is considered the tourist North Pole as the actual North Pole is in the middle of the Arctic ocean — and the job is only for Elves who can handle the cold.
The job runs from the end of November to early January. To submit your name for consideration, fill out the application here. And be sure to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.