If you’re American, you may think of pubs as a place to gather and have a beer with your buddies on the weekend. But in England, pubs (short for public house) have deep and rich historical and cultural significance — so much so that the Lincolnshire County Council is looking for a “Heritage Project Officer” who will be researching all the pubs on the county’s coast, and will pay the ideal candidate $40,000 to do it.
“The Inns on the Edge project…will involve researching and recording the architectural and social history of public houses along a 50 mile stretch of the Lincolnshire Coast from Grimsby to Boston, to inform their future management and conservation. This is urgently needed to enhance the local historic environment records, raise awareness in response to the threat of pub closures, and help the hospitality sector recover from the pandemic,” the job posting explains.
The position is a one-year pilot program. It requires a degree and a historian’s touch as the right candidate will need to tap into the historical significance and heritage of pubs in the area and “celebrate the value” pubs bring to the community using social media, trails, and, at the end of the one-year term, an exhibition.
The salaried position pays $40,000 and offers a pension, benefits package, and “many areas for professional support and development.” The role is a bit removed from beer drinking, but maybe you can sneak in a few along the way.