If you're the kind of person who's working on a puzzle at all times (not just on rainy days when you're stuck at home), listen up: The Strong National Museum of Play in is looking to hire a for six months. Yes, you read that right: You could get paid to put together jigsaw puzzles for a living.
The museum has a collection of 7,500 puzzles from as late as the 1700s — and some of them have missing pieces. According to , the person who gets hired wouldn't complete every puzzle, but rather would do as much of the puzzle as possible to identify the historic image in order to catalog it properly. For this reason, the museum is looking for someone with an understanding of history.
Christopher Bensch, Vice President for Collections at The Strong, explained the ideal candidate to : "It's somebody who's curious and ready to learn. This is a chance to be immersed in a collection unlike any other." If this role hardly sounds like "work" to you, that's good, because Bensch says the position is more about "satisfaction than riches." While the role is more than minimum wage, Bensch says it won't be enough for a new car.
Good thing the job comes with benefits, such as paid time off and medical coverage after 90 days with the company. He says there will also be more opportunities with the museum after the six-month role expires. The ideal applicant will also have a bachelors degree in museum studies, history, humanities or another related field.
Interested? Apply with a cover letter and your resume. Consider it your first puzzle to figure out.