Books, Anyone? (Possible Dream Job Alert!)

Good Morning!

Every once in a while I come across a job posting and think, “This is someone’s PERFECT semi-retired life.”

Somewhat predictably, this position is in travel/tourism – one of the three  categories I’ve previously tagged as having seasonal/contract/temporary/part-year positions available.  (Teaching and Taxes are the other two.)

But, if cruising ships and reading set your heart aflutter, check out this position with Holland America as a ship Librarian:

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Job Description
Do you have a fun, independent and outgoing personality who loves to read and be in a library? Are you the person your friends and family come to with tech issues with their iPad, Android, Windows phone? Then a job as Librarian onboard a Holland America ship might be the perfect job for you.
Required Skills
  • Responsible for the operation, organization and appearance of the Explorations Café.
  • Checks in/out books, DVDs and related materials.
  • Responsible for organizing books, restocking shelves, maintain board games, puzzles, crossword pads, and newspapers for guests. Manages the replacement of lost and missing items.
  • First line of support and guidance for all guest Internet related matters.
  • Assist guests with Internet package to help improve revenue onboard.
  • Complies with all company operational procedures.
  • Successfully completes all required training programs.
  • Performs ship’s safety functions as required.
Required Experience
  • Previous hospitality or guest service experience.
  • Strong socializing skills.
  • Experience with basic help desk services.
  • Possesses an interest in literature.
  • Ability to relocate, live and work onboard with coworkers for 6 months.
Position Type
Here’s the Link to the Posting
Sigh…makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea.
Bon voyage!

Recovering MBA. Writer. Photographer. Scanner. Learning Addict. Airplane Geek. Teacher. Certification Collector. Serenity Seeker. Semi-retiree in training.