LONDON — If you’ve ever daydreamed about what it would be like to move in with the Queen, there’s a job with your name on it.
The Royal Household is hiring a live-in housekeeping assistant at Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty’s official London residence.
No more joining the throngs of tourists swarming towards the Palace gates each day, or straining your neck to get a peek at the Changing of the Guard. No more living in a tiny, overpriced flat in some far-flung suburb of the British capital.
Instead, you’ll bring new meaning to “working from home” in the 77,000-square-meter Palace, with its 775 rooms, post office and movie theater. Did we mention there are 40 acres worth of gardens?
If you get the job, you’ll work and live “in stunning historic settings, ensuring that they’re presented to their best for colleagues, guests and, of course, the Royal Family,” according to the job description.
“Aiming for the highest standards,” the ad continues, “you’ll clean and care for interiors and items from carpets and furniture to historic vases and irreplaceable paintings.”
Hospitality experience is not essential, though that would be a bonus. The job pays £16,755 ($22,400) per year plus pension, and all meals are provided, along with a “variety of recreational activities.”
If you’re interested, you’d better act fast. Dozens of people took to social media to announce they were thinking of dropping out of school, or moving to England, to take the job.
And if you’re worried about job satisfaction, don’t be: the Royal Household claims more than 95 percent of their workers feel proud to work there, according the website.
What are you waiting for? The vacancy closes on Sept. 19, so apply here.