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Erika Owen
August 30, 2016

Imagine a life where your No. 1 job responsibility is finding the Northern Lights.

One lucky person will get to do just this. And not only will they be on the constant hunt for one of the Earth's most beautiful light show, they'll be doing so for an ice hotel in Finland. If that's not a conversation starter, I don't know what is.

The Arctic Snow Hotel—which is actually made of snow and is located near the border of Sweden—is hiring a “Aurora Borealis monitor” for a three- to six-month stint. Aside from being able to speak English and stay up into the wee hours of the night, the monitor will also need to predict forecasted weather patterns for the best guess at where the Northern Lights will show up next.

Whoever gets the job will get to stay in a room at the Arctic Snow Hotel free of charge. That's right: The Northern Lights Monitor will get to stay in a room made of ice or a glass igloo while they spend their nights enjoying stunning Nordic landscape and hunting for what many consider a bucket list experience.

Applications are open until September 11.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen. 

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