‘Christmas Elf’ Is a Real Job in Finland — Here's How to Apply (Video)
Christmas is a state of mind. And if you can truly embody that state of mind, you might want to apply for a job in Finland.
Finland’s Lapland Safaris is hiring “elves” to work this Christmas season spreading holiday cheer from the North Pole. And if you can put up with the cold temperatures, you may be able to land one of the best seasonal gigs of all time.
An elf could have one of many different responsibilities, including guiding visitors on holiday or leading visitors to buses. “An Elf is at the same time an entertainer, a guide and a mythical creature of Christmas,” the job listing claims.
Lapland is looking to hire elves who are “energetic, outgoing, positive persons with good customer skills.”
Knowledge of languages other than English (especially French, Spanish and German) will make you extra competitive in the North Pole job market.
Ahead of the Christmas season, elves take part in “Arctic Hospitality Guide training.” If hired, you’ll work the holiday season from the end of November 2018 through the beginning of January 2019. Openings are available in Saariselkä, Levi, Rovaniemi, Hetta, Olos and Ylläs.
If you’re looking to go abroad while spreading the Christmas spirit, you'd better send your application off quick.