The Real-life Hogwarts Express Is Hiring a Wizarding Expert
If you can name every member of house Gryffindor, rattle off all the rules of Quidditch, and recite every spell cast by the Hogwarts crew, then we have a job for you.
The North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway Trust in England is currently on the hunt for a few Harry Potter experts willing to volunteer their time to educate the masses on the train’s importance and its strong connection to the book and film series.
In case you’re not a Potterhead, let us explain: Goathland Station, a stop along the historic railway, was featured in the films as “Hogsmeade Station,” part of the Hogwarts Express route.
According to the trust’s job description, this role will “mainly require the successful candidate to be available on a weekday/s to accommodate for school visits.” The other main responsibilities include leading “small to medium-sized groups of Muggles and Wizarding enthusiasts on tours around Goathland station, delivering knowledge on the history of the railway and the station’s association with the Harry Potter franchise.”
The volunteer will work with the education officer to “create an engaging Wizarding itinerary with the aim of group visits and ensuring that they have an enjoyable visit that fulfills any required learning objectives.”
They will also assist the officer in “creating any learning assets to accompany the themed activities, with any relevant support from the Marketing department” and become the public face of the station’s association with the Harry Potter franchise.
As part of the volunteer job, the person will be required to participate in any media or publicity activities “with the support of the Marketing department and Ministry of Magic.”
So, if you have serious Potter knowledge, previous experience working with children, are an excellent public speaker, and have the time to spare, this volunteer opportunity may be right for you. To apply, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details on your skills and experience by June 30.
Then, wait by the door for your letter-carrying owl to arrive with good news.