Job hunting? This week's unusual openings

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Every week, Monitor staffers comb the job listings in search of interesting places to work.

The eight most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Greensboro, Vt.; Salt Lake City; Albion, N.Y.; Oakland, Calif.; Ridgeland, S.C.; Seattle; Palatka, Fla.; and Columbia, Md.

1. Circus tour wardrobe supervisor
Employer: Circus Smirkus
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Plan for the safe and efficient storage and transport of costumes while on tour; launder, dry, and iron all costumes on a daily basis or as needed. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Greensboro, Vt., (pop. 770; median family income $45,000) is headquarters for the circus, including the summer Big Top Tour. Circus Smirkus is a nonprofit group that trains 10- to 18-year-olds in the circus arts.

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2. Ice cream maker
Employer: Dreyer’s
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Set up, monitor, adjust, and service equipment as necessary to maintain product, quality, and safety specifications. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Salt Lake City (pop. 180,651; median family income $44,120) sits in the northeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley. Winter ski resorts in the area receive 500 inches of snow annually.

3. Main Street program manager
Employer: Downtown Albion (N.Y.) Revitalization Team
Wages/salary: $30,000 to $40,000
Details: Responsible for coordinating a three-year grant focused on the revitalization of historic downtown. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Albion, N.Y., (pop. 8,042; median family income $39,281) is on the Erie Canal route through western New York.

4. Railroad carman
Employer: Amtrak
Wages/salary: $23.87 an hour
Details: Responsible for the turnaround maintenance of Surfliner, Superliner, and California Cars. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Oakland, Calif. (pop. 397,067; median family income $$54,191) is the fourth busiest container port in the US and the commercial hub of the East Bay.

5. Scalehouse attendant
Employer: Waste Management
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Operate computerized scale at landfill facility; provide assistance to customers entering the facility; and complete statistical reports. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Ridgeland, S.C. (pop. 2,591; median family income $38,047) is the state’s newest waterfront town and a short drive from Hilton Head Island, a popular tourist destination.

6. Military sealift command pumpman
Employer: Military Sealift Fleet Support Command
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Performs work necessary for the safe and proper operation of liquid cargo transfer system. Repairs and rebuilds valves, pumps, and tubes. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Seattle (pop. 594,210; median family income $70,133) is known for its many coffee shops, including the headquarters of the Starbucks chain.

7. Water user analyst
Employer: St. Johns River Water Management District
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Perform complex geospatial/geostatistical analyses to assist in the development of projections of water use and population. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Palatka, Fla. (pop. 10,804; median family income $26,076), is notable for its unchanged, small-town, Southern rural culture. Its inland location means hot, 90-degree days are common from April to October.

8. Visual merchandising coordinator
Employer: L.L. Bean
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Responsible for bringing the company’s “catalog to life” in a new store by supporting corporate merchandising and communications strategies through linkages with advertising, promotions, and product development. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Columbia, Md. (pop. 88,254; median family income $94,966) is an early planned community, opened in 1967 with the intent of eliminating economic and racial divisions. It’s roughly halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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