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Job searching? This week's unusual offerings.

By / May 29, 2009

Jake Turcotte


Every week, Monitor staffers comb the job listings in search of interesting places to work. The most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Portland, Ore.; Canton, N.Y.; San Diego; Newnan, Ga.; Woodbridge, Va.; Arlington, Wash.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Malibu, Calif.; and Pikeville, Ky.

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1. Yacht rigger
Employer: Schooner Creek Boat Works
Wages/salary: $14 to $22 an hour
Details: Perform rigging work on a wide variety of vessels as well as troubleshoot and repair mast wiring and electronics for a pleasure boat repair company. (For more information click here.)
Location: Portland, Ore. (pop. 541,550; median family income $59,748) is known as the City of Roses and this year’s annual Festival of Roses kicked off Memorial Day weekend and runs for three weeks.

2. Assistant college alpine ski coach
Employer: St. Lawrence University
Wages/salary: $10,450
Details: Assist with the day-to-day operation of a Division III intercollegiate ski team, including assuming some of the recruiting and administrative duties. (For more information, click here.)
Location: Canton, N.Y. (pop. 10,334; median family income $43,819), near the St. Lawrence Seaway, takes its name from Canton, China. It apparently was so named by state land commissioners in 1787 interested in trade routes to the Orient.

3. Campus fire marshal
Employer: University of California, San Diego
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Manages fire prevention and life safety for all existing campus buildings. Supervises fire evacuation exercises and fire drills and reviews plans for large public events. (For more information, click here.)
Location: San Diego (pop. 1.264,263; median family income $72,407), California’s second-largest city, boasts several attractions for family vacationers, including 70 miles of beaches, the renowned San Diego Zoo, and LEGOLAND California.

4. Belly dance instructor
Employer: One Word Productions
Wages/salary: under $10,000
Details: Must be able to teach all levels in camp, workshop, and class settings for an urban dance and fitness studio. (For more information, click here.)
Location: Newnan, Ga. (pop. 21,963; median family income $55,399) is situated 25 miles southwest of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one of the world’s busiest international airports.

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