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Job hunting? This week's most intriguing openings.

By / July 23, 2009

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Pink slips giving you the blues? Here are some of the most unique job offers popping up in today's economy.

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Each week Monitor staffers comb the job listings in search of interesting places to work. The most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Saugus, Mass.; Weymouth, Mass.; Horseheads, N.Y.; Gloucester, Mass.; Las Vegas; and Juneau, Alaska.

Do you like cruises – or white tigers? Read on.

1. Bedding specialist
Employer: Bernie & Phyl's
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Match customers’ bedding needs with items in showroom; put fabrics and colors together; train sales consultants in changes to bedding lineup. (For more information click here.)
Location: Saugus, Mass. (pop. 27,478; median family income $78,983) is featured in Stephen King’s 2006 horror novel “Cell,” which has a scene showing the main characters walking down the town’s “Miracle Mile.”

2. Part-time embroiderer
Employer: Not listed
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Run computerized embroidery machines; pay careful attention to spelling. (For more information click here.)
Location: Weymouth, Mass., (pop. 53,988; median family income $79,120) calls itself a "mature" community, since nearly all of its available land has been developed.

3. Art sales professional
Employer: Plymouth Auctioneering
Wages/salary: $100,000 and up; includes room and board. (For more information click here.)
Details: Host art programs on cruise liners; be able to work for four to six months straight on a luxury cruise ship.
Location: Varies.

4. Blackhawk helicopter mechanic
Employer: Aerotek Aviation
Wages/salary: $23 to $25 an hour
Details: Perform maintenance on UH-60, SH-60, or MH-60 helicopters; must have six or more years of Blackhawk experience. (For more information click here.)
Location: Horseheads, N.Y., (pop. 6,254; median family income $44,971) was where Gen. John Sullivan left thousands of exhausted horses after they had carried heavy military equipment from Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War.

5. Blender/mixer
Employer: Not listed
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Fill 5,000-pound mixer with food ingredients; clean mixer and surrounding area after each batch. (For more information click here.)
Location: Gloucester, Mass., (pop. 30,273; median family income $58,459) says it is America’s oldest fishing port.

6. Las Vegas hotel tour guide
Employer: Mirage Las Vegas
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Give educational tours of the hotel’s dolphin habitat, secret garden, and the white tigers. (For more information click here.)
Location: The county clerk's marriage services office in Las Vegas (pop. 478,434; median family income $50,465) is open until midnight year around.

7. Dance/drill team head coach
Employer: Juneau School District
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Coach teams for Thunder Mountain High School. (For more information click here.)
Location: Juneau, Alaska (pop. 30,850; median family income $88,187) is the only state capital to border another country – Canada.

For last week's offbeat listings click here.

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