Out of work? This week's top 10 job offers.

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In the summer of the long recession, US jobless claims climbed up this week despite hopes that it would go the other way.

Because it's tough to find a job, 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 Brooklyn, N.Y.; Baltimore; Camden, S.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Crandon, Wis.; Boston; Bethel, Ohio; Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; and Omaha, Neb.

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1. Freelance wig maker
Employer: Arizona Broadway Theater
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Produce custom wigs for three-dimensional life-like figures for prominent museum projects. Must be able to fabricate wigs from historical to contemporary eras. (For more information click here.)
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y., (pop. 2,465,326, median family income $36,188) is New York's most populous borough.

2. Marine mammal aide
Employer: Baltimore National Aquarium
Wages/salary: $10 an hour
Details: Prepare daily animal diets and dispense vitamins; degree in biology or zoology required; scuba certification preferred. (For more information click here.)
Location: Baltimore (pop. 651,154, median family income $35,438) was the site of the first American umbrella factory in 1828.

3. Knitting mechanic
Employer: Covidien
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Responsible for maintaining and repairing knitting machines, including conform knit and finish, back winder, and tensor knit; also assist with warper. (For more information click here.)
Location: Camden, S.C., (pop. 6,682, median family income $53,056) is the state's oldest inland city.

4. Disney specialist
Employer: EcoLab
Wages/salary: $35,000 to $45,000 Details: Address the cleaning and sanitation needs of the restaurants, lodgings, and other institutional food services at the theme park. (For more information click here.)
Location: Orlando, Fla., (pop. 185,951, median family income $40,648) is the fourth most popular city to live in, according to a January Pew survey of where Americans would like to reside.

5. Tribal archivist
Employer: Forest County Potawatomi Community
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Responsible for the appraisal, authentication, editing, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents pertaining to Potawatomi history and culture. (For more information click here.)
Location: Crandon, Wis., (pop. 1,961, median family income $35,260) hosts the world championship for off-road racing each year on Labor Day.

6. Chocolate fountain operator
Employer: Ghiradelli Chocolate Company
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Maintain the proper level of all required ice cream flavors; work as a topper or scooper as needed; keep current on all candy recipes. (For more information click here.)
Location: Orlando, Fla. (pop. 185,951, median family income $40,648) gets more than 50 million tourists every year.

7. Doll hair stylist
Employer: Mattel
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Style dolls' hair when girls bring them into American Girl salon; ability to braid and do ponytails a must. (For more information click here.)
Location: Boston (pop. 609,023, median family income $54,463) always gives its mayors the same license plate number – 576 – which was the number of letters in each name of the first Boston mayor to own a car, James Michael Curley.

8. Saddle Maker
Employer: Tad Coffin Performance Saddles
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Manufacture English jumping saddles for elite, amateur, and professional riders; experience working with leather a plus. (For more information click here.)
Location: Greene County, Va., (pop. 17,964, median family income $48,548) has an antique mall with 220 shops.

9. Amusement park greeter
Employer: WonderWorks
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Greet guests as they enter and communicate critical information about product offerings; preference for candidates who can perform magic tricks, create balloon animals, paint faces, and/or sing and dance. (For more information click here.)
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tenn., (pop. 5,083, median family income $34,505) can swell to a daily population of about 50,000 with visitors.

10. Hay and forage specialist
Employer: Case New Holland
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Complete in-field hay demonstrations and customer clinics for targeted dealers. (For more information click here.)
Location: Omaha, Neb. (pop. 390,007, median family income $50,821) is the hometown of both Marlon Brando and Fred Astaire.

– For last week's offbeat listings click here.

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