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This week's Top 8 intriguing job offers

Here's our Top 8 list of intriguing jobs.

By / October 8, 2009

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This week's Top 8 has coast-to-coast flavor. Willing to squat for pay in San Diego? Want to fire up your computer in the service of ethical hacking in Maryland? Got jumping ability? In Atlanta, you could put it to work.

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1. Squatter
Employer: The Lobster Bakers
Wages/salary: Hourly, amount TBD
Details: Required to secure sites for Lobster Bakers’ events. Also be responsible for being at the site when the warehouse arrives with the equipment and set up any stands, canopies, or other equipment.
Location: San Diego (pop. 1,264,263, median family income $72,407) is home to the San Diego Zoo, which has the largest zoo membership in the world with over 250,000 households.

2. Ethical hacker
Employer: Not listed.
Wages/salary: $90,000-$140,000
Details: Expert understanding of system security engineering needed for developing and testing software security tools.
Location: Maryland

3. Colorer for comic book
Employer: “Elliot”
Wages/salary: Volunteer until book is published.
Details: Fast, talented worker needed after last colorer was “to [sic] slow.”
Location: Madison, Wis., (pop. 219,843, median family income $71,596) is the birthplace of actor Chris Farley and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

4. Part-time zombie, etc.
Employer: The Haunting at Halloween Express
Wages/salary: Cash/awards based on nights worked.
Details: Actors needed for new haunted house. Some character parts will be cast for the entire season, but many of the zombie, lunatic ,and pirate positions will be open for nightly assignments, allowing actors a variety of character experiences. Free acting workshops offered throughout September.
Location: Phoenix (pop. 1,440,018, median family income $53,463) is where, in keeping with a state law, it is illegal to hunt camels.

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