Job hunting? This week’s unusual openings.


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

The seven most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Madison, Wis.; Chicago; Sun City Center, Fla.; Tulsa, Okla.; Grand Forks. N.D.; Pittsburgh; and Columbus, Ohio.

1. Scoreboard coordinator
Employer: University of Wisconsin athletic department
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Oversees game-day and event video displays at Camp Randall football stadium and Kohl Center basketball arena from a central control room. (For more information click here.)
Location: Madison, Wis. (pop. 219,843; median family income $71,596), is known as a liberal bastion and the home of the University of Wisconsin’s picturesque main campus.

2. Airline pet attendant
Employer: Pet Airways
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Check in and take care of dogs and cat “pawsengers” for a new startup pet-only airline that starts service July 14 as a subsidiary of Suburban Air Freight, Inc. Attendants will care for animals on the ground and, on a rotating basis with other attendants, in the main cabin on flights. (For more information click here.)
Location: Chicago (pop. 2,740,224; median family income $50,472) is one of four finalists to host the 2016 Olympics and the adopted hometown of President Barack Obama. (The airline, which is based in Delray Beach, Fla., also has openings in Denver, New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Washington/Baltimore.)

3. Retirement community pastry chef
Employer: Aston Gardens
Wages/salary: $38,000 to $42,000
Details: Produce all pastry, bread, and dessert items at luxury senior housing community during third shift (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) (For more information click here.)
Location: Sun City Center, Fla. (pop. 22,000; median family income $47,425), which calls itself “America’s premier retirement community,” is just south of Tampa Bay.

4. Heidelberg pressman
Employer: Printed Products Inc.
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Run a 40-inch Speedmaster printing press. (For more information click here.)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (pop. 384,040; median family income $49,145) was once called the “Oil Capital of the World,” but has moved to diversify its economy in recent years.

5. Night order selector
Employer: US Foodservice/GFG
Wages/salary: $12 to $15.80 an hour
Details: Coordinates accurate and safe selection of food and/or food items from designated locations, assembling orders onto pallets, and loading into trailers for distribution to customers. (For more information click here.)
Location: Grand Forks, N.D. (pop. 50,743; median family income $58,343) is ranked the second least expensive US city in which to own and maintain a car and among the top 10 cheapest for car insurance by Runzheimer International, a specialist in employee mobility services.

6. Shelf management specialist
Employer: Kraft Foods Inc.
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Manages all activities relating to optimizing product assortment and shelf management with retail customers. (For more information click here.)
Location: Pittsburgh (pop. 296,324; median family income $45,708) was built on the shoulders of the steel industry, but in the last decade or two it has transformed its economy to be more reliant on high technology, healthcare, and financial services.

7. Parent involvement manager
Employer: Child Development Council of Franklin County, Inc. (Ohio)
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Responsible for developing and implementing goals, policies, and activities designed to accomplish parent involvement objectives in a Head Start program that serves over 2,400 children and families. (For more information click here.)
Location: Columbus, Ohio (pop. 724,095; median family income $51,284) is not only the Ohio capital, but the state’s largest city, as well as the location of the nation’s largest campus, The Ohio State University, with roughly 52,000 students.

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