Job hunting? This week's most intriguing openings.


Job seekers rejoice. Not only did fewer people file for unemployment benefits last week, intriguing jobs keep popping up.

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 Atlanta; Boston; New York City; Cambridge, Mass.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Los Angeles; Westbrook, Maine; and San Diego, Calif.

Want to make a career out of Halloween? Read on.

1. E-mail manager
Employer: Teavana
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Develop new email strategies and techniques. Maximize click-through rates, deliverability, appearance, and sales. (For more information click here.)
Location: Atlanta (pop. 519,145; median family income $51,835) built in 2005 the world’s largest aquarium, which has more than 8 million gallons of water.

2. Pastry assistant
Employer: L'Espalier
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Work with French restaurant’s team; set new standards for hospitality. (For more information click here.)
Location: Boston (pop. 600,980; median family income $54,463) has 51 institutions of higher education in its metropolitan area.

3. Assistant handbag designer
Employer: Juicy Couture
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Create product boards, research fashion on the Web, recommend and develop new designs. (For more information click here.)
Location: New York City (pop. 8,246,310; median family income $52,913), fearing that tourism and the city’s appeal to businesses were evaporating, created its “I love NY” logo with the iconic heart 32 years ago.

4. Sample sewer
Employer: Volt Workforce Solutions
Wages/salary: $9 an hour
Details: Use sewing machines to make costumes for Halloween accessories manufacturer. (For more information click here.)
Location: San Diego, Calif. (pop. 1,223,400; median family income $53,060) enjoys an average of 201 days per year above 70 degrees.

5. Girl Scout tour consultant
Employer: EF Education
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Support Girl Scout conferences and events; market strategically to the GS community. (For more information click here.)
Location: Cambridge, Mass. (pop. 91,867; median family income $79,533) is home to both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At least 129 of the world’s total 780 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with a university in Cambridge.

6. Master esthetician instructor
Employer: Career Training Services
Wages/salary: $20 to $30 an hour
Details: Teach in esthetics department; minimum of two years in the field of esthetics required. (For more information click here.)
Location: Fredericksburg, Va. (pop. 19,279; median family income $47,148) was the boyhood home of George Washington. Archaeologists recently recovered some remains of his home and the town offers walking tours of the grounds.

7. Prison coach
Employer: Prison Coach
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Provide incarceration preparation for new inmates by coaching them on how to carry out their sentence as free of stress as possible; applicants will not be denied employment on the basis of their criminal history. (For more information click here.)
Location: No city listed.

8. Route skipper
Employer: Cintas
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Cover open routes during vacations and holidays and perform all functions of a service sales representative for the corporate uniform company. (For more information click here.)
Location: Westbrook, Maine (pop. 16,142; median family income $47,120) was once home to the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote “Paul Revere’s Ride” and was the first American to translate Dante’s “The Divine Comedy.”

9. Wig maker
Employer: Small New York company
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Construct wig caps and ventilate lace wigs. (For more information click here.)
Location: New York City (pop. 8,246,310; median family income $52,913), has over 150 venues for theater.

For last week’s offbeat listings click here.

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