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


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.

Want to visit Disney World? You could go every day.

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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