Help Wanted: Must Like Big Stones, Work Well With Druids

Apr 23, 2013
Originally published on April 23, 2013 8:04 pm
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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Now, from the Help Wanted desk here at ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Manager wanted at Stonehenge: Must like big stones and work well with Druids.

CORNISH: OK, that's not the exact wording they used, but English Heritage - which runs Stonehenge and the other U.K. historic sites - is in fact looking for a general manager for the ancient site.

SIEGEL: They're also looking for a part-time solstice manager.

CORNISH: Right. The full-time gig pays almost pays almost $100,000 a year.

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SIEGEL: That's from a PBS show about Stonehenge. We're forced to use that because the people who placed the ad won't talk to us.

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CORNISH: Are you kidding? It's only one of the best known prehistoric monuments in Europe, according to the job posting, with 10 million visitors a year. And they're about to open a new visitor center. Responsibilities include: maintaining the dignity of the stones and meetings with pagan and druid leaders about the solstice celebrations.

SIEGEL: Send your application by May 5th.

What we want to know, of course, is will the new managers answer the overarching question...

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