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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Castle has help wanted for a "Dragonologist"

Are you an unemployed Dragonologist? Look no further. is advertising this position in Warwick, England:

Consultant Dragonologist

Following the launch of Warwick Castle’s new attraction, Merlin: The Dragon Tower in April, it will be the responsibility of the resident dragonologist to ensure all elements associated with the dragon onsite (from the attraction to associated press materials and Castle staff) measure up to the required standard.​

• Acting within the role of consultant – the resident dragonologist would be required to demonstrate their knowledge to ensure all elements of Merlin: The Dragon Tower (set to be opened to the public in April) reach the required level of authenticity
• Using their knowledge of dragons and associated mythology, it will be the job of the dragonologist to train all Castle members (including Castle characters) within the realm of dragonology and ensure all staff onsite have the basic foundational knowledge required.​
• It will be the duty of the dragonologist to respond to enquiries from staff and members of the public on any dragon-related issues on an ongoing basis from contract start date.​

• Candidates must demonstrate extensive knowledge of dragon myth and legend, with particular reference to dragon summoning and dragon powers and riddles.​
• The desired candidate will have at least five years’ experience working with or in relation to mythology and folklore preferably dragons and sorcery, although this is not essential and enthusiasm to learn on the job will be noted.​

• The ideal candidate should hold a BA (Hons) degree in Mythology and Folklore to the level of classification Upper First Class Honours or higher.​
• An in-depth knowledge of mythology (specifically dragons, dungeons and sorcery) with accompanying practical experience will also be accepted.​

• Working on a consultative basis, the ideal candidate would be able to respond to all queries within 24 hours and be on call for a specified period of time each week.​
• Throughout bank holidays and the Castle’s busier footfall periods (such as Christmas and the Summer Holidays) the chosen candidate should be able to travel to the Castle at short notice to respond to demand if required.​

• Competitive (negotiable dependent on experience)

• Full access to Warwick Castle and its accompanying grounds
• Family Entertainment Pass to enjoy all attractions within Merlin Entertainments Group (including the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, SEALife and Alton Towers).​


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