Only bookworms need apply.
Luxury resort Soneva Fushi is looking for someone to take over its beach bookshop, so if your favourite thing to do on holiday is to chill beside the beach with a novel, this could be the dream job you’ve been waiting for.
Instead of looking out at dreary grey office blocks and a leaden sky, you’ll be on white sand, gazing out across azure waters in one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.
The Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, best known for its coral reefs, pristine beaches and incredible lagoons.
As the ‘desert island bookseller’, you will be in charge of your own bookshop and able to recommend tourists the most engrossing beach reads.
Philip Blackwell, the man behind this job opportunity, told the Guardian: ‘The pay is derisory but the fringe benefits unparalleled.
‘The role will evolve and it is in part up to you to make the most of this unique opportunity.’
‘It’s a dream job for many people. If I was 25 again I would do it.
‘We want someone on the ground who is creative and inspiring and can maybe get more people to share the pleasure of reading, which is what people enjoy doing on holiday.’
In such an idyllic setting and surrounded by books, we think we could forgive a low wage.
Perks of the job include rubbing shoulders with celebs who frequent the island – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Beckhams, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Madonna, all of whom are fans of the Maldives.
On your days off, you can soak up the sun on the beach, go exploring on a snorkelling session or sip cocktails on the edge of a blue lagoon.
Your duties will include hosting creative writing courses and blogging about your experiences of the island, so aspiring writers are definitely encouraged to apply.
Maybe this job will give you the inspiration you need to write that novel you’ve been talking about for the last five years.
It will definitely provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to share their love of reading and encourage others to immerse themselves in the imaginary world of a good book.
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