That’s what the SeaQuarium in Rhyl, Wales, is offering. It wants one mermaid (or merman) to swim around with its fish during visitor hours. The applicant needs to wear a half-fish costume, have good hygiene, be a licensed scuba diver, and (here’s the downside) be willing to swim with the sharks.
Oh, and you have to clean the tanks too, so basically you’re a janitor with danger pay.
BBC reports that the company has been “flooded” with applicants, which says something about the state of the economy and the BBC’s sense of humor.
Hopeful merpeople must have their applications in by November 5. If the folks at SeaQuarium read Gadling, they wouldn’t be bothering with trying to hire humans; they’d go to Israel and get one of the real mermaids sighted there.
[Image of A Mermaid by John William Waterhouse, 1901, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons]