Always a sea view without hire: This can soon be experienced by a new employee of the former British St. Michael Mount Abbey. But the functionality has its drawbacks.
It couldn’t be more idyllic: The British National Trust is looking for an employee to manage St. Michael’s Mount Castle Cornwall. The former abbey from the 12th century is the counterpart to Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy across the English Channel. Similar to the famous parish in France Mount St. Michael is a muddy elevation that can be reached on foot at low tide.
Official residence at the castle
They are looking for the castle officer, as the site is called a tourist attraction, including an official apartment in the castle. Tasks include, among other things, being responsible for the security of the lock and items in it, guiding staff, moving furniture and hanging pictures during cleaning work.
The Castle of Mount St. Michael is a former monastery from the 12th century. (Source: Imago / Richard Bowden)
How much salary a new Castle employee will earn is unclear from the job posting. Castle Steward Duncan Murdoch confirmed in an interview with BBC that you have a sea view from every room. But he also warned: “You can’t have pizza delivered to your doorstep here, you have to be prepared for that.”