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05th Sep 2017

4 Weird And Wonderful Jobs That Are Being Advertised In Dublin Right Now


If trudging into the office each week is becoming more and more of a chore, perhaps a change of scenery is exactly what you need. 

Luckily, the jobs market has been looking up in recent years, with a whole host of interesting career opportunities displayed on sites like Jobbio, Indeed, Gumtree and 

And a few advertised roles caught our eye…

Movie Extra

Actors of Dublin, your time has come. is looking for people to take part in homegrown productions and advertisements. 

They claim to be involved with seven major productions each month and around 20 new ads and videos. 

Now this job doesn’t have an immediate pay-off, as you have to purchase a one year membership to the company for €69.95, but they say if you haven’t been booked for a job within a year, they’ll give you a full refund. 

Membership also includes a free photoshoot and training and the company say they have thousands of people involved in shoots each month. 

Could it be time for your close-up? 

More info here. 

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Ploughing Championships Sales Rep

Looking for a way to see the National Ploughing Championships for free and make money doing it? 

Lightbulb company Solas are looking for a sales rep to promote their products for the three days of the Ploughing, taking place in Screggan, Co Offaly from the 19th-21st September. 

Selling lightbulbs and batteries? Sounds easy enough. 

According to the job description, the ideal candidate will be an outgoing, customer-orientated person with the ability to self-motivate. Pay stands at €9.50 per hour and as the event is only on for three days, could be a great nixer for people in between jobs. 

Apply here.

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Butler’s Tour Guide

This is a seriously cool job opportunity. 

Unleash your inner Willy Wonka and apply to be a tour guide at the Butler’s Chocolate Visitor and Experience Centre, located in Dublin 17. 

The successful candidate will spend their time greeting visitors to the centre, explaining how Butler’s chocolate is made and giving a brief history of the company. (Fingers crossed there’s plenty of chocolate tasting too.)

If you’re a true Butler’s lover, apply here.

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Ever wondered how some of your favourite food gets its flavour? Apparently its a lot more complex than you think. 

A Dublin recruitment agency is searching for a “senior savoury flavourist” and it’s the most intense looking job EVER. 

Candidates are expected to have a background in food science and a “deep appreciation of the processes around food production, flavours, ingredients and compounds.” 

You’ll also need to have worked in the “flavour industry” for more than TEN YEARS already and be able to “imagine life before there even was a box.”

Who knew making the perfect flavour was so difficult? 

To see the full job spec, click here

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While you mightn’t want to discard your current job straight away, there’s no harm in applying for some of Dublin’s wackier career options. You never know, you might just find your calling. 

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