If you’ve ever dreamed of living like a queen, now’s your chance to make at least one part of that fairy tale come true: the Royal Household of England has a job opening for a housekeeping assistant. (Spoiler alert: this fairy tale includes some elements of Cinderella.)
As the online job description duly notes, “this is no standard housekeeping role.” That’s because, besides working in “stunning historic settings” and preparing them for “guests and, of course, the Royal Family,” this is a live-in job. That means you actually eat and sleep, full-time, at Buckingham Palace. You know, the sprawling London abode where Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Kate and the rest of the royal crew are known to hang out regularly.
So how can you snag the job? The description explains that experience in housekeeping is “by no means essential,” but you’ve got to be an excellent team worker, detail-oriented and a good communicator. In return, you get 33 days of holiday, all meals and accommodation provided for, along with other benefits.
Oh, and about that salary: it comes to about $22,000 a year, which may not sound like much, but again: you get to live in Buckingham Palace and casually stumble upon Prince Harry in the library or little George in the nursery. So.
(If mowing the lawns is more your thing than dusting antique vases, there’s also an open spot for a live-in groundsperson, too — just can’t promise quite as many run-ins with royalty at afternoon tea.)
You have until Sept.18 to apply and make (most) of your childhood dreams come true.