Skip to comments.Wanted: Stonehenge general manager to meet with Druids
Posted on 04/22/2013 6:43:12 AM PDT by Renfield
Only the "brightest and the best" need apply for the £65,000-a-year job to manage the famous attraction, which draws Druids and daytrippers to the prehistoric monument each year.
The tasks will involve meeting with Druid leaders and ensuring the solstice celebrations "aren't in some way compromising the mystery and integrity of the stones", English Heritage said.
The successful candidate will be expected to manage the attraction, which is aligned with the solstice sun, muck in to help the site's one million visitors and lead the monument's 180 staff and volunteers.
Tim Reeve, English Heritage's historic properties director, said: "You could be up at the stones one minute, in outdoor garb trying to help visitors, then you can be back in a state-of-the-art visitors centre. The next time you could be in a suit, representing our site...
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“These aren’t the Druids you’re looking for.”
Just make sure it’s not a muslim. He might have the monument torn down as being “unislamic”.
The funny thing is, I would be very well suited for this job EXCEPT for the “meeting the Druids” part. Druids are nothing but shabby proto-hippies practicing a contrived nineteenth-century “religion”. The actual Druids and their religion ceased to exist at the beginning of the first millenium AD. They were an illiterate people who worked in wood, not stone. The only record we have of their existence comes from the Romans, who most pointedly despised them and eventually wiped them out.
If I got the job, the first thing I’d say to the Druid leader is: “Funny—you don’t look Druish.”
Freaking Druids are no more historically based than a Star Trek convention.
Nice easy job. What’s there to manage? It’s not like the stones need much care and attention.
That’s the last thing that we need around here, A Druish Princess.
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