Broomstick professor required at Alnwick Castle, muggles need not apply

What are your wizarding skills like and how are you on a broomstick? Well, if the magic has gone out of recruitment for you, why not give this a go.

Alnwick Castle is seeking a ‘wizarding professor’ to join their team for the 2020 season.

The role, available between March and October, will see the successful applicant help support broomstick training, as part of the wizarding curriculum to train the next generation of young wizards and witches.

Responsibilities include leading flying lessons for beginners, teaching witch pottery classes and championing the study of non-wizards to learn more about how they live. Benefits include the opportunity to guide the next generation of wizards and witches, and practise your own magical powers on a daily basis.

But you’ll need to be quick as applications are only open until 1 February 2020. So wave your magic wand and visit

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