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Any interest in going to space before the end of the year? Unfortunately, if you’re not a billionaire or former Star Trek actor, that’s probably not going to happen. But, you can do the next best thing: Get paid to watch a bunch of space movies. Here’s how to do that.
What the job entails
The position is with MRO Electric, and, as you’ve probably guessed, involves watching movies about or that take place in outer space. Specifically, you’ll need to sit through each of this 12 films over the course of one month:
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- The Martian
- Hidden Figures
- Apollo 13
- First Man
- The Right Stuff
- October Sky
In addition to that, the successful applicant will be provided with a worksheet to complete for each movie, where they’ll need to take notes and track specific details. All of the tasks must be completed by December 23, 2021, after which the person will receive a payment of $1,000. Then, MRO Electric will incorporate the person’s responses from the worksheets into a blog post to be published on their website.
How to apply
In order to apply for the role, you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and ideally, have:
- Overall enthusiasm for space travel
- Love for movies, especially the science fiction genre
- Strong attention to detail
- The ability and availability to watch 12 movies within one month’s time
To apply, fill out the form at the bottom of this page, including describing why you’re the perfect person for this role. “Applicants’ level of enthusiasm for space travel, movies, and science fiction will be a strong factor for consideration, so provide what you need to demonstrate how and why you love these subjects the most,” the job posting says.
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Applications must be received by Friday, November 26, 2021, and the successful candidate will be notified by December 2, 2021.