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Weird Job Wednesday: The Weird Job Photo Project

This Weird Job Wednesday we’re doing something a little different by taking a look at Nancy Rica Schiff’s photography project “Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations”.

Nancy basically went all over the US for over ten years taking photos of and talking to people with really weird jobs. As this is something clearly rather close to our hearts we decided that this Weird Job Wednesday we would pay tribute to Nancy’s amazing photographs by showing you a few of them right here. If you’ve been an avid Weird Job Wednesday follower you may even recognise a couple of peculiar professions from previous posts:

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Weird Job Wednesday: Alternative Sculptor

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Facts of the Job

Job Title: Alternative Sculptor

Average Pay: Varies

Qualification/Experience Needed: No formal qualification or experience, but demonstrable proof of sculpting abilities will be necessary
When we think of sculpting, the image of Michelangelo’s ‘David’, or Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ typically comes to mind. But for some people, clay and marble just ain’t their cup of tea. Instead they go in search for different materials to realise their artistic dreams. If you find yourself with a wealth of unfulfilled sculpting talent, wishing there was just some other way you could express your creative talent, then have a read about these ‘alternative’ scultpors and see if inspiration strikes.

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Weird Job Wednesday: Professional Queuer

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Facts of the Job

Job Title: Professional Queuer

Average Pay: £10-£20/hr in the UK

Qualification/Experience Needed: Literally none (though the University of Sussex sociology department currently offers a really good module in ‘The Theory and Practice Remaining Entirely Motionless for Extended Periods of Time’ which could set you in good stead)

 

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