Harry Potter Exhibit in Boston Now Hiring

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Sep 05, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Back in July we first told you Harry Potter, the Exhibition would be moving to the next stop on the tour to Boston. Now we can report that Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts is hiring workers specifically for the traveling exhibition of props and costumes from the Harry Potter films which will open next month on October 25th. However the six positions open require workers to use an authentic British Accent, as the Museum job listing says:

“Six (6) positions must be in the exhibit at all times. The staff in these six positions must have an authentic British accent at all times! Ideal candidates will have some familiarity of the Harry Potter films, and work well in direct contact with the general public. The Exhibit Host
will work in all six positions, rotating about every hour or so into
another position. Again, all six positions must be in place whenever
the exhibit is open; an authentic British accent will be used at all times.”

“Both full-time (35+ hrs/wk) and part-time (10 to 16 hrs/wk)
temporary Exhibit Hosts are needed to provide the necessary coverage in
this exhibition. The Museum of Science will be hiring for 20+ total
temporary positions.The ideal candidate will have as much schedule flexibility
as possible to work mornings, afternoons, and some evenings, on any
days of the week and weekends, from mid October 2009 through late
February 2010. The exhibit is open every day except Thanksgiving and
Christmas.”

For more on how to apply, click here. Good luck! Thanks so much Jen!





79 Responses to Harry Potter Exhibit in Boston Now Hiring

Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Wow! I wish I could work there. That's so cool! I still need to go to the Chicago one - time's running out );Avatar Imagekellymw says: Its so annoying that harry potter is BRITISH yet america gets all the good stuff like THEME PARKS!!!!!!! UK should get stuff too!!!!!!Avatar ImageProsophules says: Wow, would be awesome to work there. And kellymw, you're quite right actually! :o Nothing against America though.Avatar ImageTheGriff says: Yea i agree! The UK needs some good Potter events. I wish i could get a job like that, it'd be so cool. Avatar Imagekellymw says: Who can i email and moan to JK???Avatar Imagekellymw says: No i agree nothing against the Americans but it is really annoying!!! Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: That's so cool! I wish I lived in the states... And could do a decent British accent... And didn't have going to school to worry about...Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i would work there if i lived anywhere near the exhibit. i hope it comes to DC next because im only about 2.5 hours from there. Avatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: Ah if only I lived near there!Avatar Imagekayzz says: I think it's really funny that you have to fake a British accent to work there. Don't they know that even Dan said all Americans are crap at British accents? But anyway, it would be an amazing job. You'd get to be around the props and talk about Harry Potter day after day all in a British accent...and get paid for it! Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Cool! Workers with British accents? Awesome:]. Wish I could work there, but it's a 3 hour drive and I've got school:[Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: If only I could do a British accent, I would definitely apply. Since I can't, I will have to settle for attending multiple times and telling whoever will listen all I know! ;)Avatar Imagemusicalmuggle says: They're asking for British accents? I'm from Scotland, which is in Britain, yet I doubt they would hire me because of my Scottish (and hence British) accent. I'm sure what they actually mean is an English accent, from England, which is also a seperate country in Britain. Unless they're willing to hire Scottish, northern Irish and Welsh people too, then they should refer to their desired accent as ENGLISH! Sorry! I'll get off my soapbox now :-P Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: If I didn't have to work...and could do a decent Brittish accent..I'd try! LOL ErinAvatar ImageProsophules says: Jen Lindsay, maybe they also hire Scottish, Irisch and Welsh people. You never know!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: That is the coolest job ever!!!! I need to work on my accent just in case they come to my town!!!Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: dude that would be awesome but i dont live in boston. :(Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: @Prosophules I too agree!!! Avatar ImageLinnyish says: I could do that so easily. You know, being an English Potter fan and that. Totally jealous of whoever got that job!Avatar Imagejustanargle says: hahaha, "authentic british accent"!!! that would be soo funny to hear! No affence to americans, but as whole you usually have pretty lame british accents :P lol Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Working in the exhibit would prove to be a wonderful experience! I only wish that I lived in the Boston area and possessed a British accent.Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Me too Kirk, me too. Maybe they'll come to Orlando, that's where everything else Harry Potter seems to be coming and then at least I can see it.Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Oh...I will freely admit, my British accent is terrible! LOL OK...so if one of you wants to stay with me during the exhibit, you can work there! JK! But i am only about 15 minutes from the Boston MOS. ErinAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Nice one Jen... poll posters rule! Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I went, and everyone there had a British accent. I suspected that some of them were fake...Avatar Imagedaharja says: OMG I want to do it! I hope the exhibition comes to New York and asks for the same thing! Talk about a dream job! I always speak in a British accent anyway just for the fun of it. XD I've never had a dream in an American accent, actually. HP has made me think in a British accent. I want them to come to NY next summer, I need a summer job anyway. I would pay to work for that!Avatar Imageskafkas says: I'm not sure how authentic the accents have to be. In Chicago, there were a number of people with pretty poor "British" accents.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: "an authentic British accent at all times!!" :D I'm sorry, that just made me laugh so much! But, then again, I can understand it..it is all about presenting the Harry Potter exhibition in the best way possible, right? Good luck to those who get the job!! And remember.. "an authentic British accent is to be used at all times!!" :DAvatar ImageTheProphecy says: Do you think I could make the hour and a half commute every day? Would totally be worth it. Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: It took me a while to understand the British accent. There were lots of parts I missed and head to rewind to understand when I first started watching HP movies. But it didn't take long. For years now, even when I watch a new movie, I can understand it all perfectly well.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Can't wait until this comes closer to me!!!!Avatar ImagexAnaheyy says: i wish i could go ! awww my British accent sucks hehehe. Practice makes perfect ! :)Avatar ImageFifi says: I think my British accent is OK even though I live in Ireland. Avatar ImageHPfan339 says: i wish i can go there to Boston in winter! itll be cool! Winter - snowing... it'll be like Hogsmeade! *-*Avatar Image42sk8ter says: if only i could do a british accent...Avatar Imagehepburn says: Oh it would be sooo cool to wrk there! :DAvatar Imagetraci1978 says: What a fun job!Avatar ImageLisbry says: Sounds so cool. It's at times like these that I hate the fact that I live in Norway, where practically nothing ever happens involving Potter. At least not that I know of. So that kinda sucks. But it sounds so cool. Wish I could go to one of these things. ^^ Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: When I went to Chicago's exhibit, the only one who had a Bristish accent was the one who introduced us to the exhibit. I'll take that back I think the one who did the sorting hat for a couple of kid's had one. The other people just walked around to make sure we were following the rules. Avatar Imagejuhuudi says: wow that would be soo fun to work there! i wish i could go! :(Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Wow!! If only...Avatar ImageMalfoyluva says: awwww! I live in NY! I hope it comes to NYC! I can so pull off a British accent! :-)Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: lol they wouldnt even have to pay me :)Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I want this job!!!Avatar ImageDawna says: I wish I could do an accent, as I only live 45 minutes away...oh well, I will just ahve to settle for going to it! As far as the "British" accent, I think most Americans cannot tell the differences! Unless they hold an interest in the UK...Avatar ImageBad-Muggle says: Me too Rin68nyr :)Avatar Imageaj_ellybean says: I'm surprised--the UK doesn't have one of these already? I'd love to see this, but there's no way I'd be able to fly up to Boston anytime soon. :(Avatar ImageEllaMinnowPea says: Wow, what a job offer! Now , if it only it was in Pittsburgh...*Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: That would be pretty cool. If only I lived nearer (I'm in the UK) and didn't go to school!! Good luck to everyone who enter's! :)Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahahahahaAvatar Imagemjkalldaway says: I'm not old enough, nor do i have an accent!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Well I'm not British but very neat job. Get a paycheck and hang out around Harry stuff? WowAvatar Imagetayler18 says: haha, thats so funny that you have to use a british accent haha, oh thats so coolAvatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: Some of the people in Chicago had horrible British accents so it really shouldn't be that hard to fake one.....Avatar ImageKatieFab says: Oh man. I have a friend near Boston - I'm definitely gonna need to tell her about this! I've been dying to go to the exhibit in Chicago for AGES now, and I just haven't been able to. I was actually in Chicago earlier this summer, and I STILL wasn't able to visit. Urghh. Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll come to Minneapolis. Hahaha.Avatar ImageLibby says: :( Darn, my brother lives in Boston... Ohh stupid college, getting in the way of all the fun I could be having. lol :)Avatar Imagedobbyis_free says: hahahaha i like how you NEED AN AUTHENTIC BRITISH ACCENT AT ALL TIMES lolAvatar Imagedcsbelle says: I'll be travelling up from NYC for the opening in Boston on Oct.26 with The Group That Shall Not Be Named (HP fans meetup). The HP-MA fan group has graciously invited us to their Halloween party the night before so it should be an excititng weekend for us!Avatar ImageSybilT says: Maybe they do mean all British accents. After all, Professor McGonagall is Scottish and Seamus Finnegan is Irish! I hope the exhibit comes to Philadelphia. They've already had a "Narnia" exhibit and a "Star Trek" exhibit at the Franklin Institute.Avatar ImageH.P.2009 says: I just Went to the exhibit in Chicago today and it was really Good, and i think the British accent adds to it.Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: damn...if only i lived in boston...or had a british accent...or had availablity! lol. it would be a great job!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Some one is going to have a blast.Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Finlry it is close anof Avatar Imagebettb says: Yeah, we in the US get the theme park (can't wait!!), but Britain has the REAL SITES, like King's Cross Station, Glenfinnan Viaduct and the "Hogwarts Express" train, and other filming sites like Alnwick Castle and Lacock Abbey and village. Visit them all, they're fantastic!Avatar ImageEknedah says: I wish I could work there.. Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: omg awesum!! even tho its on another continent i would SO doooo that!!! and its a v good job opertunity!!! uh oh.... no offence to LOADS of americans but only a few do an authentic british accent :S! like english, scottish and irish. :S ! i just hope u are sum of the few!Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: I couldn't do that, my brittish accent sucks. At lest I got to see it! coughthreetimescoughAvatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: Does anyone know where they are going after Boston and how long they will be in Boston? I really hope I can make it since I didn't get to go to the Chicago one. Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: I went to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago to see the HP exhibition. IT WAS SO COOL! I saw loads of props, costumes (and yes, they had Hermione's Yule Ball dress), and I got to throw a Quaffle into the goal hoops!Avatar Imagehiyaharry says: I have an interview, or, as they call it, an "audition", next week... scared crazy about the accent but I've been practicing tons... it would be a dream job, at least until February.Avatar Imageccking says: wish i lived in boston now :( dream job right there!Avatar Imageccking says: wish i lived in boston now :( dream job right there!Avatar Imageccking says: wish i lived in boston now :( dream job right there!

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