Cool Jobs Infinity!

A little while ago I found myself advising a reader to keep an angry blog full of her best stories about mean customers so that when she’s out saving all your ungrateful asses as an amazing political science/international affairs-y person in whatever awesome job she gets down the road, she can look back and laugh at how terrible everyone is. And you know what? Even a couple hours later, after some coffee, I still feel like that’s a reasonable suggestion.

Half of getting to the next place in life is surviving your current one. So, you know what? Keep a secret spiral notebook full of the Worst Customers with your coworkers. Play Guess Who I Hate? with your family when you get home (it’s like Twenty Questions, but animal category only, and with more spite!). Watch Bridesmaids with an adult beverage, or cake, or lentils if that’s your jam, or all three, then watch it again with commentary. In the middle of the day if you want!

Do what you’ve gotta do to stay sane and keep going until something better comes along.

Event Assistant

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Event Assistant to support the Event Operations and Special Events team in the Washington office.  The position is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to learn the basics and is interested in a career in event planning.

Exhibitions and Curatorial Assistant

Under the direction of the Exhibition Manager and Head of Collection Information Services and in consultation with Curator of Art and Special Collections and Curator of Manuscripts, functions as Exhibitions and Curatorial Assistant.


The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, in partnership with PECO, the Anti-Defamation League, and Bok Technical High School seek a lead artist who works with photography for the “No Place for Hate” project.  Ideal candidates would have extensive experience using mixed media, photography, and graphic design.  A demonstrated history working with students and/or the community is required.  Artists may apply individually or as a team.

Art Handler

Support and coordinate all property flows and communication flows. Conduct physical handling of property from time of arrival at Christie’s until is sold and released to client/owner or back through the cycle for re-offers.

Director of Interpretive and Creative Services

We seek a Director of Interpretative and Creative Services to maximize existing product lines and create our next generation of innovative, educational, and technologically relevant publications, products, and services. Reporting to the CEO and a key member of our leadership team, this individual will identify and implement projects that both generate revenue and support National Park Service interpretive program initiatives. A collaborative planner and deadline-oriented project manager, the successful candidate will also possess experience driving the development and launch of publications and digital media.

Historic Hotel Manager

The Weaver Hotel is seeking a fulltime manager to be responsible for all operations of this 10-room historic hotel. A lease agreement would also be strongly considered. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Weaver Hotel was recently restored to its original glory as a 1905 railroad hotel.

Lindbergh Project Archivist

Under the supervision of the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Lindbergh Project Archivist is responsible for the arrangement and description of the Lindbergh Picture Collection.

Associate Humor Writer

American Greetings currently is looking for an Associate Humor Writer to join the Editorial Studios at our world headquarters in Cleveland. This is an entry level position which requires aptitude for greeting card writing as demonstrated through successful completion of a writing exercise.

Maps Quality Associate

As a Maps Quality Associate, you will be responsible for protecting the integrity of Google Maps by investigating questionable business practices and misuse of the Local Business Center and other Maps applications.


This position entails producing maps for archaeological and aboriginal traditional land use assessments, some administrative assistance and managing archaeology and traditional land use projects. Position would be three to four days producing maps and one to two days fieldwork.

Board Operator/Show Coordinator

77 WABC in New York City is seeking part-time board operators / show coordinators to work all shifts. A “Board Op / Show Coordinator” oversees technical operations in the control room. Duties include air local / network programs / commercials as per the commercial log; play local elements such as station IDs, promos, liners, rejoins per instruction; set and monitor live stream on; sign on/off transmitter log and take readings every 2 hours, make ISDN connections and change settings; and route audio feeds for remote broadcasts.

Associate Press Secretary

The Associate Press Secretary acts as a liaison between the media team and issue team staff to plan and carry out communication strategies. Also serves as a liaison between the Sierra Club and key media contacts, to develop relationships that advance the Sierra Club’s media coverage, serving regularly as a spokesperson.

Copy Writer

Credit Where Credit Is Due seeks a Writer to generate copy for all CWCID communications including grant proposals and reports, marketing and business development collateral, website and social media content, along with additional content related to media and public relations efforts.

Special Events and Community Engagement Manager

New Avenues for Youth is seeking an experienced non-profit development professional interested in working to fulfill the mission of one of Portland’s most dynamic organizations. Join our talented development team as the Special Events & Community Engagement Manager. Responsibilities include coordinating and executing all aspects of special events, managing community engagement programs to further promote awareness of homeless youth issues in the community, and managing the agency’s volunteer program.

Leadership Gifts Assistant

The Leadership Gifts Assistant provides crucial stewardship to IRC’s highest level donors and prospects, as well as administrative and logistical support, maintaining up-to-date donor information, and assisting in meeting logistics for the Leadership Gifts team. This is a growth position for a person interested in fundraising.

Guest Experience Coordinator

The Guest Experience Coordinator provides supervision for the Associate Team and ensures the high quality and efficient presentation and staffing of all welcome and orientation areas, theaters, exhibitions, and other public spaces.

Program Coordinator

Big Apple Circus seeks a Program Coordinator for Community Programs to work in their corporate office in Brooklyn. The Program Coordinator will handle all routine duties for all programs, including Clown Care, Vaudeville Caravan, Circus After School, Circus of the Senses, and other projects related to Circus For All.

Program Assistant

The Society for the Arts in Healthcare is a rapidly growing non-profit 501(c)3 international membership organization located in Washington, DC. We have a small staff with a global reach and great opportunities for professional development and career advancement. The Society is dedicated to advancing the arts as integral to healthcare. We believe that literary, performing and visual arts and design create a better healthcare experience for patients, families and caregivers.

Web Content Manager

This position is expected to run for one year. Primary responsibility for curating several issue areas sections of the Union of Concerned Scientists website. Working closely with program staff, establishes priorities; plans, writes, and implements engaging web content for a general audience; provides guidance to issue experts writing web content for expert audiences. Ensure all web content adheres to communications/messaging guidelines (content strategy, messaging, tone, style, and editorial guidelines).

Museum Educator

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, dedicated to inspiring children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs, is seeking a Museum Educator to work directly with museum visitors as part of the Education Department. Museum Educators implement programs in the visual and performing arts, science and early childhood in a variety of activity centers.

Research Associate

A Research Associate is sought by Population Action International (PAI), an organization that advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment.


United for a Fair Economy, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a dynamic full-time Organizer for its Responsible Wealth project.

Communities Coordinator

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) seeks outstanding applicants for a Communities Coordinator position who will be based in Southeast Michigan.

Community Gardens Coordinator

Grow Portland is a grassroots nonprofit organization that builds and manages community gardens. The Community Gardens Coordinator will lead the management and expansion of the community gardens program launched in 2010.


Direct and oversee the CMA Foundation’s Cervical Cancer/HPV Project, coordinating the California Cervical Cancer Free Campaign, development of clinical and patient resources and the prevention and treatment of HPV as an STI among college students.

Development Assistant

Part-time position providing administrative support to the development office of Mingei International, a museum of folk art, craft and design located in the center of Balboa Park.

Community Development Manager

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), is a private, non-profit national organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. CCFA sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality, offers a wide range of educational programs for patients and health care professionals, and provides supportive services to patients and family members.

Producer – American History

C-SPAN is seeking one fulltime Producer to research, generate and produce programming for American History TV (AHTV) on all C-SPAN platforms: television, radio, on-line, and social media. Responsibilities include researching and recommending relevant History events for coverage, shooting and editing programs, identifying History events for special live coverage, assisting in the development, production and maintenance of AHTV website and researching primary source American history outlets for archival material.

Fashion Content Editor

Nasty Gal is seeking a Fashion Content Editor who is as excited about our fans as we are! We are looking for a creative, in-the-know manager who is on top of digital and fashion trends, and who also has editorial, creative writing or blogging experience.

Editorial Assistant

Small, creative downtown interactive agency with vibrant culture is looking for a talented individual to work as an editorial/production assistant for a monthly tablet-based consumer publication covering digital culture.

Web Editor

The website editor for Teach For America is responsible for overall content strategy and editorial direction of, a private, password-protected resource for corps members, alumni and staff.

Today’s SEEMS LEGIT is totally legit, in fact the legit postings are often way more fun than the scams. Wouldn’t you like to tell all your friends that your job title is Teen Pregnancy Facilitator? In the words of our friend Tart, “So I could be weed and wine coolers like… professionally? SCORE!”

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By (e)Kelsium

Kelsium lives in Southern California with her partner and collection of almost (almost!) kill-proof plants. She enjoys the beaches, but finds the lack of acceptable bagels distressing. She considers herself an expert in red lipstick and internet rage.

3 replies on “Cool Jobs Infinity!”

One awful, un-air-conditioned summer day at my old job, we started fantasizing about setting up a Celebrity Deathmatch/Thunderdome situation where we could throw all the customers we despised into a cage to let them fight it out for our amusement. We started keeping a list of people who pissed us off – the incontinent regulars who paid in urine-soaked money, the annoying brat who called the police on us for not letting her in after we closed the store, “unknown soldiers” (the same tedious jokes we heard day after day), and even the occasional employee who flipped out and got fired in a blaze of glory. By the time the originators of the list had moved on and abandoned the project, it was well over 20 pages of store stationery, front and back. It kills me that I couldn’t find it before I left that job; reading over it was always good for a laugh.

So yes, I wholeheartedly support blogging about mean customers!

My favourite was the women who would pay for €30 of stuff with a €500 note and then come back the next day to return the stuff, and demand the actual note back. Um, no. Your note is in the bank already, after we made sure it wasn’t counterfeit.

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