The Viking ship “Lofotr” needs a new captain the coming summer. (Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum)
Have you ever dreamed of being Høvedsmann (Captain) on a Viking ship? This summer, you have the opportunity to apply for the position at the Lofotr Viking Museum in the Lofoten archipelago, Northern Norway – if you have the right qualifications.
There are two Viking ships at the museum. “Lofotr” is a full-scale reconstruction of the Gokstad ship dating back to the 800s. Like the original, “Lofotr” is an excellent seagoing ship which has won several regattas.
The reconstructed Viking longhouse at the Lofotr Viking Museum is the largest ever found. (Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum)
Here you will find the job ad translated into English. Notice that there is no requirement to speak Norwegian, but you have to speak two languages – including English or Norwegian.
Høvedsmann Viking Ship
Apply for an exciting and challenging summer job as Høvedsmann in the main season 15 June – 15 August 2015. The Høvedsmann is responsible for preparing and carrying out daily rowing trips with a Viking ship for our guests. It is an advantage if you have experience using a square sail or a boating license. You should master at least two languages. Specify in the application which periods you can work. Minimum application period is two months. You must master Norwegian or English. Only relevant applicants will be contacted.
Workplace: Vestvågøy, Lofoten
Type of employment: Vacation work, Shift work, Part time, Full time
Number of positions: 2
Application deadline: February 16, 2015
Vacancies from: June 15, 2015
Vacancies to: August 15, 2015
Application postal address: Prestegårdsveien 59, 8360 Bøstad, Norway
Mark the envelope “Season 2015”
Contact person: Ole-Martin Hammer, tel. +47 90 11 87 08
You will find the complete job ad here (in Norwegian).
Text by: Thor Lanesskog, ThorNews
Sources: NAV, Lofotr Viking Museum