Queen seeks new butler - for just $31k per year

The Queen is in search of a new butler. 

The position of trainee butler at London's Buckingham Palace requires no experience - and that's reflected in the salary. 

Offering $31,000 (£18,850) for the full-time position, the role comes with the option to live in one of the 148 employee bedrooms. 

According to the Palace website, the successful candidate will be "polite, friendly and approachable, and able to communicate with all kinds of people."

"You'll take care of guests from welcome to goodbye. And you'll learn how to deliver functions of all scales, from official lunches to state banquets.

"But it's the extensive back-of-house preparation that ensures success. The basics need to be right. And so you'll learn all the specialist professional skills needed to make sure presentation and delivery is always perfect.

"We seek to deliver perfection, and so you'll need to demonstrate how you pay attention to detail and take pride in your work.

"And above all, you must be absolutely committed to a career in hospitality and keen to learn new skills."

Keeping the palace shipshape would be no small job.  There are 775 rooms in Buckingham Palace, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms. There are 760 windows, which are cleaned every six weeks.

There are a handful of other jobs also going at the Palace - but none that offer the same level of intimacy with the Queen's family and guests.

One particularly unique position up for grabs is that of a Royal 'furniture conservator'. For £24,000 per annum, you'd find yourself "caring for an irreplaceable furniture collection". 

Other jobs include an assistant gardener, demi chef de partie and an historic interiors conservator.

The upside is that working at one of the world's most recognisable addresses, your mail would always find you.

In order to apply for job vacancies at Buckingham Palace, you must be a British citizen or have obtained the legal right to work in the UK.

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