Sunday, July 31, 2016

Beer Drinking Job

Attention beer lovers! The National Museum of American History is offering a dream job – traveling the country with all expenses paid and drinking brews.
It is a real job and it pays $64,650 (RM260,300) a year.
The Washington DC-based museum – part of the prestigious Smithsonian Institution – wants to hire a beer specialist for three years to taste beer in breweries across the country. Liquid Gold Toastmasters surely qualify!
Susan Evans, the Smithsonian’s director of Food History Programs explained: “Brewing and beer have been an important part of the American experience since before the nation’s founding, and continue to shape industry and community life into the present day”.
The position is responsible for documenting the history of beer brewing in the US of A. The lucky historian would conduct research, write articles and gather archive material for use in exhibits.
Already hordes of interested applicants have expressed interest so much so the museum’s online job site crashed after news about the position got out. According to Evans, they number in the hundreds of thousands.
She added the position “has made a lot of noise because people are very excited that we are interested in something that concerns them (so) much”.
Candidates have until August 10, 2016 to apply. Warning: Competition is expected to be extremely fierce.
Actually, the museum is seeking candidates with advanced degrees as well as evidence of scholarly research, preferably those who specialize in the beer industry. BTW, the job is funded by the Brewer’s Association.
I am also trying to send in my application!
The inaugural SRAM Women’s Squash Invitational (July 27-31, 2016) in Kuala Lumpur saw Nicol David claiming her first title win of the year – although the tournament does not offer any PSA ranking points.
David, who is gearing up for the start of the 2016-2017 PSA season with the defense of her Hong Kong Open title in August, won 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 against India's Joshna Chinappa in the final.
I am happy for her!

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