Last year, Wookey Hole had a run a way PR success with a £50,000 job offer for a witch.
The witch was to live in Wookey Hole Caves and entertain tourists. The legend of the Wookey Witch states that she lived in the naturally formed caverns, terrorised the locals but was the turned to stone by the Abbot of Glastonbury. Rumours suggest that the caves may now be haunted.
This year Wookey Hole are looking to repeat their time in the headlines. They are offering £60,000 for a live-in wizard. That’s £10,000 more than they paid to Carole Bohanan to do a similar job. Carole, a former estate agent, beat 300 other finalists, drawn for some 3,000 applications, in a talent contest style audition.
It is likely that the replacement wizard will live in a house for most of the year, moving to the cave during the busy season. He’ll be expected to work with animals and entertain visitors.
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Would you live in a cave and entertain tourists for £60,000 a year?
This blogger has not contacted Wookey Hole to find out why they’re willing to pay the wizard £10,000 more than the witch?
Another question is they they’re seeking a wizard when the legend of Wookey Hole is of a witch. Are they trying to ride the Harry Potter fan wagon? What do you think?
Image credit: Travis Isaacs.