IT'S IRELAND'S greatest job offer, as I understand.
One lucky Father Ted fan is in for an absolute treat as an Irish website is offering the chance to become a paid Father Ted critic.
What does that mean exactly? Well, the successful applicant will have three weeks to watch every single episode of Father Ted (although really, who needs that long?!) and write a review of each one.
The plan is for the critic to compile a list of all 25 episodes, ranking them from best to worst-- the fact being that there's no worst episode of the brilliant Channel 4 show means that this could be difficult, but it could be even harder picking the very best one.
(It's got to be Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse, though, right? Or the one with Eoin McLove, or the one in the very very very dark caves, or-- yeah. It'll be difficult. But maybe you'll like the misery.)
The critic's notes and reviews will then be transformed into the ultimate go-to guide to Father Ted on Irish website Meanwhile In Ireland, but the site has reassured potential applicants that the guide will be written up by a staff writer-- so no writing experience is necessary.
The successful Father Ted fan will be paid €11/ £9.50/$12 an hour for the pleasure of watching one of the greatest sitcoms ever created, with expected hours between 4-6 a week and the contract lasting for three weeks.
Best of all, you'll be working remotely-- meaning you can apply from anywhere in the world.
So whether you live on Craggy Island or the Cayman Islands, as long as you're a Ted superfan you're in with a solid chance.
Here's what the company are looking for in an ideal candidate...
- Knowledgeable on TV and film
- Self-confessed Father Ted fanatic
- Analytical and observant
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- Confident working remotely to deadlines
- Partial to the craic (i.e. an understanding of Irish banter)
- Must be 16 or older
- Critic experience (preferable)
Interviews will be held next month on 15 June, meaning you better get working on that application-- you can read more about the process here.
Father Ted fans, get out there and LICK SOME ARSE! ... KICK SOME ARSE!