Dream Job Alert: Get paid £50 an hour to drink mulled wine at Christmas markets

Dream Job Alert: Get paid £50 an hour to drink mulled wine at Christmas markets

A SUITABLY festive job has popped up online for anyone with a taste two familiar Christmas favourites: outdoor markets and copious amounts of mulled wine.

An online exhibition platform is on the hunt for a Christmas Fair Tester, who will be paid £50 an hour to travel around the UK reviewing Christmas markets.

Any and all expenses – including any money forked out for mulled wine and other festive treats – will be covered as a notable perk of the job.

The selected candidate will need to be available to attend up to ten markets from the 6th until the 24th of December, submitting detailed reviews of each, including photographs.

The reviews will be submitted to online exhibition platform ExpoCart, and will be used to help the brand expand into the Christmas market sector next year.


Each review must be around 750 words, contain good photography and be submitted digitally before the 10th of January.

The role is open to any member of the public, as long as they are over the age of 18 years old, have a full UK driving license and a passion for all things Christmas-related. More details can be found here.

The successful candidate must be available to attend a different market up to three times a week, so the job role is perfect for students, retirees, unemployed people or those currently on leave from a full-time position.

The job offer states that the selected candidate will have theirs and their friend’s travel expenses covered, however accommodation will not be covered if they decide to stay in certain locations.

Christmas Market, Belfast, Northern Ireland 2008

The Christmas Fair Tester will only be paid to spend one hour at each market and will be given spending money for their time there.


The brand says that after several years in the exhibition and event product market, it wants to expand into the Christmas market sector and provide festive equipment during the holiday period.

The Christmas Fair Tester’s report will act as invaluable research for the company, so they can see what is currently offered to vendors at markets across the UK.

ExpoCart officials are looking to select the successful candidate next week. The brand says that due to the expected number of submissions, it will only be contacting the selected candidate.

Jasmine Eilfield, co-founder and CPO of ExpoCart, said:

“Christmas markets are one of the most popular attractions in the country, with thousands of people visiting them every day throughout the festive period.

“Obviously we know this is a dream job for a lot of people, so we’re expecting a lot of applications. We’re excited to pick our Christmas Fair Tester and get them enjoying all of the Christmas fairs the UK has to offer!”