If you’ve ever dreamed of getting paid to play with cats, there’s a job opening in England just for you.
A new cat cafe set to open in Manchester is looking for a cafe manager, assistant manager, barista, front of house staff and a cat nanny, reports the Telegraph.
Cat cafes offer feline-loving patrons the chance to enjoy drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi in the company of cats who in turn get human interaction and can often be adopted. The concept originated in Taiwan but grew in popularity in Japan. Only a few cat cafes currently operate in Britain.
Sisters Ellie and Sophie Close, the new cat cafe’s founders, listed the cat nanny position on a Facebook page they started on March 1. They write in the job description for the cat nanny position:
“Your job on a daily basis will include but is not limited to:
- Feeding the cats
- Grooming the cats
- Playing with the cats
- Encouraging and supporting customer interaction with the cats.
- Making sure house rules are being adhered to.
- Cleaning out the litter trays.
- Washing and cleaning bedding.
- Developing games and rearranging furniture to keep the cats environment interesting and new.
- Training Cats
- – Checking up on the physical health of the cats.
- You may also be required to help out on the front desk and serve drinks when required.”
The position, which requires around-the-clock shifts while the restaurant is both open and closed, will pay 7.50 to 8 pounds ($10.50 to $11) an hour.
Ellie, 25, described the idea behind her new venture to the Manchester Evening News late last year:
“We want it to be warm comfy and a good place for stress relief. The cats will live there and will even have a cat nanny. Our cats are ridiculously needy so they like a lot of attention. I bring them to work with me at the moment because they just want to be around people.
“They’ve all got different personalities so the Persian won’t play but loves to be stroked, while some of the others aren’t bothered about relaxing but just love playing. It’s a nice mixture of personalities.”
The cafe is set to open in Manchester’s North Quarter in June. Applications for the job have to be turned in by April 29.