Tourism Company in Japan Posts Legit Job Offer for Ninja Master
A Japanese tourism company has posted a legit ad on the job site HelloWork for the position of ninja master, or at least someone qualified to be a ninja dojo instructor.
Twitter user Hojinga shared the job posting on the government-run employment site, according to RocketNews24.
The company looking for said ninja is Koka Tourism Development, Inc., and the right candidate (read: chosen one) will work in Koka City in the Shiga Prefecture, an area known for its ninja heritage.
Here are the job details:
The professional ninja will work in the Koka Ninjutsu Village, which also has a ninja museum, a ninja house equipped with trap doors and other countless secrets, and a ninja training center where visitors can take lessons in nine different ninja arts. The ninja dojo instructor will be teaching these lessons as the new sensei.
The resident ninja will also demonstrate his skills for tourists in performances — climbing stone walls is specifically mentioned under duties.
The job contract is only for three months with the possibility for extension.
Then there is the less glamorous part about being a ninja — ninja shifts go from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour break, and one would work only on weekends and holidays. What a ninja does Monday through Friday is up to him (or her). Pay is also minimum wage, ranging from U.S. $6.35 to $8.50 an hour, and of course you do get worker’s comp. Your commute is also covered. You won’t get rich, but at least you’ll gain valuable experience and be able to network with other ninjas.
Mmm, you could be a part-time ninja … But you’d probably have to keep your normal job.