More than 300 applications for job with no payFriday, 21 September 2018 10:08
The custodian will not receive a salary, but will move into living quarters consisting of a three-bedroom apartment above the main entrance. The duties entail feeding the peacocks and raising and lowering the castle flags. Most importantly, the custodian is forbidden from leaving the castle in the evening and at night.
Despite some onerous conditions (and the lack of a salary) the advertisement sparked much interest. “In total we have heard from around 300 candidates,” said Tom Deschacht of the Flemish government’s department of culture. “98 of those satisfied the selection criteria.”
The village of Gaasbeek, with a population of only 300, is a part of the commune of Lennik, and has been voted one of the 50 prettiest villages in Flanders. The castle itself is situated in a 50-hectare park.
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