Thursday, January 31, 2008

Best job in the curling world?

Have we got a job for you.

Actually, it’s the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee – known as VANOC – that wants someone. Perhaps it could be you.

You have until February 3 – that’s this Sunday, folks – to send your resume in for the job of Coordinator, Curling. And if you love curling, and meet the requirements, it sounds like a dream. The location of gorgeous Vancouver (above) ain’t so bad, either.

You would support the Sport and Venue Planning Manager, Curling – this may or may not be Neil Houston, whom we thought had the more simple yet official title of Curling Manager – by “coordinating projects and initiatives relating to the Curling planning process.”

This involves everything from planning and managing all aspects of all curling events – including the 2009 World Junior Championships and a major wheelchair curling championship – to dealing with field of play preparation, liaising with CCA, WCF and CurlBC, building content for curling publications, and so on. From next month (we guess) right up to and past the Games, ending in March, 2010.

Well? What are you waiting for?

Find this dream job through VANOC’s website, located here (look under “Job Opportunities” at the bottom left) or you can go straight to this quick cached link, right here.

Speaking of Vancouver 2010, longtime Canadian national team coach Jim Waite thinks he’s already got “the best job in the curling world”. Jimmy will be stepping down after the Olys, but he provides a sneak peek into some of the planning underway already.

As in past Olympic years, the CCA has plans to find accommodation for the athlete’s families, and the athletes themselves will spend much of their time away from competition also away from the athlete’s village.

Tomorrow on the blog: big news on the February issue of The Curling News, and a very cool announcement for curling fans ...

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