Wanted: Polar Bear Spotter. Must Be Loud.
A young polar bear on the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada in November waiting for the sea ice to re-form.
Credit: Copyright Andrew Derocher, Univeristy of Alberta.

If you're good at yelling and don't mind spending the summer on a remote Arctic island, Norway has a job for you. Oh yeah, and you also have to be comfortable in the vicinity of polar bears.

The Norwegian government is looking for a polar bear spotter on Svalbard, whose 2,400 human residents are outnumbered by its 3,000 polar bears, according to the Associated Press. The job starts on July 8 and involves spotting polar bears to warn researchers doing work in the area.  

To qualify, you must have previous experience outdoors, good bear-spotting chops and experience with firearms. But Helge Solli from the governor's office told the AP that the the successful candidate likely won't have to use a gun "just as long as they have a loud voice" to scare off any polar bears.

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