Have you ever fantasised about serving cocktails to Chris Hemsworth or eavesdropping on Megan and Harry while you put a blanket over the duchess’s knees? Well, now’s your chance – and you’ll even be paid handsomely to do it.
While ‘flight attendant to the rich and famous’ might sound like the premise of a Netflix series, the role is not all glamour and hot air. The right candidate will be expected to embody Netflix values such as “Freedom and Responsibility”. More concretely, they will need to undertake frequent and extended domestic and international travel, involving unsocial hours and weekends.
In addition, the job entails all the usual requirements for flight attendants, such as teamwork, ground duties, pre-flight checks and emergency procedure briefings, lifting up to 13 kilos, as well as the willingness and ability to spend long periods on one’s feet.
The job advert leads not with the grunt work, but with a tempting question: “Do you have a passion for aviation and a desire to work within a dream crew?” But many of those reading the advert could be forgiven for thinking, never mind the crew! After all, the applicant lucky enough to be selected will be rubbing shoulders with high profile passengers on the super mid-sized Netflix plane – a Gulfstream G550.
Unsurprisingly, given the likely celebrity status of passengers, confidentiality is high on the company’s wish list. The person who eventually lands the role will be subject to background checks and will need to prove themselves a model of discretion.
“The Netflix Aviation department provides exceptional, safe, confidential air transportation,” the job advert boasts. Whoever bags the role would need to prove they possess “independent judgement, discretion and outstanding customer service skills”.
In return for all that availability, heavy lifting, time on your feet and diplomacy, the post, based in San Jose, California, comes complete with training and a salary band between $60,000 and $385,000 (€55,000 to €355,555).
Such a wide variation in the pay rate is due to “market indicators”, according to the company, which points out that a range of factors including location as well as “specific job family, background, skills and experience” are taken into consideration when calculating salary packages.