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Stonehenge seeks first-ever general manager

April 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- Britain's Stonehenge, a major tourist attraction, will hire its first-ever general manager, English Heritage announced.

The successful candidate will have to keep the prehistoric site running smoothly and present a professional appearance with the Druids and new-agers who regularly visit the landmark.

"It is also important to ensure we keep dignity for the stones, and that the solstice celebrations aren't in some way compromising the mystery and integrity of the stones," English Heritage properties director Tim Reeve told The Daily Telegraph.

Mysterious and mystical, Stonehenge has been used to mark the progress of the sun since about 3,000 B.C.

Its exact original purpose is unknown but it has become a major tourist attraction that annually draws about 1 million visitors and is manned by a staff of 180 employees and volunteers.

The new on-site GM job pays 65,000 pounds ($99,000) a year and only the "brightest and the best" candidates need apply, English Heritage said.

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