Buckingham Palace seeks timekeeper for queen's clocks

Sept. 23, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Buckingham Palace announced it is seeking someone to be responsible for winding the queen's 1,000 clocks for $50,035 per year.

The advertisement on Queen Elizabeth's official website says the Royal Horological Conservator will be based in Buckingham Palace, but will also have to travel to Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Balmoral and Sandringham to make sure all of the monarch's clocks are wound and set to the accurate time, The Mirror reported Monday.

The post-holder will be primarily responsible for resetting the clocks for the time changes in March and October.

The posting says an ideal applicant would be "experienced at working with hand and machine tools" and have the ability to "strip and clean mechanisms, make new parts."

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