Looking For A Career Change in 2018? Move to Florida and Become A Mermaid

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You know the phrase, “Always be yourself unless you can be a mermaid”? Well, now is your chance because you can be a mermaid, provided that you’re an excellent swimmer and are willing to move to Florida. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, located in western Florida, an hour north of Tampa, is hiring a year-round candidate to perform in underwater shows at least four days a week.

Work at Florida’s Oldest Roadside Attraction


Photo: Facebook/Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee is more than just a mark on a roadmap. Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring – the only one of its kind in the world – and one of Florida’s oldest and most unique roadside attractions. For years the fun, family-oriented park has lured in visitors with beautiful mermaids who swim in the cool, clear spring waters, and now you have a chance to be one of them!

Are You Fit Enough to be a Mermaid?


Photo: Facebook/Weeki Wachee Springs

According to WFTS in Tampa Bay, the park will hold a mermaid water audition on Saturday, January 13, at 4:30 p.m. Aspiring mermaids will be tested on their water skills including a timed, 300-yard endurance swim as well as treading water for ten minutes. Anyone who passes open auditions will be invited back for an underwater audition, where they can show they have what it takes to be a Weeki Wachee mermaid. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply and anyone looking to apply must RSVP for an audition spot by emailing [email protected], no later than January 11.

The starting salary for a Weeki Wachee mermaid is $10 an hour and applicants must be able to work a minimum of four days a week. There are currently 17 performing mermaids and three princes.

Since 1947, millions of visitors have been amazed and charmed by the world famous mermaids who inhabit the spring. In addition to live mermaid shows, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park offers a riverboat cruise, animal shows and Florida’s only spring-fed water park, Buccaneer Bay.