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Want to be a butler? How about a dock master? Encore casino has some interesting job postings

The Encore Boston Harbor luxury resort.
The Encore Boston Harbor luxury resort.(David L Ryan/Globe Staff /file 2018)

Looking for a gig?

Or perhaps you want to make a sudden — or drastic — career change, and try your hand at something new.

The Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett is looking for thousands of people to fill a range of jobs ahead of its planned grand opening in June — and some of the positions up for grabs are intriguing.

You might think it’s all the usual cheerful front desk staff and attentive waiters, but it’s also butlers, dock masters, and even handlers for dogs that can sniff out bedbugs.

The casino has been embroiled in controversy and setbacks following sexual misconduct allegations against the company’s former chief executive, Steve Wynn. But it’s still expecting to open this summer and is seeking to hire 5,000 people.

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All the positions, the company said, have been posted online in recent weeks. The company is also hosting several career fair events at the end of February at the Hynes Convention Center, where in-person interviews will be conducted.

Here’s a short list of the more unique job postings for those curious about what’s on the table at Encore:

The Butler

Alfred, bring me the Batmobile!

It’s not a line you’re likely to hear, but Encore is looking for a “Butler,” who will be tasked with mingling with those staying in the casino’s suites.

“A Butler proactively seeks new ways to impress our VIP guests, creates solutions to problems, and reacts to requests, comments, or challenges efficiently and according to company standards,” the post reads. “A Butler is well-organized and conducts him/herself with integrity and accountability at all times.”

The Dock Master

With Encore situated on the banks of the Mystic River, it’s expected that some visitors will arrive at the resort by boat — which means someone needs to be in charge of the maritime traffic.

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To deal with the vessels that will inevitably pull up to the casino’s docks, the company is looking to hire a “Dock Master.”

“The Encore Boston Harbor Dock Master will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Encore Boston Harbor maritime facility comprised of the Water Transportation Dock and the Transient Dock, handling boat reservations, assisting guests on and off the boats, and inspecting, cleaning and preparing boats,” according to the listing.

The Barber and Makeup Artist

Those playing the tables or staying for a few days at the resort during vacation might want to step aside briefly for a little personal care.

That’s why Encore is hoping to hire a barber on-site.

“The Barber ... will be responsible for performing various hair cutting and shaving procedures and techniques for guests,” the listing states.

The casino resort even wants a “Makeup Artist” in the building, providing “makeup application and facial waxing services to guests and responding to guest makeup needs for special events.”

The Sommelier

If you have a passion for fancy wines, Encore would like to have a chat with you.

According to the resort’s website, the company is looking for “driven Wine Professionals” with a few years experience in the field as a wine steward.

“The Encore Boston Harbor Sommelier will be responsible for driving the guest experience through execution of all aspects of Wine Service,” the job opening says. “The Sommelier will work as a supplemental piece of the service team understanding when and where it is necessary to step in and assist.”

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The K-9 Officer

Your sidekick won’t just be sniffing out the bad guys while on the clock with this job.

Encore officials are looking to hire someone who “will be responsible for the handling, upkeep, maintenance, deployment and care of either a K-9 explosive detector dog or bedbug detector dog.”

As part of the job requirement, the K-9 officer will work with security officials to perform sweeps at random and during special events.


Steve Annear can be reached at steve.annear@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear.