When you spend £90 million on a permanent exhibition telling the stories of the world’s most famous ship and the people who sailed on her, you could be forgiven for being a little picky with the selection of the guides.
With this in mind, anyone wanting to work as a guide at the new Titanic visitor attraction in Belfast won’t just have to impress with a normal interview and perhaps a few Titanic related facts (hopefully not gleaned from the film), but will instead be put through a three minute audition to find those with the so called “T-Factor”.
[Their terminology not ours!]
Each hopeful will be given a script relating to part of the story, and it will be up to the interviewees to interpret that in much the same way as any actor in an audition. Getting through this doesn’t guarantee a job, but it will be a fairly crucial part of the process.
So if you think you’re the next Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet or even Gloria Stuart (100 year old Rose) then you might have a chance of a job in one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic exhibitions – see the Titanic Belfast web site.
For the rest of us, the exhibition is due to open on the 31st March 2012.