Looking for a new job that's a bit out of the ordinary?

We've scoured vacancies available right now across Wales for some of the most unusual and amazing posts up for grabs.

Whether you're a musical prodigy or simply like donning a fancy dress and keeping kids happy, there's a range of roles out there.

Have a gander at some of the jobs we found....

1. Orchestra Director, National Orchestra of Wales

Members of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales Picture: Guy Levy

Based at the famous orchestra’s home in the Wales Millennium Centre, you'll need to have an "in depth understanding of music". And no, aceing Ken Bruce's PopMaster on BBC Radio 2 doesn't count. As well as knowing everything from Beethoven to Bryn Terfel, you will have to have a good knowledge of orchestral repertoire,  as well as conductors and soloists.

And if that wasn't enough - you'll also need excellent business skills among other requirements to lead the the UK’s foremost soundtrack orchestra - which has provided the soundtracks for Doctor Who, Casualty and David Attenborough’s Life Story among others.

To apply click here

2. Outward Bound Trust instructor and senior instructor

The job is based with the Outward Bound Trust in beautiful Aberdovey.

This is a dream job for outdoor adventure types. You’ll work in some of Wales’ most stunning locations; mountains, sea and rivers, introducing young people hem to the great outdoors.

The Outward Bound Trust is looking for instructors to work from its base in Aberdyfi, Gwynedd.

Appropriate qualifications and skills are essential.

You’ll be paid between £19,584 and £31,946 - depending on qualifications and experience - and the positions are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure & Barring Service.

You can apply here

3. Trainee Leakage Engineer – South Wales

No one likes a water leak and this is your chance to be the heroine or hero fixing it.

You’ll need to enjoy working outdoors in all weathers for this one and be willing to do some night work.

RPS group is looking for trainee leakage engineers to join its team in South Wales, working on a Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contract in Carmarthen and Swansea.

The role involves detection, location and reporting of visible and hidden leaks from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s water distribution network.

You’ll be trained to use traditional and electronic leak detection equipment.

To be in with a chance click here

4. Mascot at Folly Farm

Folly Farm is looking for bubbly people full of fun and energy to join its costume character team and give visitors a memorable day out.

A typical day as a mascot assistant includes playing the role of various characters, engaging with guests of all ages around the park, meet and greet sessions and photo opportunities.

You may also be required to do face painting and help out in the fairground too.

As well as needing to be 18 or above previous work in performance or entertainment is also preferred, although not essential.

Prepare yourself though, there’ll be an audition as part of the interview.

As for the jobs, it’s 35 hours a week and during school holidays only.

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5  Technical architect

If you're handy with IT and fancy earning £700 to £745 a day, then a job as a technical architect might be up your street.

Circle Recruitment is looking for someone with a background in architecture delivering cloud computing services.

The advertised post is for a "Government client" in Swansea and is a temporary contract with an initial six months.

To be in with a chance you’ll need a software/application engineering background and be familiar with data security systems designed to protect sensitive data.

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6 National Trust guide and welcome assistant

You could be a guide at Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Carmarthenshire, one of the National Trust's top 10 legendary days out in South West Wales

Guide people down Wales’s own gold mines and into an iconic 18th-century landscape.

The National Trust is looking for full time membership and visitor welcome assistants at Dolaucothi Gold Mines and Dinefwr Park in Carmarthenshire. You’ll earn £8.72 an hour in these full time posts.

To apply click here

7 WRU School Rugby Development Officer

Rugby is improving behaviour and learning in schools says WRU and teachers
Rugby is improving behaviour and learning in schools says WRU and teachers

Fancy spending your day immersed in rugby?

A vacancy has come up for a WRU School Rugby Development Officer at Bassaleg School in Newport,

The school and the WRU want an exceptional candidate to develop and manage all forms of rugby in accordance with its school rugby development plan.

The fixed term, two year contract, starts in September and includes increasing participation in rugby (Union and Touch) amongst all pupils, promoting girls’ rugby and setting up teams.

You’ll also be the link between the WRU, the school, its primary  school partners and local rugby clubs - Whiteheads RFC, Rogerstone RFC, Risca RFC and Machen RFC. You’'ll ave to be quick though, because the closing date for applications is June 19.

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8 FAW referee recruitment and retention officer

They can come in for a bit of stick, but games would turn into chaos without a ref.

The Football Association of Wales is on the lookout for someone to to recruit and retain referees.

Bosses say the ideal candidate would enhance the profile of referees at all levels as well as help develop coaching material for referees.

You’ll need to be a qualified referee with experience of refereeing at the highest level in Wales and have in depth knowledge of the laws of the game.

If this sounds like you the job, which is for 10 hours a week, could be yours.

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9 Exam moderators and examiners

If you're already a teacher or even retired from the profession, being an examiner is sure fire way to earn some extra money.

Exam board the WJEC needs examiners and exam moderators in the following subjects:English Language English language, English literature, film studies, history, media studies, psychology, sociology, global business communication and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

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10 Head of complaints standards

Can you keep a cool head about complaints? If so, this could be the job for you.

The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales investigates complaints from members of the public about unfair treatment or poor service from devolved public bodies in Wales.

It is looking for a head of complaints standards for its new service – the Complaints Standards Authority for Wales. The job comes with a salary of between £42,684 and £46,746. The Closing date to apply is midday on 24 June 2019.

To apply click here