The Weirdest Jobs at the White House

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A lot goes on at the White House, but you might be surprised at what people are hired to do. Check it out.
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Calligrapher

The White House calligrapher pens cards, notes and other written documents that are often sent to kings or queens in other countries.
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Usher

The White House ushers are responsible for delivering things to and for the president and are often given permission to enter the private residence.
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Chimney Sweep

This might not sound all that weird, but the current White House chimney sweep wears an old style costume like you’d see in Mary Poppins.
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Portrait Artist

This person is hired each time a new president is elected to paint his portrait.
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Barber

That’s right – there is a private barbershop in the White House where the president can have his hair cut.
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Social Aide

These employees attend parties and events to help the guests feel more comfortable.
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The Uniformed Division

This is a sect of the Secret Service and is very dangerous. This group of employees deals with all direct threats to the White House.
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Executive Pastry Chef

Of course the White House has its own chefs, but they pay someone to prepare only pastries.
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Engineer

This person works two floors under the main White House floor and is responsible for caring for priceless documents and artifacts.
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Body Man

The body man is like a personal assistant and friend to the president. He takes care of all of the president’s personal needs.
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