A family wants to pay someone £50,000 to document their kids' lives

A family is looking for a videographer to capture the key moments in their children’s lives and create a childhood documentary that they can gift them when they are adults – and they’re willing to pay £50,000, plus offer rent-free accommodation.

The idea was inspired by the ’63 Up’ and ‘Secret Life of Four Year Olds’ programmes – and they want to create something similar to give to their children on their 18th birthdays.

So, if you’re a talented documentary maker, this role could be perfect for you.

The position, which as mentioned offers a £50,000 salary, free accommodation and also healthcare, is being advertised on Bark.com.

Shortlisted videographers will need to meet the family a few times beforehand to ensure they are a compatible match, and will be subject to security checks and will need to provide examples of previous work.

To ensure candidates are the right fit in all three areas, shortlisted applicants will be asked to join them on a series of family days out.

The family consists of the woman who wrote the email, her husband and their three young sons, aged two, three and seven.

The right candidate will be able to live in the guest house on the family’s property, completely rent free, and will be expected to work in an on-call capacity.

The family are expecting the videographer to film and edit for three days each week, to compile annual films, which will be made into a series that will be gifted to the children when they reach adulthood. The parents would like the documentary to be a ‘sort of digital scrapbook of their childhood, which will fill them with joy and nostalgia’.

Kai Feller, Bark.com co-founder said: ‘We have thousands of Barks through the site everyday, and although this job request is unconventional, we’re keen to help the family find a suitable professional. It seems like a fantastic opportunity for a videographer to create something truly special.

‘The documentation of our lives is not a new phenomenon, given our relationship with our smart devices and how much we share on social media these days. Maybe this trend of collating the special moments in our children’s lives into an edited scrapbook will catch on.’

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