phrases it, with "the required mannerisms and persona of a cultured, well-exposed and dignified mentor".
The job will involve imparting the secrets of high society to "ladies, gentlemen and corporate houses" in the Gulf. Suitable candidates (who are "preferably female", although male teachers "may also apply") will demonstrate their social acceptability and general cultivation in a range of ways. No slouchers will be considered: candidates should demonstrate "correct posture". They will also be adept at "making lasting impressions".
The role will involve teaching students to cultivate "dining decorum" across various cultures, and to pronounce menu items from a variety of cuisines. But those teachers looking forward to classroom choruses of "potato, potahto" will be disappointed: Maison Imperiale instruction covers only "luxury and exotic brands and gourmet foods". In case this is insufficiently clear, the advert clarifies: "caviar, etc".
But man cannot live by canap alone. The successful etiquette teacher, therefore, will be able to expound on the history of the afternoon tea. And because petits fours may not be visual treat enough for the crowned heads of Arabia, she will also offer instruction in flower arranging and table dcor.
It is not the first time that TES Jobs has been used to find a teacher who would impart culture and refinement. Last year, a businessman in his thirties advertised for a private tutor - with a salary of more than pound;120,000 a year - to teach English, jazz piano, an appreciation of opera and an understanding of Shakespeare. In other words, a typical day's work at your average comprehensive school.