The Secret Library Encyclopedia

#Magical #Jobs – Coven Leader

Back up, what’s a coven?

Well, my dear Watsons, a coven is a community of supernaturals who get together on Sundays to practice magic (heathens!) Youngsters who are new to magic are taught by their elders and practiced magicians get to experiment with the craft. Better yet, they can all pop down to the pub for a drink afterwards – bring your I.D. Kevin, you 14 years old.

The job of leading a coven doesn’t fall to just anyone. They are elected as the most suitable person to guide the coven in the best direction magically and politically. Once they have been voted into “office,” the coven leader has the unenviable task of keeping the supernatural government informed about the coven’s activities – and the totally enviable task of throwing Christmas parties.

The coven leader’s responsibilities aren’t just to tell people off for borrowing talismans without permission (yeah, Sharon!), but to ensure the safety and peace of mind of the rest of the coven. Keeping everyone as happy as possible while making sure nobody is brewing exploding potions isn’t as easy as it sounds. A good coven leader is patient and kind while maintaining order and keeping their coven in line with governmental and coven laws.


This is definitely one of the coolest but most difficult jobs in the supernatural world. Part teacher, part police officer and part magical overlord!

But it’s not all serious business. Organising spell circles and magical holidays are a great way to keep morale high and get everyone involved in their magical community. Let’s just hope there’s no naked dancing around an open fire in the middle of the woods.

How much fun would you have running your own coven?


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