I'm asking for a friend, a wizard who until recently worked at the Apothecary in Diagon Alley, but is really interested in banking, like his Muggle cousin who made millions of dollars working for a bank. Anyway, he's trying to stay local in DiagonAlley, and he wants to know if they employ non-goblins before he tries for an interview. Thanks!


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Gringotts offers several jobs opportunities to non-Goblins, but they may not help your friend so much.

  • Dragons

    They say there’s dragons guardin’ the high security vaults
    (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5)

  • Sphinxes

    Dear Sir,
    Am I alone in wondering why Gringott’s Bank has recently (...) I was taken aback to find one of these creatures standing guard outside my own vault on my last visit. (...) As I failed to answer every one of the sphinx’s riddles, I was unable to get past it to my gold.
    -- Mallory Twiddle
    (Daily Prophet 1, "Gripe with Gringott's Bank")

  • Security Trolls

    [Paraphrased:] I would personal prefer the return of dragons or security trolls to the front line at Gringott's Wizarding Bank
    (Daily Prophet 1, "Gripe with Gringott's Bank")

  • Curse-Breakers

    Are you seeking a challenging career involving travel, adventure and substantial, danger-related treasure bonuses? Then consider a position with Gringotts Wizarding Bank, who are currently recruiting Curse-Breakers for thrilling opportunities abroad…
    (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 29)

  • Desk Jobs

    “Is Bill here?” he asked. “I thought he was working in Egypt?” “He applied for a desk job so he could come home and work for the Order,” said Fred.
    (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 12)

  • Dragon Feeders

    Needed by Gringotts Bank. No qualifications necessary. Fireproof robes and balaclava provided. Apply in writing giving names of next of kin. Salary: 7 Galleons per week.
    (Daily Prophet 2, "Classified: Jobs")

  • Management

    Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, denied that he had any plans to take over the running of the Wizarding Bank, Gringotts, when he was elected Minister for Magic five years ago. Fudge has always insisted that he wants nothing more than to ‘co-operate peacefully’ with the guardians of our gold.
    Sources close to the Minister have recently disclosed that Fudge’s dearest ambition is to seize control of the goblin gold supplies and that he will not hesitate to use force if need be.
    “It wouldn’t be the first time, either,” said a Ministry insider. “Cornelius ‘Goblin-Crusher’ Fudge, that’s what his friends call him. If you could hear him when he thinks no one’s listening, oh, he’s always talking about the goblins he’s had done in; he’s had them drowned, he’s had them dropped off buildings, he’s had them poisoned, he’s had them cooked in pies…”
    (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 10)

Of course not all of these jobs would be the best for your friend. He may not be a Dragon, Troll, or Sphinx. He may not be cut out to be working abroad curse-breaking. Your friend may dislike boring desk jobs, or to afraid to feed dragons. In truth Gringotts saves their best jobs for fellow Goblins. However this could change. You may want to show your friend this flyer.

  • Though the quote from the Quibbler proves nothing
    – CHEESE
    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:01
  • How do you make a link to an individual answer?
    – CHEESE
    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:01
  • @CHEESE I use the share button on the bottom of answers. (I still have no idea how to get the link to a comment, though)
    – ibid
    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:03
  • @ibid In the (iOS) app, there's a Share button on comments too, but on the website, I don't believe there is a very simple and intuitive way. (Also, how does the Fudge quote say anything about Gringotts hiring non-goblins for management? It only mentions Fudge denying claims that he was trying to take over the bank by force, as far as I can tell.) Feb 9, 2016 at 2:13
  • @JanusBahsJacquet I included the Fudge one more of as a joke. (That's why I put it last, and didn't bother addressing it in the conclusion.)
    – ibid
    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:44

Yes. The most famous example of a non-Goblin employee at Gringotts is Bill Weasley.

It's referred to several times, but I think the first reference I can find is in Chamber of Secrets chapter 4:

Harry had never met either of them, but knew that Charlie was in Romania, studying dragons, and Bill in Egypt, working for the wizards’ bank, Gringotts.

And fret not if curse-breaking isn't your friend's forte, for they also have desk jobs, which Mr. Weasley transferred to when moving back to Britain during the second struggle against Voldemort.

From Order of the Phoenix, also chapter 4:

‘Is Bill here?’ he asked. ‘I thought he was working in Egypt?’
‘He applied for a desk job so he could come home and work for the Order,’ said Fred. ‘He says he misses the tombs, but,’ he smirked, ‘there are compensations.’

  • Add to this in the movies, we see a security guard approach hermione disguised as bellatrix when they are attempting to infiltrate the bank vaults. Not cannon, but still some supporting material.
    – Escoce
    Feb 8, 2016 at 15:46
  • The first reference is in Philosopher's Stone when Ron tells Harry about his brothers on the Hogwarts Express: "Charlie's in Romania studying dragons, and Bill's in Africa doing something for Gringotts," said Ron.
    – Alex
    Sep 16, 2018 at 21:09

I consider the dragon a non-goblin employee of Gringotts. While it might not be a very well treated employee, I've seen some companies treat their employees worse.

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    I...I mean, my friend...is not a dragon, but that counts. if I know any dragons, i'll tell them
    – CHEESE
    Feb 5, 2016 at 21:24
  • Don't they also have trolls?
    – ThruGog
    Feb 5, 2016 at 21:49
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    My friend is human, guys!
    – CHEESE
    Feb 6, 2016 at 2:22
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    @CHEESE not even a little bit of troll blood?
    – muru
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:05
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    Employees are paid and allowed to leave. That dragon was a slave.
    – RedCaio
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:39

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According to the films at least, they hire human security. Your friend could say he was there for that role if they laugh at him for the banking job.

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    I don't think they're employed by Gringotts. They're placed there by the ministry since the death eater-led ministry didn't trust or respect goblins (or any non-pureblood human)s.
    – RedCaio
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:43
  • Are those things that they carry on their left hips holsters for their wands? The left hip might not be the right place for this (unless all guards happen to be left-handed), but it still looks pretty sweet. Feb 7, 2016 at 15:26
  • @RedCaio - That's an interesting thought. Or do you think maybe Gringotts hired extra security in those troubled times? Hmm, you're probably right though.
    – ThruGog
    Feb 7, 2016 at 20:08
  • @Thomas Jacobs - I think so. Several Death Eater costumes had wand holsters so they certainly existed in the film world. Definitely cool. And personally I think if I had a wand on my left hip I would probably draw it with my right hand. Different feel to a gun.
    – ThruGog
    Feb 7, 2016 at 20:09
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