Occasionally there are job postings for genealogists by the different genealogy companies. A "dream job" (in my mind, at least!) was posted recently by Ancestry.com on their Careers page - see RESEARCH DIRECTOR - ProGenealogists.
My impression of the person who would compete for a "Research Director" at an Ancestry.com subsidiary company, with the required qualifications stated in the job posting, is someone well known in the genealogy industry, with a national presence, with many years of experience as a manager, educator and presenter. I was somewhat amazed by the summary job description:
"The Research Director will be responsible for all genealogical research at ProGenealogists, the official Ancestry.com research firm. The organization seeks an experienced and innovative individual who has a strong passion for genealogical research to communicate with the public while providing support to staff and clients in a corporate setting. The Research Director will design and refine training programs, evaluate research to insure quality, act as a consultant on difficult cases, and serve as lead research asset on the most challenging cases.