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Sub-Saharan Africa Cultural Representative Program

Job ID 445730BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Job Posting Company Disney Parks & Resorts Job Posting Area Disney International Programs Date posted 05/24/2017



The Cultural Representative Program is a twelve-month work experience located at Walt Disney World® Resort, near Orlando, Florida. Participants have the opportunity to share the unique culture and customs of their country with Guests, while working different front line, guest facing roles. Participants must authentically represent one of the countries or regions we have recreated in look and feel at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Countries and regions represented are: Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Southeast Asia (India, Indonesia, Thailand), Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), and United Kingdom.

Sub-Saharan Africa candidates may apply only once a year:

  • Candidates that choose to arrive February, April, or May must interview in August. Interviews will take place in Cape Town, South Africa and Maun, Botswana.
  • Candidates that choose to arrive August or October must interview in January/February. Interviews will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa; Gaborone, Botswana; and Windhoek, Namibia.

Responsibilities

Our Sub-Saharan Africa Cultural Representatives can be placed in one of our four roles. Below are descriptions for each position.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Savanna Guide

  • Engaging Guests in informal conversations on topics such as wildlife, animal behavior, animal care and conservation, as well as your heritage, your individual country and the continent of Africa
  • Delivering formal educational presentations on your culture and the wildlife of Africa (includes storytelling and speaking on microphone)
  • Initiating conversations with small and large groups of people
  • Leading a variety of cultural and animal related activities for Guests of all ages, including families with young children
  • Adjusting conversation content to a variety of age levels
  • Increasing your knowledge regarding wildlife and conservation-related issues and sharing it with Guests
  • Ensuring Guest safety in animal viewing areas
  • Providing resort and park information to Guests

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Food and Beverage Seater

  • Utilizing a computerized reservation system for seating Guests in restaurant
  • Escorting Guests to tables
  • Setting and stocking tables, carts, and restaurants side stations
  • Cash handling - manual and using computerized registers
  • Leading a variety of cultural activities such as cookie decorating, face painting, drawing, storytelling, and tours
  • Delivering formal educational presentations showcasing the restaurant theme and African culinary
  • Bussing tables, cleaning kitchen and counter equipment, emptying trash cans
  • Heavy lifting

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park – Themed Lobby Greeter

  • Proactively greeting every Guest that enters or leaves the resort with a traditional African Greeting
  • Enhancing Guests' cultural awareness through stories about your country and African heritage
  • Leading a variety of cultural activities such as drumming, face painting, drawing, and tours
  • Adjusting conversation content to a variety of age levels
  • Initiating conversations with small and large groups of people
  • Paying special attention to each and every child to create a lasting impression
  • Providing resort and park information to Guests
  • Maintaining Guest areas Show Ready

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park - Park Greeter

  • Delivering both formal and informal presentations on your country's culture, geography, and people, as well as Africa’s wildlife and conservation efforts
  • Engaging families with young children as part of the park-wide Wilderness Explorers program
  • Initiating conversations about your culture and the continent of Africa with Guests of all ages in a fast-paced theme park environment
  • Increasing your knowledge regarding wildlife and conservation-related issues and sharing it with Guests
  • Providing park information to Guests
Learn more about our roles on our Disney International Programs Facebook page..

Basic Qualifications

To be eligible to apply for the Sub-Saharan Africa Cultural Representative Program, you MUST:
  • Speak English fluently.
  • Be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Be able to authentically represent Sub-Saharan Africa region: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • You must be fully available to work Sunday through Saturday, including days and nights, holidays and overtime.

Candidates are required to attend a presentation and in-person interview in Botswana, Maun on Thursday, August 24th or in South Africa, Cape Town on Saturday, August 26th of 2017.


You are required to upload your Resume/CV and Cover Letter in PDF or Word format for this job application.

Former program participants MUST WAIT 15 months from your program end date to apply for a new program.



Company Overview

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

Pay rate: Cast Members will earn an hourly rate of pay starting at $10.00 per hour depending on the role they are selected to perform.

We strongly encourage candidates to explore www.disneyinternationalprograms.com prior to submitting an application.



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