Here’s how you can live and work at Disney World for an entire year

Here’s how you can live and work at Disney World for an entire year
If you love Disney World, here's how you could live and work there for a year (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you’re a Disney fan and love visiting the happiest place on earth, you’ll probably want to apply for this dream job opportunity.

Applications for the Orlando theme park’s Cultural Representative Program are now open, and UK residents are being encouraged to toss their hat into the ring.

What’s the job?

As a Disney Cultural Representative, you will represent the UK in Disney World’s in-park recreation of the country (the United Kingdom Pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot), and be expected to share our culture and customs with visitors from all over the world.

If successful, you will either work in the food and beverage side of the business, or sell merchandise. You may also be required to entertain children as part of your role.

You will be provided with at least 32 hours of work per week for a total of 12 months.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for the scheme, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Hold a valid passport for the United Kingdom
  • Be available for a full 12 month contract
  • Speak fluent conversational English
  • Have no visible tattoos (face, wrist and hand tattoos are not permitted)

Extensive experience in either the hospitality or retail industries is also beneficial.

What are the benefits?

The job pays $10 per hour, although the hourly rate will be lowered for anyone working in a role where they will receive tips, such as in a restaurant.

Successful applicants will be housed in shared apartments with amenities such as fitness centers, transportation systems, swimming pools and computer labs.

There will be scheduled social events and activities for employees to attend, as well as the opportunity to explore Disney World and the rest of Orlando during your time off.

If your application is successful, you'll be working in Epcot in Disney World, Orlando (Photo: Shutterstock)
If your application is successful, you’ll be working in Epcot in Disney World, Orlando (Photo: Shutterstock)

In addition to a working visa, participants will also receive an additional 30 day travel period upon completion of the program.

Are there any downsides?

There are several costs that successful applicants will be expected to pay before arriving at Disney World. These include a criminal background check fee (£85) and your flight to the United States.

You will also be expected to pay monthly for medical insurance during the program, as well as paying more than $100 weekly for rent, which is automatically deducted from your pay.

Where do I apply?

You can apply for the role online by clicking here.

When do applications close?

Applications close on Wednesday 1 August 2018 at 5pm (UK time), so there are only a few weeks left to register your interest.