Disney recruiting Cast Members for the Cultural Representative Program to work at Epcot's World Showcase

27 days ago in "Mexico (Pavilion)"

Disney has begun recruiting Cast Members for the Cultural Representative Program in Epcot's World Showcase.

The program is now accepting applications for positions in the Mexico pavilion that could start between January and June 2021, with an application deadline of June 12 2020.

According to Cast Member Union representatives, Epcot will reopen on July 15 without any Cultural Representative Cast Members, due to their contracts being terminated when COVID-19 forced the closure of the parks in mid-March 2020. The Union suggests that Disney will use existing local Cast Members to operate the pavilions during the reopening period.

Here is the full posting:

Job Summary:
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.

Within the World Showcase at Epcot, there are eight independent participant companies that have contracts with Disney. These companies (Operating Participants) were selected for the unique contributions in cuisine or merchandise they offer from their home countries. Cultural Representatives working in these areas are employees of the Operating Participant company, but still part of Disney International Programs.

Accepting applications for positions that could start between January and June 2021.

Application deadline is June 12th, 2020.

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Article Posted: Jun 04, 2020 / 1:35pm ET