This is a blog dedicated to my adventures as a Disney cast member!
Cultural Rep: March 2011 - March 2012
Cultural Rep: July 2013 - May 2014
exactly what it says! A cultural rep represents their country’s culture! In classic Disney fashion of course!
Hi I’m sorry I wish I had more info for you, but since everything switched over from Yummy Jobs to the Disney International Programs site I’m not sure what it’s like anymore!
I know from my personal past experience, no one heard anything until after the applications closed (when I applied for my second program, the applications closed I think two weeks after I sent in my application so not a lot of waiting which was lucky). I’m guessing it would be quite similar for your situation.
Your program can start pretty much any time after you’ve had your final interview and they’ve decided to place you. My first program, I received my start date in August, but it wasn’t until March when I went down. This past program, I had three weeks notice as I was taking over for someone who could not complete their program (sorry for whoever I put in this situation! it’s a crazy 3 weeks trying to get organized).
As far as what I’ve read, Yummy Jobs no longer deals with Canadian recruiting, everything is done through the Disney International Programs website, on the Academic Exchange page.
The great thing about working on a J-1 student visa is that you can work anywhere in the parks doing pretty much anything (some past cast members I’ve worked with have been friends with many characters on their summer programs!)
Just be yourself! I’m sure any relevant work experience (depending on what position you’re applying for) is helpful, and definitely having serving experience if you’re planning on applying for Food & Beverage!
I have worked with people from all different backgrounds!!
I’m honestly still not sure what the recruiters are looking for when they interview (aside from having fine dining experience to work food and beverage), but they definitely want to see YOU not what you think they want you to be. There are tons of blogs out there with people who have fully detailed their journeys (I don’t even know how long i spent reading through peoples blogs the first time I applied. It definitely turned into an obsession)
I also know that if something happens, and you’re not selected, don’t give up!! I’ve heard of people applying 4 or 5 times before actually getting a placement!
I had phone interviews for both my application processes, however the applications were done through yummy jobs, which isn’t the case anymore I don’t think.
From what I gather, any Canadians applying now, apply directly through the Disney International Programs website (which you probably did) and unfortunately I have no idea what that process is like, but if you’d let me know, that would be awesome and I can post it for other people applying/thinking of applying!
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