Disneyland is one of the top attractions in the country with millions of people coming from around the world every year. Both Disneyland in Los Angeles and Walt Disney World in Orlando make for awesome amusement parks, but they’re so much more than just great places to spend a vacation!
If you’re looking for a good job, you may want to consider working at Disneyland. The hours are long and days can be hot, but there are excellent positions available for anyone and everyone. Here’s how to get a job at Disney:
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1. Find the Right Opportunity
Depending on your current career or your field of studies, Disneyland may be the right place for you!
For students, Disney offers professional internships that will allow you to get on-the-job training in a wide range of industries. Whether you are studying marketing and sales, technology, entertainment, or media, there’s an internship for you. College students can also earn college credits by working at Disneyland, thanks to the Disney College Program.
If you already have received your degree, here are the jobs available to you:
- Corporate (legal, accounting, human resources, education, engineering, etc.)
- Creative (including creative architectural design)
- Entertainment (theater, stage shows)
- Travel/Operations (park operations, lodging, maritime travel, retail, etc.)
- Sales and Marketing
- Technology (digital media, IT, quality assurance, R&D)
There are a LOT of positions to fill at Disney, and you can find out about the job opportunities here.
2. Fill Out the Forms
When you finally find that Disneyland job that is just right for you, click on the job position to be taken to the page where you can find out more details about the job. You will be given a list of information, such as:
- Work details
Look for the "Apply to this Job" link, and you will be taken to another page where you can either download the application or fill it out online.
Make sure to fill it out clearly and thoroughly!
3. Polish Your Résumé
It’s time to dust off your résumé and give it a facelift. Update your work experience, make sure that your references are still correct, and give it another read to see if there are any errors that need fixing. With an up-to-date résumé, you’ll be ready for the interview! Attach the résumé to the job application that you have filled out, and click "Send".
Need help polishing your résumé? We’ve got a lot of tips in our Résumés section!
4. Attend the Interview
It’s going to take a few weeks for the interviewer to receive your application, read it, evaluate your eligibility, and give you a call. Thousands of people apply to work at Disneyland every year, so it’s pretty competitive.
But when you do get that call, make sure that you are free to attend the interview. It will likely be held on the Disneyland premises, so be certain that you can arrive at Disneyland on time for your interview. There can be as many as 10 or 20 other people applying for the same job, so come prepared!
You can find advice on interviews in our Interview Preparation section.
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You’ve done all the footwork, so now it’s time to ace that interview. If you’ve got what it takes, you CAN get a job at Disneyland!