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Australia & New Zealand Cultural Exchange Program - Jan 2025 Intake

Job ID 1207728BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jun. 13, 2024
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Job Summary:

The Disney J1 Australia and New Zealand Cultural Exchange Program is a five to twelve-month experience located at Walt Disney World® Resort, near Orlando, Florida. Participants of this program have the opportunity to gain real world work experience with a world renowned entertainment company, learn skills from Disney leaders, meet people from around the world and take part in a life-changing experience. Participants work in front line, guest-facing roles throughout our Parks & Resorts.

Apply here for Jan 2025 arrival.

Mandatory in-country interviews will be held in Aug and Sept 2024 in both Australia and New Zealand. Invitations to schedule interviews will start to go out in the first week of July 2024.




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Basic Qualifications:

To be eligible to apply for the Australia and New Zealand Cultural Exchange Program, you MUST

  • Attend a live presentation and interview in Australia or New Zealand - details will be shared at a later date.
    • Likely interview cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth in Australia and Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin in New Zealand. Please note that these are subject to change though and if you are selected to interview you will schedule your specific interview at a later date.
  • Speak English fluently.
  • Be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Be receptive to Disney Look guidelines.
  • Be fully available to work Sunday through Saturday, including days and nights, holidays and overtime.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand currently enrolled full time at an accredited post-secondary, classroom based academic or vocational institution physically located in Australia or New Zealand and have successfully completed at least one year, or equivalent, of post-secondary academic study. Recent graduates of a degree program from a post-secondary college/university within the last 12 months are also eligible for participation.
Candidates are required to attend a presentation and in-person interview in Australia or New Zealand.

You are required to upload your Resume/CV and Cover Letter for this job application.

Additional Information:

Pay rate: Cast Members will earn an hourly rate of pay starting at $16 USD per hour depending on the role they are selected to perform.

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

Only accepting applications for Jan 2025 arrival

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