Overview

Disney VIP Tour Services/Support InternshipSpring 2017

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

Department Overview:

We Are…
The VIP Tour Services department provides personalized and specialized access to the theme park attractions, VIP Viewing areas for shows and parades. VIP Guests include vacationing families, as well as executives and invited guests of the Company.
The VIP Tour Service/Support Internship participants are responsible for providing support, both in the office and out in the field for our VIP Tour Guides, for customized VIP tours, sales initiatives and events. You’ll be a part of creating and being a “behinds the scenes” and “on-stage” expert in customized WDW private and group tours for families, company executives and celebrities. This is a fast paced internship with great attention to detail and communication.

Click on the link below to learn more about our VIP Tour Services:
Ultimate VIP Tour Experiences

The internship will include a 2 week training and detailed overview sessions. These include but are not limited to, detailed park and resort training, as well as a Driving training class to ensure the interns are comfortable driving our Guests in luxury vehicles as well as 10, 12 and 15 passenger vans. This internship involves standing and walking as well as working nights and weekends.

Responsibilities

Make an impact by…
In this role, the individual will be involved in supporting our WDW Tour Guides in a support capacity including but not limited to the following:

  • Valet/Driving service, food and beverage amenity service, hosting and co-hosting personal and group, non-scripted tours for up to ten Guests through the MAGIC KINGDOM Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM Theme Park, as well as other WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort areas. Ideal candidates should demonstrate their ability to work in a professional manner and adhere to a heightened adherence of all Disney Look guidelines. Walt Disney World VIP Tour Guides are expected to consistently demonstrate adaptability to the ever-changing needs of our operation and the plans of our Guests, while demonstrating integrity and dependability in all aspects of the role
  • VIP Tours include private guest transportation and access to VIP Viewing areas for shows, parades and attractions. VIP Guests include vacationing families as well as invited guests of the Company. Must be able to maintain a friendly yet professional relationship with Guests and Cast Members to provide a quality Guest experience.


Basic Qualifications

What you bring to this role…

  • A valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Must be comfortable driving various sizes of vehicles in the fleet, up to and including a 15-passenger van
  • Interns will need to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting when transporting guests
  • Working understanding of the Walt Disney World property, products and services
  • Working understanding of TWDC Corporate structure and divisions.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated follow-through skills with multiple levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated strong Guest service skills
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict resolution through a delicate balance of self-driven integrity and partner resourcing
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information at multiple levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated strong written, verbal and listening communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective partnerships, while exceling at outstanding Cast Citizenship at WDW Parks and Resorts.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds
  • Be able to walk long distances for multiple hours in the same day
  • Be able to stand in one place for multiple hours in the same day
  • Be willing to work with flexible meal breaks
  • Able to be in direct sunlight for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment for all seasons
  • Minimum 6 month Walt Disney World experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Hospitality/Event Management program
  • Demonstrated multiple language ability, including American Sign Language
  • Experienced business and dining etiquette, knowledge of protocol, international customs, and current events.

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled, or graduated within 6 months of the start date of this internship, as a junior or higher, in an accredited college/university earning a degree in Hospitality, Event Management, Marketing/Sales, or a related major

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months of the start date of the internship for which you are applying for OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are January 2017 through June 2017. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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This position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.