Posted on Nov. 6, 2017
$8.00– $12.50 Hourly
The nature of the position is to portray yourself as the Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus character through the holiday season.
Candidates will interact with families and children that visit Santa/Mrs. Claus at the Zoo. Candidates must be pro-active and willing to approach guests and address the guest first. Candidates must be able to provide answers to children's questions and be prepared to entertain. The Santa/Mrs. Claus characters must be comfortable in front of cameras and media.
Education requirements* Must currently be 18 yrs of age or older
* Must have a High School diploma or equivalent
* Bilingual a PLUS!
Experience requirementsCandidates must be jovial and happy at all times while in character. Must be open minded, gentle, warm and tolerable of children's unexpected behavior. Santa/Mrs Claus will be non-judgemental, not promise children anything and know how to interact with both shy and outgoing children, as well as special needs children and those from diverse family backgrounds
ResponsibilitiesCandidates will establish and maintain positive, cooperative and effective working relations with fellow employees. Candidates will communicate with the public in a courteous and tactful manner and assist guest with questions and directions to various areas of the Zoo.
Skills* Must be able to talk informally to children and adults both one-on-one and in large group settings.
* Must be comfortable in costume and character for long periods of time
* Must be able to work weekends and after-hour assignments
* Having your own costume is a PLUS!
Work hoursWill work after-hours and every weekend in December