Program Summary

APPLICATIONS FOR THE CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM - HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTER ARE NOW CLOSED. WE ANTICIPATE THEY WILL RE-OPEN IN JULY 2019.

Get ready to begin a rewarding adventure that could change your life!


One of the greatest benefits of the Disney International Programs is the experience gained whilst working as a Cultural Representative. This is an opportunity to work and learn from one of the world's leading entertainment and hospitality companies.
 
In the Cultural Representative Program, participants share their culture and customs with guests who visit from all over the world. Participants in this program will authentically represent the country of The United Kingdom, working for the Historical Research Center (HRC) at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot. HRC is an operating participant company which has an extensive working library for heritage and heraldry, family crests, coats of arms and family name histories.
 
For more information about the Historical Research Center, please visit their website.
 
 
 
 
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The Disney Cultural Representative Program, with the Historical Research Centre, sees you working at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL on a Q-1 Cultural Representative Visa. You will however be employed directly by the Historical Research Center into a Merchandise role. Participants will be paid an hourly wage of $10.00 per hour, and will be provided with at least 32 hours of work per week.

As part of HRC you will be in a Merchandise role working in the Crown and Crest, nestled among the stores in the UK Pavilion. Your day-to-day will include searching Guests family names in HRC’s database to find information about the history of their name as well as their family coat of arms. You will then be able to offer their coat of arms on a number of merchandise. This can range from prints guests can take away there an then, priced $25 to $40, framed pieces you will have the chance to learn to create from $75 to $250 as well as embroidered items such as hand stitched framed items, clothing and handed painted house signs and mugs which cost anywhere from $40 to $2000.

You’ll have the chance to learn about heraldry and the meaning behind colours and symbols to explain to guests about their own coats of arms. There are also opportunities to learn to frame and prepare  orders to be shipped, and the possibility to work up to helping with administration and backstage duties, if this is something you want to get involved in! This role would especially suit someone with an interest in History, with a personable manner who enjoys selling by creating bonds with guests from around the world.

See what a "Day in the Life" is like as a Cultural Representative. Check out Scott's video!
 

 

The Cultural Representative Program with HRC is a 15-month program, although the program length may vary with the country/position offered.

One of the most unique aspects of Disney International Programs is just how international they really are. Every day, you'll have the experience of living and working with cast members from all over the world. Our complexes feature amenities like fitness centers, transportation systems, swimming pools and computer labs – providing an exciting setting for you to build relationships and create lifelong memories. You can also participate in events and scheduled activities in the housing complexes throughout your program. During your personal time, you'll even have the opportunity to visit Disney parks and explore everything that Orlando, Florida has to offer.

 

Whether you're assigned to a one, two, three or four-bedroom apartment, you'll share a bedroom with one or two Disney International Programs participants. Often times, your roommate(s) will be from another country, allowing you to learn about other cultures as you share your own.

In order to make the living experience more convenient, housing costs are automatically deducted from participants' weekly paycheck. Participants will also help support the exclusive activities and events they'll get to attend throughout the program by contributing a one-time fee of $375.00 USD (Disney Program Assessment Fee).

Stay connected! Explore the Disney International Programs social networks and enjoy videos that provide a behind the scene look into all the Disney wonder.  Connect with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the Disney International Programs Blog.

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Check out what you could get up to as a Cultural Representative with Disney!
 

 

 

TO PARTICIPATE ON THE CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM WITH THE HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTER, PARTICIPANTS MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Hold a valid passport for the United Kingdom
  • Be available for a full 15-month contract
  • Speak fluent conversational English
  • Have no visible tattoos - face, wrist and hand tattoos are not permitted

In addition to this, the following experience is highly sought after:

  • Previous study in History at Degree/A-level, or a strong proven interest in this subject
  • Extensive previous work experience in the Retail industry​

THE YUMMY JOBS TEAM CURRENTLY RECRUITS FOR THE CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

  • United Kingdom

APPLICATION DATES

  • Applications for the Cultural Representative Program - Historical Research Center are now closed. We anticipate that applications will next open Mid 2019.
  • Applicants must be available for a full 15-month contract.
  • All applicants will be required to apply for the program online through Yummy Jobs in order to be considered. ​

INTERVIEWING PROCESS - SUMMER 2018 APPLICATIONS

  • Successful applicants will be scheduled a Skype session with a member of the Yummy Jobs team in the coming weeks.
  • If successful, applicants will then be required to attend a final interview session with Walt Disney World International Recruitment in London on either 5th or 16th November. 
  • There also will be a 2nd final interview via Skype with a member of the HRC team in Florida.
Please note, all dates are subject to change

 

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Participants on the Cultural Representative Program with HRC will be required to submit the following fees:

PRE-ARRIVAL FEES

  • Criminal Background Check = £90.00 GBP
  • Program Assessment Fee = $375.00 USD (includes first week of rent)
  • U.S. Embassy Appointment Fee = $190.00 USD
  • 15 Months Medical Insurance = $550.00 USD to $900.00 USD (must be purchased in full prior to arrival into the U.S).
  • Flights to the United States = Varies

POST-ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly Accommodation Costs = $136.00 - $205.00 USD (automatic payroll deduction)
  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

Please note, all fees are subject to change and may change without notice. Prices stated above are correct for 2019 arrivals.