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Cast Members Discuss Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs... in the Miscellaneous Disney forums; Originally Posted by nick.jeschke Is that two or three weeks straight? I was also curious if if you get your ID, training and what not right then or if they ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick.jeschke View Post
    Is that two or three weeks straight?
    I was also curious if if you get your ID, training and what not right then or if they let you do it before you start your working hours.
    I live in Tampa and want to be a seasonal cast member, but am leaving for college in Spokane soon. I want to get through the paperwork before I leave in august, so I can come back for my month and a half winter break and summer break in '09.
    Sorry with the ton of questions, I'm hoping to visit casting in two weeks.
    Yes. It would be straight.

    Also, you don't get your ID until after you do Traditions. You take Traditions before you start training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydarling View Post
    Ahhhh someone stole my name!
    I'm sorry about that. I use this name on another board I belong to and when I found this thread by doing a google search I got so excited that I registered immediately before looking around the site and knowing the main cast of characters. I know how it feels though, I've been a member of another board for a LONG time and one day another username like mine popped up and I was like, "IMPOSTER"!! Just kiddin'. But know that I didn't do it on purpose and I promise not to write rogue posts pretending to be you.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled discussion about seasonal cast members. Heck, maybe I should just move down near Disney and work full time. Now, there's an idea.

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    Gaaah...I had another list of questions and my computer deleted them...so, expect another post from me soon...lol
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    I have freckles, does that automatically rule me out of being a face character?

    CMouse, I hope you don't mind me asking questions in your topic.

    Has anyone ever had an internship with the Mouse? If so, is it difficult to get one?

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    I don't mind at all! I'm glad other people are chiming in.
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    Teaching Traditions

    Since we're talking seasonal, the dream of DH and I is to move to the Orlando area in ten years or so, when we're in our mid-fifties and work for Disney part-time. My dream is really to teach the Traditions class, but on a part-time basis, as I will be "retired" and we want to enjoy life! I was hoping you could work in this department and be part time or even seasonal. Anyone know?
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    I'm pretty sure you need to be FT to lead Traditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    I'm pretty sure you need to be FT to lead Traditions.
    Bummer. I hope that's not the case. I have a friend who is a current Disney intern in HR and will ask her to find out for sure. Of course, anything could change in a few years.
    Thanks for the reply! I'll post if I find out differently.
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    Re: Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs...

    First of thanks to everyone quite a few of my questions were already answered because of your posts.

    But I am still a little confused about the seasonal work. I'm wanting to apply for seasonal during the Christmas season. Is it specific dates (like Dec 1 - ?) or what?

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    Re: Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs...

    Seasonal requirements are now in the process of changing (effective in Oct). Seasonal CMs will now have to work 150 hours a year. There are additional requirements for attractions and transportation every 6 months

    As for your example- to start out, you need to have a few weeks available (as you have to factor in Traditions and training). Training can vary by role/location. It can be as few as 3-4 days; it can be as many as a few weeks (in training alone).
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

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    Re: Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs...

    CP people told me you have to be doing an undergraduate and going back in the next semester in order to do college program


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    Re: Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs...

    You can be in graduate school. However, you do need to be a current student to apply to the CP (also, you can do the CP right after graduating, as long as you are in school when applying).
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

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    Re: Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs...

    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    Seasonal requirements are now in the process of changing (effective in Oct). Seasonal CMs will now have to work 150 hours a year. There are additional requirements for attractions and transportation every 6 months

    As for your example- to start out, you need to have a few weeks available (as you have to factor in Traditions and training). Training can vary by role/location. It can be as few as 3-4 days; it can be as many as a few weeks (in training alone).
    Wow! I just shared this one with my DS. He has friends that he CP'd with that remained seasonal by going down a few weeks each year during busy times and the 4 of them shared a room making it do-able for keeping their Seasonal Status. No way are any of them going to be able to do it any longer.

    Put good news for the Full Time and Permanent Part Timers, there will be a lot of hours opening up come October.
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    Re: Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs...

    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    You're welcome.
    You seem to have a lot of information about the life of a disney performer so I have tons of questions for you! I will start out with one Do you happen to know if there is an age limit for parade performers and character performers? I chose to finish my degree in dance and education before auditioning which means I will be 23 when I finally audition. Is that too old? I know there are people of all ages working at Disneyland but as a parade performer and dancer I was thinking there may be an age limit and it seems as if they are all 18.....will my age be a problem?? Thanks!

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    Re: Questions about seasonal employment for the CMs...

    Quote Originally Posted by h.raitt33 View Post
    You seem to have a lot of information about the life of a disney performer so I have tons of questions for you! I will start out with one Do you happen to know if there is an age limit for parade performers and character performers? I chose to finish my degree in dance and education before auditioning which means I will be 23 when I finally audition. Is that too old? I know there are people of all ages working at Disneyland but as a parade performer and dancer I was thinking there may be an age limit and it seems as if they are all 18.....will my age be a problem?? Thanks!
    The only thing there is an age limit for is face characters (there is no limit for parade/character performers).
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

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