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I feel like you’re all getting to know way too much about me.
So why stop now?
Here’s yet another confession: I’ve never really been to Disney.
I say “really” because my parents took me once when I was 2. They said it rained the whole time, and I cried. I asked my mom to describe it in one word.
“Washout,” she said.
However, I wasn’t completely deprived — I loved The Disney Store. The store had a big tree in the center of all of the magical toys and costumes, and “The Bear Necessities” from “The Jungle Book” seemed to always be playing on the big screen in the back. To this day, the store hooks me in.
But it’s not just me; the store is always crowded. That’s probably why The Disney Store is hiring part-time, work-from-home guest services representatives — or “cast members.”
Yes, you can work for Disney — from home, and without wearing a sweaty costume!
What It Takes to Work for The Disney Store
Let’s get the logistics aside. This is a part-time, non-exempt, work-from-home job.
Positions are available in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas.
Your primary responsibility?
“Create magical moments for guests of all ages,” the listing states. This means you’ll answer inbound calls and emails from customers. Sometimes your supervisor will have you make an outbound call, but there’s no note of cold-calling.
You’ll help these customers find solutions to issues, all while offering up a fun and entertaining experience. We’re not saying you need to break out your Donald Duck voice, but it doesn’t sound like it’d be frowned upon.
In order to handle all of this, you need to be able to effectively communicate via phone and email, juggle multiple tasks and work part as a part of your guest services team. And because this is a work-from-home job, you’ll also need access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection.
You should be open to working evenings, weekends and holidays. The Disney Store also wants someone who has previous customer service or retail experience and a high school diploma or equivalent.
Interested? You can apply to become a guest services representative on Disney’s career page. Note: You’ll have to make an account to apply.
Not into working for Disney? You can find more work-from-home jobs on our Facebook jobs page.
Your Turn: Will you apply to work from home for Disney?
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.