Cultural Representative Program

Mar 28, 2014
Cultural Representative Program
  • Cultural Representative Program
    This work experience is where the Disney magic really shows. As a participant in Cultural Representative Program you will be working at Epcot, Disney's Discovery Park. Epcot is divided into two distinct areas - Future World in the North, and World Showcase in the South portion of this 400 acre park. Scattered around the World Showcase Lagoon are 11 fantastically detailed pavilions (and one not-so-detailed 'Village'), each representing one of the participating nations: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Japan, the USA, Italy, Morocco, France, the UK, and Canada.

    The majority of participants in the WDWIP are in the Cultural Representative Program. You work in your country's pavilion, in Food and Beverage, Attractions, or Merchandise. Participants can only work in their national pavilion during their contract - no masquerading as a Norwegian or picking up OT in the UK! Many prefer working in food and beverage for the opportunity to be in a tipped position, which can be very lucrative in some cases, but merchandise and attractions hold some of the most enjoyable positions.

    The Learning portion of this Program is really what you make of it - there is no structured development course. There are a myriad of learning opportunities available at Disney University and the various Centers of Excellence.

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    Most hourly positions are based on a 40-hour work week, but tipped positions are generally fewer hours. Pay is Disney standard minimum, which is currently around $6.67/hr. for hourly positions, and $3.38/hr for tipped positions (as of early 2007).