We’re Hiring: Disneyland Researcher / Blogger / Social Media Role (4-month assignment)

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TouringPlans.com is the official Web site of the best-selling Unofficial Guide travel series and the most popular paid subscription Disney theme park-related site on the Web.  The site provides Web- and mobile-based trip planning tools and receives more than 1.3 million unique visitors per year.

We are hiring a Disneyland researcher whose primary responsibility will be to collect posted and actual wait times from various attractions throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  Secondary responsibilities include blogging about park-related developments and hosting in-park “meet and greet” events for the TouringPlans community.

This is a four-month, hourly assignment with a possibility to convert to a permanent, full-time role in 2013.  During this temporary assignment we expect that you’ll work 40 hours per week.  That includes being in the parks between 25 and 30 hours per week, with the remainder of your time spent blogging, coordinating events or in staff meetings.

Candidates should have:

  • An enthusiasm for Disney’s theme parks
  • Experience with our website (including Lines)
  • An Android mobile phone or iPhone
  • Excellent writing and blogging skills
  • Reliable transportation to the parks
  • Familiarity with online collaboration tools such as Skype
  • The ability to network within the Disney community, both in person and online

Compensation and benefits for this position include:

  • Pay of $12.50 per hour
  • Company-paid meals while you’re in the parks
  • Company-paid Disneyland annual pass
  • A flexible work schedule

Send your resume and best writing samples for this temporary position to scarlett@touringplans.com with the subject line “Disneyland Researcher.”  In addition to us interviewing you, I’d encourage you to talk to our staff about what it’s like to work for us.

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Posted on May 22, 2012

14 Responses to “We’re Hiring: Disneyland Researcher / Blogger / Social Media Role (4-month assignment)”

  • Oh boy do I wish I lived in California

  • by Nicole Fusco on May 22, 2012, at 9:59 am EDT

    Let me know if you start hiring statisticians. I have a bachlers in Applied Mathematics and I’m looking into going for my masters starting in the fall. I would love to work for you.

  • WOW!!! I really wish I lived in CA…sounds like a dream job.

  • Sounds like a lot of work but an interesting job. If you ever need someone in PA (hint…Hershey Park…hint), I would be interested.

  • by @Chasoneering on May 22, 2012, at 11:50 am EDT

    If I had seen this last week, I would have totally considered not renewing my lease and moving to California to do this.

  • My 11 year old has now decided this is what he wants to be when he grows up!(if WDW will not hire him as an imagineer! :-)
    Funny thing is, when we read the description, he is a very qualified candidate!!! (Although I’d have a leg up on him in the interview since I can drive and he can’t!) If you ever need a kid’s perspective, let us know! I’m sure he’d work/write for pressed pennies! :-)

  • SO wish I either a) lived in California or b) was single and could pack up and move on a whim!

  • I with you all. Never want to live in CA, but this would make it tempting. Ever have an opening like this in Florida? I’ll move there in a heart beat. I have 3 “helpers” who would love to do some line calculating (I homeschool them, we could consider it math class. LOL)

  • by Jonathan Beer on May 22, 2012, at 10:10 pm EDT

    Hope I get this >.<

  • My wife refuses to let me quit my job and apply.

  • I already have a full time job, but I am happy to continue adding wait times for DL weekly.

  • I’m sending in my application right now!!!

  • If I wasn’t in school right now and if this job was in Orlando I would apply in a heartbeat. I can barely imagine how it would be like to spend that many hours in a theme park!! But I would have to break my rule for you guys. I never wait more than 30 minutes for an attraction.

  • My name is Naren and I live in Calgary Alberta Canada. Dream to work in Disneyland as Disneyland Researcher. Please give me the email address to send my resume.