Hotel Animator - Entertainer
Salary(net): 600 EUR monthly
Applying for the vacancy has ended
JOB DESCRIPTION: HOTEL ENTERTAINER (ANIMATOR)
As an entertainer you are responsible with your team for the daytime activities and the evening entertainment. You have to make sure the guests enjoy their holidays and want to spend as much time as possible inside the hotel.
What hours you will work:
You will work six days a week, approximately 8-9 hours a day, divided in three parts. (Start10:00-12:30, 15:00-17:00 20:30-00:00). In the beginning of the season you will need to give extra time to rehearse for the evening shows. Your working hours will be given by your Team Leader or Hotel Manager.
During the day you will be responsible in organising and delivering fun activities such as water polo, french boules, volleyball, darts, pool competitions, football, Family fun afternoonsand lots lots more. Your outgoing personality will encourage the guests to join in with the daytime fun and also want them to come and enjoy your evening entertainment.
Some of our Hotels do have Kids Club and you may be asked to run activities in the club for the Children. There are special sessions you will run such as Under the Sea, Jungle safari, Pirate Day, Cowboy’s & Indian’s, Olympic day and many many more. Your Kids Club sessions will include games and craft activities
Every evening starts with mini disco for the children;you will join in the party dances and host games for the Children using a microphone. Mini Disco in some of our Hotels is followed by a game of Bingo. The Main event for the evening is a game night or a cabaret show organised by the entertainment team, you will be required to either DJ, host with a microphone or be responsible for the organisation of the show. Some nights you may also have an outside act come in to entertain the guests.
This is one of the most important aspects of being a good entertainer. PR means to talk to the guests, inform them about your program and become friends with them. All it needs is good communication skills. After every evening show, the entertainer is expected to PR, ask what they thought about the show etc. During daytime activities the entertainer should PR and promote the evening show. Also, in some cases the theme nights of the hotel.
Where will you work:
You will work in a Hotel in either Protaras, Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol or Pafos. One Stop Entertainment will decide in which hotel you will work. This will be based on your skills and personality and our knowledge of the Hotels. The Company decision is final. The Company reserves the right to change your hotel throughout the season if beneficial to the company requirements.
Where will you live:
You will live in a shared accommodation. You may share with up to 3 other people and accommodation is given as same sex sharing (all female/all male). The accommodation can sometimes be in the Hotel or a short walk away. If further than 1 km you will be given money to hire a bicycle. This accommodation is usually basic with limited or no kitchen facilities and basic furniture. The hotel will provide you with bed sheets.
You will be on a half board basis during the training course, breakfast and an evening meal. Please bring extra money if lunch is required during this time.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks are provided by the hotel once you start in the hotel. You may be given allocated times as when you can use the facilities. Some hotels may require you to eat in the Staff Areas away from the guests. Alcohol during working hours is not permitted.
You will need to purchase your own flights to and from Cyprus (Larnaca Airport), and also arrange your own transport to your accommodation from the Airport. One Stop Entertainment can provide a transfer from the airport for a small charge of 25 euros to cover petrol. Please inform us in advance if you would like this to be arranged.
We pay by Cheque on the 15th of the month for the month worked previous. For example for the days worked between 1st and 31stof May will be paid on the 15thJune. Please bring with you enough money for your 2 week training (these days are unpaid) and enough until the 15th of June. Your accommodation, food and drinks will be covered during this period. We pay by Cheque and this needs to be paid into a Cyprus bank account to clear. When you arrive in Cyprus you will need to open a Cyprus bank account, this can easily be done with a copy of your contract and ID/Passport. Due to the company banking, we advise that you open an account with the Hellenic Bank. You can arrange this when you arrive in Cyprus.
Contract dates& Training Period:
You will need to be able to fly to Cyprus between the 18th – 23rdApril. Please be available and dates will be confirmed if you are successful. You must be able to work in Cyprus until the 31st October inclusive.
If you start in Cyprus after the Training course has finished, or part way through the training course, your 2 week training period will be or continue in a Hotel alongside a Team Leader or Team.
Do you have what it takes?
· People who can speak to a high level of the English language (essential). Other languages such as Russian, Swedish, Finnish, German & French would be an advantage.
· Highly motivated, confident individuals with a passion for entertainment.
· The ability to work as part of a team. (You may sometimes need to work on your own)
· General entertainers with excellent communication skills.
· People who are independent and have lived away from home/travelled without family previously.
· Vocalists, dancers & performers (not essential)
Initial 6 month contract
Accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks )
Two week training on a Training course or in a Hotel with the Team (non paid).
Supervision and guidance throughout the season
Salary of Hotel Entertainer 600 – 1,200euros per month (depending on experience and opportunities to earn commissions.
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