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Santa's Lapland

Why not try something new and exciting this winter by joining the team and having a magical experience with the REAL Santa in his native Finnish Lapland?

Being part of our Santa's Lapland team is all about having a passion and love for Christmas. It will involve you working in Finnish Lapland in the Arctic Circle where our guests come to visit the Real Santa Claus in his native home. This will require you to adhere to the Santa story at all times and ensuring each families visit to Lapland is a special and magical one and so a love of Christmas is an absolute must! If you have a happy and friendly disposition and the ability to work in a very fast paced environment with a constant smile, all while making sure our guests receive the complete Lapland experience then working in Lapland could be for you.

 

Recruitment Manager

Gillian Rae

Gillian Rae, Senior Talent Executive

I started working in the Travel Industry in 2010 after completing University, with what was intended to be one gap year. However, after working in the best job ever - as one of Santa’s Elves in Lapland I have since ended up working 7 winter seasons for Hotelplan, always returning to Lapland in various roles. I have also worked in the Ski program after Lapland starting as a Snow Ranger and then moving into the Representative role followed by the Representative Manager position. During my Ski seasons, I have worked for all of our brands in Selva, Tignes, Val D’Isere, and Les Arc. During the summer months, I have worked in a variety of seasonal jobs abroad on Cruise ships, at an American Summer camp as well as with other Tour operators. For the last two years, I have moved back to the UK working in the recruitment department throughout the year meeting lots of candidates who would like to work a season for us which I believe is one of the best things you could do. During November I return to Lapland as Resort Manager for 6 weeks of Christmas magic working alongside the Real Santa Claus. ‘Who am I?’ - I would say I am a happy & smiley person who loves all things to do with Christmas, Snow, travelling, musicals & Disney! During my winter seasons, I have learnt to Snowboard & Ski and have developed a love for snowboarding.

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The season for Santa's Lapland depends on the position you are contracted to do, with management staff being overseas for approximately 7 weeks and the general team being overseas for about 5 weeks.
As you would expect conditions are quite extreme. Temperatures can fall as low as -40 degrees centigrade at night and not get above -15 degrees centigrade even during the day. It is also very dark, with only a little twilight in the middle of the day.
You will be provided with arctic suits and footwear to allow you to complete your roles and to ensure you are properly protected when you are out and about even outside of work hours. You will need to provide your own warm and suitable winter clothing such as thermal base layers and advice on this will be sent separately.

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