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Student Work USA @ Mt Olympus
Mt. Olympus is the world’s largest Theme Park and Water Park Resort, with almost 1,000 guest rooms, camping sites, tree houses, and villas.
There’s something for everyone here at Mt. Olympus Theme Park and Water Park Resort. In addition to our 44 slides and water rides, our 200 acre outdoor park features 5 Rollercoasters and 8 go-kart tracks, plus golfing in the fall and skiing and tubing in the winter. Also, our 120,000 square foot indoor park offers water slides, Go-Karts and attractions year-round!
OVC is looking for students who are hard working, dynamic and adventurous. Positions are short term work and travel opportunities in the USA that run from November to February every year! The perfect work and travel option for all full time or graduation student!
OVC is looking for all full time students regardless of your subject choice of diploma or degree studies anyone can work in the USA during their holidays!
Whether you are studying hospitality, tourism, law or business studies all students gain so much from international work experience! Enhance your CV, gain international work experience, earn dollars, make international friends and business relations and simply travel the USA! Sign up today and spend an amazing Winter of up to 3 or 4 months in the USA.
Front Desk are responsible for taking care of guests problems and questions and welcoming guests! Front desk is the first and often last impression guests have of the resort- a very important job! You will greet guests and answer questions; Check guests in and out; Operate reservation systems; and other job duties as assigned. You will need excellent English. You may be needed in another department of the hotel or resort as well.
Lifeguards monitor pool areas and protect guests participating in water activities. They also learn to administer first aid and CPR (life saving techniques). Shallow water guards work in 4 feet of water or less and must be able to swim at least 25 yards, deep water guards must swim 500 yards
Room Attendants will be: Stripping rooms of linens; Cleaning guest rooms and common areas of the hotel or parks; Cleaning bathrooms and other public areas; Cleaning laundry; and various other job duties as assigned. Room Attendants do a lot of standing, bending, and lifting
You are being hired to primarily work as a cashier, usually in retail or ticket sales. CASHIERS - Ticket Sales/Retail/Coffee Shops.
Since you are working for such a large resort hotel, you may be needed in another department or have skills that are better suited to another department so you need to be flexible if you are asked to switch to another position. Please see additional information for other job descriptions
To be eligible to work at the Mt Olympus Resort, OVC will be looking for full-time tertiary students aged 18 and older, who have enthusiasm, drive, people skills, are reliable, punctual, have a good command of the English language, and those who are keen to share their South African culture with the American guests at the resorts.
All students must be available to depart on the departure dates set out for 2016 during the months of November and must have a valid passport and funds available to travel. So start saving now and make sure you have a valid passport too.
(A student is defined as a person attending a tertiary education centre that is recognized by the Education Department). Technikon students are also accepted. As long as you have completed at least 6 months of study at a tertiary level during 2016, you are eligible to apply. We regret that no UNISA students are eligible to apply, unless attending full-time lectures.
Departure 20 Nov 2016 – Start 22 November 2016
Departure 27 Nov 2016 – Start 29 November 2016
Final working day approximately 20 January 2017 or 15 February 2017 Graduates
All students travel to the USA on a J1 Student Working Visa. This is a cultural exchange program and aims to allow students not only to work, but to travel in the USA.
After completing your contract at Mt Olympus all students will have up to 30 days to travel within the USA! This means that if you are a student returning to your next year of study, you would be able to travel from around mid Jan 2017 to the 30th of Jan 2017, or simply return to SA after your contract ends. If you are a graduate student, you would be able to travel anywhere in the US up to mid March 2017. A great opportunity to visit family, friends or even book a Topdeck USA tour to travel to all the famous sites the US has to offer! Past students have travelled to New York, Orlando, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and many more fantastic destinations in the US.
|Travel Insurance||Included in Program fee|
|Recommended Spending Money||$1000|
All students must apply now and applications will close around beginning September 2016. Placing couples or friends together is possible. We will host skype interviews during August/September 2016. There are limited positions so apply early!
OVC offices will send all students the starter email. Complete the online application, as well as gather the necessary documents to apply. Have your application fee ready and book your pre-screening interview at your local OVC office.
OVC will pre-screen all candidates and determine their eligibility for the program. We will also be hosting presentations from now until the end of August for all applicants and parents that would like to come in and find out more. So contact your local OVC office to book an appointment.
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