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Santa Claus Part-Time

posted November 16, 2017

Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Pocono Mountains
Pocono Manor, PA
433195 l

About This Job

If unfamiliar with who Santa Claus might be, we've laid out a detailed job summary and expectations for the position. We'll let you determine how much is a fairy tale - but this is a real seasonal position, working about 120 total hours for the season at about 20-30 hours per week. Dates of employment would be November 25-December 25.

Director, Christmas Operations (Santa Claus)

Job Summary:

The Director, Christmas Operations is a highly responsible position required to ensure the effective and efficient world-wide delivery of toys and presents to children on Christmas Eve. One of the main performed duties to retell some of winter's classic tales during Kalahari Adventurers Club story time. The Director oversees the operations of a sophisticated manufacturing, assembly and distribution plant and related systems located in the North Pole, Canada. He provides leadership and direction to a large staff of elves (which will remain in the Pole), manages a fleet of magical reindeer and maintains effective communication and liaison with other influential children and holiday icons such as the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Frosty. The Director creates a warm, hospitable and nurturing Beyond Expectations environment with guests and associates.


Satellite office at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, approximately 1787 miles from the Pole.

Education, Training and Experience:

Masters' Degree in Christmas Business Administration including significant training in the management of manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and delivery systems. Several hundred years of related experience (okay, some experience would be good).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated knowledge of Christmas traditions around the world.

Demonstrated ability to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice (HINT: they're all nice, they're visiting our resort).

Ability to impose discipline as required by placing coal in stockings (HINT: no coal here).

Demonstrated ability to lead pointy eared staff with playful and mischievous tendencies.

Ability to emit a loud, robust and heart-felt HO-HO-HO Merry Christmas at all times.

Personal Attributes:

Must be jolly, a right old elf and a real groomed white beard would be special.

Working Conditions:

Ability to eat copious amounts of milk and cookies.

Rumor is that the North Pole is an equal opportunity employer; so is Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. Applicants with red-noses, pointed ears, and/or curly toed shoes, as well as others, are welcome.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled


About This Employer

457 Room Resort

Who We Are

The latest and greatest of Kalahari's family of authentically African themed waterpark resorts and convention centers is now open - Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, in Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania!

Experience the 100,000 sq. ft. Indoor Waterparkfeaturing a retractable roof, stand-up surfing or body boarding on the FlowRider, the twists and turns of the Anaconda and Swahili Swirl waterslides, relaxing lazy river and indoor/outdoor family hot tub, tons of activities for the little ones and much, much more!

Settle into one of our 457 beautifully appointed guest Rooms & Suites, take in one of our many incredible Dining options, enjoy the fast-paced action in the Family Entertainment Center, or rejuvenate at Spa Kalahari and Salon.

The Convention Center at Kalahari features 65,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space for events both large and small, along with award-winning catering and state-of-the-art technology to make your next event unforgettable.

Company Mission

We promise to deliver products and services beyond expectations.

Recruiting Vision

We understand recruiting as a mission, with the individual as the most important element in the process.  In mirroring the spirit of the brand, we promise authenticity, curiosity, honesty, timeliness, and follow-through.  Whether a current opening exists or not, relationship building is critical to the success of our company.

Team Characteristics

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is a team of enthusiastically-empowered and loyal hospitality experts with the combined passion of flawlessly executing the creation of family time and world class conventions.

Many of our associates have been given the tools to be a success and have built careers.  Sixty-one percent of our leadership team has been promoted into their roles.  As an employer-of-choice, we’ve held on to A-players that seek responsibility and want to learn.

Each day, from intern to executive, we’re empowered to push the boundaries of hospitality through positively affecting the guest experience in a for-profit environment.  Questioning prior policy and strategy is routine, and each associate is required to not only be attentive to detail, but to dream and be curious about what could be.

Synergy, collaboration and the willingness to take risk is at the heart of our culture.  We must continually embrace change, while remembering that welcoming each guest is what brought our brand to the forefront.