Disney Looking for Chief Magic Official

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  1. Hypermommy

    Hypermommy Dreams of being a local on Castaway Cay

    Feb 12, 2006
    As reported by Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS131576+08-Jan-2008+PRN20080108) Disney is looking for a Chief Magic Official to help spread the magic during the YOMD08. I tried to take the Magic Aptitude Test but got a 404 error. I'll try again later. Anyway, here's the press release:

    -Chief Magic Official Will Oversee Magic in Disney Parks During The Year of a
    Million Dreams-

    BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you wish your M.D. really stood
    for "Magic Director?" Or perhaps that your Ph.D. had something to do with
    Pixie Dust? As millions of Americans resolve to search for a new job this New
    Year, Disney Parks may have just the position they've been waiting for!
    To prove that making dreams come true is no longer reserved for fairy
    godmothers, CareerBuilder.com today launched the search for the first-ever
    Disney Parks Chief Magic Official (CMO) who will spread magic during The Year
    of a Million Dreams.
    The search for the CMO is part of The Year of a Million Dreams, where this
    year more than one million more dreams will be granted to guests at Disney
    Parks. This celebration includes incredible new attractions, parades,
    interactive entertainment and much more!
    "We're looking for that perfect someone to serve alongside our talented
    Cast of dream makers," said Craig Dezern, Vice President, Global Public
    Relations, Disney Parks. "The CMO will serve as an ambassador of dreams to
    help create the magic that only Disney can bring to its guests."
    "Whatever you dreamed of being when you were growing up, chances are some
    of your plans hit a snag along the way," said Richard Castellini, a
    spokesperson for CareerBuilder.com. "In fact, in a recent survey of over 6,000
    workers, only 15 percent said they were actually in their dream jobs. The
    Disney Parks CMO will have the unique opportunity to live out his or her dream
    and bring a little magic to the lives of others."
    Do You Have the Character to be the CMO?
    Beginning May 1, 2008, the part-time CMO will help create magical
    experiences for guests, participate in special events at Disney Parks and meet
    Disney's real "masters of magic" - the Imagineers.
    The ideal CMO candidate must be happy, never grumpy; able to easily
    befriend dwarfs, dogs, monsters and mice; have good manners - but also be able
    to pillage and plunder with pirates when necessary. Also required: pockets
    full of pixie dust, an aversion to poisonous apples, an interest in oversized
    teacups and flying elephants and, most importantly, a belief in all things
    The position will require travel, including travel to Disneyland and Walt
    Disney World Resorts, during the week and some weekends and holidays. While
    traveling as the Disney Parks CMO, he/she will receive an hourly rate of
    compensation for hours spent performing the CMO role, as well as airfare,
    accommodations and a spending allowance.
    "The CMO position is an opportunity of a lifetime for someone who has
    always wanted to be part of the Disney family," said Dezern. "We will look for
    the ideal candidate to be naturally outgoing and optimistic, and have a great
    sense of humor as well as a passion for spreading Disney magic to our guests."
    Show Your DISNEY Magic
    Beginning January 8 and continuing through January 27, interested
    applicants can visit www.DreamCMO.com and take the "Magic Aptitude Test"
    (M.A.T.) to see if they have what it takes to be the first-ever Disney Parks
    Chief Magic Official. Along with the results of the M.A.T., candidates will be
    asked to show their Disney magic by submitting a 60 second video resume -
    online at www.DreamCMO.com - which captures their personality and visually and
    verbally supports why they would make the ideal CMO.
    Mickey's Apprentice
    A magical panel of judges will select the top 10 video resumes, which will
    be posted to www.DreamCMO.com and voted on by America. The top three vote-
    getters will take part in a three-day event at Walt Disney World Resort that
    will test their creativity, enthusiasm, knowledge of the Parks and magic
    aptitude. Throughout the three-day event, candidates will be videotaped and
    the videos will be posted on www.DreamCMO.com to be voted on by America. The
    top vote-getter will be named the Disney Parks Chief Magic Official.
    For additional information about the CMO search and to apply, please visit
    SOURCE Disney Parks

    Lauren Mackiel or Joanna DiNizio, both of Coyne PR, +1-973-316-1665, for
    Disney Parks
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  3. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2001
    It works for me.
  4. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

    Jan 21, 2004
    didn't work for me!
  5. moepanz

    moepanz DIS Veteran

    Jul 9, 2007
  6. Alicnwondrln

    Alicnwondrln DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2003
    worked for me
  7. Brave teacher

    Brave teacher DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2006
    can't take the test...
  8. DisneyLady56

    DisneyLady56 Mouseketeer

    Jun 4, 2007
    Sounds like a fun job for a Disney fanatic. Has any one heard any more information on the Disney Mom's panel. I know they selected some moms but I have not heard anything about what they are doing. Wasn't the moms that were selected suppose to go to WDW in December for training? I would be interested to know what is happening with them.
  9. leahlovesdisney

    leahlovesdisney <font color=darkorchid>We have it on a little chal

    Jan 21, 2007
    Hmm...I couldn't find any test. But it sounds like it would be a great job! :thumbsup2

    Yes, the Mom's Panel (with a dad, who is a DISer!) went on their trip and are back now with a great website you can find here.
  10. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and

    Apr 24, 2006
  11. Feralpeg

    Feralpeg Living and Loving Windermere!

    Dec 29, 2000
    I'm already trying to do that job. :confused3 The test said I was Mickey. Couldn't imagine a better result. Now, if only I knew how to make a video and upload it. :wizard:
  12. bradk

    bradk She runs to get away from you.

    Mar 2, 2007
    (i have a feeling there's about 6 billion mickeys in this world)

    oh if only my prince charming would rescue me right now.
  13. FanOfStitch

    FanOfStitch DIS Veteran

    May 10, 2005
    I think you're right...another Mickey here! :lmao:
  14. FanOfStitch

    FanOfStitch DIS Veteran

    May 10, 2005
    I think you're right....another Mickey here! :lmao:
  15. FanOfStitch

    FanOfStitch DIS Veteran

    May 10, 2005
    I think you're right....another Mickey here! :lmao:
  16. Angel Ariel

    Angel Ariel DIS Veteran

    May 1, 2006
    Cinderella here! OOH! I would LOVE to do this! I suck a videos though, lol...grr!!!!!!! I am definitely going to try though!
  17. HauntedMansionFan

    HauntedMansionFan Yes, I am crazy.

    Feb 10, 2002
    I'm totally going to apply and make a video also!!!! What fun!!!!!!!!
  18. leahlovesdisney

    leahlovesdisney <font color=darkorchid>We have it on a little chal

    Jan 21, 2007
    Thanks CanadianGuy. :) Looks like I scored as a Mickey too! That would be a great job, but I would not have time to travel between here and California.
  19. disneyaggie

    disneyaggie DIS Veteran

    May 31, 2004
    This is so cool -- I think they should give it to a Dis'er! :thumbsup2
  20. Luv2Scrap

    Luv2Scrap <font color=green>The only way is if you have the

    Apr 20, 2007
    another Mickey here. :thumbsup2

    now I can daydream all day.... :love:
  21. TAKitty

    TAKitty <font color=green>I will make it work with the one

    Jul 29, 2005
    I was a simba. The video is the hard part for me. . .

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