Santa (fixed-term)

€14.81 hourly
  • Center Parcs Ltd
  • Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland
  • 14/09/2023
Part time, Temporary Customer Service Entry Level Hospitality-Hotel

Job Description

Every year our villages fall under a captivating spell and transform into an enchanting Winter Wonderland. With twinkling lights, glittering decorations and Santa’s Woodland Workshop, the forest comes alive with the anticipation of Christmas.

SANTA | €14.81 per hour

Please note this is a fixed-term contract until 24 December 2023.

The trepidation and excitement of Christmas is magical for all children. It’s a wonderful time of the year and at the heart of their experience is Santa. Every year he sees thousands of children and each time they leave with smiles on their faces.

From the moment you step into the red suit you’ll be totally focused on the job at hand, regaling stories from the North Pole and asking children about their Christmas list. Whatever question they ask, you’ll ensure that the magic is sprinkled and the anticipation of Christmas Eve heightened.

Santa is required to work in a variety of areas so you could be greeting families in the Wonderland Workshop or engaging with children and their families in our restaurant during the popular Brunch with Santa activity.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to undergo Garda Vetting.  This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence. 


Please note this is a fixed-term contract until 24 December 2023.

We have various fixed-term, part-time contracts available with a variety of shift patterns. Flexibility will be required as our village is open 365 days of the year, so you may need to be able to work some weekends on a rota basis.


Your confident, kind and jolly nature will be backed by the ability to say “Ho, Ho, Ho” with plenty of enthusiasm. You will also need to be able to engage and build a rapport with people of all ages.

Essential requirements:

  • Excellent communication and ability to build rapport with both children and adults
  • Naturally cheerful, outgoing and enthusiastic
  • Ability to play the role of Santa with a high degree of energy and professionalism
  • Ability to perform under pressure

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Previous customer care experience
  • Knowledge of sign language


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Free day passes to bring your friends and family in to Center Parcs
  • Free use of our leisure facilities including free access for you to the Spa and reduced access for friends and family
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression

 If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

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