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Job description:
As the newest player in the theme park capital of the world, LEGOLAND Florida® Resort is looking for people who enjoy going up against, and beating, the best.

If you are ready to take on that challenge and be empowered to make a direct impact, then join our team. We love what we do and we make it fun! We are looking for a motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to develop and deliver the LEGOLAND Florida Resort Public Relations strategy.

Responsibilities include; maintaining positive relationships with media in key markets; writing and production of print and broadcast stories and management of projects as assigned. This person will also serve as spokesperson and liaison in community and assigned key markets. Facilitate on-going internal communications for LEGOLAND Florida Resort (LLFR) and the LEGO Group.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is looking for a Head of Public Relations to join the LEGOLAND Florida Resort Team.

About the Role:
- Pitch the media on LLFR and important events happening within the resort. Research, create story ideas and write press releases, advisories, VNR copy and captions as assigned. Develop new and exciting angles on the resort while maximizing exposure in all departments. Maintain positive and productive relationships will all members of the working news media both in the core and outer markets.

- Represent LLFR at meetings, trade shows, FAM tours, media blitzes and assigned events to generate news coverage and awareness on LLFR. Maintain active memberships and participation in PR and media related organizations. Interface with all local CVBs to keep informed of LLFR news and generate co-op PR efforts. Act as spokesperson as assigned.

- Act as project management and marketing information resource. Schedule and conduct project meetings, facilitate assignments, establish activity budgets and report project status. Provide social media and blog content to represent LLFR externally.

- Serve as spokesperson for crisis situations as a key point of contact with the media, community and business entities in the event of incidents within the park, or incidents which involve LLFR or the LEGO group. Maintain crisis action plan and emergency toolkit for key scenarios, and liaise with key internal individuals (e.g., Health and Safety Director, Operations Director) for tabletop exercises and crisis strategy development.

- Serve as contact for broadcast efforts including radio interviews, TV coverage, VNRs, satellite uplinks, blogs, and AV resources in-park. Develop and maintain video and photo library and archive on on-going basis.

- Active member of the LLFR Marketing and Sales team. Monitor and benchmark the competition, develop relationships with counterparts at other Central Florida parks.

- Manage the PR team and their role within the department. Develop job descriptions, aid in hiring and fully train them in LLFR/Merlin capacity. Meet weekly to review job status, goals and updates. Develop their PDPs and ensure their success within the department.

- Serve as an important point person with the media relations and account managers of external partners (e.g., LEGO and other IP properties) to align the public relations goals of LLFR and those of our partners.

- Frequently monitor social media and respond to information related to LLFR, and also serve as the PR point-person for the Park Duty managers on an ongoing basis.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

About You:
Requires seven to ten years of progressive experience in public and media relations, preferably in the tourism, entertainment or attractions industry. Requires a track record of success in planning and coordinating special events, media relations, and public and community relations. Requires proven experience and expertise of successful crisis management. Requires proven experience in building and maintaining strong public and media contacts, both at the regional and national levels. Experience as a spokesperson and as a point of contact is required. Experience serving in a proactive role in creating and implementing media event ideas and strategies is necessary. Strong project management skills are required. Ability to develop and execute detailed plans, programs and schedules required. Requires effective utilization and coordination of internal and external resources. Requires professional writing skills, demonstrated skill in making speeches and presentations, and outstanding organizational, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to be a contributing, proactive, positive and supportive member of the LEGOLAND PR team. Computer proficiency with ability to use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), desktop publishing software, and familiarity with Internet research is required. Requires the ability to build positive relationships and linkages within LEGOLAND and with the community, charitable organizations, government groups, and the media to increase good will and achieve key department objectives for LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication arts, advertising, business, marketing, or closely related field (or equivalent education and experience) is required. A master’s degree is strongly preferred.

About Our Benefits:
In addition to a fun and friendly environment, you will also find a competitive salary and benefits package including but not limited to medical, vision, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, a range of voluntary benefits, 401(k) matching plan offering, paid time off, share program opportunities, bonus profit sharing program, tuition assistance, free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extends to family and friends, free unlimited usage of the local transit system, and much more. Furthermore you will enjoy continuous support and opportunities to branch out and develop your career within LEGOLAND and Merlin Entertainments plc.

About Us:
LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, and uniquely themed LEGOLAND Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel, and LEGOLAND Beach Resort inspired by the LEGO and DUPLO brands, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is part of Merlin Entertainments plc. A business built on fun, Merlin is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 15 hotels, and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. Our aim is to deliver unique, memorable, and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across our growing estate of the best known names in global leisure.
Job description:
Key Objectives:
* Leading the Front Office team in welcoming guests to the hotel through the arrival process, departure process and all other services required throughout the guests’ stay.
* Develop and lead a positive, professional and strong team, with a focus on guest satisfaction, quality of service and delivery and development of a high level of skills. Act as a role model in leading this through The Merlin Way.
* Ensure all queries and complaints are dealt with accordingly and exceed guests’ expectations along the way.

1. Business Impact/ Results
* Monitor and review all activities in the Front Office areas to ensure there is adequate cover to reduce guest waiting times, maximize efficiency and friendly service, cleanliness, health and safety (e.g. luggage blocking areas, safety of children etc.)
* Continually review guest waiting times and guest satisfaction.
* Ensure all Health and Safety documentation is recorded and up to date, including risk assessments.
* Ensure all cleaning is executed accordingly and to the correct standard.
* Where appropriate, liaise with Revenue Manager to ensure all conference and trade billing is completed accurately and to a high standard.
* Monitoring of night staff performance.
* Communicate with Revenue Manager in terms of accuracy of night audit and other revenue related checks.

2. Creativity
* Monitor and review guest feedback to identify and influence any guest satisfaction or additional revenue generating activity.
* Explore and feedback any other sales opportunities and revenue streams.
* Review service flow to ensure maximum efficiency and reduce time taken to manage guest interactions, speed of check in and check out, etc.

3. Communication
* Work closely with the Hotel Operations Manager in terms of striving to achieve the wider hotel objectives.
* Update the Hotel Operations Manager on any operational issues in a timely manner, ensuring the earliest possible resolution and appropriate support in times of need.
* Deliver motivational and inspiration daily team briefs to ensure the team is up to date with any current issues and information they may need to be aware of.
* Establish a consistent way of communicating information to all staff in a 24 hour operation.

4. Decision Making and Autonomy
* Monitor and review operation of the department and implement changes to improve efficiency.

5. Applied Knowledge and Specialist Skills
* Effective communication skills.
* Lead by example while being a role model for the Merlin Way
* Impact and influencing skills

6. Managing Resources
* Effective management of budget.
* Effective use of department resources.
* Ensure there is adequate fire cover every night.
* Provide a balanced level of support and leadership to both the day and night teams in the hotel.
* Empower the relevant members of the team to make decisions in order to resolve guest issues and ensure a positive outcome.
* Ensure team and department costs are kept within agreed budget.
* Ensure the whole team has a clear understanding of the exact nature of their roles and the importance of positive energy.
* Provide the relevant information, tools and training to the appropriate teams in order for them to deliver a high level of guest service.

7. Complexity and Problem Solving
* Creative ideas for delivery of guest satisfaction and operational targets.
* Act as an incident controller to provide support and recovery to the Hotel.
* Coordination of all rescue and evacuation activities for the hotel.
* Demonstrate ability to resolve difficult guest situations which result in a positive outcome.

8. Health and Safety
* You are responsible for all aspects of Health, Safety & Security within your team, in line with the Group Policy (HS001). In particular, you must ensure that risk assessments have been carried out, that safe working procedures are in place for all work activities and that all employees you are responsible for are aware of the Group Health, Safety and Security Policy and their obligations under it.
* You must ensure that safe working practices are monitored and that risk assessments and procedures are reviewed regularly. Where incidents do occur, you must ensure that they are investigated appropriately and that where necessary, corrective action is taken to ensure that such incidents are not repeated.

* 3 – 5 years of successful experience in a front desk management position within a comparable hotel with 24 hour reception required. Proficiency with Opera is essential.
* Experience managing a team of direct reports with a proven track record of motivating a team to provide excellent guest service.
* Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.
Job description:
Scope of Job:
The Grounds Seasonal Team Lead for the Grounds division of the Water Park will act as a point of Leadership between line staff and the Department Area Lead. The Team Lead will directly oversee staff to ensure daily goals are achieved and Park Cleanliness is maintained to company standards. Ensures breaks and meal periods are taken as designated. Requires high visibility in the Park; remaining accessible to the team to correct any issues when encountered or reported. Supports the Department Area Lead in the day to day running of the area. They will assume oversight responsibility for all Grounds MCs, uniform and grooming policies, work space cleanliness and proper tool/equipment/vehicle upkeep.

Job Purpose:
As a Model Citizen (employee) at LEGOLAND California Resort, your purpose is to provide memorable experiences to our guests. Guests travel from all around the world to make memories with their families and our job is to help those come to life. Each Model Citizen, regardless of which department they work in or which position they hold, is required to understand and focus on our main guest expectations, which are as follows:
- Focus on Children – Our key age demographic is children ages 2-12. Because of this, children are the primary reason anyone is visiting the park. It is our job to engage them and make them feel special.

- Take care of each guest as an individual A lot of planning and cost goes into taking a family trip to a theme park. Each of our guests deserves to feel special and like they are the most important guest at the park. It’s our job to treat each guest as if they are the first guest we’ve seen all day and take ownership to solve any guest difficulties we encounter.

- Be knowledgeable It is imperative for each Model Citizen to be knowledgeable and learn the answers to the frequently asked questions in their area of the park. Guests view each employee as a representative of LEGOLAND and a resource for any assistance they need throughout their day.

As a Team Lead, it is your responsibility to embody and consistently reinforce our Guest Service Core; setting the standard while supporting your staff with the tools and knowledge to be effective in providing memorable experiences. You will act within the department to identify and create new opportunities for MCs to interact with our guests, performing your role while remaining an active participant in our purpose. You are responsible for making the park look good for opening, so that guests will be able to create memorable experiences in a clean, safe environment.

Job Role:
The Team Lead for the Grounds division of the Water Park will act as a point of Leadership between line staff and the Assistant Supervisor. The Team Lead will directly staff to ensure daily goals are achieved and Park Cleanliness is maintained to company standards. Ensures breaks and meal periods are taken as designated. Requires high visibility in the Park; remaining accessible to the team to correct any issues when encountered or reported. Supports the Department Supervisors in the day to day running of the area. They will assume oversight responsibility for all Grounds MCs, uniform and grooming policies, work space cleanliness and proper tool/equipment/vehicle upkeep.

Background and Experience:
- Prior experience in a Theme Park setting is preferred.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays to support park operation.
- Must possess consistent accelerated leadership abilities.
- Self-motivated with demonstrable initiative.
- Custodial experience preferred.
- Must be capable of training and creating documentation as needed to support the Department.
- Must have strong problem solving skills and remain dedicated to providing outstanding guest service.
- Ability to delegate and organize sporadic and long term work assignments while maintaining attention to detail required.

Minimum high school diploma.
General computer skills with an average understanding of MS Office.

Must speak English fluently and be able to follow directions written in the English language.
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays to support park operation.

The duties & physical requirements listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties & physical requirements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
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