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Job location: LEGOLAND New York Resort, United States
New York, NY, USA
United States
Job sector: executive
Job description:
In a small town called Goshen, in upstate New York, something very exciting is underway! Due to open in 2020, LEGOLAND New York is Merlin’s biggest single investment to date and you could play a crucial part in this amazing project!

We’re looking for a dynamic person to build strong momentum - brick by brick - and "WOW" around the opening of the world’s ninth LEGOLAND Park.

Marketing the Magic the Merlin Way

As our experienced, influential, and highly collaborative Public Relations Manager, you will be right in the heart of the magic! You will team up with innovative strategists and lead the way in developing the campaigns to increase awareness of LEGOLAND New York among our local, regional and international target audiences.

A large emphasis is placed on your ability to build the LEGOLAND New York press office as the first place that all journalists approach, on and off line, to find out about all things LEGOLAND New York. In addition, you will build exemplary contacts and maintain ongoing relationships with the media while overseeing the media relations program including, print, television, radio, online, and other mediums.

Shaped to Fit
This is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark on one of Merlin's biggest projects right from the start and take the next step in your career with Team Merlin. We really want the right person with a good level of prior "hands on" experience for this role. Such experience will include:

- track record of successfully developing and implementing multi-level media publicity campaigns
- strong leadership, people management, and project management
- at least five years of progressive experience in public relations with a theme park, hospitality, or closely related industry

Serious about fun
Are you ready to build your career at LEGOLAND?

Merlin Entertainments, plc is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.

We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it, click on ‘apply now’.
Job location: LEGOLAND California Resort, United States
California, USA
United States
Job sector: executive
Job description:
Position Summary:
Works very closely with Hotel Leisure Manager, Hotel Retail Manager, Entertainment & Events Supervisors and Manager to coordinate entertainment/events from concept development to operation and execution for the LEGOLAND Hotel, and LEGOLAND Castle Hotel.

The Assistant Leisure Manager will own hotel entertainment packages (with Hotel Leisure Manager and Hotel Retail Manager) and ensure they are meeting hotel standards and guest expectations while being mindful of hotel occupancy and season. They are to also work with Hotel Leisure Manager, Entertainment & Events to assist in assembling production teams for entertainment programs and coordinate these teams throughout the planning process including load in, day of event responsibilities and load out. Assistant Hotel Leisure Manager meets regularly with hotel staff to determine appropriate entertainment programs, costume character staffing levels, shows and frequency for entertainment programs at the hotel. Provides coordination, supervision, leadership and motivation needed for hotel entertainment to exceed guest and client expectations of service and professionalism.

Scope and Responsibilities:
1. Administrative Duties include helping the Leisure Manager to facilitate and execute contracts, site agreements, purchase requests, special event permits, check requests, maintenance requests, and sign requests.
2. Research and compile information to develop a working database of qualified production, creative and entertainment resources; help Leisure Manager establish internal teams and outside vendor support to execute entertainment programs at the resort/hotel.
3. Assists in the planning and execution of audition recruitment process, including liaison with educational and community institutions and resources, development of promotional material, locations and staff.
4. Assist Leisure Manager as an Operations liaison with the Hotel Staff and other departments including Marketing, Maintenance and Food & Beverage, for the purposes of developing, coordinating and executing entertainment programs on behalf of the hotel.
5. Assist with concept development for entertainment programs and special events; work as a team with other Hotel, Entertainment & Events supervisors and coordinators to design programs and plan special events directly related to Guest Experience and Resort objectives.
6. Assist Leisure Manager in communicating with Hotel Staff to monitor, develop and update Calendars for hotel entertainment programs and activities.
7. Assist Leisure Manager in providing Day Of entertainment coordination and leadership for Resort entertainment staff and programs.
8. Help Leisure Manager plan and implement production schedules to ensure entertainment programs open on time and on budget.
9. Help Leisure Manager effectively manage budget and staff needed to support these programs throughout planning process.
10. Serve as a second POC for entertainers and act as stage manager on the day of shows/events as needed.
11. Provides support and leadership for all staff on a daily basis, ensuring shows run on schedule and resolving problems or challenges as they arise. Participate in Park and Hotel Duty Manager Program as needed.
12. Help implement daily show schedules with a view to maximizing show capacity through effective communication and promotion of shows at the Resort.
13. Assist Leisure Manager and Retail Manager in the implementation of Premium Birthday Packages
14. Assist Leisure Manager with the Ultimate Hotel VIP program. Serve as POC on days when Leisure Manager isn’t on site.
15. Create and manage hotel entertainment staff incentive programs to keep staff engaged and motivated.
16. Assist Hotel Leisure Manager with selecting and purchasing holiday décor.
17. Other duties as assigned.

Background and Experience:
Requires a minimum of one to two years of experience in a theme park or similar attraction, preferably in the entertainment, live theatre, attractions, or marketing industry. Requires a track record of success in planning and coordinating shows and events or projects, and at least one year of leadership or supervisory experience. Experience serving in a proactive role in creating and implementing ideas and strategies is necessary. Demonstrated success in budget preparation and control. Ability to adapt to situational changes, and to adapt schedule to accommodate changing needs of the operational season. Must be self-motivated and demonstrated initiative. Requires excellent people skills, including strong interpersonal skills, the ability to maintain positive and supportive working relationships. Must enjoy working with people who are seeking to develop talents and skills. Computer proficiency with ability to use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and familiarity with the Internet is required.

A degree in theatre or closely related field (or equivalent education and experience) is required.

Physical Demands:
Ability to sit for sustained periods of time to attend on-site and off-site meetings, perform paperwork activities, travel and drive.
Ability to lift and move moderate weight loads, tents, tables, chairs, boxes and supplies.
Intermittent and prolonged standing and walking to move about the park site, and interact with employees.
Finger dexterity sufficient to complete paperwork activities and to use a computer.
Visual acuity sufficient to read written materials, to complete paperwork activities, and to drive.
Hearing sufficient to communicate with individuals in person and by telephone.

Work Environment:
Various inside and outside locations with varying temperatures and floor surfaces.

Other Requirements:
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays to support park operations & Special Events.
Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and be willing to utilize own vehicle for business purposes.
Must be willing to travel locally and regionally to conduct business, and occasional travel within the U.S.
Must have or be able to get a valid passport. Occasional travel abroad is required.
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