Search for First-Ever Disney Parks CMO is on

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

a Million Dreams-

Jan 08, 2008, 00:00 ET from Disney Parks

    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
     To prove that making dreams come true is no longer reserved for fairy
 godmothers, 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 "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 magical.
     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
     Show Your DISNEY Magic
     Beginning January 8 and continuing through January 27, interested
 applicants can visit 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 - 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 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 to be voted on
 by America. The top vote-getter will be named the Disney Parks Chief Magic
     For additional information about the CMO search and to apply, please

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