Dream Job Awaits You in Lapland: Santa’s Elf

November 5, 2018 Katja Presnal

Make Your Elf Dreams Come True

If you want to add traveling in your life, there is always a way (read 15 ways I listed here). Even unbelievable sounding dreams are possible, you just need to figure out how to make them happen. For those who have always said they’d like to see where Santa Claus lives, their dream is to gaze up the sky to see Northern Lights, and enjoy the magic of Lapland, I got some news for you. Your dream job might be available right now.

If you have ever dreamed of being Santa’s elf, or a professional northern lights watcher, these and more are jobs that are recruiting right now in Finnish Lapland.

British company Work a Season is recruiting multiple positions, I assume they are for the company’s Santa’s Lapland tour operator targeting British tourists. I recommend also applying directly with Lapland Safaris, I’ve done their tours before, and they seem to be a great company. Also SantaPark Arctic World is recruiting for multiple seasonal dream job positions.

Here is what Work a Season elf job is all about:

Becoming one of Santa’s Elves is a truly magical task, you will assist Santa Claus to ensure each families visit to Lapland is as special and magical as possible. Elves are only ever seen by our guests as Elves, and not in any other capacity in order to keep the believability. This involves character work, endless energy and a love for Christmas magic.

You must adhere to the Elf character at all times.  While portraying your inner elf you will frolic and play with the guests at the airport on arrival, escort the guests to Santa’s cabin for their magical visit, ensure all the presents are wrapped ready for Santa and take part in elf sightings at various locations.  A comprehensive and constant commitment to the Santa story is essential and a desire to make all our guests dreams come true. Only committed and responsible applicants with previous experience and training in acting, as well as a love of Christmas will be considered.

 

Lapland Safaris promises also training for the job:

Before the start of the actual work, Lapland Safaris organizes an Arctic Hospitality Guide training for the new Elves. The training is part of the Arctic Hospitality Academy and is cooperated by Lapland Safaris, Lapland Hotels and local schools in tourism. Training includes learning the required elfing and communication skills. Knowledge, skills and security are the main principles of the training. Training language is English.

If you are lucky, you might see this big guy. But be prepared that there are also many elf-jobs that are not directly in touch with Santa himself.

Being an elf is not an easy job.

So good news is that Finnish language is not needed, but all language skills are a plus for sure.  It’s not fun and games at Santa’s place, so you really must love winter, and some elf jobs are outdoor jobs – in the freezing temperatures! Living costs in Lapland can also be high during high season, so expect living with a roommate, long commute to work, or other ways to be flexible with your living conditions.

Elves should be energetic, outgoing, positive persons with good customer skills – and never come out of character to break the magic.

There is no mention of unlimited hot cocoa or candy canes, but it’s Finland so I bet there will be lots of gingerbread cookies.

So…. are you ready to elf yourself?

Wait – there is more….

And this is a secret mission.

Even Santa has to obey the Finnish labour laws, and can’t work all day around, and is looking for a body-double. This job requires Finnish language skills. The job posting was posted by the CEO of Santa Park on LinkedIn.

 

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.