How to Get a Summer Job at Universal Studios

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Get a job at one of the two Universal Studios locations within the United States: Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida. Long known as a hot spot for tours of popular movie sets, Universal also has several accompanying restaurants, rides and activities that can provide you with a unique place to earn money during the summer.

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Things you need

  • Driver's license
  • Job references
  • User code and password

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    Start your job search early. Even though the movie-based park hires year round, it's a good idea to get the first pick of the best summer jobs. If you simply want to be a server or ticket-taker, you won't have a problem meeting tough application deadlines, but if you want to go behind the scenes working on a backstage lot or as an entertainer, don't procrastinate.

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    Select a job as a wardrobe attendant at Universal Studios. For this type of job, a worker provides guests and performers with garments and accessories for tours, interactive activities and shows. To be considered for such a job, you should be professional, courteous and fast. Wardrobe attendants can also help to organize the clothing and operate a computerized tracking system.

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    Get a summer job driving a shuttle bus at Universal Studios. Use your people skills and comic timing to make transporting guests to and from the studio's lots a fun and enjoyable experience. To apply for this job, you will need a driver's license, but to get the job you'll need good communication and public speaking skills.

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    Check out the websites for both of the Universal theme parks. Each site has a streamlined, automated employment application process, which provides a quick and efficient way to gather information. Find job opportunities available at the websites for Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood (see Resources below).

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    Start the application process. You will need to create a code and password to submit your information. Review the online privacy policy, dress code and appearance guidelines to work at the park. After that, you will be able to see a series of results in the job queue for all of the open positions.

Tips and warnings

  • Universal offers guest service positions at their operating facilities, landscaping and groundskeepers jobs, as well as technical and trade jobs.

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