Father Christmas

Keeping tradition at the heart of our grottos, Grotto Hire UK are looking for charismatic, warm-hearted, jolly characters who embody the spirit of Christmas and who can bring Christmas alive in a short, magical meeting.

As Father Christmas, you will be required to create a theatrical and enchanting visit for both child and parent, interacting on a level that captivates an audience and makes them feel at ease, whilst handing out gifts and posing for photographs. Whether chatting about reindeer or asking what presents children would like for Christmas, it is essential that Father Christmas has excellent personable skills and a welcoming, gentle nature.

Full and part-time positions are available and experience is preferred but not essential, as full-training is given. Quality, hand-made costumes are also supplied, along with a team of industrious elves, just as every Father Christmas needs. An incredibly rewarding role for the right candidate.

Mother Christmas

Working alongside Father Christmas, Mother Christmas needs to be a gentle-natured, warm-hearted character who radiates the spirit of Christmas and makes visitors feel welcome and at ease during their special visit.

Mother Christmas will be required to create a theatrical and enchanting visit for both child and parent, interacting on a level that captivates an audience and makes them feel at ease. As one of the main responsibilities is story-telling to groups of children and adults, it is essential that Mother Christmas has a confident and enigmatic reading manner that can keep an audience’s attention.

Full and part-time positions are available and experience is preferred but not essential, as full-training is given, and quality, hand-made costumes are supplied. A tremendously fulfilling role for somebody who has a passion for working with children and loves the festive season.

Elf

Working alongside Father Christmas and a team of busy elves, we are looking for hard-working, theatrical elves who have the confidence and charisma to entertain visitors of all ages and welcome them with the warmth that reflects the true spirit of Christmas. Main duties will include:

  • Welcoming visitors to the grotto.
  • Entertaining queues to eradicate the feeling of queuing and enhance the experience.
  • Encouraging and supporting children in festive activities.
  • Supporting Father Christmas with his visits.
  • Taking photographs.
  • Refilling gift sacks with the appropriate presents.
  • Handling money and card payments.
  • Making merchandise for customers.
  • Creating a memorable experience through dramatisation and improvisation.

Full and part-time positions are available and experience is preferred but not essential, as full-training is given. Quality, hand-made costumes are also supplied.

Head Elf

Managing a team of busy elves, our Head Elf will be required to complete the same daily jobs as the elves but with a little added extra, to ensure that the day-to-day running of the grotto runs smoothly and professionally, whilst embodying the magical essence of Christmas.

Working closely with the Grotto Manager to provide exceptional standards of service, a Head Elf will have the ability to use their own initiative and lead with confidence. Main responsibilities will include:

  • Smooth running of the overall operations of the grotto
  • Managing sales of merchandise
  • Handling money
  • Card payments
  • Stock control
  • Staffing

It is essential that the Head Elf has experience in a supervisory/management role and they will be expected to be able to hit the ground running. Full and part-time positions are available and grotto experience is preferred but not essential, as full-training is given. Quality, hand-made costumes are supplied.

Grotto Manager

Managing a team of busy elves, the Head Elf and Father Christmas, the Grotto Manager is responsible for the overall running of the grotto, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and professionally behind the scenes and front of house, allowing customers and staff to feel relaxed and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Main responsibilities will include:

  • Staff rotas
  • Managing online bookings
  • Customer relations
  • Client liaison
  • HQ liaison
  • Dealing with complaints
  • Health and safety responsibilities
  • Cash-handling and banking.

This will be a full-time roll and will be predominantly based on-site but part of the work will be taken at our head-quarters in Hull, and our team at HQ will provide support where necessary.

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