Friday, August 26, 2011


People often wonder how one can apply for a job at DLP. I used to send my resume and cover letter to B.P. 100, 77777 Marne-la-Vallée cedex 4. Nowadays you can apply online. The website is They have a FAQ, so you should definitely read that.
A question people have often asked me is how good your French should be. I have met cast members whose French was very basic. Of course, the better your languages are, the more choice you have concerning the type of job. And speaking fluent French will make your life in France much easier.
Questions about auditions in the entertainment department (parade etc.) are common too, but I do not know much about it, as that kind of job does not appeal to me.

So in the beginning of July I applied online and not long after that I got a language test and interview over the phone. The casting department often has recruitment sessions in various countries, but there wasn't any planned at that moment. They did ask if I could come to Marne-la-Vallée, but that would have been one heck of an expensive train ride and they don't refund those. I guess a phone call is sufficient considering I've already worked there and left the place in peace.
They offered me a CDD at the CRO. CDD stands for Contrat de Durée Déterminée and (like I wrote in my first post) CRO stands for Central Reservation Office. So CDD means temporary contract. I would have preferred a CDI (Contrat de Durée Indéterminée), so a permanent position, but I know jobs are often available at DLP. If the CRO doesn't want to or can't extend my contract, I am sure an other position will be available and I am pretty flexible about that. If I had turned down this offer and taken the risk I could not get in any more, I would have never forgiven myself.

They sent my contract by mail together with some information and I had to return a copy. What happens next is lots of formalities and preparations which I will explain in my next post.

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