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Creativity  is a Main Attraction

The leading theme park companies have created an ecosystem of creative talent fueled by unique educational programs at local universities.

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    #1 Most Visited Destination in the U.S.

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    #3 for Best City to Find a New Job

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    4,000+ Tech Creatives Call Orlando Home

WHERE LOW COSTS OF LIVING AND HIGH-PAYING JOBS COLLIDE

Companies hiring creative professionals

Orlando’s entertainment powerhouses along with media companies such as Electronic Arts Tiburon and Golf Channel create the need for a talent base with the right combination of technical, customer service and creative skills. 

Darden Restaurants

Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen,…

Company: Darden Restaurants

Industry: Restaurants

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 5000-10000

Top Job Categories: Restaurant Managers, Hourly Employees

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Description: Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s.

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services…

Company: Electronic Arts

Industry: Innovative Technologies, Gaming and Esports

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 0-50

Top Job Categories: Software Developers, Software Engineers, Graphics Engineers

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Description: Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.

Golf Channel

Golf Channel is an American sports television network owned by the NBC Sports Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of…

Company: Golf Channel

Industry: Innovative Technologies, Digital Media, Entertainment

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 500-1000

Top Job Categories: NBC Sports Customer Specialist, Web Engineers, Operations Engineers

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Description: Golf Channel is an American sports television network owned by the NBC Sports Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

Hilton Grand Vacations

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations operates a collection of spectacular hotels and resorts in renowned vacation destinations.

Company: Hilton Grand Vacations

Industry: Leisure and Hospitality

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 1000-5000

Top Job Categories: Guest Services, Operations, Housekeeping

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Description: Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations operates a collection of spectacular hotels and resorts in renowned vacation destinations.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is the world’s leading pure-play public timeshare company.

Company: Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Industry: Leisure and Hospitality

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 1000-5000

Top Job Categories: Vacation Planners, Reservation Sales, Analysts

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Description: Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is the world’s leading pure-play public timeshare company.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is a theme park and entertainment resort complex.

Company: Universal Orlando Resort

Industry: Leisure and Hospitality

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 10000-50000

Top Job Categories: Guest Services, Ticket & Sales Associates, Managers

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Description: Universal Orlando Resort is a theme park and entertainment resort complex.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

The Walt Disney World Resort is a Disney theme park resort located in Lake Buena Vista Florida, comprised of four theme parks,…

Company: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Industry: Leisure and Hospitality

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 50000-100000

Top Job Categories: Garment Cutters, Culinary Chefs, Electricians

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Description: The Walt Disney World Resort is a Disney theme park resort located in Lake Buena Vista Florida, comprised of four theme parks, two water parks, twenty-three hotels, and many more recreational venues.

Wyndham Destinations

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is an international hotel and resort chain.

Company: Wyndham Destinations

Industry: Leisure and Hospitality

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 1000-5000

Top Job Categories: IT, Sales Operator, Legal, Designer

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Description: Wyndham Destinations is one of the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company with more than 220 vacation club resorts and 4,300+ affiliated exchange properties.

Orlando Makes Cents

Living and working where others vacation is great, but saving for retirement faster is even better.

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“Orlando is the epicenter, for the whole world, in simulation and training. And that’s pretty exciting….”

– David Metcalf

Director of the METIL Lab at University of Central Florida

Continue Your Career

 Orlando universities are expanding their contribution to the talent pipeline for the hospitality, theme park and attraction’s technology ecosystem. UCF and the University of Florida (UF) offer qualifications in Themed Experiences. At UCF, the degree is offered as a track in its Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. UF offers a Master of Science in Architectural Studies with a concentration in Themed Environments Integration

Florida Institute of Entertainment Arts Students
https://fiea.ucf.edu/

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

No. 5 Top Game Design Grad (Princeton Review)

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