Welcome

AnimaWork is a firm that deals with the recruitment, formation and placement of Animators in the tourism sector. AnimaWork was formed in 2007 and has many years of experience in this sector.

The personnel that form our AnimaWork brand has matured various experiences in the tourism scene and is able to guarantee diverse professional services. Our activity between resources (Animators) and employers (Hotels and Holiday Resorts&Villages) takes place mostly abroad, where young people that match the standards of being an Animator are recruited.

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Casting

Do you want to experience the most unforgettable experience of your life?
Do you want to meet people from all over the world?
Do you want to make incredible memories?
You are in the right place!

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AnimaWork is a company that selects Touristic Entertainers, with and without experience, who speak English (other languages are optional) for seasonal departure, for 4 and 5 star Hotels and Resorts in Greece and in Cyprus.

Destinations

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AnimaWork is a company that selects Tourist Entertainers, with or without experience, with departures in summer and winter in villages and hotels 3, 4 and 5 stars in Greece (Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Zante) and Cyprus.










Roles

SPORT ANIMATOR - FITNESS ANIMATOR - BABY CLUB ANIMATOR - MINI CLUB ANIMATOR - YOUNG CLUB ANIMATOR - MINI CLUB RESPONSIBLE - CHIEF ANIMATOR - LIGHTS&SOUND TECHNICIAN - SET DESIGNER - COSTUME DESIGNER - CHOREOGRAPHER

SPORT ANIMATOR He/she knows the basic rules of the main sports (football, beach volley, bowl game, better if he/she knows more) and organises enthusiastic tournaments. No certificate as an instructor is necessary although he/she must be able to provide the team spirit during tournaments for everybody, even those who are not experts, can always enjoy to participate.TOP

FITNESS ANIMATOR The animator that is in charge for this position is the most active within the team. He/she must take care of fitness classes and courses such as water gym, aerobics, step, G.A.G., group dances. Fitness certificate is preferred but the ability to teach lessons suitable to the guests you are in touch with is worthwhile. He/she is passionate about fitness and doesn't mind hard work.TOP

BABY CLUB ANIMATOR (0-4 YEARS OLD) The person responsible for the baby club will take care of babies aged 0-4 years old. Certificates and experience working with infants is a benefit. You will devote time and attention to the youngest of our guests, using creative playing, a wide variety of toys and most importantly you need to be patient and attentive. The ability to change and feed minors is a must and you must feel comfortable to stay with the babies in the morning and in the afternoon whilst keeping them entertained and safe.TOP

MINI CLUB ANIMATOR (4-12 YEARS OLD) The perfect mini club animator loves staying with kids, playing with them, entertaining them with different activities they can be interested in. Patience is a major skill required as well as a strong sense of responsibility considering that he/she has to manage the activities of the younger guests (minors). Specific school title is not a must but well received. In the biggest structures the young guests are separated by range of age to let them become more friendly.TOP

YOUNG CLUB ANIMATOR (13-17 YEARS OLD) Young guests between 13 and 17 years of age attend this group. The most important skill is that he/she is able to involve his/her fellows and always keep the situation under control. He suggest specific teenagers activities and has a particular attention to those who seem to be more unruly.TOP

MINI CLUB RESPONSIBLE In the hotels/resorts with good number of animators the position of Mini Club Responsible is available. He/she coordinates and manages daytime and evening activities of the Mini Club and Junior Club since he/she has a personal experience in both sectors.TOP

CHIEF ANIMATOR He/she is the boss, the person in charge to coordinate the whole team. Their function could appear rather simple to the others workers: not at all! Their role is complex and delicate: in addition to the responsibility of making all the activities work he/she is the manager of all the problems that can arise inside the team.TOP

LIGHTS&SOUND TECHNICIAN This person is in charge of preparing and taking care of the lights and sound equipment; he/she also is the director for lights and sounds during the shows. Even if a specific preparation is not required, each resort needs different level of know-how! It is necessary a knowledge of maintenance and he/she must be able to work out a problem and, if is possible, to repair it.TOP

SET DESIGNER He/she is a creative person in charge to realise the scene structure of the evening show (backgrounds and all the set designs) using different raw materials such as polystyrene, fabric, plywood, etc.. He/she is a good decorator who knows various techniques to use the raw materials available. Some set designers work permanently inside one structure when it is a very big hotel that needs a lot of work to be created as well as to be maintained. In case of smaller structure the set designer is responsible for more hotels in the same geographic area, spending his/her time and competence just to prepare and start-up the work.TOP

COSTUME DESIGNER He/she is a very creative person able to prepare and verify that everything regarding costumes is always cleaned, well put back and ready for the shows. He/she often is required to manually create costumes or re-adjust them on the size of actors, i.e. by sewing a rim. In the smaller structures this role is covered by the choreographer.TOP

CHOREOGRAPHER He/she defines the steps of the shows (they could be equal in all the structures or not). In some villages he/she is also in charge of fitness and group dances but he/she is also a contact animator, when possible, and taking care of costumes too. A preparation as dancer is needed but it is not required for him/her to be a first dancer. The main skill is to be able to teach in a very simple and clear way the choreography for the shows to the staff in the team, understanding what each of them can do better.TOP

Frequently Asked Questions

WHICH POSITION CAN I APPLY FOR?

SPORT ANIMATOR, FITNESS ANIMATOR, BABY CLUB ANIMATOR (0-4 YEARS OLD), MINI CLUB ANIMATOR (4-12 YEARS OLD), YOUNG CLUB ANIMATOR (12-17 YEARS OLD), MINI CLUB RESPONSIBLE, CHIEF ANIMATOR, LIGHTS/SOUND TECHNICIAN, SET DESIGNER, COSTUME DESIGNER, CHOREOGRAPHER



WHICH SKILLS ARE REQUIRED TO BE AN ANIMAWORK ANIMATOR?

THEY ARE PLEASANT AND SOCIABLE, ALWAYS SMILING, CHEERING AND PROACTIVE.THEY CAN LIVE AND WORK IN A TEAM AND HAVE GOOD CONTACT WITH PEOPLE. THEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD AND MEET DIFFERENT CULTURES



WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BECOME AN ANIMAWORK ANIMATOR?

SEND YOUR CV, INCLUDING TWO PICTURES (ONE FULL-LENGTH AND ONE HEAD SHOT) TO: EMAIL: INFO@ANIMAWORK.COM or MATTIA@ANIMAWORK.COM



WHICH INFORMATION IS NECESSARY TO SPECIFY IN MY CV?

IN ADDITION TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA (NAME, SURNAME, ADDRES, DATE AND PLACE OF BITRHDAY, ETC.) IS VERY IMPORTANT:

- YOUR AVAILABILITY IN TERMS OF TIME (TRYING TO BE MORE PRECISE AS POSSIBLE)
- YOUR TELEPHONE AND EMAIL (WHERE YOU CAN ALWAYS BE CONTACTED)
- THE LANGUAGES THAT YOU SPEAK (SPECIFYING THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF ANY LANGUAGE)
- YOUR HOBBIES
- THE SPORT THAT YOU PRACTICE



WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SEND THE CURRICULUM?

IF YOUR CHARACTERISTICS MATCH OUR NEEDS, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW



WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS TO BE CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW?

- BE 18 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF THE DEPARTURE
- HAVE AN AVAILABILITY OF A MINIMUM OF 3 MONTHS
- GROWING HOBBIES, INTERESTS, OR PASSIONS AND HAVE ACQUIRED EXPERIENCE TO MATCH THE ROLE WHICH YOU CANDIDATE.



IF I DON'T HAVE 3 MONTHS TO AVAILABILITY?

DON'T WORRY! IN ANY CASE WE WILL TAKE YOUR CV INTO CONSIDERATION. YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION BUT YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION AS POSSIBLE REPLACEMENT (OR "REINFORCEMENT") AFTER THE SEASON ALREADY STARTS.



WHICH OTHER FEATURES ARE REQUIRED?

BE SOCIABLE AND SUITABLE AND READY TO WORK IN A TEAM AND IN CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC



WHICH LANGUAGES MUST I SPEAK?

IT ESSENTIAL THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (IF YOU KNOW MORE… BETTER!!!).



IF I'M NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE FOR THE JOB WHEN I WILL BE CONTACTED?

WHATEVER THE OUTCOME OF YOUR INTERVIEW ,YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS



HOW WILL YOU CONTACT ME FOR THE INTERVIEW?

YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM THE ANIMAWORK HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE



HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO WAIT AFTER I GIVE MY CV FOR AN INTERVIEW REQUEST?

WE CAN'T GIVE A PRECISE INDICATION OF TIME (DEPENDS ON THE PERIODS)



WHERE DO THE INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE?

WE WILL CONTACT THE CANDIDATES TO INFORM THEM ABOUT THE DATE AND PLACE OF THE INTERVIEW (MODALITIES WILL BE DEFINED ACCORDING TO THE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED)



HOW IS THE INTERVIEW?

DURING THE INTERVIEW, ONE OF OUR STAFF WILL PRESENT OUR COMPANY, ITS ORGANISATION, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROLE THAT YOU APPLY FOR AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CONTRACT. THEREFORE INFORM ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES AND REASONS, FOCUSING FINALLY ON SOME TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE REQUESTED FOR THE ROLE THAT YOU APPLY FOR.



WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES OF THE INTERVIEW?

THERE ARE THREE RESULTS: POSITIVE, POSITIVE WITH RESERVE AND NEGATIVE.

- IF THE OUTCOME IS "POSITIVE" YOU WILL RECEIVE A PROPOSAL FROM OUR COMPANY FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE START OF THE SEASON.
- IF THE OUTCOME IS "POSITIVE WITH RESERVE" IT MEANS THAT, ALTHOUGH THE POSITIVE FEATURES, YOU WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS A RESERVE FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: LIMITED AVAILABILITY, EXCESS OF OFFERS FOR THE ROLE THAT YOU APPLIED, UNCERTAINTY ON AN EXAM DATE, ETC.. ACCORDINGLY, AS SOON AS CIRCUMSTANCES PERMIT, AND WILL REQUIRE YOUR COOPERATION, YOU WILL BE CALLED.
- IF THE OUTCOME IS "NEGATIVE" IT MEANS THAT YOUR PROFESSIONAL OR TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS DO NOT FIT TO OUR PROFILES.



WHERE ARE THE VILLAGES WHERE I WILL GO TO WORK?

HOTELS AND RESORTS WE WORK WITH ARE LOCATED IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN GREECE (CRETE, RHODES, KOS, ZANTE) AND IN CYPRUS (SEE "OUR PARTNERS" SECTION FOR MORE INFO)



ARE THEIR POSITIONS AVAILABLE ONLY IN SUMMER?

THERE ARE MORE POSSIBILITIES TO COOPERATE WITH US DURING THE SUMMER. REGARDING TO THE WINTER SEASON, ONLY THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SHOWN THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE NEEDED (AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE SUMMER SEASON) AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF AGENCY, WILL BE ENGAGED IN OUR FACILITIES

Interview with the C.E.O of AnimaWork

CRISTIAN CAMPANELLA, WITH MORE THAN 15 YEARS IN THE HOTEL ENTERTAINENT/ANIMATION SECTOR, IS THE FOUNDER OF THE COMPANY ANIMAWORK. WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO ENTER INTO AND BE APART OF THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT SINCE 2007. FIND OUT IN THIS INTERVIEW WHAT HE HAS TO SAY AND THE SECRET TO REACHING THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD, AS A HOTEL ANIMATOR.

I: WHEN WAS THE IDEA OF ANIMAWORK FIRST BORN?

C: The idea to be on my own and to operate in the Entertainment field, was growing during the period that I was abroad and I was working in a very different sector, I felt I was in the wrong environment and I wanted to get back to the job that I already performed happily for the last 6 years. I just did not want to go back to work with the Organization that I was working with before as a lot of my ideas were different from theirs.



I: WHAT TYPE OF ANIMATORS ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR?

C: We are looking for people that are seriously interested to live an unforgettable experience, people that match with the skills and attitude of an entertainer, that are available to learn what it means to have a job as an entertainer and they should understand immediately that this job is nothing like a holiday and if you make the choice to live as an Entertainer, just for the fun then you are probably going to be disappointed.



I: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A PERSON WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN A JOB SELECTION. AND WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A PERSON FACING THE WORLD OF ANIMATION FOR THE FIRST TIME?

C: Be yourself first of all, show your potential immediately and do not forget to be very flexible, maybe we are not looking for a person with your characteristics but if you are open minded and you want to experience this job, you may show us that you may have some aspects that could be suitable for us.



I: WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS?

C: I have been able with my Company to survive some very disappointing episodes in the first two years of life of the Company, when you come out of certain situations you are able to see any other issue as a minor one and that you did not give up it is already a big success; under certain aspects in this sector it is difficult to create long lasting relationships with the Companies you work with. AnimaWork is able to provide its services to some Companies for years, being able also to change the opinion of some Managers that were watching Animation with different eyes.



I: DO YOU FIND THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF TODAY AND THOSE OF 10 YEARS AGO?

C: Definatly yes, the world changes and people do as well. Today people are less communicative, kids start to play with technological devices when they are very young, if their abilities towards technology get much bigger in comparison with the people of my generation, their communication skills will decrease. Education is also changing and the work culture is very different.



I: WHAT MAKES ANIMAWORK DIFFERENT TO THE OTHER COMPANIES?

C: Apparently AnimaWork is like any other Animation Agency, we do provide a service as many other Operators of the sector do. We do think we are different because we want our Animators to feel part of a project and not just an executive figure, we also like to provide some innovative ideas that it is going to be impossible to find with other Companies. We also like to verify directly and constantly that the Service that we promised, matches exactly with what the Hotel Manager requested from us.



I: IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THIS SECTOR?

C: It is possible, it is just 15 years I am busy in this Sector. People that have got a passion towards the job, can do it. Who instead is just spending the Summer months in a young and funny environment and seeing theirselves with a “more serious job” after 10 years than will probably not experience this job for some time.



I: FOR THOSE WHO ENTER INTO THE WORLD OF ANIMATION FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD WARN THEM ABOUT?

C: Probably I will warn them about two things:
1. if you decide to be an animator, choose a Company that give you all the answers before you sign a Contract, everything has to be clear and acceptable, from the Salary to the Accommodation passing through meals and flights, do not forget to ask about your rights and about the Social Insurance, unfortunately there are still a lot of Companies that abuse certain situations and do not insure their Animators, in that case during the season you may have the misfortune to loose everything, job, salaries and to be fined.
2. Animation is probably your first employment. When you are in a young and funny environment does not mean at all that you can do whatever you like, if you act that way probably after a couple of days you will be asked to leave, so approach with respect collegues, Managers and hotel Guests. With the help of the experienced people of your Team use your best attitude, energy and your season will be like a dream, a dream where you hope that the winter months pass quickly to go again to work and perform the best job existing.



I: WHY WOULD YOU ADVISE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BEGIN A JOB IN TURISTIC ANIMATION?

C: Because there are no better job categories that can combine the fun, the contact with the public, the opportunity to perform a job in a sunny environment, the friends all over Europe and the great opportunity to perform on stage!

Services

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AnimaWork is an emerging company working in the field of touristic services for Hotels and Resorts. We supply skilled animators (Baby-Club, Mini-Club, Young-Club, Sport, Choreographers, Set Designers, Costume Designer and much more) to Resorts where entertainment activities, sport and shows are organised every day.

We make an accurate selection of our staff because our skilled personnel know the entertainment organisation very well due to many years of experience in this field. Recruitment takes place in Italy, Holland, England, Germany, France, Poland and Russia. In this way, we can offer mother tongue animators to satisfy the ever-growing market requests. After an initial interview in our offices, our animators will sit for a practical test where we will try to understand if they have a real attitude for Entertainment.

One of our aims is to analyse together with our clients which are their needs so that we can propose the most suitable people for the entertainment requests. AnimaWork does not simply want to provide the right people for your activity but will always keep in touch with you. Everywhere our person in charge will be at your disposal. We will coordinate everything thanks to our enthusiasm, experience and skilfulness. Your only point of reference will be our person in charge. Choosing AnimaWork will mean to rely on a skilled and professional service which will always keep your own interests at heart.

Work with Us

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AnimaWork seeks young people to be selected and trained to become part of the animation teams working within touristic structures of our clients.

If you want to live an unforgettable experience you just have to get in touch with us by mail (info@animawork.com or mattia@animawork.com)


Are you aged between 18 and 30 years old?
Are you available to work for a minimum of 3 months?
Do you speak English and are you keen to work in a team?

If you can answer positively to the above three simple questions maybe you are the right person to work with us. Our teams are made up of young people coming from different European countries and you have the possibility to live a great experience in sports, entertainment, team working and in close contact with guests from all over the world. Don't wait any longer, contact us.

For more details click on "Contacts".

Contacts

CC AnimaWork LTD
Esopou Street fl 101, 8042 K, Paphos, Cyprus

Cristian - C.E.O. & Founder of AnimaWork

areacasting@animawork.com
+39-3495577159 (Italy)
+30-6931216168 (Greece)
+357-96228658 (Cyprus)

Wendy - Talent Acquisition Manager

wendy@animawork.com
info@animawork.com
+39-3281134351 (Italy)

Mattia - I.T. Manager & Talent Acquisition Assistant

mattia@animawork.com
+39-3396693621 (Italy)
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