VIDEO: Have you got what it takes to be Santa's 'Next Top Elf'

It might only be September but the search is on to find the best elves around to join Fota Island Resort's Christmas experience team.

If you believe you have the right stuff to work at Discover at Fota Island Resort, head on down to the Kingsley hotel tomorrow between 2pm-8pm for auditions.

Don't get left on the sh-elf!

Santa has some advice for aspiring little helpers:“Exceptional levels of festive cheer and ensuring that each families visit is as magical as possible are a must.”

If you believe in your elf, you have a great chance and high elf-esteem is a must have requirement for the job.

Applicants must also be able to smile on demand as they may be asked for elfies at a moment's notice.

"Last year over 65,000 lucky guests experienced the lavish and thrilling Santa experience at 5-star Fota Island Resort so no blushing wallflowers need apply," said Alabaster Snowball, the postmaster at Discover at Fota Island Resort, and the elf with the very important role of being in charge of the naughty/nice list. 

"We need helpers for our elves who like a bit of drama, a lot of hard work and some brilliant fun," he added.

"They will be performing to a constantly changing audience of boys and girls, mums and dads over the course of this fantastic winter wonderland."

Applicants must be available from the 16th of November up until the 23rd of December 2016, you will be required to work outdoors and applicants must be 16 or over. You can register online on but please bring the completed from with you.

Discover at Fota Island Resort runs from the 25th of November to the 23rd of December.

Individual tickets for Discover at Fota Island Resort cost from €13 to €16 per adult and €20 to €26 per child, depending on dates and times, with children under one free.

For further details on great value family packages which include early bird tickets to Discover at Fota Island Resort see


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