Still searching for your dream job? Looking for a career in Ocala? Bring your résumé April 10, 11 and 12 and be considered for openings on the world-class hospitality team at World Equestrian Center. The WEC – Ocala Job Fair in Exposition Center 1 from 11am to 4pm will offer the opportunity for candidates to stop by for on-the-spot interviews for a range of open positions in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
No experience with horses? No problem! WEC – Ocala is home to a variety of events, including multi-week seasonal and holiday events, sporting events, live music, wine tastings, corporate events and so much more. With seven restaurants, a 248-room luxury hotel and a plethora of retail shops on-site, there are countless openings for those interested in hospitality, catering and culinary arts.
“We have a phenomenal team here at World Equestrian Center that embodies our core values of Quality. Class. Distinction.” says Justin Garner, Director of Hospitality Operations at World Equestrian Center. “As we grow our talent pool, we want to encourage all interested candidates to come out to the property during the job fair to talk with us and apply.”
With immediate openings across more than 15 different departments, and more to come with future expansion over the next two years, qualified candidates have ample opportunity to start and build their careers. WEC offers competitive wages, select sign-on bonuses and excellent benefits for full-time hourly associates and salaried managers.
Opportunities are available throughout WEC – Ocala at The Equestrian Hotel, Yellow Pony Pub & Garden, Stirrups Restaurant, Emma’s Patisserie, Horse to Water Pool & Bar, In-Room Dining, Banquet Catering and more. In general, interested applicants should have availability weekends and holidays.
The addition of a new hotel and event center with multiple restaurant concepts in 2024 and 2025 respectively will bring even more potential for growth and skill development within the organization. Heather Steele, Human Resources Director, says there’s ample opportunity for professional growth as well: “As the property continues to expand, we want our teams to grow and develop with it. There’s nothing limiting your career at World Equestrian Center!”
Those interested should bring their resumes and walk-in from 11am to 4pm on any of the three job fair days to be considered. Appointments are not necessary and candidates do not need to apply in advance. To view the full list of openings online, visit wec.net/careers.
Sign-on Bonus: Cook II and Above
A *$1,000 sign-on bonus is available for qualified applicants hired at the job fair into a Cook II and above position. Applicants should have at least two years of experience.
*Bonus Structure: $500 paid upon hire; remaining $500 paid after six months of continuous employment.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.