Set to open in June, Radisson RED Rosebank in Johannesburg has 40 roles to fill and will be holding auditions to find its new team. Candidates are asked to submit a video that really illustrates who they are, along with their CV, before a shortlist will be invited to a casting day which will include fun workshops and a chance to get creative, all to the soundtrack of a live DJ. The hotel is looking to recruit a number of team members, known in RED as “creatives” from housekeeping, food & drink (F&D), engineering, and events.
The RED brand is focused on experiences and aims to create a community within the Rosebank suburb, with two food and drink outlets and plans for regular entertainment. The casting day is a unique concept with the aim of recruiting not only for the experience but seeking talent who can truly create memorable moments within the hospitality industry. This style of recruitment proved successful in the brand’s first entry in Africa, with the opening in Cape Town in 2017. Over 180 people attended the casting day with 30 being recruited.
Carly De Jong, Curator of the hotel said, “I’m really excited to see how the candidates connect with our brand. Radisson RED is so personal and creative and so we really believe that this style of recruitment helps us to build a team that really connects and becomes the soul and heart of the house. Through this process, we would also love to find Rosebank’s newest mixologist or barista gurus, but most importantly, our aim is to hire real personalities who can connect with our guests, even if they’ve never worked in hospitality before. I encourage everyone who applies to have a little fun, laughter, and ditch the shirt and tie.”
To apply, send a 1 minute video with information about yourself and why you would be right for RED to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 pm on the 9th April 2021. Those who have been shortlisted will be contacted via email with more information on the upcoming casting day.