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Santa’s Workshop Seeking New Head Elf

For the Future of North Pole, NY



Doug Waterbury


Santa’s Workshop, North Pole, NY, America’s first theme park, has begun its search for a new head elf to manage the park’s unique day-to-day operational duties.


Established in 1949, the Christmas fantasy village has been a go-to destination for families for generations—offering visitors an enchanting, North Pole experience, including holiday parades and live festivities, rides, shopping, reindeer and of course, the big man in red.


“Not just anyone is suited to be the next head elf, said Doug Waterbury, Owner of Santa’s Workshop. “The position requires a love for family amusement, a passion for the holiday spirit and a genuine appreciation for Americana.”


Leading a year-round team of Santa’s helpers, tending to Santa’s reindeer and ensuring the North Pole remains frozen all year round are just a few of the duties he currently assumes as the head elf at the North Pole.


“This park was designed by the legendary Arto Monaco,” added Waterbury. “It’s long been home to Rudolph and where letters to Santa are received from all over the world, year after year. The park’s historic significance is astounding. And it’s potential for future growth is limitless with the right elf at the helm.”


Those interested in applying for the position are invited to contact Doug Waterbury to schedule a tour and informational interview:


For more information on Santa’s Workshop, visit

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