Six Flags Great America hiring 3,000 for summer
Anita Harris of Six Flags Great America congratulates Tony Catinella, 16, of Lake Villa (left) and Susan Gilligan of Lindenhurst (center) during the company's hiring event in Gurnee. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 15, 2013 3:35PM
There were 300 people hired over the weekend at Six Flags Great America, just 2,700 more to go if you are interested.
“We had just over 400 people,” said Katy Enrique, communications manager for the theme park that is looking to hire 3,000 positions for this summer and fall, Last weekend was one of four hiring events that will be held by the company.
“We hired just over 300 people,” she said.
While walk-ins are accepted, you must fill out an online application at www.sixflagsjobs.com before you are actually interviewed. Many online job seekers get an appointment for an interview and its often done on the job fair day, but not always.
Jobs range from entry-level to management-level positions including paid internships. Hiring events are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23. Some departments where jobs are available include guest relations, admissions, rides, park services, retail, food service, security, paramedics, landscaping, games, aquatics and entertainment.
They are also seeking male and female actor/singers with strong live singing capabilities for leading roles. Some of the perks include free park admission, private employee events, reward programs, scholarships, flexible scheduling and health benefits.
“There’s a whole variety of things we are looking for,” said Enrique. “We still have openings throughout the park,”
Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor offers family activites that include 14 roller coasters, a free 20-acre water park, shows, a nighttime firework and pyrotechnics extravaganza and three children’s areas.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with over $1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.