Six Flags in Agawam, Mass. is looking to hire about 2,500 employees for the summer, to run rides and games, work in retail, food service, security, cleaning, call center, warehouse, landscaping and market research and admissions, serve as as lifeguards, EMTs and pool water techs, and, in the job that gets the most hugs (but is also the sweatiest), wearing character costumes. They’re also looking for some supervisors and cash auditors.
Once the park is open seven days a week, full-time work is available, but not required.
Spokeswoman Melissa Pinkerton said, “We can offer flexible schedules for those who are looking for second income.”
Most jobs are for those 16 and up, with a few restricted to adults only.
The park opens April 13 and closes Oct. 27, and opens daily May 27.
Six Flags invites people to apply online, but will also have job fairs at the human resources building at 1756 Main St. in Agawam, across from the theme park.
Those job fairs will be held Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Six Flags wants those coming to the job fair to fill out an application on line before they arrive. Going to the fair in person is still important, however, because the park will try to fill all the positions it can before the end of the weekend.
“We will be hiring on the spot,” Pinkerton said.
Most jobs start at $8 an hour.
The park has made some headway towards filling its 3,000 seasonal positions, because hundreds of former workers have already signed on to come back.
“We just had our rehire fair our last weekend, we do have a great return rate,” she said.