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Darien Lake seeking to fill 1,800 open positions

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Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am

Job fair, open to public, is March 18 at park

The region's largest seasonal employer is looking to fill 1,800 open positions across its multiple departments, including amusement park, waterpark, lodging, entertainment, retail and food service.

Darien Lake has already begun accepting applications for the upcoming season, with some positions starting as early as April. The park will open for the 2017 season on May 6 with full, daily operations beginning June 15.

Darien Lake will host an open job fair at the park's Lodge on the Lake Hotel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18. For more information about the job fair and the types of positions available, visit www.darienlake.com/jobs.

Interviews for the following positions will be held during the job fair: food service, park services, games, admissions, ride operations, lifeguards, rentals, warehouse, retail, hotel/campground, attractions and security officers. Representatives from the Darien Lake Amphitheater, run by Live Nation, will also be at the fair to discuss seasonal opportunities.

"We're seeking friendly, ambitious applicants of all backgrounds who are interested in helping us create memorable experiences for our guests," Darien Lake General Manager Chris Thorpe said. "While we look forward to meeting our new team members, we are also thrilled to welcome back more than 800 rehires every year, filling a total of more than 2,000 positions."

Employees receive these special perks and benefits:

•Free Admission to the Park - An employee ID is equal to a 2017 Darien Lake season pass. Come as often as you like, free of charge.

•Free Park Tickets for Friends & Family -Share the fun with your friends and family.

•Opportunities to Advance - With many opportunities, both new and returning employees can take on new challenges and develop their leadership skills.

•Resume-building Experience - Darien Lake offers experience for future business leaders. Understand your labor force, how to manage inventory and interact with guests.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.DarienLake.com/jobs or call the Darien Lake job line at 585-599-5108. 

Darien Lake is located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls, between Buffalo and Rochester. The park boasts more than 50 rides, including six world-class roller coasters; dozens of family-friendly rides and entertainment; the region's largest water park, complete with wave pool; and a 20,000-seat performing arts center operated by Live Nation.

The park is open May 6 to Oct. 1 and welcomes overnight guests in a wide range of accommodations - from a full-service hotel and modern cabins to rental RVs and campsites. For more information or to order season passes, visit www.DarienLake.com.

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