4,000 Job Openings At Six Flags Great Adventure

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JACKSON — The state’s largest seasonable employer is hiring.

Six Flags Great Adventure canceled its Feb. 9 job fair because of the rain, snow, and general mess created by Mother Nature.

The company, however, has not given up on the event.

Applicants interested in filling one of the park’s 4,000 positions for the 2013 season can attend the Feb. 16 job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before attending, applicants must visit www.sixflagsjobs.com to complete an online application.

Officials with Six Flags said the company is offering many positions and paid internships, and provides team members benefits that include flexible hours, advancement opportunities, health and medical benefits, reward and recognition programs, scholarships, free park admission, and incentives from area businesses.

The park, located in a sprawling rural area in neighboring Ocean County off Route 537, has been a traditional summer employer for thousands of area residents.

Six Flags has positions open in the following areas: merchandise; games; park services; loss prevention and security; landscaping; human resources; food service; safari; marketing; cash control; ride operations; lifeguards; entertainment; and admissions and guest relations.

The company also is looking for enthusiastic candidates of all ages and backgrounds, including students, teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, and second-wage earners interested in pursuing careers in occupations such as marketing, accounting, criminal justice, theater arts, human resources, hospitality and business management, horticulture and zoology.

Great Adventure’s season kicks off March 23 and runs on a varied schedule through Oct. 27. Visit www.sixflags.com for more information.

The facility escaped the brunt of Superstorm Sandy, which slammed into the Jersey shore in October and left a legacy of damage.

“Since we are inland, we were not affected by the storm surge that caused all the coastal … damage,” said park spokeswoman Kristin B. Siebeneicher, a Mount Laurel resident.  “We were very fortunate. There was no flooding and just park cleanup. All of our rides, animals and buildings are secure, and our 2013 construction plans continue as scheduled.”

The park also is moving forward with initiatives for drawing more customers.

Last year, Six Flags announced that an enhanced safari attraction and a water-slide complex will be among the thrills debuting at the park this year.  The Safari Off Road Adventure will be blended with the theme park into one 510-acre attraction that will operate beginning Memorial Day, the company said.  Also, the Big Wave Racer, a face-first toboggan ride, will round out the features at the Hurricane Harbor water park.  Officials touted the developments as the park’s “most dramatic transformation” in the 13 years since Hurricane Harbor was added.  The park is best known for its 13 roller coasters and wild animals attraction. – phillyburbs.com

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