The Great Escape announced Wednesday that it will be looking to hire up to 1,500 seasonal employees this year at its annual job fair.
Great Escape officials specified that the amusement park is actively recruiting retirees, teachers, stay-at-home moms and students looking to earn additional wages during the summer season, which for the Great Escape begins Saturday, May 10.
Great Escape Public Relations Manager Diane O’Connor said the summer work force has traditionally been hired mostly from among local citizens. She said the Great Escape’s parent company, Six Flags, has not seen a drop in interest from foreign workers looking for summer employment at the park but has seen an uptick in interest at job fairs held for the company’s other parks.
“We think that has a direct correlation to the state of economy,” O’Connor said. “In this economy people are looking to grab supplemental income where they can.”
The Great Escape’s annual auditions for its costumed characters, such as members of the Justice League, will be held March 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Great Escape’s Bavarian Palace on Round Pond Road in Queensbury. The job fair will be conducted on March 22. Applicants should bring either a photo ID or working papers.