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Kings Island now hiring 4,000 for 2014 season


Warren County amusement park Kings Island has started taking applications online for next year’s season.

The only way to apply is online at www.visitkingsisland.com. Applicants must be 15 years or older. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview, park operators said.

More than 4,000 seasonal jobs are open. Most associates will be hired in January, February and March, and be trained before the park opens. The park’s operating season is mid-April through the end of October 2014.

A range of job opportunities are available, including admissions, call center, cash control, entertainment, food and beverage, fire and safety, games, guest services, lifeguards, merchandise, rides, security, sweeps, and warehouse.

Job candidates are urged to apply as soon as possible — more than 10,000 applications were received before the start of the season last year, said Don Helbig, Kings Island spokesman.

“We would suggest getting your application in early because these positions do fill up,” Helbig said. Applying early “increases your chances of obtaining the job of your choice.”

If contacted for an interview, Helbig suggests bringing your “A-game.”

A little more than half of the workforce returns year-to-year, he said.

“You are competing with lots of other people for that spot so you want to make sure you’ve read the job description, you know what it entails and you come to the interview ready to win the job,” he said.

For more information or questions about employment, call 513-754-5748.

The 364-acre park in Mason features roller coasters the Beast, Diamondback and Vortex. The park has consistently hired about 4,000 people a year for several years, Helbig said.

Kings Island has more than 150 full-time employees year-round.

The popular regional destination is owned by Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., which also operates Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky in northern Ohio.



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