March 16, 2011 in Idaho, News

Silverwood hiring 1,200 seasonal employees

Job fairs to start this weekend
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Silverwood Theme Park will hold job fairs over the next two Saturdays to find the 1,200 seasonal employees who will staff the park from May to October.

The Athol theme park is offering employment to everyone from high school students to senior citizens for jobs including ride operators, housekeepers, retail positions and food and beverage workers. Wages depend on experience and position, but range from the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour, said Nancy DiGiammarco, marketing, sales and public relations director.

The park is now open for six months of the year, following the addition of Silverwood’s haunted house attraction, Scarywood, which welcomes visitors for long weekends in October. The park is open for weekends in May and September and goes full-time through June, July and August.

Employees who stay for the whole season are eligible for bonuses of 50 cents an hour in July and again in August, DiGiammarco said.

Job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and March 26 in Silverwood’s Theatre of Illusion.

Applicants can visit or call (208) 683-3400 for more information.

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